Kevin Colleran is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Slow Ventures. Slow manages nearly $250 million in capital financed by a group of 100+ tech industry founders, CEO's, executives as well as a select group of notable venture capital firms and endowments. At Slow, Colleran focuses on working consumer and enterprise seed stage startups and has a vast portfolio of more than 250 companies including Pinterest, Barkbox, Postmates, Nextdoor, Casper, Pillpack, Classpass, Breather, Slack, Allbirds, Robinhood, Blue Bottle Coffee, Plated, Breather, Hipcamp, Gusto, Zeel, Wag, Brandless, Everlane, Wealthfront and many more. Kevin was also previously a Venture Partner and Advisor at General Catalyst Partners and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal (online & print) as part of their "Accelerators" section. Previously Kevin was one of the first 10 employees at Facebook Inc. having joined in early 2005 as their first advertising sales executives. He stayed at Facebook for nearly 7 years, leaving in 2012 after having become the longest tenured employee at the company other than Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin received a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Babson College.
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.
Todd Kimmel is the Founder and serves as Managing Director & Managing Partner at Montage Ventures. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Batch. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Parasail. Kimmel is a Board Member at Sure, Pager, WorkIt Health, and Peek Travel Services. He served as Principal at Advanced Technology Ventures. Kimmel joined Mayfield from Advanced Technology Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm, where he led cleantech investing in its West Coast office. Kimmel was also the co-founder and President of Coskata, a leading next-generation bio-fuels company, where he helped drive key product development, technology and financing milestones. Prior to venture capital, Kimmel was a co-founder and Senior Vice President at Innovance, a Canadian-based developer of optical networking solutions for telecommunications service providers and worked in investment banking with Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. in New York. He served as the Board Member at Project September. Kimmel holds a B.A. from Amherst College and was a history major.
Brendan Wallace serves as Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall Ventures. Brendan was Co-founder & CEO of Identified, a data & analytics company focused on workforce optimization that raised $33 million of venture capital and was acquired by Workday (WDAY) in 2014. Brendan co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America. Brendan has been an active angel investor and manages one of the largest syndicates on AngelList, having led over 60 angel investments including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, Philz Coffee and Zenefits. Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group where he worked on $22 billion in M&A Advisory work. Brendan also worked at Goldman Sachs' CMBS and structured finance group where he worked on over $10 billion in commercial real estate debt originations and securitizations. He then worked at The Blackstone Group in real estate private equity where he worked on the $26 billion acquisition of Hilton Hotels and the $39 billion buyout of Equity Office Properties, the 3rd largest leveraged buyout in history. Brendan is from New York, NY, and graduated from Princeton University where he received his BA in political science and economics. Brendan received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Most excited about vertical saas companies with some applied data / ML component and an opportunity to integrate financial services / payments at scale. Particular verticals of interest include real estate / property, logistics, heavy industry. Always excited about anything in security / infrastructure.
Not Interested In
Generally less excited about horizontal SaaS companies, though there are always exceptions to any rule :)
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Investment Management • Mobile
Stuart Larkins is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner & Investment Committee Member at Chicago Ventures. He is an Internet entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with more than fifteen years of experience leading Internet companies and start-up organizations. Stuart is a Co-Founder and Partner of Chicago Ventures. He was Senior Vice President and part of the founding management team at Performics. During his eight years at Performics, he helped lead the business through rapid growth and subsequent acquisitions by Doubleclick, Hellman & Friedman, Google, and Publicis. He was also involved in many online advertising industry groups and associations, such as the IAB, Yahoo Search Advertiser Council, MSN Search Committee, and the Google SEM Council. In addition to his involvement with the Chicago Ventures, Larkins is the Founder and Managing Partner of Twin Capital, where he is an investor in early-stage interactive marketing service and technology companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shedd Aquarium, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and a member of the Springboard Foundation as well as Performline. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Southern Methodist University. He served as Board Member at Spring.
Marc Rougier is a Co-Founder and serves as President at Scoop.it. Rougier also serves as Partner at Elaia Partners. His first entrepreneurial experience dates back to 1990 when he left his PhD program in Artificial Intelligence at McGill University to launch his first start-up (Logic Controller Management). He then joined Thales as an international business developer in Australia, Asia, Africa and America. In 2000, he launched his second start-up, Meiosys (Application Virtualisation), that moved to Palo Alto and was then acquired by IBM in 2005. After two years in corporate development at IBM, he launched Goojet, a mobile social media. He serves as board member at OpenIO, Containous, Stanley Robotics, ForePaaS and Uwinloc.