venture51 is a seed- and early-stage venture fund built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. We partner with the best founders who are forming at the earliest stages of the emerging Information Technology market.
We like to add value by:
Brandon Zeuner - Managing Partner
Brandon Zeuner likes to break things with entrepreneurs, and he likes to invest in things, too, should anyone be crazy enough to let him.
Brandon has been in tech for over 15 years in companies such as Interact Commerce (makers of ACT! & SalesLogix - sold to Sage in 2001), Flypaper, Plan Plus Online (Franklin Covey), and Sage Software. He also remains very active in a music technology startup.
When he’s not breaking stuff with entrepreneurs, he is spending time with his family, skateboarding with his son (where he tries very hard not to break anything), golfing, listening to music, breaking more things, and reading.
Ryan Swagar - Managing Partner
Ryan is an entrepreneur, a husband, a father, a golfer, a skier, a surfer, a guitar player, and an amazing beer drinker.
Ryan began his business career working for a private investment firm managing clients across North America. In 2004, he co-founded a media company that had an innovative approach to delivering online video content.
His most recent venture is an online music technology platform that aggregates social APIs and live webcasts for the music
Greg Kero - Partner
Greg has worked in the institutional investment industry since 1996 – representing world class investment firms to professional investors at corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, and high-net-worth family offices.
Greg has held key executive roles at Russell Investment Group and Silver Creek Capital Management.
Greg brings his institutional, operational and fund management experience to Venture51 and guides investor relations & key institutional development activities.
Boz Bundalo - CTO
As a chief technology officer and user experience architect, Boz has built his reputation designing/developing some of the richest web experiences for Hollywood and Fortune 500 companies in the past 15 years.
With his award winning creative talent, in-depth knowledge and experience in engaging front-end interfaces, back-end coding as well as deep understanding of mobile platforms, Boz brings important technological value to Venture51 and gives ideas exemplary visual appeal.
When he's not coding or designing on his 12 monitors, Boz loves to spend time with his closest friends grilling steaks, drinking beer, laughing and rocking games. He's a home theater geek, who loves building crazy overpowered computers while constantly thinking about new startup ideas.
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