Todd Kimmel is the Founder and serves as Managing Director & Managing Partner at Montage Ventures. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Batch. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Parasail. Kimmel is a Board Member at Sure, Pager, WorkIt Health, and Peek Travel Services. He served as Principal at Advanced Technology Ventures. Kimmel joined Mayfield from Advanced Technology Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm, where he led cleantech investing in its West Coast office. Kimmel was also the co-founder and President of Coskata, a leading next-generation bio-fuels company, where he helped drive key product development, technology and financing milestones. Prior to venture capital, Kimmel was a co-founder and Senior Vice President at Innovance, a Canadian-based developer of optical networking solutions for telecommunications service providers and worked in investment banking with Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. in New York. He served as the Board Member at Project September. Kimmel holds a B.A. from Amherst College and was a history major.
Most excited about vertical saas companies with some applied data / ML component and an opportunity to integrate financial services / payments at scale. Particular verticals of interest include real estate / property, logistics, heavy industry. Always excited about anything in security / infrastructure.
Not Interested In
Generally less excited about horizontal SaaS companies, though there are always exceptions to any rule :)
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Investment Management • Mobile
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.
Marc Rougier is a Co-Founder and serves as President at Scoop.it. Rougier also serves as Partner at Elaia Partners. His first entrepreneurial experience dates back to 1990 when he left his PhD program in Artificial Intelligence at McGill University to launch his first start-up (Logic Controller Management). He then joined Thales as an international business developer in Australia, Asia, Africa and America. In 2000, he launched his second start-up, Meiosys (Application Virtualisation), that moved to Palo Alto and was then acquired by IBM in 2005. After two years in corporate development at IBM, he launched Goojet, a mobile social media. He serves as board member at OpenIO, Containous, Stanley Robotics, ForePaaS and Uwinloc.
General Partner at VC firm, Accel. Serve on the BoDs: Atlassian (TEAM), Checkr (background check API), UIPath (Leader in Robotic Process Automation), ServiceChannel (Vertical SaaS for contractor mgmt), MidDesk (Business identity API), Bettercloud (SaaS mgmt), Process.St (workflow collaboration), Instabug (mobile development/APM), Qwilt (Video acceleration), and PYN (Human Capital & Employee Comms Software)
- BoD of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
- The MIT Corporation - Development Committee
- The MIT Corporation - Visiting Committee for Political Science
- MIT's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory BoD
Previous investments/exits include:
- Airwatch (mobile device mgmt leader acq by VMWare)
- Admob (early mobile advertising leader, acq by Google)
- MoPub (mobile adv leader, acq by Twitter)
- Parature (early SaaS leader in customer support, acq by Microsoft)
- Dealer.com (SMB SaaS player acq by DealerTrack)
- Nextbit (acq by Razer)
- Swiftkey (acq by Microsoft)
- Rovio (IPO - ROVIO.HE)
- SunRun (IPO - RUN)
- 3LM (mobile enterprise player, acq by Google)
Specialties: Venture capital and growth equity investing with focus on Internet, digital media, software, and services.
Kobie is a General Partner at Upfront Ventures and also Chairman and co-founder of Valence. He joined Upfront in June 2016 after having previously been at Accel Partners. Prior to Accel, Kobie was the Chief Marketing Officer at REVOLVE, one of the largest global fashion ecommerce players based in Los Angeles. Kobie brings to Upfront expertise in SaaS businesses, community and marketing technologies. He has deep knowledge of emerging sectors including VR and AR and was an early personal investor in Oculus, later sold to Facebook for $2B. Earlier in his career, Kobie helped found OpenView Venture Partners and was an investor at Insight Venture Partners where he sourced notable early investments in Exact Target (acquired by Salesforce for $2.5B) and Instructure (acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2B).Kobie graduated from Harvard University where he was captain of the track team, a multi Ivy league champion sprinter and still current school record holder.Current and Past Investments:- AdRoll- Bevy Labs- Campaign Monitor- Cordial- Exact Target (acquired by Salesforce.com)- Imceda (acquired by Quest Software)- Instructure (acquired by Thoma Bravo)- Invoca- Jagex (acquired by Zhongji Holding)- Loyalty Lab (acquired by Tibco)- MetaCX- The Mighty- Monetate- Oculus VR (acquired by Facebook)- Openpath- BYJU’s- Suresale- The Wave- UserTesting - Valence
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Detroit Michigan , Ne..., U.S.A.
$24000000 (Series B)
$4500000 (Series D)
$5000000 (Venture Round)
$3500000 (Series A)
$23000000 (Venture Round)
• Mojo Motors:
$3000000 (Series A)
• Mojo Motors:
$1700000 (Seed Round)
$1100000 (Venture Round)
• TetraVitae Bioscience:
$6300000 (Series A)
$2400000 (Venture Round)
$4000000 (Series B)
$13200000 (Later stage VC)
• Mobi Systems:
$5350000 (Early stage VC)
• Player's Health:
Detroit Michigan - New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Valley California - Michigan - Ann Arbor (MI), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Logistics (& Distribution) • Mobility
Marc Weiser is a Co-Founder and serves as a Managing Director at RPM Ventures. For RPM, Marc is currently involved with the boards of BountyJobs, Automatic Labs, Glyde, Mojo Motors, ShareThis and Xtime. He is also responsible for the firm's investments in Giftly, SoFi, and Wide Open Spaces. Previous investments include: Applimation (acquired by Informatica - NASDAQ:INFA), OpenLane (acquired by Kar Holdings - NYSE: KAR), R4 Global Services (acquired by Verisign - NASDAQ:VRSN), RiverGlass (acquired by Allen Systems), and TetraVitae (acquired by Eastman Chemical - NYSE:EMN). Prior to forming RPM, Weiser was an internet and software entrepreneur. He co-founded QuantumShift, a provider of web-based business-to-business technology and services focused on corporate telecommunications needs. He was also an early employee at MessageMedia (acquired by DoubleClick) where he pioneered some of the original methods for e-commerce and helped lead the company's IPO. In addition to his board roles for RPM, Weiser serves on the boards of McKinley, Inc., the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and Wolverine Venture Fund at the University of Michigan, where he is an adjunct professor. He is the recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in founding the CFE, the TechArb (student accelerator), and the Masters in Entrepreneurship (a joint program between the College of Engineering and Ross School of Business). He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in aerospace engineering and an MBA with highest honors.