Kevin Colleran is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Slow Ventures. Slow manages nearly $250 million in capital financed by a group of 100+ tech industry founders, CEO's, executives as well as a select group of notable venture capital firms and endowments. At Slow, Colleran focuses on working consumer and enterprise seed stage startups and has a vast portfolio of more than 250 companies including Pinterest, Barkbox, Postmates, Nextdoor, Casper, Pillpack, Classpass, Breather, Slack, Allbirds, Robinhood, Blue Bottle Coffee, Plated, Breather, Hipcamp, Gusto, Zeel, Wag, Brandless, Everlane, Wealthfront and many more. Kevin was also previously a Venture Partner and Advisor at General Catalyst Partners and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal (online & print) as part of their "Accelerators" section. Previously Kevin was one of the first 10 employees at Facebook Inc. having joined in early 2005 as their first advertising sales executives. He stayed at Facebook for nearly 7 years, leaving in 2012 after having become the longest tenured employee at the company other than Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin received a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Babson College.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York City, United States - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
Fady Yacoub is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at HOF Capital. He is also an Angel Investor. Together with Hisham El Haddad, Fady created a Hong Kong-based SPV to invest in the record-setting IPO of Alibaba. The SPV received a stock allocation at a discount with a 3x margin and was successfully exited with a 76% return in two months. Fady worked previously at Digital World Capital, a technology-focused hedge fund, helping the firm to expand its investment portfolio in Asia, including a sizeable investment in Baidu, the world's second largest online search engine. Along with Hisham, Fady also invented the drumm device, an IoT-enhanced wearable that allows for haptic communication, after participating successfully in Switch SuperNap's technology accelerator in Nevada. Earlier in his career, Fady held multiple positions at El Tholathia Corp Egypt (ETC). He led El-Tholathia Corp's (ETC Egypt) industrial development team in deploying a new home appliances factory in Sudan for a $8m initial cost. Through ETC's real estate development arm, he also facilitated the purchase of and subsequently led the development team for ~400,000 m2 on Egypt's North Coast, a project initially valued at ~$60m. Fady holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration & Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is also an Angel Investor.
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.
Jason Spinell serves as Advisor at Slack for Slack Fund. Jason Spinell served as Ventures Director at Undercurrent. He serves as an Advisor at Accion Syste He is also an Angel Investor. He served as an Advisor at Demisto.
We look for founders using advanced technology or unique market insight to attack high impact problems in the real world, across themes like human health, climate & sustainability, manufacturing and food & agriculture. Our investments include Full Harvest, Mammoth Biosciences, Misty Robotics, Renew Financial, Palantir and Assurex Health.
Not Interested In
Entertainment, adtech, retail/ecommerce.
VC @ Claremont Creek Ventures • Investor @palantir-technologies, @badgeville, @snappytv, @flipswap • Founder @orbit-commerce • Worked at @rre-ventures, @in-q-tel, @bina-technologies
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Bay Are..., United States
• Proprio Vision:
$23000000 (Series A)
• Mist Systems:
$14400000 (Series A)
$7000000 (Series A)
• Pivot Bio:
$100000000 (Later Stage VC)
• Arkin Net:
$7000000 (Early Stage VC)
• DCVC (Data Collective):
San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - San Francisco, California - Palo Alto - Berkeley - Mountain View, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • Web Security (& Privacy)
Partner @ DCVC (Data Collective)
Mr. Alan Cohen serves as Board Member at Reach Labs. Mr. Cohen serves as Partner at Data Collective. He serves as Board Member at Proprio, Caption Health and Kentik. He served as Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member at Illumio. He served as Chairnam at Evolv Technology. He also served as an Advisor at Netskope, 8VC, and Scale Computing. Prior to Nicira, he held executive positions at Cisco, Airespace, Tahoe Networks, IBM, U S WEST and Coopers & Lybrand. Prior to Nicira, he led the enterprise marketing organization at Cisco, a team of 300 responsible for bringing to market an associated $25 billion product portfolio. He serves as an advisor to several technology companies including MobileIron, Highfive, and Netskope. He is a frequent industry speaker and commentator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Re/code, and Gigaom. He has a BA from SUNY Buffalo, an MA from the School of International Service at American University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Supply chain finance
Real estate tech, particularly appraisals and home finance
Enterprise payouts / mass disbursements
Not Interested In
Companies selling signal to the buyside
Insurance aggregator models
Typically, companies dependent on enterprise-level sales into banks