Invest with Scott and Cyan Banister
$1.4M
Syndicate Backing
$160K ($50K)
Typical Investments
5
Expected Deals/Year
Dealflow

• Our goal is to share (best effort) deals where we have at least a $300K allocation
• You can opt out of any particular deal without penalty
• Don't expect many (if any) updates
• Be comfortable with risk and prepared to lose your entire investment without complaint

Investments
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Acquired by Cloudera in 2016
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Backers
Josh Hannah
VC
General Partner at @Matrix Partners; Founder & Director at @Betfair.com; Entrepreneur and Investor. Gambler, guy who knows how to do a lot of things.
Joshua Baer
Angel
Founded 3 email companies and @Capital Factory. Teaching @Longhorn Startup at @university-of-texas-austin. @Trilogy Alumni 1999. CS @Carnegie Mellon University .
Othman Laraki
Angel
Co-founder at Color Genomics. Investor in Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart, Mesosphere & others. Co-founded MixerLabs, early PM at Google.
Dave Morin
Entrepreneur
Founder & Partner, Slow Ventures
David Hauser
Scout
Founder of @Grasshopper acquired by @Citrix Systems. Founder of @Chargify. Founder of @Return Path. Angel Investor.
Brock Pierce
Angel
Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur. Founder, Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
28 Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs; CoFndr @Richrelevance; helped launch @Kiva; Investor @Goodreads @Counsyl; Advisor @Indiegogo @HOOKED; BS CS Stanford
Matt D
Angel
Founder: iMega $8M EBIT 3yrs Adtech. TheMindfulnessSummit.com $1M in 1mnth. @Growth Angels helping great teams grow. Online Growth Expert. Systems & Bio Hacker
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“Serial founder for past 15 yrs, 8 figure exit & Australia's first "Growth Hacker". I think a lot about all facets of startup growth and...more
References
cyan and scott are nimble, quick and supportive. everything you want in an angel investor. @jason
Jason Calacanis
Co-investor in a company Scott and Cyan Banister invested in
Scott and Cyan were one of our first investors to enter our seed round. They were decisive and incredibly helpful. I highly recommend getting Scott into your round. The earlier the better. He is a lead angel that many other angels watch.
Henry Ward
Founder of a company Scott and Cyan Banister invested in
Scott invested at a time when many others were shying away, recognized our potential and provided massively helpful product feedback, made many helpful introductions and in general has been one of the best investors we've worked with. Highly, highly recommended.
Scott's kind, brilliant, caring, helpful, fast-moving, and absolutely zero bullshit or overhead. Love this guy.
Scott is super responsive and extremely insightful.
Scott Banister is direct and a straight shooter. He clearly understands concepts quickly and follows up with productive advice which is very helpful. After talking with Scott, you can immediately feel that he has "been there and done that" which gives you a sense of confidence. Big fan!
Scott is a world class thinker
Adam Ludwin
For Scott and Cyan Banister's investment at Chain
Cyan is one of the nicest, most approachable people I met in SV. Yet you also get it from her straight with no sugar coating. A rare combination of motivating and making you see your flaws at the same time. I haven't met Scot but can only assume his choice of a partner is as good as his...more
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