8VC invests in visionary entrepreneurs and top technology teams that seek to transform the most important global industries by solving hard problems with technology solutions. 8VC believes in emerging platforms that will replace the decades old technology infrastructure behind many industries, including; finance, government, industrial tech, education, consumer, business processes, energy and healthcare. They leverage deep and distributed networks to provide the market knowledge, deployment expertise, sales channels, and relationships needed to expand and thrive.
iNovia Capital is a venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful technology companies in high-growth sectors. The team is comprised of founders, builders and engineers that are passionate about building market-leading technology companies.
Social Leverage is a partnership that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs in the technology space. Social Leverage partners with promising companies, bringing entrepreneurial expertise, relationships, and marketing experience. Companies benefit from hands on involvement in all stages of development. More pointedly, Social Leverage is about leveraging the extensive network of industry relationships and expertise to help grow great companies and build great products.
Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine. Mr. Lindzon has more than 20 years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Read MoreHoward continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.
Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. He serves on several boards including Addepar, OpenGov, Affinity, Illumio, Radius, Hyperloop-One and Wish. Joe is a co-founder of Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Formation 8, the precursor fund to 8VC, which manages over 1.5 billion USD and is one of the top performing private funds. Before that, he founded Addepar, a leading wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov. Previously, Joe was an early executive at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital, which they grew into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with the financial arm of PayPal while he was at Stanford. Joe received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 2003. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship and technology.
Drew Oetting is on the Board of Directors of Street Contxt and a founding Board Director of Affinity Technologies, a stealth enterprise software company. Previously Drew served as chief of staff to Joe Lonsdale (Formation 8 Founding Partner). Drew serves as an Adviser to LivingOnOne, a non-profit impact production studio and WeAreThorn, a NGO which leverages technology to eliminate child trafficking. Drew graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He was a Robert Day Scholar, two-time Bill Gates Investment Asset Management Fellow, CEO of the Student Investment Fund and served on the Board of Trustees.