In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh through one of the most iconic commercials in history: “1984 won’t be like 1984,” the ad proclaimed.
At 1984 Ventures, we invest in entrepreneurs who are shaking up large, established industries to imagine a different future.
We don’t invest in the latest buzzword or the most hyped technology. Instead, we invest in businesses using software to solve real world problems.
We focus on early-seed rounds. It’s what we know and love and where we provide the most value.
We surround our companies with a team of seasoned entrepreneurs to help every step of the way.
You are an entrepreneur who questions everything. You tinker relentlessly. You want to build applications to solve real world problems, not to ride the wave of the next hot thing. The humbly bold. The data-driven rebel.
We are successful entrepreneurs turned early-stage investors. We’ve built products, engineering teams, data centers - and even the occasional IKEA desk in some of the valley’s leading companies.
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 on a number of 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
Aaron Michel co-founded PathSource, a venture-backed edtech startup that rose to be the top career app in the App Store until its acquisition in 2017. Prior to that he created the online game Fantasy Politics ahead of the 2012 election. Named an Innovation Rockstar by the Boston Business Journal, Aaron has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company and a range of business outlets. He graduated from Harvard Business School and the 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.
Founder and CEO at Homelight
Founder and CBO at Automat.ai and VP at Nuance
Head of content Marketing at Square
VP of Engineering at Groupon and Director of eng at Facebook
Design Director at Work & Co. Previously Head of Design at Reuters, Creative Director at HuffPost
We are here to help our portfolio companies with development, design, go‑to‑market strategy, and everything in between.
Founder of Benchmark Capital
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard
Chief of staff for operations under President Obama
Chairman of Mansour Group, a global conglomerate and GM's largest distributor globally