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.
Jaguar Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in private and public companies in the U.S. and overseas. The firm typically seeks control interests with companies in the financial services, payments, insurance and telecommunications industries. Jaguar Capital Partners limits its investments to companies meeting these criteria: Companies with proven business models; Annual revenues between $5 million and $50 million; EBITDA greater than $3 million; High margins of profitability; and Sustainable competitive advantage. Jaguar Capital does not invest in start-ups, distressed or unprofitable companies.
Partner at Pillar VC investing in seed-stage founders.
Sarah Hodges serves as Partner at Pillar Companies. She is also an angel investor.
Sarah is a Co-Founder at Intelligent.ly. She served as Advisor at Flybridge Capital Partners. She also serves as a board Member at New England Venture Capital Association. She is a Boston-based entrepreneur who works with Flybridge Capital Partners and its general partners as an advisor to support and broaden the firm's investment activities in the Boston region. Sarah is the co-founder of Intelligent.ly, a learning campus that connects experts with entrepreneurs and professionals who want to hone their skills. Sarah also serves as the Head of Marketing for Boston startup Smarterer, and provides marketing strategy consulting to various companies. Prior to Smarterer, Sarah worked as Director of Marketing at RunKeeper, helping the team grow to a community of over 10M passionate fitness enthusiasts. Before RunKeeper, Sarah was part of the Carbonite team, driving web analytics and online optimization leading up to the company's 2010 IPO. Prior to Carbonite, Sarah was the co-owner of eCommerce site Pavo Real.
Investing in Media • Entertainment (& Sports... Oakland, California ,..., U.S.A.
Oakland, California - Oakland (CA), U.S.A.
Media • Entertainment (& Sports) • IoT (& Wearables) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Local commerce • Online Social
Most Interested In
Right now, I am most interested in the nexus point between gaming and healthcare.
Drawing engagement value from games and applying it to wellness. Drawing back from healthcare and wellness services and delivering that to gamers and influencers from around the world.
Not Interested In
Businesses that do not strive to employ cutting edge technologies do not interest me. Beyond that, I have a very eclectic sense of what is neat ;)
Venture Capitalist | Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures
*** Startup pitch decks, press inquiries, and speaking requests can be sent directly to Elizabeth@sogalventures.com ***
Elizabeth is the co-founder and Managing Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, which have collectively advised and invested in over 90 startups.
Elizabeth is also Co-President of the SoGal Foundation, a non-profit on the mission to redefine the next generation of diverse founders and funders through a global chapter community education model with SoGal Chapters in over 50 cities across 6 continents.
Elizabeth and her SoGal Ventures business partner Pocket Sun have been featured in numerous online, print, and video publications including: New York Times, WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, BBC World News, Financial Times. Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, SWAAY, The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, The Business Times, Sina, CrunchBase News, etc.
Elizabeth has received the honor of being recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes 30U30 in Venture Capital, JP Morgan Diversity Champion Award, TechWeek 100 Innovative Investor, and NYC 33U33.
Additionally, Elizabeth is involved in innovation through her roles as:
-Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design graduate program
-Global keynote speaker on the topics of venture capital, cross-border business, diversity and inclusion, and venture design
Prior to graduate studies, as a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Elizabeth focused her attention on developing long-term strategy for a variety of large healthcare clients. She contributed to business development efforts leading to over $200M of new work.
Elizabeth is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art.
Blockchain, SAAS, digital, ecommerce services, industry 4.0, marketplaces, aerospace
Not Interested In
lifescience, biotech, energy, cleantech,
Gianluca Dettori is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at dPixel. Dettori also serves as Partner and Chairman at Primomiglio SGR. He was a Co-Founder and served as President at Abbeynet. He is also a Co-founder of Vitaminic and served as its Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 to 1999, he has been general manager for Lycos Bertelsmann, Italy. Gianluca was responsible for the launch of www.lycos.it and the development of the operations in Italy. Before joining Lycos, Dettori was marketing and sales manager of Italia Online. Currently he is an expert consultant of EAVE, in Brussels for interactive multimedia. He is also the Co-founder of the Italian branch of Internet Advertising Bureau. He also served as a board observer at CrowdEngineering and as a board member at Mobango. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin.