MENTORING FEMALE & MALE FOUNDER CEOS IN L.A., ORANGE COUNTY AND BEYOND
Advisees include the cofounder of Wikipedia
HELPING FUND FEMALE AND MALE FOUNDER CEOS IN CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND
$400K+ funding* to pre-seed and seed startups since 2014 * Includes capital introductions.
37coins helps you send and receive Bitcoin via SMS over feature (and smart) phones
Johann, Songe and Jonathan graduated from Plug and Play Bitcoin accelerator and are backed by 500 Startups and their Bitcoin syndicate.
Our Value Add
Investor #3 Introduced 37coins to top crowdinvesting platform Advise 37coins on syndicate offers, dealing with lawyers, dealing with VCs and angel investors. Provided feedback multiple times on business and fundraising strategy, pitch, deck.
CamFind visual search app
ImageSearcher in L.A. owns CamFind and is advised by the ex-boss of the Oculus founder. Investors include a billionaire startup investor. Raised >$3.5m to date.
Our Value Add
Advise on strategy and tactics. Sought out often by CEO for advice. Camfind shareholder with prominent investors including the Oculus founder's former boss and an L.A. billionaire Introduced VCs and angels. Introduced classmate and ImageSearcher's current lawyer, John Bautista. John is leader of emerging companies at Orrick in Silicon Valley and represents many startups backed by Y Combinator (YC), SV Angel and Andreessen Horowitz. http://camfindapp.com/
Coin Hako (formerly Coin Supermart) aims to be the Coinbase+ of Asia
The coachable, bright founders Yusho Liu, CEO, and Gerry Eng, CTO, moved from Singapore to join a leading Silicon Valley Bitcoin accelerator.
Our Value Add
#2 investor. Helped shaped Coin Hako's current strategy, mantra and accelerator applications. Coin Hako was accepted to and joined BoostVC, a top Silicon Valley Bitcoin accelerator. http://www.coinhako.com/
Infobitt crowdsources quality information
Infobitt's founder & CEO, Larry Sanger, co-founded Wikipedia.
Our Value Add
First investor, main adviser and board member. Originated 35%+ of the company's total raise to date and helped close another 35% of the company's raise to date. Originated all of advisers, one a VC founder, the other a startup CEO who raised over $3.5m to date, including from a top Silicon Valley VC. Originated 20% of the top alpha & beta testers. www.infobitt.com
Purse enables user (A) to shop on Amazon and save 15% by using Bitcoin.
Founder CEO Andrew Lee is an virtual payments expert from a top bank. Andrew & CTO Kent Liu graduated from Plug and Play's inaugural Bitcoin accelerator class in Silicon Valley.
Our Value Add
Investor #3 in purse.io. Introduced Andrew to top Silicon Valley VC and potential strategic investor. Provide mentorship and guidance re: fundraising. www.purse.io
Shippo ecommerce shipping logistics made cheap and easy
Funded by Plug and Play Ventures, FundersClub and other VCs and angels
Accelerated at 500 Startups
Shippo simplifies shipping for small ecommerce businesses on Etsy, etc.
Founder CEO Laura Behrens Wu worked at two YC startups. She and Vivy Chao of Yang Ventures met at the first YC Female Founders Conference.
Our Value Add
Facilitate creation by FundersClub of a dedicated fund to invest in Shippo only. Result: Shippo raised $300K, or 3x the target raise amount. http://goshippo.com/
Since 2013 we have accumulated long positions in about 30 startups.
These startups have raised over $40m
(partial, rough breakdown below, rounded off/estimated in some cases)
37Coins 7 Cups of Tea $1m AirPair $1m Battery OS $.5m BloomThat $2m Bop.fm Calavera Swimwear, profiled in Women 2.0 by us Camperoo $1m Coin Hako DataRank $1.5m DealFlicks $2m EasyPost $1m Estimote $3m Floobits Glio $1m Infobitt LeTote $2m Lob $2.5m P4RC $2m Purse.io Reebee $.5m Regalii $2.5m Roomhunt Shippo $2m SpoonRocket $12.5m StatusPage.io Unbabel $1.5m Webflow $1.5m Wefunder $1.5m *Partial list. Includes small, indirect investments through AngelList Syndicate, FundersClub and Wefunder.
We mentor a diverse group of coachable female and male startup founders globally and especially from Los Angeles, Orange County and Toronto.
Here's a partial list.
A.J. Jolivette, founder CEO, Terosaur, Orange County Brad Folkens, founder CTO, ImageSearcher, Los Angeles Cade Proulx, founder, Xerq, Orange County Cassie Betts, founder CEO, District2, Los Angeles & Santa Monica Cole Hershowitz, founder CEO, Chai Energy, Los Angeles & Pasadena Cynthia Schames, founder CEO, AbbeyPost, Silicon Valley & New York Dilip Malave, founder CEO, Qwikdial, Orange County Dominik Mazur, founder CEO, ImageSearcher, Los Angeles Gerry Eng, founder CTO, Coin Supermart, Singapore & Silicon Valley Ivan Chua, founder CEO, [TBA], Cambridge James Steininger, founder, White Lotus Interactive, Orange County Joshua Schechter, founder CEO, Peerpal, San Antonio Kevin Peck, founder CEO, [TBA], Silicon Valley via Fresno Kina de Santis, founder, MotorMood, Orange County Kison Patel, founder CEO, Fundology, Chicago Larry Sanger, founder CEO, Infobitt, Columbus, Ohio Laura Behrens Wu, founder CEO, Shippo, Silicon Valley via Germany Laxmikanth Dorai, founder CEO, Rolla, MIssouri Nan Jiang, founder CEO, Azolla.io, Sydney Saini Kannan, founder CEO, vrtual3C, Orange County Simon Gornick, founder CEO, Moov, Los Angeles Songyi Lee, founder, 37Coins, Silicon Valley via Europe Yusho Liu, founder CEO, Coin Supermart, Singapore & Silicon Valley We also mentor at:* Bitcoin Accelerator, Plug and Play Tech Center, Silicon Valley Caltech FLoW, Pasadena Chapman University, Orange County iAngels, Israel
We add the most value mentoring female (and male) founder CEOs who are particularly coachable and potentially formidable and who have few or no advisers. Please reach out if you have a full-time technical person on your team.
Female Founder CEOs Bitcoin, Blockchain & Decentralized Ledger Tech Fintech Law, Regulatory & Compliance Tech Marketplaces and Platforms Age In Place Tech Consumer Products (physical goods) Food & Beverage (non-tech for now)
Investing & Funding Approach
We invest in and help secure capital for startups with: 1. users who return and refer the startup to other users. and 2. strong potential to erect sustainable competitive barriers to entry to current and imminent competition.
We Seek Founder CEOs Who:
are gritty, formidable, data and fact driven founder CEOs run fast, cheap pilot tests on users constantly test the many assumptions, guesses and opinions that inevitably make up part of their early vision discard wrong guesses quickly as soon as they are unsupported by facts and data are solving real problems, rather than coming up with startup ideas or building technology solutions in search of a problem to solve are looking to remove all key points of friction in one area, like Google did for search
Dr. Vivy Chao
firstname.lastname@example.org West Los Angeles
Education Pioneers Fellow @
LAUSD Common Core Technology Project
Ex-CEO of funded education startup
Ex-assistant principal, STEM private school
Adjunct professor, Long Beach State
Selected for YC's First Female Founders Conference
Writer, Huffington Post
Ed.D., Argosy University
Silicon Valley VC investment panelist
Interests include edtech and female founder CEOs
Investment Panelist & Mentor
email@example.com Orange County & Long Beach
Extensive customer service expertise
Dedicated startup mentor
Small business management expertise
Trusted reviewer of start-ups
Pepperdine Executive MBA student
Manager, Crema Cafe, Seal Beach
President, Bay Theater Foundation
Mentor to Story Leather
Interests include food & beverage, consumer goods, social enterprise
Investment Panelist & Venture Consultant
firstname.lastname@example.org Downtown L.A. & San Gabriel Valley
Sources and analyzes investments
Works with startups on business strategy and marketing projects
Harvard Law School Juris Doctor
Harvard College Bachelor of Arts
Works with start-ups on business strategy and marketing projects
Reported for TIME Magazine
Analyzed education policy for the Los Angeles Mayor's office
Interests include fintech, crowdfunding, marketplaces, real estate and social enterprise
Investment Panelist (Bitcoin, Payments & Canada)
Resident Expert in Bitcoin & Payments
Emerging Payments Analyst with Royal Bank of Canada
Ivey Business School and Hasso Plattner Institute for Design Thinking Graduate
Mentor to several Canadian based startups
Previously started two companies with international clients
Avid squash player
Always open for a coffee
Interests include Bitcoin and emerging payments
Dogecoin DevOps email@example.com Dogpatch, SF
Much majority (51%) attack, so Satoshi, very virtual. Wow. Amaze.
Interests include Female Founders, Dogecoin, Blockchain, Ledgers, Shibe, Disintermediating Oligopolies, Monopolies and the Death Star, Decentralization, P2P (Pup2Pup), Underdoges
Founding Partner & Mentor
firstname.lastname@example.org West Los Angeles
Ex-Wall Street officer, financial innovator, lawyer, transaction manager, business development
Co-built innovative financial product for Morgan Stanley headquarters. $300b+ net notional today
USC Bachelor of Science
Obama Harvard Law classmate, elector, delegate and AAPI Finance co-chair
Son of two teachers, one a USC Emeritus Professsor and Caltech Ph.D.
Member, investment panel of two leading Silicon Valley pre-seed, seed & Series A VCs
Quora Top Writer (startup investing) 1.3m+ views
Interests: Bitcoin, blockchain, ledgers, trustless transactions, female founders, fintech, law, compliance & regulatory tech, decentralization, disintermediation, marketplaces
Connect with our founding partner, Terrence, today
Phone/Text 650.690.2821 email@example.com
* Terrence is co-organizing an event on law & tech in the not-distant future for the Harvard Law Association of Los Angeles. Ping him if interested, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5th - Terrence speaks as the First Friday Speaker at the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property in Los Angeles
Fall 2014 (date TBD), Girls in TechLA's Girl Scout IMAGINE program (to cultivate STEM and leadership), Keynote Speaker
Caltech FLoW, Lead Mentor since 2013, including to 2013 2nd Place Winner, Pasadena Chapman eVillage and multiple entrepreneurship classes, Mentor, Orange County, 2012-2014 Chapman University, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Orange County, 2012-2014 Irvine Global Innovation Summit - Israel, Speaker, UC Irvine, Orange County, 2013 Kaufmann Foundation, FastTrac New Venture for Boomers (sponors include AARP), Speaker, Ernst & Young, Orange County, April 2014 LaunchFEST, Moderator, Startup VC and Angel Investor Panel, General Assembly Santa Monica, 2013 May 2014 Influencer, TechSparks Pasadena The Merage Institute US-Israel Innovation Bridge Executive Leadership Program, Homeland Security Chapter, Dinner Speaker, Island Hotel, Orange County, March 2014 Pay It Forward Labs, Terrence was a Super Mentor at The Victorian in Santa Monica, July 2014 Plug and Play Tech Center Silicon Valley, VIP Judge, ~1,000 attending, March 2014 Plug and Play Tech Center Silicon Valley, Bitcoin Accelerator, First Speaker, March 2014 http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/blog/2014/04/01/plug-and-play-bitcoin-announces-inaugural-class/ SoCal Innovation Forum, Plus Yoou, ~400 attending, Los Angeles, 2014 Startup UCLA Skill Series, Speaker, Making Your Company Attractive to Investors, July 2014 Startup Weekend, Mentor to winner, Orange County, Fall 2013 Startup Weekend, Judge, Las Vegas, January 2013 Tech Coast Venture Network, Speaker, Fast Start Studios, Orange County, March 2014 Tech Coast Venture Network, inaugural Los Angeles event, General Assembly, Santa Monica, July 2014 UCLA Anderson EDGE, Vivy and Terrence are panelists on a panel on funding for entrepreneurs, UCLA Anderson Business School, July 2014 UCLA Anderson EDGE, Vivy and Terrence are panelists on entrepreneurship at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, July 2014
Asian American Bar Association of New York career panelist at Fordham Law School Harvard career panelist at Harvard International Swaps and Derivatives Association industry speaker Merrill Lynch headquarters (internal) speaker on innovative financial product Morgan Stanley headquarters (internal and client) speaker on innovative financial product Risk Magazine credit product speaker UCLA career panels USC Admissions - alumni speaker
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