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Ryan Gembala(833)


Pre-Seed & Seed, Deep Tech or Deep People Francisco, California
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The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business Network
Pathbreaker Ventures Managing Partner
$250K - $1M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Pre SeedJan 2018$600K
Co-investors: Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures), Steven Rosenblatt (Oceans), Greg Castle (Anorak Ventures)
Safely You
Pre-SeedJul 2017$600K
Co-investors: Joanne Chen (Foundation Capital), Justin Butler (Eclipse Ventures)
Convertible NoteAug 2016$2.6M
Co-investors: John Curtius (Tiger Global Management), James Hardiman (DCVC (Data Collective)), Hrach Simonian (Canaan Partners), Joshua Fredberg (Insight Partners), Avidan Ross (Root Ventures), Greg Schroy, Bob Pasker
Iron Ox
Pre-SeedMar 2016$1M
Co-investors: Hadley Harris (ENIAC Ventures), Carmichael Roberts (Breakthrough Energy Ventures), Tim Young (ENIAC Ventures), Vic Singh (ENIAC Ventures), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), Greg Castle (Anorak Ventures), Pen King Jr. (Kain Capital), Jon Bischke, Sunil Rajaraman
Simbe Robotics
Pre-SeedFeb 2016$1M
Co-investors: Cyril Ebersweiler (SOSV), Duncan Turner (SOSV), Greg Castle (Anorak Ventures), Tony Fadell (Future Shape), David Pakman (CoinFund), Kevin Colas
Venture RoundJun 2015
Co-investors: Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Mike Ghaffary (Canvas Ventures), David Ulevitch (Andreessen Horowitz), Bill Trenchard (First Round Capital), Andrew Romans (7BC Venture Capital), Will Smith (Dreamers VC), Ashton Kutcher (Sound Ventures), Jay Levy (Zelkova Ventures), Craig Hunter (AngelList Syndicator), Jeff Huber (Triatomic Capital), Eliot Durbin (Boldstart Ventures), Ed Sim (Boldstart Ventures), Joshua B. Siegel (Rubicon VC), Jude Gomila (Jude Gomila Rolling Fund), Wayne Chang (Chang Corporation), Jyri Engestrom (Yes VC), Caterina Fake (Yes VC), Jeremy Fiance (The House Fund), Ian Rountree (Cantos Ventures), David Breger, Samvit Ramadurgam, Drew Houston, Arianna Huffington, Jason Citron, Jason Calacanis
Seed RoundJan 2015$120K
Co-investors: David Schneider (Coatue), Kristina Shen (Andreessen Horowitz), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Seth Berman (Susa Ventures), Andrew Gault (7percent Ventures), Greg Castle (Anorak Ventures), Ilya Sukhar (Matrix), Samvit Ramadurgam, Kulveer Taggar, Gautam Shah, Matt Mazzeo, Louis Beryl
--- Robotics --- Applied AI / Machine Learning --- Food technologies --- Hyper-differentiated products Pathbreaker invests in specialized teams solving hard technical problems in pursuit of generational impact.
Managing Partner Pathbreaker Ventures2015 - Present
Deal Lead, Corporate Development Facebook2014 - 2015
Investor Azure Capital Partners2010 - 2014
VP, Business Development & Partnerships Convercent2013 - 2013
VP, Business Development & Partnerships Telly2012 - 2013
Lead Associate Hyde Park Angels2008 - 2010
Co-Founder and -Executive Director H.E.R.O. for Children2003 - 2008
The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business MBA Finance, Tech Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Economics and History
The University of Georgia BBA Summa Cum Laude with Honors