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Birthdate1980

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Santa Clara University, BS 2002
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Brian Pokorny

Brian Pokorny is a Managing Partner of SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch.

DailyBooth was a venture backed start-up that Brian led for 3 years as their CEO.

Before this, Brian was a partner at SV Angel with David Lee and Ron Conway upon the launch of the firm.

Prior to SV Angel he was a founding team member and partner at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage investment firm. Before joining Baseline, Brian spent 3.5 years at Google within various positions in the Content Partnerships team and Direct Sales Organization. Before this, he had various roles within sales operations and finance at Juniper Networks, TIBCO Software, and Applied Materials.

Brian graduated with a degree in Operations and Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University.

Brian is an angel investor in Twitter, Square, OMGPOP (Acquired by Zynga), Tweetdeck (Acquired by Twitter), DailyBooth (Acquired by Airbnb), Milo (Acquired by eBay), Posterous (Acquired by Twitter), Chomp (Acquired by Apple), Milk (Acquired by Google), Bump (Acquired by Yahoo), WiFast, Couple, Elepath, MessageMe, and has advisory positions with Ooyala, Stitcher, and Rupture (Acquired by EA).

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Circle Inc 1/2011Angel$1M14
TweetDeck 5/2010Series B$3.5M8
Chomp 3/2010Series A$2M4
Posterous 3/2010Series A$4.4M8
Blippy Social Commerce 1/2010Angel$1.73M10
Milo 11/2009Series A$4M17
Square 11/2009Series A$10M19
Bump Technologies 10/2009Series A$3.4M7
DailyBooth 10/2009Angel$1M11
TweetDeck 1/2009Seed$300k8
Twitter 7/2007Series A$5M10
OMGPOP 5/2007Angel4

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  1. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  7. Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
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  9. Bump Technologies Confirms Sequoia Funding, Reveals Roster Of Angels. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. YC-Funded DailyBooth Raises $1 Million From Sequoia, Kevin Rose, Ron Conway Et Al. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Twitter Me This: TweetDeck Secures Angel Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. More Information On That Secretive Twitter Financing (techcrunch.com) []
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