Investing Profile

Brian Rothenberg(541)

VCFounderGrowth OperatorProduct Operator

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

defy.vcSan Francisco Bay Area
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42 Investors

Connected to James Currier (NFX), Pete Flint (NFX), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), and 39 other investors on Signal.

University of Southern California Network
68 CONNECTIONS
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Network
25 CONNECTIONS
Yahoo! Inc. Network
14 CONNECTIONS
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$100K - $10.0M
$5.0M
11
$262M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Novi Connect
Series BFeb 2022$40M
Series ASep 2021$10M
Seed RoundMar 2020$1.5M
$52M
Co-investors: Mike Duboe (Greylock), Griffin Schroeder (Tiger Global Management)
Moment House
Series AAug 2021$12M
$26M
Co-investors: Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), Jess Lee (Sequoia Capital), David Krane (GV), Kevin Mayer (Smash Capital), Scooter Braun (TQ Ventures), Steve Stoute, Troy Carter
OfficeTogether
SeedNov 2020$2M
$2M
Co-investors: Ben Orthlieb (2.12 Angels)
Fourthwall
SeedSep 2020$3M
$20M
Co-investors: Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six)
Novi
SeedMar 2020$1.5M
$12M
PocketSuite
SeedDec 2019$1.2M
$1.2M
Aalto
Series AOct 2019$10M
$23M
Co-investors: Bryan Scheier (Sequoia Capital), Sunil Rajaraman, Gregory Waldorf, Ron Pragides
Attentive
Seed RoundFeb 2019€1M
$390M
€1M
Co-investors: Patrick Grady (Sequoia Capital), Lucas Swisher (Coatue), Scott Friend (Bain Capital Ventures), Zak Schwarzman (MetaProp Ventures), David Beisel (NextView Ventures), Kristian Andersen (High Alpha), Thomas Loverro (IVP (Institutional Venture Partners)), Kyle Harrison (Contrary Capital), Yannick Oswald (Mangrove Capital Partners), Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners), Kevin Weatherman (KW Angel Fund), Eric Tobias (High Alpha), Seth Corder (High Alpha), Mike Fitzgerald (High Alpha), David Spector (ThirdLove), 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