Menlo Park California - San Francisco, California - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Developer tools • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
Most Interested In
Consumer applications, future of media, online video, developer platforms
Ethan Kurzweil serves as Partner, Investments at Bessemer Venture Partners. He was a Board Member at Stratim. He as eleven when he started his first business - The Cat Corporation. In charge of family cat care, he "awarded" all labor-intensive jobs to his sister (Cat Feeder, Cat Brusher) and claimed all management jobs for himself (CEO, VP of Cat Welfare, Executive Director of Grooming). He would now discourage founders from letting sibling rivalry influence their org charts. As a Stanford undergrad, Ethan eventually was a co-founder of a real company: SSB-Bart Group, which helps make the Web accessible to users with disabilities. Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co., managing the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal's international editions, and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. At BVP, Ethan focuses on investments in consumer technologies and developer platfor He is particularly excited about consumer video start-ups and companies "developerizing the enterprise," his phrase for companies that provide non-technical business users with powerful tools and potential impact without requiring them to code. Ethan's investments include consumer companies Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Periscope (acquired by Twitter), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), Zirx, Life360 and Piazza; developer platforms Intercom, Twilio, PagerDuty, npm, and Sendgrid; and SaaS companies Hightower and Simply Measured. He was also involved in the firm's investments in adap.tv (acquired by AOL) and Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google). Ethan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Bay Area advisory board for New Leaders. Raised in Boston, he remains a Red Sox fan for life. He also serves as a Board Member at Periscope Data.
Vaizra Investments is a private venture capital fund investing in start-ups with creative solutions to existing or emerging consumer needs. Investment ranges are between $200,000-$500,000, with 'follow-ons' in later rounds.
Investing in Media • Energy • Gaming (&... Menlo Park California..., U.S.A.
• SoundHound Inc.:
$75000000 (Later stage VC)
$24000000 (Later stage VC)
• Wingz Inc.:
$11000000 (Later stage VC)
• Cargo Chief:
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
$9000000 (Later stage VC)
• Bespoke Post:
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$7500000 (Early stage VC)
• Hatch Baby:
$6500000 (Early stage VC)
• SquareTwo, Inc.:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• With Clarity:
$1760000 (Seed Round)
• Conductor Technologies:
Menlo Park California - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Media • Energy • Gaming (& eSports) • Investment Management
After writing his first computer program in the late 70’s Matt’s passion for new technology eventually drew him to Silicon Valley in 1989 to work in the newly created Desktop Division of Oracle Corporation. He was hooked, and spent the last 22 years deep
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park, Californi..., U.S.A.
$8000000 (Series A)
$40000000 (Series B)
• Symbio Robotics:
$14600000 (Series B)
$3600000 (Seed Round)
$500000000 (Private Equity Round)
$500000000 (Venture Round)
$13000000 (Venture Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$55100000 (Later stage VC)
$8540000 (Early stage VC)
Menlo Park, California - San Francisco, California investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms, as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies for emerging new platfor, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Robotics • Mobile
Building, advising, and investing in startups. I worked at Facebook, Twitter, Quora and Wealthfront. Some of the companies I've invested in or advised: Poshmark, Robinhood, Webflow, Blue Bottle Coffee, and Opendoor.
VC at Madrona Venture Group, focused on investing in early stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out my weekly email newsletter about PNW tech and investing: http://thedl.danielxli.com/
I have been investing in technology for 20 years and am comfortable in all areas. We have invested in semiconductor companies in both America and Israel, software, mapping, consumer internet, videogame infrastructure and several other areas across 8 significant investments and 15 smaller, earlier stage investments.
Not Interested In
I prefer to have a 6 month relationship with an entrepreneur before investing over $5m. I will make smaller investments as a way to develop that relationship if the round is being led by a VC who I trust as a result of a long relationship. Generally prefer infrastructure software to application software today but infinitely open minded.