Managing Partner
James Currier

Biography

James is one of Silicon Valley’s foremost experts in growth and network effects. He's a four-time serial entrepreneur. He is also a pioneer of user-generated models, viral marketing, a/b testing, crowdsourcing, and myriad other growth techniques now followed by nearly all technology companies.

Because of his expertise in these critical areas of company growth, he's been fortunate to invest in, advise, and mentor many of technology's definitive startups, and has revolutionized the trajectory of today’s leading internet companies.

James is a growth junkie with an uncanny eye for what it takes to succeed. He has been investing before or alongside firms like Sequoia, Greylock, CRV, A16z, First Round, Mayfield, Shasta, and GGV.

Before becoming an investor, James co-founded one of the internet’s first successful user-generated companies, Tickle, in 1999 and served as CEO. Under James’ leadership, Tickle grew to become the 18th largest website in the world with over 150 million registered users, and was acquired in 2004 by Monster for $110 million. It was during this time he realized the power of network effects as the core growth driver of both B2B and B2C successes across every vertical.

James then co-founded three other successful companies - Wonderhill (online video games, merged with Kabam in 2010 which then sold for $800M), IronPearl (growth analytics SaaS, acquired by PayPal in 2013), and Jiff (enterprise healthcare software, raised $68M from Venrock, GE, J&J, merged with Castlight in 2017- NASDAQ: CSLT).

A lifelong learner and developer of talent, James loves sharing wisdom among founders. He speaks regularly at numerous industry conferences. He’s also been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, LA Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, etc.

Interests

Adventure seeker, has sailed across both the North Atlantic and the South Pacific; father of 4 boys; married to the strongest woman in the world; musician and singer; fascinated by psychology and language; interested in innovative learning models/organizations for community development and networked ecosystems.

Credentials

M.B.A., Harvard Business School
B.A., Political Economics, Princeton
HS, Phillips Exeter Academy
Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute

Managing Partner
Pete Flint

Biography

The co-founder of Trulia, Pete Flint is a serial entrepreneur who built one of today’s most prolific marketplaces. As CEO, Pete led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion.

Prior to starting Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity/Sabre Holdings for over $1 Billion.

These experiences gave Pete a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 Billion+ exit from a founders perspective.

A frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences, Pete is featured regularly on CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg, WSJ, and The New York Times.

He also is a guest lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Interests

Non-profit activism including being the Founding Board Member of New Story Charity www.newstorycharity.org, focused on eliminating homelessness by building sustainable communities; As a Brit, a long-time fan of Arsenal F.C. in the Premier League of English Football.

Credentials

MBA, Stanford GSB.
Masters in Physics, Highest Honors, University of Oxford
Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute
Member, Young Presidents’ Organization

Managing Partner
Gigi Levy-Weiss

Biography

One of the most prolific technology investors In Israel, Gigi Levy-Weiss is a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and super-angel. He served as the CEO of 888 Holdings (LSE: 888.L), one of the world’s leading online gaming entertainment companies in the world, until mid-2011 when he turned his hobby of investing in startups into his job. Prior to 888 Gigi served as Division President in Amdocs, a world leading billing and CRM provider (NYSE: DOX). Earlier he held various roles in Israeli tech companies and founded several startups including Playtika (acquired for $4.4 billion by China consortium / Cesars), Beach Bum, InceptionVR and others.

In 2014, Gigi was appointed to Facebook's EMEA Client Advisory Council. In May 2015 he joined the supervisory board at Bertelsmann, one of the world’s largest media companies (RTL and Penguin-Random House are some of the company’s businesses).

Gigi has been covered by Forbes, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Financial Times, etc. and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Com.vention, Casual Connect, Startup Grind, and many others.

Interests

Speaks Hebrew, English, Spanish and French; lives in Ramat Hasharon, Israel with his wife and 3 children; actively involved with a number of non-profit organizations in Israel including serving on the management board for Israeli humanitarian fund Latet from 2008 to 2013; board member at the non-profit MEET Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow; member of the advisory board of the Technology Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MBA in the Tel Aviv University.

Credentials

MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Pilot, Israeli Air Force
Awarded and named top investor in Israel by various publications including Geektime and The Marker, Israel’s leading business newspaper’.

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Advisor
Stan Chudnovsky

Biography

Stan Chudnovsky is Head of Product for Messaging at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Stan was VP of Growth and Global Strategy at PayPal after a company he co-founded, IronPearl, was acquired in 2013. Stan also co-founded several other successful companies including Jiff, NFX, Ooga Labs, and Wonderhill. Before that, Stan was building Tickle Inc., one of the first social media companies, and grew it to become one of the largest websites in the world by 2003. Originally from Moscow, Stan got his engineering degrees in Russia and has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1994.