BUSINESS PLAN INVESTORS(BPI)

TECHNOLOGY

Randy Glein

Technology - Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure, Fintech, and Blockchain

Sam Fort

Technology - Security, Enterprise, and Cloud Infrastructure

Bob Williams

Technology - Fintech, E-commerce, and Frontier Tech

Brendan Dickinson

Healthcare - BioPharma and MedTech

Brent Ahrens

Healthcare (Software, Fintech, Healthcare, Energy, and Consumer)

Byron Ling

Healthcare - BioPharmacy

Colleen Cuffaro

Technology - Marketplaces, Aerospace, and Enterprise Software

Deepak Kamra

Technology

Eric Young

Technology - FinTech and SaaS

Hootan Rashidifard

Technology - Enterprise, Cloud platforms, Security, and Automation

Joydeep Bhattacharyya

Healthcare- Bio-Pharma, Life Sciences, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Julie Grant

Technology - Consumer Technology

Laura Chau

Technology - E-commerce and Enterprise/Cloud

Maha Ibrahim

Healthcare - Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech

Nina Kjellson

Technology - AI / ML, IoT, Space and Robotics, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software

Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka

Technology - Real Estate Tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Marketplaces

Rich Boyle

Healthcare - Health Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech

Wende Hutton

Technology

Yuval Rakavy

Technology

Steve Krausz

Technology - Enterprise SaaS, Cybersecurity, Consumer Services, E-commerce, and Media

Rick Lewis

Healthcare - Medicine, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices

Jon Root

Healthcare - Medical Device, HealthTech, and Medicine

Casey Tansey

Technology

Dafina Toncheva

Technology - Cloud, Enterprise Software, and Security

Jacques Benkoski

Technology

Barry Schuler

Technology

Jocelyn Kinsey

Technology

John H.N. Fisher

Healthcare

Justin Kao

Technology - Marketplace

Mark Bailey

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, security, Open-Source Software, Developer Tools, AI, Sustainability, and Frontier Technologies

Kevin Tu

Technology

Eli Barkat

Technology

Eran Barkat

Healthcare - Health Technology

Alon Maor

Technology - Agriculture, FinTech, and Finance

Arie Nachmias

Technology - Cloud Infrastructure and Security

Eric Anderson

Technology - Software

Stacey Bishop

Technology - Vertical Software, Machine Learning, and SaaS

Jeremy Kaufmann

Technology - Vertical Software

Alex Niehenke

Technology - Business Applications, AI (cognitive applications), Frontier Tech, SaaS, and Cloud

Rory O’Driscoll

Technology - Cloud and Security

Ariel Tseitlin

Technology - Cloud Infrastructure, Machine-Learning (ML), and Enterprise Software

Andy Vitus

Technology - SaaS, Vertical Software, Robotics, and other Frontier Technology

Sam Baker

Technology - b2b software - apps, infra, and vertical software (healthcare, real estate, insurance, logistics, etc)

Chris Yin

Technology

Dale Chang

Technology

Kate Mitchell

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Infrastructure, Disruptive B2B Software Platforms, and Cybersecurity

Ekaterina Almasque

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Infrastructure

Patrik Backman

Technology- SaaS, Enterprise, Consumer Market, and Intelligent Software

Tom Henriksson

Technology - Data Infrastructure and Open Source

Ralf Wahlsten

Technology - cloud infrastructure, developer tools, DevOps, open source, and SaaS apps for sales and marketing

BOGOMIL BALKANSKY

Technology

ROELOF BOTHA

Technology - Enterprise Software, FinTech, and AI

KONSTANTINE BUHLER

Healthcare - Health Technology, SaaS, and Software

JOSEPHINE CHEN

Technology - networking, security, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI)

BILL COUGHRAN

Technology

JIM GOETZ

Technology - Consumer

JESS LEE

Technology

DOUG LEONE

Technology

ALFRED LIN

Technology

LUCIANA LIXANDRU

Technology

SHAUN MAGUIRE

Technology

MICHAEL MORITZ

Technology - Climate, Data, and Infrastructure

LAUREN REEDER

Technology - Crypto and Climate

GEORGE ROBSON

Technology

BRYAN SCHREIER

Technology - consumer products and developer products

MIKE VERNAL

Technology - consumer, enterprise, and ai

STEPHANIE ZHAN

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, consumer and crypto

MICHELLE BAILHE

Technology

ANAS BIAD

Technology

ISAIAH BOONE

Technology - infrastructure, SaaS, cloud, consumer apps and crypto, and enterprise

CARL ESCHENBACH

Technology and Healthcare

PAT GRADY

Technology - consumer, enterprise, fintech, and crypto

RAVI GUPTA

Technology - SaaS

DANNIE HERZBERG

Technology - FinTech, enterprise technology, and Software

SONYA HUANG

Technology - Healthcare, SaaS, internet, and digital health

KAIS KHIMJI

Technology

MATT MILLER

Technology - design tools, software, fintech, digital health, ride-hailing, healthcare, and food delivery

ANDREW REED

Technology - enterprise SaaS, vertical SaaS, and AI

Nina Achadjian

Technology - Marketplace, Open Source, and Crypto

Chris Ahn

Technology - enterprise SaaS, Vertical Software, Healthcare, and HealthTech

Molly Alter

Technology - B2B Saas and Fintech

Julia Andre

Technology - application software, consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B)

Damir Becirovic

Technology - e-commerce to financial services and healthcare

Sofia Dolfe

Technology - fintech and application SaaS

Mark Fiorentino

Technology - FinTech and Software

Mark Goldberg

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Financial Services, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Jan Hammer

Technology - Entertainment and Gaming

Stephane Kurgan

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI, and Infrastructure/DevOps

Martin Mignot

Technology - Climate Tech, Software, Consumer Market, marketplaces, and e-commerce

Jimena Nowack

Technology - Enterprise, Consumer, and Design

Bryan Offutt

Technology - enterprise software, AI, data, infrastructure, security, and automation

Erin Price-Wright

Technology - Design, Media, Security, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Talent

Danny Rimer

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Ai, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Neil Rimer

Technology - B2B software, SaaS, Media, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, and business applications

Hannah Seal

Technology - cloud infrastructure, enterprise software, Media, Open Source, Security, Ai/ML, business applications, healthcare, and internet

Shardul Shah

Technology - B2B, B2C, marketplaces, consumer social, and e-commerce infrastructure

Georgia Stevenson

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Machine Language (ML)

Kelly Toole

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Ai/ML, Data, Financial Services, FinTech, business applications, and Infrastructure/ DevOps

Mike Volpi

Technology - enterprise, consumer, and productivity software

Katharina Wilhelm

Technology - marketplace, consumer technology, and communication

Rex Woodbury

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Pranav Pai

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Siddarth Pai

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Anurag Ramdasan

Technology

STEVE ANDERSON

Technology

Mike Maples

Technology - consumer (commerce, curation), marketplaces, and software

Ann Miura-Ko

Technology - consumer internet, enterprise software, digital media, and entertainment

Iris Choi

Technology - Cloud and Information Technology (IT Stack)

Arjun Chopra

Healthcare - Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Life Sciences

Joël Jean-Mairet

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Julia Salaverría

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Therapeutic Investments, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Karen Wagner

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Cristina Garmendia

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Paula Olazábal

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Raúl Martín-Ruiz

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech

Guillem Laporta

Technology

Aydin Senkut

Technology - Consumer, eCommerce, and Marketplace

Grace Chou

Technology - FinTech

Jake Storm

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Education, Technology, and Climate

Niki Pezeshki

Technology

Ryan Isono

Technology

Sundeep Peechu

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Victoria Treyger

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Viviana Faga

Technology

Wesley Chan

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Aimee He

Technology - Fintech, Tech, and Media

Alex Clayton

Technology - Fintech, enterprise software, consumer Internet, infrastructure, healthcare, and education

Alex Kurland

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, and consumer internet

Anthony DeCamillo

Technology - fintech, enterprise software, and marketplaces

Ashley Paston

Technology, Healthcare, Consumer, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Craig Sherman

Technology - enterprise software, infrastructure and cybersecurity

George Bischof

Technology - consumer, fintech, and enterprise software

Max Motschwiller

Technology - consumer, enterprise, and fintech

Paul Madera

Technology - infrastructure, application software, and data & analytics

Rob Ward

Technology - Consumer

Rishi Garg

Technology - Healthcare, Climate Change, BioTech, and Consumer Markets

Arvind Gupta

Technology - Enterprise, leadership, hiring, and human capital

Tejas Maniar

Technology - Healthcare, Infrastructure Software and Human & Planetary Health

Ursheet Parikh

Technology - Enterprise Sector

Patrick Salyer

Technology - Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise Software

Rajeev Batra

Technology

Navin Chaddha

Technology - Consumer Market

Tim Chang

Technology - AI and Enterprise

Joanne Chen

Technology

Angus Davis

Technology

Jonathan Ehrlich

Technology - AI, machine learning (ML), deep learning, Consumer, Software, Data, Security, Tech, and Infrastructure

Ashu Garg

Technology - Fintech

Rodolfo Gonzalez

Technology Investor - fintech, crypto, insurtech, and proptech

Charles Moldow

Technology Investor - FinTech

Zach Noorani

Technology Investor - Crypto, design, technology, and business

Steve Vassallo

Healthcare Investor - HealthTech, Technology, and Life Science

dave barrett

Healthcare Investor - Life Sciences - Health Technology

Marissa Bertorelli

Healthcare - biotech, Health technology, and healthcare

Alexandra Cantley

Healthcare - Health Technology

Brian Chee

Healthcare Investor - Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Sabrina Chiasson McLaughry

Technology - Healthcare and Consumer Market

Jon Flint

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Brendan Hannigan

Technology - B2B software

Dan Lombard

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Ellie Mcguire

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Terry Mcguire

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Tech

Amir Nashat

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology Investor

Gary Swart

Technology Investor - Software and Healthcare

Bryce Youngren

Technology Investor - SaaS and fintech

Adina Tecklu

Healthcare - Technology Investor - biotechnology, healthcare, data science, and AI/ML

Alex Morgan

Agriculture - Agric sustainability, food, manufacturing, supply chain, and education

Alice Brooks

Technology - mobile ecosystem, education technology, collaboration, fintech, data, and analytics, and other vertical-specific SaaS

Bryan Gartner

Technology - Tech, internet software, SaaS, and Enterprise Services

David Weiden

Technology - consumer, fintech, tech, and application software

Ece Wyrick

Technology - Tech and Consumer

Evan Moore

Technology - AI/ML, Biology, Medicine, Robotics, Healthcare, and Devices

Gwen Cheni

Technology - AI/ML and Biology

Hesam Motlagh

Technology Investor - AI/ML

Ian Kennedy

Healthcare Investor - Life Science, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Health Technology

Jun Jeon

Technology - AI/ML, Deep Learning, Enterprise, and Robotics

Kanu Gulati

Technology Investor - AL/ML, deep tech, data infrastructure, and system software

Nikita Shamgunov

Technology Investor

Peter Buckland

Technology Investor - renewables generation, storage, hydrogen, healthcare, industrial decarbonization, plastics, food-tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing

Rajesh Swaminathan

Technology - health, sustainability, healthcare, health tech, food, and advanced technology

Samir Kaul

Technology Investor - AI/ML and Emerging Technologies/ Tech

Sandhya Venkatachalam

Technology Investor

Sven Strohband

Technology - Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Vinod Khosla

Healthcare - Life Sciences, HealthTech, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Technology

Chris Bischoff

Technology Investor - Enterprise, business software, e-commerce, cloud-based computing, AI, and SaaS

Larry Bohn

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Crypto

Niko Bonatsos

Technology Investor - Enterprise

Quentin Clark

Technology - Enterprise

Mark Crane

Technology Investor - FinTech, Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, and Crypto

Joel Cutler

Technology Investor - consumer internet, Software, FinTech, SaaS, and Crypto

Kyle Doherty

Technology Investor - Enterprise, Consumer, FinTech, healthcare, digital health, AI, and data analytics

David Fialkow

Technology Investor - Enterprise, Consumer, Software, and innovative B2B companies

Dr. Steve Herrod

Technology - Enterprise, Education, and ed-tech

Zak Kukoff

Technology - Healthcare, Digital Health, Enterprise, and Life sciences

Paul Kwan

Healthcare - digital health, Technology, Tech, and healthtech

Holly Maloney

Technology - Enterprise, Software, SaaS, and E-Commerce

Trevor Oelschig

Technology - Consumer, software, SaaS, application, information analytics, security, and Enterprise

David Orfao

Technology and Healthcare Investor

Brian Ru

Technology - FinTech, Healthcare, Consumer, Health, Assurance, Enterprise, HealthTech, and AI

Hemant Taneja

Technology Investor - FinTech, Healthcare, HealthTech, and Consumer

Alex Tran

Technology - Education

Paul Sagan

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Fintech

Adam Valkin

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Fintech

Johnson Yang

Technology Investor

Tim Dibble

Technology Investor - communications, media, information, and business services

Phil Thompson

Technology Investor - FinTech

Jessica Reed

Technology Investor - FinTech and Financial Services

Chris Dias

Technology - Bio & Data

Sara Choi

Technology - SaaS, AI, Media, Web3, and Telecommunications

Zach DeWitt

Technology Investor - AI and Software Tech

Jake Flomenberg

Technology Investor

Gaurav Garg

Technology  Investor - AI and Software Tech

Peter Wagner

Technology - Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, Infrastructure, and Tech

Medha Agarwal

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Alex Bard

Technology Investor - Blockchain, Infrastructure. Software, and Tech

Urvashi Barooah

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Erica Brescia

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Patrick Chase

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Meera Clark

Technology Investor - Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Satish Dharamaraj

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Consumer, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Annie Kadavy

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Technology, Consumer, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Jordan Segall

Technology - Blockchain, Consumer, Application, Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Tomasz Tunguz

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, Infrastructure, Tech, Data

Logan Bartlett

Technology - Consumer, Application, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Tom Dyal

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Fintech

Jacob Effron

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Application, Fintech

Elliot Geidt

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, SaaS, and Consumer

Adele Ali

Technology Investor - FinTech

Emily Man

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Scott Raney

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Sai Senthilkumar

Technology Investor - Blockchain and Crypto

Jason Warner

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Jeff Brody

Technology Investor - Software, Application, SaaS, Infrastructure, Consumer, and Tech

Tom Dayl

Technology Investor - Application, Software, SaaS, Consumer, and Tech

Tim Haley

Technology and Healthcare Investor - biotechnology, communications, e-commerce, infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, software, and wireless

Brad Jones

Technology Investor - Marketplace, Consumer, FinTech, and SaaS

Chris Moore

Technology Investor - consumer market, business applications, enterprise software, Sports, and SaaS

John Walecka

Technology Investor - Sports, Tech, Infrastructure, Consumer, SaaS, and Consumer

Geoff Yang

Technology Investor - FinTech and General Tech

Kyndra Adair

Technology Investor - Climate and Energy

Eli Aheto

Technology - Consumer Market, Software, e-commerce, and SaaS

Melis Kahya Akar

Technology Investor

Mary Armstrong

Technology Investor - consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, e-commerce, mobile, and data services

Rick Heitzmann

Technology Investor - cloud and Internet, SaaS applications, e-commerce, and infrastructure

Amish Jani

Technology Investor - data, machine learning, enterprise, and AI

Matt Turck

Technology - e-commerce, consumer tech, and mobile startups

Beth Ferreira

Technology Investor - Fintech, Vertical Software, enterprise, SaaS, e-commerce, and marketplaces

Adam Nelson

Technology Investor - Media, Tech, and Telecommunications

Will Bitsky

Technology Investor - B2B software, FinTech, and Retail

Stephanie Weiner

Technology Investor

Dez Fleming

Technology Investor - Consumer, FinTech, InsureTech, Enterprise, Software, Hardware, SaaS, and Deep Tech

Buddy Arnheim

Technology Investor - e-commerce, software, FinTech, Tech, SaaS, and financial technology

Eric Carlborg

Technology Investor

Howard Hartenbaum

Technology Investor - Enterprise Software, Consumer Services, FinTech, digital media, and SaaS

David Hornik

Technology Investor - Tech

David Marquardt

Technology - IT infrastructure, data center techn, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software

Vivek Mehra

Technology Investor - Consumer, software, Small Business, climate, clean energy, and SaaS

Selina Tobaccowala

Technology Investor - Consumer, e-commerce, Marketplaces, Next-Gen Commerce, and EdTech

Kevin Johnson

Technology Investor - AI, Consumer, SaaS, and Software

Candice Faktor

Technology - Enterprise, Applications, Consumer, and FinTech

James Everingham

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Kevin Kinsella

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Technology

Steve Tomlin

Technology Investor - consumer, e-commerce, cloud, software, SaaS, applications, infrastructure, IoT, gaming, and digital media

Paul Ferris

Technology Investor - consumer, software, infrastructure, and SaaS

Mike Kwatinetz

Technology Investor - cloud infrastructure, communications tech, data center, enterprise software, and AI/ML

Paul Weinstein

Technology - Consumer, e-commerce, and healthcare

Andrea Drager

Technology Investor - Tech, media, telecommunications, and healthcare

Dan Park

Technology Investor - e-commerce, web3, consumer, marketplaces, proptech, and SaaS

Julia Maltby

Technology Investor - commerce 3.0, marketplaces, mobile, consumer, and e-commerce

Anna Palmer

Technology - mobile, SaaS, big data, consumer, and e-commerce

Jesse Middleton

Technology Investor - AI, blockchain, crypto, consumer, Tech, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile start-ups

Jeff Bussgang

Technology Investor - Infrastructure, SaaS, IoT and Cyber Security

David Aronoff

Technology Investor
Technology Investor

Aihui Ong

Technology Investor - AI and Software

Chip Hazard

Technology Investor

Dominic Perks

Technology Investor

Tom Bradley

Technology Investor

Jemma Bruton

Technology Investor

George Davies

Technology Investor

Andrew Noyons

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TECHNOLOGY

Randy Glein

Randy sees innovation as the flag bearer of progress, providing the ability to transform markets, economies, and ultimately, lives. He has devoted his career to pursuing technological progress and helping bring new generations of innovative companies to life. Randy has been an entrepreneur, engineer, and operating executive, so he appreciates what it takes to build something from nothing. 

Business Plan Investors (BPI) ranks Randy as one of the best and most friendly investors (Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist (VC)) founders could consider partnering with.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure, Fintech, and Blockchain

Sam Fort

Sam Fort joined DFJ Growth in 2010 and has been actively involved with the firm’s investments in Amount, Armis, Avant, Chef (Progress), Cylance (Blackberry), Databook, DataRobot, DataStax, Dutchie, Formlabs, Front, Hopin, Immuta, Oosto, Outreach, Ping Identity (Vista Equity), Rho, Salt Security, SimpliVity (HPE), Sisense, Stripe, Sysdig, Tumblr (Yahoo!), Yammer (Microsoft), and Yellowbrick Data. Business Plan Investors (BPI) ranks Sam as one of the best and most friendly Technology (Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure, Fintech, and Blockchain) Investors founders should consider partnering with.

Country:United States

Technology - Security, Enterprise, and Cloud Infrastructure

Bob Williams

Bob invests in seed-stage security-related startups that help to protect enterprise and cloud infrastructure, data, applications, and users. He also advises Canaan on later-stage security-related investments. Prior to Canaan, Bob spent his first 20 years as an entrepreneur starting companies in the database and networking sectors which led to three IPOs and one acquisition. 

Business Plan Investors (BPI) ranks Bob as one of the best Technology (Security, Enterprise, and Cloud Infrastructure) Investors one should consider partnering with.

Country:United States

Technology - Fintech, E-commerce, and Frontier Tech

Brendan Dickinson

Brendan invests in startups that are changing the world with code in the fintech, e-commerce, and frontier tech sectors. He built Canaan’s investment thesis in insurance and is passionate about companies that re-imagine how financial services products are purchased and sold. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Brendan as one of the most friendly Technology (Fintech, E-commerce, and Frontier Tech) Investors worldwide.

 

Country:United States

Healthcare - BioPharma and MedTech

Brent Ahrens

Brent leads investments in an array of healthcare companies, with a focus on biopharma and MedTech. Prior to joining Canaan, Brent worked in both commercial and technical roles at General Surgical Innovations, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (J&J), and IAP Research. He also has several surgical instrument patents to his credit. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Brent as one of the most friendly Healthcare (BioPharma and MedTech) Investors worldwide.

 

Country:United States

Healthcare (Software, Fintech, Healthcare, Energy, and Consumer)

Byron Ling

Byron has been an early-stage investor for the last seven years in NYC, most recently as a Partner at Canaan where he has led investments in software and healthcare companies such as Ro, Papa, Italic, and others. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Byron as one of the most friendly Healthcare (Software, Fintech, Healthcare, Energy, and Consumer) Investors worldwide.  

Country:United States

Healthcare - BioPharmacy

Colleen Cuffaro

Colleen’s investment focus is early-stage biopharmaceutical companies. In her time at Canaan, Colleen helped launch the Canaan-Yale Fellowship program. Since 2017, she serves on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Colleen as one of the best and most friendly investors worldwide.

 

Country:United States

Technology - Marketplaces, Aerospace, and Enterprise Software

Deepak Kamra

Deepak invests in a spectrum of technology companies, with particular expertise and focuses on marketplaces, aerospace, and enterprise software. Deepak is a passionate advocate for immigration and its importance to innovation. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Deepak as one of the best and most friendly Technology Investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Technology

Eric Young

Eric co-founded Canaan as a spin-out of GE Venture Capital. Over 32 years, Eric led multiple generations of Canaan investors and shaped the firm’s culture. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Eric as one of the best and most friendly business and technology investors worldwide.

 

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech and SaaS

Hootan Rashidifard

Hootan sits on the board of several companies.   Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Hootan as one of the best and most friendly Technology (FinTech and SaaS) investors worldwide.

 

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise, Cloud platforms, Security, and Automation

Joydeep Bhattacharyya

Joydeep leads investments in enterprise and cloud platforms with a focus on security and automation. His experience is rooted in the founding days of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Skype for Business, where he ran cross-functional teams including R&D, IT Operations and Customer Support. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Joydeep as one of the best and most friendly Technology (Enterprise, Cloud platforms, Security, and Automation) investors worldwide. 

 

Country:India

Healthcare- Bio-Pharma, Life Sciences, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Julie Grant

Julie is motivated by products that tangibly improve patients’ lives. She invests in early-stage biopharma and leads new company formation efforts as an executive.   Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Julie as one of the best and most friendly Healthcare (Bio-Pharma, Life Sciences, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech) investors worldwide. 

 

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer Technology

Laura Chau

Laura thinks about startups not just as businesses, but as carefully crafted works of art. At Canaan, she focuses on consumer technology. She previously worked in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Laura as one of the best and most friendly Consumer Technology investors worldwide.

Continent:Asia

Technology - E-commerce and Enterprise/Cloud

Maha Ibrahim

Maha spots technology trends early and partners closely with her companies to drive growth and exits. She focused on e-commerce and enterprise/cloud and was one of the first investors to recognize the potential of social gaming. She was also the first investor in The RealReal (REAL).   Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Maha as one of the best and most friendly e-commerce and enterprise/cloud investors worldwide.

Country:Egypt

Healthcare - Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech

Nina Kjellson

Nina invests in biopharma and digital health companies that serve unmet therapeutic and access needs. As a leader of Canaan’s Women of Venture program, Nina is a vocal advocate for women entrepreneurs and investors. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Nina as one of the best and most friendly Healthcare (Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech) investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Technology - AI / ML, IoT, Space and Robotics, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software

Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka

With engineering roots, Rayfe brings technical knowledge to Canaan, focusing on deep tech investments including AI / ML, IoT, Space, and Robotics, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Rayfe as one of the best and most friendly  Technology (AI / ML, IoT, Space, and Robotics, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software) investors worldwide.  

Country:United States

Technology - Real Estate Tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Marketplaces

Rich Boyle

Rich is a longtime operations executive turned venture capitalist who invests in real estate tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and marketplaces. Rich was the President, Chairman, and CEO of LoopNet, the leading online marketplace for the Commercial Real Estate industry. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Rich as one of the best and most friendly Technology (Real Estate Tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Marketplaces) investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Health Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech

Wende Hutton

Wende identifies, builds, and invests in companies that change medicine by bringing novel drugs, technologies, and devices to market. She has partnered with founders to deliver more than a dozen of those innovations to patients.   Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Wende as one of the best and most friendly Healthcare (Health Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech)  investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Technology

Yuval Rakavy

A renowned Israeli “technology guru”, Yuval Rakavy serves as an advisor to the BRM Group on technology issues. He is particularly effective at identifying cutting-edge development tools and integrating them into a company’s technological plan at an early stage. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Yuval as one of the best and most friendly technology investors worldwide.

Country:Israel

Technology

Steve Krausz

With over 35 years of venture capital experience, Steve has led, co-led, or served on the boards of the firm’s investments in Trusteer (acquired by IBM), Guidewire Software (IPO), Box (IPO), Imperva (IPO), Xylan (IPO), Epic Design (IPO), Check Point Software (IPO), New Focus (IPO), Active Semiconductor (acquired by Quorvo), Appthority (acquired by Symantec), Savings.com (acquired by Cox Target Media), Vontu (acquired by Symantec), Sierra Monolithics (acquired by Semtech), Verity (IPO), Occam Networks (IPO and acquired by Calix), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), Accelerated Networks (IPO), Parametric Technology (Rasna), NetDynamics (acquired by SUN), Stratacom (IPO), Harmonic Lightwaves (IPO), Elantec (IPO), CenterView Software (acquired by Sybase), Applied Digital Access (IPO) and Micro Linear (IPO). Steve currently serves on the boards of AirEye, Badge, Cato Networks, Human Interest, Informed.iq, Kryptowire, Quantifind, and Zefr.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise SaaS, Cybersecurity, Consumer Services, E-commerce, and Media

Rick Lewis

Rick is a General Partner at USVP. Rick focuses on software (enterprise SaaS and cybersecurity) and consumer services (e-commerce and media). Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Rick as one of the best and most friendly Technology (Enterprise SaaS, Cybersecurity, Consumer Services, E-commerce, and Media) investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Medicine, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices

Jon Root

As a physician, Jon Root evaluates investments in the medical field with a practitioner’s eye. A common investment criterion when evaluating business opportunities in the biotechnology or medical devices fields is: does this solution meet, or begin to address, a critical unmet clinical need? Jon goes beyond that: is the innovation easily usable? Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Jon as one of the best and most friendly Healthcare (Medicine, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices) investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Medical Device, HealthTech, and Medicine

Casey Tansey

Casey Tansey joined USVP as a general partner in April 2005. A veteran of the medical device industry, Casey brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial, early-stage medical device and seasoned operating experience to USVP. Casey’s investment strategy is a lot like his strategy as a CEO: identify unmet clinical needs where patients are in need of new and improved products and services. Business Plan Investors (BPI) verifies Casey as one of the best and most friendly Healthcare – Medical Device, HealthTech, and Medicine investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Technology

Dafina Toncheva

Dafina confesses some envy towards entrepreneurs, “because they are brave, constantly attempting to beat the odds with a relentless conviction in their ideas and abilities”. To bravery and perseverance, she adds that creativity, incurable optimism, a willingness not to fit in, and the desire to leave a mark define the successful entrepreneurs Dafina has encountered. Verified by Business Plan Investors (BPI) to be one of the best and most friendly technology investors worldwide.

Country:United States

Technology - Cloud, Enterprise Software, and Security

Jacques Benkoski

Jacques has broad experience, having worked in large companies as well as in startups as small as three guys in a garage (literally). He has worked through IPOs and M&As for both small and large firms. A geek at heart, Jacques has worked in the depths of the semiconductor industry all the way to consumer-oriented software. In the last decade, his investment focus has been on cloud, enterprise software, and security.

Country:Israel

Technology

Barry Schuler

Barry Schuler builds successful companies. Within DFJ’s Growth team, he nurtures companies that have gone beyond seed and early funding stages and are more mature. He seeks out category leaders or those who are poised to be. The hallmarks for Barry: a minimum $10 million run rate, or closing in on massive, monetizable audiences. That was the case when DFJ Growth invested in Tumblr and Twitter—companies with real revenues and metrics.

Country:United States

Technology

Jocelyn Kinsey

Jocelyn Kinsey is a partner at DFJ Growth. She joined the team in 2014 and has been actively involved with DFJ Growth’s investments in Collective Health, Giphy, Helix, Mapbox, Neocis, Patreon, Ring (Amazon), Splice, and Vannevar Labs. Prior to joining the firm, Jocelyn was with J.P. Morgan’s Alternative Investments Group in New York where she worked on the placement, diligence, and structuring of private equity, venture capital, real estate, and hedge fund products.

Country:United States

Technology

John H.N. Fisher

John H. N. Fisher is a co-founder of DFJ. His venture capital industry experience dates to 1985, when he worked at ABS Ventures, focused on enterprise software and services. John’s investments over time include SolarCity, which went public and was later acquired by Tesla (TSLA); Wit Capital, which went public and later merged with SoundView then Schwab; Selectica, which went public and later became Determine; Software Quality Automation, which went public and was later acquired by Rational (IBM); CafeMedia (acquired by Zelnick); Good Technology (acquired by Blackberry); SafeView (L3); Webline (Cisco); Rightpoint (Epiphany); and Medior (AOL).

Country:United States

Healthcare

Justin Kao

Justin Kao is an entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about transforming healthcare. In 2015, he co-founded Helix (a DFJ Growth portfolio company) and served as the founding CEO. Later, as Chief Business Officer, he led business development, marketing, clinical, and partnerships. He also architected the company’s shift in strategy to focus on health systems, payers, and life sciences companies, and he was key to Helix’s COVID-19 efforts, resulting in Helix becoming a significant provider of COVID-19 diagnostic tests and viral surveillance in the United States.

Country:United States

Technology - Marketplace

Mark Bailey

Mark is always seeking smart, self-aware entrepreneurial teams who have invented something faster, better, or cheaper. Mark believes true innovation is measured best by the extent to which a company can drive changes in habits in the marketplace. He admires the entrepreneurial spirit and the courage it takes to think big and set out on new paths. As a co-founder of DFJ Growth, he’s proud of the accomplishments of the companies and teams backed by DFJ Growth over the past decade.

Country:Mark Bailey

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, security, Open-Source Software, Developer Tools, AI, Sustainability, and Frontier Technologies

Kevin Tu

Kevin Tu joined DFJ Growth in 2017 and has been actively involved with the firm’s investments in Aera Technology, Anduril, Armis, Cohesity, DataRobot, Immuta, Innovium, Salt Security, Sysdig, and Vannevar. His areas of focus include enterprise applications, infrastructure, security, open-source software, developer tools, AI, sustainability, and frontier technologies.

Country:United States

Technology

Eli Barkat

Mr. Eli Barkat, chairman, and co-founder of BRM Group, is a prominent figure in the Israeli business and financial community, with more than 30 years of entrepreneurial, investment, and business management experience. Eli excels at growing companies – providing hands-on strategic and management guidance from founding to exit.

Country:Israel

Technology

Eran Barkat

Eran Barkat joined BRM in 2008 and is responsible for high-tech investments. He made the investment in Moovit (sold to Intel in May 2020) and in 2017 was also the CEO of Trapx. Before joining BRM, Eran was Investment Manager and Principal at the Private Equity Fund IGI (Israel Growth Investors). Before that, he worked at Kamoon as a programmer. Served in the army as a senior officer in a variety of managerial positions including battalion commander and chief of staff in Unit 551.

Country:Israel

Healthcare - Health Technology

Alon Maor

Alon Maor joined BRM in 2011 and is responsible for life science investments. He brings to BRM an extensive background in healthcare as a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the medical technology industry.

Country:Israel

Technology - Agriculture, FinTech, and Finance

Arie Nachmias

Arie Nachmias joined BRM in 2011 and is responsible for managing the company’s finances. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, and taxation and is experienced in a variety of investment fields.

Country:Israel

Technology - Cloud Infrastructure and Security

Eric Anderson

Eric is a Partner at Scale Venture Partners, where he focuses on investments in cloud infrastructure and security. He is a Board member at Scale portfolio companies Datastax and Upsolver, and a Board observer at Matillion, BigID, Expel, Honeycomb, and AppOmni.

Country:United States

Technology - Software

Stacey Bishop

Stacey invests in Intelligent business software. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Airspace, Demandbase, Extole, Narvar (observer), Textio, and Verusen. Prior board positions include HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), Bizible (Acq: Marketo), Lever (Acq: Employ), and Vitrue (Acq: Oracle). Stacey also originated investments in Bill.com, ExactTarget, and Omniture.

Country:United States

Technology - Vertical Software, Machine Learning, and SaaS

Jeremy Kaufmann

Jeremy focuses on investments across Scale’s technology portfolio with a primary focus on companies adding machine intelligence to business and vertical software, especially in industries untouched by the first decade of SaaS. His efforts have contributed to investments across vertical software (Motive formally KeepTruckin), AI and automation (Datagen, Flatfile, Cognata, TechSee, and Solvvy), and the intersection of machine learning and digital health (OM1, Proscia, Robin Healthcare, and Viz.ai).

Country:United States

Technology - Vertical Software

Alex Niehenke

Alex joined Scale in 2013 as a Principal, responsible for sourcing investments in DroneDeploy and Forter. A Partner since 2017, Alex has focused on early investments in vertical software markets where incumbents have failed to invest in advanced technology offerings. That thesis has led to investments in Motive formally KeepTruckin (2017), Root Insurance (2018), Scout RFP (2019), Proxy (2020), Spruce (2020), Proscia (2020) and Archipelago (2021), and Dusty Robotics. KeepTruckin has been one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies of all time; Scout RFP was acquired by Workday in late 2019 for $540M; and Root completed its IPO in late 2020.

Country:United States

Technology - Business Applications, AI (cognitive applications), Frontier Tech, SaaS, and Cloud

Rory O’Driscoll

Rory has been investing in enterprise software for the past 25 years. An active investor in the rise of SaaS and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud, Rory led investments in Bill.com (BILL), Box (BOX), DocuSign (DOCU), ExactTarget (ET; Acq: SFDC), Omniture (OMTR; Acq: ADBE), Placeware (Acq: MSFT), and WalkMe (WKME) among others. Currently, Rory is focused on investing in business applications powered by AI (cognitive applications), frontier tech, and the continuing adoption of SaaS and cloud.

Country:United States

Technology - Cloud and Security

Ariel Tseitlin

Ariel is a Partner at Scale focused on investments in the cloud and security industries. He currently sits on the board of directors at AppOmni, BigID, CyberGRX, Expel, Honeycomb, Human, and Upsolver. Ariel is also a Board observer at Tetrate.

Country:United States

Technology - Cloud Infrastructure, Machine-Learning (ML), and Enterprise Software

Andy Vitus

Andy has been investing with Scale for nearly 15 years and focuses on cloud infrastructure, machine-learning applications, and enterprise software. Andy sits on the boards of CircleCI, Comet, Datagen, Esper, JFrog, Matillion, Observe.AI, PubNub, TechSee, and Unbabel. He was previously on the board of Treasure Data (Acq: ARM) and Stormpath (Acq: Okta).

Country:United States

Technology - SaaS, Vertical Software, Robotics, and other Frontier Technology

Sam Baker

Sam joined Scale in 2016 and focuses on the firm’s investment in SaaS, vertical software, robotics, and other frontier technology. He was named to Business Insider’s Rising Stars in Venture Capital list and has contributed to the firm’s investments in Dusty Robotics, Locus Robotics, Socure, CyberGRX, OM1, Proxy, and PerimeterX.

Country:United States

Technology - b2b software - apps, infra, and vertical software (healthcare, real estate, insurance, logistics, etc)

Chris Yin

Investing in early-stage companies. Chris likes b2b software – apps, infra, and vertical software (healthcare, real estate, insurance, logistics, etc). Can help with the product, gtm, fundraising, and general management.

Country:United States

Technology

Dale Chang

Dale is the Operating Partner at Scale. In his role, Dale is a resource for guidance on evolving go-to-market strategies as well as providing best practices and benchmarks across the portfolio.

Country:United States

Technology

Kate Mitchell

Kate is a co-founder of Scale, a Silicon Valley-based firm that invests in early-stage enterprise software startups building Cognitive Applications. She and the Scale team have backed successful, high-growth companies including Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS); DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), and Bill.com (NYSE: BILL).

Country:United States

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Infrastructure, Disruptive B2B Software Platforms, and Cybersecurity

Ekaterina Almasque

As a General Partner at OpenOcean, Ekaterina is passionate about breakthrough next-generation technology businesses. For over fifteen years she has been investing in artificial intelligence, data infrastructure, disruptive B2B software platforms, and cybersecurity across the globe, having lived in Silicon Valley, several countries in Europe, and Latin America. Her heart is in creating category-defining technology leaders out of Europe.

Country:United Kingdom

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Infrastructure

Patrik Backman

A General Partner at OpenOcean, Patrik’s heart lies with the “data-intensive” bit of our investment thesis. Before starting OpenOcean, Patrik co-founded MariaDB, and spent 6 years managing product and business development at MySQL AB, where he served as a Director of Software Engineering from 2003 to 2008, and managed the company’s strategic technical alliance with SAP AG. With his business hat on, Patrik was part of MySQL Management Team and worked in management consulting at eCraft Management Solutions and A.T. Kearney.

Country:Finland

Technology- SaaS, Enterprise, Consumer Market, and Intelligent Software

Tom Henriksson

Tom is a General Partner at OpenOcean and passionate about data-intensive software that is quick to love and built on strong technology. He is a big believer in accurate consumer profiling, marketing technologies, and intelligent automation of the enterprise. After recently driving strongly profitable exits for OpenOcean in Truecaller, LoopMe, Passfort, and TapDaq, Tom now holds board seats in Cambri, Leadoo Marketing Technologies, Operations1, and Workfellow.

Country:Finland

Technology - Data Infrastructure and Open Source

Ralf Wahlsten

Ralf is a co-founder and chairman of the board of OpenOcean, Ralf holds board memberships at RapidMiner, Nordic Telecom, and HeavenHR. Before fate brought him together with the rest of the Swedish-speaking Finns in Helsinki to build OpenOcean, he had been an active angel investor, as well as a key advisor to the MySQL founders from the company’s inception, helping them develop their first business plan, strengthening the Board, and hiring the CEO – up until the exit to Sun Microsystems.

Country:Finland

Technology - cloud infrastructure, developer tools, DevOps, open source, and SaaS apps for sales and marketing

BOGOMIL BALKANSKY

The logical domains for BOGOMIL BALKANSKY are cloud infrastructure, developer tools, DevOps, open source, observability as well as SaaS apps for sales and marketing, because that’s where his background is. But he tries to follow the advice several of his partners gave him when he first joined Sequoia—don’t specialize too narrowly, and get out of your comfort zone.

Country:United States

Technology

ROELOF BOTHA

The unconventional. So many times, I’ve led an investment and been made fun of. YouTube. Instagram. MongoDB. There’s a little defiance in saying, “We’ll show you!” I remember in 2001 when I was at PayPal, there was an article titled “Earth to Palo Alto.” It said we were deranged, we didn’t know what we were doing. In the meantime, I was inside the building, knowing that we were months away from being profitable and on our way to being a public company.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise Software, FinTech, and AI

KONSTANTINE BUHLER

First and foremost: integrity, honesty, and directness. The best policy is always the honest policy. The best founders also have determination, persistence, and grit. If you persist, you will succeed. Most of my founders see me as more than an investor and even more than a friend. I take the role of “partner” to my founders very seriously, through thick and thin.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Health Technology, SaaS, and Software

JOSEPHINE CHEN

I want to dream with founders. Many times investors miss the seemingly simple ideas that can transform the future that visionary founders are able to see. I meet with entrepreneurs all day, but learning about each person’s journey and insights never gets old. The best conversations are the ones that continue until 4 AM because we are riffing on each other’s ideas. I want to be able to dream with you.

Country:United States

Technology - networking, security, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI)

BILL COUGHRAN

The companies that interest me the most are companies creating solutions to technical problems that can change markets. I’ve always been drawn to creative problems and people with a technical point of view—networking, security, machine learning, and AI, to name a few.

Country:United States

Technology

JIM GOETZ

The collision of ambition and intelligence is the foundation. A modern business model is part of the ante. An ability to develop culture and magnet qualities for talent are wonderful soft skills. Prior success leading an organization or honing your skills at another great startup is a fantastic path to entrepreneurship.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer

JESS LEE

Consumer is my natural habitat. The greatest consumer companies fundamentally change the way we live or work, so I pay close attention to generational shifts like the rise of the side hustle, the aging population, Gen Z attitudes, and the future of flexible work. Some of the great consumer ideas seem crazy at first. When you start, most people think, That will never work.” And then it works.

Country:United States

Technology

DOUG LEONE

Performance. Do you bring it every day? You can’t always be at 110%, but when it’s playoff time the great players know how to bring it. You have to take as many people along with you for the ride. Teams always beat individuals. I love founders who are spiky, in any dimension. It’s never about money but about doing something meaningful. They do the impossible and you have to learn to dream with them while helping them to build a business. We have a culture of taking risks. I prefer you take a shot. I’d rather have someone who gets A, F, F, A than someone that gets B+, B+, B+, B+. I prefer people who ask for forgiveness rather than for permission. You have to be willing to put yourself out of business by trying new things before someone else does.

Country:United States

Technology

ALFRED LIN

I am much more focused on the founders’ special characteristics, their novel, and unique insights, the eureka moment of their founding story, and their lived experiences that creates empathy for the customer they will serve. Basically, I am on the lookout for a founder-market fit. After you strip through all that, there is only one criterion for me: would I love to work for the founders and help them reach their and their company’s full potential? It is our job as partners, not just investors—to work for the founders.

Country:United States

Technology

LUCIANA LIXANDRU

When I started investing, I didn’t fully understand people who said it was all about the founder. My first questions were always about business models and markets. But over the years, I’ve come to turn that around, and I now make more investments than ever at the seed, when the founding team is all that matters.

Country:United States

Technology

SHAUN MAGUIRE

I like high-IQ founders. But even more important to me is someone that’s just irrationally motivated. For whatever reason, it’s their life mission to try to revolutionize the industry they’re going after. And some of these founders don’t even understand where it comes from, or how deeply ingrained it is in them. I’ve got to believe that they work incredibly hard in part to make their families proud. In some cases, they were wildly misunderstood as kids and had chips on their shoulders. One of the ways to measure this is, what do people do on their weekends? The best founders are just so obsessed with what they’re doing that they cannot turn off.

Country:SHAUN MAGUIRE

Technology

MICHAEL MORITZ

Curiosity. People who speak in complete sentences about a topic that absorbs them. When we first get involved with a tiny company, nothing is obvious. If you’re looking for certainty, you wind up with bores engaged in mundane activities. We have a fondness for obsessives on a mission. This was the case when we met the founders of what became Yahoo!, PayPal, Google, Klarna, and Stripe and we hope it’s true when we meet you.

Country:United States

Technology - Climate, Data, and Infrastructure

LAUREN REEDER

Data and infrastructure is a place I’ve spent a lot of time and I think is fascinating. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes in both of these areas. I’m also curious to learn more about climate tech. It’s clear we need to do something for the planet, but it’s not just that—there are also great businesses to be built.

Country:United States

Technology - Crypto and Climate

GEORGE ROBSON

The world’s first trillionaire will either be in climate, or in crypto. Zero-carbon concrete—somebody needs to solve that problem. It’s not sexy, but it would give us more time to solve everything else. In crypto there is a unique opportunity to rewrite pillars of our financial system; enabling people to share digital assets across borders instantly for free and promoting greater interoperability of both data, assets, and global liquidity. It has the capacity to be an important leveler for people to participate in the financial system, wherever they are.

Country:United States

Technology

BRYAN SCHREIER

We try not to specialize. Any company with the ability to somehow rewire an industry is compelling to me. When we met Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, it was just the two of them, working in a tiny Russian Hill apartment. After one pre-launch demo, it was clear to us that they had the vision and the skills to make Dropbox the center of people’s digital world.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer products and developer products

MIKE VERNAL

The two things I know best are consumer products and developer products. I spent about half my career doing each. I spent a lot of my career designing APIs, developer tools, and documentation. Nowadays, I gravitate most to products whose fundamental goal is to connect people.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer, enterprise, and ai

STEPHANIE ZHAN

Most important is working with good people I want to spend time with for decades. Founders who have the ambition to build something lasting and transformational. Founders who are thoughtful, gritty, and have the mental and emotional fortitude to charge ahead and lead even through tough times. In consumer, I love products that bring joy, convenience, accessibility, community, and belonging. On the enterprise side, it’s an incredible field of opportunity right now. I love products that focus on bringing a delightful user experience, easier and faster collaboration, and greater productivity and efficiency. Finally, AI will be the most important theme of the next decade, driven by the scale of data, new technological breakthroughs in generative models, and advancements in computing.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, consumer and crypto

MICHELLE BAILHE

Starting my career at McKinsey, I got to see great leaders and organizations up close. I wanted to learn how world-class technology was built, so I went to Google as a Team Lead in the Creative Lab. We worked on products related to e-commerce, payments, AI/ML, and more, but in the end, I learned the most about storytelling. I scouted some early-stage investments for Google, but I wanted to better learn what made a great business, so I went to Hellman & Friedman, a private equity firm known for intellectual rigor and good values. After cutting my teeth there, I got a call from Sequoia. It was a dream team and opportunity, combining what I loved about investing, serving others, and always learning.

Country:United States

Technology

ANAS BIAD

I like spending time in different areas. If a business has the potential to disrupt how we live and work, I’m excited to learn about it. Every founder is different, but they all have a story of why they decided to drop everything and start their company. I look for founders who have unique insight and are obsessed with winning.

Country:United States

Technology

ISAIAH BOONE

After college, I found my way into investing, which I quickly realized I had a passion for. I like trying to understand the drivers of a business at the most granular level. Sometimes, I get too far down in the weeds of it all, but it’s one of my favorite parts of what we do. I didn’t plan on a career in venture capital before joining Sequoia, but getting to work with founders shaping the future and a team relentlessly focused on helping them—that really appealed to me.

Country:United States

Technology - infrastructure, SaaS, cloud, consumer apps and crypto, and enterprise

CARL ESCHENBACH

I’m a specialist, not a generalist. It’s great to learn something new—like being on the board of a self-driving vehicle company—and my partners have taught me a lot about things like consumer apps and crypto. But anything associated with infrastructure, SaaS, cloud, and selling into the enterprise, or building businesses bottoms up are very much my sweet spots.

Country:United States

Technology and Healthcare

PAT GRADY

People at Sequoia have very different backgrounds and views of the world, but we work well together because we all want to help founders make a dent in the universe. We believe in the power of storytelling, and in the stories we tell the founders are the heroes. Every founder deserves a tremendous amount of respect for having the courage and vulnerability to start something—to ignore reason in pursuit of a dream. I’ve never had the guts to do that. Supporting founders on the epic journey of a startup is an honor and a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer, enterprise, fintech, and crypto

RAVI GUPTA

I have been lucky to be involved in companies across industries—consumer and enterprise, fintech, and crypto. More than anything, what I look for is someone I want to talk to at 10:30 at night if they have a problem. Instacart gave me empathy for the ups and downs. It is so easy to say what somebody should do—and so hard to do it. Businesses are not numbers on a page. They are a collection of people going after a shared mission.

Country:United States

Technology - SaaS

DANNIE HERZBERG

I’m interested in the future of work, SMB SaaS, and any company that grows through a self-service and community-driven motion. Beyond this, I’m compelled by founders who are so passionate about the problem that they’re solving that their enthusiasm is contagious. A founder that’s a good fit for me is someone who is clear on the company’s vision and relentless in pursuit of its mission.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech, enterprise technology, and Software

SONYA HUANG

These days, I spend a lot of time in fintech and software, seeking to find companies reinventing legacy financial services and enterprise technology in a design-first, user-first way. I’ve also been spending more time in Latin America and am blown away by the scale of the founder’s ambition.

Country:United States

Technology - Healthcare, SaaS, internet, and digital health

KAIS KHIMJI

I try to look for entrepreneurs who can’t fathom themselves as anything else. I focus on three main things: IQ, EQ, and HQ (hunger quotient). Some of the best founders have all three—and know how to call their shots.

Country:United States

Technology

MATT MILLER

The thing I really love about Sequoia is that we approach investing with an eye to become the founder’s preferred business partner and to dream with them on a scale of decades. We work to give every company we partner with every unfair advantage we can, from our own depth of experience and network. That is how we spend half of our time and it’s one of the most thrilling aspects of our jobs.

Country:England

Technology - design tools, software, fintech, digital health, ride-hailing, healthcare, and food delivery

ANDREW REED

First, and most important is the founding team. Regardless of the stage, that’s where everything starts. I look for people who have the horsepower to solve hard problems, the determination and ambition to build an enduring company for the long term, and the ability to explain a future and make it seem inevitable. I also look for people I trust. The best founders—when given the right set of inputs—tend to make the right decisions. Our job is to make sure those inputs are there.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise SaaS, vertical SaaS, and AI

Nina Achadjian

Nina focuses on venture and growth investments in enterprise SaaS, vertical SaaS, and AI. She is excited by the combination of software and payments to help legacy industries transition from using pen-and-paper workflows to adopting more modern, vertical-specific solutions. Nina also believes that the combination of voice and AI is unlocking new business applications and soon will become the new system of record for enterprises. In 2022, she was featured on the Forbes Midas Brink List, which recognizes up-and-coming leading investors.

Country:United States

Technology - Marketplace, Open Source, and Crypto

Chris Ahn

Chris started his career at Morgan Stanley and later joined Hellman & Friedman, an investment firm with over $80 billion AUM. It was there that he discovered open source, which led him to join GitHub in 2015. At GitHub, Chris was involved in numerous initiatives, including helping to start and lead the Strategic Finance and Business Operations teams, creating the company’s first operating plan, helping to scale the sales team, launching the marketplace product, and leading the acquisition with Microsoft. After the GitHub acquisition, Chris became a Partner at Index Ventures to invest in the next generation of community-led businesses. He helped sponsor Index’s investments in Notion and Figma and later spearheaded their crypto efforts, including their investment in Fireblocks.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise SaaS, Vertical Software, Healthcare, and HealthTech

Molly Alter

Molly focuses on seed, venture, and growth investments across enterprise SaaS, with a particular focus on Vertical Software and Health-tech. She loves figuring out how opaque industries operate and admires entrepreneurs who roll up their sleeves and make complex processes simpler.

Country:England

Technology - B2B Saas and Fintech

Julia Andre

Julia joined Index in 2019 to focus on B2B Saas and Fintech across Europe. She is especially interested in businesses that increase transaction efficiency and enable retail and business commerce to shift digitally.

Country:England

Technology - application software, consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B)

Damir Becirovic

Index Ventures in 2015 and invests in application software companies serving consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B).

Prior to Index, Damir was at Goldman Sachs, where he worked on M&A and capital markets transactions for consumer/retail, healthcare, and cleantech companies, as well as at Coatue, where he was involved with the firm’s investments in Lyft and Avvo. Damir has also worked at Activision Blizzard, Apple, and Flextronics.

Country:United States

Technology - e-commerce to financial services and healthcare

Sofia Dolfe

Sofia partners with founders who leverage their unique perspectives, and personal understanding of a problem, to create businesses that lead to behavioral shifts, powerful network effects, and the reshaping of entire industries, from grocery and e-commerce to financial services and healthcare.

Country:England

Technology - fintech and application SaaS

Mark Fiorentino

Mark leads investments focusing largely on fintech and application SaaS. He is especially interested in fintech infrastructure, verticalized payment workflows, and SaaS tools disrupting legacy incumbents. Mark is the board member or lead investor from Index in a number of companies including RevenueCat, Mercantile, and Catch.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech and Software

Mark Goldberg

Mark joined Index in 2015 and leads investments across fintech and software, from seed to pre-IPO stages. He is the board member or lead investor from Index in Plaid, Persona, Lithic, Pilot, Motive, Built, Pave, Intercom, and many others. He has been featured or quoted in the New York Times, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, The Economist, and other publications. Before becoming an investor, Mark was an early employee on the business team at Dropbox and helped the company grow tenfold during his tenure there.

Country:United States

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Financial Services, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas

Carlos joined Index as a partner in January 2021 to focus on SaaS, Open Source, Security, Financial Services, AI, and Infrastructure/DevOps. Most recently, Carlos was the COO, and before that CPO and CTO, of UK-based fintech, GoCardless. He is an angel investor in more than 60 companies including Codat, cargo.one, Hopin and Shapr3D, and serves as a board director at GoCardless.

Country:England

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Jan Hammer

Jan joined Index in 2010, after working as an investor at General Atlantic and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. With a focus on data and financial services, Jan has a track record of spotting young companies that will go on to reshape the workings of the digital economy at its very deepest level. Jan was an early-stage investor in Adyen, which IPO’d in 2018, and in Robinhood and Wise which both floated in 2021. Other companies in his portfolio include Alan, Collibra, Capitolis, and SafetyCulture. He is ranked first in Europe on the Forbes Midas List for four years in a row and among the top 15 on Forbes’ global list.

Country:England

Technology - Entertainment and Gaming

Stephane Kurgan

Stephane joined Index in 2020 as a venture partner after three decades as an operator in senior roles in European tech businesses. He focuses on supporting entrepreneurs with a strong belief in purpose-driven leadership. Prior to joining Index, Stephane was the chief operating officer of King Digital Entertainment (KING), the maker of Candy Crush Saga. He was part of the team that oversaw its $7B IPO – one of the largest for a European tech company at the time – and subsequent acquisition by Activision Blizzard. Prior to King, Stephane worked across almost every business function in a variety of European tech companies, including sales, product, finance, and senior management. He has also been a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

Country:England

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI, and Infrastructure/DevOps

Martin Mignot

Martin invests in products that leverage new technologies to save time and money for people and companies while improving with every new user that engages with them. Martin established Index’s New York office in 2022, moving from London to help European founders and companies launch in the US, as well as guide those expanding from America to Europe. He is deeply passionate about early-stage companies, and since joining Index in 2010, has helped the likes of DeliverooCaptain Train/Trainline, and Drivy/Getaround on their journey from seed to IPO, as well as other European breakout successes like PersonioRevolut or Swile from their early days.

Country:England

Technology - Climate Tech, Software, Consumer Market, marketplaces, and e-commerce

Jimena Nowack

Jimena focuses on early-stage and growth investments across B2C and B2B. She is particularly passionate about Climate Tech start-ups across a variety of business models, software applications disrupting legacy consumer-facing industries, SME tools, marketplaces and e-commerce infrastructure.

Prior to joining Index, Jimena worked at General Atlantic in London, where she focused on consumer internet opportunities. Before that, she began her career in M&A at Lazard.

Country:England

Technology - Enterprise, Consumer, and Design

Bryan Offutt

Bryan joined Index in 2018 and focuses on enterprise investments with an emphasis on design. He is particularly interested in the consumerization of enterprise and the use of design to improve the approachability of highly technical products.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise software, AI, data, infrastructure, security, and automation

Erin Price-Wright

Erin is an early-stage technology investor focused on enterprise software and AI, with an emphasis on data, infrastructure, security, and automation. She is especially interested in products and technologies that increase resilience, foster collaboration and creativity, and support data-driven decision-making throughout organizations.

Country:United States

Technology - Design, Media, Security, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Talent

Danny Rimer

Danny Rimer is an investor and partner at Index Ventures. He opened the firm’s London office in 2002 and the San Francisco office in 2012, before returning to London in 2018. He has been ranked by Forbes as one of the world’s top investors for over a decade. Danny has always been drawn to working with founders who share his passion for the power of design and his fascination with the intersection of technology and culture. This has informed investments in Figma, Dropbox, Discord, Etsy, Farfetch, Glossier, Patreon, and many more.

Country:England

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Ai, Talent, Financial Services, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, business applications, AI and Infrastructure/DevOps

Neil Rimer

Neil co-founded Index Ventures in 1996 and served as a Partner for more than 25 years. In 2021, Neil stepped down as an active Partner. Since then, he has continued to manage his portion of the portfolio and makes himself available to support his partners and the firm he helped build. As an investor and a founder, Neil has played a seminal role in nurturing the tech ecosystem in Europe and beyond.

Country:Switzerland

Technology - B2B software, SaaS, Media, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, and business applications

Hannah Seal

Hannah joined Index in 2016 after a successful career as an e-commerce operator. She is fascinated by the future of work and has been an early and consistent champion of Europe’s B2B software sector. Hannah is passionate about helping visionary entrepreneurs from day one, and supporting them as their companies scale and grow. She is particularly energized by founders who have an unfair advantage in tackling daunting problems in technical or challenging markets. Her investments for Index include Remote.com, a platform to enable distributed working; Multiverse, the company bringing apprenticeships into the digital age; Fonoa, the automated tax platform; and Beauty Pie, the online cosmetics and beauty subscription service.

Country:England

Technology - cloud infrastructure, enterprise software, Media, Open Source, Security, Ai/ML, business applications, healthcare, and internet

Shardul Shah

Shardul joined Index in 2008. He focuses on security, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise software.  He is a director or observer of Attack IQ, Brightback, Castle Intelligence, Coalition, Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG), Evervault, Expel, Gatsby, and Wiz. Shardul was previously a director of Adallom (Microsoft), Sourceclear (CA Technologies), Koality (Docker), Lacoon (Check Point), Base (Zendesk), Iterable, and an investor in Duo Security (Cisco).  After graduating from the University of Chicago, Shardul worked with Summit Partners where he focused on healthcare and internet technologies.

Country:United States

Technology - B2B, B2C, marketplaces, consumer social, and e-commerce infrastructure

Georgia Stevenson

Georgia joined Index in 2019 and focuses on consumer and retail investments across Europe, with a particular interest in marketplaces, consumer social & e-commerce infrastructure. Prior to joining, Georgia worked at Northzone where she focused on early-stage opportunities across B2B and B2C sectors in the UK.

Country:England

Technology - Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Machine Language (ML)

Kelly Toole

Kelly was a former partner at Index Ventures and focuses on Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Machine Language (ML). Kelly is now a product manager at Clock House.

Country:United States

Technology - SaaS, Open Source, Security, Ai/ML, Data, Financial Services, FinTech, business applications, and Infrastructure/ DevOps

Mike Volpi

Mike joined Index in 2009, to help establish the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. Mike invests primarily in infrastructure, open-source, and artificial intelligence companies. He’s currently serving the boards of Aurora, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Covariant.ai, Elastic, Kong, Sonos, Starburst, and Wealthfront. Mike was previously a director of Blue Bottle Coffee, Hortonworks, and Zuora.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise, consumer, and productivity software

Katharina Wilhelm

Katharina invests in companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, ranging from pre-seed to pre-IPO.

Prior to joining Index, Katharina was an investor at Cherry Ventures where she invested in enterprise and productivity software as well as consumer propositions. She started her career at The Boston Consulting Group in Zurich.

Country:England

Technology - marketplace, consumer technology, and communication

Rex Woodbury

Rex focuses on early-stage and growth investments in consumer technology businesses. He’s particularly interested in online communication, Gen Z, commerce, marketplaces, and the future of work.

Country:United States

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Pranav Pai

Pranav Pai is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at 3one4 Capital. Pranav leads investments and portfolio construction at 3one4Capital. As CIO, he has led over 70 seed and venture capital investments across several investment categories in India and the US. Pranav is deeply involved with the startup ecosystem in India. He served as the Co-President of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs India and the National Vice Chairman of the All India Management Association’s (AIMA) Young Leaders Council.

Country:India

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Siddarth Pai

Siddarth Pai is the Founding Partner, CFO, and ESG Officer of 3one4 Capital. Siddarth is the youngest Executive Council member of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA) – the apex body for Indian funds investing in alternative assets. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee, working on matters related to security markets, Alternative Investment Funds, taxation, foreign exchange, law, and startups.

Country:India

Technology - Media, FinTech, and ERP

Anurag Ramdasan

Anurag Ramdasan is Partner at 3one4 Capital and heads Investments at the firm. As an intrinsic part of 3one4 Capital since its inception, he has built a highly dynamic and flexible investment strategy to go along with the hyper-growth of the firm. He has been deeply involved in directly investing and managing over 30 of the 70+ strong portfolio companies at 3one4 Capital including one of India’s largest social networking platforms (Koo), a multi-brand tech-enabled distributor (Ripplr), a distributed personal finance platform for small town India (WeRize), a hyper-local social content platform (Lokal), among others. Under Anurag’s tenure at 3one4 Capital, the firm saw a scale-up to over 5000 deals a year consistently and has been giving top decile returns consistently. In addition to leading investment strategies and strengthening portfolio management across funds, Anurag also supports the expansion of 3one4 Capital’s stage focuses and the team as the firm continues to scale its AUM.

Country:India

Technology

STEVE ANDERSON

Driven by an avid love for effecting change, and my diverse experience from eBay, Microsoft, Kleiner Perkins, Starbucks, and Digital Equipment Corporation, I founded Baseline to address the gap between individual investors and institutional venture capitalists. Baseline Ventures has invested in more than 100 companies, with founders and investors alike exiting profitably from over 50. I am fortunate to be included on the Forbes Midas List from 2015 to 2020, an annual ranking of the best venture capital firms in tech.

Country:United States

Technology

Mike Maples

Mike Maples is a co-founding Partner at Floodgate.  He has been on the Forbes Midas List eight times in the last decade and was also named a “Rising Star” by FORTUNE and profiled by Harvard Business School for his lifetime contributions to entrepreneurship. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.) Some of Mike’s investments include Twitter, Twitch.tv, Clover Health, Okta, Outreach, ngmoco, Chegg, Bazaarvoice, and Demandforce.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer (commerce, curation), marketplaces, and software

Ann Miura-Ko

Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding Partner at Floodgate. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, Ann was also named the “Most Powerful Woman in Startups” by Forbes. Ann is well-known in Silicon Valley as a pioneer investor in highly technical companies because of her background as a Ph.D. in math modeling of infosec at Stanford.  Her deep interest in technology began as a child – her father was a NASA rocket scientist – and her expertise developed as an undergraduate at Yale, where she participated in the Robocup Competition in Paris, France. Ann has also made significant investments in consumer (commerce, curation), marketplaces, and software for SMBs and solopreneurs. Some of Ann’s investments include Lyft (where she is still a board member), Xamarin, Monthly, Popshop, Emotive, and Refinery29.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer internet, enterprise software, digital media, and entertainment

Iris Choi

Iris Choi is a Partner at Floodgate.  She drives corporate relationships and works closely with portfolio companies on a range of strategic areas, including business development and financing. Before Floodgate, Iris spent 10 years in investment banking.

Country:United States

Technology - Cloud and Information Technology (IT Stack)

Arjun Chopra

Arjun Chopra is a Partner at Floodgate. He leads the firm’s investments in opportunities that transform the “IT stack” in ways that help companies change the way they do business and compete. Before Floodgate, Arjun was the CTO at Cambridge Technology Enterprises (CTE), a publicly traded cloud services company, where he launched and led their cloud business. He was a member of the board and executive team that raised multiple rounds of financing. He led 350+ people, managed 200M hours of uptime in the public cloud, and was recognized as one of Amazon Web Service’s top 22 partners worldwide. Arjun joined CTE when they acquired Vox Holdings, the open-source startup he founded.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Life Sciences

Joël Jean-Mairet

Joël oversees all operations at Ysios Capital, including management, strategy, and day-to-day operations. Previously, in 2001, Joël co-founded Glycart Biotechnology and was its CEO until its sale to F. Hoffmann La-Roche four years later. Glycart Biotechnology was the originator of the anti-CD20 antibody – obinituzumab/Gazyva® – the first breakthrough designated drug approved by the FDA in 2013. Joël was elected one of the 50 key players in biotechnology in Switzerland in 2003 and earned several innovation awards for Glycart Biotechnology, including the Wall Street Journal Europe Innovation Award in 2001.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Julia Salaverría

Julia is responsible for investor relations and corporate development and management at Ysios Capital. Julia has over 25 years of experience in executive positions in the financial sector. From 2000 to 2007, Julia was Director at Talde – a venture capital group that pioneered venture capital management in Spain. There she was responsible for fundraising and investor relations and for Talde’s biotech investments in Spain. Julia led the closure of a €40 million fund for Talde in 2000 and was responsible for raising another fund of €60 million in 2006.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Therapeutic Investments, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Karen Wagner

Karen focuses on therapeutic investments at Ysios Capital, and coordinates the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities. Karen joined Ysios in 2008 with more than 10 years of experience in business development for various biotech and pharma companies. She started her career as a management consultant in McKinsey & Company’s global healthcare practice and was subsequently Director of Business Development at Ingenium Pharmaceuticals.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Cristina Garmendia

Cristina supports institutional relations at Ysios Capital, both in Spain and abroad, as well as investor relations and fundraising. Cristina has extensive public policy and consulting experience. She served as Minister for Science and Innovation of Spain from 2008–2011. She led some of the most ground-breaking reforms ever made in this area, including the Spanish Innovation Strategy and the Law for Science, Technology, and Innovation, and the restructuring of major government funding programs and agencies. During her tenure, Cristina also forged key international agreements, particularly during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2010.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Paula Olazábal

Paula monitors Ysios Capitals’ portfolio companies and is responsible for reporting to the investors of Ysios’ funds. She is also in charge of evaluating investment opportunities from a financial and legal perspective. Before joining Ysios in 2008, Paula worked in leading investment banks in Spain (Alantra and Sabadell Corporate Finance). Throughout her career, she has been involved in several buy and sell processes of companies in different sectors.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Raúl Martín-Ruiz

Raúl oversees and coordinates the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities from both scientific and business perspectives at Ysios Capital. Prior to joining Ysios in 2008, Raúl first worked in corporate business development (Licensing In and Licensing Out) at Laboratorios Almirall. He was subsequently responsible for developing and managing the business of the Company in the Americas and Africa through licensees and distributors.

Country:Spain

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech

Guillem Laporta

Guillem is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities at Ysios Capital. Guillem has over 10 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining Ysios, he worked at the Edmond de Rothschild Group in Paris (now Andera Partners). There he was involved in the execution of several investments in Europe and the United States, including successful companies such as Reviral (sold to Pfizer), Axonics Modulation (Nasdaq: AXNX, $3B market cap), and Sanifit (sold to Vifor).

Country:Spain

Technology

Aydin Senkut

An original super angel turned multi-stage investor, Aydin has been named on the Forbes Midas List for the past nine years (2014-2022) as well as the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists list for four consecutive years (2016-2019). Before starting Felicis, he was the first product manager at Google and helped launch their first ten international sites.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer, eCommerce, and Marketplace

Grace Chou

Grace brings more than a decade of experience as a builder and investor. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, as well as Wall Street Journal’s 10 Women to Watch in Venture Capital. She is an early-stage investor at Maveron where she partners with entrepreneurs to build the next generation of iconic platforms reimagining the way we live, work, create, and thrive. Prior to Maveron, Grace was a principal at Felicis Ventures, where she partnered closely with more than a dozen entrepreneurs.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech

Jake Storm

Jake Storm is a Deal Partner at Felicis. Prior to joining Felicis, Jake was an investor at IVP where he partnered with companies ranging from Papaya Global in global payroll to Lyra Health and Whoop in digital health to CircleCI in infrastructure software. Preceding IVP, Jake spent several years across investment banking at Jefferies and enterprise software sales at Qualtrics and Zuora.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Education, Technology, and Climate

Niki Pezeshki

Niki works closely with Felicis’ investments in companies such as Guild, Trusted Health, and Popmenu. Before joining Felicis, Niki was an investment team member at Summit Partners and Vista Equity Partners, and he also worked at the Climate Corporation in sales strategy and operations. Niki holds a BS in Business Administration with Honors from the University of Southern California and remains involved with the USC Value Investing Group.

Country:United States

Technology

Ryan Isono

Ryan Isono is a Deal Partner at Felicis. At Felicis, Ryan has sourced and works closely with the firm’s investments in Ethena, n8n, and Stream. Prior to joining Felicis, Ryan was part of the investment team at Correlation Ventures, a data-driven venture capital fund in San Francisco, and Revel Partners, a New York-based venture capital fund focused on B2B software. Before Revel, Ryan worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse’s New York office.

Country:United States

Technology

Sundeep Peechu

As a General Partner and founding member of Felicis, Sundeep led Felicis’ investments in several companies such as Coalition, Plaid, and Komodo Health, as well as the following companies that have gone public: Ginkgo Bioworks, Matterport, Recursion Pharma, and Wish.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Victoria Treyger

As a General Partner at Felicis, Victoria is focused on the reinvention of financial services, vertical and horizontal SaaS, health tech, and marketplaces. Victoria’s angel investment and advising track record includes Roadie (acquired by UPS), Faire, Roofstock, Betterment, ZocDoc, and Galileo Health. Previously, Victoria served as Chief Revenue Officer of Kabbage (acquired by American Express), where she was responsible for building the company’s revenue and go-to-market teams, resulting in nearly $300 million in revenue after six years of 100%+ annual growth.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Viviana Faga

An experienced angel investor, Viviana previously served as an operating partner and advisor at Emergence Capital. Viviana is a General Partner at Felicis, bringing over 20 years of experience designing and building brand categories for successful cloud/SaaS and enterprise social companies. Her expertise includes scaling go-to-market SaaS teams, messaging and positioning, category creation, freemium product strategy, and sales enablement.

Country:United States

Technology

Wesley Chan

Wesley Chan is a Venture Partner at Felicis where he led investments in more than 35 companies. He founded Google Analytics and Google Voice and holds 17 US patents for his foundational work in designing Google’s ads system. Wesley is an early investor and a coach or board director in a large number of well-known billion-dollar “unicorn” startups: Canva, Gusto, Guild Education, Orca Bio, Flexport, Plaid, Checkr, Carta, Credit Karma, Zipline, RobinHood and Ring (exit to AMZN). Wesley also invested and led rounds in CultureAmp, TrialSpark, Dialpad, Turvo, HelloSign (exit to DBX), HyperScience, Whole Biome, ProteinQure, Astranis, Okera, Ascend.io, Overture Life, TopFunnel, Spring Discovery, Juvena Therapeutics, Skip the Dishes (exit to Just Eats/JE), and YES (exit to TWTR). Wesley was previously a General Partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures), where he built the investment team, and held board or observer seats in Angelist, Aptelligent (exit to VMW), iPerian (exit to BMS), and Dialpad. Wesley led the seed investing program and was among the first checks into Plaid, RobinHood, Vungle ($750M exit to Blackstone), Gusto, Optimizely, DataPad (exit to Cloudera), Freshplum (exit to TWTR), Namo Media (exit to TWTR), and Parse (exit to FB).

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Tech

Aimee He

Aimee used to be a partner at Meritech. Thereafter, moved to Retool.

Country:United States

Technology - Fintech, Tech, and Media

Alex Clayton

Alex joined Meritech in 2020 and helps lead the firm’s enterprise software, infrastructure, and fintech practices.

Prior to Meritech, Alex was a partner on Spark Capital’s Growth Fund where he primarily focused on enterprise software and infrastructure investments. He was responsible for the firm’s investments in Braze, JFrog, Justworks, Outreach, Pendo and Tray.io. Prior to Spark, Alex worked at Redpoint Ventures where he sourced or was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Duo Security (CSCO), Justworks, RelateIQ (CRM), Lifesize, and Sourcegraph.

Country:United States

Technology - Fintech, enterprise software, consumer Internet, infrastructure, healthcare, and education

Alex Kurland

Alex joined Meritech in 2018 and helps lead the firm’s enterprise software and infrastructure practices.

Prior to Meritech, Alex spent six years at Kleiner Perkins, where he led the Digital Growth Fund’s enterprise practice. He was responsible for the firm’s investments in CloudHealth (VMW), DoorDash, Looker (GOOG), Ring (AMZN), Slack (WORK), and UiPath (PATH). Prior to Kleiner, Alex worked at Summit Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing technology growth equity investments across enterprise software, consumer Internet, and education services.

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise applications, infrastructure, and consumer internet

Anthony DeCamillo

Anthony joined Meritech in 2019 and focuses on enterprise applications, infrastructure, and consumer.

Prior to Meritech, Anthony spent three years at Allen & Company, where he focused on media, enterprise software, and consumer internet companies.

Country:United States

Technology - fintech, enterprise software, and marketplaces

Ashley Paston

Ashley joined Meritech in 2022 and focuses on fintech, enterprise software, and marketplaces. Prior to Meritech, Ashley spent four years at Bain Capital Ventures, where she was responsible for sourcing and executing early-stage and growth equity investments across fintech, enterprise software, and marketplaces, investing in companies such as SmartRent (SMRT), Pleo, GoCardless, Material Bank, Autoleap, Orum, Finix, and Moov.

Country:United States

Technology, Healthcare, Consumer, Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Craig Sherman

Craig joined Meritech in 2011 and invests in consumer and healthcare.

Craig’s Meritech and personal investments include Roblox (RBLX, 10x Genomics (TXG), Zillow (ZG), SurveyMonkey (SVMK), Zipcar, Zulily, GoFundMe, Grand Rounds, Bright, Health, Niantic, Wealthsimple, Self, Everlane, Lynda.com, Rev.com, Ancestry.com, and many more. Before joining Meritech, Craig was an entrepreneur and independent board member (8 boards).

Country:United States

Technology - enterprise software, infrastructure and cybersecurity

George Bischof

George joined Meritech in 2008 and helps lead the firm’s enterprise software, infrastructure, and cybersecurity practices.

Prior to Meritech, George spent eight years as a General Partner with Focus Ventures where his investments included Barracuda Networks (CUDA), EqualLogic (DELL), Extricity (PRGN), G-Log (ORCL), Isilon Systems (EMC), QuinStreet (QNST) and Wily Technology (CA).

Country:United States

Technology - consumer, fintech, and enterprise software

Max Motschwiller

Max joined Meritech in 2015 and helps lead the firm’s consumer, fintech, and enterprise software practices.

Prior to Meritech, Max spent three years at Kleiner Perkins, where he was responsible for the firm’s investments in Dropcam (GOOG), Duolingo, MyFitnessPal (UAA), RelateIQ (CRM), Stance, and Uber (UBER). Prior to Kleiner, Max worked at Summit Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing technology growth equity investments across enterprise software and consumer internet.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer, enterprise, and fintech

Paul Madera

Paul co-founded Meritech in 1999 and helps lead the firm’s consumer, enterprise, and fintech practices.

Prior to co-founding Meritech, Paul was a Managing Director and the Head of the Private Equity Group at Montgomery Securities, where he advised private tech companies on equity financings.

Country:United States

Technology - infrastructure, application software, and data & analytics

Rob Ward

Rob co-founded Meritech in 1999 and helps lead the firm’s infrastructure, application software, and data & analytics investment practices.

Rob has been named to the Forbes ‘Midas List’ multiple times, a recognition given to the world’s top tech investors.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer

Rishi Garg

Rishi focuses on consumer investments, after a career helping build many great consumer platforms. As Global VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter, Rishi executed its most active M&A program, including the acquisitions of Periscope, TellApart, Niche, Zipdial, and others, greatly expanding Twitter’s technology and product platform. As an early executive at Square, Rishi was the first Head of Corporate Development and earlier, served as Head of Strategic Partnerships, working across the company on a wide range of M&A and business development projects during the company’s hyper-growth phase. Earlier, Rishi co-founded FanSnap, a leading venture-backed live event ticket search company acquired by Nextag. He also served in impactful Business Development roles at Google and MTV Networks. Rishi has been a personal investor and advisor to several companies including Opendoor, Netsil/Nutanix.

Country:United States

Technology - Healthcare, Climate Change, BioTech, and Consumer Markets

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta focuses on investments in Human & Planetary Health, where his mission is to invest in science-based companies that could change history. Ranging from reinventing our food system to stopping climate change to novel therapeutics, Arvind was the first investor in breakout companies such as Geltor, Synthex, Prime Roots, NotCo, Prellis, New Culture, DNA Lite, Catalog, Prellis, and Memphis Meats. As Founder of IndieBio, Arvind redefined the pace and possibilities of early-stage biotech, investing in over 136 companies in five years, defining human and planetary health, and growing the IndieBio portfolio into billions of dollars in value.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise, leadership, hiring, and human capital

Tejas Maniar

Tejas Maniar partners with entrepreneurs to champion their pursuit of disruptive ideas. He invests in people who relentlessly seek out challenges, and opportunities to learn. Tejas serves as Operating Partner and also leads Mayfield’s talent function. Tejas is a proven operating executive. At Mayfield, he partners closely with companies on their strategies for leadership, hiring, and human capital. He serves as a board observer on SmartRecruiters, Skilljar, and Mammoth Biosciences.

Country:United States

Technology - Healthcare, Infrastructure Software and Human & Planetary Health

Ursheet Parikh

Ursheet Parikh’s investments in the enterprise sector include Versa Networks (Security and SD-WAN), Qwiet (Application Security), Rancher Labs (Cloud Computing platform acquired by SUSE), CloudGenix (SD-WAN platform acquired by Palo Alto Networks), and Netsil (Application Observability platform acquired by Nutanix). Ursheet’s investments in human & planetary health include Mammoth Biosciences (CRISPR), Mission Bio (Single Cell Sequencing, Oncology), Qventus (Healthcare AI), Endpoint Health (Precision Immunology), Mirvie (predict and prevent pregnancy complications for moms and babies), GraphWear (Continuous Non-invasive Glucose Monitoring), Chemix (AI-powered next gen EV battery technologies) and Foodsmart (reverse metabolic disease).

Countrt:United States

Technology - Enterprise Sector

Patrick Salyer

Patrick invests in the enterprise sector, focusing on middleware and API businesses. He believes people matter most, and his investment philosophy starts with building trusted relationships with founders. He helps entrepreneurs by coaching them on the CEO growth journey, company building, and go-to-market strategy. Patrick brings more than a decade of enterprise leadership experience to Mayfield. He is the former CEO of Mayfield portfolio company Gigya, a customer identity and access management leader, which was acquired by SAP. As a first-time CEO who built Gigya into a successful enterprise company, he brings a company-building playbook that can serve as a model for entrepreneurs.

Country:United States

Technology - Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise Software

Rajeev Batra

Rajeev Batra is an experienced investor and former enterprise software entrepreneur and executive. He focuses on investments in Cloud and SaaS and engages deeply with entrepreneurs in company building from the earliest stages. He was an Entrepreneur and Operator of living and breathing Enterprise Software before entering Venture Capital. At Mayfield, he has had a front-row seat to the trend of SaaS growing from systems of record to systems of engagement/action, by partnering with the founders of industry-leading companies such as Marketo, Outreach, ServiceMax, SmartRecruiters, Crunchbase, Skilljar, and WideOrbit.

Country:United States

Technology

Navin Chaddha

Navin leads Mayfield as Managing Director. Under his leadership, Mayfield has raised six U.S. funds and guided over 80 companies to positive outcomes. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors fifteen times, including being named in the Top Five in 2020, 2022, and 2023. Navin’s investments have created over $120 billion in equity value and over 40,000 jobs. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 60 companies, of which 18 have gone public and 27 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer Market

Tim Chang

Tim focuses on consumer investments. Tim’s venture capital experience includes leading investments at Norwest Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners. His operational experience includes working in product management and engineering across Asia for Gateway, Inc., and General Motors. Tim holds an MBA with honors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering/System Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Country:United States

Technology - AI and Enterprise

Joanne Chen

Joanne invests in early-stage AI-first B2B applications (“self-driving companies”) and data platforms that are the building blocks of the automated enterprise. She has shared her learnings as a featured speaker at conferences including CES, SXSW, WebSummit, and has spoken about the impact of AI on society in her TED talk “Confessions of an AI Investor.”

Country:United States

Technology

Angus Davis

Angus Davis has been an active entrepreneur, executive, and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. Angus then co-founded Tellme Networks, to bring the power of the internet to the phone. BusinessWeek named Angus one of the “Top Ten Entrepreneurs Under Age 30.” In 2009 he founded Upserve in Providence, Rhode Island, where as CEO he grew to become one of the largest cloud-based point-of-sale platforms for full-service restaurants in the U.S., with over 10,000 restaurant customers and a payments platform processing over $12 billion in annual volume. Forbes named Angus one of “America’s most promising CEOs” and the company was recognized as the “Best Place to Work” for six years running under his leadership.

Country:United States

Technology

Jonathan Ehrlich

Jonathan specializes in investing in early-stage companies. Other investments include Virtual Kitchen co, Apply Board, Flexport, Front, EquipmentShare, and TrueBill. He is also a founding partner at Roar Ventures.

Country:United States

Technology - AI, machine learning (ML), deep learning, Consumer, Software, Data, Security, Tech, and Infrastructure

Ashu Garg

Ashu works with startups across the enterprise stack. He is particularly excited about how machine learning and deep learning are reinventing existing software categories and creating new consumer experiences. And he has invested in AI-enabled business applications (such as marketing technology and HR technology), data platforms, data center infrastructure, security & privacy, as well as online video. Ashu is an early investor in one decacorn (Databricks) and six unicorns (Cohesity, Eightfold, Amperity, Turing, Anyscale, and Alation) … so far. He serves on the boards of Anvilogic, Arize, Coefficient, Cohesity, Conviva, Eightfold, Fortanix, Ikigai Labs, Levo, OpsMx, Stacklet, Skyflow, and Turing. In addition, Ashu was responsible for Foundation Capital’s investments in Aggregate Knowledge (acquired by Neustar), Custora (acquired by Amperity), FreeWheel (acquired by Comcast), TubeMogul (acquired by Adobe), and Tubi.tv (acquired by Fox).

Country:United States

Technology - Fintech

Rodolfo Gonzalez

Rodolfo is fascinated by financial disintermediation, peer-to-peer funding, and bringing transparency and simplicity to the consumer experience. As a kid, he wanted to be a professional soccer player or movie actor; but he grew into an adult with a passion for promoting economic growth and inclusion through innovation in financial services. When Rodolfo was 17, he co-founded his first startup, Mexplosion, to host the Mexican qualifiers for the World Cyber Games e-gaming competition in 2001. His second and more recent entrepreneurial venture was a crowdfunding platform for social enterprises called YouVest.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - fintech, crypto, insurtech, and proptech

Charles Moldow

Charles’ primary focus is on identifying technology trends and new user experiences that will change the financial services landscape. His thesis investing has him focused on fintech, insurtech, and proptech opportunities with a crypto overlay to everything he evaluates. Charles’ public portfolio includes early-stage investments that have led to notable IPOs with DOMA (IPO 2021), Rover (IPO 2021), LendingClub (IPO 2014), OnDeck (IPO 2014) and Everyday Health (2014). Notable trade sales include One Finance (Walmart JV), Finxera (PE), CoverWallet (AON), Refresh (LinkedIn), Powerset (MSFT), Xoopit (Yahoo!), CloudOn (Dropbox), Zoomer (Grubhub), Adwhirl (Google).

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech

Zach Noorani

Zach joined Foundation in 2014. He’s interested in all things fintech, more specifically helping drive fundamental product innovation in financial services markets across the globe.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Crypto, design, technology, and business

Steve Vassallo

Steve invests at the intersection of design, technology, and business: at the sweet spot where a product meets a real user need, is built atop a unique insight or technological breakthrough, and has the potential to be a massive business. He is drawn to founders with two predilections: First, having spent the initial five years of his career designing products at IDEO, Steve gravitates towards product-first founders, who understand how to build technology that delights and improves the lives of its users. Second, he is drawn to founders who want to solve consequential problems. Steve is excited by entrepreneurs who are trying to use technology as a lever to better the world and create something of deep and lasting impact. Steve invests across all of Foundation Capital’s practice areas and he co-leads the firm’s crypto practice.

Country:United States

Healthcare Investor - HealthTech, Technology, and Life Science

dave barrett

Dave is a partner in our Boston office and focuses on investments in healthcare and technology. He also serves as a managing partner of Polaris Funds VI – IX. Dave joined Polaris in 2000 after his first career as an operating executive and entrepreneur. He currently represents Polaris on the boards of Cohere HealthEgnyteNDVRNotarizeOM1SimonDataSonrai SecurityTauSight, and also works with ArmorbloxAkiliAllstacksLobPathAI, and Quartet Health.

Country:United States

Healthcare Investor - Life Sciences - Health Technology

Marissa Bertorelli

Marissa joined Polaris in 2019 and is a principal in the firm’s San Francisco office and is primarily focused on healthcare investments. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Amplifire and Blue Rabbit, and as a Board Observer to Auron TherapeuticsCohere HealthBeMe Health and Livara, and has also served on the board of Foresight Mental Health.

Country:United States

Healthcare - biotech, Health technology, and healthcare

Alexandra Cantley

Alexandra joined Polaris in 2019 and serves as a partner in the New York office. She is primarily focused on early-stage biotech and healthcare investments. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auron TherapeuticsBeMeHealthPodimetricsSunBird Bio, and TRex Bio, and as a Board Observer to Engine Bio.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Health Technology

Brian Chee

Brian is a managing partner in the San Francisco office and focuses on investments in healthcare companies. He joined Polaris as an associate in Boston, shortly after the firm was founded in 1996. Brian works with several Polaris portfolio companies including Ajax HealthAugust BioservicesNeumora TherapeuticsNomad Health, and Quartet Health, and serves as chair of Lola Development and US HealthVest.

Country:United States

Healthcare Investor - Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Sabrina Chiasson McLaughry

Sabrina joined Polaris Growth Fund in 2018 and is a principal on the team. Sabrina currently represents Polaris on the board of Avolve SoftwareB2GnowLCvista, and TransACT Communications, and has also served on the board of Emergency Reporting (ESO/Vista Equity Partners) and Iridium Technology (BigHand/LLCP). Prior to joining Polaris, Sabrina was a vice president in the private equity practice at Battery Ventures, a multi-stage technology-focused investment firm. While at Battery, Sabrina was responsible for originating and executing investment opportunities as well as assuming board of director responsibilities at portfolio companies.

Country:United States

Technology - Healthcare and Consumer Market

Jon Flint

Jon co-founded Polaris Partners with Steve Arnold and Terry McGuire in 1996.
In 2015, Jon and Terry formed Polaris Founders Capital (“PFC”) to invest primarily in high-growth consumer companies. Their PFC investments include Icelandic Provisions, which they co-founded and where Jon is co-chairman, Caledonia SpiritsEXOS, and Sir Kensignton’s, which was sold to Unilever one year after the investment.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Brendan Hannigan

Brendan has been affiliated with Polaris since 2001, working with multiple portfolio companies. After a successful sale and integration of Polaris-backed Q1 Labs to IBM, Brendan joined Polaris Partners in 2016 as an entrepreneur partner. Brendan served as Chairman of the Board of Polaris-backed Twistlock until its successful sale and exit to Palo Alto Networks in 2019. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Polaris-backed Sonrai Security and is a board member of Tausight, a Polaris healthcare IT portfolio company.

Country:United States

Technology - B2B software

Dan Lombard

Dan serves as a managing partner at PGF, where he leads investments in B2B software and technology-enabled service businesses across a number of verticals. Dan currently represents PGF on the boards of Avolve SoftwareB2GnowBaxter PlanningESOLCvista, and TransACT Communications, and has also served on the boards of Cityworks (Trimble), Dealer Spike (LeadVenture/True Wind Capital), Emergency Reporting (ESO/Vista Equity Partners), Iridium Technology (BigHand/LLCP), MGA Systems (Vertafore/Roper Technologies), and TRG (Pamlico Capital).

Country:United States

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Ellie Mcguire

Ellie is a partner in the Boston office and also manages the Polaris Innovation Fund. Ellie currently serves on the Boards of Muna Therapeutics, Montis Biosciences, Candesant Biomedical,  and Satellite Biosciences. In addition, she was the founding president of Volastra Therapeutics. She is an expert in residence for the Harvard Office of Technology Development.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology

Terry Mcguire

As a founding partner of Polaris Partners, Terry brings over 35 years of successful early-stage investing experience in medical and information technology companies. Prior to starting Polaris in 1996, Terry was a partner at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. investing in early-stage medical and information technology companies. Terry began his career in venture capital at Golder, Thoma, and Cressey in Chicago.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Tech

Amir Nashat

Amir is an executive partner in our Boston office and focuses on portfolio company executive roles as well as investing in healthcare companies.  He joined Polaris in 2002 and also serves as a managing partner of Polaris Funds VI – IX. Amir currently represents Polaris as a Director of AgBiomeCAMP4 TherapeuticsDewpoint TherapeuticsKojin TherapeuticsMorphic Therapeutic (NASDAQ: MORF), Primmune Therapeutics, and Scholar Rock (NASDAQ: SRRK).

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Technology Investor

Gary Swart

Gary is a partner investing in technology and healthcare companies out of our San Francisco office. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry,  Faro HealthQstreamForesight, and Livara, and he also works with WellthyNaked Poppy, and Novi. He previously served on the board of CliQr (Cisco) as well. Previously, Gary was the CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ; UPWK), the world’s largest online workplace. He guided the company to industry leadership through a merger with Elance while serving as a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Software and Healthcare

Bryce Youngren

Bryce is a managing partner of the Polaris Growth Fund based in our Boston office. He joined the firm in 2002 and focuses on investments in profitable software and technology-enabled services businesses.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - SaaS and fintech

Adina Tecklu

As a Principal at Khosla Ventures, Adina leads investments in SaaS and fintech businesses. She is especially interested in companies with disruptive business models and those that are building products for markets that have historically been overlooked. Adina has sourced and led the firm’s investments in Aven, CloudTrucks, Rain, and Limbic, among others. She also works closely at the board level with the firm’s investments in Homebase, Nomba, Ori, and Overture, among others.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Technology Investor - biotechnology, healthcare, data science, and AI/ML

Alex Morgan

Alex is a Partner at Khosla Ventures with a focus on biotechnology, healthcare, data science, and AI/ML. He works on new investments and sits on the boards of many KV portfolio companies.

Country:United States

Agriculture - Agric sustainability, food, manufacturing, supply chain, and education

Alice Brooks

Alice is a Principal at Khosla Ventures interested in sustainability, food and agriculture, manufacturing/supply chain, and education. She has worked with multiple startups in robotics, IoT, retail, consumer, and STEM education, and has run mechanical, electrical, and app development teams in the US and Asia. She has also established and managed manufacturing operations at factories in China and Taiwan.

Country:United States

Technology - mobile ecosystem, education technology, collaboration, fintech, data, and analytics, and other vertical-specific SaaS

Bryan Gartner

Bryan is a Partner at Khosla Ventures working on later-stage and growth-stage investments across the technology sector. As a growth-stage investor, his investments are primarily in the mobile ecosystem, education technology, collaboration, fintech, data, and analytics, and other vertical-specific SaaS and technology-enabled companies.

Country:United States

Technology - Tech, internet software, SaaS, and Enterprise Services

David Weiden

David is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on internet software and services. A number of his investments have led to significant exits, including Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), and Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST). David has also been recognized by Fortune and Forbes as one of the top technology investors.

Country:United States

Technology - consumer, fintech, tech, and application software

Ece Wyrick

Ece is a Principal at Khosla Ventures with a special interest in consumer, fintech, and application software businesses. Previously, she was an early- and growth-stage investor at Bain Capital Ventures. Prior to that, Ece worked at BlackRock, where she was a portfolio manager working on restructuring public equity portfolios for large institutional clients. She has also held positions at Papaya Payments, Google, and Morgan Stanley.

Country:United States

Technology - Tech and Consumer

Evan Moore

Country:United States

Technology - AI/ML, Biology, Medicine, Robotics, Healthcare, and Devices

Gwen Cheni

Gwen Cheni is the co-founder of a stealth startup. She was previously a Partner on the investment team at Khosla Ventures, and a Partner at IndieBio/SOSV covering bio and AI. Prior to IndieBio, Gwen was the founder and Managing Partner of Galapagos Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on the intersection of biology and AI/ML. She was an early investor in SyntheX, Intrinsic Medicine, and Huue. Prior to Galapagos Ventures, she was a Director at StudioX (a machine learning venture studio funded by Shell and Boston Consulting Group) and a Venture Partner at Fusion Fund (an early-stage fund focused on AI/ML, robotics, and devices). Gwen was on the Board of Advisors at Singularity University Ventures, an impact-focused accelerator, and helped launch their first batch of startups in the Nordics.

Country:United States

Technology - AI/ML and Biology

Hesam Motlagh

Hesam has transcended from Khosla Ventures to becoming the CEO & Co-founder of  Stealth AI Startup where he is trying to help translate basic science discoveries into products that improve society.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI/ML

Ian Kennedy

Ian is Chief of Staff to Khosla Ventures’ Founding Partner and Managing Director Samir Kaul. After graduating from college, Ian enlisted in the U.S. Army. He completed Special Forces training and then joined the 1st Special Forces Group. As a Green Beret, he trained and advised elite counterterrorism and counter-narcotics units in Iraq, Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines. While in the Army, Ian became fascinated with the possibilities of deep technology, particularly AI/ML and quantum computing, and learned to code through MOOCs on Udacity and Coursera.

Country:United States

Healthcare Investor - Life Science, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Health Technology

Jun Jeon

As a member of the investment team, Jun focuses on life sciences and healthcare investments. He continually pushes the needle towards a more equitable and healthier future by investing in and operating with founders. Jun has dedicated more than 10 years to bench and clinical research in areas such as immuno-oncology, microfluidics, iPSCs, rare diseases, and clinical trials. His research has generated numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been funded by many university awards as well as NIH research fellowships (IRTA and MRSP).

Country:United States

Technology - AI/ML, Deep Learning, Enterprise, and Robotics

Kanu Gulati

Kanu is a Partner at Khosla Ventures investing in enterprise applications and infrastructures that leverage ML, deep learning, NLP, and language models, as well as robotics and autonomous systems and hardware acceleration. She has led and helped manage KV’s investments in companies including PolyAI, Zordi, Mimica, Lexion, Zendar, NoMagic, WaveOne, Korbit, Analog Inference, and Rosebud.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AL/ML, deep tech, data infrastructure, and system software

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita is a Partner at Khosla Ventures. He is passionate about deep tech, data infrastructure, and system software. Prior to Khosla Ventures, Nikita co-founded SingleStore, a unicorn data and analytics company valued at over $1.3 billion. He served as a founding CTO and then CEO, successfully scaling the company to over 40 million in ARR and near profitability.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Peter Buckland

Peter is a Partner, Managing Director, and COO at Khosla Ventures, with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley advising founders, entrepreneurs, and technology companies. Peter works closely with the investment team and spearheads the firm’s fundraising efforts. He also manages the firm’s operations, including talent, finance, IR, and legal.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - renewables generation, storage, hydrogen, healthcare, industrial decarbonization, plastics, food-tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing

Rajesh Swaminathan

A Partner at Khosla Ventures, Rajesh has two decades of experience assisting and investing in deep tech startups. He manages many of the firm’s investments across renewables generation, storage, hydrogen, industrial decarbonization, plastics, food tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing.

Country:United States

Technology - health, sustainability, healthcare, health tech, food, and advanced technology

Samir Kaul

Samir is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where his interests lie in health, sustainability, food, and advanced technology. He led the firm’s investments in multiple companies that have had successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions including Vicarious Surgical, View, Guardant Health, Granular, SLD, NanoH2O, Nutanix, Oscar, Quantumscape, Iora Health, and Raxium (Google). In addition, he has led investments in Impossible Foods, Mojo Vision, Primer, OpenStore, Connie Health, Statespace, Varda Space Industries, Rightway Health, Mirvie, and Ultima Genomics, among others.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI/ML and Emerging Technologies/ Tech

Sandhya Venkatachalam

As an Investor, Sandhya is passionate about helping founders transform industries through the use of AI/ML and other emerging technologies. Previously, Sandhya was the founder and managing partner of Deep Ventures, a seed investment firm geared towards entrepreneurs tackling hard and unsolved challenges using AI/ML.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Sven Strohband

Sven is a Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he led the firm’s early investments in Berkshire Grey, GitLab, Hermeus, and Rocket Lab, among others. An engineer at heart, Sven is passionate about technologies that forge new industries and accelerate novel user experiences.

Country:United States

Technology - Life Sciences, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Vinod Khosla

Vinod is an entrepreneur, investor, and technologist. He founded Khosla Ventures, a firm focused on assisting entrepreneurs in building impactful technology-based disruptive companies. Vinod grew up dreaming of being an entrepreneur, despite being from an Indian army household with no business or technology connections. Since the age of 16, when he first heard about the founding of Intel, he dreamt of starting his own technology company.

Country:United States

Healthcare - Life Sciences, HealthTech, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Technology

Chris Bischoff

I found my calling in investing in early-stage companies as it offers the challenge and reward of partnering with talented founders to build new and better businesses faster. As an investor, I have focused on addressing material, everyday needs with innovative data-driven products and services. I am motivated by tackling challenges that matter, and by leveraging technology to create positive, enduring change. Not surprisingly this approach led me to spend time in healthcare, where every interaction involves important choices, costs, and outcomes, and the system needs to become more sustainable – affordable, accessible, equitable, empathetic, and effective. It also led me to initially partner with and then join General Catalyst.

Country:United Kingdom

Technology Investor - Enterprise, business software, e-commerce, cloud-based computing, AI, and SaaS

Larry Bohn

My investment focus today includes new and existing businesses in cloud-based computing, AI, and SaaS business models, especially with a focus on commerce and analytic applications. I love building strong companies around great software and helping entrepreneurs scale up their impact, withstand adversity, and achieve something historic. I had the opportunity to build three leading business software companies before joining General Catalyst, taking two of them through their IPOs as CEO.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Crypto

Niko Bonatsos

I began my career as an investor looking for very early-stage consumer products and services that most people might perceive as crazy, funny, or even controversial; those strong reactions tell me there is a founder creating something disruptive. But I’m always looking for areas to learn about and am now equally as interested in investing in young companies working with emerging technologies and those that are applying consumer-grade experiences to business-focused services.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Enterprise

Quentin Clark

As an investor, I am looking for next-generation products that augment people’s ability to excel at their everyday work. Every business is running on an evolving set of platforms and applications that could do so much more to unleash creativity and collaboration. I’m also excited about making the tech world a richer source of solutions for healthier workplace cultures, such as by increasing diversity, equality, and inclusion. All these fields need more than a better app – we have to bring something big to make a difference.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise

Mark Crane

The best investors are endlessly curious; they not only want to learn from previous experiences, but they also want to discover entirely new ways to support the success of a team and company. The drive to help identify and collaborate with impactful founders across the technology ecosystem is what ultimately led me to General Catalyst. I am most excited about working with the team to help unlock the knowledge and expertise across the General Catalyst network.

Country:United Kingdom

Technology Investor - FinTech, Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, and Crypto

Joel Cutler

As a founder, mentor, and venture capital investor, I support young entrepreneurs for their entire start-up journey. I love big ideas and being able to establish leaders in a new field that isn’t already saturated with a flock of similar companies. If you’re going into a market or a region where others got there first, you can’t be just a little better. To be a leader, you have to be at least ten times better. Better yet is charting new territory. Then you get to define a space, make something out of nothing and define leadership.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - consumer internet, Software, FinTech, SaaS, and Crypto

Kyle Doherty

In the technology industry, every day holds the promise of working with intelligent people that challenge themselves and those around them to think even bigger than we thought possible. Ambition can never be underestimated. At General Catalyst, I look forward to partnering with founders and senior leaders who are both intellectually curious and highly motivated to tackle large, greenfield opportunities in the internet, software, and beyond.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Enterprise, Consumer, FinTech, healthcare, digital health, AI, and data analytics

David Fialkow

As a venture capitalist and an academy award-winning documentary filmmaker/producer, I love working with creative people and helping them have a real impact. Before Joel Cutler and I co-founded General Catalyst, we built and sold four companies, including National Leisure Group; Alliance Development Group Retail Growth ATM Systems, and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH). My focus areas include financial services, digital health, AI, and data analytics.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Enterprise, Consumer, Software, and innovative B2B companies

Dr. Steve Herrod

Steve is a Partner at Juxtapose on the Concept Development team, with a focused passion to build innovative B2B companies. Steve also works closely with the firm’s leaders across the business, including hands-on support for the portfolio and its CEOs. Prior to Juxtapose, Steve was a managing director at General Catalyst, where he invested and served on the board of numerous B2B companies, including Corelight, Datto, Illumio, Menlo Security, Securiti.ai, and SignalFX. Prior to General Catalyst, Steve was CTO and Sr. VP of R&D at VMware.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise, Education, and ed-tech

Zak Kukoff

My first exposure to entrepreneurship was in high school, where I launched an ed-tech startup that I later took to Techstars Boulder. That experience taught me a few important lessons: failure teaches as much as success, the founder’s journey can be lonely, and good investors provide a lot more than money. After graduation, I moved to Silicon Valley to work in operations for a high-growth logistics company. This was the opposite of loneliness – the company added 500 employees during my year there. I made the transition to venture shortly after to support founders at the earliest stages of realizing their visions. I came to General Catalyst for the opportunity to partner with founders at the early stages of company building.

Country:United States

Technology - Healthcare, Digital Health, Enterprise, and Life sciences

Paul Kwan

At General Catalyst, I’m passionate about mission-driven software-driven companies that are category-defining in their own unique way.  Whether it’s redefining the defense industry like Anduril or enabling a whole new market for connected operations like Samsara or creating a modern way to drive employee recognition and behavior like AwardCo.  We are still in the very early innings of technology transformation for so many industries and there is incredible opportunity ahead.  What will be critical is to drive that transformation with an intentional focus on responsible innovation; accountability, inclusivity, sustainability, respect, diversity, and the promotion of a healthy society. On the personal side, my wife and I are supporters of healthcare research, particularly for understanding and treating neuropsychiatric diseases. And I serve on the board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Country:United States

Healthcare - digital health, Technology, Tech, and healthtech

Holly Maloney

I began my career as an investor at Guidepost Growth Equity (FKA: North Bridge Growth Equity) several years ago. I worked hard to build a foundation for what I hoped to be a long-term career: sourcing and executing investments in software-based companies; and cultivating trusted relationships with entrepreneurs and industry executives. While I was trained as a growth stage investor, I now invest across all stages in healthcare. I love to bring learnings from more mature businesses to companies seeking or in the early stages of product market fit and to inform growth-stage businesses of the innovation occurring in the startup ecosystems that are relevant to them. Given I have always been drawn toward industries with complexity and in the early innings of digital transformation, it may be no surprise that I now spend all of my time in healthcare.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise, Software, SaaS, and E-Commerce

Trevor Oelschig

My investment thesis is simple: look for opportunities in individuals. Specifically, I’m most interested in people who live — and have an intrinsic understanding of — the business they’re building. They’re not shy about it either. Their aim is to build companies that have the potential to move markets. I invest in software companies, especially those built by founders who are user-focused. My interests span products that bring operational improvements to businesses, big and small, as well as the underlying picks & shovels that help developers build great software and keep systems up and running.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer, software, SaaS, application, information analytics, security, and Enterprise

David Orfao

I have spent my entire career working with great founders. Early on, my focus was scaling revenue for early-stage software companies. As those companies grew and went public, I rose with them to lead sales for the entire company. It was a great run, including technology leaders such as Lotus Development, Ashton-Tate, Frame Technology, Claris, and SQA. I work best with great product founders who are looking for a trustworthy partner to help them scale up revenue, become strong operators, and build a high-growth company in the software, SaaS, application, information analytics, or security space.

Country:United States

Technology and Healthcare Investor

Brian Ru

Brian used to be a Principal at General Catalyst.

Country:United States

Technology - FinTech, Healthcare, Consumer, Health, Assurance, Enterprise, HealthTech, and AI

Hemant Taneja

I am an investor, founder, and author. I am also the CEO of General Catalyst. I am an early investor in market-leading companies like Stripe, Livongo (acquired by Teladoc in an $18.5B merger, the largest in digital health history to date), Samsara (NYSE: IOT), Snap (NYSE: SNAP), Fundbox, Grammarly, Gusto, Applied Intuition, and Anduril.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech, Healthcare, HealthTech, and Consumer

Alex Tran

At General Catalyst, I am excited to meet teams solving problems in big markets no matter where in the world they are located. I work closely with Monzo in the UK and CRED in India, for example. I am especially excited about the potential for technology to influence the development of sectors like commerce, financial services, and healthcare. If you’re a founder with a great idea, I’d love to get on a plane to come meet you.

Country:United States

Technology - Education

Paul Sagan

As a senior advisor, Paul leverages his broad leadership capabilities, investment experience, and skills as an operator to advise and support CEOs and founding teams at every stage, from seed to growth to the Fortune 500. Paul has worked with GC portfolio companies for many years both as a Managing Director and, earlier, as part of the XIR program, where he served as Non-Executive Chairman of Datto (acquired by Vista Equity Partners); Non-Executive Chairman of L2 (acquired by Gartner); and a director of Anaconda (acquired by Morningside). Today he is a director of airSlateCasanaSection, and Zorus, four current portfolio companies.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Fintech

Adam Valkin

I am a multi-stage investor, but spend most of my time focused on early-stage investments in consumer and fintech companies. My best results have come from working with product-oriented founders that have a genuine sense of purpose for their work and a desire to make a mark on the world. At General Catalyst, I have been involved with a number of scaled companies including Rapyd, Melio Payments, Ro Health, Monzo, Blank Street, ClassPass (acquired by Mindbody), Deliveroo (LON:ROO), Shift Technology, Vroom (NASDAQ:VRM), Kavak, Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO), Spinny, Array, and Rebag. If you think our interests overlap, please get in touch.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, Enterprise, and Fintech

Johnson Yang

I started my career at Insight Partners as the firm’s first undergraduate hire on the Onsite Strategy and Analytics team. In my dual role, I both evaluated investment opportunities and provided operational support to disruptive software and internet businesses, developing a multifaceted view of what “good” looks like, as well as the levers to pull and metrics to monitor for guiding efficient growth. In an admittedly nerdy way, I learned to admire the beauty of recurring revenue / high repeat business models. At General Catalyst, I am thrilled to learn directly from a diverse and deep bench of both brilliant founders and seasoned investors behind some of the most exciting new brands.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Tim Dibble

Tim has been at Alta or its predecessor firms since 1989 having joined the firm from the Bank of Boston. His undergraduate liberal arts training at Wesleyan University prepared him well for the long-winded answers required of typical private equity professionals. In his nearly thirty years in the business, Tim has found numerous ways to lose money but only one way to make money, and that is to back strong management teams at reasonable prices. Tim currently serves on the board of AEP portfolio companies Reach Analytics, Robinson Aviation, and Emergency Vehicle Holdings LLC.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - communications, media, information, and business services

Phil Thompson

Phil has been part of the Alta team since 1996 when he joined Alta Communications. During this time he has led numerous investments within the communications, media, information, and business services industries.

Phil currently serves on the board of AEP portfolio company Subcontracting Concepts Inc. (SCI), and he continues to manage Alta Communications’ investments in 1105 Media, Construction Data Corporation, Healthy Advice Networks (formerly On Target Media), HMP Communications and Structural Graphics.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech

Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed has been with the Alta team since 2006. During this time, she has been involved with a diverse group of companies and enjoys working closely with management teams.  Prior to Alta, Jessica worked for three years in investment banking at Harris Williams & Co. completing sell-side advisory engagements for a number of small, privately-held middle market companies in the industrial, consumer products, telecommunications, and business services sectors.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech and Financial Services

Chris Dias

Prior to joining the Alta team in 2009. Chris worked in the Leveraged Finance group at NewStar Financial where he focused on executing financing solutions to support middle-market leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and recapitalizations across a range of industries.

Country:United States

Technology - Bio & Data

Sara Choi

As a Wing partner, Sara brings her first-hand experience as the founder and COO of Airfox to her partnerships, investing in very early-stage companies—half of her 12 investments are in stealth mode—at the exciting intersection of bio and data. Before founding Airfox, which was acquired by ViaVarejo, Sara was head of product at Ciao Telecom, where she co-founded a new wireless carrier.

Country:United States

Technology - SaaS, AI, Media, Web3, and Telecommunications

Zach DeWitt

Zach is a partner at Wing, bringing firsthand founder experience to the startups he works with—most of which are product-led growth (PLG) SaaS, AI-powered applications, and Web3.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI and Software Tech

Jake Flomenberg

Jake brings firsthand product and engineering experience to his work with companies at all layers of the AI-first tech stack as well as technologist-oriented PLG companies.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Gaurav Garg

Gaurav Garg is a founding partner of Wing.  He has founded five companies, including two that achieved public listings: Redback Networks (founded 1996, IPO 1999), and Ruckus Wireless (founded 2002, IPO 2012). He was an early-stage investor and served on the boards of several successful companies such as MobileIron (founded 2007, IPO 2014) and Shape Security (founded 2012, acquired 2020 for $1B), and Netscaler (acquired 2005). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored early-stage investments in Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).

Country:United States

Technology  Investor - AI and Software Tech

Peter Wagner

Peter Wagner is a founding partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early-stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPOs or successful acquisitions. These companies include Snowflake, Aporeto, BlueJeans Network, Cumulus Networks, Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Redback Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, Infinera, Peribit, Topspin, Omneon, and Opower, to name a few. Peter partners with founders building the AI-first technology stack for business, focusing on early-stage investing and long-term company building.

Country:United States

Technology - Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, Infrastructure, and Tech

Medha Agarwal

When I started Roomidex, I learned firsthand that being a founder is one of the hardest jobs in the world. And it can be really lonely. The most important thing you can do is to find people you trust and can call on for anything big or small—and I like to be that for my founders. I have a ton of respect for all founders, especially those with enough endurance and foresight for the entire marathon, with all of its ups and downs.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Alex Bard

I view myself as an extension of the team. I hope to be the first call that founders make when they are facing a challenge because they trust that no matter what, we will work together to get the right outcome. It is also nice to get the first call when celebrating big milestones.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Blockchain, Infrastructure. Software, and Tech

Urvashi Barooah

My role is to do whatever it takes to help our founders be successful. It could mean being a sounding board for ideas, making introductions, and above all, being there for them through thick and thin.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Erica Brescia

I love the constant evolution of how we build and run software. It’s dynamic and we’re always pursuing better, simpler, and faster ways to enable more people to build. The increase in developers around the world is staggering and will unlock so much global potential, especially in developing countries. The future is very bright.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Patrick Chase

I wanted to be a part of this team and culture. Everyone works extremely hard but doesn’t forget to have fun and be nice while doing it. We always work together to find the best course of action. From my time playing college tennis, I knew I wanted to work in a place where everyone puts the good of the team before themselves, and we definitely do that here.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Meera Clark

I view myself as an extension of the team. I will always be there to support portfolio founders and their teams as they reach seminal inflection points – be it closing a big hire, signing a game-changing contract, or achieving a new revenue milestone. Whether it’s on the sidelines as their biggest cheerleader or on the field stretching to fill any near-term team needs, there are few things more fulfilling for me than being a part of a win for people I care about and believe in so deeply.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Satish Dharamaraj

A lot of times when you’re running a company it feels like whether it succeeds or fails is on you and you alone. I don’t want you to feel that. We are with you on this journey. I want to be a partner that you can lean on like a co-founder. I would like to help you with your strategic decisions but not ever be in the tactical weeds of running your company.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Consumer, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Annie Kadavy

I wanted to spend all of my time with entrepreneurs who are building our collective future and get to play a small supporting role in that. I joined Redpoint specifically because I wanted to be part of a team day-to-day who brings diverse perspectives but is values-aligned.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Technology, Consumer, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Jordan Segall

Founders succeed. When I am able to play even a small part in helping them achieve their vision, I am reminded of why I love this job so much.

Country:United States

Technology - Blockchain, Consumer, Application, Life Sciences - Technology- Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Tomasz Tunguz

Tomasz is a managing director at Redpoint. He is an active blogger at tomtunguz.com and is co-author of Winning with Data which explores the cultural changes big data brings to business, and shows you how to adapt your organization to leverage data to maximum effect.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , FinTech, Infrastructure, Tech, Data

Logan Bartlett

A unified team striving to be the best partners to the most iconic companies in the technology industry.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer, Application, Infrastructure, Tech, and Data

Tom Dyal

I built my career in technology but had the investing bug since I was an early teen. Venture was the perfect blend of the two for me.

The most satisfying part of my career at Redpoint has been helping lead the Omega early-growth investing efforts from an initial idea to a successful, thriving, integrated practice within Redpoint.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , and Fintech

Jacob Effron

It’s incredibly inspiring and energizing to partner with enormously talented people who are relentless in their pursuit of bold, transformative visions.

So many talented entrepreneurs are now innovating in heavily regulated industries like healthcare and financial services.  As companies build on each other’s success in these sectors, I’m excited to see a new ecosystem emerge that modernizes these industries and significantly improves the lives of the people they touch.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Application, Fintech

Elliot Geidt

I love deconstructing complex business models and seeing value where others do not.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, SaaS, and Consumer

Adele Ali

Being a founder can often be a hard and lonely journey; I like to be an advocate for our founders and listen to and support them in any way I can.

Venture investing takes what is fundamental today and applies a teamwork approach to advancing ambitious ideas.

I’m really excited about the customer success stack. We all are consumers of goods, games, services, and entertainment― I think vertically oriented SaaS businesses will enable companies to make better data-driven decisions.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech

Emily Man

I view my job as an investor as being an extension of their team, ready to roll up my sleeves and help get things done. Someone once told me that being a VC is a little like being a lawyer, accountant, recruiter, salesperson, and friend all rolled up into one.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Scott Raney

I have worked at multiple startups and I know how difficult it is to build a company. These experiences helped me develop a sense of empathy and humility I try to bring to every interaction I have with entrepreneurs.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Sai Senthilkumar

An interesting market has intense competition and several components in its value chain. Companies are constantly trying to outdo each other, which creates a better experience for the end user. Integrating different parts in the value chain could result in disruption and redefining the market itself.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Blockchain and Crypto

Jason Warner

I want to work with the best founders doing things that won’t be obvious for another decade.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech , Infrastructure, Consumer, Tech, and Technology

Jeff Brody

Jeff was a co-founder of Redpoint in 1999 and has been fortunate to invest with many dedicated entrepreneurs to help them build successful businesses in a broad range of industries.

His investments include BitGo, Concur, Danger, Fraud Sciences, GetThere, HomeAway, Kodiak Networks, Lifesize, Loopnet, NextCard, and PSI Quantum.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Software, Application, SaaS, Infrastructure, Consumer, and Tech

Tom Dayl

Seeing the pride and excitement the founding teams have when their creations turn into thriving companies.

To be a true partner to them, transparent, honest, and thoughtful. I’m always thinking about how we can be even better.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Application, Software, SaaS, Consumer, and Tech

Tim Haley

Tim Haley is a founding member of Redpoint. He has led investments in Netflix (NFLX), Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo), Responsys (MKTG: acquired by Oracle), Topspin Media (acquired by Beats Music), Homestead Technologies (acquired by Intuit), and many others. Tim currently serves on the boards of Netflix (NFLX), 2U (TWOU), Zuora (ZUO), and ThredUp (TDUP).

Country:United States

Technology and Healthcare Investor - biotechnology, communications, e-commerce, infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, software, and wireless

Brad Jones

Brad co-founded Redpoint in 1999 and has managed successful investments in biotechnology, communications, e-commerce, infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, software, and wireless. Brad has served on the board of ten public companies and is currently a board member of Stamps.com and a number of private companies.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Marketplace, Consumer, FinTech, and SaaS

Chris Moore

Chris invests in entrepreneurs building mobile-first companies, monetization platforms, and marketplaces. He currently serves on the board of Button. Notable past investments include Auditude (acquired by Adobe), BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Clara (acquired by SoFi), Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe), Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Refresh (acquired by LinkedIn), Tenor (acquired by Google).

Country:United States

Technology Investor - consumer market, business applications, enterprise software, Sports, and SaaS

John Walecka

John loves product innovation and design. He co-founded Redpoint in 1999 and continues to work with companies exploring new consumer and business applications of enterprise software. He has been involved with a host of category-leading companies including Agile Networks, Avnera, Documentum, Fortinet, Lastline, Lightera, Moogsoft, Snowflake Computing, Sybase, Synernetics, Wellfleet Communications, and Xylan, among others.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Sports, Tech, Infrastructure, Consumer, SaaS, and Consumer

Geoff Yang

Geoff Yang co-founded Redpoint Ventures in 1999 having previously been a General Partner with IVP since 1987. Since then he has backed companies from their founding including Arista, Ask.com, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry Networks, Excite, Juniper Networks, Machinima, MySpace, and TiVo. He currently serves on the boards of Redpoint portfolio companies Scribd, TasteMade, and Rock the Bells (where he is founder and Chairman); as well as Apeiron.Life (where is founder and CEO), Esquel Group, Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Funds), Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation, and Warner Bros. Discovery.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - FinTech and General Tech

Kyndra Adair

Kyndra Adair is a Vice President and Funds Counsel at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Kyndra was a Vice President, Legal & Compliance at BlackRock, Inc. where she advised on a broad range of global private funds, including private credit funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, and other opportunistic private funds. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the Private Funds group. Kyndra started her legal career as a Business Law Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she focused on private equity M&A and growth equity transactions and structuring.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Climate and Energy

Eli Aheto

Eli Aheto is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Aheto led investments in renewable energy, mobility, and agricultural technology at Virgo Investment Group. Aheto began his career at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic before joining Anchorage Capital Group to lead the firm’s energy investments.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer Market, Software, e-commerce, and SaaS

Melis Kahya Akar

Melis Kahya Akar is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Consumer investments across EMEA, in addition to focusing on investments in Turkey. Before joining General Atlantic in New York in 2015, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the Retail and Consumer sectors. Previously, she was an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she concentrated on the consumer and retail sectors.

Country:England

Technology Investor

Mary Armstrong

Mary Armstrong is the Global Head of Marketing & Communications at General Atlantic. She serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and helps direct the firm’s philanthropy and partnerships as a board member of the General Atlantic Foundation. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Mary was the Director of Communications, Americas at Warburg Pincus, where she also served on the ESG Committee. Before that, she was a Director at Brunswick Group, a global communications advisory firm specializing in business critical issues, where she worked in the New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco offices. Mary is currently a participant in the Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Leaders Program and was previously a David Rockefeller Fellow through the Partnership for New York City.
 

Country:United States

Technology Investor - consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, e-commerce, mobile, and data services

Rick Heitzmann

Rick Heitzmann, a Founder, and Partner of FirstMark, focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile, and data services. Rick has led investments in market leaders in commerce (StubHub, acquired by eBay), gaming (Riot Games, acquired by Tencent), data services (First Advantage, NASDAQ: FADV; acquired by First American), advertising technology (Tapad, acquired by Telenor), media (Pinterest, NYSE: PINS), sports (DraftKings, NASDAQ: DKNG) and more.  

Country:United States

Technology Investor - cloud and Internet, SaaS applications, e-commerce, and infrastructure

Amish Jani

Amish Jani is a Founder and Partner of FirstMark and has been an active venture capitalist for over 20 years. He invests broadly across the cloud and Internet landscape, including SaaS applications, e-commerce, infrastructure, and more. Amish has been recognized by CB Insights and the New York Times as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist globally. In 2022, he was recognized by Business Insider in The Seed 100 (best early-stage investors) and named one of the 50 Most Important VCs in New York. Amish has invested in industry-defining companies that include Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Frame.io (acquired by Adobe)PendoTracelinkGuruBluecoreInVision, IMImobile (LSE: IMO, acquired by Cisco), Schoology (acquired by PowerSchool), Boomi (acquired by Dell), Aveksa (acquired by EMC), and many more.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - data, machine learning, enterprise, and AI

Matt Turck

Matt Turck is a Partner at FirstMark, where he focuses primarily on early-stage enterprise investing in the US and Europe. Matt is particularly active in the data, machine learning, and AI space.  Since 2011, he has been organizing Data Driven NYC, the largest data/AI community in the US.  Since 2012, he has been publishing an annual landscape of the data/AI industry, the MAD report.

Country:United States

Technology - e-commerce, consumer tech, and mobile startups

Beth Ferreira

Beth Ferreira, a Partner of FirstMark, invests in a broad range of consumer companies, including next-generation commerce, consumer tech, and mobile startups. Prior to FirstMark, Beth was the Managing Partner of WME Ventures, the venture capital arm of WME IMG, and led investments in Glossier, Daily Harvest, and Masterclass.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Fintech, Vertical Software, enterprise, SaaS, e-commerce, and marketplaces

Adam Nelson

Adam is a Partner at FirstMark, where he focuses on investments in Fintech and Vertical Software. Previously, Adam spent nearly a decade in Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage companies as a Venture Partner at South Park Commons and a Partner at Social Capital.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Media, Tech, and Telecommunications

Will Bitsky

Will is an Investor at FirstMark where he focuses on evaluating new investments and supporting portfolio companies across the technology space. Prior to joining FirstMark, he advised on M&A and IPOs in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at Goldman Sachs.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - B2B software, FinTech, and Retail

Stephanie Weiner

Prior to joining FirstMark, Stephanie served as Chief of Staff at Merlin, a FirstMark-backed company. Previously, she was an investor at Bain Capital Ventures in NYC where she focused on B2B software, FinTech, and retail.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Dez Fleming

Dez is an Investor at Firstmark where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating new investments, as well as supporting FirstMark’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining FirstMark, Dez was the Commercial Strategy Manager at NYC-based startup Cadre, a tech-enabled real estate investment platform. Dez began his career at Deloitte in their M&A strategy practice where he focused on commercial and operational due diligence for Fortune 500 companies, across various industries.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, FinTech, InsureTech, Enterprise, Software, Hardware, SaaS, and Deep Tech

Buddy Arnheim

Buddy joined August Capital in 2021. Buddy Arnheim is a founding partner at Lobby Capital. Over the past 25 years, Buddy has been building, funding, and advising early-stage technology companies. Prior to Lobby Capital, Buddy founded and ran the Perkins Coie’s Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice, managed Orthogonal Ventures, an early-stage investment fund, and co-managed an opportunity venture investment fund, Hut8 Ventures. Buddy has backed a panoply of software companies over the last two decades, ranging from consumer-facing services like OpenTable, TicketsNow, Trulia, and Mystery Science, to fintech/insuretech platforms like Hippo Insurance and Lively HSA, to enterprise solutions like Cloudera and Box, to hardware and deep tech businesses like Skydio, R-Zero Systems, Level Home and SpinLaunch.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - e-commerce, software, FinTech, Tech, SaaS, and financial technology

Eric Carlborg

Eric joined August Capital in 2010. Eric has broad investing, transactional, and operating experience in private and public growth companies.  Before joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors, investing in e-commerce, software, and financial technology and service companies. Eric’s transactional experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co, including Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Eric also served as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital.  Eric’s operating experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies including Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation during the company’s initial public offering, Authorize.Net (acquired by Go2Net), and Provide Commerce (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive).

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Country:United States

Technology Investor

Howard Hartenbaum

Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was the founding investor in Skype and a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Enterprise Software, Consumer Services, FinTech, digital media, and SaaS

David Hornik

For the last 20 years, David has worked closely with technology companies to help them grow and prosper. David joined August Capital in 2000 to invest in a broad range of software companies. Since that time, he has invested in dozens of companies across the software spectrum, including a number of enterprise software and SaaS (e.g, Splunk, Fastly, GitLab), consumer services (e.g., Evite, Ebates, Drop), and financial technology companies (e.g., WePay, Bill.com, PayNearMe).

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Tech

David Marquardt

Dave co-founded August Capital in 1995. Dave’s commitment to entrepreneurs and their market vision is reflected by his long-standing board relationships. He has served on more than 40 boards of directors over his long venture capital career commencing in 1979. Dave has been involved in every phase of the entrepreneurial process from seed investments to classic venture financings, mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, and restructurings & privatizations. Before founding August Capital, Dave co-founded Technology Venture Investors (TVI) in 1980 where he was involved in four highly successful funds that invested in over 100 start-up and emerging growth companies. Among these early investments was Microsoft, where TVI was the sole investor. Dave served on the Microsoft board of directors from 1981 until 2014.

Country:United States

Technology - IT infrastructure, data center techn, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software

Vivek Mehra

Vivek joined August Capital in 2003. He invests broadly in IT infrastructure and areas of interest include data center technologies, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software. Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks in 1996. As CTO & VP of Product Development, Vivek built the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2B. At Sun, Vivek served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Cobalt Business Unit and a member of Sun’s Technical Architecture Council.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, software, Small Business, climate, clean energy, and SaaS

Selina Tobaccowala

Selina Tobaccowala is one of the Bay Area’s leading innovators and technology executives. She most recently served as the Chief Digital Officer at Openfit, which acquired her startup Gixo where Selina was the co-founder & CEO. Prior to Gixo, Selina served as the President & CTO at Survey Monkey from 2009 to 2016. Under Selina’s leadership, Survey Monkey became the world’s dominant online sentiment management company with 16 million surveys processed per day.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Consumer, e-commerce, Marketplaces, Next-Gen Commerce, and EdTech

Kevin Johnson

Kevin is a serial CEO and independent board member with over 30 years of experience starting, growing, and transforming businesses in the US and abroad. Most recently, Kevin served as CEO of Udemy (NASDAQ: UDMY), the leading global marketplace for learning and instruction. Prior to Udemy, Kevin grew Ebates (now rakuten.com) from a pioneering start-up in the cashback shopping space to the dominant player globally.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI, Consumer, SaaS, and Software

Candice Faktor

Candice has spent her entire career in tech and innovation – as a founder, executive, corporate innovator, and investor. She served as the Global GM and Head of Business at Wattpad, one of the world’s largest content platforms (acquired by Naver), and recently launched a new company Disco.co, a platform for knowledge creators and orgs to build live learning empires. A prolific investor, Candice managed Faktory Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on software and artificial intelligence. She also built a corporate venture arm for Torstar, one of Canada’s largest media companies.

Country:United States

Technology - Enterprise, Applications, Consumer, and FinTech

James Everingham

Throughout his four-decade career as a manager, entrepreneur, and developer, James has established a well-earned reputation as a thought leader and mentor, leading world-class engineering teams to build transformative technologies. James is currently reinventing financial services as Co-founder and SVP of Engineering at Lightspark, a company created to explore, build and extend the utility of Bitcoin.

Country:United States

Life Sciences Investor - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, and BioTech

Kevin Kinsella

Kevin Kinsella is the founder of Avalon Ventures. He has specialized in the formation, financing, and development of more than 125 early-stage companies, including Athena Neurosciences Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ONXX]; Sequana, Vertex Pharmaceuticals [VRTX], Synaptics [SYNA], Vocera Communications [VCRA], Amira Pharmaceuticals (acquired by BMS), AnaptysBio, JNANA, and Eikonizo. Mr. Kinsella was the founding chairman of Athena Neurosciences, Aurora Biosciences, Landmark Graphics, NeoRx, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Synaptics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, X-Ceptor, and Sequana Therapeutics.

Country:United States

Life Sciences - Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, BioTech, and Technology

Steve Tomlin

Steve Tomlin has been an entrepreneur, senior executive, and investor in the wireless technology, biotechnology, and Internet industries for over 20 years. He joined Avalon in 2001 and concentrates on wireless, IT, media technology, and software investments. Mr. Tomlin is a Director of MOGL.com, StackIQ, Inc, Proximal Data, Inc., and Uwanna, Inc.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - consumer, e-commerce, cloud, software, SaaS, applications, infrastructure, IoT, gaming, and digital media

Paul Ferris

Paul Ferris is a founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners. He has over 25 years of experience working with high-growth disruptive technology companies, with the past 23+ years investing directly in consumer, digitally native vertical e-commerce, cloud-enabling applications and infrastructure, IoT, gaming, and digital media-related companies for Azure.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - consumer, software, infrastructure, and SaaS

Mike Kwatinetz

Mike Kwatinetz is a founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners where he specializes in consumer companies, software, and related infrastructure technologies. His current board memberships are Chairish, Education.com, Medsphere, Open Road, and Silkroad and he led Azure’s investment in FilterEasy, GotIt, Maker Media, Coffee Meets Bagel, Luma, Sprinklr, and Tripping. He also served on the boards of Bill Me Later (acquired by eBay), BlogHer (acquired by SheKnows), Cooking.com (acquired by Target), Julep (acquired by Warburg Pincus), Rooftop Media (acquired by Amazon.com), TripIt (acquired by Concur), TopTier (acquired by SAP), Wildseed (acquired by AOL), Prospect Park, and Woodbury Computer Associates (acquired by JWP).  Other representative investments include VMware (acquired by EMC).  Mike’s blog, SoundBytes II, is a continuation of his widely read technology investment strategy newsletter.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - cloud infrastructure, communications tech, data center, enterprise software, and AI/ML

Paul Weinstein

Paul Weinstein is a founding General Partner of Azure with over 28 years of investment experience across numerous sectors of technology. Paul’s primary investment focus is on cloud infrastructure & software, communications technology, data center, enterprise software, and AI/ML solutions.  Current board and advisory responsibilities include Convercent, Decision Next, GenXComm, NetFortris, K2 Software, ScreenMeet, Selector, Unitas Global, and Virtana; other active investments include Ginkgo Bioworks, IrisVR, Magic Cube.  Prior investment responsibilities included; Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), NeoNova (acquired by NRTC), Parama (acquired by BayMicro), Prediction IO (acquired by Salesforce.com), Sylantro (acquired by BroadSoft), Tutum (acquired by Docker), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), Vapps (acquired by Citrix). Paul has served on the Ericsson North American Advisory Board and the Citrix Startup Accelerator Advisory Board.

Country:United States

Technology - Consumer, e-commerce, and healthcare

Andrea Drager

Andrea is a Partner at Azure Capital Partners based in our Calgary office and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities across Canada. She works with all our Canadian investments and selected consumer investments in the US.

Prior to joining Azure in 2016, Andrea was co-founder of a start-up fashion and travel e-commerce company. Prior to founding her own company, Andrea was a Director with the Strategy Consulting firm Monitor Deloitte, where she worked with clients in consumer businesses (innovation, marketing strategy, marketing transformation) and healthcare (healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical, and medical device sectors) based in Paris, London, Toronto, and worked across North & South America, Europe, and Africa.

Country:Canada

Technology Investor - Tech, media, telecommunications, and healthcare

Dan Park

Dan is currently the CEO of Toronto-based Clutch. Prior to Clutch Dan was Head of Uber Eats – Canada.

Immediately prior to joining Uber Canada, Dan was a Principal at Azure where he evaluated investment opportunities across Canada and selected investments in the US.  While at Azure, Dan worked actively with a number of portfolio companies, including The Bouqs, FanXchange, FilterEasy, Julep, Ranovus, Shinesty, Showbie, and Subpac.

Country:Canada

Technology Investor - e-commerce, web3, consumer, marketplaces, proptech, and SaaS

Julia Maltby

Julia’s investment interests include the creator economy, e-commerce, web3, consumer, marketplaces, proptech, and SaaS. She started working part-time with Flybridge in 2019 while completing her MBA at Wharton and officially joined the team in 2021. Julia also serves as a GP of The MBA Fund, an early-stage venture fund that backs student and alumni founders from Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - commerce 3.0, marketplaces, mobile, consumer, and e-commerce

Anna Palmer

Anna’s investment interests include commerce 3.0, marketplaces, mobile, consumer, and e-commerce. Prior to joining Flybridge in 2020, Anna co-founded XFactor Ventures in partnership with Chip Hazard and Flybridge, a seed stage fund focused on backing female founders and gender-diverse teams where she personally led investments in Chief, Zubale, MixLab, and more. Alongside her investing roles, Anna serves as Chairman of Dough, a company she co-founded, which is the premier marketplace to shop and discover women-owned products.

Country:United States

Technology - mobile, SaaS, big data, consumer, and e-commerce

Jesse Middleton

Jesse’s investment interests include mobile, SaaS, big data, consumer, and e-commerce. Prior to joining Flybridge in 2016, Jesse was an early executive at WeWork, one of the fastest-growing and most valuable startups in history. He co-founded WeWork Labs in 2011, which became WeWork’s global startup incubator, and ran WeWork X, M&A, startup investments, business, and digital product development as well as inside sales during his five-year tenure at the company.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI, blockchain, crypto, consumer, Tech, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile start-ups

Jeff Bussgang

Jeff’s investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in AI, blockchain, consumer, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile start-ups. He also serves as a part-time Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean start-ups called Launching Technology Ventures. In this capacity, he has co-authored over fifty HBS cases, book chapters, and teaching notes regarding startup management and entrepreneurship. Jeff also runs The Graduate Syndicate, a micro-seed fund that Flybridge created to invest in startups co-founded by recent Harvard graduates.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - Infrastructure, SaaS, IoT and Cyber Security

David Aronoff

David’s investment focus includes Infrastructure, SaaS, IoT, and Cyber Security. Before joining Flybridge in 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners. Before that, he held senior technology and management roles at Chipcom, an enterprise network software and equipment vendor. While working full-time on his MBA, David was co-founder and COO of HappyPuppy. Earlier in his career, he held technical positions at Bell Labs where he developed secure network software.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Aihui Ong

Aihui used to be a technology investor at Flybridge.

Country:United States

Technology Investor - AI and Software

Chip Hazard

Chip’s investment interests cover companies building data infrastructure and developer platforms for AI application builders and operators, and AI-infused complex systems. He is also a co-founder and investment partner with XFactor Ventures, a Flybridge NextWave fund focused on investing in companies founded by women.

Country:United States

Technology Investor

Dominic Perks

Dominic is a Founder, CEO, and Investor in Technology-Driven businesses.

Country:United Kingdom (England)

Technology Investor

Tom Bradley

Tom is a Partner at Hambro Perks primarily focused on early-stage investments. He has been investing in start-ups for 20 years and has worked with many successful technology companies.

Country:United Kingdom

Technology Investor

Jemma Bruton

Jemma is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks focused primarily on secondary transactions as co-head of the firm’s Access Funds.

Country:England

Technology Investor

George Davies

George is a technology investor.

Country:England

Technology Investor

Andrew Noyons

Andrew is a Partner at Hambro Perks, managing its distribution and capital-raising team and activities.

Country:England

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