Meyer Malka is the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Ribbit Capital. He also serves as the Board Member at Brex. He served as Advisor & Board Member at BTCJam. He serves as Member of Board of Directors at LendingHome. He is also a Board Member and Co-Founder of Lemon. After two decades of experience as an investor and serial entrepreneur, he started Heptagon Group, a broker/dealer at the age of 19. He intends to use Ribbit as an agent for change in the ossified and slow-to-change financial services category. The combination of his deep understanding of the financial services sector, the technologies that drive it, and the access to capital that Ribbit offers, are providing global entrepreneurs with the access and know-how required to create the transformative businesses of the future. He is currently the co-founder and the chairman of Lemon, an innovative wallet-in-the-cloud service that enables users to track and manage their expenses. Through that, they can become smarter and more successful consumers of financial services. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wonga, a company that is showing banks how lending is done, by offering short-term financing with dazzling speed, convenience and flexibility. He also serves as a director of Peixe Urbano, the first and largest Latin American local commerce website. He is a Board Member at Compara Online and Credit Karma. He also served as Board Member at Youdazzle.
Kevin Colleran is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Slow Ventures. Slow manages nearly $250 million in capital financed by a group of 100+ tech industry founders, CEO's, executives as well as a select group of notable venture capital firms and endowments. At Slow, Colleran focuses on working consumer and enterprise seed stage startups and has a vast portfolio of more than 250 companies including Pinterest, Barkbox, Postmates, Nextdoor, Casper, Pillpack, Classpass, Breather, Slack, Allbirds, Robinhood, Blue Bottle Coffee, Plated, Breather, Hipcamp, Gusto, Zeel, Wag, Brandless, Everlane, Wealthfront and many more. Kevin was also previously a Venture Partner and Advisor at General Catalyst Partners and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal (online & print) as part of their "Accelerators" section. Previously Kevin was one of the first 10 employees at Facebook Inc. having joined in early 2005 as their first advertising sales executives. He stayed at Facebook for nearly 7 years, leaving in 2012 after having become the longest tenured employee at the company other than Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin received a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Babson College.
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.
WE ONLY INVEST IN IN CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY. Fairly agnostic about the industry, we look for the very best founders to back. We are excited about helping you realize ideas that matter, rather than just making something that people want.
Not Interested In
No "arbitrage" businesses - that means no simple ecommerce, no lead gen, nothing which lacks truly sustainable competitive advantage.
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.
Dror Berman is a Co-Founding Partner at Innovation Endeavors. He is a Board Member of Vicarious Surgical. He is also a Board Member of Team8. Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, he worked on global search products with Yahoo, spearheaded an R&D team at NICE Systems, and led business development for an Israeli CE retailer. Berman has an MBA from Stanford, and graduated cum laude in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
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.
We invest in pre product-market fit and tech heavy companies based in NYC. We like to lead the first round of financing, typically pre-seed or seed.
Nicholas Chirls is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Notation Capital. Previously, he also served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Alphaworks. He served as a Head of Investments at betaworks. Prior to this, he served as the Head of Investments at Betaworks.