Boris Silver is a Co-Founder and serves as President, Venture at FundersClub. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves on the Board of Advisors to a venture backed technology company, and is an advisor to First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
• Filament Chainalysis Storj Labs The Sun Exchange Airfox:
• Eddy Travels:
$8300000 (Series B)
$13000000 (Series A)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
• Aunt Bertha:
$5000000 (Series B)
$2800000 (Convertible Note)
$1800000 (Angel Round)
• Cloud 66:
$350000 (Seed Round)
$2400000 (Seed Round)
Austin Texas - London - New York City (NY) - Cambridge Massachusetts - Chicago Illinois - Boston Massachusetts - Portland Oregon - San Antonio Texas - Seattle Washington - Atlanta Georgia - Los Angeles California - Washington D.C, U.S.A.
Jason Seats serves as Managing Partner at Techstars. Jason was most recently the Managing Director of the Techstars programs in Austin and Cloud in San Antonio. Prior to joining Techstars, Jason was a Founder of Slicehost, an early cloud computing hosting company. In 2008 Slicehost was acquired by Rackspace and became the core for the initial Cloud Servers product. Jason continued on at Rackspace until 2010 as VP of software development for Rackspace Cloud, managing the cloud engineering tea Jason has a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University. He is also an Angel Investor. He also serves as Board Member at Convey and DigitalOcean.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Philadelphia Pennsylv..., United States
• Burrow (Home Furnishings):
• Leo (Health Information Platform):
• MD Ally:
• Strella Biotechnology:
• Red & Blue Ventures:
• Quad Learning, Inc.:
• MentorTech Ventures:
• Innova Dynamics:
• Soft Tissue Regeneration:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania - New York City (NY) - Washington D.C, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness)
Brett Topche is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Red & Blue Ventures. Brett Topche serves as Managing Director at MentorTech Ventures. He also serves as Advisor at entreprenYOURS. He joined MentorTech Ventures in 2007 and has more than a decade of venture capital and private equity experience. He has spent much of his career primarily focusing on investments in ecommerce, digital media, mobile applications, marketing technologies and B2B software. He represents MentorTech on the Boards of Directors of Cloudmine and PayPerks and served on the Board of Wanderfly prior to its acquisition. He also serves as a Board Observer at Curalate, Quad Learning, Burrow, Soft Tissue Regeneration and TicketLeap and was a Board Observer at SeniorHomes.com prior to its acquisition by Bankrate. He also served as a member of the Investor Advisory Board of SnipSnap prior to its acquisition by Slyce. Prior to joining MentorTech, he was a member of the Fund Investments Team at Hamilton Lane Advisors, a fund-of-funds manager and private equity investment consultant. In this capacity, he evaluated private equity funds across a broad spectrum of stages and strategies on behalf of both discretionary and non-discretionary clients. During his time at Hamilton Lane, Topche reviewed more than 100 funds, including venture capital, mezzanine, buyout and real estate funds. Based in part on reports he drafted, more than $1 billion was invested into these funds. Prior to working for Hamilton Lane, Topche spent more than four years as an Associate with NJTC Venture Fund, where he focused on investments in early-stage companies in the software, Internet and communications sectors. His responsibilities included deal flow generation, initial company reviews, performing due diligence on potential investments, participating in deal structuring, reviewing legal documentation and working with companies post-investment, occasionally as an Observer on Boards of Directors. Topche is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School, with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies and a Political Science minor from the College and Arts and Sciences.
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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Palo Alto (CA) , San ..., U.S.A.
$1500000 (Seed Round)
(Pre Seed Round)
Palo Alto (CA) - San Jose (CA) - Berkeley (CA) - Oakland (CA) - San Mateo (CA) - Redwood City (CA) - New York (NY) - Los Angeles (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • Other • Media • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Developer tools • Real Estate (& Construction)
Partner at OVO Fund
Seed stage tech investor who co-founded an e-commerce company, worked at an enterprise IT startup, incubated and launched a double bottom line investment fund in DC and pulled all-nighters on Wall Street as an investment banker.
I'm interested in meeting scrappy, persistent, visionary and high integrity entrepreneurs with a chip on their shoulder.
Specialties: Seed Stage Investing, US / China Startups, Capital Raising including Seed Stage Syndication, Supporting Entrepreneurs
Investing in Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) &... Menlo Park, Californi..., United States
$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:
Menlo Park, California - San Francisco, California 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
Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Gaming (& eSports) • Robotics
Venture Capitalist | Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures
*** Startup pitch decks, press inquiries, and speaking requests can be sent directly to Elizabeth@sogalventures.com ***
Elizabeth is the co-founder and Managing Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, which have collectively advised and invested in over 90 startups.
Elizabeth is also Co-President of the SoGal Foundation, a non-profit on the mission to redefine the next generation of diverse founders and funders through a global chapter community education model with SoGal Chapters in over 50 cities across 6 continents.
Elizabeth and her SoGal Ventures business partner Pocket Sun have been featured in numerous online, print, and video publications including: New York Times, WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, BBC World News, Financial Times. Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, SWAAY, The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, The Business Times, Sina, CrunchBase News, etc.
Elizabeth has received the honor of being recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes 30U30 in Venture Capital, JP Morgan Diversity Champion Award, TechWeek 100 Innovative Investor, and NYC 33U33.
Additionally, Elizabeth is involved in innovation through her roles as:
-Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design graduate program
-Global keynote speaker on the topics of venture capital, cross-border business, diversity and inclusion, and venture design
Prior to graduate studies, as a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Elizabeth focused her attention on developing long-term strategy for a variety of large healthcare clients. She contributed to business development efforts leading to over $200M of new work.
Elizabeth is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art.
• Benson Hill Biosystems:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
$15530000 (Later stage VC)
$11500000 (Early stage VC)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
• Clean Chemistry:
• Sinopsys Surgical:
(Later stage VC)
• Light Line Medical:
• TeleVet (We're Hiring!):
• Label Insight, Inc.:
• BlackLocus (acquired by The Home Depot):
• Koupon Media:
• SURGE Accelerator:
• Infochimps (acquired by CSC):
• Phurnace Software (acquired by BMC Software):
• Alert Logic:
• Mercury Fund:
• Genesis Park:
Houston, Texas - Austin (TX) - Houston (TX) - Dallas (TX) - Denver (CO) - Boulder (CO) - Madison (WI) - Chicago (IL) - Cincinnati (OH) - Cleveland (OH) - St. Louis (MO) - Omaha (NE) - Ann Arbor (MI) - Detroit (MI) - Phoenix (AZ) - Salt Lake City (UT), United States
Berkeley California - San Francisco, California - New York (NY) - Toronto (Ontario) - Los Angeles (CA) - Oakland (CA) - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • AR/VR • Local commerce • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • Mobile Apps • DeepTech • Investment Management • Mobile • Nanotechnology • Online Social • Consumer
General Partner at Spark Capital, Product Guy, Fmr Founder
Most Interested In
Primarily a consumer and marketplace investor, Nabeel seeks out entrepreneurs who develop that rare combination of design and technology to transform markets. He looks for products in which the underlying technology can be complex, but are presented as a simple, magical experience to the people who use them. This is more about characteristics of the company & founders than markets, so I spend time in everything from robotics to social media to hospitality to on demand economy.
Not Interested In
Not interested in non-product experiences, so deep enterprise software where the end consumer is not the buyer is likely not a fit.