bi_cube_banner
bi_cube_banner
bi_cube_banner
bi_cube_banner

30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in Silicon Valley tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars

Advertisement

Saam Motamedi co-founded machine learning startup Guru Labs before joining Greylock Partners in 2016.

Saam Motamedi co-founded machine learning startup Guru Labs before joining Greylock Partners in 2016.
Age: 24

Title: Investor, Greylock Partners

Companies he's worked with: Blend, Spoke, and Avi Networks. Motamedi also works with several companies that are currently unannounced.

Advertisement

Jennifer Kaehms kicked off her career with a cold email to Canvas Venture's co-founder Rebecca Lynn. Now, she's involved with the firm's Stanford and UC Berkeley liaison programs and hosts events to help out junior members of venture firms.

Jennifer Kaehms kicked off her career with a cold email to Canvas Venture's co-founder Rebecca Lynn. Now, she's involved with the firm's Stanford and UC Berkeley liaison programs and hosts events to help out junior members of venture firms.
Age: 26

Title: Associate, Canvas Ventures

Companies she's worked with: Gabi, Casetext, Vida Health, Figure Eight, Vida Health, Casetext, Luminar Technologies, Gabi, and HealthLoop.

Advertisement

Before joining Unshackled Ventures, Lucas Rocha worked with Dorm Room Fund, JetBlue Ventures, and Underscore.vc. So far, he's assisted in the deployment of more than $100 million in capital.

Before joining Unshackled Ventures, Lucas Rocha worked with Dorm Room Fund, JetBlue Ventures, and Underscore.vc. So far, he's assisted in the deployment of more than $100 million in capital.
Age: 24 Title: Investor, Unshackled Ventures

Companies he's worked with: Joby Aviation, Salsify, Lily, Pluto AI, Filament, FLYR, CloudZero, and Volantio.

At Unshackled Ventures, Maria Salamanca helps fund teams with immigrant founders at the earliest stage of pre-seed investment.

At Unshackled Ventures, Maria Salamanca helps fund teams with immigrant founders at the earliest stage of pre-seed investment.
Age: 25

Title: Principal, Unshackled Ventures

Deals she's led: Starsky Robotics, Lily, Pluto AI, Bluefield, and Gridraster.

Advertisement

At Lux Capital, Brandon Reeves invests in companies involved in robotics and quantum computing.

At Lux Capital, Brandon Reeves invests in companies involved in robotics and quantum computing.
Age: 28 Title: Investor, Lux Capital

Companies he's worked with: Mythic, Aeva, Veo Robotics, Arraiy, and CyPhy Works.

Since launching his own firm in 2016, Ramtin Naimi has closed more than 90 investments.

Since launching his own firm in 2016, Ramtin Naimi has closed more than 90 investments.

Age: 27

Title: Founder and General Partner, Abstract Ventures

Companies he's worked with: Clarity Money, Ripple, Polychain Capital, Harbor, Brave Software, Hippo Insurance, Starksy Robotics, Petal, Grabango, and AwayCo.

Advertisement

At ScaleVP, Susan Liu invests in companies that deal with the future of work. She's also the co-founder of the non-profit Women in Network, which fosters mentorship between female working professionals and undergraduates.

At ScaleVP, Susan Liu invests in companies that deal with the future of work. She's also the co-founder of the non-profit Women in Network, which fosters mentorship between female working professionals and undergraduates.
Age: 29 Title: Principal, Scale Venture Partners

Companies she's worked with: Aviso, Lever, Namely, Textio, TalkIQ, WalkMe and Wrike.

Steve Sloane joined Menlo Ventures from Insight Partners. He focuses on investments in SaaS applications, marketplaces, and robotics.

Steve Sloane joined Menlo Ventures from Insight Partners. He focuses on investments in SaaS applications, marketplaces, and robotics.
Age: 27 Title: Principal, Menlo Ventures

Companies he's worked with: 6 River Systems, Breather, Clarifai, Heap, Scout RFP, Carta, MealPal, Rover, and UpCounsel.

Advertisement

After graduating from Stanford, Adina Tecklu joined Canaan Partners, where she helps lead the firm’s consumer seed investments program and works closely with its enterprise portfolio.

After graduating from Stanford, Adina Tecklu joined Canaan Partners, where she helps lead the firm’s consumer seed investments program and works closely with its enterprise portfolio.
Age: 27 Title: Investor, Canaan Partners

Companies she's worked with: So far, Tecklu has led three investments that haven’t yet been announced. She also serves as a board observer at Cuyana, ContentSquare and Hugo.

Andrew Reed left Goldman Sachs to join Sequoia Capital in 2014, where he focuses on software, consumer, and fintech investments.

Andrew Reed left Goldman Sachs to join Sequoia Capital in 2014, where he focuses on software, consumer, and fintech investments.
Age: 28

Title: Partner, Sequoia Capital

Companies he's worked with: GitHub, Front, Namely, Rappi, and Orbital Insight.

Advertisement

Sarah Guo joined Greylock partners in 2013, where she serves on the board of Obsidian Security and two other unannounced companies. She's invested in startups involved in the fields of infrastructure, cyber security, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and healthcare.

Sarah Guo joined Greylock partners in 2013, where she serves on the board of Obsidian Security and two other unannounced companies. She's invested in startups involved in the fields of infrastructure, cyber security, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and healthcare.
Age: 28 Title: Investor, Greylock Partners

Companies she's worked with: Dropbox, Workday, Zynga, Netflix, Casa Systems, Awake, Coda, Crew, Docker, Figma, Rhumbix, Rubrik, SkyHigh, and Nvidia.

At Accel Partners, Connor Theilmann focuses on consumer hardware, vertical software, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and mobile businesses.

At Accel Partners, Connor Theilmann focuses on consumer hardware, vertical software, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and mobile businesses.
Age: 25

Title: Investor, Accel Partners

Companies he's worked with: ForgeRock, Pond5, SeatGeek, DJI, and Service Channel. Theilmann also sourced Accel's investment in The Zebra.

Advertisement

Talia Goldberg leads Bessemer Venture Partner's investments in real estate tech and supports the firm's consumer and SaaS investments.

Talia Goldberg leads Bessemer Venture Partner's investments in real estate tech and supports the firm's consumer and SaaS investments.
Age: 27

Title: Principal, Bessemer Venture Partners

Companies she's worked with: Pinterest, Toss, ServiceTitan, Dashlane, Vidyard, Dorm Room Fund, and Raise.

Ben Mathews left Google for Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focuses on both consumer-facing companies and SaaS startups.

Ben Mathews left Google for Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focuses on both consumer-facing companies and SaaS startups.
Age: 29

Title: Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners

Companies he's worked with: Pagerduty, GLINT, Clio, Periscope Data, Live Auctioneers, Ada Support, Weave, NPM, and Restaurant365. Mathews also works with two stealth esports companies.

Advertisement

Before joining Founders Fund, Zachary Hargreaves worked on augmented reality systems for unmanned vehicles at NASA.

Before joining Founders Fund, Zachary Hargreaves worked on augmented reality systems for unmanned vehicles at NASA.
Age: 29

Title: Principal, Founders Fund

Companies he's worked with: Unity Biotech, Freenome, OpBeat (acquired by Elastic), TBH (acquired by Facebook), Stemcentrx (acquired by AbbVie), NuBank, SpaceX, and HQ Trivia.

Interested in other up-and-coming investors? Check out the East Coast tech investing scene with our list of 30 rising stars in New York venture capital.

Interested in other up-and-coming investors? Check out the East Coast tech investing scene with our list of 30 rising stars in New York venture capital.
Advertisement