Invest with Grover and Yoko's Syndicate | AngelList
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Invest with Grover and Yoko
$95.8K ($25K)
Typical Investments
2
Expected Deals/Year
40
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Grover and Yoko

Track record of investments before follow-on investment by incubators or prominent VCs: (Riveter -> Madrona, Invio -> TechStars Cedars-Sinai and Madrona Venture Labs, Ganaz -> Founders' Co-op, Sentinel Healthcare -> PSL Ventures). Carefully vetted deals by evaluating the founding team, the product (Yoko brings Product and Partnerships experience from Google) and growth data (Grover brings experience from Data Science & Growth at Facebook '07-'15). We often invest in the underdog - which may be under-represented founders, Seattle-based companies, or other areas that tend to be overlooked by other VC firms.

Dealflow

Our deal flow stems from connections from working at FB and Google, studying at Stanford, as well as from the Seattle tech community where we are currently based.

 
Ravi and his wife Yoko were one of our key early investors. They got to know us, asked great questions, dug into our diligence and got to conviction to invest a couple months before the herd mentality kicked in once we got a lead. They've helped us think through strategic issues and Ravi even...more
 
Team
Ravi Grover
Angel
Angel Investor. Former Eng/Prod/Data at Facebook, 5/2007 - 5/2015.
Yoko Okano
Product Manager
Angel Investor, Dir of Product @actively-learn, Ex- @google, @islandwood board member, former taiko performer and teacher. Seattle native.
Investments
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LPs
Proud Ventures
Experienced investors in both public market deals, and private companies from seed to late stage, across a wide array of industries over the past 40+ years.
David E. Weekly
Entrepreneur
CEO of @medcorder. Ran product teams at @facebook-2 and @google for large (>100 SWE) orgs. Investor in 60+ startups. Stanford BSCS. Founded @hacker-dojo.
Lisa Rich
Entrepreneur
Founder@Xplore Founder@Hemisphere Ventures Founder@BrainyQuote, Strategist, Speaker, Frontier Tech investor in synthetic biology, robotics, drones and space.
Wing Mok
Angel Investor
Angel investor @37angelsny, @bayangels , @angellist, @seedinvest, @fundersclub , @republic @yieldstreet, @microventures-1
Rumela Das
Previously worked in finance and tech. Now I manage investments for a family office.
Michael Yoon
Founder @yono-ventures • CTO @mimedia ,@morgan-stanley, @barnes-amp-noble  @bloomberg • MBA @columbia-university , EEng @mcgill-university
Cap Ven
We invest in early-stage startups and arrange financing for growth companies.
Laura Forrest
Product Marketing at Facebook. Ex-Mozilla. San Franciscan. Surfer. Creator of isthereagiantsgametoday.com.
References
Ravi and his wife Yoko were one of our key early investors. They got to know us, asked great questions, dug into our diligence and got to conviction to invest a couple months before the herd mentality kicked in once we got a lead. They've helped us think through strategic issues and Ravi even...more
Yoko's perspective early stage investments aligns with mine, and she consistently surfaces good questions and develops an informed point of view.
Minda Brusse
For Yoko Okano's work at First Row Partners
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