Jeff Pomeranz serves as Managing Director at Right Side Capital Management. Pomeranz served as a Head of Alternative Investments at Legend Merchant Group. Previously, he was President of Hotovec, Pomeranz & Co., LLC, a boutique technology research, investment bank & wealth management firm located in San Francisco. He co-founded the firm in 1996. Prior to that, he joined Smith Barney in 1992 where he acted as a private client financial consultant. He began his career in 1991 as a senior fixed income account executive at McLaughlin, Piven & Vogel Securities. Jeff Pomeranz delivers private equity fund expertise and provides a securities industry perspective. For the past six years, he has worked for Legend Merchant Group in marketing and fundraising for the VC and hedge fund industry. Previously, he was the founder and President of a boutique investment bank and research firm. He holds Series 7, 24, 53, 63 & 65 licenses. His job is to make sure our offering appeals to investors.
Investing in Education • A.I. (& Big Data) &... Palo Alto, California..., U.S.A.
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$2600000 (Seed Round)
• Play Piper:
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Volley Labs:
$2300000 (Seed Round)
Palo Alto, California - AI - Impact - Parenting/families, U.S.A.
Education • A.I. (& Big Data) • Human Resources • Impact
General Partner at Reach Capital
General Partner in Reach Capital (an early stage venture fund for edtech startups). Started in edtech industry in 2013 as Executive Director of co.lab, an accelerator for ed-tech startups leveraging the power of games to improve educational outcomes
Former co-founder and CEO of social game developer Atakama Labs. Based in San Francisco and Santiago, Chile. Developing next generation social games on mobile platforms.
Acquired in Oct 2011 by the DeNA Group (TYO:2432). After acquisition I became VP at DeNA with roles in Studios, corporate development and as Head of Alliances.
Previously co-founder and CEO of Wanako Games, a console, PC and online videogame development company that pioneered in leveraging Latin American talent for the design and production of videogames. Wanako earned numerous awards including Game of the Year 2006 for Xbox Live by IGN.com.
After Wanako was acquired by Vivendi Inc (Paris: VIV) in December 2006, I was VP of Business Development at Sierra Online.
Previous to Wanako I had worked in the VC, Private Equity and Investment Banking industries.
- Revenue generating international (non-US) seed stage (pre-Series A) technology companies
- Bridge investments to finance US/international expansion
- Partnered with local accelerators, venture funds and global startup competitions for deal flow, diligence, and access to local incentives
- Provide portfolio companies with strategic planning and turnkey operational solutions to facilitate US/international expansion
Not Interested In
- Not interested in US companies.
- Not interested in international companies that do not have US expansion as a priority objective.
- Not interested in pre-MVP or pre-revenue companies
- Not interested in hardware, medical devices, or consumer products
Jeff Jordan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to joining a16z, Jeff was president and CEO of OpenTable, which he took public in 2009. Before OpenTable, he was president of PayPal and the SVP and GM of eBay North America. Follow him on his blog (http://jeff.a16z.com/) and on Twitter @jeff_jordan.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York (NY) , San F..., U.S.A.
$1200000 (Venture Round)
• New Knowledge:
$11000000 (Series A)
$1900000 (Seed Round)
• Milestone Brands:
• Dulce Vida:
$19000000 (Later stage VC)
$18900000 (Later stage VC)
$16000000 (Seed Round)
$14000000 (Early stage VC)
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$7000000 (Early stage VC)
$6000000 (Later stage VC)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• Copper Labs:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$1340000 (Seed Round)
• Art Craft Entertainment:
$611352 (Later stage VC)
• Yoi Corp:
New York (NY) - San Francisco (CA) - Washington (DC) - Austin (TX) - Los Angeles (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Developer tools • Local commerce • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Mobile Apps • Mobile • Online Social
Military Veteran investing in Extraordinary Leadership
Most Interested In
LEADERSHIP PREVAILS. Moonshots Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in extraordinary leadership. Great leaders are hard to come by. We believe the best ones are military-trained or trial-by-fire entrepreneurs who have the ability to motivate others to action, inspire trust, and plan heuristically. We invest with conviction when those attributes are present. We have collectively founded and operated 14 companies, and have personally invested in more than 85 ventures.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Aerospace (& Defense) • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Nanotechnology • Online Social
Vertical Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm invests in companies operating in commercial products, transportation, retail, healthcare, education, energy, financial services, hospitality, real estate, telecommunication, transportation, aerospace, and defense sectors.
We are primarily a NY focused firm with over 90% of capital deployed locally.
Brian Hirsch is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Tribeca Venture Partners. He is a Board Member at Thinkful. He is also a Board Member at Lendio. Prior to starting Tribeca Venture Partners, Brian was a founder and Managing Director of GSA Venture Partners, formerly the venture arm of Greenhill & Co (NYSE: GHL). Prior to GSAVP, Brian was a Principal at Sterling Venture Partners and a Vice President at ABN AMRO Private Equity. Brian has invested across a broad number of sectors during his career including fintech, edtech, mobile, healthcare, online marketing and media/publishing. Brian has a BA in economics and American studies from Brandeis University. "When I was ten years old while most kids were reading comic books I was reading all of my father's business magazines. I mostly enjoyed reading the long profile stories of entrepreneurs that were building great companies against all odds. It was the 1980's and entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Scott McNealy and Scott Cook were changing the world through technology. What fascinated me was the process of taking an idea and transforming it into a reality.
• Keith Rabois investment in Seed Round:
(Bitwise Asset Management)
$3100000 (Seed Round)
• Streem Inc:
$1725000 (Seed Round)
$700000 (Seed Round)
• Circle Bitwise Asset Management:
San Francisco (CA) - Palo Alto (CA) - San Francisco Bay Area - General Catalyst is a venture capital firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Niko Bonatsos serves as a Managing Director at General Catalyst. Previously, he served as a Venture Partner at General Catalyst Partners. He serves as a Board Member at 6D.ai. He focuses on investments in consumer Internet, cloud computing and mobile. He worked on lean manufacturing for Yokogawa Electric Corp, biomedical signal processing at Harvard Medical School/MGH, cloud computing at Stanford University and as a founding team member of myLinkpower, a social networking start-up. He is a graduate of Stanford University, earning an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering as a Fulbright Scholar; the University of Cambridge, earning an M.Phil. in Manufacturing Engineering and Management; and the National Technical University of Athens, earning an engineer's degree (Dipl.-Ing) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Head of Bloomberg Beta, a new thing. Chairman of OUYA, also new :)
Linked In Description:
Obsessed with how we make work -- the thing we do with more waking hours than any other -- better.
To do that, I prioritize job one: husband (2007 - Present) and father (2008 - Present, promoted to father of two in 2011).
I tried writing my LinkedIn to be honest to both my successes and the other stuff -- so you can understand me better than the camera only showed my good side. If that means you'd rather not work with me, let's be grateful we learned that now! (The only important thing that hit the cutting room floor is the long list of side projects half started, started and abandoned, or started only in my imagination.)
I've had a messy, hand-wringy career (in non-profit, professional services, city government, big media, video games, academia, day-zero startup, investing), where I was never hired for any job for which I was qualified (including starting a company, where I guess I sort of co-hired myself and was still unqualified). Only later did I realize the one thread that tied it all together -- making work better.
In 2013, Bloomberg L.P. gave me the opportunity to turn my obsession with the future of work into my job when we created Bloomberg Beta. I believe the fastest way to make change is to build extraordinary technology companies (and, these days, machine intelligence companies in particular).
To keep learning, I teach a course in media at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and serve on the boards of a non-profit (the Center for Investigative Reporting).
If you've read to this point (thank you!), and want to connect on LinkedIn, I usually use connections on LinkedIn for references -- so if we have yet to interact, better to just email me. (roy at bloombergbeta dot com)
And last: I type 88 wpm. I play Werewolf. Never at the same time. Yet. I'm unsure if I know enough to give, or even believe in, advice, if you're tempted to ask for any.