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.
Gradient Ventures is the venture capital arm of Google. The firm is focused on making early-stage investments in the artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and machine learning sectors. The firm is based in Mountain View, California and was founded in 2017.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... London , New York (NY..., U.S.A.
$3100000 (Seed Round)
• Dote Shopping:
$7200000 (Series A)
$25000000 (Series C)
$10000000 (Series A)
$75000000 (Series C)
$27000000 (Series B)
$24200000 (Series A)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Haus Beauty:
• Haus Beauty:
$50000000 (Series C)
$3240000000 (Later stage VC)
$1163100000 (Later stage VC)
$300000000 (Early stage VC)
$75000000 (Later stage VC)
$60000000 (Later stage VC)
$32000000 (Later stage VC)
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
• Dremio Corporation:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
• Arctic Wolf Networks:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
$15600000 (Early stage VC)
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
(Later stage VC)
London - New York (NY) - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Local commerce • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Consumer
General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Nicole is an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focused on early stage Consumer internet and FinTech companies, having invested in companies such as Calm, Cameo, Lunchclub, HAUS, Rothy’s, Zola, Daily Harvest, Illumix, Girlboss and Goop.
Nicole spent nearly a decade at Morgan Stanley covering the European and US e-commerce, retail and consumer companies. She also angel invested in healthcare and consumer companies over those years and then went to Nutmeg, a London based FinTech company. Later during business school, Nicole launched her own startup, which is where she met Lightspeed.
Nicole invests in generational change companies who are building brands and quickly becoming part of popular culture.
She holds a degree in math and economics from the University of York, England and an MBA from Stanford.
Golden Seeds is an angel investor group and acts as an early-stage investment firm which specializes in seed, early stage and later stage investments. The firm focuses on women-led companies and invests in the B2B and B2C technology, healthcare and consumer products sectors. The firm was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Founded in 2010, Right Side Capital Management is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm invests ins in pre-seed stage companies focusing on the technology sector based in the United States and Canada.
Right Side Capital Management is a pre-VC stage investor that invest in tech companies raising sub-$500k rounds at sub-$4M valuations who already have a live product that is generating revenue; usually $5k - $25+ MRR. They invest primarily in software & data companies.
San Francisco Bay Area - Sequoia Capital is a venture capital investment firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Developer tools • Local commerce • Material Science • Investment Management • Life Science • Mobile • Nanotechnology • Oncology
If you are an entrepreneur who has the courage to do what seems impossible, the insights to credibly connect the dots between the realities of today to the seemingly impossible future, and the ambition to build an enduring business around those insights, the Sequoia Team and I are all ears and willing to help you accomplish those dreams. At the core, I am an operator fortunate enough to help teams scale three companies from the formidable founding stages to profitable businesses and to successful exits, such as a banner-advertising network (LinkExchange [MSFT]), a voice recognition cloud platform (Tellme Networks [MSFT]); and a customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing, and other stuff (Zappos.com [AMZN]). I am an applied mathematician and statistician by training, so, in addition to knowing something about bootstrapping startups, I can also geek out on bootstrapping statistics.
An Investor, executive coach and formal advisor to several Family Offices. Marvin was formerly a Partner at Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups, running the SF based accelerator program as well as investing in Seed stage start ups. He Invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Fintech startups. He invested in & worked with over 414 Pre-seed & Seed stage startups such as Embroker, Eaze, Aircall, Manychat, Shippo, RapidAPI, Worthix, Indio, Pipefy, Innovacer, Vela, Apostrophe, AgFunder, Printify, Whereto, Qualio, PlateIQ, Avanoo, Zentist, Stackshare, Shortpoint, MonkeyLearn & Cube.js (aka Statsbot) among many others during his tenure there.Previously an experienced client-facing senior executive in the media and technology space in both large and start up growth companies, having managed large multifunctional teams across multiple countries. He has P&L management experience and most recently responsible for 100% YoY revenue growth while running a business unit and building new sales channels in EMEA & the Emerging Markets regions for the last ~4 years at Yahoo!. A 10.5 year veteran of Yahoo! Inc., Marvin has held executive roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing. Most of his roles were regional or global management roles giving him extensive experience across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States in his career at the company.Marvin presently serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies across the globe. Marvin is a frequent speaker at many Digital Marketing & Tech Startup Conferences. A longtime fan, participant, and an observer of the digital revolution occurring across the world, he is interested in opportunities with top growth companies large and small with a focus on driving monetization and expanding into new international markets.
Origin Ventures is a venture capital firm that prefers to invest across the country in emerging software, online marketplace and business services sectors. The firm's typical investment is in seed and series A rounds for companies that have achieved product market fit.