Investing Profile

Kelly Perdew(80)

VCFounderFormer CEOStrategy Operator

Military Veteran investing in Extraordinary Leadership

moonshotscapital.comLos Angeles, California
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Connected to Mark Suster (Upfront Ventures), Paige Craig (Outlander Labs), Christian Dorffer (Sweet Capital), and 4 other investors on Signal.

UCLA Anderson School of Management Network
Moonshots Capital Managing Partner
$500K - $2.0M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Seed RoundOct 2021$3.3M
Co-investors: Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Casey Neistat
Series BAug 2021$98M
Series AMar 2021$2M
Co-investors: Philip Krim (Montauk Ventures), Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Allen Miller (Oak HC/FT)
Wildfire Systems
Series AAug 2021$15M
Seed RoundJun 2019
Co-investors: Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Neil Kapur (TTV Capital), Laura Bock (QED Investors), Daren Cotter
Series BMar 2021$75M
SAFEMar 2021$5.5M
Co-investors: Lydia Jett (SoftBank Vision Fund), Dan Wenhold (Fifth Wall), Sarra Zayani (Global Founders Capital), Dana Settle (Greycroft), Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Ludwig Schulze (Alumni Ventures Group), Donna Harris (1776), Ashley Flucas (Flucas Ventures), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (aCrew Capital), Theresia Gouw (aCrew Capital), Jeffrey Wilke, Howard Schultz, Russell Cook, Kathleen Hale
Series CMar 2021$100M
Series B-1May 2017$550K
Series AJan 2014
Seed RoundJul 2010$140K
Co-investors: David Tisch (BoxGroup), Adam Rothenberg (BoxGroup), Brian McNamara (Cosmic Venture Partners), Donna Harris (1776), Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Penny Pritzker (Inspired Capital), Alexa von Tobel (Inspired Capital), Bradley C. Harrison (Scout Ventures)
Transmute, Inc.
Seed RoundOct 2020$940K
Co-investors: Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital)
SPVSep 2020$5.9M
Co-investors: Jan Hammer (Index Ventures), Scott Sandell (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Vanessa Larco (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Andrew Reed (Sequoia Capital), Theo Osborne (9Yards Capital), Bryan Rosenblatt (Craft Ventures), Meyer Malka (Ribbit Capital), Kittu Kolluri (NeoTribe Ventures), Brian McNamara (Cosmic Venture Partners), Vlad Vahromovs (Venture Development Partners), Vic Koch (Koch Fund), Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Howard Lindzon (Social Leverage), Ron Rofe (Rainfall Ventures), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Dave Morin (Offline Ventures), Nasir Jones (QueensBridge Venture Partners), Tommy Leep (Jetstream), Lee Linden (Quiet Capital), Calvin Broadus (Casa Verde Capital), Dr. E. Bora Uygun (Bora&Sons), Wesley Chan (FPV Fund), Walter Kortschak (Summit Partners), Serik Kaldykulov (Elefund), Kevin Moore (KRM Interests LLC), Sheel Tyle (Amplo), Neil Sirni (Arrive), Kareem Zaki (Thrive Capital), Terrence Rohan (Otherwise Fund), Ashish Toshniwal, Todd Corenson
Convertible Promissory NoteJul 2020$250K
Co-investors: Craig Cummings (Moonshots Capital), Amanda Eakin (Sputnik ATX)
LEADERSHIP PREVAILS. Moonshots Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in extraordinary leadership. Great leaders are hard to come by. We believe the best ones are military-trained or trial-by-fire entrepreneurs who have the ability to motivate others to action, inspire trust, and plan heuristically. We invest with conviction when those attributes are present. We have collectively founded and operated 14 companies, and have personally invested in more than 85 ventures.
Biomedical, Hardware, Crypto.
Intern Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPPresent
Co-Founder & Managing General Partner Moonshots Capital2014 - Present
Co-Founder TargetClose2012 - Present
Mentor MuckerLab2011 - Present
Mentor Amplify.la2011 - Present
Managing Partner DuMont Project2011 - Present
Speaker and Author TAKE COMMAND: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump2005 - Present
Founder Perdew Properties, LLC2004 - Present
Chairman, Digital Council Electronic Retailing Association2013 - 2015
Mentor Founder Institute2010 - 2012
CEO Fastpoint Games (Acquired by WePlay)2008 - 2011
Judge The Tastemaker2010 - 2010
Presidential Appointee President's Council on Service and Civic Participation2006 - 2009
Managing Director Angel Venture Partners2006 - 2008
President ProElite, Inc (PELE.PK)2006 - 2008
Host GI Factory (on The Military Channel)2006 - 2006
Apprentice & Executive Vice President The Trump Organization2005 - 2006
Co-Founder & Chairman MotorPride, LLC2004 - 2006
Co-Founder, President & CEO The Layoff Lounge2001 - 2004
Manager, Strategy Practice Deloitte Consulting (Braxton Group)1998 - 1999
Acting CFO, VP Business Development ImageTel International, Inc.1995 - 1998
Military Intelligence, Executive Officer, First Lieutenant US Army1990 - 1992
Wyoming High School Hoops!
UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA and JD Degrees Entrepreneurship
University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law JD and MBA Law and Business Graduate Degrees
United States Military Academy at West Point BS National Security and Public Affairs
United States Naval Academy Semester Exchange