Great Founders control their own destiny. So why not give them access to every advantage possible.

NFX is the venture firm for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. When we invest, Founders have access to our entire team - not just one partner. To extend the power of the network, we also build software, distribute insights, and cultivate an invite-only founder Guild. All of these things have one driving force: to help Founders see what others do not.
Managing Partner
James Currier
Biography

James is one of Silicon Valley's foremost experts in growth and network effects. He's a four-time serial entrepreneur. He is also a pioneer of user-generated models, viral marketing, a/b testing, crowdsourcing, and myriad other growth techniques now followed by nearly all technology companies.

Because of his expertise in these critical areas of company growth, he's been fortunate to invest in, advise, and mentor many of technology's definitive startups, and has revolutionized the trajectory of today's leading internet companies.

James is a growth junkie with an uncanny eye for what it takes to succeed. He has been investing before or alongside firms like Sequoia, Greylock, CRV, A16z, First Round, Mayfield, Shasta, and GGV.

Managing Partner
Pete Flint
Biography

The co-founder of Trulia, Pete is a serial entrepreneur who built one of today's most successful marketplaces. As CEO, Pete led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion.

Prior to starting Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity / Sabre Holdings for over $1 billion.

These experiences gave Pete a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 billion+ exit, all from a founder's perspective.

Managing Partner
Gigi Levy-Weiss
Biography

One of the most prolific technology investors in Israel, Gigi is a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and super-angel. He served as the CEO of 888 Holdings (LSE: 888.L), one of the world's leading online gaming entertainment companies in the world until mid-2011 when he turned his hobby of investing in startups into his full-time job. 

Prior to 888, Gigi served as Division President of Amdocs, a world-leading billing and CRM provider (NYSE: DOX). Earlier he held various roles in Israel tech companies and founded several startups including Playtika (acquired for $4.4 billion by China Consortium / Cesars), Beach Bum, InceptionVR, and others.

VP Marketing
Christen O'Brien
Biography

Christen leads all NFX marketing including content development & marketing, brand, product marketing, growth, network development, and external communications. She has been one of the leading connectors & marketers in Silicon Valley for over a decade, having started her career in technology in 2006 at a Founder:VC network that identified top emerging startups and introduced them to investors, press, and corporates. Among the startups she worked with at the earliest stages are LinkedIn, Twilio, Box, AdMob, Loopt, Atlassian, and more.

In 2010, Christen co-founded 500 Startups where she led worldwide marketing and business development. Within just 18 months, 500 became one of the most well-known seed funds in the world. Within 5 years, the fund had $200 million under management and more than 1,500 companies globally.

Head of Product
Amy Lin
Biography

Amy has spent the last decade building products that reached 100 million people across the finance and education sectors. She now leads the product team at NFX, whose mission it is to transform the way innovators are funded, inspired in part by her own frustrations as a founder. Among the products is Signal, the founder:VC fundraising network, and VC Lists, where founders can easily find the investors best suited for their sector and stage.

Prior to joining NFX, Amy was the CEO and founder of Blendspace (acquired by Tes), a leading online learning platform used by millions of teachers and students worldwide. Investors included YC's ImagineK12, Reach Capital / New Schools Venture Fund, and notable Silicon Valley angels. She was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 for her innovation in education.

VP Finance
Jeff Bullock
Biography

Jeff Bullock is the Vice President of Finance at NFX and is an experienced finance professional in the private equity and venture capital industry.

Jeff has over seventeen years of experience in finance roles within the private equity industry.  He began his career with Ernst & Young LLP providing audit and financial due diligence services to private equity firms as they evaluated investment opportunities.  He then served as an institutional limited partner in Bank of America’s Fund Investment Group where he led and managed investments in private equity, venture and real estate funds. 

He joined a leading technology buyout firm, Francisco Partners, at its founding to lead the finance and operations of that firm.  In that role he developed the financial and reporting infrastructure for the firm and its limited partners.

VP of People
Daniel Morris
Biography

Daniel leads NFX’s people team & talent investment initiatives, advising founders & executives on how to build scalable human capital infrastructure & compelling employer brands from the ground up.

Inspired by NFX’s mission to transform the way innovators are funded, he champions NFX’s culture and values, as we build a venture firm that runs like a tech startup.

Lead Software Engineer
Kevin Huang
Biography

At NFX, Kevin builds software to change the way startups and VCs connect. He is deeply interested in creating tools to set up founders and investors for success.

Prior to NFX, Kevin worked closely with startups as an advocate for technology and privacy policy at Fight for the Future, a digital rights organization. He later used his privacy expertise to coordinate marketing for ProtonMail, an end-to-end encrypted email startup.

Content Lead
Sachin Maini
Biography

Sachin joined NFX as the content lead in 2018. He produces essays, videos, and media content with a special focus on language, narrative, and depth analysis. Prior to joining NFX, Sachin studied the second-order effects of emerging technologies at Day One Insights. 

He studied European History as an undergraduate at Arizona State University and classics as a graduate student at University of Arizona. When he’s not writing or reading, he enjoys exercising, traveling to non-exotic countries, and Rockets basketball. 

Creative Director
Eric Ward
Biography

Born and raised in Lake Tahoe, Eric developed a sense of adventure at an early age. He quickly moved into a creative mindset and followed his passion of filmmaking by attending Chapman University in Los Angeles. He generated a high-density network in Silicon Valley that led him to relocate to San Francisco in 2016. 

Eric's mission at NFX is to innovate the content surrounding the venture capital industry by implementing high-quality storytelling, film production, design, and animation through a creative approach to strengthen the NFX brand, team, and audience.

Senior EA
Christine Mineart
Biography

Christine is a Senior EA at NFX, overseeing all operations at the San Francisco office including scheduling, vendor management, meetings, and events. She is passionate about supporting the mission of NFX, and excels at providing operational know-how and calm to the necessary chaos of startup life - both for NFX & the portfolio founders. 

A true renaissance woman, Christine previously was a public health program development consultant and also spent time researching HIV and Tuberculosis. She finds peace of mind in yoga and lifting weights; inspiration in fashion, music, and literature.

Software Engineer
Erica Yingling
Biography

Erica joined the Product team at NFX as a fullstack software engineer in 2017. With a passion for learning about entrepreneurship and improving processes through software, she fit right in with the NFX culture. 

She has a profound appreciation for technology’s  impact on social change and ability to break barriers. At NFX, she hopes to connect founders and VCs more quickly and painlessly.

Full Stack ENGINEER
Angel Velasco
Biography

Coming from the world of Architecture and Design, Angel spent the beginning years of her career as an accomplished designer at Gensler.

Her campus and workplace designs for companies such as Facebook, Instagram, and Zendesk have been featured in several online publications, including Wired, Forbes, and Fortune Magazine.

Marketing Operations Lead
Mallory Valenzuela
Biography

Mallory leads marketing operations, including content deployment and network support. Previously, she was a marketer at Singularity University, where she grew passionate about the implications of exponential technologies. Mallory drove enrollment for two new programs focused on the future of learning and corporate innovation, resulting in first-year revenues of $2MM. She also designed a new customer insights division and operations team and orchestrated a company-wide global rebrand. 

Finance Associate
Natalie Chen
Biography

Natalie works on the Finance Team at NFX and is responsible for managing investments and maintaining investor relations. Since joining NFX, she's become proficient in AltaReturn and utilizes the suite of technology solutions to manage fund accounting and portfolio monitoring.

Prior to joining NFX, Natalie was involved with several startups in Shanghai and Taipei, where she worked with early-stage founders in emerging international markets. Her passion lies in forming strategic partnerships with brand ambassadors to create stronger online presences and generating new users through PR and corporate events.

Associate
Shayma Sharif
Biography

Shayma joined the NFX Israeli team as an associate. Previously Shayma worked as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, a top management consulting firm. During her 3 year tenure at BCG, Shayma worked closely with various companies in multiple industries including banking, agriculture, retail, and energy.

Previously to BCG, Shayma worked in a startup in Israel focusing on developing a survey platform with an advanced analytical platform.


Data Analyst & Engineer
John Hayes
Biography

John is a member of the Product team at NFX. After studying math as an undergrad, John pursued data science. He found it to be a perfect way to use the hard skills he had learned as a student and apply them in a concrete way. At NFX he develops internal tools that provide insight and improve efficiency.

He strives to take complex problems and deliver simple solutions in order to enhance every founder’s experience with NFX.

Advisor
Stan Chudnovsky
Biography

Stan Chudnovsky is Head of Facebook Messenger. Prior to Facebook, Stan was VP of Growth and Global Strategy at PayPal after a company he co-founded, IronPearl, was acquired in 2013. Stan also co-founded several other successful companies including Jiff, NFX, Ooga Labs, and Wonderhill. Before that, Stan was building Tickle Inc., one of the first social media companies, and grew it to become one of the largest websites in the world by 2003. 

Originally from Moscow, Stan got his engineering degrees in Russia and has been living in the San Francisco/Bay Area since 1994.