Invest with SaaS Startups by Flight.vc
$2.2M
Syndicate Backing
$250K ($15K)
Typical Investments
4
Deals Last 12 Months
Note from SaaS Startups by Flight.vc

SaaS businesses have specific tactics and metrics that we focus on to ensure success. The team has extensive experience operating and investing in SaaS businesses and is laser focused on operational tricks to ensure success in revenue growth and financing:
- Funnel and Pipeline Management
- Inside Sales Management
- Pricing Optimization
- Upsell (ARPU)
- Brand Development
- Demand Generation
- Customer Success

The partners will invest in each deal along side you.

Co-investors to date include:
- Google Ventures
- IDG ventures
- 500 Startups

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

All deals that startups and AngelList will allow us to syndicate.

Team
Kyle York
founder
Entrepreneur, angel investor, startup advisor. @Oracle @Dyn Exec. GTM, Product & Strategy.
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.
Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures
founder
5 $1B + announced exits Syndicated @Cruise Automation @Dollar Shave Club @HOOKED @AltSchool Investor: Linkedin, Paypal, Wealthfront, Discord
Nathan Creswell
employee
Highly experienced product director in the B2B space. Invested and advised multiple SaaS startups. Co-founder of the SaaS Syndicate.
Investments
Exit
Acquired by Sophos in 2016
Syndicated
Exit
Acquired by Cisco in 2016
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Backers
Robb Kunz
Angel
Founder/CEO @BoomStartup. Active Angel Invested in 100+ Startups. Mentor & LP in @500 Startups and @Techstars. Founder Ventureblue Capital. Invests in NewSpace
Jason Calacanis
Angel
Investor in 150 startups, including Uber.com & Thumbtack (first rounds). www.jasonssyndicate.com www.calacanis.com www.launch.co www.launchangelsummit.com
Scott and Cyan Banister
Angel
Seed investors; Founder @IronPort @Topsy; Board Member @PayPal @Postmates
Akash Garg
Angel
Director of Engineering @Uber ; Sr Eng Director of Growth & International @ @Twitter; CTO at @Bebo; Co-Founder/CTO of @Hi5
Roy Rodenstein
Angel
Investor Crashlytics (acq. Twitter), Rapportive (acq. LinkedIn). CEO TrueLens, co-founder Going.com (acq. AOL), co-founder Hacker Angels. MIT Media Lab '00.
David Hauser
Scout
Founder of @Grasshopper acquired by @Citrix Systems. Founder of @Chargify. Founder of @Return Path. Angel Investor.
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
28 Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs; CoFndr @Richrelevance; helped launch @Kiva; Investor @Goodreads @Counsyl; Advisor @Indiegogo @HOOKED; BS CS Stanford
References
Tremendous insight and foresight into possible approaches from a development perspective.
Smoot Carter
For Nathan Creswell's work with Caterly
Exceptional leader and executive. He's passionate, keeps the team positive and he's wickedly smart.
Jason Calacanis
Investor in a company Kyle York worked for
Kyle's positive energy and empathy are unparalleled. There is never enough hustle in his world, and he is incredibly generous with sharing his experience and connections. Having him on your team means he will constantly add value and automatically evangelize to his entire network. A real...more
Branko Cerny
Founder of a company Kyle York advised
Kyle has been an invaluable advisor to SquareOne, offering advice, introductions and support at every turn.
Kyle's smart, connected and hustles. But most importantly he's built a scalable revenue generating team so his advice from the school of hard knocks, not some ivory tower
Kyle is one of the best sales and marketing execs I've ever met and is also super passionate and genuine about helping the startups he is involved with.
Kyle is one of the most responsive advisors I have had the pleasure of working with. He has always come through with thoughtful and helpful answers and has become one of the first calls I make when I have a question. 
Kyle is, without a doubt, the most energetic and positive person I've ever met. He worked with me as an adviser, investor and board member and he's been absolutely incredible. It's hard to estimate how much value he added to our team.
In 20+ years as an entrepreneur, I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people. Kyle is definitely one of them. In addition to his high energy and enthusiasm, he is also very grounded in focusing in on the key metrics that make companies tick and isn't shy about pointing to them....more
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
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 @ Flight.vc's work at Midwest Technology by Flight.vc
Partner at Flight Ventures
Gil Penchina @ IDG Ventures
For Shawn Merani @ Flight.vc'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 @ Flight.vc's work at Crux Ventures
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