At Post Seed 2016, Founders and Partners discussed about Post Seed and Small A Round
At our Post Seed 2016 event last Dec.1, Andre Gharakhanian, Founder and Partner at Silicon Legal Strategy led the panel session of Founders and Partners including Leo Polovets, Partner at Susa Ventures; Marc Michel, Managing Partner at Runway Venture Partners; Jim Andelman, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Rincon Venture Partners; and Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners. Post Seed is hosted by Vator, Bullpen Capital and Haystack.
Vator (short for innovator) is an awesome business network dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Vator consists of Vator.co, the online network with 150,000-plus members; VatorX - a platform to help filter for great startups; Vator Investment Club - made up of Vator investor members who invest in Vator-curated startups; Vator Media, which includes VatorNews, a provider of analysis, commentary, and news about innovation and venture capital, and Vator Events, which organizers the Splash startup series and Post Seed conference.
Bullpen Capital is a second round investor that invests in companies previously seeded by the Super Angel funds. Bullpen's founders include Paul Martino, founder and former CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, Duncan Davidson, founder of Covad and former venture partner at VantagePoint, and Richard Melmon, co-founder of Electronic Arts.
Haystack is a seed-stage fund.
If you want to invest in startups selected by Vator, join the Vator Investment Club.
Editor's Note: SplashX LA is around the corner on January 19 at TechStyle Fashion HQ in Los Angeles. Speakers include Richard Jun (Managing Partner, Bam Ventures), Brian Garett (Co-founder and Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures), Laurent Grill (Luma Launch), Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures), Colleen Poynton (Core Innovation Capital), Mitch Thrower (Founder & CEO, Events.com), Carmen Palafox (Make in LA) and many more. Join us! REGISTER HERE.
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Invests in early-stage tech companies with incredible potential, managed by teams of energetic, trustworthy and capable leaders. Key focus areas include digital media, Internet commerce, mobile and healthcare IT. Javelin looks for advanced bleeding-edge innovations, where the addressable market size is substantial and strong competitive advantages exist. A typical investment is between $1 to $4 million, with reserves for follow-on investments. In addition, Javelin also considers smaller seed investments for unique companies just getting started. Located in downtown San Francisco, while invests throughout the world. Javelin is a very active investor with a long-term outlook and the objective of creating substantial value.
Joined Vator onJim Andelman is Co-founder of Rincon Venture Partners. Before Rincon, Jim led software investing at Broadview Capital, a $250mm Bay Area VC firm. Before BCP, Jim was with Alex. Brown's Tech Group and boutique strategy consulting firm Symmetrix.
Joined Vator onI'm a general partner at Susa Ventures, a seed fund that focuses on companies with strong competitive advantages. Before Susa, I was a software engineer. I was one of the first employees at LinkedIn, then worked at Google and at Factual.
Joined Vator onFounding partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. Clients include Lyft, TaskRabbit, Threadflip, Ticketfly, Floodgate Fund, Baseline Ventures and Felicis Ventures. In 2012, Andre was named one of the top 20 lawyers in California under the age of 40.
Joined Vator onMarc is co-founding partner of Metamorphic Ventures, a New York City based seed stage venture capital firm focused on Transactional Media, the intersection between digital media and commerce.