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Top 50 Big Data Angel Investors in United States

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Big data startups based in United states. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Big data companies from United states. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Big Data Angel Investors in United States

Investor Big Data United States investments
Elad Gil 7
Auren Hoffman 7
Ullas Naik 7
Anthony Goldbloom 7
Lee Linden 7
Scott Banister 6
Mark Cuban 6
Kevin Mahaffey 6
Jackson Moses 6
Sam Altman 6
Eric Schmidt 6
Daren Cotter 6
David Tisch 5
Daniel Gross 5
Bill Tai 5
Harris Barton 5
Alexis Ohanian 5
Benjamin Ling 4
Lachy Groom 4
Tim Draper 4
Morris Wheeler 4
Diane Greene 4
Slava Agafonov 4
Gokul Rajaram 4
Ronald Conway 4
Wally Wang 4
Jim Eberlin 4
Wally Wang 4
Jonah Goodhart 4
Dave McClure 4
Max Levchin 4
Rachel Sheinbein 4
Nat Friedman 4
David Beyer 4
Farzad (Zod) Nazem 4
Scott Sandell 4
Kiyoshi Nishikawa 3
Jaffray Woodriff 3
Peter Thiel 3
Vinny Lingham 3
Raju Indukuri 3
Timothy Ferriss 3
Kenny Van Zant 3
Paul Palmieri 3
Matt Monahan 3
John Mack 3
Elliot Loh 3
Bre Pettis 3
Edith Yeung 3
Jennifer Lum 3
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Elad Gil Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 27 investments in the past 12 months
Elad Gil is the Co-Founder of Color Genomics. He previously worked at Twitter as a Vice President. Elad Gil attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Anrok — Anrok automates sales tax compliance across your financial stack, so you can grow your SaaS business in any market.
  • Fieldguide — Fieldguide is a workflow automation and collaboration software platform for audit, attestation, assurance, and advisory practices and firms.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
Auren Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Auren Hoffman is the CEO and Chief Historian of SafeGraph and he was the CEO of Rapleaf. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley. He writes a blog called Summation.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Ex Parte — Ex Parte uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to give customers the information they need to make better decisions and achieve a competitive advantage. Consider it Moneyball for a market that is >20 times the size of Major League Baseball.
  • Calypso AI — CalypsoAI combines industry-leading AI testing and human-in-the-loop decision making to give you the confidence you need to push AI projects into production.
  • Sincera — Sincera provides novel signal data to the most innovative companies in advertising technology.
Ullas Naik Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ullas Naik is the Founder & General Partner at Streamlined Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Mexico, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Vise — Vise automates investment management for financial advisors using artificial intelligence. Vise has built a full-stack platform spanning the entire lifecycle of the advisor-client relationship, including designing personalized portfolios for clients, managing portfolios, and providing on-going intelligence. By doing so, Vise helps financialadvisors focus on their most valuable resource -- their client relationships.Vise was founded in 2016 by Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra in New York, New York.
  • Sunshine — Sunshine is a digital lifestyle service that learns and predicts your feelings based on your environment, location, and time of day and provides personalized advice for your wellbeing.
  • Love.com — Love is a healthcare company that considers community input while creating new therapies.
Anthony Goldbloom Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Anthony Goldbloom is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaggle.com. He is also the Founder Partner at Founder Collective. Forbes has twice named Anthony one of the 30 under 30 in technology, the MIT Technology Review has named him as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 and the University of Melbourne has given Anthony an Alumni ofDistinction Award.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Predibase — The fastest and easiest way to fine tune and serve any open-source large language model on state-of-the-art-infrastructure hosted within your private cloud.
  • TrueFoundry — TrueFoundry provides Data Scientists and ML Engineers with the fastest framework for Post Model Pipeline. Using best DevOps practices, we enable instant monitored endpoints for models in 15 minutes!
  • Galileo — The Single Platform for Generative AI Evaluation and Observability
Lee Linden Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Lee is a Managing Partner at Quiet Capital. He is an entrepreneur and early-stage investor.Previously, he lead Facebook's emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card.Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform that allowed smartphone users to instantly send real gifts to others without the burdenof physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012. Prior to Karma, Lee founded Tapjoy and piloted the company to its position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices. He began Tapjoy by co-creating multiple top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveling the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution at scale.Earlier, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. Lee originally began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.Lee holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and today lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinema — A social cinema platform for filmmakers and community builders
  • Airhouse — Airhouse is the first all-in-one logistics platform for modern direct-to-consumer ecommerce companies. Launch a complex fulfillment operation in seconds.
  • Jupiter — Explore our full line of vegan hair products for dandruff & dry scalp. Take our dermatologist-designed quiz to get your personalized regimen today.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding Partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. He previously worked at Broadcast.com as a Co-Founder. Mark Cuban attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Allstar — Allstar is a gaming company that believes every gamer can become a content creator, with the right tools. The company is driven by its mission is to make the everyday gamer the star of their greatest esports moments through technology that enables them to effortlessly create, discover, and share their own professional quality esports highlights.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
Kevin Mahaffey Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin Patrick Mahaffey is the Founder of Lookout and SNR. He is also the Executive Chairman of Stork Club and an Investor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Knostic — Knostic provides need-to-know access controls for Large Language Models (LLMs). Its knowledge-centric capabilities enable enterprises to expedite the deployment of LLMs and drive AI-powered innovation while maintaining value, security, and safety.
  • Monomer Bio — Monomer Bio provides solutions for laboratory automation. We specialize in automating biology research with a focus on cell culture. Automate your cell culture workflows by leveraging the Monomer automation software platform in conjunction with readily-available hardware and instrumentation.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Jackson Moses Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
A successful serial entrepreneur and early defense tech investor, Jackson Moses currently serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Silent Ventures, an early stage venture firm that invests in exceptional founders building unrivaled aerospace, defense, and national security startups. He also founded and manages Silent Capital, a privatesyndicate that provides its members exclusive access to leading multi-stage defense and frontier tech deals. Additionally, Jackson serves as a Senior Advisor to the founding teams of Castelion and Privateer Space.Prior to founding Silent Ventures, Jackson founded and served as VP of Partnerships at MainStreet: the first tech company to make R&D tax credits accessible to startups and SMBs via industry-leading workflows and integrations. As a founding executive, he was responsible for developing go-to-market strategies, building a world-class sales organization, managing business development initiatives, and scaling annual revenue to over $30M. To date, MainStreet has employed hundreds of people and helped 2,000+ startups claim over $150M in tax savings, collectively extending their runway by centuries.Prior to founding MainStreet, Jackson founded and served as Chairman & CEO of Spectrum Labs (enterprise AIaaS), which was acquired by ActiveFence after last being valued at $137M. Spectrum Labs pioneered multimodal LLMs, specifically a series of proprietary GPT foundation models, designed to make digital communities more profitable for Fortune 500 owners, marketers, influencers, and their users. Its customer base spanned gaming, dating, and social media, and included Tencent (TCEHY), Pinterest (NYSE: PINS), Grindr (NYSE: GRND), Yik Yak, Wildlife Studios, and The Meet Group, among others.Prior to founding Spectrum Labs, Jackson worked in sales (Lynda.com), customer operations, and executive recruiting at LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to this, he worked as a Market Research Analyst at Cisco where he evaluated industry trends, new investment opportunities, and emerging threats to Cisco’s core business lines. Having raised $120M+ across his two companies, Jackson actively advises startups, venture firms, and family offices on private sector aerospace and defense tech trends, investment opportunities, and capital allocation strategies. He serves as a Venture Partner to several large firms and has sourced deals for 8VC, a16z, Airbus Ventures, Tribe Capital, Quiet Capital, Susa Ventures, Lavrock Ventures, Cubit Capital, and defense primes.Jackson holds two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Economics, with a concentration in monetary policy, and Political Science, with a concentration in game theory.Personal: www.jacksonmoses.com | Work: www.silentvc.com | Syndicate: www.silentcapital.vc
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Investment focus
  • Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Government
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rivet — Rivet is a corporate & personal tax prep firm, designed to make tax season less taxing. Because everybody deserves a tax prep firm that they love.
  • Pilgrim — Pioneering a biologically enhanced future for humanity.
  • Harbinger — Founded by veterans of Canoo and Faraday Future, Harbinger is an automotive company that develops EV platforms optimized for medium-duty trucks and delivery vans.
Sam Altman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Sam Altman is a Partner of Apollo Projects. He previously worked at OpenAI as a Co-Founder and CEO. Sam Altman attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • Exowatt — Modular Full-Stack Renewable Energy Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • APEX — Use Apex AI Security Platform to drive your organisation at the speed of AI, agentlessly. Unleash AI securely, with visibility, detection, and remediation. (156c)
  • Airchat — Airchat is a social networking platform offering chat rooms for diverse discussions and peer-to-peer chats.
Eric Schmidt Angel · Mountain View, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Eric Schmidt is the founding partner of the Schmidt Family Foundation. He previously worked at Alphabet Inc. as an Executive Chairman and Technical Advisor. Eric Schmidt attended Princeton University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Asari AI — Co-invent the future.
  • Mistral AI — Frontier AI in your hands
  • Forest Neurotech — Forest Neurotech is creating a new ultrasound-based BCI that can sense and modify the entire brain without piercing it.
Daren Cotter Angel · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daren was the Founder and CEO of InboxDollars, an online marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. He founded the company as a Freshman in college in 2000 and bootstrapped the company to more than $25 million in annual revenues. InboxDollars was acquired by Prodege in 2019. Daren is active in the MNstart-up community as an investor, advisor and mentor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TicketRev — TicketRev helps fans find cheaper tickets to their favorite games and concerts. Fans name their price for their preferred seating location, enabling resellers and teams to sell their inventory faster.
  • Fulcrum — Designed with technology in mind, be free of paper with Fulcrum, the manufacturing ERP of the future. Ai scheduling, visual BOM, live tracking
  • Refr Sports — Refr Sports is developing a platform solution to fix inefficiencies and shortages in the United States referee marketplace by bringing new generation technologies and employees to the industry. Sports referees currently rely on antiquated third-party referee schedulers to provide them with games to work. Similarly, sports organizations rely on thesame referee schedulers to provide referees that are qualified to officiate their games. This approach has not been updated in decades as the referee industry continues to use outdated technologies and employment methods. The result has been a severe drop in the supply of referees while at the same time demand has increased.Our application, Refr Sports, will modernize the current system, providing referees and sports coordinators an efficient and effective tool for completing their respective duties. Refr Sports makes this a reality by offering a mobile application that supports both referees and sports organizers as end users. Our app delivers complete freedom to the users by allowing the sports organizations to post their game schedules along with officiating needs and offered compensation for each game. Referees can then see the ‘work order’, accept it, and be paid immediately after the game. The Refr platform makes money by taking a small service and processing fee on the payments we facilitate through the app. This business model is very similar to what has been successful in the food (DoorDash), transportation (Uber) and personal care (care.com) industries.Our Refr Team, made up of business, technical and sporting experience, has set out on a mission to create the platform that will turn the referee industry into a gig economy marketplace. The world has seen this successfully materialize in many industries already and the referee industry can be next, by making it easy to post opportunities, claim opportunities, and get paid.
David Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shopdirectly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014.In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program.David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
  • The Happy Home Company — The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network
  • Even.com — Even offers an affordable on-demand pay product that allows employees to access their paychecks when they need it most—without confusing, hidden, or predatory fees. With a proven track record of reducing employee turnover and increasing retention and productivity, Even is the highest-rated on-demand pay app and has helped employees save more than$82 million to date.
Daniel Gross Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Daniel Gross is the Co-Founder of Pioneer. He previously worked at Y Combinator as a Head of AI.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume AI — The AI toolkit to measure, understand, and improve how technology affects human emotion
  • Ivo — Ivo reduces the time, effort, and cost of negotiating agreements.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
Bill Tai Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Bill Tai is the Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, and Founding Investor of Treasure Data. He previously worked at Maxthon International Limited as a Chairman of the Board. Bill Tai attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Australia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • MicroTau — Solving human problems with nature’s surfaces.
  • Fairmatic — Powered by data and AI, focused on rewarding fleet safety with savings. Finally, a smarter insurance option designed to put fleets in control.
  • Fathom — Instantly summarizes your meetings so you can focus on the conversation instead of taking notes.
Harris Barton Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Harris Barton As the founder and managing director of H. Barton Asset Management, Harris Barton actively manages a $30 million fund that specializes in providing investment capital to up-and-coming VC-backed technology startups. Prior to H. Barton Asset Management, Mr. Barton was a founding partner of HRJ Capital, an investment firm specializing inprivate equity funds.Mr. Barton became a private equity investor during his football career, where as an All-Pro offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers he earned three Super Bowl wins. Today, he brings the same passion, dedication and teamwork to both his financial and philanthropic endeavors. In 2004, Mr. Barton founded Champion Charities with his friend and former NFL teammate Ronnie Lott. Dedicated to eradicating brain cancer and helping those afflicted with the disease, the charity has raised more than $7 million for research and patient care. Embracing his mantra of “always give back,” Mr. Barton also focuses his energy on helping and inspiring disadvantaged youth through motivational speeches, volunteer programs and fundraising events. Mr. Barton holds a BA in Finance from the University of North Carolina.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Big Data, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aside — Aside is the company that builds cloud-based platforms. Daffy Charitable is its first not-for-profit community platform.
  • Spectrum Labs — Spectrum Lab's AI-based content moderation platform identifies 40+ toxic behaviors across all languages, text, and voice, enabling Trust & Safety teams to collapse content moderation costs by 50% and increase detection of brand-destroying behaviors by 10x.
  • Fairing — Zero party data at speed & scale, for DTC brands on Shopify and beyond. 10x faster survey insights for marketing attribution, personalization, CRO & more
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Alexis Ohanian is the President and Founder of 776 Foundation. He previously worked at reddit as an Executive Chair and Board Member. Alexis Ohanian attended the University of Virginia.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
  • Pulp Culture — Pulp Culture is hard pressed juice, enhanced by superfoods and adaptogens, that supports active, healthy lifestyles.
Benjamin Ling Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Ben Ling is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he is focused on mobile and Internet, marketplace, consumer health and data businesses. He is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Badoo. His personal investments include Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion,Fab, DogVacay, and he holds advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.Ben currently serves on the board of Wattpad, Tapingo, Academia.edu, TheHunt, Quantopian, and Pymetrics.At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hedge — Hedge develops a protocol that provides access to liquidity for assets on all chains.
  • Hedge Labs — Hedge Labs is a software development company that provides a decentralized liquidity platform. The company is based in Miami, Florida.
  • Merlin Labs — Merlin is the aviation technology company propelling the future of fully autonomous flight.
Lachy Groom Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Baseten — Baseten is the ML Application Builder for data science teams. Ship full-stack apps in minutes. No frontend, backend, or infrastructure knowledge required.
  • dub — The first Copy-Trading platform for stocks. Copy anyone's investments. For free. Regulated Broker-Dealer member FINRA and SIPC & FDIC insured.
  • Nooks — Working with your team should be enjoyable & energizing. Nooks is the virtual office for your team to skip the fatiguing meetings and bring back impromptu collaboration & casual conversations.
Tim Draper Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Draper is the Founding Partner of Draper Associates. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Buupass — BuuPass is Kenya's market leader for online bus booking. We enable travelers to reserve seats and make payments in a convenient and timely way. Try BuuPass today!
  • SUN ZU Lab — SUN ZU Lab is a leading independent provider of Quantitative Analytics for Crypto Professionals.
  • SignalRank Corporation — SignalRank Corporation is a FinTech company in the Venture space. It focuses on the seed stage asset class and uses data analytics to allocate capital to the best seed fund managers for their top performing companies. GPRank and CompanyRank are two proprietary algorithms it leverages to automate capital allocation. The company invests from balancesheet. Its customers are seed stage investors with outstanding companies in their portfolio.
Morris Wheeler Angel · Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Morris Wheeler began his career on Wall Street after studying Economics and Computer Science at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and earning his JD at Yale Law School.Early on in his venture capital career, he specialized in computer software and media deals. From there as CEO he led the team that created and managed an online mediadistribution company with the founders of MTV, Island Records and Gateway Computers. Over the past decade, Mr. Wheeler has managed a diverse venture capital and private equity portfolio, and served as Chairman and CEO of Cohesant, a definitely non-digital company that extends the life of aging water infrastructure. During his tenure, Cohesant's public investors enjoyed a 28% annualized return .
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Investment focus
  • Software, Big Data, B2B
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Keen — Keen is a fully managed event streaming platform built on Apache Kafka. Start streaming in minutes with 30 days free.
  • Notion — Notion is a DIY smart monitoring system empowering home and property owners to be proactive in monitoring their spaces and most valued possessions. Powered by a multifunctional sensor and app, Notion monitors for opening doors and windows, sounding smoke/CO alarms, water leaks, and temperature changes.
  • ExpenseBot — ExpenseBot is a developer of an expense management platform used to make business expense reporting easier. The company's software automates the process of filling out expense reports by pulling in information from calendar apps, e-mail, credit card purchase reports, and even a phone’s GPS software. It’s powered by artificial intelligencesoftware that can remind users to file expense actions like meals or a commute.ExpenseBot was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Diane Greene Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Diane Greene is the Chairman of the Corporation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Attended University of California, Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Unit21 — Unit21 helps protect businesses against adversaries through a simple API and dashboard for detecting and managing money laundering, fraud, and other sophisticated risks across multiple industries.
  • Meter — Meter provides internet infrastructure for businesses. Its full-stack approach combines hardware, software, and operations so that any company can seamlessly run on a reliable and modern network. Its goal is to make secure enterprise-grade networks more accessible, and to help innovative organizations get and stay online seamlessly. Fullstacksambition is to turn Meter’s infrastructure into a turnkey utility––when a company moves into any commercial space, the internet and WiFi just works.
  • Pilot — Meet your dedicated finance team. Pilot handles your bookkeeping, taxes, forecasting and more. See why thousands of businesses trust Pilot.
Slava Agafonov Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Technical leader and architect in enterprise software including S&P 500 customers for Microsoft. Built web portals for IBM with Team International, created medical FDA-approved devices with Medtronic over Global Logic. , and certified phone station in telecom business over the globe with Alcatel over Altron. Excellent background in distributedsystems, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. Passionate about tuning robust, high-performance systems that scale well. Two Master's degrees in Technical Management from Foster School of Business - The University of Washington in the USA and also computer science masters from Kharkiv Aerospace University in Ukraine. Slava received customer obsessions awards in Microsoft and always acting as a bridge from business to technology with a pioneering spirit. Viacheslav is passionate about leadership roles on strategic and impact projects with metrics-driven, high-performance, and scalable development. Expert in lean software development - it means rapid, agile prototyping with development cycles that fail fast to learn quickly and to apply innovative solutions in iterations. Clients hire me to develop new software products for innovative markets that are rapidly growing. They know that the best products come from great empathy and customer insights, but also require courage, hard work, and perseverance.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Battery, Big Data
  • Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Energsoft — Prescriptive battery analytics software as a service across industries to enable help to select the safest and most efficient batteries for any Business or R&D.
Gokul Rajaram Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Gokul Rajaram is the Product and Business Helper at Doordash and currently in Pinterest and Coinbase as board member.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Simbian — Simbian AI is your trusted partner for integrating secure and intelligent AI solutions into your business. Join our waitlist and stay ahead with cutting-edge AI technology.
  • Anon — A powerful developer toolkit to seamlessly request, access, and manage user identity.
  • Mystiko.Network — Mystiko.Network enables users to trade on private DEX just like on Uniswap while users' financial privacy is protected. Users could transfer assets to a brand new secret and ultra-safe address with full privacy. Any wallet could provide its user's such features by implementing Mystiko Wallet SDK.
Ronald Conway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail.Ronald was previously with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions from1973-1979, and Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO from 1979-1990. He eventually took Altos public in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) from 1991-1995. PTS went on to be acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft.Ronald has served/serves on Boards/Advisory Boards including: Twitter, Digg, Brightmail, Ask Jeeves, Rupture (acquired by EA), Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo!), Facebook, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos, Trulia, StumbleUpon, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Photobucket (acquired by Fox), and Anchor Intelligence (co-founder).Ronald was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top deal-makers in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Ronald is Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation in SF, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation.Ronald is also featured in Gary Rivlin's book _The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ronald Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as 'the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Kumo.AI — Query the future. Deliver predictive analytics across your enterprise in days, regardless of ML experience. Powered by cutting edge deep learning techniques.
  • Synapticure — The era of personalized care is finally coming to ALS. Synapticure will give all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS.
  • Tomorrow Farms — Tomorrow Farms is a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands.
Wally Wang Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Wally Wang is the Founding Managing Partner of Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture fund SAV(Scale Asia Ventures), focused on Enterprise Software and AI-enabled Vertical Industries. SAV invests in expat-founded enterprise-focused technologies and scales them globally. Fund backers include prominent family offices, and publicly-tradedconglomerates in the U.S. as well as S. Korea, Japan, and Singapore. Selected portfolios include CloudVector(acq. by NASDAQ: IMPV), Array, Subtle Medical, Weaviate, Portside, CAST AI, Pangea Cyber and Great Expectations.Before SAV, Wally led Asian conglomerate Fosun(AUM $100B) and an Asian family office(AUM $10B) in venture investments in the U.S. and served on the boards of portfolios with over $300M in capital deployed. His successful exists include Digital Ocean(NYSE: DOCN), Reposify(acq. by NASDAQ: CRWD).Wally started his career as a PM at Microsoft Bing in Asia. He later built data platforms at Pebble(Y Combinator W11) and Misfit in Silicon Valley, both of which were merged as critical infrastructure into Google’s Wear OS. Wally has spent over a decade in enterprise software and A.I. space as a product and business executive, including Lattice Engines in MarTech(acq. by NYSE: DNB) and DataVisor in FinTech(Sequoia & NEA-backed).Wally studied machine learning in the Ph.D. program at NYU Stern School of Business and was a visiting scholar at CMU School of Computer Science. He is also an advisor of UC Berkeley SkyDeck and SFSU. Wally was a speaker at New York Venture Summit, and Asia PE-VC Summit and was recognized as Global 100 Outstanding Chinese by Forbes in 2022.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • FeatureBase — FeatureBase is a real-time database built on bitmaps. It is designed primarily for speed and horizontal scalability, and is particularly well-suited for workloads that require many real-time updates, inserts, and deletes on massive datasets.
  • Speedscale — Speedscale helps Kubernetes engineering teams validate how new code will perform under production-like workload conditions. Speedscale can collect and replay API traffic, introduce chaos, and measure the golden signals of latency, throughput, saturation and errors before the code is released. Speedscale Traffic Replay is an alternative to legacytesting approaches which take days or weeks to run and do not scale well for modern architectures.
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
Jim Eberlin Angel · St Louis, Missouri, United States
Jim Eberlin founded Gainsight by discovering a new opportunity to ensure customers were adopting products as well as using them to their fullest potential.He discovered this, in part, due to the recurring revenue model of his previous company that he founded, Host Analytics. At Host Analytics, Jim and co-founder, Sreedhar Peddineni built a leadingSaaS corporate performance management company. Prior to Host Analytics, Jim was co-founder and CEO of Tapestry Computing FAS, a top 20 Oracle consulting firm specializing in financial analytics and ERP software implementations. Jim led Tapestry to a successful acquisition by Braun Consulting/Fair Isaac. Jim’s companies have been published in books such as Renting Business Applications, by Mary Lacity and Getting Partnering Right, by Neil Racham, author of Spin Selling.
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Investment focus
  • Big Data, Analytics, CRM
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TopOPPS — TopOPPS delivers clarity, efficiency and predictability to the sales forecast, sales pipeline, and sales process, resulting in more wins and faster sales cycles. Sales executives are provided a dynamic forecast showing which deals are real and how to fill gaps to meet the budgeted sales number. Sales representatives are coached and aligned onsales process. TopOPPS predictive analytics transforms sales pipeline confusion into Sales Pipeline Reality.
  • Juristat — Juristat patent analytics and workflow automation tools help IP professionals streamline prosecution tasks and make strategic, data-driven business decisions.
Wally Wang Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Wally Wang is the Founding Managing Partner of Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture fund SAV(Scale Asia Ventures), focused on Enterprise Software and AI-enabled Vertical Industries. SAV invests in expat-founded enterprise-focused technologies and scales them globally. Fund backers include prominent family offices, and publicly-tradedconglomerates in the U.S. as well as S. Korea, Japan, and Singapore. Selected portfolios include CloudVector(acq. by NASDAQ: IMPV), Array, Subtle Medical, Weaviate, Portside, CAST AI, Pangea Cyber and Great Expectations.Before SAV, Wally led Asian conglomerate Fosun(AUM $100B) and an Asian family office(AUM $10B) in venture investments in the U.S. and served on the boards of portfolios with over $300M in capital deployed. His successful exists include Digital Ocean(NYSE: DOCN), Reposify(acq. by NASDAQ: CRWD).Wally started his career as a PM at Microsoft Bing in Asia. He later built data platforms at Pebble(Y Combinator W11) and Misfit in Silicon Valley, both of which were merged as critical infrastructure into Google’s Wear OS. Wally has spent over a decade in enterprise software and A.I. space as a product and business executive, including Lattice Engines in MarTech(acq. by NYSE: DNB) and DataVisor in FinTech(Sequoia & NEA-backed).Wally studied machine learning in the Ph.D. program at NYU Stern School of Business and was a visiting scholar at CMU School of Computer Science. He is also an advisor of UC Berkeley SkyDeck and SFSU. Wally was a speaker at New York Venture Summit, and Asia PE-VC Summit and was recognized as Global 100 Outstanding Chinese by Forbes in 2022.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • FeatureBase — FeatureBase is a real-time database built on bitmaps. It is designed primarily for speed and horizontal scalability, and is particularly well-suited for workloads that require many real-time updates, inserts, and deletes on massive datasets.
  • Speedscale — Speedscale helps Kubernetes engineering teams validate how new code will perform under production-like workload conditions. Speedscale can collect and replay API traffic, introduce chaos, and measure the golden signals of latency, throughput, saturation and errors before the code is released. Speedscale Traffic Replay is an alternative to legacytesting approaches which take days or weeks to run and do not scale well for modern architectures.
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
Jonah Goodhart Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jonah Goodhart is the Co-founder at Montauk Labs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Ophelos — Ophelos was created to transform how individuals, families, and businesses manage their financial health.
  • Recast — Recast is a modern media mix modeling platform. Optimize your channel mix, forecast reliably, and eliminate wasted marketing spend (every week).
  • Sincera — Sincera provides novel signal data to the most innovative companies in advertising technology.
Dave McClure Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave McClure is the founder of Practical Venture Capital and has been an investor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years. Previously he was the founding partner of 500 Startups, a global VC firm and startup accelerator with over $500M in assets under management. Dave has invested in hundreds of companies around the world,including more than 15 unicorns and 5 IPOs. He was named by Forbes as one of the top VCs in the world in 2016 and 2017 (Forbes Midas List). Before 500 Startups, Dave worked at Founders Fund and PayPal, and he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988 with a BS in engineering and applied mathematics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Ezra AI — Ezra provides full-body MRI screening for potential early cancer and abnormalities in up to 13 organs. Book a scan today.
  • Tribal — Tribal Credit is a corporate charge card specially designed for startups in emerging markets. Using a proprietary AI-driven approval process, the San Francisco based startup provides small and medium companies with access to payments and complete control over their spending. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, data scientists and fintech execs whohave built and led startups in both emerging markets and Silicon Valley, the startup aspires to bridge the business financial inclusion gap between the two. Tribal Credit is backed by BECO Capital, Global Ventures, Endure Capital, 500 Startups, Rising Tide Fund, AR Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, RiseUp, and Tribe Capital.
  • Terraformation — Terraformation creates partnerships to scale reforestation with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.
Max Levchin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Max Levchin is the Founder and CEO of Affirm. He previously worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an Advisory Board Member. Max Levchin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • withco — You deserve to own your business' real estate. We help make that happen through a new concept: lease-to-own your commercial real estate.
  • CoPilot — CoPilot is pioneering Assisted Commerce for big-ticket purchases – starting with cars. You are the one spending the money - shouldn't you have an expert on your side? We founded CoPilot to make that a reality. For the average car buyer, who is not a car expert or enthusiast, car shopping can be a time consuming, frustrating process that leavespeople feeling alone and disadvantaged. CoPilot is changing this dynamic. Like a trusted friend who is knowledgeable about cars, knows where to look and what to buy, CoPilot provides car shoppers with an expert partner who empowers them to discover the perfect car at the best possible price with ease and confidence.
  • Black Ore Technologies — Black Ore's Tax Autopilot is the first AI tax platform for CPAs, offering complete 1040 tax preparation automation to tax professionals, so they can focus on growing their firm.
Rachel Sheinbein Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Rachel Sheinbein is the Angel Invester at The Independent. She attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Mobile, SaaS
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Voxeet — Voxeet enables WebRTC with crystal clear 3D surround sound, audio, and video experience and is particularly optimized for a mobile user.Voxeet is now clearly positioned as the leading real-time collaboration platform (cPaaS) that enables WebRTC with the only highly secure, crystal clear 3D surround-sound, audio, and video experience. After beingnamed a Gartner Cool Vendor 2016, we were just recognized as the 2017 "Hot Vendor" in Unified Communications and Collaboration (watch 1 min video) by Aragon Research. Their API library also enables screen sharing, presentation mode, broadcasting, call recording, translation, messaging, scheduling, and more.
  • Topknot — Learn about yourself, make plans, take action.
  • Parrable — Parrable is a privacy-friendly identification platform. At the core of its technology is Parrable's proprietary and deterministic identification technology (patents pending) that unifies the user's profile across a given device connecting multiple browsers and apps together without the use of Personally Identifiable Information(PII). Parrable’s identification solution also solves the issue of third-party cookie restrictions in Safari. Given that identity is at the core of what is required for people-based marketing, Parrable provides visibility for marketers into 43% of the U.S. smartphone market that is currently unavailable for them (iOS Safari) where Apple smartphones yield the highest conversion rate. Parrable's Vision Product​ applies Artificial Intelligence to its existing technology using data (e.g. audience, conversion, click, intender data) to weigh buying decisions. This further enables marketers to reach the right user with the right message at the optimal time maximizing ROI.
Nat Friedman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Nat Friedman is an entrepreneur and developer.Nat is passionate about building products that delight customers, with love and attention to detail. Nat has two degrees from MIT and has been writing software for 27 years.In 1999, he co-founded Ximian with Miguel de Icaza. Nat was a co-founder and chairman of the GNOME foundation. At Novell,Nat ran engineering for a $110M product and served as CTO of the Linux business.Nat is an avid traveler who visited 20 countries in 2010, an active angel investor, and a private pilot.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume AI — The AI toolkit to measure, understand, and improve how technology affects human emotion
  • ElevenLabs — Rated the best text to speech (TTS) software online. Create premium AI voices for free and generate text-to-speech voiceovers in minutes with our character AI voice generator. Use free text to speech AI to convert text to mp3 in 29 languages with 100+ voices.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
David Beyer Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David is a Partner of Amplify Partners and co-founder of Chartio.com.Before joining Amplify Partners, David spent time as both a venture-backed entrepreneur and an early-stage investor. He began his career in technology as the co-founder and CEO of Chartio.com, a pioneering provider of cloud-based data visualization and analytics. He wassubsequently part of the founding team at Patients Know Best, one of the world’s leading cloud-based personal health record companies. David has been a prolific investor and advisor to entrepreneurs. He has personally invested in more than 50 early-stage companies, including Zymergen, Skycatch, Caribou Biosciences, Rigetti Computing, Casetext, Ginkgo Bioworks, Function of Beauty, Cruise Automation, and Bugcrowd. In addition, he currently serves on the advisory council of Bayes Impact, a nonprofit organization that deploys data science to solve important social challenges.He attended Brown University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Airtable — Airtable is a cloud-based software company that offers an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases.It brings the database out of the realm of power users and into the mainstream, creating a new type of flexible but sophisticated productivity tool that anyone can use. Airtable gives end-users the ability to createand share their own workflows for everything from managing an editorial calendar to planning a major event. The platform helps create flexible checklists, organize collections or ideas, and manage customers or contacts as well as offers a variety of templates ranging from home improvement to store inventory, enabling users to build custom applications without any prior coding experience.The company was founded by Andrew Ofstad, Emmett Nicholas, and Howie Liu in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Astranis — Four billion people still have no internet access. Astranis is here to change that. We're making small satellites for geostationary orbit, recently signed a contract to triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska, and raised our Series A from Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Ginkgo Bioworks — Ginkgo Bioworks is a biotechnology firm. It is a developer of biological engineering products and custom microbes across multiple markets. It designs, engineer, develops, tests, and licenses organisms. It discovers molecules in flavors, sweeteners, cosmetic ingredients, crop treatments, and pharmaceuticals. It also provides probiotic bacteria toprotect the body from dangerous infections, and it generates libraries of molecules. It serves cultured ingredients, carbon mitigation, probiotics, and natural product discovery markets.
Farzad (Zod) Nazem Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Farzad (Zod) Nazem has been a prolific angel investor and advisor to tech startup companies since his retirement from Yahoo! in 2007. He has invested in more than 60 early stage companies, and sits on the boards of Hand Foundation, and The Nueva School. His area of investment is about two thirds Big Data and Cloud platforms, and one third Healthand Medical. He was the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo from 1996 to mid 2007. He helped acquire and integrate over 50 companies and managed over six thousand engineers representing half of the company's employees. Between 1985 and 1996, Mr. Nazem held various software development and management positions at Oracle Corporation culminating in his role as Vice President of Media and Web Server Division. His tenure at Oracle also included membership in the company's Product Division Management Committee, which set overall strategy for Oracle products. Previously, Mr. Nazem was recruited from California Polytechnic State University by Rolm Corporation to be a software engineer in the VLCBX division. At age 19, he earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science with highest honors.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Analytics, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Emailage — Emailage is a developer of fraud prevention and identity verification technology used to make transactions easier and secure. The company provides multi-faceted predictive solutions with email at the core through key partnerships, proprietary data, and advanced machine-learning technology. It proprietary algorithms in order to provide real-timealerts of risky transactions and delivers a risk score and enable companies to realize significant savings from identifying and stopping fraudulent transactions and improve customer experience.
  • Ceevra, Inc. — Ceevra is an advanced 3D visualization technology for surgeons. Using AI and other innovative computing techniques, Ceevra generates brilliant 3D digital models from standard CT scans and MRIs. Surgeons use the Ceevra 3D models to help educate and counsel patients, to decide on the best surgical approach, and to gain important insights whileoperating.
  • TigerGraph — TigerGraph is the fastest and only scalable graph database for the enterprise. Unleash the power and speed of our graph analytics platform today.
Scott Sandell Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Scott Sandell is Managing General Partner at NEA. A General Partner since 2000, and Co-Managing General Partner from 2015 - 2017, Scott served as head of the firm’s technology investing practice for 10 years and has led NEA’s China investing activities for over a decade. Since joining the firm in 1996, he has personally led investments inindustry-transforming companies like Bloom Energy, Data Domain, Fusion-io, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, WebEx, and Workday. Scott is one of only four investors named to the Forbes Midas List every year since 2007, with 24 technology companies in his portfolio having successfully completed public offerings or mergers.Scott is currently a director of Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) and a number of private companies including Automation Anywhere, Branch, Cloudflare, Coursera, Enigma, Expanse (fka Qadium), Hello Alfred, One Concern, Robinhood, Sentons, Transfix, and WaterBit. Other previous investments include Fusion-io (acquired by SanDisk), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper Networks), NetIQ (acquired by Attachmate Corporation), Playdom (acquired by Disney), and Spreadtrum Communications (acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup).
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, Germany, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Flow48 — Flow48 is a platform that allows companies to access capital by providing revenue-based finance services.
  • CrewLAB — CrewLAB turns average teams into unstoppable crews
  • Mercor — Mercor is a better way to hire. We're an AI-powered platform that sources, vets, and pays your next employees.
Kiyoshi Nishikawa Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
After working at KDD Corporation (Currently known as KDDI Corporation), Kiyoshi Nishikawa next went to work at Arthur D. Little Inc. in the United States, where he became inspired to start his own company. After returning to Japan, he established a Japanese corporation of the world’s largest Internet company, America On Line, LLC. Later andbased on this experience and the relationships he developed, he founded the first Internet business incubator, NETAGE, Inc. After serving as the President and CEO of NETAGE Group, he later became and still serves as the Chairman of ngi group, inc. Kiyoshi was one of the main entrepreneurs responsible for proposing and realization of “Shibuya Bit Valley Concept” and is well known for his various speeches and writings. He is a graduate of the Department of Education at Tokyo University.
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Investment focus
  • News, Social Media, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • PoliPoli — PoliPoli is a next-generation politics co-creation platform where you can participate like a game. Politicians from all over Japan post their policies in an easy-to-understand manner, and those who sympathize can enjoy working on the "missions" necessary to realize the policies.
  • Astroscale — Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.
  • TECHFUND — TechFund is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation and seed stage investments. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Jaffray Woodriff Angel · Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Angel Investor located in Charlottesville, VA
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Contraline — Contraline is a medical device company that has developed a proprietary injectable hydrogel platform for use in reproductive and contraceptive applications. Contraline's first product, Adam, is implanted into the vas deferens through a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure and once implanted, the gel effectively blocks sperm. Adam isnon-hormonal, designed to last years, and easily reversible.
  • Fringe — With 100+ vendors, Fringe offers an employee lifestyle benefits experience that builds loyalty, productivity, and well-being. Learn more to get started!
  • Starchive — AI enriched Digital Asset Management designed by creators for creators, to maximize the control and ownership of their content, community, and commerce in the Visual Media Economy.
Peter Thiel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Peter Thiel Is The Member, Board of Directors At Facebook. Founder at Breakout Labs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lindus Health — Lindus Health. From recruitment to delivery, we accelerate clinical trials. Our mission is to make health research accessible for everyone, everywhere.
  • Alias Technologies — Here at Alias Technologies our goal is to help organizations tackle complex IT goals and initiatives in an ever-changing landscape. Leveraging our Partner relationships and extensive experience we are able to help position our customers for the future.
  • Treasure Financial — An automated cash flow tool for businesses and startups. Get started today, all you need is 15 minutes to maximize your existing cash.
Vinny Lingham Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Vinny Lingham is Co-Founder & CEO at Civic. He was the founder and CEO of Gyft, a mobile gift card app that allows customers to buy, store, send and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device. He is also the founder of Yola.com, a web development and hosting company that enables users without prior programming knowledge to developwebsites. Vinny is the recipient of numerous awards, including Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa (2006) and was also a finalist for Men’s Health Best Man (2009) and ICT Personality of the Year in South Africa (2008). He also previously founded Clicks2Customers, which also won the Top Technology Company award in South Africa in 2006. He has previously served on marketing advisory boards for Nasdaq listed Valueclick and Yahoo, was also selected as an Endeavor “High Impact Entrepreneur” in 2006. Vinny studied a B.Com (Information Systems) at the University of Cape Town.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Internet, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • TipLink — TipLink helps send crypto with a link. Someone with crypto can create a account and send that link to anyone over any platform. It’s like buying a gift card, connect the client's crypto wallet of choice and create a account by depositing how much they want to send.
  • Afterparty — Your favorite creators are here! Get 1 on 1 unfiltered experiences with creators through Afterparty livestreams or chat 24/7 through AI powered conversations
  • Collectibles.com — Collectibles.com is a Web3 community and marketplace for collectors and the worldwide collectibles sector.
Raju Indukuri Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Raju Indukuri - Co-Founder @ Quantela
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Investment focus
  • Big Data, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Mattermark — Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your company data with customer intelligence from the industry leader of identity resolution.
  • Swiftly — Harness your public transit data with Swiftly's urban mobility solutions to make your city's mass transportation move more efficiently.
Timothy Ferriss Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Timothy Ferriss is a start-up angel investor Twitter, Posterous, RescueTime and others, blogger and entrepreneur. Tim's best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2ndstraight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007. Tim is a Guest Lecturer in High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering at Princeton University since 2003. Other education-related interests includes social media-based fundraising experiments, such as LitLiberation, which outraised television host Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 with no fixed costs. Most recently, Tim used Twitter as a distributed tool for gathering data on post-campaign donations (see Tweet to Beat). Tim is on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org, Evernote, StumbleUpon, Trippy, about.me, TaskRabbit and Uber. Tim has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft, Ask.com, Nielsen, Princeton University, the Wharton School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tim has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned technology summits including EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition, where he shared the stage with figures like Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, and Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon. Tim received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 2000, where he studied in the Neuroscience and East Asian Studies departments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Finance
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cozy — Cozy makes renting easier for landlords and renters everywhere.
  • Shift — Shift is on a mission to help current and former members of the US Military discover and prepare for successful new career paths.
  • The Hustle — Sign up for the free, 5-minute newsletter keeping 2.5M+ innovators in the loop with stories on business, tech, and the internet.
Kenny Van Zant Angel · Santa Barbara, California, United States
Kenny Van Zant was the SVP and Chief Product Strategist for SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), where he helped pioneer the bottom-up model for selling software and SaaS into enterprises and SMBs. Previously, Kenny was EVP of Marketing and GM of Communications for Motive (NASD: MOTV), and the co-founder of BroadJump. Kenny has a BS in Electrical and ComputerEngineering from the University of Texas.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Endgame — Endgame lets you connect the dots between user behavior and sales opportunities, without expensive data scientists or engineers.
  • Clickety — Clickety's mission is to software-enable leaders and managers. Our first product will help you do your People Work.
  • Transform — Transform is the first centralized ‘metrics store’ that empowers data analysts to deliver accurate, timely, confident, and fast insights. The metrics store we’ve built is a centralized repository that enables metrics definitions in code, supports life-cycle management, and makes data accessible to every other tool in the modern data stack. We notonly make data trustworthy, but we also uncover relevant insights and context so that all teams can stay on the same page and make the best decisions possible.
Paul Palmieri Angel · Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Paul Palmieri plays a dual role of investor and advisor to seed and venture stage companies. He serves as both a General Partner of Grit Capital, a NY and Maryland based early-stage fund, and as Venture Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, California. He focuses on data and AI based businesses in the areas of consumer software, marketingtechnology, media, and commerce. Some of his current investments include Niche, Jackpocket, Zeel, Pulse8, Scorestream, Immersv, Yet Analytics and Moonlighting. He serves on the board member at Niche, and as an observer at iFundWomen.Mr. Palmieri is a successful entrepreneur in the internet space – most notably in the mobile ecosystem. He was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM) from 2006 to 2014, a market leading advertising technology company. He led the company from concept to several hundred million USD in revenue, operations on three continents, a successful IPO, and operation and growth as a public company. Prior to Millennial Media, he held management positions at Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Advertising.com (AOL), and Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS). He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Television, as an expert in user data, and the secular trend of mobile computing. Mr. Palmieri is the former Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, and served on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He is a current national judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, was a winner of the award in the technology category in 2011, and was named Executive of the Year in 2011 by the American Business Awards. Mr. Palmieri is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, where he serves as a Trustee. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and 2 children, and operates Grit Capital Partners out of New York City.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Analytics, Health Care
  • Seed, Series B, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Artichoke — The workforce is changing dramatically and Artichoke is the business platform to empower this next generation of independent workers.Artichoke gives the independent professional the tools to keep schedules full with revenue producing appointments instead of time wasting administrative tasks.Artichoke is a post revenue SaaS company whichcombines fintech, client data, and marketing automation to empower entrepreneurs in appointment based businesses to set up shop and start earning quickly.
  • ScoreStream — ScoreStream is a communication platform that allows fans to share information around sporting events with their family and friends. ScoreStream platform includes an IOS application, an android Application, and a website. ScoreStream was founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Diego, California.
  • Moonlighting — Moonlighting is a mobile, on-demand application that allows people to earn extra money and get tasks done instantly. It creates a virtual marketplace for individuals and small businesses, enabling communication between those needing a task done and those capable of fulfilling the need.It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered inCharlottesville, Virginia.
Matt Monahan Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Matt is a Stanford University graduate, investor,entrepreneur, and artist.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, SaaS, Big Data
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Referly — Referral program software for tech, SMBs, e-commerce, and service businesses who are serious about referrals. Built for ANY business (not just e-commerce).
  • Glimpse — Glimpse is a new way to meet people through Instagram. They use the data behind your photos to make compelling introductions to people you should know. Glimpse combs your photo history to match you with like-minded people who share similar interests, around you.
  • Mattermark — Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your company data with customer intelligence from the industry leader of identity resolution.
John Mack Angel · New York, New York, United States
John J. Mack is a Senior Advisor and the former CEO & Chairman of the Board at Morgan Stanley, the New York-based investment bank and brokerage firm. Mack, the sixth son of Lebanese immigrants, is a Wall Street legend who started his career at Morgan Stanley as a salesman in 1972 and became president in 1997.In 2001 he went on to becomechief executive of Credit Suisse First Boston.Mack returned to Morgan Stanley in 2005.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Risk Management
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Tunity — Tunity let's users scan any muted live TV and stream the audio directly to their mobile device. Applications include sports bars, gyms, airports, universities and public waiting areas. Tunity is headquartered in New York City.
  • Credijusto — Encuentra todas las soluciones financieras para crecer y fortalecer tu empresa en un solo lugar.
  • Bond — Bond helps companies tailor-make their own financial products in weeks to create personal financial solutions with one set of modern APIs and SDKs
Elliot Loh Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Elliot Loh is the Founder and CEO at Antenna Radio. He attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Referly — Referral program software for tech, SMBs, e-commerce, and service businesses who are serious about referrals. Built for ANY business (not just e-commerce).
  • Twitmusic — Twitmusic is the leading Twitter marketing platform for the music industry.SaaS solution enables music artists & labels to launch campaigns to help them grow their followers, go Trending and reach new audiences on Twitter. In addition, they provide labels with actionable insights & analytics to determine the effectiveness of theirmarketing campaigns.- Registered musicians: 44,000 (with 500,000,000+ followers). - Artist sign up up 200% annually- Registered Artists: Lil Wayne, Jason Mraz, Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sean Kingston, Steve Aoki, The Lumineers, Cody Simpson, Cher Lloyd, MC Hammer, Brandy, Muse, Jon Secada, Amanda Palmer, Asher Roth, Miguel & many more.- Partners: Sony, Warner Music, Universal, EMI, Def Jam, Epic Records, RCA, Columbia Records, Tool Room Records, RED Music, Scooter Braun Projects, CAA, Atom Factory, Stricly Rythme, Bill Silva, Hashtag Mgmt, Stampede Mgmt & many more.
  • Mattermark — Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your company data with customer intelligence from the industry leader of identity resolution.
Bre Pettis Angel · New York, New York, United States
Bre Pettis is the Business Owner of Bantam Tools. He was a Co-Founder and CEO at MakerBot. He attended Pacific Oaks College.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • CARMERA — CARMERA Autonomous Map provides real-time 3D HD maps and navigation-critical data to autonomous vehicles. Additional high def mapping products include CARMERA Site Intelligence for city mapping and CARMERA Fleet Monitoring for real-time telematics and video monitoring.
  • Expertrons — Expertrons is an upskilling platform that offers advanced training programs | BSFI | HR | Marketing and many more to assure 100% professional success.
  • Nautilus Labs — Nautilus Labs, a technology partner, pioneers the decarbonization of the ocean supply chain. As an independent third party, we are the source of truth and predictive insights between owners and charterers to unlock behavior change and enable new data-driven commercial frameworks for improved collaboration. Working across data availability andstructures, we apply machine learning to unlock predictive decision-making for improved fleet efficiency. Our adaptable solutions are built around our clients’ workflows and are accompanied by human-centric change management programs to drive organizational adoption and long-term outcomes. With hubs in New York, Singapore, London, Paris, Athens, and Bangalore, the company is backed by top venture capital firms and investors, like the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund and M12.
Edith Yeung Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Edith is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and creator of the China Internet Report, and Silicon News.Edith is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund. A few sectors we are particularly interested in are infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She has invested in over 50 startupsincluding Agora.io (Nasdaq: API), Lightyear/Stellar (valued at $1.2B), Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Chirp (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, AISense, and many more.Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies. Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk.She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and the investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and a commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.Edith attended Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Purdue University.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Malaysia, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Serum — Serum is the world's first completely on-chain cryptocurrency ecosystem with trustless trading brought to you by Project Serum, in collaboration with a consortium of crypto trading and DeFi experts. Built on Solana, Serum is fast and efficient. While we built the Serum protocol, it is permission less – we do not hold special power anymore. Itis up to you, the crypto community, to use it as you will.
  • Telepathic — Telepathic is redefining storytelling for the Snapchat generation. They believe there is a billion-dollar opportunity in bringing "lean" principles to the development and distribution of mass-market fiction, and in presenting stories as a mobile-first experience. Their first product is HOOKED, a “twitter for fiction” mobile app thatmakes reading addictive for teens. Their longterm vision is to release stories across multiple channels, including apps, video and virtual reality.The founders are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia, veterans from the mobile app world. They previously built music apps, like AutoRap, that have helped over 150MM people experience the joy of music creation. They've also produced several viral videos totaling over 300MM views. You can read more about the journey that led us to founding a storytelling startup in this piece they wrote for Vogue.
  • AppOnboard — The fastest and most powerful No Code mobile development software suite in the world.
Jennifer Lum Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jennifer Lum is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Biospring Partners, a growth equity firm that invests in Life Sciences Technology. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor. She has cofounded several companies and has worked with many others on formation, fundraising, growth and M&A.Jennifer is a Venture Capital Advisor at HarvardBusiness School and an Advisor at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship. She is also an Advisory Board member at The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.Jennifer co-founded Forge.AI (acquired by FiscalNote) and Adelphic (acquired by Time). She was an early team member at Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign) and WebHosting.com (acquired by AT&T).She has also held various roles as a management consultant with financial services and technology companies.Twitter: @lum
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Kiite — Remix your favorite resources and hacks with your best company content in a personalized hub that moves as fast as your team does
  • Uvaro — Start your career in tech! Learn from experienced instructors, practice new skills and get feedback in a supportive community. Sign up today!
  • Patented.ai — The most powerful AI engine for intellectual property.
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