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.
Max Gazor serves as General Partner at Charles River Ventures. He also serves as a Board Member at Respond Software. He brings deep enterprise domain experience spanning M&A, strategy and business development. Prior to CRV, he led acquisitions and investments across enterprise and emerging technologies for Cisco's Corporate Development team. Before Cisco, he was responsible for business development within Oracle's Server Technologies division. He served as a Board Observer at OneLogin. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in EECS from MIT and a B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley.
Jenny M. Lee joined 5AM Ventures in December 2009 and serves as VP of Finance. She brings over 20 years of experience in financial management as well as start-up operating experience.
Prior to joining 5AM she was CFO at Global Catalyst Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm, and previously served as Controller at Gabriel Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Ms. Lee began her career at Ernst & Young working in tax and audit and has operating experience as a controller at several emerging companies.
She holds a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, East Bay, and a MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Any company who has a significant technology barrier to their business. Software, hardware, B2B, B2C, healthcare, etc.
Not Interested In
While there's nothing wrong with companies which don't have a strong technical moat, it's not where our expertise lies. So if the business is purely network effect and user-based growth without technical barriers, we don't focus on those companies. We also do not do pharma or therapeutic biotech because we don't have expertise in those areas.
Barry is a Partner of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure, with a specific interest in cloud computing, big data, storage, consumerization of IT, and networking. He has 15 years of venture capital experience, 10 years of operating experience and has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top 100 investors multiple times.Barry works closely with Avi Networks, MapR Technologies, Nimble Storage, Pertino and youwho.
His past investments include Pliant Technology (acquired by Sandisk), Calista Technologies (acquired by MSFT), Arbor Networks (acquired by DHR), Growth Networks (acquired by CSCO), Maker Communications (acquired post-IPO by CNXT), Metasolv Software (acquired post-IPO by ORCL), Sirocco Systems (acquired by SCMR), and Telogy Networks (acquired by TI).
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Barry held executive roles in business development and general management at Cisco Systems from 1991-1997. While at Cisco, Barry established many of the company’s largest distribution channels across OEMs, Service Providers, Distributors, and VARs. He also developed Cisco’s initial M&A process and directed the first wave of acquisitions and integrations for the company.Barry holds a BA in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Barry is a member of the UCLA Economics Board of Visitors.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Los Angeles Californi..., U.S.A.
• Shift (Car Marketplace):
$13000000 (Later stage VC)
$6500000 (Seed Round)
$3200000 (Early stage VC)
$2300000 (Seed Round)
• FairClaims, Inc.:
$1750000 (Seed Round)
Los Angeles California - San Francisco Bay Area - Austin - Seattle - Chicago - Boston - New York - Los Angeles San Francisco, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Advertising • Online Social
Eva Ho is a Co-Founder & serves as a General Partner at Fika Ventures. She also serves as an Angel Investor. She is a serial entrepreneur and founder, most recently a founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Prior, she was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google and Youtube for 5 years. Prior to Google, she was the head of marketing for Applied Semantics, a company that sold to Google in 2003. She also co-founded Navigating Cancer, a health startup, in 2008 which is now based in Seattle. She is active in the non-profit sector, serving on the boards of California Community Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, First Descents, and Iridescent. She is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the city of Los Angeles working with Mayor Eric Garcetti and his team. She holds an MBA from Cornell and a BA from Harvard.
Founder and Managing Partner at Motivate Venture Capital
Most Interested In
Solutions to problems that accelerating longevity will create.
Not Interested In
Adtech, med devices, pharma
David Wieland is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman & Investment Committee Member at IrishAngels. He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Endowment Research Group. He is a member of the Investment Committee and is Chair of the firm's Venture Capital Investments. He is responsible for corporate strategy, capital raising, deal sourcing, and investment due diligence. He is Chairman of the Board at RIVS, a software company, and he is positioning the firm for an exit. Prior thereto, Wieland was CEO of Innflux and Powersurge Technologies, where he founded, grew, and sold both companies. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He also serves as Board Member at IrishAngels Ventures.
Patent Attorney. Stanford Professor. First investor @twilio. Early investor @cruise-automation.
Linked In Description:
Purpose :: Over the last 20 years, I have supported 10 early stage nonprofits, funded 100 early stage startups, crafted patent applications for 500 early stage startups, taught 750 engineering students at Stanford University, and advised the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan which provides experiential learning for 1000s of engineering students. It took me an embarrassingly long time to connect all of these dots, but I now understand that my purpose on this planet is quite simple: to empower entrepreneurs.
Gratitude :: I am incredibly grateful to Diana Lin (my partner in Schox Patent Group), Reilly Brennan (my partner in Trucks Venture Capital), and Kate Schox (my partner in — literarily — everything).
Bio :: Jeffrey Schox is the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups, and a general partner at Trucks Venture Capital, which funds the entrepreneurs building the future of transportation. Previously, Jeff worked as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors and as a patent attorney for two of the largest patent law firms before starting his own law firm. Schox Patent Group has prepared and filed 1000+ patent applications and has guided 500+ startups through the due diligence process (resulting in $5B+ raised from venture capital). Trucks Venture Capital, which is now on their second fund, has made 30+ investments, including nuTonomy (acquired), Nauto, Zendrive, Starsky Robotics, May Mobility, SkyRyse and Joby. Jeff has made 100+ angel investments in startups, including Twilio (first investor, IPO) and Cruise (early investor, acquired by GM for a reported $1B). As a Lecturer for Stanford University, Jeff teaches the course "Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs.” He is also the Advisory Board Chair for the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
Investing in Businesses Solutions • CleanTec... Truckee California , ..., U.S.A.
$8300000 (Series B)
$31000000 (Venture Round)
• Novalith Technologies:
$10000000 (Seed Round)
• Living Carbon:
$21000000 (Series A)
$15000000 (Series A)
• Boundless Mind:
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$2800000 (Seed Round)
• Gowalla (acquired by facebook):
$8300000 (Series B)
Truckee California - San Francisco Bay Area - Los Angeles California - Montana, U.S.A.
Businesses Solutions • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Developer tools • Local commerce • Online Social • Consumer
Christopher Sacca is the Founder and serves as Chairman at Lowercase Capital. Sacca is an Angel Investor. He served as Software Engineer at Ellucian. He managed a portfolio of over fifty consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology start-ups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. While primarily known for its investments in seed and early stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, Lowercase has quietly become one of the largest venture funds in the United States. Previously, Chris served as Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. In that role, among other responsibilities, he founded and headed up the alternative access and wireless divisions. His most visible projects include Google's 700MHz and TV white spaces spectrum initiatives, the company's groundbreaking data center in Oregon and Google's free citywide WiFi network in Mountain View, CA. Chris also spearheaded many of Google's business development and M&A transactions and was on the founding team of the company's New Business Development organization. Before joining Google, Chris held a number of executive roles at one of the world's largest streaming and digital media distribution companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies), and was ultimately responsible for their legal and corporate development efforts. Prior to Speedera, Chris was an attorney with the Silicon Valley law firm of Fenwick & West where he handled venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and licensing transactions for technology clients such as Macromedia, VeriSign, and Kleiner Perkins. In 2012, Chris continued his work as a National Finance Committee member, a host of the technology roundtable series, and as a Co-Chair of Tech for Obama. The Wall Street Journal cited Chris as "possibly the most influential businessman in America." Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer law review and was honored as the school's Philip A. Ryan and Ralph J. Gilbert Memorial Scholar. He also graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar as well as a Weeks Family Foundation Scholar. He is an an Angel Investor. He also serves as an Adivsor at Lookout. He is an Investor at Docker.
We work with competitive startups through our limited partnerships with Techstars, Bowery Capital, and NYC’s most active angles. We focus on a company’s drive, attitude, and of course, smart idea. We are focused on Seed-level investments for mobile data, consumer techs, and fintech. We are not interested in teams that are looking for money but no advice. We truly believe in rolling up our sleeves and working with our portfolio.
SunTx Capital Partners makes private equity investments in middle market companies focused in the Sunbelt region including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The firm will also selectively consider opportunities outside this region. Since the firm's inception in 2001, SunTx has invested over $600 million. The partners do not invest in start up or early stage companies and target companies with enterprise values ranging from $50 million to $150 million. However, companies of smaller size may be considered for platform add-on acquisitions. The industry focus for SunTx is manufacturing, distribution and services, with participation in the following transactions: consolidation opportunities, management buyouts, growth equity, generational transitions, acquisitions or recapitalizations.
I start, run, and invest in companies.
Specialties: Cryptography, product and user-interface design, security, web applications, multi-tier server and network design and implementation.
Starting, building, running companies; recruiting, building, running engineering teams; architecting, building, launching large-scale software products.
Zachary Aarons is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at MetaProp NYC. Zach Aarons has been working at the intersection of real estate and venture capital for the past decade. Zach is the most active early-stage PropTech investor in the United States, having funded over 60 startups in the space as an individual as well as 40 startups (and counting) through MetaProp NYC's venture capital funds. In addition to early-stage investing, Zach has worked on large scale mixed-use development projects in cities like Boston and Los Angeles with Millennium Partners. He has experience with real estate development, commercial asset management, property marketing, and commercial leasing. Prior to joining Millennium and founding MetaProp NYC, Zach was a Senior Associate at ENIAC Ventures, a seed-stage mobile technology fund and the founder of Travelgoat, an online and offline walking tour business. He began his career as an analyst at boutique investment bank Peter J. Solomon Company. Outside of work, Zach currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Tenement Museum. Zach is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He serves on the Technology Committee for the Real Estate Board of New York and the Technology and Real Estate Council for the Urban Land Institute. Previously, Zach was the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for The Lowline and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with an A.B. from Brown University in Ancient Studies and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. Zach has been featured in dozens of international publications and media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Real Deal, Curbed, Commercial Observer, Propmodo, The Information, TechCrunch, Bisnow, Forbes, The Real Estate Weekly, Crain's, and Cheddar. He is a frequent speaker at global PropTech events including the Urban Land Institute, MIPIM, Realcomm, Argus Connect, SuperReturn International, and the Columbia/Goodwin Real Estate Capital Markets Conference.