Investing in Education • A.I. (& Big Data) &... Palo Alto, California..., U.S.A.
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$2600000 (Seed Round)
• Play Piper:
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Volley Labs:
$2300000 (Seed Round)
Palo Alto, California - AI - Impact - Parenting/families, U.S.A.
Education • A.I. (& Big Data) • Human Resources • Impact
General Partner at Reach Capital
General Partner in Reach Capital (an early stage venture fund for edtech startups). Started in edtech industry in 2013 as Executive Director of co.lab, an accelerator for ed-tech startups leveraging the power of games to improve educational outcomes
Former co-founder and CEO of social game developer Atakama Labs. Based in San Francisco and Santiago, Chile. Developing next generation social games on mobile platforms.
Acquired in Oct 2011 by the DeNA Group (TYO:2432). After acquisition I became VP at DeNA with roles in Studios, corporate development and as Head of Alliances.
Previously co-founder and CEO of Wanako Games, a console, PC and online videogame development company that pioneered in leveraging Latin American talent for the design and production of videogames. Wanako earned numerous awards including Game of the Year 2006 for Xbox Live by IGN.com.
After Wanako was acquired by Vivendi Inc (Paris: VIV) in December 2006, I was VP of Business Development at Sierra Online.
Previous to Wanako I had worked in the VC, Private Equity and Investment Banking industries.
Kerry Rupp serves as a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures. She is an Angel Investor.
She is a Board Member at BrainCheck. For over 20 years, she has launched, developed and startup companies and new lines of business for established fir As CEO and General Partner at DreamIt, a Top Ten US startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund, Kerry was directly involved with the launch of over 150 companies. During her 5-year tenure with DreamIt, she grew its programs to five cities, raised a $20M follow-on fund, and initiated the DreamIt Access (minority entrepreneur), DreamIt Athena (female entrepreneur), and DreamIt Health progra DreamIt companies in aggregate now have a market value of over $1B. Before DreamIt, Kerry was herself the founder of an online travel service, Holiday Golightly, which organized unique group travel excursions for women. She has also advised senior executives at Allrecipes.com, ReadersDigest, LexisNexis, Payscale, and Taleo on strategy, business development and marketing. Kerry began her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In addition to consulting, Kerry serves as a mentor at Capital Factory and International Accelerator and on the advisory board of Medical Innovation Labs, a platform for commercializing innovations in the medical device field. Kerry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University. Kerry volunteers on the leadership teams of Women@Austin, The Angel Forum, and the Austin chapters of Harvard Business School Alumni Club, Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and the DukeGEN Global Entrepreneurship Network. Kerry is also a judge or coach on many local and national start-up competitions (e.g., athenahealth, Harvard Business School, Rice University Business Plan Competition, TiE Texas, Energizing Health Houston, Texas Venture Labs, AARP Health Innovation). She is also a nationally-certified instructor for the National Science Foundation's Innovations Corps (I-Corps) program.
Investing in FinTech (& Financials services) &bul... Tel Aviv, Israel , Ne..., Israel
$6000000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$12000000 (Series A)
Tel Aviv, Israel - New York (NY) - San Francisco (CA), Israel
FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Analytics • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Impact • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Consumer
Managing Partner at Dynamic Loop Capital
Most Interested In
Looking for strong technical teams, who are looking to disrupt large markets with audacious products.
Guided by purposeful mission to make positive impact on society.
Strong data network effect must be core element of the service.
Not Interested In
Not interested in a me too or derivatives of existing services. Either are we looking for investments that are purely workflow optimization/integration.
Village Capital is a nonprofit that operates business accelerator programs for game-changing entrepreneurs worldwide. Village Capital also operates an affiliated investment fund that invests capital using a unique peer selection model where the entrepreneurs themselves choose who will receive catalytic funding in their cohort. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs focused on innovation in a particular geographic area (e.g. Brazil, New Orleans, East Africa) or a specific sector (e.g. mobile, energy, education). A select group of approximately 15 entrepreneurs goes through a 12-week program focused on building their businesses. The curriculum covers: (1) customer discovery/development, (2) team-building, (3) product refinement, (4) financials, and (5) scaling and impact, and (6) exit strategy. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs vote on the top ventures to receive Village Capital's pre-committed capital. In the past four years, Village Capital has launched seventeen programs worldwide, supporting over 275 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $30 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and served 4 million customers.