Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Investment Management • Mobile
Guy Turner serves as Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners. He joined Hyde Park Venture Partners in 2011 from Boston Consulting Group where he focused on corporate strategy across a variety of industries; he started his investing career as an Associate and then actively investing Member of Hyde Park Angels in 2009. Guy has led investments in numerous B2B software companies and is a Director at Geofeedia, InContext Solutions. Guy spent his early career as a mechanical engineer with Raytheon and General Electric and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. Guy is also a Siebel Scholar, Kauffman Fellow and a co-inventor on two US Patents.
Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners invests in Business Services, Communications, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Media and Online Media. Since 1989, the firm has completed over $36 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments involving approximately 450 properties. ABRY manages $3.5 billion of capital in its active funds. The firm is currently investing ABRY Partners VII, a $1.6 billion private equity fund. Investments in portfolio companies range from $25 million to $150 million, typically take controlling positions.The Senior Equity III Fund is a $750 million fund providing senior equity and mezzanine capital. Investments range from $15 million to $50 million in companies that are either owned by others, or sponsored by ABRY's private equity fund. The Senior Debt II Fund is a $1.2 billion fund providing senior debt capital to media, communications, business, and information service companies. These investments are typically first and second lien bank debt securities purchased in the primary or secondary market.
Investing in Education • A.I. (& Big Data) &... Palo Alto California ..., U.S.A.
Palo Alto California - Human capital - Parenting/families - San Francisco Bay Area, 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.
Albert Azout is the Founder and serves as General Partner at Level.VC. He is also a Board Member at Bigstream. He also serves as Partner at Cota Capital. Azout serves as a Senior Director, Product Management at AOL. He is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Velos.io. He also serves as Co-Founder & Board Observer at StyleCaster. He is the founder and CEO of Sociocast and is a Co-Founder of NYC-based StyleCaster, the fastest-growing women's lifestyle platform on the web. He is also a Co-Founder of Sub Rosa, a top digital advertising firm in New York City. Prior to Sociocast, he worked at Lehman Brothers where he built his quantitative and engineering background. He graduated from Babson College with a B.A. in Business Administration and serves on the advisory board of various start-ups including Last Pictures, Qwiki, Contender.com and CassaDecor. He is also an Angel Investor.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Investment Management • Mobile
General Partner - Telstra Ventures
Steve Schmidt serves at a Partner at Telstra Ventures where he started in 2011. He servers as the Board Member for Whispir Limited as well as Board Observer for Kony, Nginx, Uhana, and Cumulus Networks. Steve leads Telstra Ventures enterprise IT practice with investments in DocuSign, Box (IPO), Kony, Elemental Technologies (sold to AWS), Whispir, Velocloud (sold to VMware) Mandoe Media (sold to Mandoe), Ooyala (sold to Telstra), Instart Logic, Nginx, Uhana, Asapp, Cumulus Networks and Gitlab. Steve is also an angel investor with seed investments in mParticle and Tokenize. Steve joined Telstra in 2001 and has held various leadership roles within Telstra, such as: National Manager Industry Solution, National Manager Managed Radio and Wireless; National Manager Mobile Applications and Account Director of Westpac. Steve has worked extensively with telecommunications and cloud based applications to create transformational outcomes for Enterprise & Government customers. Two leadership projects of national significance include Telstra's National Emergency Alert Solution for various State Governments and Telstra's New Train Communication System for the Australian Federal Government. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in Canada.
LLR Partners is a private equity firm managing over $2 billion. LLR Partners invests in Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Security & Government, and IT Services & Software. The firm provides growth capital for the following situations: Growth, Acquisitions, Buyouts, and Recapitalizations. LLR Partners provides capital to companies that have revenues of $10 million to $150 million, seeking to invest between $15 million and $100 million of equity per transaction. LLR will invest in businesses throughout the country, but the firm's primary geographic focus is the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States. LLR is currently investing out of its $800 million 3rd fund.
Rahul Chandra is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Helion Venture Partners. Rahul Chandra has around 16 years of work experience in venture capital, corporate development and investment banking. Rahul co-founded Helion Ventures - a $600M venture fund focused on early to mid-sized opportunities in India. At Helion, Rahul led investments and played a board role in 16 companies over the last 10 years. Some of them include UnitedLex, Seclore, Shubham Housing, EzeTap, Equitas, Wooplr, moEngage, CrownIT, Toppr and RailYatri. From Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) he earned a degree in Business and from University of California, Berkeley he earned MBA in Finance.
Carl Press serves as Principal at Thoma Bravo. He served as a Senior Associate at HighBAR Partners. Previously, he served at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was an Associate in the Principal Investments Group. While at Oaktree, Press evaluated and executed leveraged buyout, distressed debt-for-control and special situations investments in the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree, Press was an investment banker with UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on leveraged finance and restructuring assignments for financial sponsors and corporate clients in the technology and industrials sectors. Press has also worked in business development at Addepar, a venture-backed financial software company, where he focused on opportunities in the alternative asset management industry. Additionally, he has held engineering roles at Analog Devices and Motorola. Press holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also serves as the Board Member at Infogix.
Thoma Bravo is a successor to the firm of Golder Thoma & Co. established in 1980. Golder Thoma originated the 'consolidation' or 'buy and build' investment strategy which sought to combine the best of venture investing with the best of leveraged buyouts by investing in a 'platform' business in a fragmented industry, and then working with management to transform it into a larger and more profitable business through internal growth and a series of strategic, industry consolidating acquisitions. Thoma Bravo's strategy has been refined through nine private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital. The firm seeks to invest in established companies that have a history of profitability, earnings (EBITDA) greater than $10 million, and a strong management team with a record of accomplishment. Thoma Bravo's principal focus is on companies headquartered in the U.S., but the firm can invest elsewhere as well. Thoma Bravo's investments can be in the form of take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments. The firm's usual equity commitment is at least $25 million and can be as large as $200 million or more. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The firm does not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, business start-ups, the biological sciences, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil and gas or real estate.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... London , Dallas Texas..., United States
• Autumn Capital Partners:
• Nutrition Physiology Corporation:
• Maverick Healthcare:
• McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin:
• The Halifax Group, LLC:
London - Dallas Texas - Raleigh North Carolina - Washington D.C - Texas, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Logistics (& Distribution)
Senior Partner, The Halifax Group
Halifax was formed in January 1999 and is a private investment firm focused on lower middle-market businesses with total enterprise values between $25 million and $100 million. Halifax invests between $10 and $40 million along side owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies. The firm's principals maintain investment and operating experience in health services and wellness, infrastrucure services and business services. Halifax is comprised of 11 professionals with a combined 100 years of investing experience, who manage more than $500 million. The Halifax Group has also partnered to form Salem Halifax Capital Partners, which invests mezzanine debt in growing businesses with pre-tax operating profit between $2 million and $5 million. Salem Halifax will invest up to $6 million to bridge the gap between pure equity and senior bank financing. Halifax maintains offices in DC, North Carolina, and Dallas.