Web Summit is a mere 7 weeks away. So far we have over 500 investors set to attend. That’s going to make for some brilliant roundtable discussions, mentor and office hour sessions.
This week we bring you 25 top investors that we’ve confirmed recently. These particular guys hail from the likes of Upfront Ventures, Union Square Ventures and 500 Startups in New York and SF.
Mark Suster – Partner – Upfront Ventures
Mark is a Partner at Upfront Ventures, where he joined the firm after having previously worked with them as a two-time entrepreneur. He was successful in selling his latest company Koral, to Salesforce.com. He says he joined “the dark side” to to help fund like-minded entrepreneurs . He now looks to invest in passionate entrepreneurs in early-stage tech businesses. Check out his well known blog – Both Sides of the Table, where he gives entrepreneurs all sorts of advice on how to pitch venture capitalists and raise funds.
Jalak Jobanputra – Managing Partner – FuturePerfect Ventures
Jalak is Founding Partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC. Previously, she was the Director of Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthrocapitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. While there, she created a mobile investment strategy, invested in an East African mobile tech incubator and an Indian mobile classifieds site, as well as closing Omidyar’s largest for profit investment ($5M) to date in Latin America. Let’s not forget that in 2013 she was selected as a “40 Woman to Watch Over 40”.
Albert Wenger – Managing Partner – Union Square Ventures
Albert is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor in both Etsy andTumblr). He has founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. Albert has said that the unofficial motto of the firm is, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. ”
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