We're the earliest investors you'll ever meet, and never pass because you're 'too early'. We embrace the pre-seed.
We are hot on Voice, Market Networks, Industrial Tech, NewSpace, and anything Frontier -- wonky enough for us to spend the time to learn and ramp up with you.
We seek founders with Deep Market Insights - you know the problem cold and the solution is bursting from you.
Not Interested In
No discovery apps. No FinTech. No consumer (except for marketplaces). No international, please.
No Seed Prime, Post Seed, Series A rounds.
Investing in Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) &... California , Menlo Pa..., United States - U.S.A.
$55100000 (Later stage VC)
$8540000 (Early stage VC)
$8000000 (Series A)
$40000000 (Series B)
• Symbio Robotics:
$15000000 (Series B)
$3800000 (Seed Round)
$500000000 (Private Equity Round)
$500000000 (Venture Round)
$13000000 (Venture Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
• Maker Studios Inc:
• FanLib, Inc./Take180 (Sold to The Walt Disney Company):
• Piper Jaffray:
• ACME Capital:
• IonQ Inc.:
• Uhnder, Inc.:
• Phoenix Labs:
• DraftKings, Inc.:
• Glu Mobile:
• Vocera Communications:
• Board Member:
• GGV Capital:
California - Menlo Park - San Francisco investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies, United States - U.S.A.
Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Gaming (& eSports) • Robotics
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Seattle Washington , ..., U.S.A.
$350000 (Seed Round)
• Katalyst Inc.:
$5000000 (Seed Round)
• Fight Camp:
$4600000 (Series A)
$4500000 (Series B)
Seattle Washington - Spokane Washington, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Mobile Apps • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Nanotechnology • Online Social • Consumer
Founder at Incisive Ventures
Most Interested In
Driven resilient founders solving a big problem of personal interest with unique technology approach, hopefully creating a blue ocean.
Not Interested In
Hardware, crypto, biotech, real estate.
Martin Tobias is a Co-Founder of Upgrade Labs, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member. He is the Founder and serves as Manager at MGT Investments. He created Kashless in September 2008. Tobias is also the founder and CEO at Tippr.com and an executive at Groupalicious. He is a Special Limited partner at Yaletown Venture Partners Inc. Tobias is a Mentor at TechStars. He is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist and a recognized leader in technology whose vision is to significantly drive innovation in the next decade by powerfully intersecting the tech world with the sustainable green industry. Tobias is a serial entrepreneur with credentials in Cleantech and Digital Media. He is a recognized leader in renewable energy/clean tech and is often in the press for his transition from technology to renewable energy/greentech. Tobias is a venture capitalist who has founded three companies, invested in over two dozen, taken one public and not used a drop of petroleum in his personal vehicles for over four years. Previously, Martin was the CEO of Imperium Renewables and founding CEO of Loudeye Technologies. As a former venture partner at Ignition Partners and a co-founder of the Northwest Energy Angels, he has financed and provided guidance to over two dozen technology start-ups. Martin serves on the Venture Council of Industry Ventures and is a Director of Cloudmark, IP Fabrics and Afiniti Ventures. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Computer Science from the Oregon State University.
San Francisco California - Palo Alto California - Sunnyvale California, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Mobile • Mobility
Partner at ngp capital.
John Gardner serves as General Manager of Wealth at SoFi. Also, he is a Co-Founder and served as Board Member & Chief Financial Officer at LearnVest. Gardner spent his career working for companies on the forefront of investment management and advisory solutions. He began his career at SEI Investments as an Equity Analyst and as a Director of Product within its Wealth Network. He served as a Director of Product Strategy at Finaplex. he was a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Cabezon Capital Management. He studied at Lehigh University where he double-majored in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Philosophy. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
I'm most passionate about energy and environmental stewardship and human health. As a whole, Blackhorn Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who are improving resource efficiency with science and engineering-based solutions.
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.