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.
Brendan Wallace serves as Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall Ventures. Brendan was Co-founder & CEO of Identified, a data & analytics company focused on workforce optimization that raised $33 million of venture capital and was acquired by Workday (WDAY) in 2014. Brendan co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America. Brendan has been an active angel investor and manages one of the largest syndicates on AngelList, having led over 60 angel investments including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, Philz Coffee and Zenefits. Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group where he worked on $22 billion in M&A Advisory work. Brendan also worked at Goldman Sachs' CMBS and structured finance group where he worked on over $10 billion in commercial real estate debt originations and securitizations. He then worked at The Blackstone Group in real estate private equity where he worked on the $26 billion acquisition of Hilton Hotels and the $39 billion buyout of Equity Office Properties, the 3rd largest leveraged buyout in history. Brendan is from New York, NY, and graduated from Princeton University where he received his BA in political science and economics. Brendan received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Irvine California , N..., U.S.A.
• myLAB Box:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$8000 (Seed Round)
$800000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Angel Round)
$4100000 (Series A)
$400000 (Seed Round)
$200000 (Venture Round)
$1000000 (Angel Round)
$700000 (Seed Round)
$800000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Venture Round)
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.
I have been a technology investor in Silicon Valley since the 1980's. I started investing in semiconductors, but along the way, I've also invested in consumer electronics, fintech, cloud services, digital photography, IoT, biotech, bicycle components and impact investing. I have been lucky to work with many talented entrepreneurs who put their hearts and souls into realizing their vision for the future, while creating thriving businesses at companies like Intacct, Bill.com, BigFix, HireRight, WebTV, Lexar Media, Microchip Technologies and many others. Specialties: IoT, Software-as-a-Service, Business Freemium, Cloud Applications, Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications, Autism Employment
Investing in Education • A.I. (& Big Data) &... Palo Alto, California..., U.S.A.
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$2600000 (Seed Round)
• Play Piper:
$2100000 (Seed Round)
• Volley Labs:
$2300000 (Seed Round)
Palo Alto, California - AI - Impact - Parenting/families, U.S.A.
Education • A.I. (& Big Data) • Human Resources • Impact
General Partner at Reach Capital
General Partner in Reach Capital (an early stage venture fund for edtech startups). Started in edtech industry in 2013 as Executive Director of co.lab, an accelerator for ed-tech startups leveraging the power of games to improve educational outcomes
Former co-founder and CEO of social game developer Atakama Labs. Based in San Francisco and Santiago, Chile. Developing next generation social games on mobile platforms.
Acquired in Oct 2011 by the DeNA Group (TYO:2432). After acquisition I became VP at DeNA with roles in Studios, corporate development and as Head of Alliances.
Previously co-founder and CEO of Wanako Games, a console, PC and online videogame development company that pioneered in leveraging Latin American talent for the design and production of videogames. Wanako earned numerous awards including Game of the Year 2006 for Xbox Live by IGN.com.
After Wanako was acquired by Vivendi Inc (Paris: VIV) in December 2006, I was VP of Business Development at Sierra Online.
Previous to Wanako I had worked in the VC, Private Equity and Investment Banking industries.