Richie Serna learned the value of hustling early on in life. That has certainly paid off in raising over $100M for his own startup that is fueling the future of financial services with billions of transactions. Finix has raised $102M in financing from top-tier investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, American Express Ventures, PSP Growth, and Inspired Capital Partners.
Simon Taylor is one of the rising numbers of highly successful startup entrepreneurs to be coming out of the UK’s growing startup scene. His startup, HYCU has raised $89M in funding from top-tier investors like Acrew Capital and Bain Capital Ventures.
Jason Flick has founded several tech startups. His latest venture was recently acquired by AT&T’s WarnerMedia for more than $100M. He has acquired funding from several top-tier investors like FedDev, Sky UK, Causeway Media Partners, and Kayne Partners.
Matin Movassate has raised almost $100M for his deep analytics startup to help entrepreneurs systemize building great products. During our interview on the Dealmakers Podcast Movassate shared how he got hooked on coding, the gap between finding product-market fit and being ready to scale your business, how he got inspired to reinvent analytics tools, and the fundraising journey. Plus, his insights on building a leadership team.
Eugene Danilkis On Building A $2 Billion Business By Creating A SaaS Platform That Powers Banking Services
Eugene Danilkis has raised close to $175M to reengineer how financial and banking services are designed and delivered. During our interview on the Dealmakers Show Danilkis shared his adventures into entrepreneurship, his perspective on taking risks, fundraising, and growing as a startup CEO.
Ross Buhrdorf On Selling His Startup For $3.9 Billion And Now Raising $70 Million To Help You Start A Successful Business
Ross Buhrdorf is the co-founder and CEO of ZenBusiness which offers business products and services that help business owners in starting, running, and growing a business. The company has raised over $70 million from top-tier investors which include Founders Fund, Greycroft, and Slow Ventures to name a few. Prior to this is was the founding CTO of HomeAway which was acquired for $3.9 billion.
Nick Desai is a multiple-time entrepreneur who has raised over $100M for his most recent startup venture alone. During his recent appearance on the Dealmakers Show Desai shared his evolution through several businesses, the decision not to get too comfortable, how much the wrong boards and investors can cost you, as well the more sustainable future of healthcare he and his wife have been creating.
After being robbed on the beach Amir Elichai vowed to transform the emergency services industry. His startup has been making great strides to thrust 911 services around the world into the future. His startup Carbyne has recently raised over $60M in investments from top-tier investors like Elsted Capital Partners, FinTLV Ventures, Founders Fund, and Hanaco Venture Capital.
Christian Owens started coding at just 12 years old. His startup has now raised nearly $100M, and is bringing in billions in revenue as they empower software startups around the world to scale. His startup Paddle has recently raised investments from top-tier investors like Notion Capital, FTV Capital, Kindred Capital, and 83North
Mahmoud Abdelkader is a full-cycle startup founder who has been around the block more than once. His latest venture could massively change how businesses handle data. His venture, Very Good Security has recently raised over $100M from top-tier investors like Andreessen Horowitz, GS Growth, Vertex Ventures, and Visa Ventures.
Karthik Venkateswaran has raised tens of millions of dollars to modernize one of the biggest markets in the world. His startup Jumbotail has raised $45M from top-tier investors like Klinkert Investment Trust, Discovery Ventures, VII Ventures, and Peter Crosby Trust.
Dor Abuhasira has already raised over $70M for his tech startup, and it’s soaring in more than one way. His startup, Percepto has raised more than $73 million from top-tier investors like State of Mind Ventures, Delek Group, Arkin Holdings, and Koch Disruptive Technologies.
Anshul Ruparell has raised a significant amount of financing and capital for his venture that is transforming one of the biggest and most entrenched markets. During our time on the Dealmakers Podcast Ruparell shared with our audience how he was inspired to entrepreneurship, spent time on both sides of the table as a startup investor and founder, and the pattern recognition he has picked up on the way. Plus, what he has learned about picking cofounders and investors, pivoting a business, and the importance of extreme focus.
Dhirendra Mahyavanshi On Raising $67 Million To Help You Identify The Most Appropriate Insurance Policy
Dhirendra Mahyavanshi has been making big strides in one of the fastest-growing sectors, in one of the biggest markets in the world. During our interview on the Dealmakers Show, Dhirendra Mahyavanshi shared his journey to startup founder and raising tens of millions of dollars from top international investors. Plus his take on the insurance market in India, how his company has helped bring about the digitization of insurance, what he sees as one of the most critical decisions that makes or breaks a startup. Plus, how to pick your cofounder.
Steve Fambro has started several companies, including relaunching his car startup for a second time. His company Aptera has successfully raised funding from top-tier investors like Sandy Munro, Bay Wharf Capital, Meyer Equity, and NRG Energy.
Stefan Batory has experienced living on a potato diet to several successful businesses and raising over $100M for his latest venture. Hi company Booksy has successfully raised funding from top-tier investors like Manta Ray Ventures, Kai Hansen, ENERN Investments, and VNV Global.
Mateo Jaramillo On Raising $127 Million To Help The World Transition To Renewable Energy With Technology
Mateo Jaramillo is the co-founder and CEO of Form Energy which develops and commercializes a low-cost battery system that can store wind and solar energy for a long duration. The company has raised $125 million from top-tier investors, including Temasek Holdings, Coatue, Prelude Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, Macquarie Capital, and Energy Impact Partners to name a few.
Bill Smith On Selling His Business To Target For $500 Million And Now Raising $145 Million To Help You Live Anywhere
Bill Smith is the founder and CEO of Landing which develops a membership-based network of fully-finished urban apartment homes. The company has raised over $145 million from top-tier investors which include Greycroft, Foundry Group, Maveron, and Abstract Ventures. Prior to this Bill Smith founded Shipt which he sold to Target for $500 million.
Venkat Venkataramani has worked with some of the biggest and fastest-growing tech companies in the world. Instead of just collecting an easy paycheck he decided to take on the challenge of doing something even bigger and more impactful for other businesses. His company, Rockset, has been successful in raising more than $60 million in funding from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital and Greylock.
Rotem Iram has been pioneering what’s next in business insurance. His startup has already raised nearly $100M from top-tier investors like Qumra Capital, Shlomo Kramer, Munich Re Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Daniel Vogel On Raising $80 Million To Build One Of The Fastest Growing Crypto Exchanges That Is Processing Over $1 Billion A Year
Daniel Vogel became fascinated by bitcoin far before most had heard of it. His passion for crypto has morphed into the dominating exchange in Latin America, which processes more than $1B a year in the US to Mexico bitcoin transactions. His company has raised financing from top-tier investors like Kaszek Ventures, Pantera Capital, QED Investors, and Coinbase Ventures.
Spike Lipkin is the cofounder and CEO of Newfront Insurance which is a modern commercial insurance brokerage. The company has raised so far over $100 million from top tier investors such as Founders Fund, Index Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, or Meritech Capital Partners to name a few.
Sergio Furio On Building A $1.7 Billion Business By Empowering Brazilians To Take Control Of Their Lending Needs
Sergio Furio made the leap from corporate job to fintech founder. Having raised around $600M in capital, his startup was recently valued at $1.7B. His company, Creditas has recently raised funding from top-tier investors like Sunley House Capital Management, e.ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund, and Wellington Management, among others.
Rami Karjian’s healthcare startup has not only raised tens of millions of dollars, but has redefined what hospitals are. The timing couldn’t have been better. His company Medically Home has successfully raised $80M from top-tier investors like Cardinal Health.
Alex Collmer is the founder and CEO of VidMob, the world’s largest video creation platform. As the web transitions to a video-driven medium, Collmer recognized the need for businesses to have access to the world’s best video creators who could produce quality content for a variety of platforms that was affordable. VidMob has raised $95M from top-tier investors like BuildGroup, Acadia Woods Partners, Macanta Investments, and Interlock Partners.
Nick Hazell is an international entrepreneur who made the leap from a corporate job to a highly impactful startup, in one of the biggest industries worldwide. Nick’s company v2food has successfully raised $100 million in funding from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital China, China Rennaissance, Novel Investments, and Esenagro.
Roman Pedan is the cofounder and CEO of Kasa Living which is a hospitality company that offers flexible accommodations for business and leisure travelers. The company has raised over $55 million from top tier investors including BoxGroup, Founder Collective, Ribbit Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, Touchdown Ventures, RET Ventures, and FirstMark Capital to name a few.
Corey McCann is the cofounder and CEO of Pear Therapeutics which is a software-based digital therapeutics platform designed to treat disease and enhance the efficacy of pharmaceuticals. The company has raised over $250 million from investors such as Temasek Holdings, 5AM Ventures, Softbank Vision Fund, EDBI, and Trustbridge Partners to name a few.
Raphael Vullierme is the cofounder and CEO of Luko which is a neo-insurance company that provides home insurance and security technology. The company has raised over $70 million from top tier investors such as Accel, Founders Fund, Kima Ventures, and Orange Ventures to name a few.
Chris Hayes is a true serial entrepreneur with several startups under his belt. His latest venture, Alturus has already raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital, and is reinventing how companies manage their energy needs. The company has raised $600M from the top-tier investors such as Generate Capital.
Ariel Katz is the cofounder and CEO of H1 which develops a healthcare data analytics platform intended to help companies make smarter scientific decisions. The company has raised over $70 million from top tier investors such as Menlo Ventures, IVP, Lux Capital, Lux Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Lead Edge Capital to name a few.
Sam Zaid is the cofounder and CEO of Getaround which is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace that enables car owners to rent out their cars. The company has raised close to $600 million from top tier investors which include General Catalyst, Menlo Ventures, Redpoint, Bpifrance, Correlation Ventures, and Tuesday Capital to name a few.
Roberto Oliveira has founded, bought, and funded multiple startups. He seems to have great intuition when it comes to seeing what the next big thing is in tech. Now he is betting on a new form of digital asset your company needs.
While many entrepreneurs may have found it more challenging to fund their ventures recently, Daniel Hawkins raised not one, but two funding rounds in the middle of the 2020 COVID pandemic, totaling over $100M. His company has raised over $100 million from top-tier investors like D1 Capital Partners, Sonder Capital, Coatue, and Playground Global.
Cherif Habib On Starting His First Company At 16 And Raising $100 Million To Remove Barriers To High Quality Healthcare
Cherif Habib has been a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first business at just 16, has taken startups full cycle, and has now raised $100M for his latest healthcare venture. His company, Dialogue, has just raised $100M from top-tier investors like HV Capital, White Star Capital, Walter Capital partners, and Sun Life Financial.
Gautam Tambay’s startup is breaking the 500 year old education system with a new way to empower workers for the new economy. Their mission is to help a million people to find a more efficient and relevant way to learn and gain modern employment in the new world of work.
Michael Mueller is the cofounder and CEO of Form3 which is a cloud-native connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services to Financial Institutions and Fintechs globally.. His company, Form3 has raised $60M from top-tier investors like Mastercard, 83North, Draper Esprit, and Nationwide Building Society.
Lance Hill’s health tech startup is one of those few companies that appears to have had the incredibly fortunate of enjoying a huge surge in demand thanks to the recent disruptions brought on by the coronavirus and how it has accelerated the use of technology, new needs, and hiring changes.
Now on his second startup, Martin Lindman has raised almost $100M to drive the digital transformation of the global healthcare system. Lindman has had a long journey of jumping into different industries to apply his skills, competitive spirit, and eagerness to take on a challenge. He is keenly interested in the digitization of healthcare.
Niall Murphy is the cofounder and CEO of EVRYTHNG which develops an IoT platform for consumer product brands, articulating data with real-time insights for billions of things. The company has raised $60 million from top tier investors such as Samsung Ventures, Cisco, Atomico, Cisco Investments, Dawn Capital, Sway Ventures, and The Future Fund to name a few.
Rodolphe Ardant is the cofounder and CEO of Spendesk which is a smart spend management software designed for both finance teams and employees. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors including Index Ventures, Kima Ventures, FundersClub, Eight Roads Ventures, Financiere Saint James, and eFounders to name a few.
Krish Subramanian is the co-founder of Chargebee that offers subscription and recurring billing system for subscription-based SaaS and eCommerce businesses. It is built with a focus on delivering the best experience to provide a seamless and flexible recurring billing experience to customers and manage customer subscriptions. The company has raised over $100M from top-tier investors like Steadview Capital, Insight Partners, Tiger Global Management, and Accel.
Antoine Hubert is the cofounder of Ynsect, which is dedicated to insect breeding and derivative bioproducts manufacturing, such as oils and protein powders. His company has raised $435 million from top-tier investors like Supernova Invest, Caisse d’Epargne, Footprint Coalition, and Arnmat Group.
Derek Steer has raised just shy of $100M for his startup already. His venture is already transforming how tech companies and data analysts work, and they’ve got some pretty notable investors behind them.
Demetri Karagas is the cofounder and CEO of Thirty Madison which offers direct-to-consumer healthcare and wellness products. The company has raised over $70 million from top tier investors which include First Round Capital, Greycroft, Polaris Partners, and Maveron to name a few.
Timothy Sheehan is the cofounder and CEO of Greenlight which is a developer of a smart debit card used to help parents monitor their child’s spending habits. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors including NEA, Social Capital, Service Provider Capital, Relay Ventures, DST Global, and TTV Capital to name a few.
Yakir Gola is the cofounder and CEO of goPuff which delivers everyday essentials, from cleaning supplies, home needs, and OTC medications to food and drinks in just minutes. The company has raised over $1.4 billion from top tier Accel, e.ventures, Softbank, D1 Capital Partners, 3L Capital, Anthos Capital, and Luxor Capital Group.
Juli Hu is the cofounder and CEO of Lark Health which is a digital health startup that provides virtual care through AI coaching, smart devices, and tele-monitoring. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, Social Starts, Tuesday Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Asset Management Ventures, and Golden Seeds to name a few.
Trevor Koverko is the cofounder and CEO of Polymath Network which is the interface between financial securities and the blockchain. The company has raised $59 million. Prior to this, Trevor Koverko founded several other companies.
Benjamin Miller is the cofounder and CEO of Fundrise which offers an alternative to investing in stock and bonds, the first low-cost, and direct private market investment built. The company has crowdfunded over $1.5 billion for itself and also counts with institutional backers such as ReRen.
Brad Hargreaves On Selling His Business For $400 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Make Living With Others A Joy
Brad Hargreaves is the cofounder and CEO of Common Living which is a community-driven residential company that brings community, convenience, and flexibility to housing. The company has raised over $113 million from top tier investors such as 8 VC, Maveron, Norwest Venture Partners, and Grand Central Tech to name a few.
Chaitanya Kalipatnapu On Raising $160 Million To Transform The $280 Billion Professional Education Market
Chaitanya Kalipatnapu is the cofounder if Eruditus which collaborates with top universities to make executive education accessible globally. The company has raised over $160 million from top tier investors including Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital, or Bertelsmann.
Jonathan Langer is the cofounder and CEO of Medigate which owns and operates a medical device security platform that protects all connected medical devices on health care provider networks. The company has raised $50 million from investors like US Venture Partners, Partech, Blumberg Capital, YL Ventures, and Maor Investments.
Ramu Sunkara On Selling His First Business For $150 Million And Now Taking On Google, Apple Or Amazon
Ramu Sunkara is the cofounder and CEO of Alan AI which has pioneered Spoken Language Understanding for enterprises to build, deploy, and manage voice experiences in their apps and IoT devices. Prior to this he cofounded Qik which was acquired for $150 million by Microsoft.
Daniel Hegarty is the cofounder and CEO of Habito which is a digital mortgage brokerage services company that offers a personal and modernized approach to the home buying experience. The company has raised $80 million Atomico, Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, SBI Group, Loric Ventures, and Mojo Capital to name a few.
Sandeep Akkaraju is the cofounder and CEO of Exo which is a medical device startup which develops handheld ultrasound devices and AI for imaging and therapeutic applications. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors such as Intel Capital, Applied Ventures, Sony Innovation fund, Rising Tide, Bold Capital Partners, Creative Ventures, Raimagined Ventures, and OSF Ventures to name a few. Prior to this he built and sold IntelliSense for around $750 million.
Keith Richman On Raising Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars And Now Taking Amazon Sellers To The Next Level
Keith Richman is a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder of Boosted Commerce. The company has raised $87 million from investors such as Crosscut Ventures, Spencer Rascoff, Torch Capital, and Elie Seidman to name a few. Prior to this he has also cofounded VOI Technology, Break Media, and OnePage.
Felix Reinshagen On Raising $60 Million To Map The Most Important Part Of The World That Google Forgot
Felix Reinshagen is the cofounder and CEO of NavVis which is a global provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as European Investment BAnk, Target Partners, BayBG, MIG, Digital+ Partners, Cumulus Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering to name a few.
Lynn Seely started Myovant Sciences which delivers innovative women’s health and prostate cancer solutions by efficiently advancing new medicines to market. The company has raised $1 billion from investors such as Danippon Sumitomo Pharma. Myovant Sciences was one of the largest biopharma IPOs in 2016.
Peter Briffett is the cofounder and CEO of Wagestream which is a financial services firm that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app. Between lines of credit, equity, and debt, the company has raised $79 million with investors such as Balderton Capital, Northzone, QED investors, London Co-Investment Fund, Village Global, Firestartr, and Latitude to name a few.
Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands
Kara Goldin is the CEO and cofounder of Hint which is a beverage startup that produces natural flavored unsweetened essence water. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as The Perkins Fund, Verlinvest, GingerBread Capital, and Springboard Growth Capital to name a few.
Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume
Patrick Burns is the co-founder and CEO of Spruce Holdings which aims to improve title insurance assessment and issuance to reduce the time needed to close a real estate deal. The company has raised over $50 million from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Scale Venture Partners, and Collaborative Fund to name a few.
Trevor Martin is the cofounder and CEO of Mammoth Biosciences which develops novel CRISPR applications for disease detection, research, agriculture, biodefense, and more. The company has raised over $75 million investors from top tier investors such as Mayfield Fund, 8VC, or NFX to name a few.
Milind Mehere On Selling His Business For $342 Million And Now Raising $85 Million To Help You Invest With The Ultra Rich
Milind Mehere is the cofounder and CEO of Yieldstreet which is an investment platform that is changing how wealth is created by connecting investors to asset-based alternative investments. The company has raised $85 million from investors such as Greycroft, FJ Labs, Edison Partners, Greenspring Associates, and Expansion Venture Capital to name a few. Prior to this is, Milind Mehere cofounded Yodle which he sold for $342 million.
Amrit Acharya is the cofounder and CEO of Zetwerk which is an online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital India, InnoVen Capital, and Kae Capital to name a few.
Bill Barhydt is the cofounder and CEO of Abra which is a digital wallet that supports bitcoin and over 50 fiat currencies. The company has raised over $35 million from investors such as First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Digital Currency Group to name a few. Prior to this, Bill Barhydt founded three other companies.
Ryan Smith is the cofounder and CEO of LeafLink which is a wholesale management platform for the cannabis industry. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors including Lerer Hippeau, Thrive Capital, Fairhaven Capital Partners, Muse Capital, Casa Verde Capital, TIA Ventures, Phyto partners, Canopy Rivers, Brand New Matter, Wisdom VC, Nosara Capital, and L2 Ventures to name a few.
Ilir Sela is the cofounder and CEO of Slice which transforms independent pizzerias with the tech, data, marketing, and shared services needed to serve today’s digital-minded customers. The company has raised over $80 million from top tier investors like GGV Capital, KKR, Primary Venture Partners, or RiverPArk Ventures to name a few.
Brian Powers is the cofounder and CEO of TemperPack which manufactures insulated packaging solutions that meet the needs of all industries that ship perishable items. The company has raised over $80 million from investors like Revolution, SFJ Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, Tao Capital Partners, Third Prime, Interplay Ventures, Haas Portman, and Dolik Ventures to name a few.
Ross Lipson is the cofounder of Dutchie which is an online cannabis ordering platform that connects consumers to local cannabis retailers. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Thrive Capital, Sinai Ventures, Thirty Five Ventures, Casa Verde Capital, and Gron Ventures to name a few.
Andrei Cherny is the cofounder and CEO of Aspiration which is a socially conscious fintech platform that offers a range of products oriented around conscious consumerism. The company has raised over $200 million from top tier investors which include Omidyar Network, 8VC, Allen & Company, Capricorn Investment, SuRo Capital, Renren, Alpha Edison, AGO Partners, Enabling Future, and DNS Capital to name a few.
Sanjay Sharma is the cofounder of Aye Finance which is a finance company that provides business loans to micro and small businesses. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors such as CapitalG, FMO, Accion Venture Lab, and Aspada to name a few.
Craig Fuller is the founder and CEO of FreightWaves which is a data and content forum that provides market participants with near-time analytics. The company has raised over $75 million from investors such as Revolution, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, 8VC, Hearst Ventures, Story Ventures, and Ascend Venture Capital to name a few.
Nigel Verdon is the cofounder and CEO of Railsbank which is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global banking. The company has raised over $14 million from top tier investors like Kima, Moneta VC, and Visa to name a few.
Jason Springs On Selling His First Startup To Roche For $425 Million And Now Bringing Targeted Therapies To Critically Ill Patients
Jason Springs is the co-founder and CEO of Endpoint Health which provides precision medicine and integrated therapies for critical care. The company has already secured $12 million in funding from investors, including Mayfield, AME Cloud Ventures, Wireframe Ventures, and Y Combinator. Prior to this, Jason Springs sold the previous company he cofounded, GeneWEAVE, to Roche in 2015 fo $425 million.
Iyad Tarazi is the cofounder and CEO of Federated Wireless which develops a spectrum controller for wireless networks and communication intended to revolutionize the wireless industry. The company has raised $140 million from top tier investors such as GIC, Woodford Investment Management, Allied Minds, Charter Communications, American Tower, Arris Group, SBA Communications, and Pennant Equity Partners to name a few.
Drew Perkins On Cofounding Companies Worth Billions And Now Raising $159 Million To Elevate Your Vision
Drew Perkins is the co-founder and CEO of Mojo Vision which is a developer of products and platforms that re-imagine the intersection of ideas, information, and people. The company has raised $159 million from top tier investors such as NEA, Khosla Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, 8VC, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Kakao Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, and Gradient Ventures to name a few. Prior to this he cofounded Lightera (acquired by Ciena), OnFiber (acquired by Qwest), Infinera (IPO), and Gainspeed (acquired by Nokia).
Alex Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square which operates an investment management platform for commercial real estate. The company has raised over $100 million from investors such as Redpoint, Felicis Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Red Swan Ventures, LeFrak, Maiden Lane Ventures, OVO Fund, and Zigg Capital to name a few.
Felix Van de Maele On Building A $2.3 Billion Business By Turning Your Data Into Valuable Information
Felix Van de Maele is the founder and CEO of Collibra which delivers the only end to end data intelligence platform to accelerate digital business transformation. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors such as Index Ventures, Battery Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Dawn Capital, CapitalG, Newion, Durable Capital Partners, and Brustart to name a few.
David Rosenberg is the cofounder and CEO of AeroFarms which is an urban cleantech company that provides aeroponic growing systems to produce plants without sun or soil. The company has raised over $200 million from top tier investors which include GSR Ventures, Newark Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, 21Ventures, Wheatsheaf Group, MissionPoint Capital Partners, Cibus Fund, and ADM Capital to name a few.
Tom Shea is the cofounder and CEO of OneStream Software which is an independent CPM software company. The company has raised over $600 million from investors like KKR. Prior to this he founded UpStream Software which was acquired by Hyperion which would later be acquired by Oracle for over $3 billion.
Eran Shir On Selling His Last Business To Yahoo For $50 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Warn Drivers Of Road Hazards
Eran Shir is the co-founder and CEO of Nexar which makes every car smart and is building the world’s safe driving network. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors like True Ventures, Slow Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Expansion Venture Capital, Mosaic Ventures, Aleph, Maniv Mobility, Tusk Venture Partners, Ibex Investors, Nationwide Ventures, 40 North Ventures, Micron Ventures, and Corner Ventures to name a few.
Arcady Sosinov is the cofounder and CEO of FreeWire Technologies which provides smart battery systems for EV charging and mobile distributed power. The company has raised $45 million from investors such as EASME, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures Group, Total Access Fund, Elemental Excelerator, BP Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures, Momenta Ventures, Chestnut Street Ventures, Spike Ventures, Blue Bear Capital, Strawberry Creek Ventures, Stanley Ventures, and Energy Innovation Capital to name a few.
Max Simkoff is the cofounder of States Title which is an insurtech platform that uses machine intelligence to remove friction from residential real estate transactions. The company has raised $230 million from top tier investors such as Foundation Capital, Horizons Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Greenspring Associates, Fifth Wall, Assurant Growth Investing, Lennar Corporation, SCOR Global P&C Ventures, HSCM Bermuda, and Eminence Capital LP to name a few.
Oleg Tumanov is the cofounder and CEO of ivi which is a video-on-demand platform that brings the traditional television experience online with a free video player. The company has raised $200 million from investors such as Tiger Global Management, RTP Global, Flashpoint, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Mubadala Capital, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Frontier Ventures, Winter Capital, Alfa-Bank, and Prof-Media to name a few.
Lisa Alderson is the co-founder and CEO of Genome Medical which is a telegenomics technology and services company allowing access to genomic-based medicine. The company has raised over $60 million from investors such as Canaan Partners, GE Ventures, Perceptive Advisors, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Techammer, Casdin Capital, Manatt Venture Fund, and Samsung Catalyst Fund to name a few.
Brandon Krieg is the co-founder and CEO of Stash which is a New York-based digital investing and banking platform. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, T. Rowe Price, Greenspring Associates, Coatue Management, Entree Capital, Valar Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Breyer Capital, and Lending Tree to name a few. Prior to this, he co-founded Edge Trade (acquired by Knight Capital Group).
Jason Gardner is the founder and CEO of Marqeta which provides infrastructure and tools to help companies build and manage payment programs. The company has raised over $500 million from top tier investors which include Daintree, Granite Ventures, Coatue Management, Lone Pine Capital, Greyhound Capital, CommerzVentures, 83North, Geodesic Capital, Visa, Spark Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Vitruvian Partners, and Greylock to name a few. Prior to this, he founded Vertical Think, and PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram).
Hanif Joshaghani is the co-founder and CEO of Symend which is a behavioral analytics platform that provides customer engagement products to identify customers having trouble with their bills. The company has raised over $52 million from investors like Ignition Partners, Inovia Capital, TELUS Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, and Impression Ventures to name a few.
Maximilian Bittner On Selling His First Business For $4 Billion To Alibaba And Now Raising $250 Million To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Clothes
Maximilian Bittner is the CEO of Vestiaire Collective which is a global marketplace enabling people to buy and sell luxury, pre-owned fashion products. The company has raised over $250 million from top tier investors such as Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, Balderton Capital, Ventech, Vitruvian Partners, Eurazeo, Fidelity International, Korelya Capital, Conde Nast, Vaultier7, Cuir Invest, and Luxury Tech Fund to name a few. Prior to this, Maximilian cofounded Lazada which he sold to Alibaba for $4 billion.
Jay Desai is the cofounder and CEO of PatientPing which is a health technology company that is building a national network of engaged providers who are sharing information, coordinating care, and working together to get patients healthier faster. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors including SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, GV, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Leerink Transformation Partners, and Transformation Capital to name a few.
Rahul Gandhi is the cofounder and CEO of MakeSpace which is an on-demand storage company that makes it easy to order, store, and retrieve physical belongings. The company has raised $140 million so far from top tier investors such as Iron Mountain, Provenio Capital, Maywic Select Investments, Upfront Ventures, CX Collective, Ten Eighty Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, and Lowercase Capital to name a few.
Taejun Shin is the co-founder and CEO of Gojo & Company which extends financial inclusion to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors such as JAFCO Japan, SBI Investment, Nissay Capital, Nippon Venture Capital, Dai-ichi Life, Credit Saison, Sompo Holdings, Link and Motivation, MARUI Group, Seven Bank, Tokyo University of Science Investment Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Aizawa Securities, Tokyo Star Bank, 15th Rock Ventures, and Dimension.
Alan Hahn On Selling His Companies For Over $1 Billion And Now Transforming The Food Industry With Mushrooms
Alan Hahn is the cofounder of MycoTechnology which utilizes fungi based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The company has raised $120 million from investors such as Wavemaker Partners, Seventure Partners, Middleland Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, S2G Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Emerson Collective, Continental Grain Company, Cibus Fund, Eighteen94 Capital, Closed Loop Capital, Tyson Ventures, Health for Life Capital fund, Bunge, Evolution Capital Partners, Ajinomoto, and Greenleaf Foods to name a few. Prior to this he cofounded Shared Technologies Fairchild, Corvigo, and SolarX.
Tomas Martins On Building The Largest Micromobility Company In South America With Over 2 Million Rides Per Month
Tomas Martins is the co-founder and CEO of tembici which is a Brazilian bike-sharing company. The company has raised over $60 million from investors such as International Finance Corporation, Redpoint eventures, Valor Capital Group, and Joa Investimentos to name a few.
Ola Sars: From Helping Build A $3 Billion Startup To Creating One Of The Fastest Growing Companies In Music
Ola Sars is a serial entrepreneur and the cofounder of Soundtrack Your Brand which is a background music streaming service with curated background soundtracks for business use. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Balderton Capital, Wellington Partners, Northzone, Creandum, Industrifonden, NJF Capital, and Spotify to name a few. Prior to this he helped built Beats into a $3 billion business.
Sujal Patel On Selling His First Business For $2.6 Billion And Now Raising $108 Million From Jeff Bezos And Others To Improve Medical Diagnostics
Sujal Patel is the cofounder and CEO of Nautilus Biotechnology which offers a high-throughput, low-cost platform for analyzing and quantifying the human proteome. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Venture Group, AME Cloud Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Bezos Expeditions, Bolt Ventures, and Defy Ventures to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Isilon which he sold to EMC for $2.6 billion.
James Isilay is the cofounder and CEO of Cognism which is a B2B sales acceleration software company that provides a marketing and sales acceleration solution. The company has raised over $20 million from top tier investors such as Investiere, London Co-Investment Fund, Newable Private Investing, AXA Venture Partners, Fintech Sandbox, and PeakSpan Capital to name a few.
Kelvin Teo is the co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies which is an online peer-to-peer lending marketplace for SMEs to acquire loans and fuel their growth through investor funding. The company has raised close to $60 million from top tier investors such as Sequoia, Softbank Ventures, Golden Gate, Alpha JWC Ventures, Qualgro VC, The Graduate Syndicate, and Line Corporation to name a few.
Avi Freedman: Y Combinator Rejected Him And Then He Raised $62 Million To Build The Tech Infrastructure Needed Post COVID-19
Avi Freedman is the co-founder and CEO at Kentik which is a network intelligence platform that provides visibility, performance, and security services to digital enterprises. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as First Round Capital, Data Collective DCVC, August Capital, Webb Investment Network, Glynn Capital Management, Third Point Ventures, Engineering Capital, and Tahoma Ventures to name a few.