Gil Penchina presented at Bits & Pretzels - The Founders Festival on Sep 25, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
Founder @
Investments
20 Investments in 19 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Gil Penchina is a serial entrepreneur and prolific angel investor.

He currently runs a $4mm per deal seed fund via AngelList that is crowd-sourced from 500+ influential Silicon Valley angels and is recruiting partners to join him.

He is a co-founder of Fastly, Board member at Vouch Financial. Previously he was CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay. Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two small technology companies.

He has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Kellogg.

In addition, Gil has been an active angel investor in 70 companies over the last 12 years including firms such as Linkedin, Paypal, Datanyze, Contactually, Indiegogo, Evite, ZipRealty, Plusmo, Couchsurfing, Songpop, Wealthfront and many others. His portfolio is available at: https://angel.co/penchina

Jobs (7)

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Company
May, 2006
Oct, 2011
CEO
Aug, 2004
May, 2006
VP, General Manager
Jun, 1996
Aug, 1996
Associate
Sep, 1993
Jun, 1995
Corporate Staff

Board & Advisor Roles (4)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$600k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$14M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$12.7M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$6.25M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$700k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Oct, 2011$650k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2009$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2006$4M / Series APersonal Investment

Education (2)

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Memberships (1)

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