Michael Treskow serves as Partner at Eight Roads Ventures. Michael Treskow served as Principal at Accel Partners. He joined Accel after close to a decade of finance and investment experience in the technology sector. He is responsible for the firm's investments in SpaceApe, a mobile games developer. Michael was also instrumental in Accel's investments and ongoing work with Funding Circle, Qubit, Semmle, Trufa and WorldRemit. He was also a Board Observer at packlink. Prior to Accel, Michael focused on early-stage and growth equity investments in technology companies at Warburg Pincus in San Francisco, invested in publicly traded technology companies at Highside Capital in Dallas, and helped advise technology companies on strategic alternatives as part of Morgan Stanley's investment banking team in New York. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University. He also serves as a Board Member at Decibel Insight. He also serves as Board Member at OTA Insight.
Fun SaaS, particularly with a defensible barrier to entry that is technical. Some infrastructure software & hardware. IoT for consumers and enterprises.
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We don't make consumer (B2C) or crypto investments, sorry.
Jonathan Heiliger serves as Partner at Vertex Ventures US. He is a Board Member at LaunchDarkly. Most recently, he was a General Partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, from April 2012 to November 2014. During his tenure, he started the seed practice and led investments in Lytro, Periscope.io, Quora, and Ravel Law. Prior to NBVP, Jonathan worked at Facebook, where he led global infrastructure, site architecture and internal systems as VP Infrastructure & Technical Operations, from 2007 until 2011. During that time Facebook grew from 35 million to over 800 million users. Before that, Jonathan held executive engineering roles at Wal-Mart and Danger (acquired by Microsoft). He also spent several years as Chief Operating Officer for Loudcloud (which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP). Earlier in his career, Jonathan co-founded and was CTO of GlobalCenter, and later founded Global Crossing's venture capital group. Jonathan currently serves on the board of directors of DuPont Fabros (DFT), Jive Software (JIVE), and Webmonsters. He also co-founded Coolan and served as an Advisor.
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.
Fritz Lanman serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at ClassPass. He serves as Advisor & Investor at LifeQ. He is the Co-Founder at Acequia Capital. He was also a Co-Founder and served as an Executive Chairman at Doppler Labs. He is a Co-Founder and Chairman at Verst. Lanman is a former Microsofter who has gone on to angel invest in companies like Wish, Pinterest, and Square. He served as the Executive Chairman at ClassPass. His primary focus is product development, engineering and recruiting. He is also Cofounder of DWNLD, a platform for building native mobile apps and Director of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership program. Previously, Fritz founded Livestar, a recommendation app acquired by Pinterest. In addition to his operating roles, he is an angel investor in Square, Pinterest, ClassPass, Wish, Teespring and many other technology startups. Previously, he was a corporate strategy executive at Microsoft. He is the Co-Founder at Acequia Capital.
When we invest, we can help startups to hire engineers. We can do this because we run the world's largest programmer conference with a community of 125,000+.
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We typically co-invest alongside other larger seed fund and VCs since our check doesn't provide enough runway on its own. The best types of startups for us to meet come from referrals from other investors who need quality co-investors in their rounds, or from startups who have a round that needs additional participants to complement their lead investor..
Ed Roman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of HackHands and Founding Partner at Hack VC. He is also the Founder of hack.summit and was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ghostfire Games. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1998.
Gaurav Jain is a Co-Founder at Afore Capital. Jain also serves as Principal at Founder Collective. He has deep expertise in building software platforms from the ground up. He was one of the earliest Product Managers for Android. As the lead Product Manager for the Nexus One product line, he launched the first Google experience device on AT&T. He received the Founders Award, highest employee achievement award at Google for his significant contribution to the growth and success of the Android platform. Jain was also the Founding Product Manager for Google+ Enterprise, where he was responsible for crafting Google's social strategy for its enterprise customers. Jain built the founding team for Google+ Enterprise and helped launched the first version of the product. The product is now available to Google's 5 million enterprise customers. He co-founded the Impact Entrepreneurship Group in his first year of undergrad. Impact is now one of the largest non-profits in Canada promoting entrepreneurship. He is also an active mentor at MassChallenge, Canadian Technology Accelerator and Shad Valley. Jain received a Bachelors of Software Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Waterloo in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dror Berman is a Co-Founding Partner at Innovation Endeavors. He is a Board Member of Vicarious Surgical. He is also a Board Member of Team8. Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, he worked on global search products with Yahoo, spearheaded an R&D team at NICE Systems, and led business development for an Israeli CE retailer. Berman has an MBA from Stanford, and graduated cum laude in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
Deep Tech/Hard Science
Food and Beverage
Future of Work
Health and Wellness
Internet and Mobile
Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners invests in Business Services, Communications, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Media and Online Media. Since 1989, the firm has completed over $36 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments involving approximately 450 properties. ABRY manages $3.5 billion of capital in its active funds. The firm is currently investing ABRY Partners VII, a $1.6 billion private equity fund. Investments in portfolio companies range from $25 million to $150 million, typically take controlling positions.The Senior Equity III Fund is a $750 million fund providing senior equity and mezzanine capital. Investments range from $15 million to $50 million in companies that are either owned by others, or sponsored by ABRY's private equity fund. The Senior Debt II Fund is a $1.2 billion fund providing senior debt capital to media, communications, business, and information service companies. These investments are typically first and second lien bank debt securities purchased in the primary or secondary market.
Technology has the power to help us reinvent the way we work—whether that’s at an office, in a factory, or on a farm. Basis Set Ventures invests in early-stage startups that are harnessing opportunities for artificial intelligence to enable people to perform more productively.
We are pragmatic operators and problem solvers. We are experts in machine learning and passionate about AI. We are inspired by the drive and creativity of our entrepreneurs and focused on supporting them in whatever way t