I focus on consumer marketplaces and transactional businesses, particularly those that provide a 10x experience to consumers and save them money.
Not Interested In
Businesses that would basically be the same w/o software.
Sarah Tavel serves as General Partner at Benchmark Capital. She serves as a Board Member at Chainalysis. Tavel also served as Investment Partner at Greylock Partners prior to Benchmark Capital. She also served as an Advisor at SignalFire. Previously, she served as a Manager, Products at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, she was Vice President of Bessemer Venture Partners. Sarah Tavel, a senior associate in the Menlo Park office, joined Bessemer in 2006. Working with Jeremy Levine, she focused on the software and Internet sectors and has been closely involved in investments with consumer internet company Pinterest; Microsoft SharePoint migration solutions provider Metalogix; leads-generator Yodle; learning-and-talent-management company Cornerstone OnDemand (IPO); e-commerce site Onestop; energy-management company CPower (acquired by Constellation Energy); SaaS online-marketing company Convertro; business-software company MindBody Solutions; and leading Russian e-commerce company KupiVIP. She also works with Bessemer company eEye Digital Security and worked with Quidsi (operator of Diapers.com and Soap.com), acquired by Amazon.com, and classifieds-provider OLX, acquired by Naspers.
Immigrant entreprenuers. We provide 3 things: Your scalable friends and family capital, full immigration support, including sponsorship and stewardship to help you succeed faster. Our goal is to make investment decisions in 3 meetings over 2 hours.
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Founder @unshackled - Investor. Entrepreneur. Love being at the intersection of do good, do well.
• Brendan Bevensee investment in Seed Round:
(Light Field Lab, Inc.)
• Luka (dba Replika):
$6500000 (Early stage VC)
• Bay Labs, Inc.:
$5500000 (Early stage VC)
$5000000 (Seed Round)
• Indigo Fair:
$3400000 (Seed Round)
• Akash Systems:
$3100000 (Seed Round)
• Twine Health:
$1500000 (Early stage VC)
• Daniel Andersson investment in Seed Round:
Portola Valley California - San Francisco California - Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobile
Vinod Khosla is the Founder at Khosla Ventures. He also served as Board Member at Learning Health & Oscar. He is a Co-Founder of Khosla Impact. He previously served as the Board Member and an Advisor at Post Intelligence. He was one of the three founders of Daisy Systems, which was the first significant computer-aided design system for electrical engineers. The company went on to achieve significant revenue, profits, and an IPO, but Khosla, driven by the frustration of having to design the computer hardware on which the Daisy software needed to be built, started the standards-based Sun Microsystems in 1982 to build workstations for software developers. At Sun he pioneered "open systems" and RISC processors. Sun was funded by longtime friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins, where he was and continues to be a general partner of KPCB funds through KPX. Khosla is a charter member of TiE, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals founded in 1992 that now has more than forty chapters in nine countries. He is also a founding board member of the Indian School of Business. His current passion is social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool. He is a supporter of many microfinance organizations in India and Africa. He has been experimenting with education and global housing. He is the Founder of Khosla Impact and a Advisory at HealthTap. He also serves as a board member at GreatPoint Energy, MyLikes, Gamgee and Verayo. He is an Advisor at Academia and The Breakthrough Energy Coalition. He also serves as Board Member at Sakti3. He is the Advisor at MetaMind. He also serves as the Board Member at Viome. He also serves as Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. He is an Angel Investor.
Fabrice Grinda serves as Co-Founding Partner at FJ Labs. He also serves as a Partner at True Global Ventures. He serves as Industry Advisor at DN Capital. Previously he was a Co-Chief Executive Officer of OLX, Inc. Prior to OLX, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zingy Inc. In 1998, he co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Aucland. Prior to that he worked as a Business Consultant for McKinsey & Company. He is an Investor at Knock.
Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs to innovate and build technology companies. The firm specialize in leading seed and series A rounds collaborating with angel investors, other venture capital firms and strategic partners. It operating as an extension of the entrepreneurs' network. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California and invests in solving problems in technology hot spots around the world.
Kerri Golden serves as Chief Financial Officer & Partner at Information Venture Partners. She joined Information Venture Partners at inception in 2014 and works with the investment team to help select and support the fund's investee companies and manage the financial operations of the fund. She has over 30 years of general management and finance experience in a variety of technology industries and she's been active in securing financings of over $1 billion in equity and debt and in negotiations of a number of merger and acquisition transactions. Kerri was a General Partner of Primaxis Technology Ventures for eight years where she led and managed several investments in early-stage companies in the IT, software and communications sectors and also served as CFO of the fund. Kerri had a successful corporate career with high growth technology companies. She was a mobile pioneer at Rogers Wireless, joining prior to service launch and experiencing start-up challenges and opportunities as company grew from zero to $200M in revenue during her 2.5 year tenure. She was a public company CFO at Alliance Atlantis Communications and Lorus Therapeutics and ended her successful 7-year career at Bell Mobility as CEO, Paging Division after progressive leadership positions in Finance and IT. Kerri is an experienced start-up executive. She co-owns a small business Urban Flats Toronto and served as COO at SeaWell Networks and CFO at Infobright. She serves the start-up community as an active mentor at MaRS, where she co-founded the JOLT Fund and continues to serve as a volunteer general partner. Kerri obtained an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and earned her CA designation while working with KPMG in Toronto.
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Business Development Sales Professional / Consultant
Financial architect of everything finance.
Linked In Description:
He has 10+ years experience in the financial industry specializing in business development and sales. Starting out at the Pacific Stock Exchange in LA as an electronic floor broker, he then went upstairs creating a new division for off exchange executions. Eventually his group executed billions of shares per day led to OES Market Group getting bought out by Merrill Lynch.
Later, he moved into the retail side as a financial advisor at Treveri Capital for individuals, managing risk, and creating liquidity for executives of pre-IPO private companies. He likes all inefficient markets that need disruption. He is also scaling Oxford BioChronometrics which passively authenticates a user based on user behavior which is gaining speed in the fake adtech market.
Being a visionary, he is interested in disruptive technologies such as fintech, adtech and cyber security.
For fun he created LA Fintech and LA Ad Pros networking groups with 5,000+ members.