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.
Village Capital is a nonprofit that operates business accelerator programs for game-changing entrepreneurs worldwide. Village Capital also operates an affiliated investment fund that invests capital using a unique peer selection model where the entrepreneurs themselves choose who will receive catalytic funding in their cohort. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs focused on innovation in a particular geographic area (e.g. Brazil, New Orleans, East Africa) or a specific sector (e.g. mobile, energy, education). A select group of approximately 15 entrepreneurs goes through a 12-week program focused on building their businesses. The curriculum covers: (1) customer discovery/development, (2) team-building, (3) product refinement, (4) financials, and (5) scaling and impact, and (6) exit strategy. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs vote on the top ventures to receive Village Capital's pre-committed capital. In the past four years, Village Capital has launched seventeen programs worldwide, supporting over 275 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $30 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and served 4 million customers.
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.
I'm most passionate about energy and environmental stewardship and human health. As a whole, Blackhorn Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who are improving resource efficiency with science and engineering-based solutions.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Boston Massachusetts ..., United States
$63000000 (Later stage VC)
• Next Force Technology:
$6000000 (Venture Round)
• Kleeen Software:
$1600000 (Pre Seed Round)
• Kleeen Software:
$1600000 (Seed Round)
$15000000 (Venture Round)
• Confer Technologies:
$17000000 (Series B)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$17000000 (Series B)
• Energy Vault SA:
• Heliogen Inc.:
• Neotribe Ventures:
• Carbon Black, Inc.:
• Cerebras Systems:
• Phantom Cyber:
• Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr):
• CliQr Technologies:
Boston Massachusetts - San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Menlo Park, California, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Hospitality (& Events) • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • AR/VR • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Mobile Apps • Aerospace (& Defense) • Life Science • Nanotechnology • Online Social
Most Interested In
My focus is in solving 50 primal, first order problems by 2045. They will all be built using breakthrough technology that stretches the imagination. My goal is to help exceptional founders realize their highest ambitions. I work alongside entrepreneurs as their non judgmental brain partner, drawing upon my operating experience at 3 startups (one went IPO, one failed and one was acquired by Cisco) and lots of tribal knowledge about building world class companies.
Mountain View California - Valley California - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • Mobile Apps • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Consumer
David Krane serves as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at GV. He served as a Board Member at CircleUp Network. He co-manages the fund and invests in a wide range of technology companies including Uber, Nest and Urban Engines. David's Google career began 15 years ago, as director of Global Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, David oversaw the company's strategic communications programs worldwide and worked as a member of the senior leadership team to grow Google from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar global enterprise. David's prior professional experience spanned both startup and public companies, including Apple Computer, QUALCOMM, Four11 (now Yahoo! Mail), and two computer security software developers. David received his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.
--- 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.
Semil Shah serves as a Venture Partner at GGV Capital. He also serves as an Investor of BirdEye. He is the Founder and serves as a General Partner of Haystack, which invested in more than 70 companies, including Instacart, Hired, and DoorDash. He serves as the Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He serves on the advisory boards of The Alpha Network and StrictlyVC. He is also a former consultant for several venture capital firms, including General Catalyst, Trinity Ventures, and GGV Capital, among others. His notable AI investments include AirMap, an airspace services provider that focuses on providing accurate airspace information for building unmanned aircraft, drones, and applications; Iris Automation, which helps industrial drones avoid collision; and SkySafe, which provides drone defense and airspace control solutions. Semil holds a bachelor's degree from University of Michigan and a Master's degree from Harvard University.
I'm a VC & angel investor with 120+ deals done.
My fund, Asymmetry Ventures, focuses on seed-stage deals.
I also founded and currently manage an AngelList syndicate of 1600 accredited investors. Our syndicate deploys checks of $100K - $300K into exceptional early-stage ventures.
I love deep tech (e.g. life sci/biotech; med devices & healthcare; AI; hardware & IoT).
And in general, I love startups with strong early traction (ideally revenues - but user and usage traction are great too).
Not Interested In
As a rule, I don't invest in pre-seed companies.
But I'd be thrilled to meet talented founders at the pre-seed stage, and get to know them as they take early steps in building their ventures!
Obsessively hunting down, and investing in, the world's fastest-growing startups. Moonlighting as strategist @capgemini. Served time @harvard-4, @berkeley.
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... 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.