Network effect businesses! NFX focuses on businesses that have - or want to have - network effects in their core. This can be in any field - consumer, SMB, Enterprise, Fintech, Healthcare or govtech; and on any platform - web & mobile but also AR/VR, Blockchain, 3D printing, AI, Robotics and others. Top founders with huge ideas!
Not Interested In
Currently not focusing on non-network effect businesses and specifically not telecom equipment, semiconductors and life sciences.
Dave Munichiello serves as General Partner at GV. His background is in building and leading fast-growing, highly technical organizations under pressure in ambiguous environments. Dave joins Google Ventures from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems where he helped grow the eCommerce-enabling robotics company to ultimately sell to Amazon for $775 million. Dave's four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing several client-facing organizations. He established a reputation for consistently recruiting top talent and both building and leading high-performing tea Dave played a key role at Kiva through its first year of integration with Amazon as the two companies partnered to maximize Kiva's impact and shape Amazon's perspective on industrial automation. Dave's career prior to Kiva included management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military's most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world's most advanced technologies. Dave holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Emory University in math and computer science.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Sydney New South Wale..., U.K.
$1400000 (Series A)
$15000000 (Later stage VC)
$5000000 (Early stage VC)
$4000000 (Early stage VC)
$3220000 (Seed Round)
$2770000 (Seed Round)
$1300000 (Later stage VC)
$300000 (Early stage VC)
Sydney New South Wales Australia - London - San Francisco California - Valley California - Alabama City Alabama - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - InReach Ventures is a venture capital investment firm that invests in early - stage European software start - u, U.K.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Gaming (& eSports) • Mobile Apps • Investment Management • Mobile • Online Social
Investor, Advisor to and Founder of Technology Businesses
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
$1300000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series A)
$22000000 (Series A)
$8000000 (Seed Round)
$30000000 (Series B)
$12000000 (Series A)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$30000000 (Series A)
$25000000 (Series B)
$14000000 (Series A)
• Integris Software:
$1500000 (Venture Round)
• Minerva Labs:
$7500000 (Series A)
$15000000 (Series B)
$21000000 (Series B)
$14000000 (Series A)
San Francisco California - Menlo Park (CA) - Los Altos, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Local commerce • Mobile Apps • Online Social
Mike Dauber serves as a General Partner at Amplify Partners. He served as Principal at Battery Ventures. He has been involved with Continuuity, a stealth big data startup born out of Battery's Entrepreneur in Residence program, since the company's inception and is also engaged with Calxeda, Nutanix and RelateIQ. He is also on the teams that invested in Delphix and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK). A hardware engineer at Velio Communications early in his career, Mike went on to hold Sales, Business Development and Marketing roles at Altera and Xilinx prior to joining Battery. During this time, Mike was responsible for developing product vision, defining launch strategies and managing business development programs at major communications OEWhile in Sales, Mike served as the account manager for Cisco. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Mike contributes to Battery's infrastructure blog and also speaks frequently at industry conferences.
Santa Monica California - Los Angeles, California - Canada, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Investment Management • Mobile
Most Interested In
I'm interested in founders with a truly unique insight that will transform (or create an entirely new) industry.
Prior to forming Mucker Capital, Erik was most recently at Harrison Metal Capital where he helped lead one of the most successful seed-stage venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Since 2008, Harrison Metal has invested in over 50 companies, including Aardvark (GOOG), DocVerse (GOOG), Heroku (CRM), Manymoon (CRM), MixerLab (Twitter) and ZipZapPlay (ERTS).
Before Harrison Metal, Erik was most recently vice president of product management and strategy at TripAdvisor, the largest travel community site on the Web. In that role, he led product strategy and development globally for TripAdvisor sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, as well distributed applications and syndicated content on partner sites like Facebook.
Prior to TripAdvisor, Erik spent over four years at eBay, where he held a variety of positions, including leadership of eBay’s premium features business, which grew during his tenure from $124 million in revenue in 2002 to $410 million in 2005, significantly outpacing overall eBay revenue and listings growth.
Previously, Erik held leadership roles at MVP.com, where he was the online sporting goods retailer’s first marketing employee, and at Accenture, where he advised Fortune 500 retail, communications, and consumer products clients on strategy, operations and technology engagements. He was also an early member of Accenture’s first practice group dedicated to Internet strategy and development.
Erik earlier served at the Domestic Policy Council in the White House, where he worked on issues such as equal employment opportunity and Native American affairs. Erik holds a BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University.
Stuart Peterson is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at ARTIS Ventures. Before forming ARTIS in 2001, Stuart was a Managing Director of The Cypress Funds, where he was responsible for the firm's technology sector investments and strategy. Stuart was a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager with Portfolio Advisory Services focused on growth company investment management. Stuart currently serves on the board of directors for Stem CentRx, a stem cell centric cancer therapy company. He is also a board advisor for Omicia, a genomic interpretation platform. Stuart currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the SF MOMA and is actively involved in the Tipping Point Community and MCDS. Stuart received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.B.A. in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. He also serves as Strategic Advisor at Abstract Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at TAE Life Sciences.
Real software solving real problems; enterprise software; algorithmic-intensive applications; AI; vertical-focused SaaS
Not Interested In
We don't invest in consumer businesses
Sean Dempsey is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Merus Capital. He also is an Angel Investor. Before co-founding Merus, Sean was a Principal of Corporate Development at Google, responsible for acquisitions and investments including Android, YouTube, and Postini. Prior to Google, he spent over six years at Microsoft in the Corporate Development team. At Microsoft, he led over 40 acquisitions and investments including Bungie, the creator of the Xbox hit Halo. In addition to M&A, Sean was part of the original team to drive Microsoft's living room strategy which ultimately became the Xbox game console. His areas of focus at Google and Microsoft included consumer web services, online and traditional advertising, online video, gaming and enterprise SaaS. Before joining Microsoft, he spent two years in technology Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Menlo Park and was a Research Analyst at the Jennings Group in San Francisco. Outside of Merus, Sean is an avid trail runner and is doing his small part in keeping the Bay Area trails alive and well through his involvement on the Board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College where he graduated with degrees in Economics/Environment/Politics and French.
San Francisco California - Shanghai China - Menlo Park California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Robotics • Investment Management • Mobile
Jenny M. Lee joined 5AM Ventures in December 2009 and serves as VP of Finance. She brings over 20 years of experience in financial management as well as start-up operating experience.
Prior to joining 5AM she was CFO at Global Catalyst Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm, and previously served as Controller at Gabriel Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Ms. Lee began her career at Ernst & Young working in tax and audit and has operating experience as a controller at several emerging companies.
She holds a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, East Bay, and a MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
• Sean Parker investment in Seed Round:
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
• Standard Cognition:
$5000000 (Seed Round)
$2200000 (Seed Round)
Cambridge Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts - Tel Aviv (Israel) - San Francisco (CA) - Boston (MA) - Waltham, Massachusetts - Founded in 1970, CRV is a venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Developer tools • Mobile Apps • Online Social • Consumer
General Partner at CRV
Most Interested In
AI as applied to the real-world: autonomous vehicles, cyber security, demand forecasting, etc.
Also any SaaS application (B2B only)
Focused on Seed and A's only
Not Interested In
Not interested in Consumer software, FinTech, HC IT, Bio.
Not pursuing later stage deals