Noah Doyle

Noah Doyle

Serial entrepreneur turned VC looking to support to outstanding teams building great companies.

Personal blog: http://www.javelinvp.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 05, 2009
42 Splash Points
36 followers
24 companies followed
3 competitions judged
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About Noah
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Investor interests
Type of investor Early stage VC
Typical investment size $1M - $2.5M
Typical investments in a year 6
Categories of interest
School/Associations of interest
UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

I am a(n):

Investor

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Enjoy the challenges of building teams and products and solving hard problems for users/customers

My favorite startups:

Altruik, Emdigo, PowerCloud Systems, Netpulse, Nexenta, Nuvon, Oddmobb, Omnitrol, oneforty, Queplix, Ritter Pharma, Scout Labs (Lithium), SmartZip, Sociable Labs, Yap.tv

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Any given day can be full of challenges but the thrill of doing what no one has done before can't be compared.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

To not concentrate on what you can do better than anyone else.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. When it comes to cash, plan for the worst, hope for the best
2. Remain true to your vision, stick to the principles of your original plan
3. When hiring, place high value on passion and aim high, never settle

Full bio

Noah has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Noah most recently directed the enterprise product line for Google's geospatial products, Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah managed the Marketing Strategy and Corporate Development functions at Keyhole, Inc., the venture capital backed company that created the first Web-hosted digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. Prior to Keyhole, Noah helped establish the Internet loyalty rewards marketplace as a co-founder of MyPoints.com, the largest Internet loyalty program with over 6 million active members, where he led product management and business development functions from the company's inception through an initial public offering and subsequent acquisition by United Airlines. As an angel investor prior to forming Javelin Venture Partners, Noah has supported over a dozen start-ups.

Noah's board memberships include Nexenta, Skytree, Correlated Magnetics, Sociable Labs, Rixty (MOL) and Nuvon.