I focus on consumer marketplaces and transactional businesses, particularly those that provide a 10x experience to consumers and save them money.
Not Interested In
Businesses that would basically be the same w/o software.
Sarah Tavel serves as General Partner at Benchmark Capital. She serves as a Board Member at Chainalysis. Tavel also served as Investment Partner at Greylock Partners prior to Benchmark Capital. She also served as an Advisor at SignalFire. Previously, she served as a Manager, Products at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, she was Vice President of Bessemer Venture Partners. Sarah Tavel, a senior associate in the Menlo Park office, joined Bessemer in 2006. Working with Jeremy Levine, she focused on the software and Internet sectors and has been closely involved in investments with consumer internet company Pinterest; Microsoft SharePoint migration solutions provider Metalogix; leads-generator Yodle; learning-and-talent-management company Cornerstone OnDemand (IPO); e-commerce site Onestop; energy-management company CPower (acquired by Constellation Energy); SaaS online-marketing company Convertro; business-software company MindBody Solutions; and leading Russian e-commerce company KupiVIP. She also works with Bessemer company eEye Digital Security and worked with Quidsi (operator of Diapers.com and Soap.com), acquired by Amazon.com, and classifieds-provider OLX, acquired by Naspers.
Arjun Sethi is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Tribe Capital. He is a Board Member at SFOX. He is a Co-Founder of JamLegend. He is a Board Member at Kissmetrics and Chairman at Primer. He served as Partner at Social Capital. He also served as Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo. Prior to Yahoo, he Co-Founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at MessageMe. Sethi received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland.
Josh Felser is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Freestyle Capital. He also serves as Advisor at Catalyst Investors. Previously he Co-Founded and was CEO of Crackle, formerly known as Grouper Networks, a company that uses P2P technology to allow users to share their personal media within private groups. He previously served as Vice President of America Online and as General Manager of AOL's music brands Spinner, Winamp and Shoutcast. Felser was the co-founder of Spinner.com, a leading Internet music destination and served as President until its May 1999 purchase by America Online. In July 1996 he founded Internet music startup, RadioCo (a division of Organic Online), which ultimately merged with DJ.com (renamed Spinner.com). Previously, Felser was a Director of Business and Product Development in the Multimedia Group of U.S. West; an executive with News Corp. and a Manager, Business Development for News Corp.'s Fox Inc. in Los Angeles. Felser received his BA in Political Science from Duke University and his MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke. He is also the Co-Founder of FYI Living and serves as Chairman of the company.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Tallinn Estonia , Lux..., Luxembourg
$200000 (Seed Round)
Tallinn Estonia - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Advertising • Human Resources • Mobile • Online Social
Taavi Lepmets is the Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Trind Venture. Lepmets serves as Angel Investor at Taavi Lepmets. He also serves as an Advisor of Weekdone. Taavi is based in Munich, but often meets companies in Central and Eastern Europe. He attends many industry events.
Founded in 2011, Red Swan Ventures is a venture capital firm and an angel group based in New York, New York. The firm invests in the information technology, consumer service and artificial intelligence sectors.
Wesley Chan is a member of the board of directors at Canva, one of the world's most valuable private internet companies valued north of $40B, where he led the Series A and C rounds. He founded Google Analytics and Google Voice and holds 17 US patents for his work in creating Google AdWords.
As an early employee at Google, Chan helped to start, launch, and grow Google Analytics and Google Voice, products which millions of users depend on worldwide. He is a recipient of Google's founder award, the company's most prestigious recognition, for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google's early client efforts. Chan also holds nine US Patents from his work on starting the business for targeted display advertising at Google. Additionally, he has held positions as a research lead at HP Labs, a program manager at Microsoft, and holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT where he did his graduate research at the Media Laboratory. He was selected as a "Top 35 Under 35" innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010. Given his diverse background, Chan's investments at Google Ventures include companies that address markets in software and web services, mobile, biotech and cleantech. He has also held board or observer seats in Angelist, Crittericism, iPerian (exited to Bristol Myers-Squibb), Cool Planet Energy Systems, and Switch Communications. Wesley also led investments in Optimizely, Vungle, DataPad (exited to Cloudera), Freshplum (exited to TellApart), Namo Media (exited to Twitter), and Parse (exited to Facebook). He also served as Advisor at DoubleRock.
Gradient Ventures is the venture capital arm of Google. The firm is focused on making early-stage investments in the artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and machine learning sectors. The firm is based in Mountain View, California and was founded in 2017.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Sydney Australia , Be..., Germany
$1870000 (Seed Round)
Sydney Australia - Berlin Germany - Munich Germany - Sydney New South Wales Australia - Australia, Germany
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Advertising • Food & Beverage • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Justus Hammer is the Founder and serves as the Managing Director at Sellable and also a Co-Founder and serves as an Advisor at Mad Paws. He also serves as a Managing Director at Axis7. He is a Co-Founder at Spreets.
GoAhead Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm invests in early-stage and seed stages operating in the mobile, e-commerce, financial service, and retail sectors.