Investing Profile

Brian Rothenberg(365)

VCFounderGrowth OperatorProduct Operator

Founder & growth exec from zero through IPO. Now early-stage VC

defy.vcSan Francisco Bay Area
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33 Investors

Connected to James Currier (NFX), Pete Flint (NFX), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), and 30 other investors on Signal.

University of Southern California Network
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New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Network
24 CONNECTIONS
Yahoo! Inc. Network
14 CONNECTIONS
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Defy Partners Partner
$100K - $10.0M
$5.0M
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$262M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Moment House
Series AAug 2021$12M
$13.5M
Co-investors: Jess Lee (Sequoia Capital), Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), David Krane (GV), Troy Carter
OfficeTogether
SeedNov 2020$2M
$2M
Fourthwall
SeedSep 2020$3M
$3M
Novi
SeedMar 2020$1.5M
$11.8M
PocketSuite
SeedDec 2019$1.2M
$1.2M
Aalto
Series AOct 2019$10M
$10M
Attentive
Seed RoundFeb 2019€1M
$393M
€1M
Co-investors: Patrick Grady (Sequoia Capital), Lucas Swisher (Coatue), David Beisel (NextView Ventures), Zak Schwarzman (MetaProp Ventures), Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners), Kevin Weatherman (KW Angel Fund), Scott Friend (Bain Capital Ventures), Jon Nordmark, Kristian Andersen
Wonderschool
Seed RoundJan 2017
$22M
Co-investors: Jonathan Golden (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Chris Lyons (Andreessen Horowitz), Jeff Jordan (Andreessen Horowitz), Marlon Nichols (MaC Venture Capital), Lee Jacobs (Long Journey Ventures), Jonathan Chizick (Capital Factory), Emil Lee, Stephanie Palmeri, Varsha Rao
Marketplaces, SaaS, consumer internet, and most importantly: amazing founders.
Most direct-to-consumer products, pure biotech (software okay), most hardware (unless commodity hardware using software/data).
VP of Growth & GM Eventbrite2013 - 2019
Head of Marketing TaskRabbit2011 - 2013
Co-Founder, VP Product Skillslate2009 - 2011
Product Manager Yahoo! Inc.2004 - 2008
University of Southern California B.S. Business Entrepreneurship & Marketing
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business MBA Finance & General Management