About FundersClub

Who We Are

FundersClub is the world’s most selective & fastest growing online VC firm, targeting early investment in the world’s most promising tech startups. Our highly vetted portfolio of startups have raised over $600M of follow-on capital from other leading startup investors such as Sequoia Capital (early Apple investor), Andreessen Horowitz (early Airbnb investor), Kleiner Perkins (early Google investor), DFJ (early Tesla investor), and First Round Capital (early Uber investor). We use our unique community of accredited investors, our technology, and our inside access in Silicon Valley and globally to source, curate, fund, and support disruptive, category-defining businesses, and the intrepid founders who lead them. Our financial backers and advisors include veterans of Sand Hill Road like DFJ / Draper Associates, successful disruptors like First Round Capital, Y Combinator, and Andreessen Horowitz, and seasoned operators including founders and senior executives of companies like Facebook and Box.

Early, Insider Access

FundersClub is the world’s first network-augmented VC firm, receiving a no-action letter in March of 2013 from the SEC acknowledging its online model. With over 12,000 highly connected and influential accredited investors in its network, and a track record and reputation earned from its focus on the best, FundersClub is connected to nearly every major technology, business, and financial hub in the world, and to high-promise founders everywhere.

Extreme Selectivity & Focus

Unlike all other online startup investing platforms, FundersClub is extremely selective and focuses on only the highest-promise, technology-enabled startups from Silicon Valley and beyond. Fewer than 2% of startups that we review are curated for investment by both an internal Investment Committee and a network-assisted Investment Panel, comprised of experts in venture investing, business, technology, and finance.

Diversification

For individual and family office investors, FundersClub provides an easy solution to diversify one’s portfolio and include early stage private equity and venture capital. Our $3,000 minimums make it easy both to expand your portfolio to include VC, and to diversify across a full portfolio of startups.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Ever since we became the first online platform in the United States to complete an online VC investment, we have been defining the leading standard for online private equity investing and marketplace technology. Online payments, online e-signing, and online financial reporting are just some of the innovations we’ve introduced to VC since our debut, and we’re just getting started.

Mission-Driven

The founders of FundersClub began with defining a set of values to operate by before they incorporated FundersClub. These have permeated our organization ever since. They include operating with Honesty & Integrity, with No Fear, with Agility, with Questioning of the status quo, and optimizing for Love. We are creating the future of venture investing—applying tech to finding and supporting the world’s most deserving entrepreneurs, involving more people in the value created by disruptive tech startups, and bringing greater accountability to venture capital. We invite you to join us and to help us fund the future.

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Alexander Mittal

Co-founder & CEO

Prior to starting FundersClub, Mr. Mittal was the founding CEO of Innova Dynamics, a VC-backed touchscreen hardware company, leading the company from university laboratory to commercialization, securing design-in collaborations with today's major consumer electronics companies. Previously, he was the founding CTO of Crederity, a VC-backed identity and credential verification enterprise software company, and co-founded and led Penn Engineers without Borders, a non-profit that has provided running water to thousands of people worldwide. Mr. Mittal currently serves on the Board of Directors of three companies, holds degrees in economics and engineering from Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania, and is an alumni of Y Combinator. He was recently named an advisor to First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, and is a columnist for Inc. Additionally, Mr. Mittal has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech, in BusinessWeek as one of America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs, and in Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40. Prior to his time as an entrepreneur, Mr. Mittal was active in science research, presenting at the 2002 Nobel Prize Ceremonies, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory named an asteroid after him for his work.

Boris Silver

Co-founder & President

Boris Silver is Co-Founder and President of FundersClub, the world's first online VC platform. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves as an advisor to a venture backed technology company, and as an advisor to First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.

Shlomo Zippel

Engineering

Shlomo brings over a decade of programming and UX experience to the engineering of FundersClub. He previously led the applications and UX team at PrimeSense, which built the 3d sensor technology behind the Microsoft Kinect. He later cofounded Zigfu, a Y-Combinator company building an app store and web platform for Kinect developers.

Before joining Fundersclub, Carissa previously worked for Google and Facebook where her focus was in recruiting. She brings diverse skills through her experience as Director of Human Resources at an assisted living facility. In addition, Carissa has a wide variety of experience through starting her own business of buying and selling cars while in high school and selling books door-to-door in college. She was the founder of Clemson University’s Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Human Resources from Clemson University.

Andrew Jaeger

Engineering

Andrew is a full stack engineer who is comfortable working on whatever is needed at the time. He previously interned at Cube, a POS platform and has contracted on and off the past two years. He is a recent graduate of Rutgers University and has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Jerrod came to FundersClub from Vector Capital in San Francisco, where he was a Private Equity associate focused on technology investments. At Vector, Jerrod assisted in sourcing and executing new investments and leading operational improvements once invested. Prior to Vector, Jerrod worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Greenhill & Co.'s New York office in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring advisory groups. Jerrod graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

Prior to joining FundersClub, Jason was a Tax Manager at Frank, Rimerman & Co. LLP, where he worked closely with entrepreneurs, venture funds, technology companies, real estate partnerships and private foundations. His experience also includes mergers and acquisitions and general corporate compliance. Jason received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Eran has been writing software for about 15 years - from low-level Unix programming through embedded systems and web development. He co-founded a software company that developed an embedded operating system, and a site for improving the experience of electronic parts sourcing. Before joining Fundersclub he also worked as a contractor, providing both hardware and software R&D services to over a dozen companies. In his spare time he likes to build electronics and create weird techno music.

Charley comes to FundersClub from Google. There, he spent his first few years engineering Google's >1B PVs/month customer support platform, focusing on the frontend and API layers. He then transferred to Search's User Experience team, where he helped develop Material Design, Google's new cross-platform visual language. Prior to Google, he worked as a consultant in Los Angeles, developing custom enterprise software. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and enjoys good food, traveling, and fixing things.

Sile Bao

Operations

Sile recently joined FundersClub as a West Coast transplant hailing from Princeton, New Jersey. Before moving to San Francisco, she worked at the Institute for Advanced Study and brings with her a wide array of skills in public affairs, events, and project management. Sile graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. Out of the office, you will most likely find her exploring the great outdoors, traveling with her backpack, and jamming out to some sweet tunes.

Janet Lee

Investments

Before joining FundersClub, Janet was part of a Finance Development Program at Apple and have rotated in 9 different departments ranging from iTunes, Online, Retail, iAd, iPhone to working in Tokyo for Japan sales finance. Her prior experience also includes The Boeing Company and Rajawali Corporation in Indonesia. Janet graduated magna cum laude from the Marshall School of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration. Outside of the office, Janet enjoys conversations around international travels, tech, social justice, and the performing arts.