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.
Dr. Ellen Levy serves as Managing Director at Silicon Valley Connect. She is the Advisor at Omni. She also serves as Advisor at SignalFire. She also serves as Advisor at Resolute Ventures. She has served as Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, LLC, a management consulting company. From 2008 to April 2012, she served in various roles at LinkedIn Corporation, a professional social networking internet service, serving most recently as Vice President Strategic Initiatives since March 2010. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.
Investing in PropTech • FinTech (& Financial... Menlo Park, Californi..., United States
$4000000 (Seed Round)
• Plum Lending:
$10000000 (Series A)
$2000000 (Pre Seed Round)
• Trucker Path:
$20000000 (Series A)
• Trucker Path:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$1800000 (Venture Round)
$70000000 (Series C)
• CreditShop LLC:
$35000000 (Series A)
$40000000 (Series E)
$4200000 (Series A)
$31000000 (Series A)
$77200000 (Series B)
• Poplar Homes (formerly Onerent):
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series C)
$10000000 (Series B)
$22000000 (Series B)
$15500000 (Series A)
• Global Wireless Unified Messaging:
$3200000 (Seed Round)
$5000000 (Seed Round)
• Welcome Homes:
$5400000 (Seed Round)
$4700000 (Pre Seed Round)
$4500000 (Seed Round)
• Upswing Health:
(Pre Seed Round)
$3500000 (Seed Round)
$4800000 (Seed Round)
• FLYR, Inc. (join our fast-growing team!):
• Montage Ventures:
• Plug and Play Tech Center:
• Unwritten Wines:
• Renren, Inc.:
Menlo Park, California - Austin (TX) - Los Angeles (CA) - San Francisco (CA) - New York City (NY) - Salt Lake City (UT) - Boston (MA) - Chicago (IL) - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Portland (OR) - Seattle (WA) - Miami (FL), United States
Fady Yacoub is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at HOF Capital. He is also an Angel Investor. Together with Hisham El Haddad, Fady created a Hong Kong-based SPV to invest in the record-setting IPO of Alibaba. The SPV received a stock allocation at a discount with a 3x margin and was successfully exited with a 76% return in two months. Fady worked previously at Digital World Capital, a technology-focused hedge fund, helping the firm to expand its investment portfolio in Asia, including a sizeable investment in Baidu, the world's second largest online search engine. Along with Hisham, Fady also invented the drumm device, an IoT-enhanced wearable that allows for haptic communication, after participating successfully in Switch SuperNap's technology accelerator in Nevada. Earlier in his career, Fady held multiple positions at El Tholathia Corp Egypt (ETC). He led El-Tholathia Corp's (ETC Egypt) industrial development team in deploying a new home appliances factory in Sudan for a $8m initial cost. Through ETC's real estate development arm, he also facilitated the purchase of and subsequently led the development team for ~400,000 m2 on Egypt's North Coast, a project initially valued at ~$60m. Fady holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration & Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is also an Angel Investor.
Menlo Park California - London - San Francisco California - Valley California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Redwood City, California - Founded in 1984, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a private equity firm, United States
IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Aerospace (& Defense) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Mobile • Consumer • Restaurants • Oil & Gas (& Mining)
David Cowan serves as Partner, Investments at Bessemer Venture Partners. He is a Member of board of directors at Impossible Aerospace. He is a Board Member at Iris Automation. He is a Board Member at CyberGRX and Bastille Networks. He is also a Board Member of Team8. His historical portfolio includes Ciena, Hotjobs, Blue Nile, LinkedIn, LifeLock, PSI-Net, Qualys and over a dozen other IPOs, as well as many large acquisitions such as Twitch, Postini, Cyota, Tripwire, Netli, Playdom, Dropcam and Skybox Imaging. His current portfolio - spanning startups founded in the U.S., Argentina, Singapore, Israel, New Zealand and Scotland - includes Getinsured, Smule, Twilio, Rocket Lab, iSight Partners, Spire Global, Endgame, Auth0, Zapier and Zoosk. During his tenure at BVP. He co-founded three cybersecurity companies incubated in our offices: VeriSign (IPO), where he served as initial Chairman and CFO; Good Technology (fka Visto, acquired by Blackberry) where he served as CEO, and Defense.net (acquired by F5). Forbes ranked him #6 on the Midas List and tied for 4th in the Midas List of Hall of Fame. He is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. You can read his blog at WhoHasTimeForThis?, follow him on twitter (@davidcowan) or see him perform with his men's a capella singing group Voices in Harmony. He also serves as a Board Member at Claroty and an Advisor at Reef Capital Ventures. Cowan earned an A.B. in math and computer science and an MBA degree, both from Harvard University
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.
PropTech • BioTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction)
Vivjan Myrto serves as Board Member at Tranquil Data. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner and Managing Director at Hyperplane Venture Capital. He is an Angel Investor and Board Observer at AlphaSheets. He also serves as a Board Observer at Sentenai and Indico Data Solutions.
Fintech and Enterprise Saas investor helping manage $300M on behalf of a single LP. We're a returns-focused CVC with a commitment of leveraging our parent company and external networks to add value for entrepreneurs.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York City (NY) , ..., U.S.A.
• Radar Relay:
• Welcome Homes:
$5350000 (Early stage VC)
$2700000 (Seed Round)
New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Nashville Tennessee - Boston Massachusetts - Denver Colorado - Seattle Washington - Los Angeles California - Austin Texas - Brentwood Tennessee - Boulder (CO), U.S.A.
Currently, I invest early stage companies that focus on the future of enterprise operations (B2B marketplaces, tech enabled services, and SaaS, IT/Infrastructure) and future of health/wellness (digital health, food, biotech).
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco, Califo..., U.S.A.
• Betty Labs:
$9300000 (Early stage VC)
$1700000 (Seed Round)
$1000000 (Seed Round)
San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Denver (CO) - Los Angeles (CA) - Seattle (WA) - Boston (MA) - New York (NY), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • Media • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Messaging • Mobile Apps • Real Estate (& Construction) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Most Interested In
I'm most interested in pre-seed and seed companies where there is incredible founder <> product <> market fit. I love working with founders who who have rare insight, conviction and commitment to tackle a problem/opportunity that's specifically important or personal to them.
Not Interested In
I am not interested in working with companies where I can't convince myself and the founder that I can add unique value.
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