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...with varied passions, perspectives, and professional backgrounds — founders, builders, engineers, designers, journalists, and more.

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Committed to our Founders for the Long Haul

Our team is built to guide you from 0 to 1, but we're your advisors for life. We provide early stage founders — from enterprise SaaS to sustainability, health to hard tech, artificial intelligence to infrastructure, consumer to crypto — with the tools to build their companies and navigate the venture landscape.

We are grateful for the opportunity to do so.

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How California’s pay transparency laws will impact early stage founders and a company’s ability to hire and retain employees.

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Congratulations to Zoe Perret, Our Fifth Principal

I’m proud to announce the promotion of Zoe Perret from head of strategic operations to the role of principal on our growing investment team. Zoe will be focusing on climate deals with our partner Kim-Mai Cutler who has already led several investments in the space, including Pano and Culdesac.  Zoe’s passion for working on climate is deeply personal. […]

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Startup Acquisition Advice From TigerEye’s Tracy Young

We sit down with TigerEye’s cofounder Tracy Young. Tracy was former CEO and cofounder of PlanGrid, an Initialized portfolio company that was sold to AutoDesk for almost $1B in 2018. In this episode, Tracy shares her advice on what founders should consider before an acquisition. 1. Companies are bought, not sold. 2. Don’t waste your […]

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