San Francisco California - Palo Alto, California - Chicago (IL) - Boston / New England - Austin (TX) - Los Angeles / Southern California - Denver (CO) - Seattle / Portland - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Looking for innovative B2B and consumer companies that have achieved product-market fit, are at $5m+ revenue run-rate, and are looking for capital and support to scale. Typically will lead a Series B or Series C round. Interested in fintech, real estate/proptech, marketplaces, and SMB/vertical SaaS.
Not Interested In
Less likely to invest in companies with less than $5m revenue run-rate, or before Series B.
Paul Levine serves as Partner at Sapphire Ventures. He also serves as Entrepreneur In Residence at Accel. He also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners. Paul served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Trulia. He is the leading executive at Trulia, one of the portfolio of brands at Zillow Group. Paul joined Trulia in 2011 as the company's COO, and helped lead the company through its 10x growth, successful IPO, and eventual merger with Zillow in 2015. Paul is now responsible for the Trulia brand, product offering, and audience growth, leading a team of more than 200 people. Paul has held various management positions at companies across the tech sector, such as Yahoo!, E*TRADE, and Current TV, with experience in product management, marketing, business development, and overall P&L management. Paul has specific experience and interest in consumer internet services, local marketplaces, online advertising, search, and leadership. Paul earned a BA in Political Science from Amherst College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Head of Bloomberg Beta, a new thing. Chairman of OUYA, also new :)
Linked In Description:
Obsessed with how we make work -- the thing we do with more waking hours than any other -- better.
To do that, I prioritize job one: husband (2007 - Present) and father (2008 - Present, promoted to father of two in 2011).
I tried writing my LinkedIn to be honest to both my successes and the other stuff -- so you can understand me better than the camera only showed my good side. If that means you'd rather not work with me, let's be grateful we learned that now! (The only important thing that hit the cutting room floor is the long list of side projects half started, started and abandoned, or started only in my imagination.)
I've had a messy, hand-wringy career (in non-profit, professional services, city government, big media, video games, academia, day-zero startup, investing), where I was never hired for any job for which I was qualified (including starting a company, where I guess I sort of co-hired myself and was still unqualified). Only later did I realize the one thread that tied it all together -- making work better.
In 2013, Bloomberg L.P. gave me the opportunity to turn my obsession with the future of work into my job when we created Bloomberg Beta. I believe the fastest way to make change is to build extraordinary technology companies (and, these days, machine intelligence companies in particular).
To keep learning, I teach a course in media at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and serve on the boards of a non-profit (the Center for Investigative Reporting).
If you've read to this point (thank you!), and want to connect on LinkedIn, I usually use connections on LinkedIn for references -- so if we have yet to interact, better to just email me. (roy at bloombergbeta dot com)
And last: I type 88 wpm. I play Werewolf. Never at the same time. Yet. I'm unsure if I know enough to give, or even believe in, advice, if you're tempted to ask for any.
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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$1500000 (Debt Financing)
$4500000 (Series A)
$14000000 (Series B)
$28000000 (Series F)
$40000000 (Series E)
$12000000 (Series D)
$6000000 (Series A)
• OZ Communications:
$34000000 (Series B)
• InnoPath Software:
$25000000 (Series D)
$27300000 (Venture Round)
• Spatial Wireless:
$27000000 (Series D)
• Dynamic Signal:
$10000000 (Series E)
$19000000 (Series B)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$40000000 (Series D)
$17000000 (Series C)
$50000000 (Series E)
$8500000 (Series A)
$1500000 (Seed Round)
Eric Ver Ploeg
Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Payments • Mobile Apps • Online Social
Growth Stage Venture, with the occasional Pre Series A angel investment
Most Interested In
For my personal angel investing: category creators with defensible business models.
For my DTCP investing: Enterprise SaaS and recurring revenue businesses who are past $10m ARR and interested in doing more business in Europe.
Not Interested In
Whatever category the venture echo chamber has declared "hot" right now.
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.
Infrastructural solutions that allow regulated industries (like healthcare) to scale faster. Companies will have a monetizable "application" but the core value of the company is in the infrastructure they're building that will allow them to do audacious things long term.
Jaguar Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in private and public companies in the U.S. and overseas. The firm typically seeks control interests with companies in the financial services, payments, insurance and telecommunications industries. Jaguar Capital Partners limits its investments to companies meeting these criteria: Companies with proven business models; Annual revenues between $5 million and $50 million; EBITDA greater than $3 million; High margins of profitability; and Sustainable competitive advantage. Jaguar Capital does not invest in start-ups, distressed or unprofitable companies.
Healthy Food and Beverage companies, working with health influencers, with an eye for long-term behavior change, rather than the most recent fad.
Not Interested In
I co-invest with top tier leads in a bunch of categories that I know very little about - so I just listen to other signals. Most of these areas I am not interested in directly - such as pharma, medical devices, social media apps and marketplaces. I'm not interested in ideas - we all have lots of those - but rather entrepreneurs building defensible companies.
Entreprenuer, boater, and philanthropist. Studied @yale. Incubation projects in Haiti, USA.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Boston, Massachusetts..., United States
$50000000 (Series C)
• Hyperloop Technologies:
$42000000 (Series C)
• Sea Machines:
$20000000 (Series B)
(Early Stage VC)
• WIN Brands Group:
$100000000 (Early Stage VC)
(Early Stage VC)
• Virgin Hyperloop:
$172230000 (Later Stage VC)
• Everly Health:
$50000000 (Early Stage VC)
• Carta (Specialized Finance):
• The Brew Coop:
$6000000 (Early Stage VC)
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Andrew Black is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at BrandProject. He also serves as Board Member at Freshly and Awake Chocolate. He serves as the Chairman at Tuned Brands. Andrew has a wealth of experience helping to build some of the world's leading consumer products and consumer technology companies. His expertise spans six different industries and includes building and transforming businesses in highly competitive markets. He has launched over 100 new products and services for global icons including Nike, Virgin, LEGO, Cadbury Schweppes, and Colgate Palmolive. Andrew has strong operational and leadership experience, having been Founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile Canada, President Americas at LEGO, General Manager for the US Equipment Business and lead business development for nike.com at Nike Inc., and VP Marketing-North America at Cadbury Schweppes/Dr Pepper 7UP. Black founded BrandProject LP, a company creation studio that builds, buys, and makes seed stage investments in disruptive consumer brands. Andrew is a graduate of Queen's University with a Bachelor in Economics. He also is a Board Member of Free The Children and Virgin Unite and is a mentor at Next 36 and Extreme Start Ups. He has a BA degree in Economics from Queen's University in 1984.