We empower entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams by equipping them with all they need to succeed
FUNDRAISING, GO TO MARKET STRATEGY
We have an experienced team with more than 30+ years of experience as founders and have a powerful network of VCs including Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, A16Z, Bessemer Venture Partners, Founders Fund, Mayfield and almost every VC firm you can think of in the Bay Area.
Our Partner “Richard Ling” co-founded 3 companies, raising over $50 million in capital, returning $350M to investors. The 3 companies he founded were funded by top-tier venture funds, corporate and angel investors including Mayfield Fund, Softbank, Canaan Partners, Granite Ventures, Arrowpath (ETrade), Newbury, Yahoo! Inc, Interwoven, SRI (Stanford Research Institute), Frank Quatrrone, John Chambers. He is the Founding General Partner of Rembrandt Venture Partners (RVP) established in 2004. RVP raised over $300 million under management in three funds. He is an investor in top-tier AI companies such as Adeptmind and successful healthcare companies such as Intuitive Surgical. Richard knows the secrets of building successful startups.
Having worked at Mitsui Sumitomo Ventures, Red Hat and IBM Watson, Aakriti Srikanth knows many VCs via Forbes Cloud 100 (being a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Network) and is active in the network. She loves connecting smart people.
PARTNERSHIPS TO FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES & BRANDING
For startups, business opportunity is proportional to branding and PR. Fundraising also becomes easier if the startup is branded the right way as there is always the “Zero moment of truth” when a VC will look you up prior to deciding whether or not to take the meeting with you. Our Partner “Aakriti Srikanth” is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for 2019 and the San Francisco Business Times' “Most Influential Women in Business." In 2018, Alist and Entrepreneur.com featured her as "Youngest Influential woman in AI." (See: https://www.alistdaily.com/lifestyle/meet-six-marketing-stars-from-forbes-30-under-30-2018/). Aakriti is a contributing writer for Forbes and Venture Beat (https://venturebeat.com/author/aakriti-srikanth/) She has written articles on "Women in AI". She has a powerful network in Media (Forbes, Techcrunch, VentureBeat) and deep connections to Enterprise Tech Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Red Hat, NetApp, Google, SVB, NVIDIA, and others. She will help you build your brand and connect you to the right people. She can help your startup with co-marketing opportunities with Microsoft for Startups, Google, NetApp and Red Hat.
TECHNICAL PRODUCT EVALUATION
We can help you with your technical product evaluation. Our team has the AI expert from Google. Greg Hornby is a Tech Lead for the AI component of Google Assistant and was on the ranking team of Facebook Engineering. He has a PhD in Computer Science and also worked at NASA. He has great technical knowledge.
Marketing is incredibly important for startups to attract the right types of customers. Our partner, Modernist regularly draws high-flying tech figures such as famed Apple designer Jonathan Ive, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, among others. Elon Musk also comes in there as his best friends are members (see: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inside-modernist-exclusive-club-silicon-valleys-tech-elite-150048186.html). Our Partner Shan Shan Fu is a Founding Member of the Modernist and Cece is also a member. Together they host and moderate the GoodPeople Panel series with Steve Chen. Some of her panel themes ranged from VC Partner panels, virtual/augmented reality, public relations in Silicon Valley, Head of Growth panels. She has been featured on ABC News, Global News, and more. We can provide opportunities for targeted marketing at the Modernist and Silicon Valley Bank.
What We've Achieved
Helped startups fundraise
Helped startups with technical product evaluation
Helped startups forge partnerships with Fortune 500 companies
Helped startups with branding