Immigrant entreprenuers. We provide 3 things: Your scalable friends and family capital, full immigration support, including sponsorship and stewardship to help you succeed faster. Our goal is to make investment decisions in 3 meetings over 2 hours.
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Founder @unshackled - Investor. Entrepreneur. Love being at the intersection of do good, do well.
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.
Business Development Sales Professional / Consultant
Financial architect of everything finance.
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He has 10+ years experience in the financial industry specializing in business development and sales. Starting out at the Pacific Stock Exchange in LA as an electronic floor broker, he then went upstairs creating a new division for off exchange executions. Eventually his group executed billions of shares per day led to OES Market Group getting bought out by Merrill Lynch.
Later, he moved into the retail side as a financial advisor at Treveri Capital for individuals, managing risk, and creating liquidity for executives of pre-IPO private companies. He likes all inefficient markets that need disruption. He is also scaling Oxford BioChronometrics which passively authenticates a user based on user behavior which is gaining speed in the fake adtech market.
Being a visionary, he is interested in disruptive technologies such as fintech, adtech and cyber security.
For fun he created LA Fintech and LA Ad Pros networking groups with 5,000+ members.
We look for founders using advanced technology or unique market insight to attack high impact problems in the real world, across themes like human health, climate & sustainability, manufacturing and food & agriculture. Our investments include Full Harvest, Mammoth Biosciences, Misty Robotics, Renew Financial, Palantir and Assurex Health.
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Entertainment, adtech, retail/ecommerce.
VC @ Claremont Creek Ventures • Investor @palantir-technologies, @badgeville, @snappytv, @flipswap • Founder @orbit-commerce • Worked at @rre-ventures, @in-q-tel, @bina-technologies
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.
Investor at Basis Set Ventures. Human hunting for intelligent machines.
John Mannes is an investor at Basis Set Ventures, a $136 million early stage venture capital fund focused on supporting startups using machine learning to address big problems across industries. Prior to Basis Set Ventures, John was a TechCrunch writer covering machine intelligence startups, machine learning research and major AI initiatives from big tech.
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.
Urban Sustainability and Resilience focused VC. Co-Founder of Urban Us.
I'm co-founder of Urban Us, an asset manager specialized in early-stage startups upgrading cities for climate change. With a team that spans both coasts, the platform includes an early-stage venture fund, a BMW funded accelerator and an early stage credit fund. I've founded five companies, speak 4 languages, code, and have taught and lectured at the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and HBS. My leisure time is spent reading, playing instruments, and training Muay Thai.
I’m an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a passion for expanding technological innovation into smaller, underrepresented Midwestern communities. In line with this passion and commitment, I founded Heartland Ventures, a $40mm midwest-based venture fund, to enhance Silicon Valley startups’ access to this market. With offices in San Francisco, Indiana, and Ohio, Heartland Ventures connects coastal startups to their largest customers within the recently flourishing and often overlooked Midwestern market.