Brandon Zeuner

Brandon Zeuner

Co-founder @Venture51. Co-founded @Republic Project (acq. '13). Founding team @ Flypaper (acq. '11). Interact alum (makers of ACT! & SalesLogix). Advisor @ Tony Hawk Foundation

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonzeuner
Twitter: http://twitter.com/brandonzeuner
Encinitas, CA, United States
Accredited investor
Member since September 27, 2008
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1996 University of Arizona , BA , B.A., Management Information Systems
1996 University of Arizona , BA , B.A., Business Management

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I do my best to be helpful and support founders who create breakout technology products.

In particular, I like to help founders improve their go-to-market strategies by focusing on customer development, product design, user/customer experience, user/customer acquisition, web marketing / content strategy and sales & bizdev strategies. 

I'm the co-founding partner of Venture51 (http://venture51.com), a modern venture capital firm that has invested in 50+ companies including Betable, Ripple, Urban Remedy, Betaworks, Getaround, Life360, Space Monkey and eToro.

In 2008, I co-founded Republic Project (http://republicproject.com), a cloud-based rich media ad platform which was acquired by DG MediaMind in 2013. 

Got my start as a software marketing and sales guy at Interact Commerce (makers of SalesLogix and ACT! - sold to Sage Software in 2001). After my over-extended stay at Sage (corproate boredom) I left to be part of the founding team at Flypaper (sold to Trivantis in 2011), as a founding executive charged with growth. 

Venture51 is a modern early-stage venture firm uniquely focused on investing in the most promising founders in high-growth markets at the “Traction Round” growth stage. Venture51 is creating a new type of investment vehicle for early stage startups by bridging the gap between initial seed money and the traditional venture capitalists. Founded in 2008 and re-invented in 2010, the firm invests in high technology companies and has made 50+ investments to date, including: Betable, Ripple, Urban Remedy, Betaworks, Getaround, Life360, Space Monkey and eToro.

Professional interests: early-stage startups (Information Technology), venture capital, lean startup models, startup metrics, asymmetric strategic planning, user/customer experience, web marketing, content marketing, lean CRM, bizdev 2.0, community building and web analytics. 

Personal interests: free-skiing, golf, skateboarding with my kids, surfing, traveling and spending time with my family.