Valley Oak Investments is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies operating in the food, agriculture, health and wellness sectors. The firm was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
DBL Partners was formed in 2015 from the combination of DBL Investors and the Cleantech practice of Technology Partners. The firm uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that affects an organization's social impact, as well as its financial success. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and seeks to invest in the clean tech, information technology, sustainable products and services, and healthcare sectors.
Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, environmental and economic returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests. Nancy is also the Founder of DBL Investors. As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBLhas helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks frequently on this topic. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) on both the audit and compensation committees, and is chair of the corporate governance committee; Farmers Business Network, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Off-Grid Electric, Primus Power, The Muse, and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora. Prior to founding DBL Investors, Ms. Pfund was a Managing Director in Venture Capital at JPMorgan, having started her investment career at Hambrecht & Quist in 1984. Previously, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Corporation, the State of California, Stanford University and the Sierra Club. Ms. Pfund was recently featured in 2016 Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list; featured #17 in the 2014 FORTUNE Inaugural World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators; is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University; a member of the Advisory Board of: the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab); and the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency, and a Trustee of the National Geographic Society. She has been a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Yale School of Management; and is a C3E Ambassador to the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Program, led by the U.S. Department of Energy. She is also a founding officer and director of ABC2, a foundation aimed at accelerating a cure for brain cancer. Ms. Pfund is the author, along with Benjamin Healey of the widely cited report on the history of U.S. energy subsidies entitled, “What Would Jefferson Do? The Historical Role of Federal Subsidies in Shaping America’s Energy Future”, co-authored with Michael Lazar, “Red, White & Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs”, co-authored with Noah Walker, “Ask Saint Onofrio: Finding What Has Been Lost in A Tale of Two Energy Sources”, co-authored with Anand Chhabra, “Renewables Are Driving Up Electricity Prices: Wait, What?”, and co-authored with Kristofer Holz, “The 2017 Inauguration: Empowering a Clean Energy Nation”. Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBAfrom the Yale School of Management
Vaish is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Haptik. He Co-founded Flatchat and also served as its Chairman. He is also an angel investor. He served as Ex-Director at Flurry India, ran global biz ops taking company from $0 to $100m in 3 years. Startup Investor & Adviser, Co-Founder Flat.to. He has completed hid B.S. Industrial Engineering from UIUC
Raine Ventures is the venture arm of The Raine Group which was founded in 2013. The firm makes seed, early stage and later stage venture investments and it focuses in the digital media, entertainment, sports and lifestyle sectors.
Jonathan Abrams is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Nuzzel. He serves as Advisor at Darwin Ventures. He is also an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder & serves as a Managing Partner at Founders Den. Previously, Jonathan was the founder and CEO of Socializr, Friendster, and HotLinks, and a software engineer at companies such as Netscape and Nortel. Jonathan is a mentor in Steve Blank's entrepreneurship classes at Stanford and Berkeley, a top-rated mentor at The Founder Institute, an advisor to AngelList and LeanLaunchLab, and has been extensively involved in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community for over ten years, including as a long-time member of the advisory board of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE), co-chair of the SDForum Venture Finance SIG, moderator of the SVASE CTO Forum, and a judge for the Stanford Entrepreneur's Challenge business plan contest, the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, the Stanford-Berkeley Innovators' Challenge, the Intel Challenge, and Start-Up Chile. He has a BS in Computer Science from McMaster University. He is an Angel Investor.
Ethan Batraski serves as Vice President at Venrock. He is an Angel Investor. Ethan joined Venrock, focusing on emerging technologies that rewire industries, including robotics, autonomy, space/aeronautics, decentralized systems, and agriculture, after 15+ years as a product & design executive. He sits on the boards of Osmo Systems and SkyRyse. Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a Product Leader at Facebook leading a $15B+ revenue business, and was a Partner at ProFounder, a pre-seed angel syndicate focused on deep technology breakthroughs. Previously, he was the VP Product & Design at Box, leading new products and growth from $150M to $400M ARR through IPO, the VP Product & Design at Adchemy through their acquisition by @WalmartLabs, and was the founding product & design leader at RiseSmart (acquired by Randstad) and Headcase Labs (acquired). He spent time earlier in his career leading the Search Business at Yahoo! and Consumer Products at Symantec. Ethan has 16 patents issued or pending across semantic search, recommendation models, and predictive syste
Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs to innovate and build technology companies. The firm specialize in leading seed and series A rounds collaborating with angel investors, other venture capital firms and strategic partners. It operating as an extension of the entrepreneurs' network. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California and invests in solving problems in technology hot spots around the world.
Gregg Brockway is a Co-Founder and also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Chairish. He also is an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder of Hotwire. Brockway served as the Chief Executive Officer of Maker Media. He is a Board Member of TurnKey Vacation Rentals. Brockway co-founded TripIt and served as its President. Prior to Tripit, Brockway served at Classic Vacations and was responsible for driving its future growth strategy, overseeing all operations, and maintaining relationships within the travel-agency community. Prior to Classic, he served as Chief Product Officer of Hotwire Inc. (formerly, Hotwire.com) and led development and enhancement of its five core travel products: airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, vacation packages and cruises. Brockway is one the four founding members of Hotwire. In October 2000, Brockway helped launch the site with the financial backing of six major airlines: American, America West, Continental, Northwest, United and U.S. Airways. Before Hotwire, Brockway founded Brainstormers, a consulting organization providing Internet strategy, partnership and operations consulting. Additionally, he was a director at Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity firm where he focused on growth investments in technology and consumer service businesses. Brockway also worked at Morgan Stanley & Company in the Merchant Banking Group as a Private Equity Analyst. Brockway is a regular speaker at numerous industry conferences, including TravelCom, Internet World, eTravel, EyeForTravel and others on the topics of travel, e-commerce and revenue management. A former member of the United States Ski Team, Brockway graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is an Advisor at Groupize. He is also a Board Member at Insightly.
Blockchain Capital is a venture capital investment firm. The firm invests in the blockchain enabled information technology sectors. It is based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2013.
Cota Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in private and public technology companies. The firm was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
David Mandel is an Angel Investor. He was the Founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer at Top Finance Company. Previously he served as Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Alliance United Insurance.
Owen Tripp is a Co-Founder and serves as the Board Member and Chief Executive Officer at Grand Rounds. He is also an angel investor. He believes that patients will achieve better healthcare outcomes through the intersection of technology, medical expertise and extraordinary patient care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and served as its Chief Operating Officer. He holds a BA with honors from Trinity College and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was recently named an "Innovator" in the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism's 2013 Superstar Awards.
Suleman ''Suli'' Ali is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He's the founder & CEO of TinyCo which was acquired by Jam City in 2016. Suli is also an active angel investor. He's invested in more than 30 startups (MoPub, Plangrid, Memebox, Captain401, Sir Kensington's, Hint Water, Solugen) and an LP in various VC funds (Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Cowboy Capital, Crunchfund, Refactor Capital, Pathbreaker Ventures, Akkadian Ventures)
Nitschke is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Bunker. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Insure.VC. He serves as Angel Investor at Chad Nitschke. He also serves as Board Advisor at LevelFunded Health Partners. He holds MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Finance from University of St. Thomas and BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Sociology and Psychology from Minnesota State University.