Investing in Media • Entertainment (& Sports... Oakland California, U.S.A.
Oakland California, U.S.A.
Media • Entertainment (& Sports) • IoT (& Wearables) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Local commerce • Online Social
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Right now, I am most interested in the nexus point between gaming and healthcare.
Drawing engagement value from games and applying it to wellness. Drawing back from healthcare and wellness services and delivering that to gamers and influencers from around the world.
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Businesses that do not strive to employ cutting edge technologies do not interest me. Beyond that, I have a very eclectic sense of what is neat ;)
Mr. Aarjav Trivedi is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Ridecell. He is also the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Summon. He has started or worked at startups that built everything from fleet automation systems to security systems used by the Pentagon. Mr. Trivedi leads the company and has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.
The Enterprise Institute is a private, non-profit corporation that helps researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. The firm's customized assistance includes help with intellectual property searches, competitive analysis, business strategy, financial analysis, business plan review and capital sourcing. The firm is also involved in strengthening the equity infrastructure in the region by providing support to angel funds and angel networks. Enterprise Angels was formed to encourage investment in high-growth, start-up companies in an organized effort. It is a network of accredited investors and angel groups that meet at least quarterly for presentations of companies that are seeking capital investors. The dinner meetings include networking time, educational topics and discussion of issues related to angel investing. Support services and deal flow are provided by the Enterprise Institute. The Institute also manages several RAIN funds (Regional Angel Investment Network) that provide equity capital for emerging companies in their communities.
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Dr. William Tai is a Co-Founder of Sangha Capital. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Chairman at Metagood. He serves as Board Member at Kickfurther. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Special Limited Partner at ACTAI Ventures. He is a Co-Founder of OneOf. He also serves as Advisor at Stack Capital Group and CrowdClip. He serves as Advisor & Global Ambassador at Powerledger. He served as Board Member at Glyde. He also served as Advisor at CoinCircle. He also serves as an Advisor at Tango. He also served as a Partner at MaiTai Global. He serves as Head of the Strategy Committee, Board Member & Advisor at BitFury. He served as Advisor at Kickfurther. He also serves as Advisor at Emercoin. He is a prolific individual investor and entrepreneur, serving as the Founding Chairman of Treasure Data; a Board Director of BitFury, and a Board Director of Voxer. He served as Board Member at Scribd. He is also a lead investor as an individual in Canva, Shoes of Prey, and Tango.me, Tweetdeck/Twitter and Zoom.us. He established the Silicon Valley office for Charles River Ventures and is a Partner Emeritus backing Ark, Maxthon, and Wish.com on CRV's behalf. Previously he served as a Partner at IVP and was the Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO 2000 via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley). He was the Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813) and past Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies: AWRD EGHT IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth Australia. He started his career as a computer chip designer and previously worked for semiconductor behemoth TSMC. He holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard. He serves as Advisor at Power Ledger. He is a Co-Founder of Revel.
Principal at Cultivation Capital, Technology and Geospatial Funds
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Sweet-spot is leading seed rounds, investing in adventurous founders dedicated to building innovative, high-growth businesses. Our team of former entrepreneurs and operators work closely with portfolio company founders to accelerate growth. We help build the team, crank up the commercial engine, and obtain financing.
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Prefer opportunities headquartered outside of SF/NY, with a history of capital efficiency.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • Other • IT (& TMT) • Hospitality (& Events) • Media • Education • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Cannabis • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Gaming (& eSports) • Advertising • Analytics • AR/VR • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Food & Beverage • GovTech • Human Resources • Impact • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Local commerce • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Messaging • Payments • Robotics • Mobile Apps • Aerospace (& Defense) • Real Estate (& Construction) • SaaS • DeepTech • FoodTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Incubators • Music • Investment Management • LegalTech • Life Science • Mobile • Mobility • Nanotechnology • Nonprofits • Oncology • Pets • Online Social • Consumer • Pharmaceutical (& Medicine) • Restaurants • Oil & Gas (& Mining) • Woman Focused • Industrials • Film Production (& Distribution) • Semiconductors • 3D Printing
Investment Manager at Cusp Capital
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The intersection of networks, processing power and human nature.
Examples: Lower Income Consumers Online, Parallel Social Realities and the Virtual Economy, the Tokenization & Transactionalization of Everything.
Buzzwords: Identity & Access Management, Multi-Cloud, Low Code, AI