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.
Mountain View California - Page California - San Francisco, California - Los Angeles / Southern California - Atlanta (GA) - Baltimore (MD) - Boston / New England - Toronto (Ontario), United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Advertising • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Mobile Apps • Real Estate (& Construction) • Investment Management • Mobile • Nanotechnology
Managing Partner and Founder, Precursor Ventures
Most Interested In
Consumer subscription businesses, consumer-focused digital health, clean consumer products that sell directly to the consumer, applied computer vision.
Not Interested In
Advertising technology (adtech), marketing technology (martech), and sales enablement technology. We have good coverage in all those areas already.
Charles Hudson is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures. He also serves as a Board Member & Advisor at Tulip Retail. He also serves as Venture Partner at Uncork Capital. He serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at Kahuna. He also serves as Venture Advisor at 500 startups. He was the co-founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games startup based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining SoftTech VC and co-founding Bionic Panda Games, he was the vice president of business development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. Prior to Serious Business, he was the senior director for business development at Gaia Interactive, an online hangout and virtual world for teens. Prior to Gaia, he worked in New Business Development at Google and focused on new partnership opportunities for early-stage products in the advertising, mobile and e-commerce markets. He also serves as a board member at Lightside Games and Special Guest App. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University. He Founded and served as Managing Partner at 3rd Power. He also served as Consultant at WebMediaBrands.
Managing Director at Techstars, Female Founders First with Barclays and Techstars
Managing Director @golden-seeds. Founded @reed-college-start-up-lab. Worked at @massventures
Linked In Description:
As an early stage investor, strategic advisor, and board member. I have worked on everything from early internet search solutions and web analytics to robotics and software used to design semiconductors. I spend most of my time on b2b software - right now on AI Trust & Transparency. My most recent investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries. They span synthetic biology (Ginkgo Bioworks), data transparency (ClearGov), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for sales optimization (Spiro.ai), and Industrial IOT for advanced manufacturing (MachineMetrics).
I am also a global executive versed in bridging corporate and entrepreneurial disciplines. Successfully incubated and advised start-up ventures, including seed round, IPO and turnaround. Responsible for millions in valuation, earnings and commission revenue. Grown platforms from the ground up through successful exit. Experience identifying and advising successful teams delivering breakthrough technology. Strategic thinker with exceptional knowledge of market trends and data. Change driver who impacts and imparts large-scale decisions and effective execution.
Highlights and Accomplishments:
• Built Black & Company internet research platform from the ground floor into one of the most profitable and successful businesses, generating $2M in commission revenue annually.
• Grew research platform at Wells Fargo Securities to generate more trading volume than the firm’s other analysts combined, resulting in commission revenue of $4M annually.
• Led seed stage investment in Ginkgo Bioworks resulting in appreciation based on most recent financing of 5x.
• Orchestrated transparent global investor relations program that directly contributed to $350M increase in market capitalization of publicly traded software company.
Wamda Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The firm invests and develop sustainable innovative technology businesses by providing growth capital to the MENA region's entrepreneurs.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTe... Cambridge Massachuset..., U.S.A.
• Reach Robotics:
$7500000 (Series A)
• Reach Robotics:
$64000000 (Early stage VC)
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
• Unity Technologies:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
• Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory:
$18900000 (Later stage VC)
• SYW Pte Ltd:
$2000000 (Early stage VC)
(Later stage VC)
• Riff Analytics:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$3500000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
• Spiro Technologies Inc:
• Ginkgo Bioworks:
$1000000 (Seed Round)
Cambridge Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts - Montreal - Toronto (Ontario) - Baltimore (MD) - Miami (FL) - Washington (DC) - North Carolina - New York (NY) - , U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Analytics • Material Science • DeepTech • Investment Management
iGlobe Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in emerging growth companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm is headquartered in Singapore, with presence in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Auckland.
Camber Creek is an investment firm that contributes to the success of its portfolio companies by leveraging the real estate expertise, operating experience and portfolio of assets of its partners, investors and advisors. The firm has investing, operating and technology experience across a range of real estate businesses, including construction, property management, development, and leasing.