Advising and investing in early stage companies that spark my passion. Type of business is much less important than the team, market, and opportunity. I love businesses that see a significant need and have a viable solution.
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Me too companies.
"The Uber of ...".
"The Airnb of ..."
"Facebook for ..."
Copenhagen, Denmark - San Francisco, California investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms, as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies for emerging new pl, Denmark
New York City - Northeast - Mid Atlantic - NY - Princeton - Philadelphia - PA - Norwalk - Holliston - Syosset - Boston - Wilmington - Escondido - Naples, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • IoT (& Wearables) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Advertising • Developer tools • Human Resources • Aerospace (& Defense) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer • Film Production (& Distribution) • Semiconductors
ARC Angel Fund is an Angel Fund which invests in seed and early-stage companies based in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area. It invests in the sectors like software, information technology, internet, tech-enabled services, business services, digital media, mobile and healthcare information technology. The firm was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Investing in Media • Education • Busine... Munich Germany , Lond..., U.S.A.
Munich Germany - London - Zurich Switzerland - Paris France - Berlin Germany - Nice France - Stockholm Sweden - New York City (NY) - Vilnius Lithuania - San Diego California - Cambridge Massachusetts - Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Ubiquity Ventures invests in software as it leaves the screen and enters the real world. This ubiquitous software (1) runs on smart hardware and/or (2) understands the world using machine intelligence, so we make seed-stage investments in and partner with smart hardware and machine intelligence startups.
Immigrant founders in the US, from anywhere in the world, who are solving real-world problems with a unique insight. Strong adversity muscle is a must. We'll invest capital, take care of immigration, and surround you with operators who help you move faster.
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Companies without atleast one founder born outside the US. There are plenty of funds for such companies. So, we will focus only where we can add the most value.
Nitin is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund for immigrant founded startups in the U.S. The fund has led marquee investments in driverless trucking, AI for water management, edge computing and emotional intelligence. Before starting Unshackled Ventures, Nitin founded an experiential ecommerce company. Prior to that, he ran finance and strategy for ed-tech startup Kno (acquired by Intel) that raised over $90M of funding from top VC’s including Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Before Kno, Nitin worked at Deloitte, focusing on tech startups and helping them with growth, exits, and strategic initiatives. Nitin has appeared on NBC, NPR, CCTV, has been featured in various publications including Forbes, WSJ, Financial Times, Techcrunch, CNN, and has been an op-ed contributor in the Huffington Post and ReCode. Nitin is actively engaged as mentor or as part of evaluation committee at Stanford University, Babson, Alchemist Accelerator, GTWY, Founder Institute, among others. Being an immigrant himself and having founded startups while on a visa in U.S., Nitin understands the venture resources immigrant founders need, besides capital. He recognizes the opportunity immigrant founders represent and is focused on building an ecosystem that strengthens the pursuit of their American dream.
Especially interested in Social AI, Decentralization via Blockchain, Space Technologies, Millennial Consumer, eSports
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Not interested in Life Sciences, Games, Gambling, Cannabis, Lifestyle businesses
Nurzhas Makishev is the Founder and serves as Partner at NKM Capital. He also is an Angel Investor. He launched NKM Capital with the mission of backing extraordinary entrepreneurs with fundamentally aligned investment terms. Prior to NKM Capital, Nurzhas was an angel investor in over 50 leading consumer internet, media, and technology companies. He has led personal and fund investments in Lyft, Hyperloop One, Ripple, eShares, Cruise (acquired by GM), Robinhood and other iconic companies. Before founding NKM Capital, Nurzhas has spent over 12 years in the technology industry, as an investor, entrepreneur, product manager, engineer, and researcher. He was an early stage investor at Venrock and IP Group, partnering with industry-changing entrepreneurs in NYC tech and investing in science-driven startups. While in Silicon Valley, Nurzhas led programmatic video ads strategy at Google, managed enterprise financial apps development at Oracle and cofounded news summarization and coalition loyalty startups. He began his career developing peer-to-peer, AI systems in Andy Lippman's research group at MIT Media Lab, followed by investment banking stints at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America in NYC. Nurzhas received an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was elected Managing Director of Wharton Venture Partners, and a pair of Bachelor's Degrees in Economics and Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, where he attended on full scholarship.
--- Applied AI / Machine Learning
--- Food technologies
--- Hyper-differentiated products
Pathbreaker invests in specialized teams solving hard technical problems in pursuit of generational impact.
VC with Azure Capital (investor in @tripit, Open Road Media, @get-satisfaction, @education-com, ezRez, @blogher); Entrepreneur with H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc.;
Anamitra Banerji is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Afore Capital. Banerji served as Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as a Board Member of Localytics. He came to Foundation with eight years of product management leadership experience in the consumer internet space at Twitter, Yahoo! and Overture. Before working in product roles, Anamitra was a software engineer in the enterprise data space for four years. He also co-founded an internet-healthcare company PlanetHealthOnline. Anamitra joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager. While there, he built out Twitter's advertising team, incubating from scratch all three products promoted tweets, promoted trends and promoted accounts, he led the team in getting those products up and running. As Partner at Foundation Capital, Banerji focuses on identifying and investing in promising startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology industries. He uses his vast personal experience working alongside entrepreneurs to identify those who stand out in their respective industries. During his time as an Entrepreneur In Residence, he served as a consultant in the investment process and also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction. Anamitra earned an MBA from Cornell University and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
Investing in BioTech • Hardware (& Manufactu... Alameda, California ,..., U.S.A.
Alameda, California - Austin (TX) - Boston (MA) - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Seattle / Portland - New York (NY) - Washington (DC) - Los Angeles (CA), U.S.A.
BioTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Future Of Work • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense) • Mobility
Managing Partner at Alpha Bridge Ventures
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I am particularly interested in Aerospace and defense right now. Drones, space, flight and everything connecting them.
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I don't invest in purely consumer facing businesses, e-commerce businesses, game studios or ad tech. If your business is not based on a novel technology or an original application of technology to a new space, it probably is not a great fit.
New York - California - CA - Washington - Boulder - DC - Los Angeles - Palo Alto - San Leandro - Mountain View - Salt Lake City - United Kingdom - San Jose - Santa Monica - IL - Woburn - Santa Clara - Delray Beach, United States
Dr. William Tai is a Co-Founder of Sangha Capital. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Chairman at Metagood. He serves as Board Member at Kickfurther. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Special Limited Partner at ACTAI Ventures. He is a Co-Founder of OneOf. He also serves as Advisor at Stack Capital Group and CrowdClip. He serves as Advisor & Global Ambassador at Powerledger. He served as Board Member at Glyde. He also served as Advisor at CoinCircle. He also serves as an Advisor at Tango. He also served as a Partner at MaiTai Global. He serves as Head of the Strategy Committee, Board Member & Advisor at BitFury. He served as Advisor at Kickfurther. He also serves as Advisor at Emercoin. He is a prolific individual investor and entrepreneur, serving as the Founding Chairman of Treasure Data; a Board Director of BitFury, and a Board Director of Voxer. He served as Board Member at Scribd. He is also a lead investor as an individual in Canva, Shoes of Prey, and Tango.me, Tweetdeck/Twitter and Zoom.us. He established the Silicon Valley office for Charles River Ventures and is a Partner Emeritus backing Ark, Maxthon, and Wish.com on CRV's behalf. Previously he served as a Partner at IVP and was the Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO 2000 via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley). He was the Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813) and past Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies: AWRD EGHT IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth Australia. He started his career as a computer chip designer and previously worked for semiconductor behemoth TSMC. He holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard. He serves as Advisor at Power Ledger. He is a Co-Founder of Revel.
Core Technologies, Artificial Intelegence, Big Data. Edge Computing, Data Driven Applications
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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.
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.
At Techstars, we believe that great founders can come from Anywhere. That's why we've built Techstars Anywhere. A full Techstars mentor driven accelerator program delivered (mostly) virtually. As a remote first accelerator, we're especially interested in the future of work and the impacts remote work has on the rest of our lives.
Jonathan Simmons serves as Board Member and Chief Strategy Officer at Zone. He leads Zone's strategy discipline, helping clients focus on the best digital opportunities for their business. He has led mission critical projects for Barratt Homes, University of the Arts London (UAL) and Maersk, all delivering genuine business benefits through redefining the relationship between brands and their customers. In addition, Jonathan is an industry-leading expert on social purpose, helping brands such as Unilever and Nike deliver on their promises and charities, such as British Red Cross and RSPB, develop and thrive in a digital world. Jonathan joined Zone following its acquisition of Public Zone, a business he founded with Amanda McKenna in 2006, that grew into the largest social purpose digital agency in the UK working with 50 of the UK's top 100 charities. Jonathan began his career in print, developing and launching new products for the Guardian and Observer. He served as the Board Member at We Are Colony.
Blockchain, SAAS, digital, ecommerce services, industry 4.0, marketplaces, aerospace
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lifescience, biotech, energy, cleantech,
Gianluca Dettori is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at dPixel. Dettori also serves as Partner and Chairman at Primomiglio SGR. He was a Co-Founder and served as President at Abbeynet. He is also a Co-founder of Vitaminic and served as its Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 to 1999, he has been general manager for Lycos Bertelsmann, Italy. Gianluca was responsible for the launch of www.lycos.it and the development of the operations in Italy. Before joining Lycos, Dettori was marketing and sales manager of Italia Online. Currently he is an expert consultant of EAVE, in Brussels for interactive multimedia. He is also the Co-founder of the Italian branch of Internet Advertising Bureau. He also served as a board observer at CrowdEngineering and as a board member at Mobango. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin.