Elaine splits her time between investing out of SignalFire's seed fund and working with the portfolio on growth and GTM strategy. She has built and led Product Marketing teams, led Enterprise Product Marketing at Slack, and has helped grow a variety of enterprise functions including marketing, inside sales, and lead and demand generation. She is also a co-founder of Product Marketing Masters, a group focused on communication, education and advisory for top Product Marketing professionals. Elaine holds a B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.
Partner, Storm Ventures
In addition to his duties at Storm Ventures, Frederik is a co-founder at BLCK VC. After completing his studies at Stanford, Frederik spent two years as CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) with more than one hundred employees and total assets exceeding $18 million – including overseeing Stanford’s accelerator program. Frederik is also a mentor with the East Bay College Fund which works with minority college students coming from underprivileged communities throughout the East Bay Area.
Allison Baum Gates
General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital
With her unique skillset establishing, raising, launching, and deploying early stage venture capital funds across multiple geographies, Allison is a globally recognized thought leader in the future of work, featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Pitchbook, Business Insider, Inc., Quartz, Bloomberg Tech, Venture Beat, and Silicon Republic. She is an active writer, speaker and lecturer on innovation, venture capital, public and private markets, the future of work, and technology startups.
Founding Partner, Morado Ventures
A long-time product and engineering leader with Yahoo! Inc., Ash most recently served as the company’s Chief Technology Evangelist. He has held a number of positions at the company over the years, including Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering, Chief Product Officer, and Executive Vice President of the Audience Platform Division. Over a decade, Ash built a hand-selected team of approximately 1,500 engineers who scaled Yahoo!’s infrastructure and products to handle hundreds of millions of users and their data. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Kings College of the University of London.
SignalFire was founded as a bootstrapped startup with the goal of disrupting the way that venture capital is done. By applying unmatched data and technology to address the top pain points of early-stage startups, SignalFire produces an unfair advantage and outsized success for their portfolio.
Since launching their first fund in 2015, SignalFire has scaled quickly to $1B in regulatory assets under management. They continue to build products and scalable processes that help their clients with the first steps of their journey.
Semper Virens Venture Capital harnesses a powerful ecosystem to understand how technology is impacting employers and employees in real-time. The firm is at the heart of a strategic network of people-focused investors, operators, industry analysts, and consulting firms that provide a proprietary source of high-quality dealflow, real-time insight into market needs and buying patterns, and post-investment distribution for their portfolio companies.
Storm Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused on “Building Enterprise Leaders” as the first or early investor. Storm’s current enterprise software investments include Algolia, AtScale, Digital Shadows, Engagio, Guidespark, MobileIron, Pipedrive, Workato, Sendoso and Talkdesk. The company was the first or early investor in Airespace (Cisco), Cellfire (Catalina), Com2uS (KOSDAQ IPO), EchoSign (Adobe), Kidaro (Microsoft), iML (Taiwan IPO/Exar), Marketo (IPO/Vista), Metacloud (Cisco), Sandforce (LSI), and Sierra Monolithics (Semtech). Founded by industry veterans, Storm has over $800 million under management.
For too long, companies have had to suffer with technology that didn’t put the human at the center; Praisidio is changing that. We’re thrilled to be investing behind Ken and Vahed as two founders on a mission to build human-centered AI.
Partner, Storm Ventures
Morado Ventures is a seed-stage venture fund that invests in companies leading the data revolution. The team has extensive experience leading and investing in technology companies led by tech innovators building the next generation of data-fueled businesses. From seed to maturity, Morado prides itself on being with the companies it invests in every step of the way. The firm looks for passionate entrepreneurs with unique expertise working on hard technological problems with software and hardware in industries ripe for disruption. Their current focus areas include AI, Data Infrastructure, Industrial Internet, Robotics & Autonomy, and Computer Vision and Health.
We’re thrilled to be working with the remarkable team at Praisidio. Our own experiences managing corporate teams made clear the value of the type of insights and actionable information Praisidio can provide. We’re strong believers in their mission and look forward to helping them along their journey.
Managing Partner, Morado Ventures