Here are 25 more – one of whom says an investment he made at Web Summit 2011 turned out to be one of the the most important of his life.
What are they looking for?
Shervin Pishevar – Managing Director, Sherpa Ventures
He signed papers with Uber’s Travis Kalanick after a pint in a Dublin pub – Menlo leading Uber’s $37 million Series B.
Shervin returned to Web Summit the following year and met Scott Stanford –who also invested in Uber’s Series B – and the pair ended up founding Sherpa Ventures together.
Sonali De Rycker – General Partner, Accel Partners
Sonali has led investments in Spotify, Avito, Wonga and KupiVIP over the course of a 12 year career in the European venture business.
Previously, Sonali worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York.
Mood Rowghani –Partner, KPCB
While there, he helped lead the take-private acquisition of Answers Corp – said to be worth $900 million.
Tony Florence – General Partner, NEA
Having joined NEA in 2008, he led the firm’s investment in Quidsi – Diapers.com, soap.com – which was acquired by Amazon in 2011.
NEA led Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop $10 million Series A, an investment headed by Tony.
Paul Holland – General Partner, Foundation Capital
Paul invests in the IT, consumer, and digital energy sectors, and helps early-stage startups get from zero to $100 million in revenue.
A general partner at Foundation Capital, his past investments include Coverity – acquired by Synopsys, Averail – acquired by MobileIron, and Conformia – acquired by Oracle.
Paul has also helped take Kana Communications and Pure Software public.
A fellow investor? Join these 25 at Web Summit.