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General Partner
Managing Director
Board Member


KPG Ventures

Having worked in companies — from established businesses such as IBM and Hitachi to start-ups like Inktomi — and in the VC world for the last 25 years, I strongly believe venture capital needs to change. We must take the best of what the early venture capitalists did and combine that with the rapidly changing world of today.

KPG is not your father’s VC firm to borrow a cliché from the car company and here’s why.

KPG is small and focused solely on the consumer Internet space making it easy for you to determine a fit.

We have the operational expertise you need to grow your business from an idea on a paper napkin to a company of sustained value.

We make decisions fast so you don’t have to wait for Monday partner meetings to get a response, and we move quickly to respond to the competitive landscape.

We have an excellent network of relationships to help your company with its needs in everything from recruiting to growing revenue.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Expect Labs 10/2012Venture Round$2.4M14
Expect Labs 10/2012Venture Round$2.4M14
Jildy 8/2011Seed$650k2
TuneUp 9/2010Series C$4.3M2
TuneUp 9/2010Series C$6.3M2
BrightRoll 2/2010Series B$10M4
Sociable Labs 12/2009Series A7
ORCA, Inc. 6/2009Series A$2M3
TuneUp 5/2009Series A$3M1
Cake Financial 3/2009Series B1
Lexy 3/2009Seed$1.25M1
Ludic Labs 2/2009Venture Round$5M2
Sportgenic 9/2008Series B$10M4
Sportgenic 7/2008Series A$1.49M3
NileGuide 6/2008Series B$8M4
SezWho 10/2007Series A$1M1
Doppelganger 8/2007Series D$11M5
Sportgenic 2007Seed3
Ribbit 10/2006Series A$3.3M2



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