Invest with Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures
$8.4M
Syndicate Backing
$300K ($1K)
Typical Investments
9
Deals Last 12 Months
Note from Gil

Syndicate Investors have had the opportunity to invest in companies that have raised money from Andreessen, Greylock, Founders Fund, First Round, Google Ventures, IDG, Matrix, Bessemer and others... and you get to invest at essentially half the price they charge their investors.

I specialize in consumer, marketplaces, SAAS and other products that can be sold without expensive sales people and that can penetrate the enterprise more like a virus.

Successes include:


  • Linkedin - IPO

  • Paypal - IPO

  • Cruise Automotive (Exit to GM in 2016)

  • Dollar Shave Club (Exit to Uniliver in 2016)

  • Fastly, Indiegogo, Beepi, Wealthfront received late stage rounds

Acquired: Plusmo, Flowdock, Qype, Military, Evite, UltraRPM, Vatera, Voicestar, Vamoose, and many more.

Anyone considering an investment in one of my syndicates 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 ten years, or more without liquidity.

Dealflow

I'm syndicating all deals - with the caveat that the company ultimately can prevent me from allowing the syndicate in if they really want to.

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Acquired in 2017
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Went public in 2011
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Backers
Dave Morin
Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO, Sunrise
Jeff Bonforte
Angel
SVP @Yahoo. Prev CEO @Xobni (acq by Yahoo); co-founder @Gizmo5 (acq by @Google); angel inv in 50+ startups incl @Beepi @Luxe @Automatic @Front; LP in 7 funds
David E. Weekly
Entrepreneur
PM at @Verily; formerly @Google & @Facebook; Founded: @Neuron.VC, @Drone.VC, @PBworks, @Hacker Dojo, and more. Award-winning startup advisor. Coder.
Adam Rifkin
Angel
A man. A plan. A panda. @PandaWhale ...
Roberto Bonanzinga
VC
Co-Founder at @InReach Ventures Former Partner @Balderton Capital
Ben Smith
Angel
Investor, Advisor to and Founder of Technology Businesses
Othman Laraki
Angel
Co-founder at Color Genomics. Investor in Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart, Mesosphere & others. Co-founded MixerLabs, early PM at Google.
Vikram Chachra
Angel
Founder @eight Innovate Ventures & @eight Capital. Worked at @Snapfish.com, @HCL
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 Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures 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 Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures 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
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