Menlo Park California - San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
Most Interested In
Consumer applications, future of media, online video, developer platforms
Ethan Kurzweil serves as Partner, Investments at Bessemer Venture Partners. He was a Board Member at Stratim. He as eleven when he started his first business - The Cat Corporation. In charge of family cat care, he "awarded" all labor-intensive jobs to his sister (Cat Feeder, Cat Brusher) and claimed all management jobs for himself (CEO, VP of Cat Welfare, Executive Director of Grooming). He would now discourage founders from letting sibling rivalry influence their org charts. As a Stanford undergrad, Ethan eventually was a co-founder of a real company: SSB-Bart Group, which helps make the Web accessible to users with disabilities. Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co., managing the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal's international editions, and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. At BVP, Ethan focuses on investments in consumer technologies and developer platfor He is particularly excited about consumer video start-ups and companies "developerizing the enterprise," his phrase for companies that provide non-technical business users with powerful tools and potential impact without requiring them to code. Ethan's investments include consumer companies Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Periscope (acquired by Twitter), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), Zirx, Life360 and Piazza; developer platforms Intercom, Twilio, PagerDuty, npm, and Sendgrid; and SaaS companies Hightower and Simply Measured. He was also involved in the firm's investments in adap.tv (acquired by AOL) and Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google). Ethan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Bay Area advisory board for New Leaders. Raised in Boston, he remains a Red Sox fan for life. He also serves as a Board Member at Periscope Data.
Fun SaaS, particularly with a defensible barrier to entry that is technical. Some infrastructure software & hardware. IoT for consumers and enterprises.
Not Interested In
We don't make consumer (B2C) or crypto investments, sorry.
Jonathan Heiliger serves as Partner at Vertex Ventures US. He is a Board Member at LaunchDarkly. Most recently, he was a General Partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, from April 2012 to November 2014. During his tenure, he started the seed practice and led investments in Lytro, Periscope.io, Quora, and Ravel Law. Prior to NBVP, Jonathan worked at Facebook, where he led global infrastructure, site architecture and internal systems as VP Infrastructure & Technical Operations, from 2007 until 2011. During that time Facebook grew from 35 million to over 800 million users. Before that, Jonathan held executive engineering roles at Wal-Mart and Danger (acquired by Microsoft). He also spent several years as Chief Operating Officer for Loudcloud (which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP). Earlier in his career, Jonathan co-founded and was CTO of GlobalCenter, and later founded Global Crossing's venture capital group. Jonathan currently serves on the board of directors of DuPont Fabros (DFT), Jive Software (JIVE), and Webmonsters. He also co-founded Coolan and served as an Advisor.
Charles Moldow serves as General Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as Member of Board of Directors at LendingHome, States Title and CoverWallet. He served as Board Member & Advisor at BTCJam. He has a background in general management, sales, marketing, product management, and business development. Before coming to Foundation Capital, he was part of two teams that successfully built companies from early start-up through greater than $100 million in sales and exits near or above a billion dollars. Charles has made fourteen investments since joining Foundation, of which five have been acquired: PowerSet to Microsoft; Xoopit to Yahoo!; Adwhirl to Google; Weblistic to Spot Runner and Therative to Phillips. Charles' current portfolio includes: BancBox, CloudOn, Copious, Everyday Health, Fanhood, Utah Street Labs, HomeRun, Adroll, Motif Investing, Revel Touch, and SunRun. Prior to Foundation, Charles spent five years with Tellme Networks and was a member of the founding executive team. While there, he led Tellme in raising one of the largest private financing rounds in the country post-Internet bubble, adding $125 million in cash to the company balance sheet during tough market conditions in August, 2000. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft in 2007 for $760 million. Prior to Tellme, Charles was a member of the founding team of Internet access provider Home Network. In 1996, he established the @Media division and over the ensuing three years helped establish Media as the leading broadband media provider. In 1997 the company went public. A year later, Charles assisted in the $7 billion acquisition of Excite Network. Prior to that, Charles spent three years in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Merrill Lynch. Charles holds a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Harvard University. He serves as an Advisor at VSL Partners. He also serves as a Board member at Grabr.
Gaurav Jain is a Co-Founder at Afore Capital. Jain also serves as Principal at Founder Collective. He has deep expertise in building software platforms from the ground up. He was one of the earliest Product Managers for Android. As the lead Product Manager for the Nexus One product line, he launched the first Google experience device on AT&T. He received the Founders Award, highest employee achievement award at Google for his significant contribution to the growth and success of the Android platform. Jain was also the Founding Product Manager for Google+ Enterprise, where he was responsible for crafting Google's social strategy for its enterprise customers. Jain built the founding team for Google+ Enterprise and helped launched the first version of the product. The product is now available to Google's 5 million enterprise customers. He co-founded the Impact Entrepreneurship Group in his first year of undergrad. Impact is now one of the largest non-profits in Canada promoting entrepreneurship. He is also an active mentor at MassChallenge, Canadian Technology Accelerator and Shad Valley. Jain received a Bachelors of Software Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Waterloo in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
• Ultrain Technology:
• Nom Labs:
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$5000000 (Series A)
$4700000 (Series A)
$5800000 (Series A)
$5000000 (Series A)
San Francisco California - Menlo Park, California - Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Mobile Apps • Online Social
Most Interested In
Automated enterprise, fintech, healthtech/digital health, blockchain (not cryptocurrency or ICO). I have a soft spot for consumer products and applications given my consumer marketing background but they need to leverage a unique user insight.
Not Interested In
Life sciences, biotech, clean tech, semiconductors, pharma, adtech
Cheryl Cheng serves as General Partner at BlueRun Ventures. She focuses on early stage mobile software opportunities with a focus on retail, health and vertical marketplaces. In addition, Cheryl drives marketing strategy, messaging and business development for BlueRun Ventures. She also supports BRV portfolio companies in marketing and business development. Prior to BlueRun, Cheryl was a Brand Manager at Clorox where she worked in new products and retail marketing. She brings her brand experience to BlueRun's portfolio where she helps companies connect with brands and agencies. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Cheryl also serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
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.
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.