Technology has the power to help us reinvent the way we work—whether that’s at an office, in a factory, or on a farm. Basis Set Ventures invests in early-stage startups that are harnessing opportunities for artificial intelligence to enable people to perform more productively.
We are pragmatic operators and problem solvers. We are experts in machine learning and passionate about AI. We are inspired by the drive and creativity of our entrepreneurs and focused on supporting them in whatever way t
Chief Growth Officer at Black Buffalo Inc. - creators of the world's finest chewing tobacco alternative
Matthew Hanson served as Investment Professional at GSV Capital. He was a Board Member at Urgent.ly.
He serves as Partner and Head of Origination at GSV Growth Credit. He also serves as Investment Professional at GSV Capital. He is an Advisor for MaverixLab specializing in venture capital. He joined the GSV Family as a New York-based partner with GSV Asset Management in January 2012. Prior to GSV, he served as Head of Corporate Finance for ThinkEquity Partners, a growth-focused investment banking boutique founded by Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo. At ThinkEquity, Matt helped oversee the firm's equity underwriting activity, raising $2.5 billion across 30 transactions. He also managed internal M&A activity and corporate development on behalf of the firm's Management Committee. Matt has served as Investment Banker in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Securities, where he was involved with over $5 billion of M&A, equity, and debt transactions. He began his career in the Private Wealth Management Group of Goldman Sachs as a Financial Analyst helping to manage $3 billion for ultra-high net worth families, foundations, and charitable trusts. He graduated with General Honors from the University of Chicago (BA, Economics) and is a CFA charterholder. Matt is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Chicago Society of the University of Chicago, and the Board of Trustees for the Anne Carlsen Center.
San Francisco Bay Area - San Francisco California - Chicago - New York - Boston - San Fransisco California - Sao Paulo - Paris - Mexico City (Mexico) - SF Bay Area (NY, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Payments • Real Estate (& Construction)
Most Interested In
Passionate about next generation marketplaces & technically minded founders that have strong intuition about markets & customers. AI and crazy ideas.
Not Interested In
Well if it doesn't have or aspire to have a network effect, then probably not a fit... Very very selective when looking at opportunities that are not based in the Bay Area - we can be more helpful when teams are near us.
Pete Flint serves as Managing Partner at NFX. The co-founder of Trulia, Pete is a serial entrepreneur who built one of today's most successful marketplaces. As CEO, Pete led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion. Prior to starting Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity / Sabre Holdings for over $1 billion. These experiences gave Pete a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 billion+ exit, all from a founder's perspective.
Thoma Bravo is a successor to the firm of Golder Thoma & Co. established in 1980. Golder Thoma originated the 'consolidation' or 'buy and build' investment strategy which sought to combine the best of venture investing with the best of leveraged buyouts by investing in a 'platform' business in a fragmented industry, and then working with management to transform it into a larger and more profitable business through internal growth and a series of strategic, industry consolidating acquisitions. Thoma Bravo's strategy has been refined through nine private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital. The firm seeks to invest in established companies that have a history of profitability, earnings (EBITDA) greater than $10 million, and a strong management team with a record of accomplishment. Thoma Bravo's principal focus is on companies headquartered in the U.S., but the firm can invest elsewhere as well. Thoma Bravo's investments can be in the form of take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments. The firm's usual equity commitment is at least $25 million and can be as large as $200 million or more. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The firm does not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, business start-ups, the biological sciences, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil and gas or real estate.
10+ years of entrepreneurial experience as a Founder and now as a VC.
His expertise is in Business Development, Sales, Strategy and Operations, working closely with Corporations across the Americas to achieve their goals through Open innovation.
Passionate about working with amazing Founders and creating new Products to support the Latin American ecosystem.