David Mes is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Off The Grid Ventures. He also serves as a Venture Partner at US Invest LLC. He was a Co-Founder of Arc Venture Partners and served as a Managing Partner.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • CleanTech • A... New York City (NY) , ..., U.S.A.
$300000 (Seed Round)
New York City (NY) - New York New York ; New Delhi India; Palo Alto California ; New York ; California, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Robotics • Legal Tech
Founding Member and Legal Advisor, Excelerate at Excelerate
Anil Advani is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Inventus Law. Anil Advani specializes in the representation of early stage startup companies, venture funds, institutional angel investors and many prominent angel investors in silicon valley, India and other startup jurisdictions around the world. In the last 17 years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Advani has represented more than 2,000 startup companies and numerous founders, venture capital investors, angel investors, investment banks and venture debt investors in silicon valley and across the world, on issues relating to formation, founder issues, consulting and advisory arrangements, capital structuring, angel financings, venture financings, debt financings, leasing, strategic licensing and customer arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions. Advani has represented clients in more than 300 financing and M&A transactions valued at over $2 billion in the aggregate. He also has an active practice representing: (1) U.S. based public companies, investment banks, financial institutions and venture funds on acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions in India, and (2) companies from New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, Chicago, India, Singapore, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Croatia, Iceland, Czech, Hungary, Romania, South Africa, the U.K. and other world jurisdictions in setting up operations in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting Inventus Law in September 2009, Advani was Of Counsel and Head of India Practice in the Menlo Park offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Before joining Orrick, he was General Counsel and Vice President of SemIndia, a pioneering effort to establish semiconductor manufacturing in India. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating with the Government of India in formulating a comprehensive semiconductor policy for India as well as with the State of Andhra Pradesh in structuring Fab City in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining SemIndia, Advani was a Senior Associate in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward where his practice focused on representing emerging companies and the venture funds and banks that finance those companies. Advani started his legal career practicing in the High Court of Delhi, India. He is licensed to practice in California, New York and New Delhi, India.
Head of Bloomberg Beta, a new thing. Chairman of OUYA, also new :)
Linked In Description:
Obsessed with how we make work -- the thing we do with more waking hours than any other -- better.
To do that, I prioritize job one: husband (2007 - Present) and father (2008 - Present, promoted to father of two in 2011).
I tried writing my LinkedIn to be honest to both my successes and the other stuff -- so you can understand me better than the camera only showed my good side. If that means you'd rather not work with me, let's be grateful we learned that now! (The only important thing that hit the cutting room floor is the long list of side projects half started, started and abandoned, or started only in my imagination.)
I've had a messy, hand-wringy career (in non-profit, professional services, city government, big media, video games, academia, day-zero startup, investing), where I was never hired for any job for which I was qualified (including starting a company, where I guess I sort of co-hired myself and was still unqualified). Only later did I realize the one thread that tied it all together -- making work better.
In 2013, Bloomberg L.P. gave me the opportunity to turn my obsession with the future of work into my job when we created Bloomberg Beta. I believe the fastest way to make change is to build extraordinary technology companies (and, these days, machine intelligence companies in particular).
To keep learning, I teach a course in media at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and serve on the boards of a non-profit (the Center for Investigative Reporting).
If you've read to this point (thank you!), and want to connect on LinkedIn, I usually use connections on LinkedIn for references -- so if we have yet to interact, better to just email me. (roy at bloombergbeta dot com)
And last: I type 88 wpm. I play Werewolf. Never at the same time. Yet. I'm unsure if I know enough to give, or even believe in, advice, if you're tempted to ask for any.
Murat Aktihanoglu is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. He was the Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer at Centrl. Murat has previously served as a technologist to Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's most well-known brands including AT&T, Sony, Panasonic, Logitech and Pioneer. He has established engineering infrastructures and software development methodologies for numerous startups including Improv, Sonicbox, Plaxo, Manyone and Coollris. He has managed engineering teams for Silicon Graphics in Mountain View and Sony Corporation in California and Tokyo.
Investing in A.I. (& Big Data) • Food & Beverage AI , Food and beverag..., U.K.
AI - Food and beverage - London - U.K., U.K.
A.I. (& Big Data) • Food & Beverage
Investor in interesting things.
I'm the Managing Director at Techstars London, a partner at The Fund and an early stage investor, advisor and board member for companies across the US, Europe and Asia. I also run a regular dealflow email for 800+ angel and VC investors around the world.
Previously, I was the MD at Techstars Connection in partnership with AB InBev program in New York, and have worked as a mentor on Techstars and multiple other accelerator programs across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia.
I’ve invested in over 50 companies around the world, and am a regular speaker at conferences around the world - including Web Summit, Collision, SXSW, Mobile World Congress, Slush, Slush Tokyo, Pioneers, Tech Open Air, the Pirate Summit, Arabnet, GITEX, the Global Apps Summit, the Mobile Games Forum and many others. I also write for Wired, TechCrunch, Mashable and others.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Bengaluru India , New..., U.S.A.
$1000000 (Seed Round)
$275000 (Angel Round)
$222500 (Angel Round)
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$115000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$600000 (Seed Round)
$300000 (Seed Round)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
$50000 (Seed Round)
Bengaluru India - New York (NY) - - Boston Massachusetts - New York New York - San Francisco California U, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • DeepTech • Mobile • Online Social
Vikas Taneja serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. Vikas Taneja joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1998. He is a global topic leader in sales, sales force effectiveness, account planning, and several other topics within the firm's Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. He is also BCG's technology, media, and telecommunications node in Boston. Vikas has focused on achieving profitable growth at major corporations. He has led major programs to improve business performance through sales productivity, better product portfolios, process reengineering, and organization restructuring. Before joining BCG, Vikas worked at Arch Technology Partners, where he evaluated and helped commercialize new technologies emerging from the University of Chicago's academic labs and medical school. Vikas also worked in the information and technology group at McKinsey. Vikas is a member of BCG's executive committee and the Boston lead of Pratham, an India-based organization that has helped more than 4 million children achieve literacy and basic mathematics skills. He is also an Angel Investor.
London - Berlin Germany - New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Boston Massachusetts - Los Angeles California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Life Science
Founder of The Impact Seat / Technology Investor
IP valuations and financial experience.
Linked In Description:
Investor, economist and entrepreneur, Barbara Clarke enjoys interacting with professionals who believe in creating diverse teams to drive innovation and business success. Called ‘The Force’, Clarke fuels change in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, stimulates growth in early stage tech startups and boosts organizational excellence with her investment expertise and global insights.
Founder and president of The Impact Seat, Clarke has been investing in emerging technologies, including medical devices, for almost a decade. To date, Clarke has invested in more than 60 companies and 12 funds in North America and Europe. She has been creating opportunities for under-represented entrepreneurs by investing in companies that are either led by women of color or have women on their funding teams – even before it became fashionable to do so. As a key member of the investment community, she also advises entrepreneurs and innovators on launching companies, accessing capital, and leveraging the international network of investors.
Barbara serves on several boards, including Portfolia, an investment fund focused on women as venture capitalists, Founders First Capital Partners, an accelerator and finance firm that invests in a diverse group of founders and Boost, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform using computer vision technology.
Prior to launching The Impact Seat, Clarke spent more than a decade in management consulting firms, including KPMG and PwC and launched a nationwide nonprofit to support grieving children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University and master’s in international economics and finance from Brandeis University. A polyglot, she speaks several languages, including German, French and Italian.
When she is not scoping out promising startups to invest in, Clarke enjoys exploring new cities, supporting local artists and listening to alternative/indie rock.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobility
Fusion Fund is a venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The firm specializes in early-stage and later-stage investments. The firm invests in the companies operating in the industrial technologies, enterprise technologies, artificial intelligence, medical and healthcare technologies sectors.
Tekton is an global seed fund that makes early stage investments in category defining companies in several strategic geographies around the world. What excites me is founders looking to build truly global venture scale businesses from scratch!
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Founder, Managing Partner, @tekton-ventures (seed fund). Former entrepreneur, sold last co. to @formspring. Public servant to company builders.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Consumer
Polaris Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in seed, early, later and expansion stage companies operating in the technology and healthcare sectors. The firm was founded in 1996 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Founded in 2008, ff Venture Capital is a technology venture capital firm headquartered in New York, New York. The firm invests in applied artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity, machine learning, enterprise software, drones and robotics sectors.
ACME is a venture capital firm based in 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 platfor
MDI Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Telkom Indonesia and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The firm focuses on early and mid-stage companies in the Southeast Asia region and globally. It also runs an accelerator program Indigo.