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 :)
Any company who has a significant technology barrier to their business. Software, hardware, B2B, B2C, healthcare, etc.
Not Interested In
While there's nothing wrong with companies which don't have a strong technical moat, it's not where our expertise lies. So if the business is purely network effect and user-based growth without technical barriers, we don't focus on those companies. We also do not do pharma or therapeutic biotech because we don't have expertise in those areas.
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.
Rajeev Batra serves as a General Partner at Mayfield Fund. He currently serves as board of director for Skilljar, TrustRadius, Cloud9, Red Beacon, ServiceMax and Viralheat, AgilOne and is a board observer of WideOrbit. He has held various business and technical roles at Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology and Open Environment Corporation (OEC), which pioneered three-tier computing and service oriented architecture. He was also on the founding team of NetNumina Solutions, an IT consulting firm, which was acquired by Keane. Prior to joining Mayfield, he was at American Capital Strategies (NASDAQ: ACAS), Mobius Venture Capital (fka Softbank Venture Capital), and Austin Ventures. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a BSEE Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he serves on the Board of Visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.