Seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

We’ve founded, built, scaled and exited multiple companies over the last 25 years. We have one simple success metric….make our founders wildly successful

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Michael Downing

Managing Partner

Semin Valani

Managing Partner

Peter Ashley

Partner, Investor Relations

Avery Kadison

Venture Partner

Michael Downing

Managing Partner

Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, co-founded 6 software companies over 28 years, 3 acquisitions and one IPO.

Tireless advisor and early-stage investor in over 60 technology companies.

Semin Valani

Managing Partner

Repeat founder, entrepreneur, native of Kenya and 1st generation American success story, seed-investor in over 40 companies and founding investor Better.com.

Peter Ashley

Venture Partner

Three decades in Silicon Valley building technology products, businesses and cultures. Launched Large Merchant Services as PayPal’s first Director of Business Development; Led Investor Relations for 500 Startups Funds I and II.

Avery Kadison

Venture Partner

Early Paypal Director & Product Manager, Consumer Risk, Principal Risk Strategist, Facebook Payments, Senior Director, Product & Risk Dosh Card

Todd Stavish

Venture Partner

Managing Director of SRI Ventures (Stanford Research Institute), Senior Vice President, In-Q-Tel Ventures. Highly experienced deep-tech investor