Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Internet, Search, Mobile, Video, Games, Information Technology, Consumer Internet, Social Media, ECommerce, Location Based Services, Social Games, Analytics, Coupons, Mobile Commerce, Payments, Deals, Mobile Advertising, Local, Mobile Coupons, Android, SaaS, Bridging Online and Offline, iPhone, Mobile Games, Cloud Computing
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Digital Media, Financial Services, Venture Capital, Online Travel, Marketplaces, Travel, Social Commerce, Personal Finance, Reviews and Recommendations, Big Data, Social Recruiting, Recruiting, Professional Networking, Local, Small and Medium Businesses, Bridging Online and Offline, Quantified Self, ECommerce, Payments, Mobile Commerce, Productivity Software, Email
Pietro Dova was Corporate Controller and Finance Director at Google from 2001 to 2007. He was partly responsible for the Google IPO and roadshow, and directed Google’s operational and transactional accounting responsibilities worldwide. Immediately prior to joining Google, Pietro was CFO of Employeeservice.com. From 1996 to 1999, Pietro was VP Finance of Quote.com, an early online pioneer providing financial news and stock information to active investors. Pietro began his career in technology in 1988 at Oracle Corporation and held various executive finance positions through 1992. From 1993 to 1996, Pietro headed Fulcrum Technologies’ European finance operations based in Paris, France. Pietro received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London and his Masters in Management from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management.
Clint Chao is a founding General Partner of Moment Ventures. Moment is an early-stage VC firm investing in the Infrastructure of Everything: startups that are connecting digital and physical networks. Moment looks for companies in 3 primary areas: (1) Innovations in traditional IT, (2) New Device Ecosystems and (3) People-Based Platforms. Some of our investments include Soha, Skyward, Payable, Netsil, Swing Education, Call9, Copia, Viptela, World View and Nodeprime (acquired by Ericsson). Prior to Moment, Clint was a co-founding Managing Director at Formative Ventures, an early-stage VC firm. During his time at Formative, Clint invested a third of the fund's capital in early-stage technology startups, focusing on software infrastructure, web services, cloud computing applications and advanced semiconductors. Clint's investment and board leadership experience include Mashery (acquired by Intel), SOASTA, Silicon Clocks (acquired by Silicon Labs), Vungle and Zyray Wireless (acquired by Broadcom). Clint is an experienced technology executive who brings more than 20 years of start-up operating experience including marketing, sales and business development to Formative Ventures. Prior to co-founding Formative Ventures, Clint served as the first Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Business Development at SkyStream Networks (acquired by Tandberg TV), a leading provider of video routing solutions. Under his leadership, SkyStream became the worldwide leader in MPEG routing solutions to the broadcast, networking and enterprise markets. Prior to joining SkyStream, Clint served as Senior Director of Marketing at C-Cube Microsystems where he was responsible for marketing for the PC Division, a group he co-founded and grew to run rates exceeding $50M in sales annually. Clint began his tenure at C-Cube as the first Salesperson for the company, where he created the company’s sales representation network around the country. While there, C-Cube became the dominant supplier of digital video and imaging compression chips to the consumer electronics, computing and communications markets. Before joining C-Cube, Clint held numerous sales and sales management positions at Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector, where he was recognized as one of the company’s top salespeople. Clint earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Communities, Audio, Chat, Video Chat, SaaS, Ventures for Good, Nonprofits, Politics, Productivity Software, Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Social Media, Location Based Services, Restaurants, Groceries, Food Processing, Venture Capital, Analytics, Financial Services, Photo Sharing, Photo Editing
Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. An original “super-angel” investor, he was named to Forbes’ Midas List in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and to NY Times' Top 20 VCs list in 2016. Aydin is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Adyen, Clearslide, Credit Karma, and Rovio. More than 60 Felicis companies such as Brightroll, Climate Corp, Dropcam, Twitch, and Meraki, have been acquired by industry leaders such as Google, Amazon, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Disney, Yahoo and Ebay. His recent focus areas include re-invention of core markets like intelligent SaaS and financial services as well as development of frontier technologies including AI/deep learning and robotics. Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific (including Japan). Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch Google’s first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products and its first Safe Search. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible for world-wide licensing deals. Before joining Google, Aydin was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software MineSet at SGI. Aydin received a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Boston University. He also earned an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks five languages: English, German, French, Portuguese and Turkish. Aydin and his wife are Associate Founders of Singularity University, have backed bio-tech research at UCSF and sponsored a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania.Aydin has also been featured on Businessweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Financial Times Germany.
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in ECommerce, SaaS, Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, B2B, Mobile Commerce, Visualization, Enterprises, Bridging Online and Offline, Subscription Businesses, Big Data Analytics, Mobile, Marketplaces, Agriculture, Water
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Healthcare, Social Media, Search, QA, Knowledge Management, ECommerce, Marketplaces, Art, Video, Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Augmented Reality, Internet Infrastructure, EBooks
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Enterprise Software, Advertising, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Speech Recognition, Robotics, Hardware
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in Information Technology, Consumers, Media, Software, Enterprises, Education, Platforms, Augmented Reality, iPad, Tablets, Mobile, Social Media, SaaS, Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, Location Based Services, Big Data, Human Computer Interaction, Consumer Behavior, Digital Media, Communities, Enterprise Security, Mobile Enterprise
Social Impact Capital
Based in Silicon Valley. Invests in SaaS, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Agriculture, Affordable Housing, Health and Wellness