Dr. Brian Dixon serves as Venture Partner at Elm Street Ventures. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BioRelix, Inc. Prior to joining BioRelix in October 2007, Dr. Dixon served as Vice President with Bayer HealthCare in West Haven Connecticut. In that position, he led a multi-disciplinary organization of up to 130 employees that delivered state-of-the-art expertise in oncology biomarker discovery, new lead discovery, research drug formulation, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism to Bayer's global R&D business. In addition, he held leadership roles in R&D licensing initiatives, strategic alliances and cross divisional collaborations in translational medicine. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Dixon directed Bayer drug discovery efforts in both the Osteoporosis and Oncology therapeutic areas. He serves as a Director of BioRelix, Inc. Dr. Dixon was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral training at Harvard University.
For Flybridge, I am primarily focused on core B2B tech, including developer-focused companies and AI applications & platforms.
I also founded and help manage, in conjunction with a team of 22 female founders, XFactor Ventures, a pre-seed fund focused on new companies with female founders
Not Interested In
We are typically the "first institutional check" for companies, so not focused on large >$8M Series As for Series B and beyond. Industry wise, not doing anything in the healthcare market, unless it's HCIT.
Venture capitalist with a focus on financial services companies. Actively looking for investment opportunities in payments, specialty lending, fin tech, asset management, trading systems, insurance, etc.
Dave Munichiello serves as General Partner at GV. His background is in building and leading fast-growing, highly technical organizations under pressure in ambiguous environments. Dave joins Google Ventures from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems where he helped grow the eCommerce-enabling robotics company to ultimately sell to Amazon for $775 million. Dave's four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing several client-facing organizations. He established a reputation for consistently recruiting top talent and both building and leading high-performing tea Dave played a key role at Kiva through its first year of integration with Amazon as the two companies partnered to maximize Kiva's impact and shape Amazon's perspective on industrial automation. Dave's career prior to Kiva included management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military's most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world's most advanced technologies. Dave holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Emory University in math and computer science.
Skip Fleshman serves as Partner at Asset Management Ventures. He also serves as Board Observer at LiquidM. He has been actively investing in companies that focus on digital health, mobile and data analytics. Skip was an officer in the United States Air Force where he first served as a fighter pilot flying the F-16. Previously he served as Board Member at Arterys. He flew 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm and also served as the wing expert in electronic combat systems and programs. He then founded and served as COO of BGI which develops software for flight simulators and training solutions for the aviation industry. Skip is an advisor to Stanford's StartX, Rock Health and Boston Children's Hospital, as well as sitting on the board of Hiller Aviation Museum. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Skip was a Sloan Fellow and received an M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He serves as board member at Icon Aircraft, RallyPoint, Kii, Freenome, Reify Health, Lark and Carta Healthcare.
Strategic investor, executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of general management and financial leadership experience with a distinguished record.- Successful venture investor, board member and advocate for emerging technology companies.- Robust C-level operating experience in both challenging restructuring/turnaround and high growth environments in manufacturing, financial services, transportation and business service sectors.- Outstanding financial acumen forged during 16-years with GE and GE Capital.- Skilled operator in demanding private equity environment; led successful complex operational restructuring as President of $2 billion dollar global portfolio company. - Execution and process oriented leader with a comprehensive background in successful performance and process management implementations. - Honors graduate of GE’s prestigious Financial Management and Leadership Development Programs.Specialties: Venture InvestingM&AStrategy Development and ExecutionP&L LeadershipBusiness RestructuringsOperational Turnarounds
Chi-Hua Chien is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Goodwater Capital. He is a Board Member at Care/of. He was a Board Member at Lithium Technologies. He serves as the Board Member at charity: water. Chien served as General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2007 and focuses on investments in consumer technology. Chi-Hua serves on the board of directors or works closely with the teams at Chegg (CHGG), Chill, textPlus, Karma Science (acquired by FB), Klout, Level, Path, Spotify, Twitter (TWTR) and Zaarly. Before coming to KPCB, Chi-Hua worked with Accel Partners as a venture advisor and associate. He originated Accel's investments in Facebook (FB) and AdECN (acquired by MSFT) and worked on the firm's investments in AdMob (acquired by GOOG), fbFund, Glam, Trulia (TRLA) and YuMe Networks. Before becoming an investor, Chi-Hua was an early employee or co-founder of four startups including Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), where he led the marketing and inside sales teams, served as interim CFO, and was appointed to the Office of the President. Previously he also served as the Board Member at Inspirato. He also serves as a Board member at Sweatcoin.
San Francisco California - Valley California - Berkeley California - Palo Alto (CA) - Founded in 2000, Lux Capital Management is a venture capital firm headquartered in New York, New York with an additional offic, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Future Of Work • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Life Science • Consumer
Stanford Philosophy & CS, Adjunct Lecturer
Data Scientist, Discovery Engine
Data Driven Nihilist
We set out to prove this concept in 2006, raising our first fund from many well-known corporate executives. That fund is now among the top performing venture capital funds of the last decade. The firm has repeated this success for the past eight years with the same mission.
General Partner at VC firm, Accel. Serve on the BoDs: Atlassian (TEAM), Checkr (background check API), UIPath (Leader in Robotic Process Automation), ServiceChannel (Vertical SaaS for contractor mgmt), MidDesk (Business identity API), Bettercloud (SaaS mgmt), Process.St (workflow collaboration), Instabug (mobile development/APM), Qwilt (Video acceleration), and PYN (Human Capital & Employee Comms Software)
- BoD of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
- The MIT Corporation - Development Committee
- The MIT Corporation - Visiting Committee for Political Science
- MIT's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory BoD
Previous investments/exits include:
- Airwatch (mobile device mgmt leader acq by VMWare)
- Admob (early mobile advertising leader, acq by Google)
- MoPub (mobile adv leader, acq by Twitter)
- Parature (early SaaS leader in customer support, acq by Microsoft)
- Dealer.com (SMB SaaS player acq by DealerTrack)
- Nextbit (acq by Razer)
- Swiftkey (acq by Microsoft)
- Rovio (IPO - ROVIO.HE)
- SunRun (IPO - RUN)
- 3LM (mobile enterprise player, acq by Google)
Entrepreneur, Venture Partner & Board Member / Advisor
20+ years of technology, cloud computing, corporate culture, entrepreneurship and advisory services. Passionate about purposeful work, higher education, tequila and craft beer. Thankful for an amazing and fun 12 year run co-founding, building and transitioning Appirio and looking forward to starting or finding the next big thing and another chapter in the years to come.
Current advisory, partnerships, investments and personal passions include:
- Southern Grist | Nashville TN
- Sip Tequila | Compoveda | Miami FL
- Studio Science | Indianapolis IN
- Plushcare | San Francisco CA
- New Story | San Francisco CA
- Isla Urbana | Mexico City Mexico
- YouBet.io | New York, NY
- Traction on Demand | Vancouver, Canada
Current blog posts, random ideas and to connect on corporate culture visit chrisbarbin.com
Specialties: Venture capital and growth equity investing with focus on Internet, digital media, software, and services.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
$22200000 (Series C)
$15000000 (Series B)
$5000000 (Series A)
$16000000 (Series B)
$6100000 (Series A)
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$22000000 (Series D)
$12100000 (Series C)
$3000000 (Series C)
$15000000 (Series C)
$9000000 (Series B)
$4100000 (Series A)
$15000000 (Series B)
$10000000 (Series A)
$25000000 (Series D)
$21000000 (Series C)
• 3Crowd Technologies:
$6600000 (Series A)
$6000000 (Series B)
$10000000 (Series B)
$4000000 (Series A)
$30000000 (Series B)
$11500000 (Series A)
• Digital Shadows:
$10000000 (Series C)
$4500000 (Series A)
$50000000 (Series D)
$25000000 (Series C)
$6400000 (Series A)
$7000000 (Series A)
$70000000 (Later stage VC)
$50000000 (Later stage VC)
• German Bionic Systems:
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
• My Ally:
(Early stage VC)
Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Mobile Apps • Mobile • Online Social
Co-founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. Interested to hear from passionate entrepreneurs in SaaS and tech
I am a founding MD of Storm Ventures, where I invest in and work with early stage enterprise SaaS companies. My focus is primarily applications and cloud/infrastructure related companies. I am always looking for new investment opportunities and am keen to meet passionate technology entrepreneurs with great ideas for building new enterprise companies. Typically, I get involved when companies have a handful of customers - that's the stage at which I can help the most.
I'm also the host of a Youtube channel called #AskAVC, where each episode I tackle different aspects of startup strategy to help entrepreneurs grow. https://www.youtube.com/askavc
Here is a list of my investments:
Liftigniter (www.liftigniter.com) Personalization recommendation and discovery engine SaaS
Workato (www.workato.com) Enterprise integration and automation platform SaaS
Litbit (http://www.litbit.com/) Enterprise IoT SaaS
Digital Shadows (https://www.digitalshadows.com/) Security SaaS
Avanoo (www.avanoo.com) Enterprise culture SaaS
GuideSpark (http://www.guidespark.com/) Employee communications SaaS
SwiftStack (https://www.swiftstack.com/) Data management SaaS
Splashtop (http://www.splashtop.com/) Collaboration SaaS
Hubpages (http://hubpages.com/) acquired by Maven
Gather (https://www.gatherhere.com/) Event management - acquired by Vista
Appcelerator (http://www.appcelerator.com/) Mobile - acquired by Axway
MetaCloud (http://goo.gl/HU6Zvw) Cloud - acquired by Cisco
XDN (https://goo.gl/h5uZyN) Cloud - acquired by Fortinet
Crowdfactory (https://www.marketo.com/software/social-marketing/) Marketing - acquired by Marketo
Sandforce (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SandForce) Storage - acquired by LSI
Kidaro (http://goo.gl/YPNNoj) Security - acquired by Microsoft
Redlock (https://redlock.io/) Security - acquired by Palo Alto Networks