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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Irvine California , N..., U.S.A.
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Irvine California - Newport Beach California - Geneva Switzerland - London - New York City (NY) - Valley California - Western Europe - - Tehran Iran - Southern California California - Paris (France), U.S.A.
Dr. Amir Banifatemi serves as Managing Director at K5 Ventures. Dr. Banifatemi serves as an Advisor at Compass and serves as Board Member at Aura Labs. He also serves as Board Member and Advisor at Fusion Brakes. He is a successful entrepreneur whose work experience includes more than 14 years of advising startups. His focus has always been identifying and developing future and emerging technologies that can impact society with special emphasis on predictive business intelligence, knowledge sharing & education, and real-time technologies. Amir likes to work with startups on their product strategy, pricing, business model, go-to-market, and fund raising. Amir is currently a member and President of the Tech Coast Angels Orange County and actively involved with venture funds and angel investors to help continuous and sustained funding of startups. He is also an Angel Investor.
San Francisco California - New York - San Jose - Oakland, U.S.A.
PropTech • Messaging • Real Estate (& Construction)
We own a $1B+ commercial real estate portfolio across many asset classes in the US and would love to be a strategic investor in anything that can add value to our portfolio (e.g. we want to be a customer).
Jon Stritar serves as Engineering Partner at GV. Prior to joining Ventures, he worked on the Google Chrome app and extension platform and Google Calendar. Previously, he led the infrastructure team at a New York City startup, where he designed and built reputation, security, storage, messaging, and monitoring syste Jon studied computer science and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When he was a freshman at MIT, Jon created Forecastfox, a weather extension for Firefox and Chrome, which has been downloaded over 20 million times.