SEED Capital is Denmarks biggest venture capital fund within the seed segment and specializes in identifying, financing and developing competent and innovative entrepreneurial companies. SEED Capital also manages public funds via a strategic corporation with the innovation incubator Pre-Seed Innovation. Public funding allows SEED Capital to invest in start-ups in the early stages, and private venture capital is invested in the most successful companies in subsequent investment rounds. This business model allows them to invest earlier than most VC companies and to provide substantially more capital than most seed investors. SEED Capital invests in approximately 15 new promising growth companies every year. This is based on a screening of more than 500 business proposals every year and meetings with more than 100 of these opportunities to further investigate or advice on the suggested business ventures. Besides investment SEED Capital assists portfolio companies with value-generating activities such as management support, business development, organizational and strategic development, marketing, and ad hoc operational, financial, and legal assistance.
Investor. Advisor. Entrepreneur. Founded in 2007, Theorem Ventures provides seed and angel capital along with experienced advice at key milestones for select technology start ups. Theorem has made 24 investments, with 5 acquisitions, one IPO, two investments reaching emerging Unicorn status, and one noble fail to date. All the rest are on the path. More at www.theoremventures.com. Andy was previously co-founder and CEO of PR and social media firm Atomic, acquired in 2011 along with sister agency H3O. Atomic was a multi-country agency, and the third largest PR firm in San Francisco, with additional offices in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, London and Munich. Atomic was 2010 Tech Agency of the Year, and one of the fastest growing firms in the US for 3 consecutive years, reaching $19 million in annual fees. More at www.atomicpr.com. In addition, Andy was chief architect and co-developer of ComContext, a pioneering communications analytics platform - also acquired. He remained CEO of Atomic Group throughout a successful, 3 year earn out. Atomic was merged into international communications firm Grayling in January 2014. Atomic managed high profile PR and social programs for a range of global tech, Web 2.0 and consumer tech brands including Verizon, Sony, Polaroid, Pioneer, Intuit, McAfee, IMAX, Hitachi and many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in the US and Europe, Atomic was regarded as a top PR/social firm for quality startups. Andy and associates have played a role in PR and social media for more than 350 start up launches. More than 75 Atomic clients were acquired or went public, including Photobucket, Linkedin, Mint.com, Simplify Media, Milo, Fusion.io, Arcsight, Moonfruit, Rocket Fuel, Opower, Shopkick, Lending Club, BrightRoll and dozens of others. Andy has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in research Psychology from Cal State University Fresno. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Newion Investments (a new eye on investments) is an independent venture capital fund founded in December 2000 and focussed on companies operating in the IT industry. The mission of Newion Investments is to invest venture capital in and to provide additional advice to high-potential IT enterprises in order to make them highly profitable.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at VaynerMedia. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Vayner/RSE. He is also a Co-Founder of Brave Ventures. Gary is a member of the board at Faithbox, and serves as an Advisor at HubSpot. Gary rose to prominence in the late 90's after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine sites, WineLibrary helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60MM in sales. Gary is also one of the most sought after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. Gary has been named to both Crain's and Fortune's 40 Under 40 lists. Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it's like to be a CEO and public figure in today's digital world. He is also the host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show online. He has a degree from Mount Ida College. He is an Angel Investor.
Caspian Impact Investment Adviser is an investment firm that gives advice and invests capital in socially responsible, multiple bottom line businesses delivering financial and social value. The firm invests in the food and agriculture, small business finance, microfinance, affordable housing, healthcare and clean energy sectors.
Rouven Dresselhaus serves as Co-Founding Partner & Managing Partner at Cavalry Ventures. Dresselhaus serves as Managing Director at Voltage Ventures. Prior to Voltage Ventures, Rouven has invested in more than 35 companies worldwide. He is the go-to guy for our portfolio companies whenever they need strategic advice, input on their product, network and fundraising. Rouven's academic career ended when he dropped out of WHU's Ph.D. program in order to pursue his passion in Venture Capital.
XMi High Growth Development Fund is a venture capital investment arm of XMi Holdings and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm invests in Tennessee based small companies operating in the healthcare, clean energy, automotive, manufacturing, logistics, business services and technology sectors. Additionally, the firm also provides human resource services, procurement services, information technology, social and non-profit management, corporate finance advice and commercial real estate brokerage.
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Maynard Webb is a 40-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. He is a co-founder and board member of Everwise, a talent development startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum. Maynard has also served on several public and private boards including Yahoo!, Gartner, Niku, Extensity, Hyperion, Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks), Baynote, and AdMob (acquired by Google) where he was also one of the first investors. Maynard is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship (2013, Jossey-Bass). His second book, Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, will be released by Saint Martin’s Press on September 11, 2018.