Investing Profile

Brian Rothenberg(351)

VCFounderGrowth OperatorProduct Operator

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

defy.vc/our-team/San 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
60 CONNECTIONS
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Network
23 CONNECTIONS
Yahoo! Inc. Network
14 CONNECTIONS
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Defy Partners Partner
$100K - $10.0M
$5.0M
8
$262M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
SeedNov 2020$2M
$2M
SeedSep 2020$3M
$3M
SeedMar 2020$1.5M
$1.5M
SeedDec 2019$1.2M
$1.2M
Series AOct 2019$10M
$10M
Series AOct 2019$6M
$6M
Co-investors: Allen Morgan (Idealab), Arjun Sethi (Tribe Capital), Safa Rashtchy (Think + Ventures), Brian Lee (Bam Ventures)
Seed RoundFeb 2019€1M
$393M
€1M
Co-investors: Pat Grady (Sequoia Capital), Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners), Kevin Weatherman (KW Angel Fund), Scott Friend (Bain Capital Ventures), David Beisel (NextView Ventures), Zak Schwarzman (MetaProp Ventures), Kristian Andersen
Seed RoundJan 2017
$22M
Co-investors: Jeff Jordan (Andreessen Horowitz), Stephanie Palmeri (Uncork Capital), Jonathan Golden (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Marlon Nichols (MaC Venture Capital), Lee Jacobs (Long Journey Ventures), Jonathan Chizick (Capital Factory), Emil Lee, Lee Jacobs, 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