PHILOSOPHY
No buzzwords. No hype. We invest in founders using software to solve real world problems.

How we invest

  1. We focus on seed rounds. It’s what we know and love and where we provide the most value
  2. We are drawn to founders with industry insights and a strong engineering culture
  3. We are flexible on the mechanics. We can use a SAFE plus pro-rata or a priced round, and can lead or participate.

How we operate

  1. We don't take board seats. We prefer to be in your speed dial and get the late-night call
  2. We make intros that matter
  3. We help you recruit an A+ team and assist with fundraising
INVESTMENT TEAM

Ramy Adeeb

General Partner

An entrepreneur and investor, Ramy is founder and CEO of Snip.it (Acquired by Yahoo, where he served as a product executive) and one of the earliest engineers at Tellme Networks (Acquired by Microsoft). Ramy started his investing career at Khosla Venture where he worked with investors Vinod Khosla and Pierre Lamond on many investments including Groupme (acquired by Skype), Square (NASDAQ:SQ), and Storify (acquired by LiveFyre). He holds a BA and MS in Computer Science from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.

Aaron Michel

Partner

Named to venture capital’s 40 Under 40 by VC Journal in 2020, Aaron is the co-founder of PathSource, an edtech startup that rose to be the top career app in the App Store until its acquisition in 2017. Aaron also created the online game Fantasy Politics for the 2012 election. Inducted into the annual Innovation Rockstar list by the Boston Business Journal, Aaron has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company and a range of business outlets. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Farzad Soleimani

Healthcare Partner

A VC by day and an ER physician by night, Farzad has over 15 years of experience at the intersection of healthcare and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of eTherapi, a pioneering telemedicine company, and the founding co-director of the Texas Medical Center Biodesign Innovation Program. Farzad started his investing career at Mohr Davidow Ventures, completed his residency training at Baylor and earned his MBA, MD, MS, and BS from Stanford University. He is on faculty at Baylor Medical School, Rice Business School, and Rice Bioengineering Department.
SENIOR ADVISORS

Andy Rachleff

Founder of Benchmark Capital

Michael Smith

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Jim Messina

Chief of staff for operations under President Obama

Mohammed Mansour

Chairman of Mansour Group, a global conglomerate and GM's largest distributor globally

VENTURE PARTNERS

Drew Uher

Founder and CEO at Homelight

Kyle Oppenheim

VP of Engineering at Groupon and Director of eng at Facebook

Jennifer Pollock

Head of content Marketing at Square

Greg Pal

Founder and CBO at Automat.ai and VP at Nuance

Daniele Codega

Partner at Work & Co. Previously Head of Design at Reuters, Creative Director at HuffPost

PORTFOLIO
Since 2017, we have partnered with outstanding entrepreneurs shaking up many antiquated industries.
  • Because Market, Ecommerce site selling diapers to seniors
  • Biocogniv, AI for medical diagnostics
  • Bluecargo, Optimizing container logistics
  • Brace, Mortgage servicing for lenders
  • BuildOps, Driving operational efficiency for service contractors
  • CareSignal, Patient engagment software
  • Convex, Flexport for commercial contractors
  • Curtsy, Marketplace for Gen Z to buy and sell clothing
  • Deepscribe, Medical note transcription
  • Dovly, Automated credit repair
  • Duffl, Delivery for college campuses
  • Fairmarkit, Marketplace for procurement
  • Flowspace, Airbnb for warehousing
  • Frey, Clothing and personal care
  • Glidian, Prior authorization software
  • Health Note, Automated note taking for healthcare
  • Heroes Jobs, Video recruiting platform for Gen Z workers
  • Kyte, Rental cars on demand
  • Latchel, Property management solution for landlords
  • Nickson, Furniture as a service
  • Oxygen, Banking for freelancers
  • Padsplit, Airbnb for affordable housing
  • Posthog, Onprem analytics platform
  • PostScript, Ecommerce SMS re-engagement
  • Properly, Opendoor for Canada
  • Reggora, Real estate appraisal software
  • Routable, Platform for scaling b2b payments
  • Seso, Labor marketplace for the agriculture industry
  • Shelf Engine, Marketplace connecting grocery stores with vendors
  • Sling Health, Virtual care teams for medical practices
  • Sourcify, Connecting US merchants with Chinese factories
  • Toolbox, Staffing and payroll platform for construction workers
  • Trusted Health, Marketplace for healthcare employment
  • UnicoAero, Baggage management system for airlines
  • Unioncrate, Software for supply change management
  • Vectrix, Cloud security marketplace
  • Zero, Zero waste groceries
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
  • The monopoly issue, September 2020
  • The splintering of the Internet, August 2020
  • Our Q2 Update, July 2020
  • How did we get here, June 2020
  • Operating during a pandemic, May 2020
  • An update, April 2020
  • An epidemic of misinformaation, March 2020
  • The disruption issue, February 2020
  • Our end of year letter
  • The fake news issue, December 2020
  • The China culture clash, November 2019
  • Q3 Update, October 2019
  • The WeWork debacle, September 2019
  • The rise of Shopify, August 2019
  • Q2 Update, July 2019