Bessemer Venture Partners An early stage venture capital fund focused on mo - Connect Ventures Greece Investors Union Square Ventures Sherpalo Ventures Kapor Capital Accel Partners J im is passionate about investing, social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy, contemporary and modern art, photography, film, wine, and music. He actively supports numerous educational and environmental non-profit initiatives. In February, 2013, Jim was elected a fellow of the Harvard Corporation, Harvard University's senior governing board. Jim is a Partner at Accel and is the Founder/CEO of Breyer Capital, an investment and venture philanthropy firm. Jim has been an investor in over 30 consumer Internet, media, and technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. Several of these investments returned over 100 times their cost and many additional of these investments have returned over 25 times their cost to investors. Jim led Accel's investment in Facebook (FB) in April, 2005, and served on the Board of Directors from 2005 until June, 2013.
Menlo Ventures Investing in seed to growth stages in consumer and enterprise markets Knowing where, how much, and when to invest is the secret sauce to getting top tier returns. Everyone at Menlo has deep domain expertise in their target investment areas. Entrepreneurs want to be associated with successful VCs. Investors want to work with entrepreneurs who have grand visions and see new market opportunities. We’ve partnered with market leading companies in every technology sector. Today we are investing in the following sectors: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Big Data and Advertising. In fact, we are publishing our market perspectives which outline how we view the areas we are watching. Market Size Matters We look hard at the size of the market because we want to build big companies. Networking Among Our Portfolio No company can go it alone today.
People | Harrison Metal Michael Dearing is the Founder of Harrison Metal. Prior to Harrison Metal, Michael spent many years at eBay (NASDAQ – EBAY) , where he worked as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com. In that role, he led category management, product marketing, seller development, eBay Stores and direct-to-consumer marketing for eBay North America. Michael was also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories and new businesses, such as Buy-it-Now, listings upgrades, eBay Stores and ProStores. Before eBay, Michael worked at Bain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE-DIS) and Industrial Shoe Warehouse. In the spring of 2006, Michael joined the d. school faculty at Stanford University, teaching courses such as Launchpad, Creating Infectious Action and Entrepreneurial Finance. Michael’s main interests are productizing emerging technologies, going-to-market, product marketing and pricing.