David Mes is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Off The Grid Ventures. He also serves as a Venture Partner at US Invest LLC. He was a Co-Founder of Arc Venture Partners and served as a Managing Partner.
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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Bengaluru India , New..., U.S.A.
$1000000 (Seed Round)
$275000 (Angel Round)
$222500 (Angel Round)
• Crude Area:
$115000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$600000 (Seed Round)
$300000 (Seed Round)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
$50000 (Seed Round)
Bengaluru India - New York (NY) - - Boston Massachusetts - New York New York - San Francisco California U, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • DeepTech • Mobile • Online Social
Vikas Taneja serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. Vikas Taneja joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1998. He is a global topic leader in sales, sales force effectiveness, account planning, and several other topics within the firm's Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. He is also BCG's technology, media, and telecommunications node in Boston. Vikas has focused on achieving profitable growth at major corporations. He has led major programs to improve business performance through sales productivity, better product portfolios, process reengineering, and organization restructuring. Before joining BCG, Vikas worked at Arch Technology Partners, where he evaluated and helped commercialize new technologies emerging from the University of Chicago's academic labs and medical school. Vikas also worked in the information and technology group at McKinsey. Vikas is a member of BCG's executive committee and the Boston lead of Pratham, an India-based organization that has helped more than 4 million children achieve literacy and basic mathematics skills. He is also an Angel Investor.
Toby Coppel is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Mosaic Ventures. He also serves Board Member at Habito. He has a strong track record of principal investing in growth companies and strong operational experience. His background and expertise allow him to provide unique insights regarding the convergence of energy, communications and information technologies. Prior to VGF, he held a number of senior executive roles with Yahoo!, including Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director, Yahoo! Europe & Canada. While at Yahoo!, Toby was responsible for almost $5 billion of acquisitions and investments. Toby was also the Executive sponsor for Yahoo's global sustainability program and led initiatives including the launch of Yahoo! Green and the management of Yahoo's carbon footprint across its global data centers and facilities. Prior to Yahoo!, Toby was a Founding Partner of Windsor Media a private investment company that acquires traditional media businesses and re-positions them for the digital future. Coppel also held investment and client advisory positions with Allen & Company and Goldman Sachs. He is an Industry Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a Member of both the Israel-Britain and Palestine-Britain Business Councils. Coppel received his MA Philosophy, Politics & Economics (First Class) from Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom and an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... London , New York (NY..., U.S.A.
$3100000 (Seed Round)
• Dote Shopping:
$7200000 (Series A)
$25000000 (Series C)
$10000000 (Series A)
$75000000 (Series C)
$27000000 (Series B)
$24200000 (Series A)
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Haus Beauty:
• Haus Beauty:
$50000000 (Series C)
$3240000000 (Later stage VC)
$1163100000 (Later stage VC)
$300000000 (Early stage VC)
$75000000 (Later stage VC)
$60000000 (Later stage VC)
$32000000 (Later stage VC)
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
• Dremio Corporation:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
• Arctic Wolf Networks:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
$15600000 (Early stage VC)
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
(Later stage VC)
London - New York (NY) - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Local commerce • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Consumer
General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Nicole is an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focused on early stage Consumer internet and FinTech companies, having invested in companies such as Calm, Cameo, Lunchclub, HAUS, Rothy’s, Zola, Daily Harvest, Illumix, Girlboss and Goop.
Nicole spent nearly a decade at Morgan Stanley covering the European and US e-commerce, retail and consumer companies. She also angel invested in healthcare and consumer companies over those years and then went to Nutmeg, a London based FinTech company. Later during business school, Nicole launched her own startup, which is where she met Lightspeed.
Nicole invests in generational change companies who are building brands and quickly becoming part of popular culture.
She holds a degree in math and economics from the University of York, England and an MBA from Stanford.
London - Berlin Germany - New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Boston Massachusetts - Los Angeles California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Life Science
Founder of The Impact Seat / Technology Investor
IP valuations and financial experience.
Linked In Description:
Investor, economist and entrepreneur, Barbara Clarke enjoys interacting with professionals who believe in creating diverse teams to drive innovation and business success. Called ‘The Force’, Clarke fuels change in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, stimulates growth in early stage tech startups and boosts organizational excellence with her investment expertise and global insights.
Founder and president of The Impact Seat, Clarke has been investing in emerging technologies, including medical devices, for almost a decade. To date, Clarke has invested in more than 60 companies and 12 funds in North America and Europe. She has been creating opportunities for under-represented entrepreneurs by investing in companies that are either led by women of color or have women on their funding teams – even before it became fashionable to do so. As a key member of the investment community, she also advises entrepreneurs and innovators on launching companies, accessing capital, and leveraging the international network of investors.
Barbara serves on several boards, including Portfolia, an investment fund focused on women as venture capitalists, Founders First Capital Partners, an accelerator and finance firm that invests in a diverse group of founders and Boost, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform using computer vision technology.
Prior to launching The Impact Seat, Clarke spent more than a decade in management consulting firms, including KPMG and PwC and launched a nationwide nonprofit to support grieving children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University and master’s in international economics and finance from Brandeis University. A polyglot, she speaks several languages, including German, French and Italian.
When she is not scoping out promising startups to invest in, Clarke enjoys exploring new cities, supporting local artists and listening to alternative/indie rock.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobility
Fusion Fund is a venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The firm specializes in early-stage and later-stage investments. The firm invests in the companies operating in the industrial technologies, enterprise technologies, artificial intelligence, medical and healthcare technologies sectors.
Tekton is an global seed fund that makes early stage investments in category defining companies in several strategic geographies around the world. What excites me is founders looking to build truly global venture scale businesses from scratch!
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Founder, Managing Partner, @tekton-ventures (seed fund). Former entrepreneur, sold last co. to @formspring. Public servant to company builders.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Consumer
Polaris Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in seed, early, later and expansion stage companies operating in the technology and healthcare sectors. The firm was founded in 1996 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Founded in 2008, ff Venture Capital is a technology venture capital firm headquartered in New York, New York. The firm invests in applied artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity, machine learning, enterprise software, drones and robotics sectors.
ACME is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms, as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies for emerging new platfor