Invest with Late Stage Pre-IPO Syndicate
$8.6M
Syndicate Backing
$396.5K ($5K)
Typical Investments
2
Deals Last 12 Months
Note from Late Stage Pre-IPO Syndicate

This syndicate invests in later stage (non-angel deals) As a result check sizes can be larger

Unfortunately the syndicate software forces me to pick a "typical investment amount". In reality two things drive my investments, so I will attempt to clarify our co-investment model. I've deployed over $1mm into angelList deals and funds I'm involved in and deal by deal the following drives our investment amount:

1. I try to invest 1-5% of each investment (roughly in line with VC's who will invest 1-2% of their fund's total amount)

2. Sometimes I invest more because I guarantee the founder a certain amount and I make up the difference if the syndicate comes up short.

Anyone considering an investment in A syndicate should understand that these investments represent absolute risk, and there is a meaningful risk that they can lose all their money. There is no guarantee of a "soft landing" or acquisition if things do not go as planned. In addition, there is no guarantee that, even in a successful company, there will be opportunity for liquidity for the shares represented and an investor should be prepared to have their capital committed for seven years, or more without liquidity.

Dealflow

The syndicate and our Fund with both try to invest in late stage deals.

Team
Alec Hsu
Founder
Board Advisor Talk City/Liveworld 1999-2001. BoD TVU Networks 2006-2008. GP of Serra Venture Partners 2006-2012. Founder of Flight Ventures 2014- present.
David Weisburd
Scout
VC @ Growth Technology Partners. Founder @RoomHunt First Investor @isocket @Compass Therapeutics . Ivy League MBA.
Flight.VC Syndicate
Angel
5 $1B + announced exits Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
Investments
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Backers
Jeremy Levine
Entrepreneur
Founder/CEO @DRAFT. Investor in 40+ startups.
Vasu Kulkarni
Angel
Founder / CEO of @Krossover , Managing Partner @Courtside Ventures
Daniel R. Odio
Entrepreneur
CEO at @Armory: Trust Your Deployments. Founder + exits @Socialize, @AppMakr, @PointAbout • Worked at @ShareThis, @GE
David Hauser
Scout
Founder of @Grasshopper acquired by @Citrix Systems. Founder of @Chargify. Founder of @Return Path. Angel Investor.
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
55 Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs @Burrow @Starcity; 3yrs @AWS; CoFndr @Richrelevance; Investor @Goodreads; Advisor @Indiegogo @Change.org; BS CS Stanford
Talmadge O'Neill
Angel
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Co-founded Juvo+ & MeziMedia.
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
Can help with
“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
Raj DasGupta
Entrepreneur
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale for A&D/Life Sciences Author of The Icarus Prediction 80+ Angel Investments UMBC Alumni Stanford AI Graduate Studies
References
When the chips were down I only thought I had two options, close the company or sell it. Gil encouraged me to choose a third option "aim for the moon". We did and the result is a profitable growing company on the way to success
Karl Jacob
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil taught me the meaning of RELENTLESS URGENCY. And that's something use every single day. Thank you Gil!!
Adam Rifkin
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
What more can one say about the $25 billion man that already hasn't been said? His syndicate is the largest on AngelList, he's one of the most prominent and successful angel investors in the world - and he's just getting started now that he's plowing into the most promising 20...more
Amazing guy. Amazing investor. Super-connected and helpful. No bullshit.
Gil is one of the smartest and most connected guys in Silicon Valley. He truly cares about the entrepreneurs that he backs. He gets involved and provides real help to the companies, beyond the money. 
Gil is one of the most honest, trustworthy and truthful person I have ever met in my life. He is by far one in a billion in my book and on super smart angels who envision where the industry is heading and he has been right nearly every time though with risk included to recommend participation in...more
Co-investing and working with Gil on UXPin was amazing. Speed, great advise, an amazing network. He encourages, inspires, connects or shouts whatever is most needed. Gil is an awesome investor and advisor.
Gil is super helpful and friendly
Gil Penchina is regarded as one of the top Angels on AngelList for his many syndicates and his success on the platform
Shawn is incredibly responsive and a great partner to have. We're excited for what will come as a result of the relationship.
Ry Walker
For Shawn Merani's work at Midwest Technology by Flight.vc
Partner at Flight Ventures
Flight.VC Syndicate
For Shawn Merani's work at Education Technology by Flight.vc
Shawn works with Gil Penchina who is co-founder of Crux Ventures Angelist syndicate.
Daniel Hoffer
For Shawn Merani's work at Crux Ventures
David is an extremely bright and motivated individual who possesses a broad array of business skills. His strongest assets are his ability to solve new and complex problems with simple, often elegant solutions, and his ability to lead others. I really enjoyed working with him at TicketCelebration...more
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