In 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh via an iconic commercial and a simple idea:

A nimble startup can stand up to massive incumbents using great software, agility, and a laser focus on what customers need.

Thirty years later, nimble Apple is the biggest company in the world.

At 1984 we are looking to back founders who share the same belief: that a unique insight paired with amazing software can disrupt any industry and upend any incumbent.

PHILOSOPHY
WHY 1984
No buzzwords. No hype.
We invest in founders using software to solve real 🌎 problems.
WHY 1984?

How we invest

  1. We only invest in seed 🌱. It’s what we know and love and where we provide the most value
  2. We are drawn to founders with grit, industry insights and a strong engineering culture 👩‍💻
  3. We invest via SAFE or equity, 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 help with recruiting, 💰 raising, and founder therapy 😩
  3. We will work with you to ensure you're set up for an outstanding Series A 🏆
INVESTMENT TEAM

Ramy Adeeb

Managing 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.

Samit Kalra

Partner

SaaS & Marketplaces

Samit was working as an investment banker in Australia when he first heard about the venture capital industry. It resonated with him so much that in 2017, he packed up his bags and moved to San Francisco. He began his investing career at AngelList, helping over 150 founders close early funding rounds. From there, he joined the investing team at Bain Capital Ventures where he ran the firm's early-stage fund program which generated 15 seed investments. Samit is a keen student of the industry and blogs about his learnings (see his investment framework and blog posts here).

Mark Percival

Partner

Infrastructure + Dev

Mark's journey in software development began with writing an IRC bot and grew into a career driven by a passion for open source. His early work in mobile-focused open source projects in the pre-iPhone era led to an early role at Twitter, where he helped develop their first mobile products.  Later, as CTO at Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo, he focused on integrating Tumblr into the Yahoo platform as a software architect.  At 1984, Mark assesses potential investments and aids portfolio companies in executing on their technical visions. He can be found on GitHub where he maintains several popular open source libraries and has contributed to more than 200 others. 

Farzad Soleimani

Partner

Healthcare

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.

Aaron Michel

Operating 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.
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

Sir Mohamed Mansour

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

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Kyle Oppenheim

VP of Engineering at Groupon, director of eng at Facebook

Mark Percival

First mobile engineer at Twitter, Co-founder and CTO at Snipit, Architect at Yahoo

Karim Wahba

Head of Data Science at Fairmarkit, and previously at Stitch Fix, Uber and Ginger.io

VENTURE PARTNERS

Drew Uher

Founder and CEO at Homelight

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 industries.
  • Convex, Flexport for commercial contractors
  • Deepscribe, AI-based scribe technology for healthcare
  • Routable, Platform for scaling b2b payments
  • Flowspace, Airbnb for warehousing and fulfillment
  • Properly, Opendoor for Canada
  • Reggora, Real estate appraisal software
  • Relevize, Turns partners into effective digital marketing channels
  • Shelf Engine, AI for predicting grocery orders
  • Latchel, Property management solution for landlords
  • Signos, Weight loss via continuous glucose monitoring
  • Vizion, API for ocean freight
  • Alaffia Health, AI for medical payment fraud detection
  • Because Market, Ecommerce site selling diapers to seniors
  • Bigger Picture, Real time resolution of supply chain disruptions
  • Biocogniv, AI for medical diagnostics
  • Bluecargo, Optimizing container logistics
  • Bluebirds, Software for sales reps to automate account research
  • Homeroom, Marketplace for investing in rental properties
  • Brace, Mortgage servicing for lenders
  • CareSignal (Acquired), Patient engagment software
  • Clarium, Supply chain automation for hospitals
  • Curtsy, Marketplace for Gen Z to buy and sell clothing
  • Dobby, Property management for your home
  • Dovly, Automated credit repair
  • Duffl, Delivery for college campuses
  • Exacare, Software for assisted living facilities
  • Firezone, Opensource VPN based on Wireguard
  • Freemodel, Presale home renovation
  • Frey, Clothing and personal care
  • Gleam, Fully-managed, self-funded health plans
  • Glidian, Prior authorization software
  • Health Note, AI-based technology for patient intake
  • Heroes Jobs, Video recruiting platform for Gen Z workers
  • Marble, Virtual property management
  • Massdriver, Automating devops
  • Nickson, Furniture as a service
  • Oxygen, Banking for freelancers
  • Ozon, Motorcycle leasing and financing in Latam
  • Padsplit, Airbnb for affordable housing
  • Pair Team, Virtual care teams for medical practices
  • Paperplane, Software to auto update your CRM
  • Rendalo Maq, Heavy equipment marketplace in Latam
  • Revv, Software for auto body shops
  • Serif Health, Healthcare Price Intelligence Data and APIs
  • Sourcify, Connecting US merchants with Chinese factories
  • Statusphere, Platform for word-of-mouth marketing
  • Streetfair, Marketplace for home services
  • Sucasa, Low downpayment home loans in Australia
  • Teachme.To, Marketplace for sports lessons
  • Terapify, E-therapy for Latam
  • Toolbox, Staffing and payroll platform for construction workers
  • UnicoAero, Baggage management system for airlines
  • Vectrix (Acquired), Cloud security marketplace
  • Cleva, Banking platform for freelancers and remote workers
  • Guac, AI-powered demand forecasting for grocery
  • Transformity, POS and vertical SaaS for liquor stores
  • Vectorshift, No-code platform that lets companies build generative AI workflows
  • Sweetspot, AI-powered search engine for government contracting
  • Collaborative Robotics, Modern robotics platform for industrials
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