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.
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
Piton Capital - Investor in Network Effects Businesses
Andrin Bachmann is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Piton Capital. He serves as the Board Member at Booksy. He also serves as a Board Member at Network Locuml. He brings both entrepreneurial and investment experience to Piton. He was a co-founder of Glocalnet, which became Sweden's 3rd largest consumer telecom service provider and was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange before being acquired by Telenor. He was a partner at M/C Venture Partners, one of the leading private equity investors in the US telecom services space. He was also one of two principals establishing an investment company that became QXL Ricardo PLC's largest shareholder in 2005, and was instrumental in the transformation of QXL leading to its sale to Naspers for around $1.9 billion. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
San Francisco Bay Area - San Francisco California, U.S.A. - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
Sheel Mohnot serves as Partner, FinTech at 500 Startups. Sheel leads fintech investments for 500, which is great because his startup experience includes founding 2 fintech companies with successful exits. He also runs a podcast called The Pitch (http://thepitch.vc) where founders pitch investors.
Finch Capital (formerly Orange Growth Capital) is a venture capital firm investing in early stage companies. We are thematic investors focusing on technology-enabled innovation bringing about the transformation of the financial services sector. Finch Capital has three offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, out of which it is supporting bold entrepreneurs. We have made 19 investments in leading financial technology businesses across the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Indonesia. Finch Capital is now investing its second fund with a geographic focus on Europe and selectively on South East Asia.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Lehi, Utah , Los Ange..., U.S.A.
$1400000 (Seed Round)
$875000 (Seed Round)
$800000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$4500000 (Seed Round)
$500000 (Seed Round)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$2300000 (Seed Round)
$750000 (Seed Round)
$1600000 (Venture Round)
$4200000 (Series A)
$2800000 (Seed Round)
$8400000 (Series A)
$6500000 (Series A)
• Molio Inc.:
$1000000 (Debt Financing)
• Molio Inc.:
$3000000 (Series A)
• Hit Labs, Inc.:
$150000 (Convertible Note)
$9000000 (Series A)
$2700000 (Venture Round)
Lehi, Utah - Los Angeles (CA) - Salt Lake City (UT) - Provo (UT) - San Francisco (CA) - New York (NY) - Phoenix (AZ), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Future Of Work • Logistics (& Distribution) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Life Science • Nanotechnology • Oncology • Consumer
Album VC is a venture capital firm based in Lehi, Utah. The firm focuses to invest in seed-stage, early-stage, and later-stage companies. The firm invests in the software, healthcare services, SaaS, life sciences, and oncology sector companies based in the Mountain region and the state of California in the United States.
David Stark is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Ground Up Ventures. Stark serves as General Partner at OurCrowd. He began his career as an investment analyst at Blackstone in the Real Estate Private Equity group, where he was involved in multiple leveraged buyout acquisitions with a combined value of over $700 million. David served in the Givati Rotem Brigade and finished basic training as the "most exemplary soldier" in his company. David graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and was a Joseph Wharton Scholar.
I am looking to lead rounds where founders have identified a market dislocation that they're successfully attacking - whether that is for economic reasons, data reasons, or generational reasons. I have invested in popular culture (Cameo), food (Hungryroot), mobility (Spothero), recreation (Catch Co), real estate (Flyhomes/Havenly), finance (Sunbit/M1Finance) and more.
Ezra Galston is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Starting Line. He serves as Investment Committee Member at Bold Coast Capital. Galston is an Angel Investor of Ezra Galston. He served as Principal at Chicago Ventures. He focuses on all facets of the firm's consumer facing and marketing tech investments and is actively involved with Blitsy, BloomNation, Kapow Events, Luxury Garage Sale, Shiftgig, SpotHero, and Zipments. Ezra's thoughts on startups, gaming, e-commerce and bitcoin have been published in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Re/code. Ezra joined Chicago Ventures in March, 2012 and prior was a Young Entrepreneur at Foundation Capital. Before business school, Ezra served as the Director of Marketing for CardRunners Gaming - the parent company of CardRunners, Hold'em Manager and DraftDay - and before then earned a living as a professional poker player. He launched his first startup at age 13 and served as Director of Interactive Marketing at Buzz Marketing Group from 2003-2005 working closely with Midas Records, Sony Records and MTV. Ezra is a proud husband and father to a two year old boy. His varied interests have led him to launch a record label and produce a festival screened short film. He is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 18 and holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and a BA from New York University.
Especially interested in Social AI, Decentralization via Blockchain, Space Technologies, Millennial Consumer, eSports
Not Interested In
Not interested in Life Sciences, Games, Gambling, Cannabis, Lifestyle businesses
Nurzhas Makishev is the Founder and serves as Partner at NKM Capital. He also is an Angel Investor. He launched NKM Capital with the mission of backing extraordinary entrepreneurs with fundamentally aligned investment terms. Prior to NKM Capital, Nurzhas was an angel investor in over 50 leading consumer internet, media, and technology companies. He has led personal and fund investments in Lyft, Hyperloop One, Ripple, eShares, Cruise (acquired by GM), Robinhood and other iconic companies. Before founding NKM Capital, Nurzhas has spent over 12 years in the technology industry, as an investor, entrepreneur, product manager, engineer, and researcher. He was an early stage investor at Venrock and IP Group, partnering with industry-changing entrepreneurs in NYC tech and investing in science-driven startups. While in Silicon Valley, Nurzhas led programmatic video ads strategy at Google, managed enterprise financial apps development at Oracle and cofounded news summarization and coalition loyalty startups. He began his career developing peer-to-peer, AI systems in Andy Lippman's research group at MIT Media Lab, followed by investment banking stints at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America in NYC. Nurzhas received an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was elected Managing Director of Wharton Venture Partners, and a pair of Bachelor's Degrees in Economics and Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, where he attended on full scholarship.
Anamitra Banerji is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Afore Capital. Banerji served as Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as a Board Member of Localytics. He came to Foundation with eight years of product management leadership experience in the consumer internet space at Twitter, Yahoo! and Overture. Before working in product roles, Anamitra was a software engineer in the enterprise data space for four years. He also co-founded an internet-healthcare company PlanetHealthOnline. Anamitra joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager. While there, he built out Twitter's advertising team, incubating from scratch all three products promoted tweets, promoted trends and promoted accounts, he led the team in getting those products up and running. As Partner at Foundation Capital, Banerji focuses on identifying and investing in promising startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology industries. He uses his vast personal experience working alongside entrepreneurs to identify those who stand out in their respective industries. During his time as an Entrepreneur In Residence, he served as a consultant in the investment process and also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction. Anamitra earned an MBA from Cornell University and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
Khailee Ng is the Co-Founder and serves as a Chief Executive Officer at SAYS. He serves as Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Previously, he served as Director at iMoney Group. He is also the co-founder of GroupsMore (acquired by Groupon), SAYS.com, a Social News Network in Southeast Asia.
digital product guy turned tech investor; supporting entrepreneurs in building digital businesses that change people's lives
Former strategist and digital product guy turned tech investor. Supporting entrepreneurs to build digital businesses that change people's lives
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Newion is an Amsterdam-based VC firm, founded in 2000. We focus on early-stage (seed/series A) investments in B2B software (SaaS) companies in Netherlands/Belgium, Germany/Austria and Sweden, Finland and Denmark. We want to work with high integrity, low ego founders and their diverse teams supporting them in building digital business that have a real impact on businesses and people's lives.
Not Interested In
We don't in invest in pre-revenue companies. We don't invest in companies based outside our geographic scope. We don't invest in hardware.
Herman Kienhuis is the Founder & serves as Managing Partner at River Venture Partners. He serves as Managing Partner at KPN Ventures. He has experience in strategy, corporate finance, business, product development and venture capital.
SunTx Capital Partners makes private equity investments in middle market companies focused in the Sunbelt region including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The firm will also selectively consider opportunities outside this region. Since the firm's inception in 2001, SunTx has invested over $600 million. The partners do not invest in start up or early stage companies and target companies with enterprise values ranging from $50 million to $150 million. However, companies of smaller size may be considered for platform add-on acquisitions. The industry focus for SunTx is manufacturing, distribution and services, with participation in the following transactions: consolidation opportunities, management buyouts, growth equity, generational transitions, acquisitions or recapitalizations.
Seeking founders solving large, urgent and valuable problems that are radically cheaper (90%+) or better (10x) than the status quo.
I'm looking to back ambitious founders, who run through walls and who aspire to build one of the most important companies of the decade.
The best products are hard to copy, have an accumulating advantage, a unique distribution mechanism, and deliver jaw dropping value that blows customers away.
Not Interested In
Consumer products, DTC, pre-revenue companies.
Matt Mickiewicz serves as Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Hired. Previously he co-founded 99designs. Matt has also co-founded Flippa.com which has helped entrepreneurs sell more than $70 million in websites & domain names. He also serves on the Board of Visually.
Supply chain finance
Real estate tech, particularly appraisals and home finance
Enterprise payouts / mass disbursements
Not Interested In
Companies selling signal to the buyside
Insurance aggregator models
Typically, companies dependent on enterprise-level sales into banks