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.
Gil Penchina is a Partner and also serves as an Investor at Ridge Ventures. He currently sits of the boards of Fastly (edge cloud platform), Jyve (in-store job service provider), and JumpCloud (Directory-as-a-Service provider); and has led Ridge's investment in SkySelect. He also serves as a Board Member at Flight Ventures. Prior to Ridge Ventures, he served as the CEO of Wikia.com. Prior to that, he was the VP and Genearl Manager, International Expansion of eBay, where he managed expansion planning and acquisitons for eBay International. Prior to that, he was the VP and GM, Collectibles Business at eBay, where he managed a $1 billion sales business. He holds a BS in Industiral Engineering from the Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business.
Consumer-facing e-businesses, including marketplaces, e-tailers, SaaS and SME-focused software companies targeting local markets in CEE & Turkey.
Enterprise technology innovators with roots in CEE & Turkey.
Not Interested In
Life sciences, material science, clean tech
Cem Sertoglu serves as Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital. He has several years of experience as an Investor, focusing web-enabled services and consumer internet. Previously, he was a Partner at iLab Ventures, Co-Founder and CEO at Mondus.com, Founder & CEO at SelectMinds and Vice President at Farmer & Company. Pioneering the technology investment sector in Turkey since its inception with his personal investment vehicle Young Turk Ventures, his investments include propertyfinder.ae, Wikimart.ru, Civic Solar, Gittigidiyor.com (Turkey's leading online auctions portal), Yemeksepeti.com (Turkey's leading food order platform) and Grupanya (Turkey's leading daily deal website). He holds a BA in Economics from University of Texas (Austin). He served as Board Member at Fite and Grupanya.
Vinny Lingham is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Office at Civic. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a General Partner at Newtown Partners. He serves as an Advisor at Blockchain Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. After over a decade of experience in e-commerce, he realized that no-one had a universal solution to tackle identity fraud for consumers. He also serves as General Partner in crypto-token fund Multicoin Capital.
Madison Parker Capital provides liquidity and growth capital to select middle-market enterprises. In addition, the firm seeks to provide attractive exit opportunities for owners and operators of middle-market enterprises and to provide divestiture opportunities for divisions of corporate parent companies that no longer reflect the company's strategic focus. Target investments include management-led buyouts, expansion financings, and recapitalizations. Madison Parker Capital is looking to invest in advanced materials & enabling technologies, business services, consumer products, retail/restaurants and manufacturing companies with $5 to $150 million in revenue, and that operate in well-defined market niches with attractive industry fundamentals. Madison Parker Capital invests in transactions ranging in size from $5 to $75 million.
Rick Heitzmann is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at FirstMark Capital. He focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile, and data services. Rick has led investments in market leaders in commerce (StubHub, acquired by eBay), gaming (Riot Games, acquired by Tencent), data services (First Advantage, NASDAQ: FADV; acquired by First American), advertising technology (TapAd), media (Pinterest), and more. Prior to founding FirstMark, Rick was an entrepreneur including being a founding member of the senior management team at First Advantage which he helped grow and sell to First American (NYSE: FAF). He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Venture Capital Association. Rick holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also serves as Board Member at Dashlane, Grid Mobile and Playnomics.
Core Technologies, Artificial Intelegence, Big Data. Edge Computing, Data Driven Applications
Not Interested In
Healkth Care Tech, VR, BioTEch
Kevin Ober serves as Managing Director at Divergent Ventures. Prior to Divergent, he spent 7 years with Vulcan Ventures, a national venture capital firm owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. While with Vulcan, he led investments in Internet Infrastructure companies Internap Network Services Corporation, Nexabit Networks, Wavtrace and Net Perceptions. Other investments included Command Audio, Capstone Turbine, Colorado Micro Displays, ShareWave, Terastor and Netschools. Prior to working at Vulcan Ventures, Ober served in various positions at Conner Peripherals, Inc., a computer hard disk drive manufacturer in San Jose California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from St. John's University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. He is a director of Internap Network Services Corporation and SpaceCurve and a board observer with Flashsoft and Piston.
Peter Levine serves as a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He serves as the Board Member at Onshape, DigitalOcean and MakerLoop. Peter Levine serves as a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Citrix Systems. Levine is also a Board Member at GitHub, Cyanogen, Actifio, Tachyon Nexus, MixPanel and Instart Logic. Peter Levine is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Peter was previously SVP and GM of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix, where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction. Peter joined Citrix in 2007 through its $500 million acquisition of XenSource, where he served as CEO. Prior to XenSource, Peter was a general partner at the Mayfield Fund. Before Mayfield, Peter was an early employee of VERITAS Software, where he helped to grow the organization to over 5,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue. Peter served as executive vice president and was responsible for marketing, OEM sales, business development and several product divisions. He is also currently a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a former entrepreneurship lecturer at the Sloan School. He serves on the boards of Actifio, Bromium, Convergent.io, Mixpanel, Coho Data and Cynogen.
Early-stage technology startups with proven product traction and scientific invention as key competitive advantage (revenue is good to have but not a requirement)
Artificial intelligence / neural networks
Autonomous vehicles / self-driving cars
Silicon / new chips / edge computing
Video processing on the edge
Innovation for oil and gas / metallurgy / coal and other "old" industries
Consumer financial services (scoring, credit, factoring, freelancer financing)
Not Interested In
Not interested in technologies that (1) hard to scale (2) require a lot of capital to win (3) I don't understand (4) evil
- Vertical marketplaces (too expensive to scale, CAC>LTV)
- Tobacco/vaping (evil)
- Blockchain for X (too early)
GP at Vestor.In Partners. Former Adobe and Microsoft exec, founded Actis (sold to Wunderman), AdWatch (sold to AEGIS/Isobar), Sputnik Labs (sold to Technoserv)
Tyler Winklevoss is a Co-Founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. Winklevoss is also a Co-Founder of Gemini (Digital Asset Exchange Platform) and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is also a Co-Founder of ConnectU. He has an MBA degree from University of Oxford in 2010.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A. - Global: U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., Israel, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland
$6000000 (Series A)
$5000000 (Series A)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$3540000 (Early stage VC)
$130000000 (Series D)
$200000000 (Series D)
$28000000 (Series A)
$5500000 (Venture Round)
$2400000 (Seed Round)
$56000000 (Series D)
$31000000 (Series C)
$8000000 (Series A)
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
Tom Drummond serves as Managing Director at Heavybit. He is an Angel Investor. He also serves as an Advisor at Reed Elsevier Ventures. Previously he served as a Principal at Reed Elsevier Ventures. He manages Heavybit's investor and member relations and helps developer companies with go-to-market strategy, fundraising and operations.