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.
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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.
Dallas Texas - Newport California - Malmo Sweden - San Francisco, California - Palo Alto, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - , U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Online Social
Leading teams launching new mobile apps and brands
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I invest in a broad range of companies, from consumer, to enterprise, to fintech, to healthtech, and hardtech as well. At the very core my thesis is to invest in exceptional founders tackling expansive markets. If that's what you're building, I'd love to hear from you!
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Andy Chen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Aspiro and Preview Networks. He serves as Board Member at Falcon Social. Andy Chen served as the Chief Executive Officer at Wimp Music. He is a venture partner at Vectr Ventures. He served as Chairman at VideofyMe.
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.
San Francisco California - Palo Alto, California - Chicago (IL) - Boston / New England - Austin (TX) - Los Angeles / Southern California - Denver (CO) - Seattle / Portland - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Looking for innovative B2B and consumer companies that have achieved product-market fit, are at $5m+ revenue run-rate, and are looking for capital and support to scale. Typically will lead a Series B or Series C round. Interested in fintech, real estate/proptech, marketplaces, and SMB/vertical SaaS.
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Less likely to invest in companies with less than $5m revenue run-rate, or before Series B.
Paul Levine serves as Partner at Sapphire Ventures. He also serves as Entrepreneur In Residence at Accel. He also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners. Paul served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Trulia. He is the leading executive at Trulia, one of the portfolio of brands at Zillow Group. Paul joined Trulia in 2011 as the company's COO, and helped lead the company through its 10x growth, successful IPO, and eventual merger with Zillow in 2015. Paul is now responsible for the Trulia brand, product offering, and audience growth, leading a team of more than 200 people. Paul has held various management positions at companies across the tech sector, such as Yahoo!, E*TRADE, and Current TV, with experience in product management, marketing, business development, and overall P&L management. Paul has specific experience and interest in consumer internet services, local marketplaces, online advertising, search, and leadership. Paul earned a BA in Political Science from Amherst College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Young Song is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at NComputing. He also is an Angel Investor. Young is a Venture Partner of Big Basin Capital. He is also the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at ZeroDesktop. Song brings over 20 years of technology vision and entrepreneurial leadership with a focus on products that deliver life-enhancing value to education, business and consumers. He has founded and operated several start-up ventures with an inherent talent and track record for turning ideas into viable products and sustainable businesses. After six years of service at NComputing in executive management positions including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Song remains an active director of the company. He founded and currently is Chief Executive Officer of Booga Ventures, an investment, advisory and mentoring firm dedicated to helping start-up companies commercialize new ideas and technologies or expand into new geographic markets. Prior to co-founding NComputing, Song was also the founder and CEO of DoubleSight Displays, a company that delivered affordable and cost-effective dual displays to businesses and consumers. In addition, Song co-founded and was vice president of product marketing for eMachines, a pioneer in bringing affordable computing to consumers. He began his career as marketing director for both TriGem America Corporation and TriGem Computer. Song holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.
San Francisco California - Palo Alto, California - Denver (CO) - Pittsburgh (PA) - Canada - Toronto (Ontario) - Austin (TX) - Seattle (WA) - Portland (OR) - New York (NY) - London - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Future Of Work
General Partner @ AV8 Ventures.
Early Stage Enterprise / Deep Tech Investor
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Not Interested In
Consumer. Ecommerce. Blockchain. Biotech.
Investor at @intel-capital, focusing on consumer internet (advertising, location based services, social networks/media, gaming, etc.)
Own a Hedge Fund that is constantly looking for businesses that have great growth potential
Linked In Description:
Investment Banking for Tech companies in Enterprise and Consumer segments.
A veteran in Enterprise, Mobile and Digital Media, Corporate Development VR, Voice Powered AI, Smart Devices, Mobile Advertising, Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT. Extensive deal-making with Mobile Carriers, Major Brands, Media Companies, Advertisers, Enterprise Sales, and Business Development, OEM's, Internet of Things (IoT) and Venture Capital. Entrepreneur, Angel Investor.
Brian Matthews is a Co-founder and a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In addition, he is a General Partner and mentor at SixThirty FinTech accelerator, as well as, a founder of River City Internet Group (www.rcig.net). River City Internet Group is an Internet holding company that focuses on software, Internet access, and hosting products.
Brian is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded and assisted in the sale of the following technology companies: Primary Network to Mpower Communications (MPWR) in 2000, Primary Webworks to Perficient (PRFT) in 2001, CDM Fantasy Sports to Liberty Media (LCAPA) in 2006, and IntraISP to Clearwire Communications (CLWR) in 2007.
Brian continues to focus on investments in early stage companies and sits on the boards of LockerDome, TopOpps, Aisle411, Hatchbuck, Tunespeak, SixThirty, Hostirian, and Friends of T-REX.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park California..., U.S.A.
• Rchain Kadena Aion IColoradontario Tomochain:
• Guardant Health:
$360000000 (Series E)
• Guardant Health:
$100000000 (Series D)
• Guardant Health:
$50000000 (Series C)
$42000000 (Series C)
$18000000 (Series B)
$30000000 (Series B)
$50000000 (Series B)
Menlo Park California - Cayman Islands - San Francisco California - Shanghai China - Seattle, Washington - AI - Analytics - Biotech - Consumer health & fitness - Cryptocurrency - Health & hospital services, U.S.A.
Dr. David Chen serves as Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. David focuses primarily on investments in the mobile, Internet, and software sectors. Before joining Lightspeed, David was a product manager on the Facebook growth team. Previously, he was co-founder and VP Product of Triangulate, a venture-backed startup using social media behaviors to drive algorithmic matching. Prior to Triangulate, David served in product management and engineering roles for Admob and Digital Chocolate. In addition, he worked at McKinsey on strategic engagements with technology companies. David received his Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Management from Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and his M.S. and B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Palo Alto California ..., United States
$10200000 (Later stage VC)
• Esports One:
$3950000 (Early stage VC)
$3700000 (Early stage VC)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
• Lilt Inc.:
$2350000 (Seed Round)
• Narrative I/O, Inc.:
$2250000 (Seed Round)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Eloquent Labs:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$6880000 (Seed Round)
• Caspar AI:
$8510000 (Early Stage VC)
• Citrine Informatics:
$9230000 (Later Stage VC)
$20100000 (Later Stage VC)
$82270000 (Later Stage VC)
• Sparta Science:
$5220000 (Early Stage VC)
$1230000 (Early Stage VC)
• Pixlee TurnTo:
$930000 (Seed Round)
Palo Alto California - Alpine California - The firm is headquartered in Portola Valley, California - New York - Redwood City - Stanford - Menlo Park - San Mateo - CA, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • A.I. (& Big Data) • Healthcare (& Wellness)
Alan Chiu serves as Partner at XSeed Capital. Earlier, he co-founded and served as Vice President, Products at Listo. His investment areas include mobile enterprise applications, next-generation data center stack, and data analytics platforms and applications. He serves on the Board of Directors of StackStorm and supports other portfolio companies including Lex Machina, AtScale, Dispatcher, Teapot, Pixlee, SIPX (acquired by ProQuest), Zooz, and BrainofT. Alan is currently Vice President for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni association that seeks to strengthen Stanford's startup community by fostering relationships among entrepreneurs and alumni investors. Alan was previously Director of Product Management at Bycast (acquired by NetApp), an object storage software company with a global customer base that included some of the largest digital content repositories in the world. At Bycast, Alan and his team drove the product roadmap, managed OEM relationships with IBM and HP, and developed strategies to enter new vertical markets. Prior to Bycast, Alan served as an engineering manager at a network security start-up, and helped develop the market-leading digital prepress workflow system at Creo, which was acquired by Kodak for $1B in cash. Alan holds a BASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, as well as an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow focused on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.
David Paul serves as a Partner at Canal Partners. Prior to joining Canal Partners, he served as director of DWP Investments, and as an investor in residence at Tallwave Capital. In this role, Paul will lead the charge on deal sourcing, executing due diligence on potential investment opportunities, participate on the board of directors of certain portfolio companies, and provide portfolio support and governance. Paul was also the founder and CEO of South Florida Home Care, a boutique home care and geriatric care management agency. He sold the company in 2016 to a national strategic buyer- Home Care Associates. Paul holds an MBA from Northeastern University, with a specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation, and a bachelor of science in Human Services from Springfield College. He is also the founder of Sunsets and Seagrapes, an annual fundraiser for the New Day Adult Care Center in South Florida.