21 Jun June 27, 2014 – Expansive Ventures w Jon Soberg & Lyricle Trivia w David Goldenberg
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Jon Soberg is the Co-founder and General Partner at Expansive Ventures, a new global early stage venture fund. Their goal is to bring Silicon Valley investment to the world. He specializes in financial technologies, enterprise software, and global markets, and has been an active investor, having led a large portion of the investments over the past 4 years at Blumberg. Jon is a board member for 22 companies and an observer for another 13 across 5 continents. Some of his investments include Addepar, Any.DO, Coverhound, Credorax, Kreditech, Cyvera, Trulioo, FeeX, Fundbox, Paymill, Cambrian Genomics, Vaurum Labs and SocietyOne. Most coolly, he has participated in several exits including Hootsuite (made 52 times investment), an IPO exit at Adforce, and Cyvera ($200MM valuation in 18 months). He Lectures at Wharton where he is a Palmer Scholar. Don’t get a much better guest than this!
David Goldenberg – CoFounder of Lyricle and Wall Street Journal Columnist – Highlight Here
David Goldenberg saw an opportunity to change trivia and built a really cool business out of it. Instead of writing tons of questions, he built a program to search huge databases and automatically create questions using technology. His first game is a music lyric challenge that’s in bars and serves up more 30 million impressions each month! The company creates customized pop culture trivia games, but with a twist. It doesn’t just ask a question; it asks for all the movies Kevin Bacon starred in from 1989, in order. They’re releasing multi-player Android and iOS apps soon. David also writes a weekly column called Statshot for the Wall Street Journal. He also serves as an editor for Gelf Magazine.