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.
BioCrossroads is a venture capital firm invests in life sciences industry based in Indiana. The firm operates early-stage life sciences venture funds investing in early-stage biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, agtech, biotech and health information technology products and platforms.
Felipe Mendoza is a Managing Director of Aristos Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage technology companies in Texas. Felipe Mendoza recently led the early stage technology investments for the $200 million ORIX Texas Technology & Infrastructure Fund. Felipe joined ORIX from GLP Advisors, a Sevin Rosen affiliate and previously co-founded TAC Portfolio Advisors. Felipe was formerly at Dallas based Silver Creek Ventures, an early stage, information technology, venture capital firm where he was the CFO and Associate. Prior to Silver Creek Ventures, Felipe held management and engineering positions at Cisco Systems, Monterey Networks (acquired by Cisco), Flextronics, Yotta Networks, Boehringer Mannheim (acquired by Roche Diagnostics), Alcatel-Lucent, and DSC Communications (acquired by Alcatel). Felipe has been involved in the development of products ranging from optical routers and networking equipment to diabetes monitors and container tracking systems. Felipe has a diverse background having been involved in all facets of the early stage capital experience – from employment at technology start-ups to venture capital funds. He has firsthand experience as an engineer in helping to grow a successful venture backed startup, Monterey Networks, from an early stage company until its acquisition by Cisco Systems for $501 million in 1999. Felipe received an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a frequent guest speaker at SMU and has been the industry mentor for the SMU Business Plan Competition since 2008. He holds 6 patents.
Chernovetsky Investment Group is a venture capital and real estate firm based in Kiev, Ukraine and was founded in 2012. The firm specializes in the startups, early stage and later stage investments. It invests in the internet, cloud computing, information technology, mobile application, data management, big data and software sectors. The firm does not invest in state tenders and procurement, alcohol and tobacco production, gambling, securities and stock market transaction.
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.
Hummingbird ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The firm makes transactions in seed round, early stage, growth capital and later stage funding. It specializes in the information technology, online service and focuses on digital media, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, infrastructure software, enterprise software, gaming and mobile application sectors.
Maple Leaf Angels is a group of private investors who seek to invest in the information technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance sectors. The firm was founded in 2007 and is located in Toronto, Canada.
Eric is interested in companies at the intersection of health and information technology, finance and technology, and consumer services. He supports TransLink’s portfolio companies to engage customers and partners in Asia and leads the firm’s investment activities in Israel. Active current lead investments include aktiia, Opsys Technologies, Sensifree, and Somnoware as well as active engagement with HZO. Noteworthy past TransLink investments include Misfit (ACQ: Fossil). Eric is a founder of Eternal Capital and a private investor, board member, and advisor to public and private technology companies. He was previously the Founding Managing Director of the SOFTBANK Asia Infrastructure Fund (SAIF). Together with Gary Rieschel, Eric defined the strategy, recruited the team, and led investments for SAIF I, a $404 million venture capital fund launched by SOFTBANK Corporation in partnership with Cisco Systems in 2000. Eric has led investments in technology, media, and telecommunications companies in China, India, Korea, and the United States. Prior to SAIF, Eric was an associate partner with SOFTBANK Venture Capital focused on seed and early-stage communications services, e-commerce, and e-finance investments. Prior to joining SOFTBANK Venture Capital, he was a member of Merrill Lynch’s Technology Investment Banking Group and a consultant with The LEK/Alcar Consulting Group in Boston. Eric earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and is a certified acupuncturist.
Robbie Allen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Infinia ML. He also is an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Allen is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Robbie Allen oversees all aspects of Automated Insights as well as leads the software development and information technology teams for the company. Prior to founding Automated Insights, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer, IT at Cisco where he worked for 13 years. During his time at Cisco, Robbie led large-scale IT architecture projects that involved overhauling Cisco's internal infrastructure to a cloud-based solution. He managed teams from 5 to 40 people that developed complex network management software. Just before leaving the company, Robbie designed advanced protocols for Cisco's core router platforms. Before Cisco, Robbie worked at IBM in the Networking Hardware Division and at Lucent in a variety of software engineering positions. Robbie received a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Math from East Carolina University (magna cum laude). He has Masters degrees from MIT in Engineering Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is the author of ten books on a variety of technical topics from O'Reilly, Apress and Addison-Wesley. Robbie has been very active in the startup community for over ten years. He's served as an advisor and mentor to numerous startups and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Albert Wenger serves as Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures. He is also a Co-Founder at DailyLit. Dr. Wenger serves as Director at Blockstack (New York). Dr. Wenger serves as Partner at Union Square Ventures. He is a Board Member at Top Hat and goTenna. He has several years of entrepreneurial experience with an in-depth technology background. As an entrepreneur, he has founded or co-founded five companies, including a management consulting firm (in Germany), a hosted data analytics company, a technology subsidiary for Telebanc (now E*Tradebank), an early stage investment firm and most recently (with his wife), DailyLit, a service for reading books by email or RSS. He also served as the president of del.icio.us through the company's sale to Yahoo. Dr. Wenger graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT. He is also an Angel Investor.
Innovacorp is an incubator and an early-stage venture capital firm. The firm invests in the information technology, clean technology, life sciences and ocean technology sectors. The firm was founded in the year 1995 and it is based in Halifax, Canada.
Vayner RSE is a venture capital firm. It is based in New York, New York and was founded in 2014. The firm invests in the mobile and information technology sectors.
Battle Born Venture is a venture capital program, overseen by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development under the auspices of the US Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative. Battle Born makes equity and equity-like investments in early stage, high-growth Nevadan enterprises in the aerospace and defense, agriculture, energy, healthcare, information technology, logistics and operations, manufacturing, mining, tourism, gaming and water sectors. The firm was founded in 2013 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tim Guleri serves as Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. He serves as the Board Member at Appcues. He is also an angel investor. He serves as the Board Member at Applitools. He also serves as a Board Member at DotNetNuke, Appcelerator and MakeMyTrip. He joined the firm in 2001 and focuses on investments in the consumer (mobile Internet), enterprise software (SaaS), infrastructure software (security, deployment, management), and open source. Guleri has several years of hands on operating and investing experience, but also on a solid technical education. Prior to joining the firm, he built two software infrastructure companies. Guleri served as the Vice Chairman and the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Epiphany. He co-founded Octane Software and served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman from 1997 to 2000. Guleri served as a Vice President of Technical Field Operations and Product Marketing at Scopus Technology from 1992 to 1997, heading the Sales and Marketing functions, and was a leader in the CRM space. He began his career as an Executive in Information Technology at LSI Logic between 1989 and 1992. Guleri has presented at numerous industry conferences such as ABA, ETRA, DCI, and eCommerce World. He also serves on Board of PhenomPeople. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).