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I always look for great teams with excellent backgrounds who are taking on big challenges, and I have a strong focus on financial technology.  I especially like teams with domain expertise and the ability to execute in their target markets.  I’m a huge fan of service economy innovation, and I invest globally, looking for the best teams & markets.

My investments span the globe, and nearly all  fall into 2 primary categories:

  1. Financial Technologies
  2. Enterprise SaaS & infrastructure

I have done a couple of investments in the consumer space where I really thought the teams were special.

Financial Services:

Addepar : next generation wealth management.  http://www.addepar.com

Coverhound: best way to buy the right insurance for you.  http://www.coverhound.com

Credorax: acquiring bank built from the ground up as a technology platform.  http://www.credorax.com

FeeX: The “Robin Hood of fees.” Big data and crowdsourced platform that makes fee data transparent.  https://www.feex.com

Kreditech: leading technology platform for online loan scoring using big data.  http://www.kreditech.com

Lenddo: lending based on social media and trust for the emerging middle class globally.  http://www.lenddo.com

SocietyOne: peer-to-peer lending in emerging markets.  http://www.societyone.com.au/

PaidPiper: the first mobile payments platform that requires no changes.  http://www.paidpiper.com

Paymill: the simplest way for merchants, developers or any business to accept payments.  http://www.paymill.com

Zanbato: integrated technology platform for infrastructure finance & trading.  http://www.zanbato.com

ZipZap: pay cash for online transactions globally.  http://www.zipzap.com

Two financial technology companies that I have funded are still in stealth mode.

Enterprise SaaS:

BrainRush: adaptive learning platform for k-12 & corporate learning programs. http://www.brainrush.com

Hootsuite: leading social CRM.  http://www.hootsuite.com

Nutanix: converged infrastructure platform combining compute & storage.  http://www.nutanix.com

Trulioo: online identity bureau.  http://www.trulioo.com

Consumer Internet:

Any.DO: leading Android and iOS task management and calendar apps.  http://www.any.do

Mygola: big data solution for advanced itinerary & travel planning.  http://www.mygola.com

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