David Arcara is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Laconia Capital Group. He serves as a Board Member at Ocrolus. He served as a Member at New York Angels. He is the co-managing member of the General Partner and the Management Company. Arcara has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and general manager of young high-growth and turnaround media and marketing businesses, both digital and traditional. Arcara has raised, either as lead entrepreneur or as part of the founding team, nearly $100 million dollars of angel and venture funding. In 2010, Arcara founded Rubber Soul Ventures to contribute his personal capital and operational expertise to emerging digital technology companies and entrepreneurs. Rubber Soul Ventures currently has a portfolio of over a dozen early stage ventures based primarily in the Northeast corridor including LeagueApps, LocalVox, Page Science and Wymsee. Arcara was also the co-founder of TalkSix, a consumer facing interactive streaming video start-up with a significant B-to-B component. Arcara has also served as General Manager of Imaginova Corporation's digital publishing division, including the flagship property Space.com, founded by CNN's Lou Dobbs and former astronaut Neil Armstrong. Earlier in Arcara's career, he co-founded Alliance Custom Communications, to create custom content for marketers seeking to enhance their brands' customer engagement. Arcara was ultimately approached by Random House Publishing to re-launch and lead the business as Random House Custom Media. Arcara was also a co-founder of UGO Networks, which ultimately consisted of over 500 independent affiliate web publishers reaching over 15 million users a month and became one of the nation's largest 18 to 34 male-targeted online entertainment content networks. The UGO founding team was among those pioneering the concept of an online ad-supported publishing network. Arcara served as UGO's Executive Vice President and led multiple operating functions including affiliate network development, sales, and marketing. UGO was purchased by Hearst Corporation in 2006 for approximately $100 million. In 1992, Arcara formed DJA Media, Inc., which focused on turning around underperforming radio stations by improving product and sales. In 1996, DJA Media formed Radio Enterprise, Inc., a joint venture with Clear Channel Communications, through which Clear Channel provided financing to allow Radio Enterprise to expand to a total of four stations under Arcara's leadership. Radio Enterprise was sold to Clear Channel in 1998 after more than doubling its asset value at the peak of government-deregulated consolidation. Arcara is a member of New York Angels, one of the country's leading angel investor organizations, as well as Harvard Business School Angels. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he earned a BA in Philosophy, and holds his MBA from Harvard Business School.
I'm a VC & angel investor with 120+ deals done.
My fund, Asymmetry Ventures, focuses on seed-stage deals.
I also founded and currently manage an AngelList syndicate of 1600 accredited investors. Our syndicate deploys checks of $100K - $300K into exceptional early-stage ventures.
I love deep tech (e.g. life sci/biotech; med devices & healthcare; AI; hardware & IoT).
And in general, I love startups with strong early traction (ideally revenues - but user and usage traction are great too).
Not Interested In
As a rule, I don't invest in pre-seed companies.
But I'd be thrilled to meet talented founders at the pre-seed stage, and get to know them as they take early steps in building their ventures!
Obsessively hunting down, and investing in, the world's fastest-growing startups. Moonlighting as strategist @capgemini. Served time @harvard-4, @berkeley.
Mr. Aaron Perman serves as Principal at S3 Ventures. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Qualia. He is also an Angel Investor. Prior to joining S3, he invested in small-cap publicly traded companies at Western Standard, a long/short equity hedge fund. Earlier in his career, he spent time in the corporate strategy group at Southern California Edison and started a successful small business liquidating computer hardware. He serves as a mentor for the DivInc Accelerator and leads the Emerging Venture Capitalist Association's Austin chapter. He received his BS in International Business from the University of Southern California.
Presidente de MioGroup/HMG y de la Asociación de Inversores y Emprendedores de Internet (AIEI). Inversor. Junta Directiva ADEFAM. Looking for funding? Send your deck: email@example.com
President of MioGroup and the Association of Internet Investors and Entrepreneurs (AIEI). Investor in more than 40 companies
Mr. Yago Arbeloa serves as Mentor at Seedrocket. Mr. Arbeloa served as Chief Executive Officer & President at Sync Intertainment. He serves as Executive at Viriditas Ventures. He served as an Investor at Cabiedes & Partners. After completing his university studies in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Arbeloa participated in the founding of Sync Intertainment in 1999, of which he is also the CEO since 2002. Currently, Sync is one of the main ISP in Spain and develops businesses and portals such as canalgame, dvdenlared or Zync. With offices in Madrid, Zaragoza and San Sebastián and two data centers, in Madrid and Zaragoza, it has more than 80,000 domains in the portfolio of more than 20,000 clients. Mr. Arbeloa, one of the few entrepreneurs who survived the "dotcom" crisis, completed his university studies studying the Advanced Management Program at the Instituto de Empresa, and is a partner of more than a dozen companies in all areas. Currently, he is one of the most active investors in Spain, being President of Hello Media Group and the Association of Internet Investors and Entrepreneurs (AIEI). He is an Angel Investor.
San Francisco Bay Area - San Francisco California - Chicago - New York - Boston - San Fransisco California - Sao Paulo - Paris - Mexico City (Mexico) - SF Bay Area (NY, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Payments • Real Estate (& Construction)
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Passionate about next generation marketplaces & technically minded founders that have strong intuition about markets & customers. AI and crazy ideas.
Not Interested In
Well if it doesn't have or aspire to have a network effect, then probably not a fit... Very very selective when looking at opportunities that are not based in the Bay Area - we can be more helpful when teams are near us.
Pete Flint serves as Managing Partner at NFX. The co-founder of Trulia, Pete is a serial entrepreneur who built one of today's most successful marketplaces. As CEO, Pete led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion. Prior to starting Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity / Sabre Holdings for over $1 billion. These experiences gave Pete a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 billion+ exit, all from a founder's perspective.
Max is the Managing Director of Heartland Ventures, which he founded in 2016.He manages the fund’s relationships with other venture capital partners and oversees key investment decisions with the Heartland team. Heartland has over $100 million under management and has invested in 14 high-performing portfolio companies.Max received a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2022, an Executive of the Year by Columbus Business First, and a Future 50 Member by Columbus CEO.
Founders who are pursuing daring projects. Big vision & able to deliver on the nitty gritty parts. Currently AI/ML, big data, process innovation.
Not Interested In
(e/m) commerce companies, pure adtech plays, hardware only firms
Rouven Dresselhaus serves as Co-Founding Partner & Managing Partner at Cavalry Ventures. Dresselhaus serves as Managing Director at Voltage Ventures. Prior to Voltage Ventures, Rouven has invested in more than 35 companies worldwide. He is the go-to guy for our portfolio companies whenever they need strategic advice, input on their product, network and fundraising. Rouven's academic career ended when he dropped out of WHU's Ph.D. program in order to pursue his passion in Venture Capital.