For enterprise founders interested in raising a Seed or Series A, get great advice from those who have raised in the US in the current environment and from our expert enterprise investors. Get your questions answered in our informal virtual format.
Open to GBx Members and to our partner accelerator programs.
With thanks to our host Andy McLoughlin and guests:
Andy McLoughlin OBE, is a Partner at Uncork Capital, a leading Silicon Valley VC where he invests in seed-stage B2B software companies covering developer tools, vertical industry solutions, productivity, applied AI, and B2B fintech. Prior to joining Uncork Capital, Andy was co-founder of Huddle, a leading enterprise SaaS collaboration platform, and an active “first money” angel investor including Postmates (acquired by Uber for $4B+), Intercom, Tray.io, Pipedrive (acquired by Vista Equity for $1.5B), and Calm. Andy’s portfolio have collectively raised $2B+ in follow-on funding from top tier firms and generated multiple billions of dollars in enterprise value.
Ilya Levtov is the co-founder and CEO of Craft (craft.co), a leading provider of enterprise intelligence with a focus in supply chain management, founded in London in 2015. Previously, Ilya held management roles at venture backed companies Spot Runner and Crunchyroll, was a vice president at Venrock, and started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He studied cello at Juilliard in the joint studies program with Columbia and holds an MBA from Stanford.
James Green is a principal at CRV, a leading Silicon Valley/Boston VC where he invests in seed through B stage B2B software companies covering Developer tools, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, vertical SaaS, fintech and applied ML applications. Prior to joining CRV, James spent almost five years investing at Insight Partners, while also having short operating stints at Built Technologies and carwow. At Insight, James deployed almost ~$1B globally in companies such as Pipedrive (Acquired for $1.5B), Sysdig, Corelight, Armory and many others. James holds a BA from Harvard in Evolutionary Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Maria Rioumine is the CEO and Co-Founder of Agora, a tech company that’s modernizing the materials supply chain for the construction industry. To date, Agora has raised $11.3m from investors including 8VC, Index Ventures, Kevin Hartz, and Tishman Speyer. She was previously Chief of Staff to Joe Lonsdale and helped him build 8VC, a venture fund with over $2.7bn in AUM. In 2020, Maria was selected for Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology. Maria started her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University where she was President of the Oxford Union.