Saemin Ahn serves as Managing Partner & Executive Officer at Rakuten Capital. He is an Angel Investor. He is also an Advisor and a Board Member at Run Dexter, AdsNative and ViSenze. Saemin invests in diverse verticals such as advertising technology, artificial intelligence and on-demand business around the world. Some of his investments include Carousell, Pocketmath and Algorithmia.
Dana Bowers is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member the at Venminder. She formerly served as Chief Executive Officer. She is also an angel investor. Dana has been an entrepreneur and leader in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Through Venminder, Dana designed an entire new approach to vendor management by creating a state of the art software and integrated services solution that allows financial institutions to answer the ever growing challenges and regulatory demand for Vendor Management compliance. Prior to Venminder, Dana founded and led the team as Chief Executive Officer at iPay Technologies. Under Dana's leadership, iPay grew from a start-up in 2001 to the one of largest, independent bill pay providers in the United States. When the company was sold to Jack Henry and Associates in 2010, iPay had a 40% market share, millions of subscribers and moved billions of dollars annually. This hands on operating experience in a high profile/high risk "vendor" business gave Dana a unique perspective into the challenges financial institutions face on a daily basis. Whether it's negotiating a financial technology contract, sitting across from examiners to answer tough questions regarding safety and soundness or protecting confidential customer data she has sat in her customer's chair. Following the sale of iPay to Jack Henry, Dana recognized the opportunity to use her experience and assist financial institutions with managing their critical vendor relationships. The team at Venminder was formed with the vision and goal to create a best in class outsource vendor management solution, Venminder.
Arizona ; Japan; Tokyo Japan; New York New York ; Paris France; Scottsdale Arizona ; France; New York ; California Un, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social
Philippe Guelton serves as Chief Executive Officer at BabyHold.com. He also is an Angel Investor. Philippe Guelton serves as Chief Executive Officer at SheKnows Media. He is also a Board Member at BT Software and Research. Before joining SheKnows, Philippe Guelton served as President of Thrillist Media Group, a leading men's lifestyle publication, and operator of Jackthreads.com, a members-only shopping club. Previously, Philippe served in several senior roles at Hachette (Lagardere Media), including Chief Executive Officer for Northern Asia, where he led the acquisition and integration of Japanese media company Fujingaho, and more recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HFMUS, where he oversaw the company's media properties, including Elle, Elle Decor and Woman's Day, among others. During his time at HFMUS, Philippe led the acquisition of digital ad network Jumpstart Automotive Group and the launch of Glo.com, a premier online fashion and beauty property, in partnership with MSN and Whalerock Industries. He was also instrumental in the sale of HFMUS to Hearst Corporation in June 2011.
Amitt Mahajan is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Technology Officer at Rare Bits. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Managing Partner at Presence Capital. He is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Rare Bits. He serves as an Advisor at SignalFire. He is the Founder and C.E.O of Toro. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Engineering for Zynga. Amitt was also the Co-Founder and C.T.O of MyMiniLife, Inc which was later acquired by Zynga. Mahajan is also the Co-Founder of Red Hot Labs and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he was an Engineer in Zynga who helped in creating FarmVille. He briefly served as a Programmer for Epic Games. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois.
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Kyle Lui serves as Principal at DCM Ventures. He also is an Angel Investor. Prior to DCM Ventures, Kyle was the co-founder and CEO of ChoicePass, where he led product management, user acquisition, partnerships, sales and operations. ChoicePass was an enterprise perks and rewards SaaS company backed by prominent angel investors, and acquired by Salesforce.com and Rypple. At Salesforce, Kyle served as Director of Product Management on the founding product team for Work.com, growing the business to over 1,000 enterprise customers. Kyle is a frequent speaker at Salesforce's customer conferences and holds a patent on innovative systems and methods for delivering rewards in an on-demand SaaS environment.
Lewes Delaware - Saudi Arabia - London - Hong Kong - Singapore - Dubai United Arab Emirates - Sydney Australia - Malaysia - Tokyo Japan - San Francisco California - India - Canada - China - South Africa - Asia - Uruguay - - Argentina, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Food & Beverage • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social
Brett Mason is the Co-Founder, Board Member and Vice President at BitCoin India.
Mitch has been in the venture capital industry for over 20 years and has backed over 40 startup companies including Swell (Acquired by Apple),W.I.S Technologies (Acquired by Micronas), LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), and Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT).
Mitch has worked for years networking to promote business expansion between Asia and the US. With his comprehensive background, he leverages his experience of collaborating with numerous entrepreneurs to help portfolio companies grow.
Among the many fields DNX invests in, he has a special passion for Enterprise Services and Fintech. At DNX, He has led investments in PayJoy and SafeGraph, and serves on the boards of Banzai, Creadits, Paystand and Peatix.
Mitch is also an entrepreneur. Prior to building DNX, he started a US investment operation for a Japanese venture capital firm from the ground up. Mitch holds a BC, International Business from Curtin University in Australia and an MA, Economics from Boston University
Honma Masahiko is the Co-Founder and serves as General Partner, Investments at Incubate Fund. He also serves as Partner at KK Fund. After graduating from Keio University, in the overseas investment arm of JAFCO, to carry out investments in Internet companies in Israel and Silicon Valley, JV establishment, the Japanese market business. From 2001, he worked in venture capital and corporate development department of Accenture. Works in the capital of Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary, to experience an IPO from venture capital MonotaRO, of Benchari public than in 2003. funds in 2007, specializing in seed stage investment of the net business, core People Partners establishment. He was appointed representative partner. is performed establishment phase of Pokerabo and gumi, the development of business investment in the establishment phase, significantly grow. 2010, incubate bait Fund No. 1 Limited Partnership establishment. Representative appointed partner.
Lydia Jett serves as West Coast Investor at Softbank. She also served as an Additional Director at Snapdeal. She formerly served on the Board of Jasper Innovative Marketing Solutions. She served as Vice President at M/C Partners. She joined M/C Partners in 2009 and focuses on investments in a variety of media, communications and technology industry segments. She has worked with M/C portfolio companies such as Attenda (sold to Darwin Private Equity), Baja Broadband (sold to TDS), GTS Central Europe and Lightower Fiber Networks (sold to Berkshire Partners). Prior to joining M/C, Jett worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) in New York where she completed investments across a number of sectors, including media and education. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) group of the Leveraged Finance practice in New York. She also worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Inc. in Los Angeles and with Grosvenor in Hong Kong. She received a B.A. in Economics and Government from Smith College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as the Board Member at Fetch Robotics. She serves on Boad of Flipkart.
James Riney serves as Partner and Head at 500 Startups. He also is an Angel Investor.He also serves as Partner at 500 Kobe Pre-Accelerator. He also co-founded the "Medium.com of Japan" before covering venture investments for DeNA, based in Tokyo. He now heads the 500 Startups Japan fund.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Tokyo Japan, Japan
Tokyo Japan, Japan
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce)
Previously, Batara Eto co-founded Mixi and brought the company public in Japan. He was responsible for creating Mixi in December 2003, and he served as Chief Technology Officer of Mixi until 2008. He started his investment career by co-founding East Ventures and made their first investment in 2010.
Batara holds bachelor degree in Computer Science from Takushoku University Japan.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Tokyo Japan, Japan
Tokyo Japan, Japan
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data)
Nobutake Suzuki serves as Partner in charge of KDDI open innovation fund at Global Brain. Nobutake is in charge of investments outside of Japan. Prior to joining GB, he was a technology analyst at Sanwa Bank in Japan and in the US.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Fremont California , ...,
• PowWow Mobile:
• German Bionic Systems:
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
$10000000 (Later stage VC)
$8500000 (Later stage VC)
$6650000 (Seed Round)
$5600000 (Early stage VC)
• PowWow Mobile, Inc.:
$4250000 (Seed Round)
$3300000 (Seed Round)
$3080000 (Seed Round)
$1900000 (Seed Round)
• Bone Health Technologies:
$500000 (Seed Round)
Fremont California - San Francisco California - Woodside California - Tokyo, Japan,
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Mobile
Julien Nguyen is the Founder and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at E-Motions. He served as Board Member at SBA Materials. Julien Nguyen is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing General Partner at Alta Berkeley. He is also a Co-Founder of ezlogin.com. He also served as Venture Partner at NanoDimension. Prior to NanoDimension, Julien was a Managing Director at Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures. Julien led investments in companies such as Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), M-Stream (acq'd by Broadcom), Devicescape, Grandis (acq'd by Samsung), Takumi (acq'd by Sagantec), Envis (acq'd by Magma), with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners. Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien founded or was part of the founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita Communications (acquired by Planetweb), Radius (IPO). He holds 21 patents issued in the US. Julien received his postgraduate degree from Telecom Paris (France) and his Master of Science from Ecole Polytechnique (France). He co-founded Faircare and served as its Chairman.
Founded in 1978, Watermill Group is a private buyout group focusing on acquiring middle-market (<$40-500M sales) companies in transition based in the U.S. and Canada. The firm's preferred industry types are Manufacturing, Value-added distribution, and Business services. The only industries that Watermill will not consider are those with short product life cycles, such as pure fashion or leading edge technology. The ideal company will be generating between $40 to $500 million in revenues and present an opportunity for Watermill to acquire a control position. Watermill engages a wide range of business situations, including the following: Situations which require creativity, operating experience, strategic insight, and ability to act quickly; Carve outs and divestitures of non-core businesses; Secured lender sales; Balance sheet restructurings; Prepackaged bankruptcies, section 363 sales, and stalking horse bids; and Distressed, turnaround, and other special situations.