David Lee is a General Partner of SV Angel. Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He was a founding member of Google’s New Business Development team and led business development at StumbleUpon prior to its sale to eBay. He also was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. He has been honored by charitable organizations including CoachArt, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children with chronic illnesses, First Descents, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In 2014, he was named to the Forbes Midas List of 100 Top Tech Investors.
Brian Pokorny is a General Partner of SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. DailyBooth was a venture backed social media start-up that Brian led for 3 years as their CEO. Before this, Brian was a partner at SV Angel with David Lee and Ron Conway upon the launch of the firm. Prior to SV Angel he was a founding team member and partner at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage investment firm. Before joining Baseline, Brian spent close to 4 years at Google within various positions in the Content Partnerships team and Direct Sales Organization. Before this, he had various roles within sales operations and finance at Juniper Networks, TIBCO Software, and Applied Materials. Brian graduated with a degree in Operations and Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University. Brian's first angel investment was in Twitter and he is also a personal angel investor in Square, OMGPOP (Acquired by Zynga), Tweetdeck (Acquired by Twitter), Milo (Acquired by eBay), Chomp (Acquired by Apple) and others. Brian has advisory positions with Ooyala (Acquired by Telstra), Rupture (Acquired by EA). At SV Angel, Brian has also originated investments in companies such as Instacart, Patreon, Mesosphere, Credit Karma, and foursquare.
Kevin Carter is a General Partner at SV Angel. He joined the firm upon launch in 2009. At SV Angel, Kevin originated investments in Snapchat, Pinterest, and GroupMe (acquired by Skype), and works particularly close with Sunrise, Inbox, FlightCar and Optimizely. He was included in Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 in 2012 and 2013. He is also on the Engineering Advisory Board at Santa Clara University (EAB). Prior to SV Angel, he worked in the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank. At SVB he was a part of the Entrepreneur Services and Venture Capital Relationship Management Groups and helped with diligence and cross platform relationship efforts. Before SVB, Kevin worked at Affinity Circles, Inc. where he performed sales and client account management. Kevin graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Finance. While at SCU, he worked closely with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, founded the CIE Mentor Program and was awarded "Outstanding Student Entrepreneur".
Topher Conway is a General Partner at SV Angel. At SV Angel, he works particularly close with Niche, URX, Bluebox, and Zenefits. He was included in Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2015. Prior to SV Angel, he worked at EQAL, Inc. At EQAL, he worked with the Business Development and Sales teams and lead efforts in creating new business opportunities. In his Sales position, he developed and maintained relationships with top ad agencies and brands. Prior to EQAL, he held positions at eCost and a 2004 summer internship in Google's Direct Sales Organization. Topher graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a degree in History. He is also a member of the UCLA VC Fund, helping foster entrepreneurship the the University. In addition to investing, Topher leads platform partnerships where he is responsible for establishing relationships with Corporate Partners and helping portfolio companies with Business and Corporate Development needs.
Robert Pollak is a General Partner at SV Angel. He joined in 2011 and is responsible for all aspects of running the firm. At SV Angel, Robert has originated investments in and works particularly closely with Fundbox, iCracked and Dronebase. He has spoken at international conferences including Techcrunch Europe and OpenAir Berlin. Prior to SV Angel, Robert worked for a multi-family office within Morgan Stanley, that focused on VCs, late-stage technology companies, and entrepreneurs. He also worked at Arnold & Porter LLP on large-scale M&A transactions in their anti-trust group. Robert graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics and Foreign Affairs.
Ron Conway is a founder of SV Angel. Ron has been an active angel investor since the mid 90’s. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005). He was included in 2010’s Vanity Fair 100 most influential people in the Information Age. He was awarded Best Angel at The 2009 TechCrunch Crunchies Awards. He was named #13 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top "deal-makers" in 2011. Ron was with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions (1973-1979), Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO (1979-1990) and took Altos public on Nasdaq in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) (1991-1995). PTS was acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft (Nasdaq SKIL).
Philanthropically, Ron is a Board Member of the Salesforce.com Foundation, a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor's Advisory Board in SF, and is active in fundraising for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, College Track, Sandy Hook Promise-Newtown CT, Americans for Responsible Solutions-Gabby Giffords, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, and the THORN Foundation. Ron is an advocate for technology companies and civic engagement in San Francisco and founder of sf.citi (San Francisco's tech-backed civic organization). Ron is also an advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder of FWD.US.
Abram Dawson is an Associate at SV Angel. Abram joined SV Angel in 2012 after graduating from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Economics. While an undergrad, he designed and developed a number of mobile apps, tutored economics, and worked closely with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Mike Liu is an Associate at SV Angel. Mike joined SV Angel in 2014 from Qatalyst Partners, where he worked on M&A and strategic advisory assignments in the technology sector. Mike graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering.
Paul La Londe
Paul La Londe is an Associate at SV Angel. Paul joined SV Angel in 2014 from Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management group. At Goldman Sachs he worked closely with high net worth individuals across the venture capital and technology markets. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Paul worked for Seven Hills Partners, a middle-market investment bank. During his time at Seven Hills he advised technology companies on a broad range of strategic alternatives including mergers, acquisitions and private placements. Paul is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Finance.
Kathryn Johnson is an Executive Assistant at SV Angel. She brings over 15 years of support experience to the team. Prior to SV Angel, Kathryn worked at Yahoo as an Executive Assistant to senior-level executives within sales, operations, advertising and product departments. She started her career in Healthcare, but after working at AOL many years ago, she knew that Technology was where she was meant to be.