Our mission is to invest at the earliest stages of a company to leverage our domain expertise in big data and analytics in order to help companies get quickly on the path toward sales, growth and profitability. We leverage our network of top industry professionals, angel investors, early stage funds and venture capital firms in order to meet the funding needs of our portfolio companies and help ensure their success.
He has managed approximately $100 million at Fortune 500 financial services companies. Navid is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at CONNECT and advisor to several startups.
Navid holds a JD/MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA from UCSD.
Mike mentors a select few entrepreneurs and serves as an advisor/board member with several startup businesses in Southern California. Additionally, he writes the blog “The Art and Science of Success in Business” and is author of two books: The Interactive Pocket Guide for Entrepreneurs” and “The Spirit of Adventure”.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University (MD) in Accounting/Economics, and learned computers and software while a sales rep for IBM starting in 1964. He has also experienced Life as a race car driver, open-cockpit biplane pilot, competitive pool shooter, freestyle Frisbee player, and yogi. It seems that he can never learn enough.
Hansen was co-founder/CEO at ID Analytics, leading the company from 2002 through to a $195 million exit in 2012. Prior, he was President at HNC Software Inc. (NASDAQ: HNCS), a pioneering $1 billion+ global provider of analytic software solutions.
Hansen was named Ernst & Young's 2007 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year and one of four 2007 National Finalists. In 1998, he was named the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with CASA.
Currently, Hansen serves on several boards including Performant Financial (NASDAQ: PFMT), MITEK (NASDAQ: MITK), Zyme Solutions, BrightScope, Everyone Counts, and the San Diego Venture Group.
Hansen earned a B.A. from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Asaf is passionate about developing great software, building successful sales teams, and delivering customer service as a competitive advantage. At iMatrix, Asaf built the company from start up to over 10,000 active clients, 140 employees, and over $1.4 million in MRR.
Asaf’s hobbies include spending time with his wife and four kids, sports cars, and the occasional skydive. Asaf serves as an advisor/board member with several startup businesses in San Diego and earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from UCSD.
He started his digital marketing career in 1999 at web analytics pioneer WebSideStory, where he spent nine years helping the company build value for its Fortune 500 customers. Olivier co-founded Tealium in 2008, a leading universal tag management company. In 2011 he joined Certona Corp. to lead the revenue optimization team. As a wine aficionado, Olivier started VinoMatch, a worldwide search engine project to help people find wine.
Olivier holds a bachelor’s in electronics and an MBA from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, one of the leading business schools in France.
John has over a decade of commercial real estate industry experience as an owner/developer and broker. Prior to CBRE he worked in private equity acquiring portfolios of distressed assets. John was recently appointed to lead the Occupier Life Sciences Practice for CBRE in San Diego. In this role, he is responsible for generating and executing business on behalf of occupiers within the life sciences industry.
Mr. Hundley completed a Bachelor of Arts at Point Loma Nazarene University, a Master of Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and a Master of Science in Real Estate from University of San Diego at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.
Evan holds a bachelor's in Entrepreneurship and Finance from The University of Arizona. He is a firm believer in "the ideal product isn't when you can't add anything else but there is nothing else you can remove" - Focus.