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.
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.
Daniel Darling is the Founder and serves as a Managing Director at Darling Ventures. He serves as a board member at AppVision and Human. He has more than 7 years of background in product and market strategy for mobile and adtech companies in the US, Australia and Japan. Daniel started his career in digital advertising and moved progressively into mobile product development before launching Darling Ventures in 2013. He has founded companies, grown startups to acquisition and led product innovation at public technology corporations. He is a specialist in business strategy and bringing products to market for mobile technology companies. Daniel has a degree in Economics and Social Sciences form The University of Sydney as well as executive education from both Berkeley HAAS and Stanford GSB.
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.
Adam Schwartz is the Founder serves as Chief Executive Officer at Articulate Global. He is an Advisor of Merida Capital Partners. He is a Board Member of New Frontier Data. He founded Articulate in 2002 with a vision to create innovative technologies that make it easier for the world to learn. Under his direction, Articulate has grown from a groundbreaking idea into an award-winning company that was recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. Schwartz is an active angel investor in more than 100 innovative tech companies and serves on the boards of Embedly, Videolicious, and others.
Stuart Larkins is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner & Investment Committee Member at Chicago Ventures. He is an Internet entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with more than fifteen years of experience leading Internet companies and start-up organizations. Stuart is a Co-Founder and Partner of Chicago Ventures. He was Senior Vice President and part of the founding management team at Performics. During his eight years at Performics, he helped lead the business through rapid growth and subsequent acquisitions by Doubleclick, Hellman & Friedman, Google, and Publicis. He was also involved in many online advertising industry groups and associations, such as the IAB, Yahoo Search Advertiser Council, MSN Search Committee, and the Google SEM Council. In addition to his involvement with the Chicago Ventures, Larkins is the Founder and Managing Partner of Twin Capital, where he is an investor in early-stage interactive marketing service and technology companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shedd Aquarium, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and a member of the Springboard Foundation as well as Performline. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Southern Methodist University. He served as Board Member at Spring.
Austin (TX) - Seattle (WA) - Los Angeles (CA) - New York (NY) - ; Austin Texas ; New York New York ; New York, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • AgroTech • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Advertising • AR/VR • Robotics • Mobile
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I'm a Founding Partner with Quake Capital, an industry agnostic early stage accelerator and venture fund. We prefer companies focused on markets and problems with lasting value and substantial global reach. Current investments include companies in AdTech, AgTech, AI, Energy, Enterprise Software, eSports, Hardware, IoT, Industrial, Manufacturing, and VR.
We typically get involved early, investing anywhere from $150k to $250k per opportunity and we look for quantifiable signs of traction.
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We don’t typically fund biotechnology companies, restaurants, consultancies, or other local service oriented companies.
San Francisco Bay Area - Hillsborough North Carolina - San Francisco California, U.S.A.
Media • Cosmetics (& Fashion) • Entertainment (& Sports) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Gaming (& eSports) • Advertising • Local commerce • Online Social
Lawrence Braitman is a co-founder and serves as CEO at Playkast. He is a Co-founder of CureJoy. He is the founding CEO of Adify, that provides advertising network solutions to hundreds of firms including Forbes.com, Martha Stewart, ABC / Disney, The Guardian (UK), IDG Tech, and NBC. Braitman was previously co-founder of Flycast Communications in 1996, where he served in marketing, sales, and business development roles at this online advertising network. Prior to Flycast, Braitman was a business law partner at a major Philadelphia law firm. He is also active on the boards of several early-stage ventures including AdNectar and Flixster, where Braitman was also a founding investor. Braitman holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, and a JD (cum laude) from Georgetown University. He also serves as Board Member at Wave.