Meyer Malka is the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Ribbit Capital. He also serves as the Board Member at Brex. He served as Advisor & Board Member at BTCJam. He serves as Member of Board of Directors at LendingHome. He is also a Board Member and Co-Founder of Lemon. After two decades of experience as an investor and serial entrepreneur, he started Heptagon Group, a broker/dealer at the age of 19. He intends to use Ribbit as an agent for change in the ossified and slow-to-change financial services category. The combination of his deep understanding of the financial services sector, the technologies that drive it, and the access to capital that Ribbit offers, are providing global entrepreneurs with the access and know-how required to create the transformative businesses of the future. He is currently the co-founder and the chairman of Lemon, an innovative wallet-in-the-cloud service that enables users to track and manage their expenses. Through that, they can become smarter and more successful consumers of financial services. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wonga, a company that is showing banks how lending is done, by offering short-term financing with dazzling speed, convenience and flexibility. He also serves as a director of Peixe Urbano, the first and largest Latin American local commerce website. He is a Board Member at Compara Online and Credit Karma. He also served as Board Member at Youdazzle.
Kevin Colleran is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Slow Ventures. Slow manages nearly $250 million in capital financed by a group of 100+ tech industry founders, CEO's, executives as well as a select group of notable venture capital firms and endowments. At Slow, Colleran focuses on working consumer and enterprise seed stage startups and has a vast portfolio of more than 250 companies including Pinterest, Barkbox, Postmates, Nextdoor, Casper, Pillpack, Classpass, Breather, Slack, Allbirds, Robinhood, Blue Bottle Coffee, Plated, Breather, Hipcamp, Gusto, Zeel, Wag, Brandless, Everlane, Wealthfront and many more. Kevin was also previously a Venture Partner and Advisor at General Catalyst Partners and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal (online & print) as part of their "Accelerators" section. Previously Kevin was one of the first 10 employees at Facebook Inc. having joined in early 2005 as their first advertising sales executives. He stayed at Facebook for nearly 7 years, leaving in 2012 after having become the longest tenured employee at the company other than Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin received a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Babson College.
Boris Silver is a Co-Founder and serves as President, Venture at FundersClub. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves on the Board of Advisors to a venture backed technology company, and is an advisor to First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
Menlo Park California - San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
Most Interested In
Consumer applications, future of media, online video, developer platforms
Ethan Kurzweil serves as Partner, Investments at Bessemer Venture Partners. He was a Board Member at Stratim. He as eleven when he started his first business - The Cat Corporation. In charge of family cat care, he "awarded" all labor-intensive jobs to his sister (Cat Feeder, Cat Brusher) and claimed all management jobs for himself (CEO, VP of Cat Welfare, Executive Director of Grooming). He would now discourage founders from letting sibling rivalry influence their org charts. As a Stanford undergrad, Ethan eventually was a co-founder of a real company: SSB-Bart Group, which helps make the Web accessible to users with disabilities. Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co., managing the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal's international editions, and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. At BVP, Ethan focuses on investments in consumer technologies and developer platfor He is particularly excited about consumer video start-ups and companies "developerizing the enterprise," his phrase for companies that provide non-technical business users with powerful tools and potential impact without requiring them to code. Ethan's investments include consumer companies Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Periscope (acquired by Twitter), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), Zirx, Life360 and Piazza; developer platforms Intercom, Twilio, PagerDuty, npm, and Sendgrid; and SaaS companies Hightower and Simply Measured. He was also involved in the firm's investments in adap.tv (acquired by AOL) and Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google). Ethan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Bay Area advisory board for New Leaders. Raised in Boston, he remains a Red Sox fan for life. He also serves as a Board Member at Periscope Data.
Amitt Mahajan is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Technology Officer at Rare Bits. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Managing Partner at Presence Capital. He is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Rare Bits. He serves as an Advisor at SignalFire. He is the Founder and C.E.O of Toro. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Engineering for Zynga. Amitt was also the Co-Founder and C.T.O of MyMiniLife, Inc which was later acquired by Zynga. Mahajan is also the Co-Founder of Red Hot Labs and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he was an Engineer in Zynga who helped in creating FarmVille. He briefly served as a Programmer for Epic Games. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois.
Charles Moldow serves as General Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as Member of Board of Directors at LendingHome, States Title and CoverWallet. He served as Board Member & Advisor at BTCJam. He has a background in general management, sales, marketing, product management, and business development. Before coming to Foundation Capital, he was part of two teams that successfully built companies from early start-up through greater than $100 million in sales and exits near or above a billion dollars. Charles has made fourteen investments since joining Foundation, of which five have been acquired: PowerSet to Microsoft; Xoopit to Yahoo!; Adwhirl to Google; Weblistic to Spot Runner and Therative to Phillips. Charles' current portfolio includes: BancBox, CloudOn, Copious, Everyday Health, Fanhood, Utah Street Labs, HomeRun, Adroll, Motif Investing, Revel Touch, and SunRun. Prior to Foundation, Charles spent five years with Tellme Networks and was a member of the founding executive team. While there, he led Tellme in raising one of the largest private financing rounds in the country post-Internet bubble, adding $125 million in cash to the company balance sheet during tough market conditions in August, 2000. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft in 2007 for $760 million. Prior to Tellme, Charles was a member of the founding team of Internet access provider Home Network. In 1996, he established the @Media division and over the ensuing three years helped establish Media as the leading broadband media provider. In 1997 the company went public. A year later, Charles assisted in the $7 billion acquisition of Excite Network. Prior to that, Charles spent three years in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Merrill Lynch. Charles holds a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Harvard University. He serves as an Advisor at VSL Partners. He also serves as a Board member at Grabr.
WE ONLY INVEST IN IN CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY. Fairly agnostic about the industry, we look for the very best founders to back. We are excited about helping you realize ideas that matter, rather than just making something that people want.
Not Interested In
No "arbitrage" businesses - that means no simple ecommerce, no lead gen, nothing which lacks truly sustainable competitive advantage.
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+.
Not Interested In
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.
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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
• Ultrain Technology:
• Nom Labs:
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$5000000 (Series A)
$4700000 (Series A)
$5800000 (Series A)
$5000000 (Series A)
San Francisco California - Menlo Park, California - Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Mobile Apps • Online Social
Most Interested In
Automated enterprise, fintech, healthtech/digital health, blockchain (not cryptocurrency or ICO). I have a soft spot for consumer products and applications given my consumer marketing background but they need to leverage a unique user insight.
Not Interested In
Life sciences, biotech, clean tech, semiconductors, pharma, adtech
Cheryl Cheng serves as General Partner at BlueRun Ventures. She focuses on early stage mobile software opportunities with a focus on retail, health and vertical marketplaces. In addition, Cheryl drives marketing strategy, messaging and business development for BlueRun Ventures. She also supports BRV portfolio companies in marketing and business development. Prior to BlueRun, Cheryl was a Brand Manager at Clorox where she worked in new products and retail marketing. She brings her brand experience to BlueRun's portfolio where she helps companies connect with brands and agencies. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Cheryl also serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
Deep Tech/Hard Science
Food and Beverage
Future of Work
Health and Wellness
Internet and Mobile
We invest in pre product-market fit and tech heavy companies based in NYC. We like to lead the first round of financing, typically pre-seed or seed.
Nicholas Chirls is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Notation Capital. Previously, he also served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Alphaworks. He served as a Head of Investments at betaworks. Prior to this, he served as the Head of Investments at Betaworks.