Posted September 15, 2014 by Editorial Staff in Science + Technology

TechREGISTRY Bay Area: Funding

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Top Diverse in Tech To Be Recognized in 40 Under 40 – Silicon Valley
40 under 40(March 26, 2015) Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley, organized by theREGISTRY Bay Area and Digital Diversity Network. “40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” is a regional recognition of the outstanding achievements of 40 leaders from underrepresented communities of color, who are standouts in their field of technology as engineers, technologists, diversity & inclusion officers, executives, entrepreneurs or VC’s. – More at theREGISTRY Bay Area

June 2014 Tristan Walker Raises $6.9 Million From Andreessen, Others Digits (WSJ)
October 2014 Monsieur, The Drink Robot, Raises $2 Million TechCrunch
Funding Networks and Deal Trackers
AngelList Angel List
Where investors meet startups. AngelList is a platform for startups—started by the dudes who do Venture Hacks.
CrunchBase CrunchBase
The world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity and it’s accessible to everyone. You’ll find more than 500k profiles of people and companies that are maintained by tens of thousands of contributors.
$$$ Influencers (Local) *
Kesha-Cash-Director-of-Investments-Impact-America-Fund Kesha Cash, Director of Investments
Impact America
Impact America is an early-stage GIIRS rated equity firm that invests $250K – $2M in high growth companies generating real financial returns while improving the well-being of underserved communities and creating quality jobs in America. [Impact Investing]
stevendeberry Steven DeBerry, Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Bronze Investments
Venture Capital that does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments. Steve manages investments that align strong financial returns with positive social impact. [Impact Investing]
Brian-214x300-sq Brian Dixon, Associate
Kapor Capital
Brian focuses on identifying and evaluating early-stage investments along with helping portfolio companies grow effectively. He is committed to making sure entrepreneurs of all backgrounds have access to advice and capital in order to make their business succeed. [Impact Investing]
Jill-Ford-Venture-Partner-Impact-America-Fund Jill Ford, Angel Investor
Angel investor and advisor to tech startups; headed Disney Mobile’s worldwide distribution to mobile device manufacturers and led Motorola’s global games usage; Technology Consultant and Architect for Trilogy.
kobie fuller Kobie Fuller, Investment Team
Accel Partners
Kobie joined Accel with more than 10 years of experience in funding and building software companies, and adds highly specialized marketing technology expertise to the investment team. At Accel he helps identify and work with entrepreneurs who are building category-defining companies.
mchammer-sq MC Hammer, Angel Investor
Alchemist Management
Hammer became one of the most influential figures on the social media platform Twitter with over 2.7 million followers. He has been a featured speaker covering social media and business at top colleges and universities such as the business schools at Stanford University and at Harvard University.
kirby harris Kirby Harris, Partner
Base Ventures
Kirby was a founding employee at Impact Capital, a Private Equity firm based in Oakland. After having spent 10 years with the firm he joined Base Ventures. Portfolio companies include: inDinero, Shelf, Relevvant, WorldView, Strut, Aptible, and ThinAir. Kirby is an active Board Member on several of the Base portfolio companies.
charleshudson-sq Charles Hudson, Partner
SoftTech VC
SoftTech VC is one of the most active seed stage investors in Internet and mobile startups. Charles focuses on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, and marketplaces.
ben jealous Ben Jealous, Partner
Kapor Capital
Ben is the former president and CEO of the NAACP. Under his leadership, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, experienced its first multi-year membership growth in 20 years. A Rhodes Scholar, he has been named to the 40 under 40 lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. [Impact Investing]
rkerby_detail-sq Richard Kerby, Senior Associate
Richard focuses primarily on identifying and evaluating early-stage investments. Prior to joining Venrock, Richard was an Associate at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), where he worked with companies such as Dropbox, Klout, Twitter, Shazam, Sugar, and Yext.
Kanyi Maqubela Kanyi Maqubela, Partner
Collaborative Fund
Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Kanyi Maqubela was a founding employee at Doostang, a venture-backed peer-to-peer career marketplace, and a field director at One Block Off the Grid, a renewable energy sales company.
erikmoore-sq Erik Moore, Managing Director
Base Ventures
Moore founded Base Ventures, a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies. Current portfolio includes: Virool, Balanced Payments, AngelList, SurfAir (board member), Mayvenn, StyleSeat, Pigeon.ly (board member).  Erik was one of the original seed investors in Zappos (sold to Amazon for $1.2b) and his more recent exits include: Socialcam, Appstores and Cognea.
marlon-150x150-sq Marlon Nichols, Equity Investor
Intel Capital
Marlon champions the seed stage investment program for the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing investment sector. He works closely with the startup ecosystem to source, invest in, and advise early stage high growth technology companies that produce cloud services, internet, and mobility solutions with an emphasis on new user experiences…
kristinaomari-sq Kristina Omari, Angel Investor
Kristina has a passion for entrepreneurs with a vision for positively impacting the world. Professional background in growth strategy, equity investments, and M&A.
michaelseibel-sq Michael Seibel, Part-time Partner
Michael is former Co-Founder & CEO of mobile video startup Socialcam and live streaming startup Justin.tv. Socialcam was acquired by Autodesk Inc. in August 2012 for $60 million. Currently, Michael is a Part-time Partner at Y-Combinator.
shawntaespencer-sq Shawntae Spencer, Angel Investor
Shawntae is a tech angel investor and an American football cornerback who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round (58th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh and graduated from Woodland Hills High School.
* Compiled with the assistance of Erik Moore at Base Ventures

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