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.
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.
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.
Consumer-facing e-businesses, including marketplaces, e-tailers, SaaS and SME-focused software companies targeting local markets in CEE & Turkey.
Enterprise technology innovators with roots in CEE & Turkey.
Not Interested In
Life sciences, material science, clean tech
Cem Sertoglu serves as Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital. He has several years of experience as an Investor, focusing web-enabled services and consumer internet. Previously, he was a Partner at iLab Ventures, Co-Founder and CEO at Mondus.com, Founder & CEO at SelectMinds and Vice President at Farmer & Company. Pioneering the technology investment sector in Turkey since its inception with his personal investment vehicle Young Turk Ventures, his investments include propertyfinder.ae, Wikimart.ru, Civic Solar, Gittigidiyor.com (Turkey's leading online auctions portal), Yemeksepeti.com (Turkey's leading food order platform) and Grupanya (Turkey's leading daily deal website). He holds a BA in Economics from University of Texas (Austin). He served as Board Member at Fite and Grupanya.
Most excited about vertical saas companies with some applied data / ML component and an opportunity to integrate financial services / payments at scale. Particular verticals of interest include real estate / property, logistics, heavy industry. Always excited about anything in security / infrastructure.
Not Interested In
Generally less excited about horizontal SaaS companies, though there are always exceptions to any rule :)
Investing in Businesses Solutions • Online S... Chicago Illinois , Lo..., U.S.A.
$22000000 (Series B)
$11000000 (Series A)
$3000000 (Series A)
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$500000 (Seed Round)
$50000000 (Later stage VC)
$32500000 (Early stage VC)
$16000000 (Early stage VC)
$10100000 (Later stage VC)
$7000000 (Early stage VC)
$5900000 (Early stage VC)
• Mac & Mia:
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$2400000 (Seed Round)
• XOR Data Exchange:
$2000000 (Early stage VC)
• Precognitive Inc:
$1250000 (Seed Round)
$11000000 (Series A)
$4500000 (Seed Round)
$5000000 (Seed Round)
$3500000 (Seed Round)
$1000000 (Pre Seed Round)
$4500000 (Venture Round)
(Pre Seed Round)
$6500000 (Venture Round)
$30000000 (Series C)
$4500000 (Series A)
Chicago Illinois - Los Angeles - San Francisco Bay Area - New York, U.S.A.
Businesses Solutions • Online Social • Consumer
CEO of Shoprunner | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Corazon Capital
Sam Yagan is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Corazon Capital. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at ShopRunner. He also serves as advisor at Hyde Park Venture Partners. He is also a Vice Chairman at Match.com. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Match.com. He also serves as Entrepreneur Partner at Chicago Ventures. He is an Investor at Knock. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder and served as the CEO for OkCupid. He has co-founded several companies, including SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, Techstars Chicago & Corazon Capital. He has been a leader in the dating industry since he co-founded OkCupid in 2003 and grew it into one of the most popular dating products in America, amassing over four million active users. OkCupid has earned widespread media acclaim and has been described as "the Google of online dating" and where "dating meets Facebook." In 2011, Match, Inc. acquired OkCupid for $90 million. His prior entrepreneurial ventures in the consumer internet sector include SparkNotes (founded in 1999), still the dominant brand of study guides and eDonkey (founded in 2002), once the largest P2P file-sharing network in the world. He sold SparkNotes to Barnes & Noble, Inc., where he served as Vice-President and Publisher and oversaw the expansion of the previously all-digital brand into an expansive multi-platform media business. Outside of work, his primary passion is working with early-stage entrepreneurs. In 2009, he co-founded Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago), a leading start-up accelerator, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, he founded Corazon Capital, a small angel fund; he sits on the board of several start-ups, including ShiftGig, SpotHero, Roniin, & Brilliant. He also advises several venture capital funds, includin FireStarter Fund, which he co-founded. He serves on Target Corp's Digital Advisory Council and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board. He has been named to TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World," Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40," Crain's Chicago "40 Under 40", Billboard Magazine's "30 Under 30," Crain's "Tech 25," D Magazine's "Dallas 500" and ranked #19 on Silicon Alley Insider's "Most Inspiring and Influential People." He has received the Chicago Innovation Awards' "Visionary of the Year Award," IMSA's "Distinguished Leadership Award," and the DCIA's "Pioneer's Award." He has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and has spoken at the CATO Institute, Digital Hollywood, IRCE, the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous other industry events. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at IAC. He has a BA with honors in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned distinction as a Siebel Scholar, an Arjay Miller Scholar, and the Henry Ford Scholar, the award granted to each class's valedictorian. Yagan is a Member of FireStarter Fund.
Founder and Managing Partner at Motivate Venture Capital
Most Interested In
Solutions to problems that accelerating longevity will create.
Not Interested In
Adtech, med devices, pharma
David Wieland is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman & Investment Committee Member at IrishAngels. He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Endowment Research Group. He is a member of the Investment Committee and is Chair of the firm's Venture Capital Investments. He is responsible for corporate strategy, capital raising, deal sourcing, and investment due diligence. He is Chairman of the Board at RIVS, a software company, and he is positioning the firm for an exit. Prior thereto, Wieland was CEO of Innflux and Powersurge Technologies, where he founded, grew, and sold both companies. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He also serves as Board Member at IrishAngels Ventures.