Early-stage technology startups with proven product traction and scientific invention as key competitive advantage (revenue is good to have but not a requirement)
Artificial intelligence / neural networks
Autonomous vehicles / self-driving cars
Silicon / new chips / edge computing
Video processing on the edge
Innovation for oil and gas / metallurgy / coal and other "old" industries
Consumer financial services (scoring, credit, factoring, freelancer financing)
Not Interested In
Not interested in technologies that (1) hard to scale (2) require a lot of capital to win (3) I don't understand (4) evil
- Vertical marketplaces (too expensive to scale, CAC>LTV)
- Tobacco/vaping (evil)
- Blockchain for X (too early)
GP at Vestor.In Partners. Former Adobe and Microsoft exec, founded Actis (sold to Wunderman), AdWatch (sold to AEGIS/Isobar), Sputnik Labs (sold to Technoserv)
Vijay Chattha is the Founder of Wareness. He also serves as President and is the Founder at VSC Consulting Service. He serves as advisor at SignalFire. Vijay is a 15-year veteran that has helped over 200+ companies with brand-building, publicity, and marketing strategy.
Investing in Other • IT (& TMT) • AgroT... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A.
• Metawave Corporation:
$7000000 (Seed Round)
$3500000 (Seed Round)
$2714036 (Seed Round)
$2600000 (Seed Round)
• Auro Robotics:
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Metamoto, Inc.:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• Civil Maps:
• Pictor Labs:
$620000 (Seed Round)
San Francisco Bay Area - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Other • IT (& TMT) • AgroTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense) • Investment Management
Global technology executive whose expertise is turning new technologies into profitable business in automotive, consumer electronics, security, industrial, and other markets. Record of success managing critical aspects of high-tech global businesses including engineering, product management and business development.Experience: Business Development, Product Development, IP Licensing, Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Process Development, Program and Project Management, Innovation Process, Business Modeling.
De-commoditization of food, flattening of supply chains bringing producers closer to consumers, electrification of everything, end of cars in cities, commercial applications of autonomy, clean air and clean water.
Entrepreneurs tackling the biggest problems in the industrial space - automotive, logistics, ag tech, IoT, alt transport, etc. We also spend a lot of time at B Capital in horizontal technologies. Moonshots welcome!
Not Interested In
Pure hardware plays (e.g., sensors / chips with no software component); unlikely to invest in companies based in China because we're not very plugged in to the ecosystem there
VC firm that invests in Series A disruptive consumer internet technology companies. Leverages big data to help companies differentiate, scale, and become profitable. Helps companies succeed quickly by bypassing struggles early stage startups face.
General Partner at Trucks Venture Capital, Lecturer at Stanford University
Reilly P. Brennan is a founding general partner at Trucks, a seed-stage venture capital fund for entrepreneurs changing the future of transportation. He has over 40 venture investments in transportation, including Nauto, May Mobility, nuTonomy, Roadster, Zendrive, AEye, Skyryse and Joby Aviation. Reilly sits on the board of directors for Zohr, Swyft and Stable Auto.
Reilly holds a teaching appointment at Stanford University, where he teaches each year in the School of Engineering and the d.school. His classes bridge the fields of transportation, design and entrepreneurship.
His influential newsletter FoT is a radar for what's happening in transportation.
Prior to Trucks, Reilly was Executive Director for Stanford's automotive research program, Revs. Prior to Stanford he developed his love for transportation in media and technology at editorial publications ranging from Automobile to Monocle and seat time in over 1000 test cars. He was a member of the Le Mans-winning factory Corvette C5-R program. His personal land speed record is 168 mph, behind the wheel of a Chaparral 2E.
I'm really interested in the intersection between nonprofits and startups: the companies that have been rejected from other angels or VCs for not being "investment ready" meaning no product, no prototype, or merely having intentions. I made the same mistake myself a few years ago, starting a company that was better off as a nonprofit. My job therefore is to convince clients that tax exemption has a host of advantages that often (not always) make it a better option than the angel/VC route.