Requests for Startups: Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures)

Andy Weissman is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Prior to joining USV, he co-founded betaworks. What startup verticals interest you most right now? One, obviously, is blockchain related technologies. Second, is networks in the healthcare and medicine related industries. We’ve made two investments in that area (Human DX and Figure 1) — looking for networks of … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures)

Requests for Startups: Gerald Tan (Scrum Ventures)

Gerald is an analyst at Scrum Ventures where he scouts and evaluates promising early-stage companies. Gerald is a native Singaporean. Before working at Scrum, Gerald was at the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office where he worked on projects to seed the Singaporean startup ecosystem. Aside from work, he is currently taking graduate courses at Stanford studying … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Gerald Tan (Scrum Ventures)

Requests for Startups: Romain Lavault (Partech Ventures)

Romain is a General Partner at Partech Ventures — a venture capital firm started in 1982 based in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, with $500M funds currently in active investment phase at seed, early and growth stages. Romain started his career as a rocket scientist (for real!) before launching a machine learning SaaS startup operating in the US … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Romain Lavault (Partech Ventures)

Requests for Startups: Nicole Glaros (Techstars)

Nicole is a Managing Director at Techstars, a startup accelerator based out of Boulder, Colorado. She’s been with Techstars since its early days in 2009, has run 8 programs and has close to 90 companies in her portfolio. She’s on the Board of Directors for the Application Developer’s Alliance and theEntrepreneur’s Foundation of Colorado. She’s … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Nicole Glaros (Techstars)

Requests for Startups: Aditi Maliwal (Crosslink Capital)

Aditi joined Crosslink in 2014, focusing on Mobile, Fintech and Internet Services investments. Prior to joining Crosslink, Aditi was an analyst in the technology, media & telecom investment banking group at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco providing M&A advisory and capital raising services for Internet & digital media and software clients. She has prior experience … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Aditi Maliwal (Crosslink Capital)

Requests for Startups: Jonathan Struhl (Indicator Ventures)

Jonathan is Co-Founder and General Partner at Indicator Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that backs founders leveraging digital to drive efficiencies for businesses and consumers. Indicator’s investments includeLob, Circa, Nimble, Edyn, Bond, and Unikrn, among others. Prior to Indicator Ventures, Jonathan was an active investor, mentor and advisor to a number of different early-stage … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Jonathan Struhl (Indicator Ventures)

Requests for Startups: Bucky Moore (Costanoa Venture Capital)

Bucky joined Costanoa after 4+ years investing and working in and around technology companies. Prior to joining Costanoa, Bucky was an investor at Battery Ventures, where he focused on early stage investments in enterprise software and infrastructure. During his time at Battery, he invested in companies such as Veradocs and Lightcyber. Bucky graduated from the … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Bucky Moore (Costanoa Venture Capital)

Requests for Startups: Rebecca Kaden (Maveron)

Rebecca joined Maveron in 2011, back when she was earning her MBA at Stanford, studying leadership and entrepreneurship. She joined full-time when she graduated the following year. In her collaborative role at Maveron, Rebecca identifies emerging consumer-focused entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Southern California, and her hometown of New York City. She also plays a leading … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Rebecca Kaden (Maveron)

Requests for Startups: John Melas-Kyriazi (Spark Capital)

John is an Associate at Spark Capital, where he focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies and works closely with a number of Spark’s portfolio companies, including Freight Farms, Academia, and Orchard. Previously, John served as CFO and Head of Business Development at StartX, which runs an accelerator program for the Stanford community. He also … Continue reading Requests for Startups: John Melas-Kyriazi (Spark Capital)

Requests for Startups: Nikhil Basu Trivedi (Shasta Ventures)

As a senior associate at Shasta Ventures and advisor to The Thiel Fellowship’s 20 Under 20 program, Nikhil focuses on discovering and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is a board observer at Bloc and ClassDojo in San Francisco, and Hinge and Timehop in New York City and was named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 … Continue reading Requests for Startups: Nikhil Basu Trivedi (Shasta Ventures)