Identifying and investing in the world's top talent.

A Different Kind of
Venture Fund

We’re a little bit different than most. We combine a sophisticated software platform, a world-class talent team, and scouts to identify and invest in the world’s top talent – first – and then relentlessly support them from seed to scale.

Because at the root of every category-defining startup are exceptional people.

Talent

We identify the top engineers, designers, and product minds across North America each year.

Capital

We invest the first check into founders, and then continue to invest across all stages.

Community

We connect our community with everyone they need to know personally and professionally, whether through events, workshops, our annual retreat, or 1:1 lifelong friendships.

Supported by the world’s best entrepreneurs, operators, and investors, our founders get access to leaders of iconic companies to help them get the right advice when they need it most.

Steve HuffmanCo-founder, Reddit
Cyan BanisterAngel Investor
Emmett ShearCo-founder, Twitch
Ruchi SanghviEarly Eng, Facebook
Martin EberhardCo-founder, Tesla
Jeff RothschildFounding Eng, Facebook
Erica BresciaCOO, Github
Nate BlecharczykCo-founder, Airbnb
Ryan HooverFounder, ProductHunt
Dan MacklinCo-founder, SoFi
Leah SolivanCo-founder, Taskrabbit
Edith HarbaughCo-founder, LaunchDarkly
Ross MasonFounder, Mulesoft
Scott BelskyCPO, Adobe
Peter ReinhardtCo-founder and CEO, Segment
Nate MitchellCo-founder, Oculus
Tim KendallFormer President, Pinterest
Evan MooreCo-founder, DoorDash
Chris CoxCPO, Facebook
Gokul RajaramExecutive, Doordash
Bora ChungChief Experience Officer, Bill.com
Marty ChavezFormer CFO, Goldman Sachs
Josh ElmanProduct, Apple
Kevin OlusolaPentatonix
Deval Delivala20th employee, Uber
Parag AgrawalCTO, Twitter
Olaf Carlson-WeeFounder and CEO, Polychain Capital

Supported by the world’s best entrepreneurs, operators, and investors, our founders get access to leaders of iconic companies to help them get the right advice when they need it most.

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Steve HuffmanCo-founder, Reddit
Cyan BanisterAngel Investor
Emmett ShearCo-founder, Twitch
Ruchi SanghviEarly Eng, Facebook
Martin EberhardCo-founder, Tesla
Jeff RothschildFounding Eng, Facebook
Erica BresciaCOO, Github
Nate BlecharczykCo-founder, Airbnb
Ryan HooverFounder, ProductHunt
Dan MacklinCo-founder, SoFi
Leah SolivanCo-founder, Taskrabbit
Edith HarbaughCo-founder, LaunchDarkly
Ross MasonFounder, Mulesoft
Scott BelskyCPO, Adobe
Peter ReinhardtCo-founder and CEO, Segment
Nate MitchellCo-founder, Oculus
Tim KendallFormer President, Pinterest
Evan MooreCo-founder, DoorDash
Chris CoxCPO, Facebook
Gokul RajaramExecutive, Doordash
Bora ChungChief Experience Officer, Bill.com
Marty ChavezFormer CFO, Goldman Sachs
Josh ElmanProduct, Apple
Kevin OlusolaPentatonix
Deval Delivala20th employee, Uber
Parag AgrawalCTO, Twitter
Olaf Carlson-WeeFounder and CEO, Polychain Capital

"Contrary remains one of the most thoughtful and helpful investors for Memora, even though we’ve raised from some of the top venture funds in Silicon Valley. It’s rare to find investors like Eric and Will who genuinely care about us as founders, rather than focusing entirely on the business. They invested first in Memora and have never wavered in supporting us."

Manav Sevak

Co-founder and CEO, Memora Health

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