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John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. He worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering, and capital markets. In particular, he established Goldman’s Cayman offshore administration business, their London global custody business, and reengineered their global prime brokerage business. In capital markets, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading hedge funds, and developed a keen understanding of portfolio risk/return management. He started his business career with Arthur Anderson & Co. in the audit and insolvency divisions.

Mr. Frankel was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologies which was purchased by AOL in December 2007, and in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ) which had a successful IPO in March 2011. He has also served and/or now serves on the boards of 500px, Apparel Media Group,, ClearPath Immigration, Infochimps, Klout,,, Quigo Technologies, StrongTech, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company,, and Voxy. He is also a Mentor with the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program.

Mr. Frankel earned a Master of Arts from New College, Oxford where he studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Logic, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


ff Venture Capital partners with startups that can be the low cost, disruptive player in their respective industry. With the right management team and adequate financing, our companies can grow to become tomorrow's leaders. Our goal is to build great companies and generate significant returns for our partners: management teams and investors alike.

We are generalists, not specialists, preferring to invest in growth where we find it and to not box ourselves into the theme du jour, where the rest of the crowd is flocking. This flexibility is part of our success at generating industry leading returns. However, we invest only in areas we understand and know.