Real software solving real problems; enterprise software; algorithmic-intensive applications; AI; vertical-focused SaaS
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We don't invest in consumer businesses
Sean Dempsey is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Merus Capital. He also is an Angel Investor. Before co-founding Merus, Sean was a Principal of Corporate Development at Google, responsible for acquisitions and investments including Android, YouTube, and Postini. Prior to Google, he spent over six years at Microsoft in the Corporate Development team. At Microsoft, he led over 40 acquisitions and investments including Bungie, the creator of the Xbox hit Halo. In addition to M&A, Sean was part of the original team to drive Microsoft's living room strategy which ultimately became the Xbox game console. His areas of focus at Google and Microsoft included consumer web services, online and traditional advertising, online video, gaming and enterprise SaaS. Before joining Microsoft, he spent two years in technology Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Menlo Park and was a Research Analyst at the Jennings Group in San Francisco. Outside of Merus, Sean is an avid trail runner and is doing his small part in keeping the Bay Area trails alive and well through his involvement on the Board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College where he graduated with degrees in Economics/Environment/Politics and French.
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.
Healthy Food and Beverage companies, working with health influencers, with an eye for long-term behavior change, rather than the most recent fad.
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I co-invest with top tier leads in a bunch of categories that I know very little about - so I just listen to other signals. Most of these areas I am not interested in directly - such as pharma, medical devices, social media apps and marketplaces. I'm not interested in ideas - we all have lots of those - but rather entrepreneurs building defensible companies.
Entreprenuer, boater, and philanthropist. Studied @yale. Incubation projects in Haiti, USA.
Jared Hecht is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Fundera. He served as a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of GroupMe. He serves as a Advisor at GroupMe. Jared Hecht also serves as a Board Member at Splice.
Sora Ventures is Asia's first crypto-backed venture capital
firm dedicated to blockchain and digital currency investments. Personally, I'm interested in investing in the Space market when not looking at crypto.
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I don't invest in anything outside of Blockchain and Space.
Companies disrupting all aspects of financial services with technology (fintech)
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Anything that is not fintech
Christian Lassonde is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Impression Ventures. He serves as a Board member of Finaeo. Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful products and raise millions of dollars in follow-on financing. Christian spent a decade in San Francisco selling and building software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts to customers Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coke, Intel and many more Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA from the USF, a BESc in computer engineering and a BSc in computer science from Western. Christian is currently Vice-Chair of SickKids Foundation, Chair of the TFS Foundation, serves on the Fintech Advisory Council for the Ontario Securities Commission, and a former Governor of the Board of Western University.
Andrew Black is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at BrandProject. He also serves as Board Member at Freshly and Awake Chocolate. He serves as the Chairman at Tuned Brands. Andrew has a wealth of experience helping to build some of the world's leading consumer products and consumer technology companies. His expertise spans six different industries and includes building and transforming businesses in highly competitive markets. He has launched over 100 new products and services for global icons including Nike, Virgin, LEGO, Cadbury Schweppes, and Colgate Palmolive. Andrew has strong operational and leadership experience, having been Founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile Canada, President Americas at LEGO, General Manager for the US Equipment Business and lead business development for nike.com at Nike Inc., and VP Marketing-North America at Cadbury Schweppes/Dr Pepper 7UP. Black founded BrandProject LP, a company creation studio that builds, buys, and makes seed stage investments in disruptive consumer brands. Andrew is a graduate of Queen's University with a Bachelor in Economics. He also is a Board Member of Free The Children and Virgin Unite and is a mentor at Next 36 and Extreme Start Ups. He has a BA degree in Economics from Queen's University in 1984.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco, Califo..., U.S.A.
• Niko Niko:
$250000 (Seed Round)
San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Louisiana ; New Orleans Louisiana ; San Francisco Californi, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • A.I. (& Big Data) • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Food & Beverage • Impact • Logistics (& Distribution) • Payments • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
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I invest in great founders who have a deep understanding of a customer problem and are driven to build a solution that is disruptive to a growing market.
I am an operator first - my personal experience as an entrepreneur has informed my perspective that the rising tide of a growing market is the best path to building a high-growth company. My global perspective helps me to identify markets opportunities. I seek frontier markets - both geographic markets and sectors that are poised for growth.
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I generally don't invest in consumer. Not investing in blockchain / crypto right now.
CEO at @bigpoint & angel investor focusing on disruptive consumer facing businesses.
Linked In Description:
Angel investor backing entrepreneurs tackling opportunity gap reduction & / or systemic risks. I help entrepreneurs rewire parts of the economy that are broken and further divide people or put our existence at risk.
Board member of Mos.com, Dott, the WISE Accelerator & H14. President of the Investment Committee of the Armenian National Interests Fund.
Village Capital is a nonprofit that operates business accelerator programs for game-changing entrepreneurs worldwide. Village Capital also operates an affiliated investment fund that invests capital using a unique peer selection model where the entrepreneurs themselves choose who will receive catalytic funding in their cohort. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs focused on innovation in a particular geographic area (e.g. Brazil, New Orleans, East Africa) or a specific sector (e.g. mobile, energy, education). A select group of approximately 15 entrepreneurs goes through a 12-week program focused on building their businesses. The curriculum covers: (1) customer discovery/development, (2) team-building, (3) product refinement, (4) financials, and (5) scaling and impact, and (6) exit strategy. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs vote on the top ventures to receive Village Capital's pre-committed capital. In the past four years, Village Capital has launched seventeen programs worldwide, supporting over 275 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $30 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and served 4 million customers.