Mike Walsh is the Founder and serves as General Partner at Structure Capital. Mike has designed missile defense systems, designed and sold air and water pollution control systems and was an early angel investor in Salesforce.com. After a decade of software sales and sales management, Mike successfully founded and sold an enterprise social networking company, while attending business school at Haas and Columbia University. Following the sale of Leverage, Mike focused his efforts on investing and was a first round investor in Uber. Leveraging his early investment success and love for helping early stage companies, Mike launched Structure Capital in June of 2013 and invested in 50 companies during the first year of business.
Raj Kapoor serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Lyft. He is also the Head of Business for Lyft's self-driving division. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mayfield portfolio company fitmob, a mobile company that is re-inventing the gym through social/local workouts. He serves as board advisor at ClassPass. He also currently serves as Venture Advisor & Managing Director to Mayfield Fund. He has been working in the internet/mobile/interactive space for 21 years. He started in interactive TV at Bell Atlantic, founded the internet club at Harvard Business School, was an early employee at @Home, and later ran e-commerce services at Excite@Home. He co-founded Snapfish in 1999 as CEO and then sold the company to Hewlett Packard for $300 million. His next venture took him to Mayfield, where he invested in 12 companies including Lyft, Qunar, Red Beacon/Home Depot, and Rubicon Project.
Khailee Ng is the Co-Founder and serves as a Chief Executive Officer at SAYS. He serves as Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Previously, he served as Director at iMoney Group. He is also the co-founder of GroupsMore (acquired by Groupon), SAYS.com, a Social News Network in Southeast Asia.
Matt Cohler serves as General Partner at Benchmark Capital. He also serves as the Board Observer at Greenhouse Software. He has several years of experience working with great entrepreneurs to build lasting consumer Internet companies, having served in senior management roles at Facebook and LinkedIn. Most recently, he served as vice president of product management at Facebook, overseeing the company's product development organizations. Matt joined Facebook in early 2005 as one of the first five employees hired by the company's founders and its first external executive hire, and he's been credited with helping drive Facebook's strategy, organizational growth and product direction. Previously, Matt served as vice president and general manager at LinkedIn, where he was a member of the company's founding team. Before LinkedIn, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the telecom solutions provider that built China's Internet infrastructure, prior to the company's initial public offering. His investments are 1stdibs, Asana, Baixing, CouchSurfing, Domo, Dropbox, Edmodo, Instagram, Quora, Peixe Urbano, ResearchGate, and Zendesk. He is also a special advisor at Facebook, board of governors at San Francisco Symphony. He holds a B.A. with honors and distinction from Yale University. He is the Board Member at Zendex.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park California..., 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)
Menlo Park California - San Francisco Bay Area - Los Altos California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Businesses Solutions • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Local commerce • 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.
Gil Penchina is a Partner and also serves as an Investor at Ridge Ventures. He currently sits of the boards of Fastly (edge cloud platform), Jyve (in-store job service provider), and JumpCloud (Directory-as-a-Service provider); and has led Ridge's investment in SkySelect. He also serves as a Board Member at Flight Ventures. Prior to Ridge Ventures, he served as the CEO of Wikia.com. Prior to that, he was the VP and Genearl Manager, International Expansion of eBay, where he managed expansion planning and acquisitons for eBay International. Prior to that, he was the VP and GM, Collectibles Business at eBay, where he managed a $1 billion sales business. He holds a BS in Industiral Engineering from the Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business.
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.
Boston Massachusetts - New York City - Cambridge Massachusetts - Social mobile - with an additional office in, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Businesses Solutions • Online Social
Eric Paley is the Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Founder Collective. He also serves as a Board member at Blissfully Tech, Embark, 10% Happier and New England Venture Capital Association. He also co-founded Brontes Technologies to market innovative technology to dentists. He also serves as a Board Member at Integral Ad Science. Previously, Eric was the CEO and a co-founder of Brontes Technologies, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. Investors in Brontes included David Frankel (Founder Collective), Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners. Eric is an angel investor in a number of companies including Magazine Radar, OPOWER, and TrialPay and also served as a senior advisor to Flybridge Capital Partners. Eric was previously co-founder and CEO of Abstract Edge, a web application and marketing company in New York. Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College and with High Distinction, as a Baker Scholar, from the Harvard Business School.
Brian Pokorny serves as General Partner at SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. DailyBooth was a venture backed start-up that Brian led for 3 years as their CEO. Before this, Brian was a partner at SV Angel with David Lee and Ron Conway upon the launch of the firm. Prior to SV Angel he was a founding team member and partner at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage investment firm. Before joining Baseline, Brian spent 3.5 years at Google within various positions in the Content Partnerships team and Direct Sales Organization. Before this, he had various roles within sales operations and finance at Juniper Networks, TIBCO Software, and Applied Materials. Brian graduated with a degree in Operations and Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University. Brian is an angel investor in Twitter, Square, OMGPOP (Acquired by Zynga), Tweetdeck (Acquired by Twitter), DailyBooth (Acquired by Airbnb), Milo (Acquired by eBay), Posterous (Acquired by Twitter), Chomp (Acquired by Apple), Milk (Acquired by Google), Bump, Couple, Elepath, MessageMe, and has advisory positions with Ooyala, Stitcher, and Rupture (Acquired by EA).
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Congruent Ventures
Mr. Abraham Yokell is a Co-Founder & serves as Managing Partner at Congruent Ventures. He also serves as Board Member at AMP Robotics, Modumate, Omnidian, Solidspac3, and Blueprint Power. He serves as Board Observer at Dispatch Goods. He serves as Board Member & Advisor at Evergrow. He serves as an Advisor at Leap. He is an Angel Investor. He oversees Congruent's investments in Amply Power, Camus, For Days, Hippo Harvest, Hopthru, Kingfield, Lightship, Milk Run, Optimoroute, Phase Genomics, Raptor Map, Span.IO, Thrilling, and Vector among others. He has over 17 years of investment experience, having invested across sectors with an emphasis on deep tech and business model innovation.
Previously, he served as a Partner at Rockport Capital. he joined Rockport as an Associate and moved from Boston to help spearhead the opening of RockPort's Menlo Park office in 2007.758r. While at Rockport, he was involved in over 50 transactions across 22 companies in the sustainability ecosystem, focusing on hardware/software, financing, and business model innovation. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics, with minors in Chemistry and Biology.
Mr. Zavain Dar serves as Board Member at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. He served as Partner at Lux Capital. He is enthralled by the power of data and its counterpart, intelligence. He invests in companies that are using machine learning and AI to augment or replace physical-world functions including biology, language, manufacturing, and analysis. He has led Lux's investments in Primer, a stealth machine intelligence startup; Clarifai, which combines machine intelligence and image recognition; Capella, which is developing novel medicines based on computational insight applied to genomic data; Recursion which uses automation and Deep Learning to develop drugs for rare diseases, which applies software and automation to electronics manufacturing. Previously he was an investor at Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. There he sourced and led the firm's investments in early-stage technology companies including Zymergen and BlockStream. He drafted the firm's theses in Genetics, Synthetic Biology, and the Blockchain. Prior to VC, he was a founder and computer scientist. At Discovery Engine (acquired by Twitter), he engineered machine learning and AI systems across a proprietary distributed computing framework to build web scale-ranking algorithms. He was also a co-founder of Fountainhop, one of the first hyper-local social networks. He holds a BS in symbolic systems and an MS in computer science from Stanford where he was a researcher in Stanford's AI Lab. He is currently a Lecturer at Stanford and has taught quarter-long seminars in Cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy, and Venture Capital. He also serves as a board member at LabGenius. He serves as Board Observer at Hugging Face. He served as Board Observer at Auransa.