Venture Advisors

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Ali Usman

Ali Usman

Brett Gearing

Brett Gearing

Jean Coyle

Jean Coyle

Jim Geisman

Jim Geisman

Randy Krotowski

Randy Krotowski

Rick Plaut

Rick Plaut

Scott Longley

Scott Longley

Steve Rubin

Steve Rubin

General Partner & Staff

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Paul G. Silva, President & General Partner

Paul G. Silva, President & General Partner

Jake Hawkesworth, Associate

Jake Hawkesworth, Associate

 

More of Our Team's Successes

  • Co-founded and scaled a nights-and-weekend hobby into one of world's top 100 startup accelerators.
  • Pivoted a moribund product line from a shrinking commoditized market into a premium growth market resulting in 3x sales in three years.
  • Optimized a sales team to cut costs significantly while generating 2x profit.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed an international team of marketing, sales and customer service agents serving customers on every continent (except Antarctica :)).
  • Invested in dozens of startups.
  • Founded and scaled a dozen startups, new business units, and organizations. Exits in many different industries.
  • Securing $2.5 billion in financing for technology projects.
  • Negotiated joint ventures, asset sales and acquisition up to $150 million.
  • Developed software solutions on many platforms (web, mobile, desktop, server...) for a wide range of customers (consumer, enterprise, nonprofit...).