Dave Munichiello serves as General Partner at GV. His background is in building and leading fast-growing, highly technical organizations under pressure in ambiguous environments. Dave joins Google Ventures from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems where he helped grow the eCommerce-enabling robotics company to ultimately sell to Amazon for $775 million. Dave's four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing several client-facing organizations. He established a reputation for consistently recruiting top talent and both building and leading high-performing tea Dave played a key role at Kiva through its first year of integration with Amazon as the two companies partnered to maximize Kiva's impact and shape Amazon's perspective on industrial automation. Dave's career prior to Kiva included management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military's most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world's most advanced technologies. Dave holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Emory University in math and computer science.
Our focus is ICT (SaaS, AI, blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, fintech, marketplaces, big data, robotics), seed to series A opportunities. We cover mostly early stage Portugal and Spain and lead or co-lead with other VCs. We occasionally co-invest in new opportunities elsewhere in Europe or the US.
The intersection of food and medicine, food-related technologies that are focused on making our food system more sustainable, as well as retail tech and new distribution models around food, beverage, and wellness.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Social mobile , Redwo..., U.S.A.
Social mobile - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Developer tools • Mobile Apps • Online Social
General Partner at Elementum Ventures
Ben brings to Elementum a unique perspective and skill set forged in an array of experiences: making music for Universal Records, running IT and data infrastructure at Stanford University and the Stanford Cancer Institute, co-founding a company in media technology and operating a 38-employee SaaS startup. Today, some of the best minds in business rely on Ben’s perspective: he advises both 1517 Fund and 10k Investments, the venture arm of the Coors family. Prior to joining Elementum, Ben was a Venture Partner with UP2398, a single-LP seed fund backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Investing in Other • IT (& TMT) • BioTe... Boston Massachusetts ..., U.S.A.
$50000000 (Later stage VC)
• SevOne, Inc.:
$47100000 (Later stage VC)
$33000000 (Later stage VC)
$22000000 (Later stage VC)
$14600000 (Later stage VC)
• Peloton Computer Enterprises:
• Investment Metrics:
• Five Star Food Service:
• Liberty New Gate:
• Knowlton Development:
• Dawson, Taylor & Company:
• Medal (California):
Boston Massachusetts - Commerce Tennessee - Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Other • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Investment Management • Mobile
The Technology 2020 project was initiated in 1993 to capitalize on the unique resources of the East Tennessee region: the presence of the Oak Ridge National Lab, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a significant number of both large and small information technology companies in the region. The Center for Entrepreneurial Growth (CEG) is an entrepreneurial support organization within Technology 2020. The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurial Growth (CEG) is to create an entrepreneurial climate in the state of Tennessee and to improve the dissemination of ORNL and UT-Knoxville technology through the creation and development of early stage companies focused on growth and long-term sustainability. The CEG combines management expertise, training programs and access to capital to develop an entrepreneurial community and assist with the development of technology based businesses. The Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has partnered with the CEG to develop and implement the Tennessee New Innovation Competition, a statewide opportunity for companies with promising technologies and innovative business models to learn how to prepare for fund raising and to provide an opportunity to gain recognition with potential funding partners. The organization also operates an incubator with office suites ranging from 260-650 sq.ft. Technology 2020 has established The Lighthouse Fund, and Angel Fund capitalized at nearly $1 million. The Lighthouse Fund will typically invest $100,000 to $150,000 as one of several participants in a syndicated deal valued at about $500,000.