We're the earliest investors you'll ever meet, and never pass because you're 'too early'. We embrace the pre-seed.
We are hot on Voice, Market Networks, Industrial Tech, NewSpace, and anything Frontier -- wonky enough for us to spend the time to learn and ramp up with you.
We seek founders with Deep Market Insights - you know the problem cold and the solution is bursting from you.
Not Interested In
No discovery apps. No FinTech. No consumer (except for marketplaces). No international, please.
No Seed Prime, Post Seed, Series A rounds.
Companies disrupting all aspects of financial services with technology (fintech)
Not Interested In
Anything that is not fintech
Christian Lassonde is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Impression Ventures. He serves as a Board member of Finaeo. Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful products and raise millions of dollars in follow-on financing. Christian spent a decade in San Francisco selling and building software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts to customers Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coke, Intel and many more Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA from the USF, a BESc in computer engineering and a BSc in computer science from Western. Christian is currently Vice-Chair of SickKids Foundation, Chair of the TFS Foundation, serves on the Fintech Advisory Council for the Ontario Securities Commission, and a former Governor of the Board of Western University.
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.
Seed Investor. Board member at Donuts, Inc and iSpot.tv among others
Paul Stahura is a Co-Founder and serves as the Executive Chairman at Donuts.He is also a Board Member at Stably. He has been a technology entrepreneur for decades. He founded domain name registrar eNom in
Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital & Co-Chair Regulatory Affairs Committee at IVCA
Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital
Siddarth Pai serves as Co-Founding Partner & Chief Financial Officer at 3one4 Capital. At 3one4 Capital, Siddarth leads a team of finance professionals and business analysts that manage the end-to-end processes from deal evaluations and diligence over legal and financial dimensions to portfolio management operations across the set of deployments. He also leads the core team that has specified and built proprietary software systems for portfolio management, financial analysis, metrics tracking, cross-category research, and valuation exercises. He has successfully closed more than 60 investments in companies through the fund and is regularly consulted by the top audit, accounting, taxation, and legal professionals in the venture investment field in India. Siddarth has also lead over 30 investments in other investment vehicles across multiple asset classes in India and the US. Siddarth is a member of policy and regulatory consultancy panels at iSpirt, an Indian software and product advocacy think tank, and a Project Lead at the Bangalore chapter of the Global Shapers, a World Economic Forum initiative. Siddarth has completed his Chartered Accountancy exams from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, India, and holds a Bachelor's in Commerce from St Joseph's Commerce College, Bangalore.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Education • F... London , San Francisc..., United Kingdom
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• Santander InnoVentures:
Manuel Silva Martinez
London - San Francisco California, United Kingdom
IT (& TMT) • Education • FinTech (& Financials services)
Partner, Head of Investments at Santander InnoVentures
Manuel is a Partner at Santander InnoVentures. Prior to joining Santander, Manuel spent nearly a decade at BBVA.
He was the founding member of BBVA Ventures (BBVA’s venturing arm) in late 2010 based in San Francisco, with focus on a variety of verticals (lending, new platforms, selected customer segments such as Financial Inclusion, Private Banking, etc.) and also oversaw activities in Latin America and Europe.
Prior to that, Manuel occupied positions in BBVA as part of the Corporate Development (M&A in Emerging Markets) and Innovation teams. Manuel Silva holds a BA in Business Administration from CUNEF (Madrid), an MSc in Political Sciences and MPhil in Development Economics from Sciences Po (Paris), and pursued PhD-level research on Chinese economy in Hong Kong and China.
Director, Economic Development & Goverment Relations at City of St. Catharines
Co-founder at Liftit
Founder of @bliss
Linked In Description:
I was adopted from Bogotá, Colombia when I was two weeks old and grew up in the Boston area. I came back to Colombia in 2017 to look for my biological family and ended up starting Liftit, a last-mile truck delivery platform, and I also eventually found my family after 18 months of searching.
Coincidentally, my biological brother used to be a truck driver, so now he works with me at Liftit. We now have over 300 employees across Latam, and are doing truck deliveries in all the other major countries in the region (Brazil, Mexico, etc.).
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.
Companies in the SF Bay Area and Israel. Anything with network effects: networks, marketplaces, synthetic biology, urban tech, fintech, Blockchain 2.0, B2B, B2C, consumer products, AR, IOT, connected devices.
Not Interested In
Tools for ecommerce sites or retailers, adtech, restaurant tech, loyalty programs for local experiences, travel discovery, food delivery, children's savings/money programs, children's video games, things for parents.
James Currier serves as Managing Partner at NFX. James is one of Silicon Valley's foremost experts in growth and network effects. He's a four-time serial entrepreneur. He is also a pioneer of user-generated models, viral marketing, a/b testing, crowdsourcing, and myriad other growth techniques now followed by nearly all technology companies. Because of his expertise in these critical areas of company growth, he's been fortunate to invest in, advise, and mentor many of technology's definitive startups, and has revolutionized the trajectory of today's leading internet companies. James is a growth junkie with an uncanny eye for what it takes to succeed. He has been investing before or alongside firms like Sequoia, Greylock, CRV, A16z, First Round, Mayfield, Shasta, and GGV.