Vaizra Investments is a private venture capital fund investing in start-ups with creative solutions to existing or emerging consumer needs. Investment ranges are between $200,000-$500,000, with 'follow-ons' in later rounds.
Stewart Alsop is a Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at Alsop Louie Partners. He is the Board Member at Copilot Labs and Drop Kitchen. He was a general partner with New Enterprise Associates through 2004 and he lead that firm's investments in companies such as TiVo (TIVO), Portola Communications (sold to Netscape), Glu Mobile (GLUU) and Xfire (sold to Viacom). During that time, he also wrote a column for Fortune. Prior to NEA, he was Editor in Chief of InfoWorld, a weekly newspaper for information-technology professionals. He also published PC Letter, a fortnightly newsletter for computer industry insiders and produced the Agenda and Demo conferences for executives of companies in the computer industry. Before 1985, he served in several executive editorial positions at business and trade magazines, including magazine. He serves as Board Member at Aerospike.
Fabrice Grinda serves as Co-Founding Partner at FJ Labs. He also serves as a Partner at True Global Ventures. He serves as Industry Advisor at DN Capital. Previously he was a Co-Chief Executive Officer of OLX, Inc. Prior to OLX, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zingy Inc. In 1998, he co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Aucland. Prior to that he worked as a Business Consultant for McKinsey & Company. He is an Investor at Knock.
Investing in Media • Energy • Gaming (&... Menlo Park California..., U.S.A.
• SoundHound Inc.:
$75000000 (Later stage VC)
$24000000 (Later stage VC)
• Wingz Inc.:
$11000000 (Later stage VC)
• Cargo Chief:
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
$9000000 (Later stage VC)
• Bespoke Post:
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$7500000 (Early stage VC)
• Hatch Baby:
$6500000 (Early stage VC)
• SquareTwo, Inc.:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• With Clarity:
$1760000 (Seed Round)
• Conductor Technologies:
Menlo Park California - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Media • Energy • Gaming (& eSports) • Investment Management
After writing his first computer program in the late 70’s Matt’s passion for new technology eventually drew him to Silicon Valley in 1989 to work in the newly created Desktop Division of Oracle Corporation. He was hooked, and spent the last 22 years deep
PLEASE DON’T SEND ME MESSAGES ON LINKEDIN - EMAIL, WHATSAPP AND TEXT WORKI'm a co-founder of Lifeline Ventures, a 10 year-old early-stage VC firm based in Helsinki, Finland.We invest in the strongest teams and work intensively with them, often through their whole journey. I consider myself lucky for being one of the first investors and board member or chair of several awesome companies, such as Supercell, Applifier/Unity, Smartly, Varjo and Wolt. I've also enjoyed the rough rides with the companies that have gone bankrupt.Before becoming an investor, I founded four mobile and/or Internet -related software and/or service companies, last of them being Jaiku (co-founded with Jyri Engeström). On October 9, 2007 Jaiku was acquired by Google. I ended up working in Google's Mobile and New Business Development teams in Mountain View and London.My first company, First Hop, was acquired by Airwide Solutions on January 2008. The other companies I've founded are still alive and kicking.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park, Californi..., U.S.A.
$8000000 (Series A)
$40000000 (Series B)
• Symbio Robotics:
$14600000 (Series B)
$3600000 (Seed Round)
$500000000 (Private Equity Round)
$500000000 (Venture Round)
$13000000 (Venture Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$55100000 (Later stage VC)
$8540000 (Early stage VC)
Menlo Park, California - San Francisco, California investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms, as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies for emerging new platfor, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Robotics • Mobile
Expert on Corporate Governance, ESG and Stewardship | Executive with Global Management and Operations Experience | Business and Product Development | Thought Leader | Board Director | Startup Investor | People Person
Angel @angelpad @abra @tradesy @brilliant @crave @vouch-financial ; Chair @surprise-attack ; VP @glass-lewis-co ; CV investments, governance, mngt, video games
Emmett Shear is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Twitch Interactive. He is also co-founder of Justin.tv and a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the 4th largest peak internet traffic in the U.S.