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.
WE ONLY INVEST IN IN CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY. Fairly agnostic about the industry, we look for the very best founders to back. We are excited about helping you realize ideas that matter, rather than just making something that people want.
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No "arbitrage" businesses - that means no simple ecommerce, no lead gen, nothing which lacks truly sustainable competitive advantage.
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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.
Ankona invests in business end market SaaS companies "at the elbow" - companies with proven product/market fit that are poised for growth. We invest $5-$15M into companies typically generating $5-$15M in ARR.
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Brian Mesic is a Co-Founder at Ankona Capital. Mesic is a Partner at Anthem Venture Partners. Since joining Anthem from McKinsey in 2000, Brian has led successful investments in pioneering companies such as Android (acquired by Google), RF Magic (acquired by Entropic), Planet A.T.E. (acquired by Intersil), Viewdle (acquired by Motorola) and Entropic Communications. He currently serves on the board of directors of Blurb, Card and StackIQ. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Economics and an MBA from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business.
I'm particularly interested in the intersection of food and digital technology, both consumer-facing and B2B. This includes cutting edge media and advertising plays, grocery-tech, new restaurant technology, especially for back-of-house management, consumer data investments, food waste and packaging innovation, and supply chain management / logistics.
I also am interested in exploring travel-tech investments, both on the consumer and enterprise levels.
➡️ Results-oriented CEO & COO technology executive. Managing Director at Startup Capital Ventures achieving top quartile returns. I serve, or have served, as a Director of numerous companies including PlayFab (acquired by Microsoft ), Xignite, TuneIn (acquired by Innovation Endevors ), Silvertail Systems (acquired by EMC), Interset (acquired by Microfocus ) and TagArray (acquired by Maxim Semi.). ➡️ CAPABILITIES: 25 years as CEO & Venture Capitalist from startup to exit & IPO. I’ve led and advised startups and Fortune 500 companies. My background as a BCG strategy consultant means I can quickly assess & coach what’s needed to achieve a great outcome.➡️ EXPERIENCE: Co-founder of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) High Technology Practice.➡️ Founding CEO of WorldPages (NYSE:WPZ, later acquired by British Telecom), Co-Founder of Grassroots Enterprise, the first political technology platform (acquired by Edelman.)Stanford MBA & B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of California.Non-profit:I serve as Chairman of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaiʻi, and previously a founding Board Member of Reef Check Hawaiʻi. Sponsor of student membership in the Hawaiʻi Venture Capital Association (HVCA)Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the University of Hawaiʻi. . Avid sailor and cyclist.
VC firm that invests in Series A disruptive consumer internet technology companies. Leverages big data to help companies differentiate, scale, and become profitable. Helps companies succeed quickly by bypassing struggles early stage startups face.
Christopher Shonk is the Co-Founder and serves as Partner at ATX Seed Ventures. He also serves as a Board Member, Advisor and Investor at Everfest and IdealSpot. He also serves as Board Member at Incent Games. He served as Managing Director of Liahona ventures. He co-founded an investment bank, and has operated, advised, and invested in consumer service and tech companies for over a decade. He is a graduate of the Acton School of Business.
Consumer technology that is reimagining the way we live. This includes how we shop (commerce infrastructure, creative shopping experiences, and digital native consumer brands), where we live (real estate, transportation/micro-mobility), and how tech can improve our health and wellness (fertility/reproductive health, aging, and mental health)