Santa Monica California - Los Angeles, California - Canada, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Investment Management • Mobile
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I'm interested in founders with a truly unique insight that will transform (or create an entirely new) industry.
Prior to forming Mucker Capital, Erik was most recently at Harrison Metal Capital where he helped lead one of the most successful seed-stage venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Since 2008, Harrison Metal has invested in over 50 companies, including Aardvark (GOOG), DocVerse (GOOG), Heroku (CRM), Manymoon (CRM), MixerLab (Twitter) and ZipZapPlay (ERTS).
Before Harrison Metal, Erik was most recently vice president of product management and strategy at TripAdvisor, the largest travel community site on the Web. In that role, he led product strategy and development globally for TripAdvisor sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, as well distributed applications and syndicated content on partner sites like Facebook.
Prior to TripAdvisor, Erik spent over four years at eBay, where he held a variety of positions, including leadership of eBay’s premium features business, which grew during his tenure from $124 million in revenue in 2002 to $410 million in 2005, significantly outpacing overall eBay revenue and listings growth.
Previously, Erik held leadership roles at MVP.com, where he was the online sporting goods retailer’s first marketing employee, and at Accenture, where he advised Fortune 500 retail, communications, and consumer products clients on strategy, operations and technology engagements. He was also an early member of Accenture’s first practice group dedicated to Internet strategy and development.
Erik earlier served at the Domestic Policy Council in the White House, where he worked on issues such as equal employment opportunity and Native American affairs. Erik holds a BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University.
Network effect businesses! NFX focuses on businesses that have - or want to have - network effects in their core. This can be in any field - consumer, SMB, Enterprise, Fintech, Healthcare or govtech; and on any platform - web & mobile but also AR/VR, Blockchain, 3D printing, AI, Robotics and others. Top founders with huge ideas!
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Currently not focusing on non-network effect businesses and specifically not telecom equipment, semiconductors and life sciences.
Josh Felser is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Freestyle Capital. He also serves as Advisor at Catalyst Investors. Previously he Co-Founded and was CEO of Crackle, formerly known as Grouper Networks, a company that uses P2P technology to allow users to share their personal media within private groups. He previously served as Vice President of America Online and as General Manager of AOL's music brands Spinner, Winamp and Shoutcast. Felser was the co-founder of Spinner.com, a leading Internet music destination and served as President until its May 1999 purchase by America Online. In July 1996 he founded Internet music startup, RadioCo (a division of Organic Online), which ultimately merged with DJ.com (renamed Spinner.com). Previously, Felser was a Director of Business and Product Development in the Multimedia Group of U.S. West; an executive with News Corp. and a Manager, Business Development for News Corp.'s Fox Inc. in Los Angeles. Felser received his BA in Political Science from Duke University and his MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke. He is also the Co-Founder of FYI Living and serves as Chairman of the company.
San Francisco Bay Area - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Logistics (& Distribution) • Mobile Apps • Online Social • Consumer
Partner at Long Journey Ventures
Cyan Banister is a Co-Founder of Signal Media Project. She also serves as Partner at Founders Fund. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active Angel Investor with a portfolio including Uber, Thumbtack, SpaceX, EShares, Postmates and Affirm. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. Cyan has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer. She co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief at Zivity. She also served as Advisor at Hinge Capital. She also serves on the Board of The AI Foundation.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York (NY) , San F..., U.S.A.
$1200000 (Venture Round)
• New Knowledge:
$11000000 (Series A)
$1900000 (Seed Round)
• Milestone Brands:
• Dulce Vida:
$19000000 (Later stage VC)
$18900000 (Later stage VC)
$16000000 (Seed Round)
$14000000 (Early stage VC)
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$7000000 (Early stage VC)
$6000000 (Later stage VC)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• Copper Labs:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$1340000 (Seed Round)
• Art Craft Entertainment:
$611352 (Later stage VC)
• Yoi Corp:
New York (NY) - San Francisco (CA) - Washington (DC) - Austin (TX) - Los Angeles (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Developer tools • Local commerce • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Mobile Apps • Mobile • Online Social
Military Veteran investing in Extraordinary Leadership
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LEADERSHIP PREVAILS. Moonshots Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in extraordinary leadership. Great leaders are hard to come by. We believe the best ones are military-trained or trial-by-fire entrepreneurs who have the ability to motivate others to action, inspire trust, and plan heuristically. We invest with conviction when those attributes are present. We have collectively founded and operated 14 companies, and have personally invested in more than 85 ventures.
Hiten Shah is a Co-Founder at Crazy Egg and also serves as its President. He also co-founded and served as a Board Member at KISSmetrics. He also served as a Board Member at isocket. He serves as Mentor at K5 Ventures. Previously he started Crazy Egg and ACS. Shah also serves as an Advisor at UXPin. He also serves on the Board of Visually. He was an advisor at fbFund REV. He holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
TELUS Ventures is the venture capital arm of TELUS, a North American telecommunications company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The firm partners with privately held companies that offer unique technologies and innovative products that will accelerate growth initiatives within TELUS. The firm actively seeks synergistic investments in digital health, internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, security, managed information technology services, wireless, and next-generation network infrastructure.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Santa Barbara Califor..., U.S.A.
• Scout Holdings:
$50000 (Seed Round)
Santa Barbara California - California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
John Petote is the Founder of CIO Solutions and serves as its Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He has a degree in Business from the ICM School of Business. He previously served at Apeel Sciences as Board Member & Advisor. John is an angel investor and the founder and CEO of CIO Solutions, a Santa Barbara-based company that designs and implements custom IT solutions. He also serves on the boards of FutureInReview.com, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the Central Coast MIT Forum, and the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Nominating Committee, and he is an active member of the Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club. John graduated with honors from the Institute of Computer Management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Golden Seeds is an angel investor group and acts as an early-stage investment firm which specializes in seed, early stage and later stage investments. The firm focuses on women-led companies and invests in the B2B and B2C technology, healthcare and consumer products sectors. The firm was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Rogue Venture Partners is an investment firm that invests in Oregon based entrepreneurs and early stage businesses and is based in Portland, Oregon. The firm invests in the application, digital media and information technology sectors.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Aerospace (& Defense) • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Nanotechnology • Online Social
Vertical Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm invests in companies operating in commercial products, transportation, retail, healthcare, education, energy, financial services, hospitality, real estate, telecommunication, transportation, aerospace, and defense sectors.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Sales (& Marketing) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Advertising • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile
Nashville Capital Network is a partnership of more than 100 professional investors, most of whom have been founders and executives of highly successful companies. It leverages the experience and expertise of the individuals within its partnership to identify, develop and support promising, high-growth companies. It manages several investment funds, including NCN Angel Fund I, NCN Angel Fund II, Tennessee Angel Fund and NCN Partners Fund. The firm was founded in 2003 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
MDI Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Telkom Indonesia and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The firm focuses on early and mid-stage companies in the Southeast Asia region and globally. It also runs an accelerator program Indigo.
Benhamou Global Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm operates at the intersection of IT enterprise, early-stage venture investing and cross border innovation. It emphasizes on cloud technologies like virtual and software defined networking, productivity based customer centric applications, cyber security, mobility and the industrial internet of things. It was founded in 2003 with an additional office in Tel Aviv, Israel.