Brett Topche is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Red & Blue Ventures. Brett Topche serves as Managing Director at MentorTech Ventures. He also serves as Advisor at entreprenYOURS. He joined MentorTech Ventures in 2007 and has more than a decade of venture capital and private equity experience. He has spent much of his career primarily focusing on investments in ecommerce, digital media, mobile applications, marketing technologies and B2B software. He represents MentorTech on the Boards of Directors of Cloudmine and PayPerks and served on the Board of Wanderfly prior to its acquisition. He also serves as a Board Observer at Curalate, Quad Learning, Burrow, Soft Tissue Regeneration and TicketLeap and was a Board Observer at SeniorHomes.com prior to its acquisition by Bankrate. He also served as a member of the Investor Advisory Board of SnipSnap prior to its acquisition by Slyce. Prior to joining MentorTech, he was a member of the Fund Investments Team at Hamilton Lane Advisors, a fund-of-funds manager and private equity investment consultant. In this capacity, he evaluated private equity funds across a broad spectrum of stages and strategies on behalf of both discretionary and non-discretionary clients. During his time at Hamilton Lane, Topche reviewed more than 100 funds, including venture capital, mezzanine, buyout and real estate funds. Based in part on reports he drafted, more than $1 billion was invested into these funds. Prior to working for Hamilton Lane, Topche spent more than four years as an Associate with NJTC Venture Fund, where he focused on investments in early-stage companies in the software, Internet and communications sectors. His responsibilities included deal flow generation, initial company reviews, performing due diligence on potential investments, participating in deal structuring, reviewing legal documentation and working with companies post-investment, occasionally as an Observer on Boards of Directors. Topche is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School, with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies and a Political Science minor from the College and Arts and Sciences.
Nick Mehta serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Gainsight. He is also an Angel Investor. Previously he served as a Executive in-Residence at Accel Partners. Nick also previously served as CEO of LiveOffice. Before joining LiveOffice, Nick was a Vice President at VERITAS Software (acquired by Symantec).
Sean Glass is an entrepreneur and active angel investor. He co-founded Higher One (NYSE:ONE), Acceleprise.VC, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and Institute, EmployInsight (Acquired by GetIt), and Advantia Health. He's personally invested in over 40 private companies and numerous venture funds including General Assembly, ZoomData, ExecOnline, Zozi, SecurityScorecard, UniversityNow, Contactually, Bonsai AI, and TrackMaven. Acceleprise and Acceleprise SF have invested in over 50 enterprise software and technology driven service companies. Sean is a DC Tech Titan according to Washingtonian Magazine and has been included in articles in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and Washington Post. Sean holds an engineering degree from Yale and Masters in Applied Psychology from UPenn.
Updata Partners is a private equity firm that provides growth equity to software and software-enabled businesses. The firm invests in the infrastructure software, application software, SaaS, technology-enabled services, digital media and e-commerce sectors. It was founded in 1998 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.
Jonathon Perrelli is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at LifeFuels. He started Fortify.vc in May of 2011 after founding, leading and exiting four startups over the past 17 years. He has been a successful Angel, investing in startups such as Plaxo, FormSpring, and numerous Cyber-Security firms, and is now a venture capitalist focused on the seed and early stage. Prior to "joining the dark side", Jonathon was the founder and CEO of SecureForce, a cyber security solutions provider serving the US Intelligence and DoD, as well as some of the country's largest corporations. He continues to provide strategic leadership as chairman of SecureForce. Other startups that he has co-founded include; Plesk (renamed "Parallels") which is the largest platform for hosting automation in the world, The Shadow Group (acquired, and now part of BAE Systems), SecureSoftware (acquired by Foritfy Software, and subsequently by HP), and eTantrum which was the "other half of Napster" and ended up a casualty of the dot-com era. An early employee at UUNET (the largest ISP in the world now owned by Verizon) in the mid 1990's, Jonathon served in various roles over a five-year period. Jonathon received his BS in Finance from Virginia Tech. Perrelli serves as the chairman and founder at Secureforce. He also serves as a board member of 410 Labs. He also served as Managing Director at Fortify Ventures.
Leonsis was elected Chairman of the Board in August of 2013 and has served on the company’s board since June 2009. Since 1999, Leonsis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports and entertainment company that owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Leonsis also has served as a Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL LLC, a leading global Web company, since December 2006. Leonsis held a number of other executive positions with AOL from September 1994 to December 2006, most recently as Vice Chairman and President, AOL Audience Business. Leonsis co-founded Revolution Growth Fund II, a private investment firm, and has served as a partner of the fund since that time. Leonsis has served as a director of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) since July 2010, a director of Rosetta Stone Ltd. (NYSE: RST) since December 2009 and was a director of NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) from December 2008 through June 2012. Leonsis also serves on the board of directors of several private internet and technology companies.
Cofounder of 1776. Passionate about reinventing our lives as citizens by empowering kickass startups.
Adam Lehman serves as Chief Operating Officer at Hillel International. Adam Lehman is the Founder of Lancelot. Prior to that he served as an Strategic Advisor at Lotame Solutions. Adam is a proven leader in the digital media industry. He has extensive experience as an operating executive, strategist, dealmaker, investor, and entrepreneur. Adam served as the General Manager for Lotame's flagship platform business, and also overlooked Lotame's corporate affairs. Adam previously served as a Senior Vice President with AOL, and COO of its central business and corporate development unit. During his tenure at AOL he negotiated strategic advertising and marketing partnerships with leading Internet, media and consumer marketing companies, and closed billions worth of investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions. More recently, as a Managing Member of Rock Ridge Ventures, Adam incubated and advised several new ventures in the social media and marketing space, including Wondir, NaturalPath Media, Goozex, GeniusRocket and Carmun. Adam began his career as an associate in Mergers & Aquisitions group of the corporate law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. Adam is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He also co-founded GeniusRocket and served as its Chief Operating Officer and President.
SVP, Operations and Customer Success @trackmaven Partner, @day2-ventures Worked at Discovery and @accenture @wharton-school MBA
Work @lyft • Founder @district-ventures • Investor @armortext @partnered @tipsi @waveborn • Studied @united-states-naval-academy @georgetown-university-1
SVP @abb-technology-ventures based in @palo-alto • worked at @microsoft, @core-capital-partners • @duke-university engineering, @wharton-school
Former general counsel of @facebook, VP Legal at @amazon. Active angel investor focusing on Seattle-area startups.
Core Capital Partners is a venture capital firm based in Washington, District of Columbia. It is focused on investing in early-stage companies operating in core technology sectors like the enterprise software with particular emphasis on cloud, cybersecurity, data analytics, communications applications and infrastructure, SaaS, network security, business products and services, analytics and mobile