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
Bryan Stolle is a Founding Partner at Wildcat where he focuses on investments in FinTech, EdTech, quant marketing, and technology that addresses elder care. His specific areas of interest include software as a service (SaaS) and platforms that enable alternative credit, payments and insurance, as well as those that support the posy K-12 educational market and the growing elder care market. Concurrently, he is a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, which he joined in 2007.
Growing up under two generations of self-made businessmen, Bryan’s work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit is deeply rooted in his youth. As a teen, he competitively raced motocross, taking on jobs delivering newspapers and making pizzas to support his racing passion. His early love of athletics has led him to view his role in venture capital as more of a coach or mentor to entrepreneurs who are embarking on a journey he’s also taken. When not at work, Bryan is a sports fan, cheering on his teams: the Texas Longhorns, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants.
A serial entrepreneur, Bryan created more than $1 billion in realized liquidity for his investors as a founder. He oversaw the creation, go-to-market and market growth of product and service offerings that have achieved more than $2 billion in revenues, and has raised more than $1 billion in venture, public market and investment management capital. As founder and CEO of Agile Software (formerly, NASDAQ: AGIL), Bryan led the creation of a new category now called product lifecycle management (PLM). He led the company through a public offering and secondary offering that raised over $500 million. He executed on almost two dozen private and public M&A transactions, and steered a major strategy shift that led to the eventual acquisition of the company by Oracle.
Bryan sits on the advisory boards of University of Texas McCombs School of Business, The UT-Austin Texas Venture Labs and the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.
Bryan received a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of success in investing, travel, and tech enabled services industries. Skilled in Business Operations, Sales, Management, and Leadership. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Finance from University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco, Califo..., U.S.A.
• Let's Do This:
$5000000 (Seed Round)
$30000000 (Series A)
$21500000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series A)
$225000000 (Series A)
• Court Buddy:
$6000000 (Series A)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
• Collective Benefits:
$6000000 (Series A)
$2800000 (Seed Round)
$30000000 (Seed Round)
$4100000 (Seed Round)
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Seed Round)
$4500000 (Seed Round)
$700000000 (Later stage VC)
• La Haus:
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
$4200000 (Seed Round)
$2700000 (Seed Round)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
$950000 (Early stage VC)
$450000 (Seed Round)
(Smart ETFs for Cryptocurrencies)
• Duco Experts:
$120000 (Early stage VC)
$120000 (Seed Round)
• Incredible Health:
• Stride Travel:
• Mammoth Biosciences:
San Francisco, California - Chicago (IL) - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - New York (NY) - London - Boston (MA) - San Fransisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • AR/VR • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Payments • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Music • Mobile • Mobility
Most Interested In
Passionate about next generation marketplaces & technically minded founders that have strong intuition about markets & customers. AI and crazy ideas.
Not Interested In
Well if it doesn't have or aspire to have a network effect, then probably not a fit... Very very selective when looking at opportunities that are not based in the Bay Area - we can be more helpful when teams are near us.
Pete Flint serves as Managing Partner at NFX. The co-founder of Trulia, Pete is a serial entrepreneur who built one of today's most successful marketplaces. As CEO, Pete led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion. Prior to starting Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity / Sabre Holdings for over $1 billion. These experiences gave Pete a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 billion+ exit, all from a founder's perspective.
San Francisco, California - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Mobile
Hunter Walk is a Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at Homebrew. He served as Board Member Shyp. He also serves as an Advisor at Resolute Ventures. Prior to Homebrew, Hunter was VP of Product at Twitter, building and leading the Product Management and User Services tea Before Twitter, he was a Partner at Battery Ventures, where he co-led the seed and early stage investing practices. He joined Google in 2003 and was responsible for AdSense product management and partnerships. Before heading to Silicon Valley for Google, he worked for DoubleClick, in venture capital and as a strategy consultant. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in History from Vassar College.
Formerly known as Thayer | Hidden Creek, HCI Equity Partners is a strategically focused private equity firm that targets growth oriented industrial product and service companies. The Firm has offices in Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. HCI Equity Partners focuses in the lower middle market which includes companies with approximately $20 to $200 million in annual revenue (and $5 million to $20 million in EBITDA). HCI targets companies that manufacture components or provide services in markets such as: Aerospace/Defense and Federal Services; Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Suppliers; Distribution; Industrial Distribution; Infrastructure; Power Generation; Test & Measurement; and Transportation and Logistics.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Lehi, Utah , Los Ange..., U.S.A.
$1400000 (Seed Round)
$875000 (Seed Round)
$800000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$500000 (Seed Round)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$2300000 (Seed Round)
$750000 (Seed Round)
$8400000 (Series A)
$6500000 (Series A)
• Molio Inc.:
$1000000 (Debt Financing)
• Molio Inc.:
$3000000 (Series A)
• Hit Labs, Inc.:
$150000 (Convertible Note)
$9000000 (Series A)
$2700000 (Venture Round)
$5690000 (Early stage VC)
Lehi, Utah - Los Angeles (CA) - Salt Lake City (UT) - Provo (UT) - San Francisco (CA) - New York (NY) - Phoenix (AZ), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Logistics (& Distribution) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Life Science • Oncology
Founder & General Partner at Album VC
Co-founder & General Partner at Album VC. Jumped into venture capital after my last startup, made all the blunders as a rookie VC, but caught just enough luck intercepting some special founders and my current partners to launch Album. Album's a reflection of a few lessons learned in our journey: a little luck can go a long way, and that a smaller number of deep, meaningful connections rooted in high accountability is more powerful than a broad but shallow network.
Investing in early-stage tech startups throughout the US, Album collaborates with today’s brightest minds to shape the future of technology and culture. Our approach comes from personal experience and bias formed over the course of our own startups (7 in all), the venture capital raised, and experiences working with VCs. Our best investors were true shock absorbers during the rollercoaster of startup and have become lifelong mentors and friends.
Just before a career in VC, and beginning in 2006, I co-founded Zinch.com, an online student portal acquired by Chegg in 2011; led Chegg’s international efforts through initial public offering in 2013 (CHGG, NYSE).
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Mill Valley Californi..., U.S.A.
$4500000 (Seed Round)
$60000000 (Later stage VC)
$22000000 (Later stage VC)
• ApplePie Capital:
$16500000 (Later stage VC)
$12900000 (Early stage VC)
$7020000 (Early stage VC)
• Ease Central:
$6500000 (Early stage VC)
$6000000 (Early stage VC)
• Embark Veterinary:
$4500000 (Seed Round)
$4500000 (Early stage VC)
• Trizic, Inc.:
$3300000 (Seed Round)
• HiveWatch (Network Management Software):
Mill Valley California - San Francisco, California - New York (NY) - San Diego (CA) - Los Angeles (CA) - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Future Of Work • Logistics (& Distribution) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Investment Management
Jenny Lefcourt serves as a Partner at Freestyle Capital. She is also an angel investor. She invests in next-gen commerce, marketplaces, real estate technology and SaaS. Freestyle has led investments in companies such as Intercom, Patreon, Apple Pie Capital and Digit. Jenny has personally led the firm's investments in Narvar, BetterUp, Nestio, TrueFacet, Crexi,, Riffsy, and Giftbit. Prior to joining Freestyle, Jenny cofounded WeddingChannel.com in 1998 (sold: KNOT), cofounded Bella Pictures (sold: CPI) and has personally invested and/or advised start-ups such as StyleSeat, Minted, and MainStreetHub. Jenny earned her BSE at Wharton and attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York City (NY) , ..., U.S.A.
• Radar Relay:
$2700000 (Seed Round)
• Welcome Homes:
$5350000 (Early stage VC)
New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Nashville Tennessee - Boston Massachusetts - Denver Colorado - Seattle Washington - Los Angeles California - Austin Texas - Brentwood Tennessee - Boulder (CO), U.S.A.
Currently, I invest early stage companies that focus on the future of enterprise operations (B2B marketplaces, tech enabled services, and SaaS, IT/Infrastructure) and future of health/wellness (digital health, food, biotech).
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.
Josh Felser is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Freestyle Capital. He also serves as Advisor at Catalyst Investors. Previously he Co-Founded and was CEO of Crackle, formerly known as Grouper Networks, a company that uses P2P technology to allow users to share their personal media within private groups. He previously served as Vice President of America Online and as General Manager of AOL's music brands Spinner, Winamp and Shoutcast. Felser was the co-founder of Spinner.com, a leading Internet music destination and served as President until its May 1999 purchase by America Online. In July 1996 he founded Internet music startup, RadioCo (a division of Organic Online), which ultimately merged with DJ.com (renamed Spinner.com). Previously, Felser was a Director of Business and Product Development in the Multimedia Group of U.S. West; an executive with News Corp. and a Manager, Business Development for News Corp.'s Fox Inc. in Los Angeles. Felser received his BA in Political Science from Duke University and his MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke. He is also the Co-Founder of FYI Living and serves as Chairman of the company.
San Francisco Bay Area - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Logistics (& Distribution) • Mobile Apps • Online Social • Consumer
Partner at Long Journey Ventures
Cyan Banister is a Co-Founder of Signal Media Project. She also serves as Partner at Founders Fund. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active Angel Investor with a portfolio including Uber, Thumbtack, SpaceX, EShares, Postmates and Affirm. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. Cyan has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer. She co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief at Zivity. She also served as Advisor at Hinge Capital. She also serves on the Board of The AI Foundation.