Investing Profile

Brian Rothenberg(420)

VCFounderGrowth OperatorProduct Operator

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

defy.vcSan Francisco Bay Area
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35 Investors

Connected to James Currier (NFX), Pete Flint (NFX), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), and 32 other investors on Signal.

University of Southern California Network
63 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
10
$262M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Novi Connect
Series ASep 2021$10.3M
Seed RoundMar 2020$1.5M
$11.8M
Co-investors: Mike Duboe (Greylock)
Moment House
Series AAug 2021$12M
$25.5M
Co-investors: Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), Jess Lee (Sequoia Capital), David Krane (GV), Scooter Braun (TQ Ventures), Troy Carter
OfficeTogether
SeedNov 2020$2M
$2M
Co-investors: Ben Orthlieb (2.12 Angels)
Fourthwall
SeedSep 2020$3M
$3M
Novi
SeedMar 2020$1.5M
$11.8M
PocketSuite
SeedDec 2019$1.2M
$1.2M
Aalto
Series AOct 2019$10M
$23M
Co-investors: Bryan Scheier (Sequoia Capital)
Attentive
Seed RoundFeb 2019€1M
$393M
€1M
Co-investors: Patrick Grady (Sequoia Capital), Tom Loverro (IVP), Kristian Andersen (High Alpha), David Beisel (NextView Ventures), Zak Schwarzman (MetaProp Ventures), Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners), Kevin Weatherman (KW Angel Fund), Scott Friend (Bain Capital Ventures), Lucas Swisher (Coatue), Jon Nordmark
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