Rubicon Venture Capital

Team

Investment Team

Joshua B Siegel 
General Partner
New York, NY

As General Partner – New York, Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations of Rubicon including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies… [More]

Andrew C Romans
General Partner
San Francisco, CA

As General Partner – San Francisco, Andrew oversees Rubicon’s operations from fundraising and investor relations to portfolio company support and evaluating investment opportunities.… [More]

Mat Kaliski
Associate
New York, NY

As Associate – New York, Mat focuses on sourcing and evaluating early stage companies, conducts diligence on potential investments and supports Rubicon’s portfolio companies… [More]


Venture Partners

Amos Ben-Meir
Venture Partner
Silicon Valley, CA

  • Board Director at Sand Hill Angels
  • Serial silicon valley startup technologist – 6 startups of which 4 had successful exits, most recent one in 2012
  • Founder & VP Engineering at Veloce Technologies (Acquired by Applied Micro in 2012)
  • Managed small to large 100+ engineering teams at AMD, Redback Networks / Siara Systems (acquired by Ericsson), AppliedMicro / Veloce Technologies, Agami Systems & Tera Microsystems
  • Led engineering teams at National Semiconductor in Israel & Silicon Valley
  • B.S. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Fredrik Bernsel
Venture Partner
London, UK

  • EMEA Director at LinkedIn, leading team spanning 20+ markets. Part of the LinkedIn EMEA LMS Leadership team.
  • Previously VP Online at IDG Sweden, including investments for IDG Ventures in the Nordics.
  • Previously Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, IT and biotech.
  • MBA from INSEAD

Donald Carlson
Venture Partner
New York, NY

  • Chief of Staff, Legal Department, Goldman Sachs
  • Managing Director, New Business Development, Corporate Executive Board
  • Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group
  • Williams College, Harvard Law
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Eric Doyle
Venture Partner
Silicon Valley, CA

  • Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • President, Cornish & Carey Commercial
  • Executive Vice President, CB Richard Ellis
  • Founder of real estate private equity fund
  • Stanford University

Don Galles
Venture Partner
London, UK

  • Founder and CEO of ServeMeNow
  • Senior Sales and Product Management at Siebel Systems
  • Senior Sales and Product Management at Silicon Graphics
  • Product Line Manager & Senior Account Executive Oracle Corporation
  • Product Marketing Hewlett-Packard
  • BS Stanford University Electrical Engineering

Igor Jablokov
Venture Partner
Raleigh, NC

  • EIR at Blackstone NC
  • Former CEO of Yap, VC backed cloud computing company, acquired by Amazon.com
  • 10 years at IBM, Program Director at Pervasive Computing
  • Serves on advisory boards at Pennsylvania State University & University of North Carolina
  • LP at DreamIt Ventures
  • Eisenhower Fellow & Truman National Security Fellow 
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Andre Jaeggi
Venture Partner
Zurich, Switzerland

  • Board Member, Adveq, $5.5 billion venture capital fund of funds, retired MD, founder of Adveq’s European business
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees of Swiss pension fund Alvoso
  • Member of the Board, Northern Horizon Capital, a Danish real estate fund with EUR 1,5bn+ assets under management
  • PhD (Dr. phil.) University of Zurich and studied in Zurich, Switzerland and England at the University of Essex
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Michael Lucente
Venture Partner
New York, NY

  • CEO, Decision Machine
  • Former Managing Director, Merril Lynch
  • Early Investor in Facebook
  • Former Manager of a $5bn family office
  • 30+ years experience in international finance
  • Board Member, Advisor and Investor at several companies and funds
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Moriyoshi Matsumoto
Venture Partner
Tokyo, Japan

  • Chairman & Managing Partner WM Partners Inc. (WMP) Japan, a growth equity and PE Secondaries investment firm
  • CEO & Chairman Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd, (JAIC) after 23 years working in venture capital and private equity investment
  • DFJ-JAIC Technology Partners in USA, and CA-JAIC China Internet Investment Fund with CyberAgent in 2005-2010
  • Member of the investment committee in DBJ Capital (Development Bank of Japan)
  • Member of the board of JVCA (Japan Venture Capital Association) till 2012
  • Keio University B.A. in law

Parag Patel
Venture Partner
Silicon Valley, CA

  • Early employee & Vice-President of Worldwide Sales, Software-Defined Storage at VMware
  • Head of M&A at Patni Systems ($200m revenues)
  • Stanford EE, Harvard MBA 

Shawn Pelsinger
Venture Partner
New York, NY

  • Jacobson Fellow of Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Law
  • Advisor/GC, AGI Partners
  • Portfolio Manager, Archangel Venture Capital
  • Previously practiced at Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • New York University School of Law

Derek Proudian
Venture Partner
Silicon Valley, CA

  • General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Venture Partner, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners
  • CEO, Zip2 (Elon Musk’s 1st company), sold for $307m cash
  • CEO, LensVektor, raised $37.5m VC funding
  • Stanford University, MBA, MS, BS, BA 

Christopher Ramsey
Venture Partner
New York, NY

  • President, LATISTA-Textura (NYSE: TXTR)
  • Co-founder and CEO, LATISTA, mobile cloud software (Acq. by NYSE: TXTR)
  • Senior VP, NIC, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), successful IPO
  • Senior Manager, IBM, ran $300m distribution channel
  • MBA, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • Awarded patent and patents pending, mobile solutions area

Fabio Rupp
Venture Partner
Silicon Valley CA

  • Chairman, Swiss San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • Professor of Venture Capital, University of Santa Clara
  • Advisor to VC funds & VC-backed startups: Ecosystem Ventures, Natural Ma, Neurotune, Hera Biomedical, Prionics, Hyseq/Nuvelo
  • Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Greg Schmergel
Venture Partner
Boston, MA

  • Cofounder and CEO, Nantero, Inc.
  • Raised over $90m in VC funding from Globespan, CRV, DFJ, etc.
  • Former SVP, Strategy, About.com
  • Former Founder & CEO, ExpertCentral.com
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
  • Winner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New England, Emerging Technology, 2006
  • Judge in business plan competitions such as MassChallenge, MIT Business Plan Competition
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
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Jói Sigurðsson
Venture Partner
Iceland and Silicon Valley, CA

  • Partner, Investa angel fund
  • Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google (9+ years), Tech Lead for teams in Google Desktop, Toolbar and Chrome
  • Senior Engineer at GreenBorder, acquired by Google
  • Co-founder, CTO & early developer at multiple tech startups

Larry Stambaugh
Venture Partner
San Diego, CA

  • CEO of multiple technology companies, raised over $500 million, including private equity, IPOs in U.S. and E.U., and secondary follow-on and PIPE transactions while growing market capitalizations from $15 million to $1.7 billion
  • Recognized expert in Board Governance