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.
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.
Chi-Hua Chien is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Goodwater Capital. He is a Board Member at Care/of. He was a Board Member at Lithium Technologies. He serves as the Board Member at charity: water. Chien served as General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2007 and focuses on investments in consumer technology. Chi-Hua serves on the board of directors or works closely with the teams at Chegg (CHGG), Chill, textPlus, Karma Science (acquired by FB), Klout, Level, Path, Spotify, Twitter (TWTR) and Zaarly. Before coming to KPCB, Chi-Hua worked with Accel Partners as a venture advisor and associate. He originated Accel's investments in Facebook (FB) and AdECN (acquired by MSFT) and worked on the firm's investments in AdMob (acquired by GOOG), fbFund, Glam, Trulia (TRLA) and YuMe Networks. Before becoming an investor, Chi-Hua was an early employee or co-founder of four startups including Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), where he led the marketing and inside sales teams, served as interim CFO, and was appointed to the Office of the President. Previously he also served as the Board Member at Inspirato. He also serves as a Board member at Sweatcoin.
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.
We invest in technology companies that are innovating around real estate, finance, insurance and home services. We invest in companies with bold mandates and the ability to scale within, and expand outside of, these multi-trillion dollar markets.
We give our portfolio of investments unprecedented access and exposure to the Moderne Network: more than 300 executives and corporate leaders who provide industry expertise, strategic guidance and an opportunity for companies to earn their business.
Not Interested In
Companies must have established a product market fit and have a shipping, nationwide product or service. We like companies that are applicable in our industries and can scale into other verticals.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A.
• Sidecar Health:
$125000000 (Later stage VC)
$117000000 (Later stage VC)
$47000000 (Later stage VC)
$42000000 (Later stage VC)
• Truvian Sciences:
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
• Vim (Formerly BookMD):
$10600378 (Later stage VC)
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$7000000 (Early stage VC)
$6000000 (Later stage VC)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
(Later stage VC)
San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Boston, Massachusetts - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Aerospace (& Defense) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Online Social • Consumer
Founding Managing Partner at GreatPoint Ventures
Andrew is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has founded or co-founded nine companies in a diverse array of industries including telecommunications, microelectronics, water desalination, biotechnology, mining, and energy. Andrew is a Managing Partner at GreatPoint Ventures and sits on the Board of the mining technology company he founded, Jetti Resources. He was selected by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ most promising business people, Crain’s as one of Chicago’s 40 leaders under the age of 40, and the Wall Street Journal as an entrepreneur to watch.
Supply chain finance
Real estate tech, particularly appraisals and home finance
Enterprise payouts / mass disbursements
Not Interested In
Companies selling signal to the buyside
Insurance aggregator models
Typically, companies dependent on enterprise-level sales into banks
Melissa Krinzman is the Managing Partner of Krillion Ventures, a $50 million venture capital fund that invests in emerging companies at the seed and ventures stages. Melissa is also the Founder of Venture Architects LLC, a business planning firm based in Miami and New York City that positions early and growth stage companies for success in the capital-raising process.
With a 20-year history of launching, growing and advising private companies and non-profit organizations, Melissa is considered an expert in the field of entrepreneurship. She has worked with over 900 companies that have raised more than $1 billion in investment capital using business plans developed by Venture Architects. Additionally, Melissa has judged business plan competitions and led business plan and capital raising seminars for entrepreneurs, executives, investors, students, and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and serves as a board member of The Miami Foundation, Beacon College Prep, Ransom-Everglades School Alumni Board, and Locust Projects.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco, Califo..., U.S.A.
• Avenue 8:
$14000000 (Series A)
San Francisco, California - Chicago (IL) - Los Angeles (CA) - New York (NY) - San Francisco Bay Area (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness)
Partner at Threshold Ventures (fka DFJ)
Most Interested In
The future of work--how shifting employee and employer desires + automation will change the nature of work and potentially the education system
The graying of America--companies focused on helping boomers manage their time, finances, and health
DNVB enablers--consumer preferences are shifting to internet native brands; I'm interested in the companies being built around this ecosystem