Jyoti Bansal is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at BIG Labs. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Entrepreneur Partner at Unusual Ventures. He is a serial entrepreneur and a silicon valley technology visionary. Jyoti believes passionately in software's ability to change the world for the better. He conceived BIG Labs as a vehicle for "parallel entrepreneurship," where he can co-create companies that can help define the future of software and technology. In 2008, he founded AppDynamics, an application intelligence company that provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance. Jyoti led the company as Founder & CEO for the first eight years, and as Founder & Chairman for the last one year until its acquisition by Cisco for $3.7 Billion in January 2017. Jyoti has been a recipient of many leadership awards, including Forbes' "Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For", and "Best CEO" by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Award. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Yearâ¢ for Northern California in 2016. Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prior to founding AppDynamics, Jyoti worked at various silicon valley startups as a software engineer and architect. Jyoti is the lead inventor on 20+ US patents.
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.
Alex Kolicich serves as Co-Founding Partner at 8VC. Prior to joining 8VC, He is a Board Member at Senti Bio. He was a Partner at Formation 8. He is also a Board Member and Advisor at Chatous. He serves as Advisor at Street Contxt. Previously, he served as Principal at Mithril Capital Management. Previously, Kolicich worked as an engineer and early-product advisor at Clarium, Palantir, and Google. He was an early member of the Clarium Capital quantitative engineering team and close advisor for the early Palantir team; advising on product design and contributing to the product. At Google Research, Kolicich worked on Google Street-Views before and during launch. Preceding Street-Views, also at Google, he worked on the development and launch of the Google Checkout product. He received a B.SE in Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Econometrics from the University of Toronto.
Mitch has been in the venture capital industry for over 20 years and has backed over 40 startup companies including Swell (Acquired by Apple),W.I.S Technologies (Acquired by Micronas), LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), and Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT).
Mitch has worked for years networking to promote business expansion between Asia and the US. With his comprehensive background, he leverages his experience of collaborating with numerous entrepreneurs to help portfolio companies grow.
Among the many fields DNX invests in, he has a special passion for Enterprise Services and Fintech. At DNX, He has led investments in PayJoy and SafeGraph, and serves on the boards of Banzai, Creadits, Paystand and Peatix.
Mitch is also an entrepreneur. Prior to building DNX, he started a US investment operation for a Japanese venture capital firm from the ground up. Mitch holds a BC, International Business from Curtin University in Australia and an MA, Economics from Boston University
Dr. Craig Cummings is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Moonshots Capital. He also serves as Advisor at Edbacker. He was a Co-Founder & served as Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Operating officer at RideScout. Craig is a Co-Founder of APX Labs and serves as its Board Member. He also serves as the Chairman at Verb8tm. He is a Co-Founder of BTS Software Solutions and serves as its Chairman of the Board. He is also a Co-Founder of AgentHero and serves as its Chairman. He earned his M-Phil, MA and PhD in Econometrcis from Columbia University and BS in Civil Engineering from United States Military Academy. He serves as a Board Member at Threatcare. Before he became an entrepreneur, Craig spent 17 years in the Army, most of that time as an Intelligence Officer serving in support of the National Security Agency (NSA). Craig deployed to Afghanistan with the Joint Special Operations Command where he earned the Bronze Star. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, NY. Craig received a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was their first Truman Scholar, and he received a Ph.D. in Political Science (minor: Econometrics) from Columbia University. In 2015, Craig was selected by HillVets as one of the 100 most influential and impactful veterans in the United States and, in 2016, Inc. Magazine named him as one of the Top 20 Military Veteran Entrepreneurs in the US. Craig was recently selected as a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.
My professional joy comes from being that lucky break for founders who are just getting started and helping them build extraordinary companies. In an effort to earn that right, my partners and I created General Inception in order to create a scalable approach to new company formation for deep-tech (particularly life-science) companies. General Inception is not a venture capital firm but it does invest money off its balance sheet. We are fundamentally an institutional co-founder to exceptional technical founders in need of way more than just money.
General Partner at VC firm, Accel. Serve on the BoDs: Atlassian (TEAM), Checkr (background check API), UIPath (Leader in Robotic Process Automation), ServiceChannel (Vertical SaaS for contractor mgmt), MidDesk (Business identity API), Bettercloud (SaaS mgmt), Process.St (workflow collaboration), Instabug (mobile development/APM), Qwilt (Video acceleration), and PYN (Human Capital & Employee Comms Software)
- BoD of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
- The MIT Corporation - Development Committee
- The MIT Corporation - Visiting Committee for Political Science
- MIT's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory BoD
Previous investments/exits include:
- Airwatch (mobile device mgmt leader acq by VMWare)
- Admob (early mobile advertising leader, acq by Google)
- MoPub (mobile adv leader, acq by Twitter)
- Parature (early SaaS leader in customer support, acq by Microsoft)
- Dealer.com (SMB SaaS player acq by DealerTrack)
- Nextbit (acq by Razer)
- Swiftkey (acq by Microsoft)
- Rovio (IPO - ROVIO.HE)
- SunRun (IPO - RUN)
- 3LM (mobile enterprise player, acq by Google)
Specialties: Venture capital and growth equity investing with focus on Internet, digital media, software, and services.
Kobie is a General Partner at Upfront Ventures and also Chairman and co-founder of Valence. He joined Upfront in June 2016 after having previously been at Accel Partners. Prior to Accel, Kobie was the Chief Marketing Officer at REVOLVE, one of the largest global fashion ecommerce players based in Los Angeles. Kobie brings to Upfront expertise in SaaS businesses, community and marketing technologies. He has deep knowledge of emerging sectors including VR and AR and was an early personal investor in Oculus, later sold to Facebook for $2B. Earlier in his career, Kobie helped found OpenView Venture Partners and was an investor at Insight Venture Partners where he sourced notable early investments in Exact Target (acquired by Salesforce for $2.5B) and Instructure (acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2B).Kobie graduated from Harvard University where he was captain of the track team, a multi Ivy league champion sprinter and still current school record holder.Current and Past Investments:- AdRoll- Bevy Labs- Campaign Monitor- Cordial- Exact Target (acquired by Salesforce.com)- Imceda (acquired by Quest Software)- Instructure (acquired by Thoma Bravo)- Invoca- Jagex (acquired by Zhongji Holding)- Loyalty Lab (acquired by Tibco)- MetaCX- The Mighty- Monetate- Oculus VR (acquired by Facebook)- Openpath- BYJU’s- Suresale- The Wave- UserTesting - Valence