Investor Panels


Has the traditional VC been forced to pivot?

At Venture Shift, VCs from Kleiner, Mayfield, First Round, August Capital, True Ventures

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
August 22, 2011 | Comments
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Here's the video of the Venture Shift panel: "Has the traditional VC industry been forced to pivot by the rise of angels, super angels, incubators, etc?"

On this panel, we had Randy Komisar from  Kleiner Perkins Caufields & Byers, Phil Black from True Ventures, Raj Kapoor from Mayfield, Rob Hayes from First Round Capital, Howard Hartenbaum from August Capital and Rich Melmon from Bullpen, who moderated.

For a great overview of the panel, read Faith Merino's "Angels meet a need the VC industry couldn't."


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Bullpen Capital
Angel group/VC
Description: Bullpen Capital is second round investor who invests in companies previously seeded by the Super Angel funds.
Richard Melmon
Managing Partner,
Bullpen Capital
Bio: Richard is a physicist who somehow ended up starting companies. Before starting his own, he helped a few along the way, including Intel, ...
Bio: Raj is an entrepreneur , Internet industry pioneer and blogger ( . He invests in the online advertising, e-commerce, c...
Bio: Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. 

Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was th...
Bio: Rob joined First Round Capital in 2006.  Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture inves...
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