Boris Silver is a Co-Founder and serves as President, Venture at FundersClub. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves on the Board of Advisors to a venture backed technology company, and is an advisor to First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
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.
Core Technologies, Artificial Intelegence, Big Data. Edge Computing, Data Driven Applications
Not Interested In
Healkth Care Tech, VR, BioTEch
Kevin Ober serves as Managing Director at Divergent Ventures. Prior to Divergent, he spent 7 years with Vulcan Ventures, a national venture capital firm owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. While with Vulcan, he led investments in Internet Infrastructure companies Internap Network Services Corporation, Nexabit Networks, Wavtrace and Net Perceptions. Other investments included Command Audio, Capstone Turbine, Colorado Micro Displays, ShareWave, Terastor and Netschools. Prior to working at Vulcan Ventures, Ober served in various positions at Conner Peripherals, Inc., a computer hard disk drive manufacturer in San Jose California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from St. John's University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. He is a director of Internap Network Services Corporation and SpaceCurve and a board observer with Flashsoft and Piston.
Healthy Food and Beverage companies, working with health influencers, with an eye for long-term behavior change, rather than the most recent fad.
Not Interested In
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.
Bill Miller is the founder and Managing Partner of Miller Investment Management. Bill is responsible for the overall investment strategy of both the venture and hedge funds. He is an active board member in a majority of the venture portfolio companies, where he leverages his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor to help companies make strategic decisions and grow their business.
Bill co-founded StorageNetworks, a cloud data storage company, in 1997. The company grew to $125 million in revenues and completed an IPO in 2000, reaching a peak market cap of $16 billion. Bill has invested in 25 start-up companies over the past 15 years with 10 successful exits. Bill’s career also includes experience in the semiconductor industry and data storage sales. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.
I'm particularly interested in the intersection of food and digital technology, both consumer-facing and B2B. This includes cutting edge media and advertising plays, grocery-tech, new restaurant technology, especially for back-of-house management, consumer data investments, food waste and packaging innovation, and supply chain management / logistics.
I also am interested in exploring travel-tech investments, both on the consumer and enterprise levels.
The intersection of food and medicine, food-related technologies that are focused on making our food system more sustainable, as well as retail tech and new distribution models around food, beverage, and wellness.