We're the earliest investors you'll ever meet, and never pass because you're 'too early'. We embrace the pre-seed.
We are hot on Voice, Market Networks, Industrial Tech, NewSpace, and anything Frontier -- wonky enough for us to spend the time to learn and ramp up with you.
We seek founders with Deep Market Insights - you know the problem cold and the solution is bursting from you.
Not Interested In
No discovery apps. No FinTech. No consumer (except for marketplaces). No international, please.
No Seed Prime, Post Seed, Series A rounds.
Early-stage venture investor at Race Capital, former Greylock Partners.
Chris McCann leads the community program at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners (investors in Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Instagram, Dropbox, Workday, etc) and prior to Greylock Partners he founded and sold the media company StartupDigest (owned by TechStars).
Outside of work he is a published award winning photographer, winning the National Geographic photographer of the year award in 2016.
Core Technologies, Artificial Intelegence, Big Data. Edge Computing, Data Driven Applications
Not Interested In
Healkth Care Tech, VR, BioTEch
Kevin Ober serves as Managing Director at Divergent Ventures. Prior to Divergent, he spent 7 years with Vulcan Ventures, a national venture capital firm owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. While with Vulcan, he led investments in Internet Infrastructure companies Internap Network Services Corporation, Nexabit Networks, Wavtrace and Net Perceptions. Other investments included Command Audio, Capstone Turbine, Colorado Micro Displays, ShareWave, Terastor and Netschools. Prior to working at Vulcan Ventures, Ober served in various positions at Conner Peripherals, Inc., a computer hard disk drive manufacturer in San Jose California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from St. John's University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. He is a director of Internap Network Services Corporation and SpaceCurve and a board observer with Flashsoft and Piston.
Brian Singerman serves as Partner at Founders Fund. He also serves on the board at Affirm, Postmates, AltSchool, Oscar Health, Cloud9 and Emerald Therapeutics. Previously, he served on the board at Misfit Wearables. In 2004, he was recruited in Google where he spent the next four years as an engineer and executive, where (among other projects) he founded the personal web portal, iGoogle. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Energy • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Aerospace (& Defense)
Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur and investor.He first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. Today he is known as the mentor of the PayPal mafia of entrepreneurs, as well as for his warnings of a coming technology deficit with severe economic consequences. He works to accelerate innovation to prevent such a crisis by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.
In 1998,Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure by co-founding and leading PayPal, which now has more than 128 million active financial accounts. In 2002, he sold PayPal to eBay and founded a global macro fund, Clarium.In 2004, he co-founded Palantir Technologies, which offers platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities to integrate, visualize, and analyze the world’s information.
In the same year, he made the first outside investment in Facebook, a social networking hub that now has more than a billion million active members. He serves on its board.
Building on his personal success as a venture capital investor, Thiel co-founded and manages Founders Fund, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund that has pioneered new methods of venture financing that benefit founders. Through Founders Fund, as well as through his private investing, he has helped the next generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, RoboteX, and Spotify.
And in 2012 he co-founded Mithril Capital Management, an international technology investment fund.Thiel established and funds the Thiel Foundation, which promotes freedom in all its forms. He sponsors the Committee to Protect Journalists, The Seasteading Institute, and the Human Rights Foundation. He funds the artificial intelligence research of theMachine Intelligence Research Institute.
He also aids work against violence through theOslo Freedom Forum and through the research of philosopher René Girard, which is extended and promulgated by Imitatio. He also promotes better health by funding the longevity research of Dr. Cynthia Kenyon and the SENS Research Foundation.Thiel created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. And he formed Breakout Labs to help independent scientists, engineers, and inventors advance their most radical ideas.
Thiel earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he occasionally teaches on globalization and technology and serves on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution.
His articles have appeared in Policy Review and the Wall Street Journal. He co-produced the film Thank You for Smoking, was rated a master by the United States Chess Federation, and received the Innovation Award from the Economist in 2010. He lives in San Francisco.
Investing in FinTech (& Financials services) &bul... San Mateo California ..., U.S.A.
• Focused Energy:
$15000000 (Seed Round)
$83000000 (Corporate Round)
$25000000 (Series A)
• Tarana Wireless:
$50000000 (Venture Round)
• Tarana Wireless:
$30000000 (Venture Round)
$14000000 (Series A)
$26000000 (Series A)
$8300000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Venture Round)
$1400000 (Seed Round)
San Mateo California - San Francisco Bay Area - Valley California - Wyoming, U.S.A.
FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • A.I. (& Big Data) • Aerospace (& Defense) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Consumer
Partner to Breakthrough Scientific Inventors
Dakin Sloss as Executive at Prime Movers Lab. Dakin Sloss is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Tachyus. He also invests in startups solving the world's hardest problems in government, finance, education, law, real estate, and information technology. Dakin co-founded OpenGov, where as Chief Executive Officer he recruited the core team, secured millions in angel funding and venture capital, arranged the initial pilot partnerships, and launched the world's most advanced smart government platform. Before OpenGov, he built California Common Sense, the premiere California open data and government watchdog non-profit. Dakin earned a BS in Mathematics from Stanford University in 2011. In 2016, Dakin was recognized as the featured Forbes 30 Under 30 energy entrepreneur. In 2017, he was named as a San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 honoree.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Boston Massachusetts ..., U.S.A. - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
• Mach Music:
Boston Massachusetts - New York City - Us - Miami Florida, U.S.A. - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • Media • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Aerospace (& Defense)
Since 1983, an experienced team of senior BV investment professionals has invested seven funds totaling over $2.6 billion in capital commitments. The firm focuses on middle-market information and business services, communications, publishing, media, and entertainment opportunities. BV Investment Partners typically acts as the lead investor in its investments, which include buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity, and industry roll-ups.
David Paul serves as a Partner at Canal Partners. Prior to joining Canal Partners, he served as director of DWP Investments, and as an investor in residence at Tallwave Capital. In this role, Paul will lead the charge on deal sourcing, executing due diligence on potential investment opportunities, participate on the board of directors of certain portfolio companies, and provide portfolio support and governance. Paul was also the founder and CEO of South Florida Home Care, a boutique home care and geriatric care management agency. He sold the company in 2016 to a national strategic buyer- Home Care Associates. Paul holds an MBA from Northeastern University, with a specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation, and a bachelor of science in Human Services from Springfield College. He is also the founder of Sunsets and Seagrapes, an annual fundraiser for the New Day Adult Care Center in South Florida.
San Mateo California - San Francisco Bay Area - Valley California, U.S.A. - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
VC, Former Founder/CEO with 1 failure, 1 exit and 1 IPO
Most Interested In
Focus on business software especially ecommerce infrastructure, vertical SaaS and Fintech. Particular interest in diverse founding teams. We are former founders ourselves with exits, failures and an IPO. Bringing a strong community of experienced entrepreneurs and executive to help provide advice and customer connections to our portfolio companies. 70% of our companies were founded by women or minorities.
Not Interested In
Sorry not investing in Consumer, Hardware, Medical Devices or Diagnostics
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Aerospace (& Defense) • Mobile
Co-founder and Managing Director at Peninsula Ventures
Greg Ennis is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Peninsula Ventures. Ennis serves as Operations Advisor at Naya Ventures. He is a Board Member of Lumenetix. He previously served as an Advisor at Plastc. Ennis holds an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and an AB in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University. Greg is also a Director and past President of the Stanford University Department of Athletics (DAPER) Investment Fund. He presently also serves as a Board Director and Observer at Net Power & Light.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • BioTech • A.I... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A.
$15000000 (Series A)
• Coalesce Automation:
$26000000 (Series A)
• Coalesce Automation:
$5900000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Convertible Note)
• White Ops:
San Francisco Bay Area - Menlo Park California, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • BioTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense)
Shelley Zhuang is the Founder and serves as the Managing Partner of 11.2 Capital. She has over ten years of experience in technology as a software engineer, research scientist, business executive, and venture capitalist. Shelley was formerly EVP of Business Development at Ecoplast Technologies, where she oversaw business development & sales efforts in North America. Previously, Shelley was a Principal at DFJ, where she was actively involved in a number of investments including Ecoplast Technologies, FeedBurner (acquired by Google for $100M), Flurry (acquired by Yahoo for $240M), PPLive (acquired by Suning for $420M), TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster for $265M), Xfire (acquired by Viacom for $102M), YeePay. Shelley is a techie at heart and holds a BS in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an advisor at Skydeck and G7 Fellow at Creative Destruction Lab, and serves on Enigma 2016's program committee.