Fady Yacoub is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at HOF Capital. He is also an Angel Investor. Together with Hisham El Haddad, Fady created a Hong Kong-based SPV to invest in the record-setting IPO of Alibaba. The SPV received a stock allocation at a discount with a 3x margin and was successfully exited with a 76% return in two months. Fady worked previously at Digital World Capital, a technology-focused hedge fund, helping the firm to expand its investment portfolio in Asia, including a sizeable investment in Baidu, the world's second largest online search engine. Along with Hisham, Fady also invented the drumm device, an IoT-enhanced wearable that allows for haptic communication, after participating successfully in Switch SuperNap's technology accelerator in Nevada. Earlier in his career, Fady held multiple positions at El Tholathia Corp Egypt (ETC). He led El-Tholathia Corp's (ETC Egypt) industrial development team in deploying a new home appliances factory in Sudan for a $8m initial cost. Through ETC's real estate development arm, he also facilitated the purchase of and subsequently led the development team for ~400,000 m2 on Egypt's North Coast, a project initially valued at ~$60m. Fady holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration & Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is also an Angel Investor.
Passionate impact investor and entrepreneur focused on building a sustainable future of food. Over 20 years of private equity experience building successful companies and teams in the food and agriculture industries.
Most Interested In
I am a food and agriculture investor that makes both private equity and angel investments in the space. We typically look at companies with at least $3 million to $4 million of revenue.
I am also vegan and very interested in plant based foods. Other areas we are very interested in indoor agriculture, regenerative agriculture and organic products, composting, reducing food waste and better for you food products
Not Interested In
We cannot invest in pre-revenue companies and we avoid the front end of the food industry; restaurants, food delivery, etc.
Principal, Food and Agriculture Fund
We invest in growth and buyout opportunities across the food and agriculture industries.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Valley California , M..., U.S.A.
$20000000 (Series B)
• Mist Systems:
$28000000 (Series B)
$30000000 (Series C)
$22000000 (Series B)
$4000000 (Series A)
• Duo Security:
$30000000 (Series C)
• Duo Security:
$12000000 (Series B)
• Duo Security:
$6000000 (Series A)
$77000000 (Series E)
$17000000 (Series D)
$29500000 (Series D)
$16000000 (Series C)
$4500000 (Series A)
$1800000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series C)
• Altana AI:
$15000000 (Series A)
$103000000 (Series D)
$32000000 (Series C)
$21000000 (Series B)
$180000000 (Series E)
$27500000 (Series C)
$20000000 (Series B)
$15500000 (Series A)
$55000000 (Series C)
$52000000 (Series D)
Valley California - Mountain View California - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile Apps • Online Social
General Partner at Google Ventures
Partner at @googleventures
Linked In Description:
Karim is a Partner at Google Ventures. He brings over a decade of operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google's corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for the company's acquisitions & strategic investments. His primary areas of focus are Internet services, mobile and digital media.
Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in Internet infrastructure and digital media. Previously, he was Director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company's voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486, and later as product manager for the Pentium Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW.
Karim holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on Neural Networks.
Specialties: Venture Capital, Company formation, Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Growth Financing
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.
Portola Valley California - San Francisco California - Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobile
Vinod Khosla is the Founder at Khosla Ventures. He also served as Board Member at Learning Health & Oscar. He is a Co-Founder of Khosla Impact. He previously served as the Board Member and an Advisor at Post Intelligence. He was one of the three founders of Daisy Systems, which was the first significant computer-aided design system for electrical engineers. The company went on to achieve significant revenue, profits, and an IPO, but Khosla, driven by the frustration of having to design the computer hardware on which the Daisy software needed to be built, started the standards-based Sun Microsystems in 1982 to build workstations for software developers. At Sun he pioneered "open systems" and RISC processors. Sun was funded by longtime friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins, where he was and continues to be a general partner of KPCB funds through KPX. Khosla is a charter member of TiE, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals founded in 1992 that now has more than forty chapters in nine countries. He is also a founding board member of the Indian School of Business. His current passion is social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool. He is a supporter of many microfinance organizations in India and Africa. He has been experimenting with education and global housing. He is the Founder of Khosla Impact and a Advisory at HealthTap. He also serves as a board member at GreatPoint Energy, MyLikes, Gamgee and Verayo. He is an Advisor at Academia and The Breakthrough Energy Coalition. He also serves as Board Member at Sakti3. He is the Advisor at MetaMind. He also serves as the Board Member at Viome. He also serves as Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. He is an Angel Investor.
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.
De-commoditization of food, flattening of supply chains bringing producers closer to consumers, electrification of everything, end of cars in cities, commercial applications of autonomy, clean air and clean water.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Burlingame California..., U.S.A.
$8400000 (Series A)
$9200000 (Early stage VC)
• ANA Therapeutics:
$6000000 (Early stage VC)
$5000000 (Early stage VC)
• Pearl Street Technologies:
$8410000 (Early stage VC)
• Planet FWD:
$2700000 (Seed Round)
Burlingame California - San Francisco California - AgTech - Biotech - Clean tech / environment - Consumer health & fitness - Fintech - Hardware - Health & hospital services, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Food & Beverage • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile Apps • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Swati Mylavarapu is a Co-Founding Partner at Incite Ventures (Burlingame). She serves as Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She joined KPCB in 2015 and focuses on venture-stage companies developing digital health and consumer technologies and businesses. Swati joined KPCB from Square, where she was responsible for business operations and strategy for Square's international efforts in Canada and Japan, and led product marketing for Square's premium software efforts. Prior to Square, she was head of sales and client services at Quid, where she developed the data analytics company's early revenue model and client base. Swati began her career at Google working on mobile technology efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa and India within Google.org. Swati received an A.B. degree with highest honors in Development Studies from Harvard University and an MPhil in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Swati is also a Truman Scholar, and passionate about the role great technology companies and teams can play in solving important world challenges.