Patent Attorney. Stanford Professor. First investor @twilio. Early investor @cruise-automation.
Linked In Description:
Purpose :: Over the last 20 years, I have supported 10 early stage nonprofits, funded 100 early stage startups, crafted patent applications for 500 early stage startups, taught 750 engineering students at Stanford University, and advised the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan which provides experiential learning for 1000s of engineering students. It took me an embarrassingly long time to connect all of these dots, but I now understand that my purpose on this planet is quite simple: to empower entrepreneurs.
Gratitude :: I am incredibly grateful to Diana Lin (my partner in Schox Patent Group), Reilly Brennan (my partner in Trucks Venture Capital), and Kate Schox (my partner in — literarily — everything).
Bio :: Jeffrey Schox is the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups, and a general partner at Trucks Venture Capital, which funds the entrepreneurs building the future of transportation. Previously, Jeff worked as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors and as a patent attorney for two of the largest patent law firms before starting his own law firm. Schox Patent Group has prepared and filed 1000+ patent applications and has guided 500+ startups through the due diligence process (resulting in $5B+ raised from venture capital). Trucks Venture Capital, which is now on their second fund, has made 30+ investments, including nuTonomy (acquired), Nauto, Zendrive, Starsky Robotics, May Mobility, SkyRyse and Joby. Jeff has made 100+ angel investments in startups, including Twilio (first investor, IPO) and Cruise (early investor, acquired by GM for a reported $1B). As a Lecturer for Stanford University, Jeff teaches the course "Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs.” He is also the Advisory Board Chair for the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Los Angeles Californi..., U.S.A.
• Shift (Car Marketplace):
$13000000 (Later stage VC)
$6500000 (Seed Round)
$3200000 (Early stage VC)
$2300000 (Seed Round)
• FairClaims, Inc.:
$1750000 (Seed Round)
Los Angeles California - San Francisco Bay Area - Austin - Seattle - Chicago - Boston - New York - Los Angeles San Francisco, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Advertising • Online Social
Eva Ho is a Co-Founder & serves as a General Partner at Fika Ventures. She also serves as an Angel Investor. She is a serial entrepreneur and founder, most recently a founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Prior, she was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google and Youtube for 5 years. Prior to Google, she was the head of marketing for Applied Semantics, a company that sold to Google in 2003. She also co-founded Navigating Cancer, a health startup, in 2008 which is now based in Seattle. She is active in the non-profit sector, serving on the boards of California Community Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, First Descents, and Iridescent. She is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the city of Los Angeles working with Mayor Eric Garcetti and his team. She holds an MBA from Cornell and a BA from Harvard.
Barry is a Partner of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure, with a specific interest in cloud computing, big data, storage, consumerization of IT, and networking. He has 15 years of venture capital experience, 10 years of operating experience and has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top 100 investors multiple times.Barry works closely with Avi Networks, MapR Technologies, Nimble Storage, Pertino and youwho.
His past investments include Pliant Technology (acquired by Sandisk), Calista Technologies (acquired by MSFT), Arbor Networks (acquired by DHR), Growth Networks (acquired by CSCO), Maker Communications (acquired post-IPO by CNXT), Metasolv Software (acquired post-IPO by ORCL), Sirocco Systems (acquired by SCMR), and Telogy Networks (acquired by TI).
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Barry held executive roles in business development and general management at Cisco Systems from 1991-1997. While at Cisco, Barry established many of the company’s largest distribution channels across OEMs, Service Providers, Distributors, and VARs. He also developed Cisco’s initial M&A process and directed the first wave of acquisitions and integrations for the company.Barry holds a BA in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Barry is a member of the UCLA Economics Board of Visitors.
WE ONLY INVEST IN IN CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY. Fairly agnostic about the industry, we look for the very best founders to back. We are excited about helping you realize ideas that matter, rather than just making something that people want.
Not Interested In
No "arbitrage" businesses - that means no simple ecommerce, no lead gen, nothing which lacks truly sustainable competitive advantage.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Investment Management • Mobile
Guy Turner serves as Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners. He joined Hyde Park Venture Partners in 2011 from Boston Consulting Group where he focused on corporate strategy across a variety of industries; he started his investing career as an Associate and then actively investing Member of Hyde Park Angels in 2009. Guy has led investments in numerous B2B software companies and is a Director at Geofeedia, InContext Solutions. Guy spent his early career as a mechanical engineer with Raytheon and General Electric and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. Guy is also a Siebel Scholar, Kauffman Fellow and a co-inventor on two US Patents.
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 Education • A.I. (& Big Data) &... Palo Alto California ..., U.S.A.
Palo Alto California - Human capital - Parenting/families - San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A.
Education • A.I. (& Big Data) • Human Resources • Impact
General Partner at Reach Capital
General Partner in Reach Capital (an early stage venture fund for edtech startups). Started in edtech industry in 2013 as Executive Director of co.lab, an accelerator for ed-tech startups leveraging the power of games to improve educational outcomes
Former co-founder and CEO of social game developer Atakama Labs. Based in San Francisco and Santiago, Chile. Developing next generation social games on mobile platforms.
Acquired in Oct 2011 by the DeNA Group (TYO:2432). After acquisition I became VP at DeNA with roles in Studios, corporate development and as Head of Alliances.
Previously co-founder and CEO of Wanako Games, a console, PC and online videogame development company that pioneered in leveraging Latin American talent for the design and production of videogames. Wanako earned numerous awards including Game of the Year 2006 for Xbox Live by IGN.com.
After Wanako was acquired by Vivendi Inc (Paris: VIV) in December 2006, I was VP of Business Development at Sierra Online.
Previous to Wanako I had worked in the VC, Private Equity and Investment Banking industries.
Austin (TX) - Seattle (WA) - Los Angeles (CA) - New York (NY) - ; Austin Texas ; New York New York ; New York, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • AgroTech • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Advertising • AR/VR • Robotics • Mobile
Most Interested In
I'm a Founding Partner with Quake Capital, an industry agnostic early stage accelerator and venture fund. We prefer companies focused on markets and problems with lasting value and substantial global reach. Current investments include companies in AdTech, AgTech, AI, Energy, Enterprise Software, eSports, Hardware, IoT, Industrial, Manufacturing, and VR.
We typically get involved early, investing anywhere from $150k to $250k per opportunity and we look for quantifiable signs of traction.
Not Interested In
We don’t typically fund biotechnology companies, restaurants, consultancies, or other local service oriented companies.
Nicole Glaros serves as a Partner at Techstars. He is an Angel Investor. She is an entrepreneur and has been mentoring, supporting, and investing in entrepreneurs for over 15 years. Nicole got her entrepreneurial start in the 4th grade, orchestrating cousins into theatrical plays and charging neighbors admission. While earning her masters degree at the University of Florida, Nicole co-founded a tech startup that retailed products to the property management industry. It was there she developed her lifelong passion for supporting tech entrepreneurs. She took her learnings of how to scale and applied it to CTEK, an incubator in Colorado supporting tech startups in 2002, before accelerators existed. She helped grow CTEK from 1 to 5 offices across the state, and was an early catalyst in developing the startup ecosystem in Colorado. Most recently, she is the Chief Innovation Officer at Techstars - a global network and investor in early-stage web software companies. She's been with the company since it's earliest days, yet has been instrumental in its growth from one office in Boulder, CO to a global powerhouse, featuring investment offices in 18 cities worldwide, events in over 500 cities globally, with $265M in capital under management and a market cap of over $5B. Through Techstars she's invested in over 90 startups, most of which she still supports to this day. In addition to her role at Techstars, she's also on the board of Pana. Previously she's been on the boards of Owlet, the Application Developer's Alliance, Simple Energy and Pledge1Percent Colorado, She was named one of the Coolest People in New York Tech and an Extraordinary Woman in New York Tech by Business Insider, Marie Claire named her one of the NewGuard, and Entrepreneur Magazine named her One of the Most 7 Powerful Women to Watch and featured in the Denver Business Journal. She's been featured on CNBC, Inc.com, and Huffington Post, and her talks have been featured at SXSW, TEDx, WebSummit, Pioneers Festival, Arctic festival, the University of Colorado, Real Leaders, @WomenatForbes Mentoring Moments, and many, many more.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., United States
• Inkling (Publishing):
$49450000 (Later stage VC)
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
• Hound Labs:
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
$27000000 (Early stage VC)
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
$23000000 (Later stage VC)
$21250000 (Later stage VC)
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
$17100000 (Later stage VC)
• Ever AI:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
• The Muse:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
• Rhapsody Networks:
• Origami Logic:
• Icon Ventures:
• World Golf Tour:
• Ad Infuse:
• Innotas by Planview:
• Pano Logic:
• US Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office:
• TIBCO LogLogic:
• Intruvert Networks:
• Worldview Technology Partners:
San Francisco California - Palo Alto California Palo Alto, California, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Gaming (& eSports) • Material Science • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Mobile
General Partner at Icon Ventures
Jeb Miller serves as General Partner at Icon Ventures. He was also a Board Member at Origami Logic. He is also a Board Member at Ripcord. He joined Icon Ventures in 2009, bringing over fifteen years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist, operating executive and investment banker. He has relentless energy and is passionate about teaming with entrepreneurs to help build successful companies. He also serves as a consultant to the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative program of the US Department of Defense. His venture capital career began with Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures, a corporate venture group he co-founded in 2001. He then further developed his venture investing skills with two leading venture capital firms, three years as a Partner with ComVentures and three years as a Principal with Worldview Technology Partners. Prior to joining Icon Ventures, he was with the Silicon Valley office of The Carlyle Group focused on technology investing. He also gained valuable operating experience as Managing Director of Business Development for Scient, a pioneering Internet consulting firm. He began his career with Morgan Stanley's technology investment banking groups in New York, Boston and Menlo Park. At Icon, he is on the Board of CloudPhysics, TRUSTe and WGT Sports, is a Board observer at Delphix, Inkling and Purfresh, and was involved with Devicescape, TuneIn and Vuclip. Prior Icon portfolio companies include Aster Data Systems (Teradata), FireEye (FEYE), MoPub (Twitter), Ocarina Networks (Dell) and Oodle (QVC). His past investments include AdInfuse (Velti), Innotas, IntruVert Networks (McAfee), LogLogic (TIBCO), ONStor (LSI Logic) and Rhapsody Networks (Brocade). Over the course of his twelve-year venture capital career, he has had the opportunity to work with over 40 start-ups. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College where he graduated summa cum laude.
LLR Partners is a private equity firm managing over $2 billion. LLR Partners invests in Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Security & Government, and IT Services & Software. The firm provides growth capital for the following situations: Growth, Acquisitions, Buyouts, and Recapitalizations. LLR Partners provides capital to companies that have revenues of $10 million to $150 million, seeking to invest between $15 million and $100 million of equity per transaction. LLR will invest in businesses throughout the country, but the firm's primary geographic focus is the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States. LLR is currently investing out of its $800 million 3rd fund.