Funding & Founding [the future] of cloud

Early-stage VC fund investing in the future of B2B cloud -> lending a HANDS ON founder and operator perspective.

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Founder & General Partner

Mark Ghermezian

Founder & General Partner
Mark Ghermezian

Mark Ghermezian is a serial entrepreneur and successful investor with 20+ years of experience in founding, building, and investing in early-stage SaaS startups. Before becoming the Founder and General Partner at m]x[v Capital, Mark co-founded Braze (BRZE) and led the company as it’s founding CEO, pioneering a new category from ideation to IPO (Braze IPO’d in November 2021). As an angel investor, Mark was an early investor in companies such as Nutanix (IPO), Lattice, Thoughtspot, Outreach, Rubrik, Wag (IPO) and Riskified (IPO), along with 50 other investments, largely focused on SaaS. Experiencing several IPOs, unicorns, and successful exits. At m]x[v Capital, Mark is proud to be a mentor to his founders and entrepreneurs, offering his experience and expertise to help their companies find the same success.

Principal

Jay Castillo

Principal
Jay Castillo

Jay Estefani Castillo is a Founding Principal at m]x[v, having helped launch m]x[v she has built the foundation for fund operations and drives the deal flow engine, founder support, industry research, and the investment team. An aspiring futurist, Jay approaches investing and building with the lens of contributing to a tech-enabled future that powers tomorrow's economy and cultural behaviors. As a master generalist, she has spent her career building new products, teams, and running enterprise-wide initiatives in multiple departments for companies such as Bridgewater Associates and WeWork. Curiosity and intensity drive her day-to-day as she focuses on finding exceptional founders and ideas to invest in, while playing a key role in helping founders think through their next steps.

Associate

Eli Ghermezian

Associate
Eli Ghermezian

Born to Iranian immigrants (who flee'd from the 1979 Iranian Revolution), Eli spent his early years in a small town in Alberta, Canada, and has been in NYC since. Prior to receiving his business/finance degree, he spent 2 year studying abroad. Soon thereafter, the beginning of Eli's career has now spanned across several industries including Commercial Real Estate, Private Equity, Banking, Startups, and now Venture Capital.

Analyst

Issac Hoschander

Analyst
Issac Hoschander

Issac studied Accounting at FDU keeping a 4.0 GPA. After graduating, he interned at PWC and soon after was an Analyst at Eastern Union where his main responsibilities were underwrite real estate deals and assist in raising capital for those deals. He also spent time as an Analyst at a family office focusing on purchases of bankrupt companies. He also scrutinized companies financials and manufacturing process to determine wether to purchase or not.

Community & Operations Manager

Vic Lee

Community & Operations Manager
Vic Lee

Vic has been in New York for almost 5 years and has focused on the start-up and venture capital world. Prior to moving to the east coast, she dedicated her time at the Girl Scouts of Hawai'i Council and has experience in sales, operations, and customer success in California. Tending to live life out-of-the-box, she graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Communications from Arizona State University; Her graduation was the first time she stepped foot on campus as she drove from California just for the ceremony. In her career, the most self-rewarding responsibilities have been in business ops and making things happen "behind the scenes". On her off time, Vic enjoys getting lost in books, practicing multiple instruments, picking up new DIY hobbies, and spending time with her two rescue cats!

Venture Fellow

Sumedh Nandela

Venture Fellow
Sumedh Nandela

Sumedh spends most of his time applying game theoretic frameworks to business situations of strategic importance. He has experience consulting for multiple startups, SMB businesses as well as UNDP’s Early Warning / Early Action Bureau on the same. More recently, he has been focused on formulating operational & investment strategies for alternative investment (PE / VC) funds. Sumedh is also a very staunch disciple of the Graham-Dodd value investing tradition & (rather naturally) has found shelter at Columbia’s Heilbrunn Center. Prior to joining Columbia, Sumedh was a Sys-test engineer at Arista networks (NYSE: ANET) where he led Bangalore team's CloudEOS platform testing efforts.

    m]x[v has been instrumental in everything an early-stage startup needs. Mark and team m]x[v have been a fantastic support for PackageX via out-of-the-way efforts to close our round and staying as the most engaging and helpful resource on GTM strategy, customer intros, and growth plans.
    Farrukh Mahboob, Founder & CEO at PackageX

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    "m]x[v has been a tremendous value-add investor as their entire team is one of the most engaging on our cap table. They involve you in the community, put you in touch with other founders, meet with you regularly to catch up on your business. We'd love to have them participate in our future rounds."
    Jordan Singer, Founder at Diagram

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    “I am greatly fortunate to have Mark and the m]x[v team by my side as true partners. Mark's operational experience has allowed him to jump right into the weeds and give detailed and meaningful perspective. Over the past 3 years, Mark has become one of my most trusted sounding boards."

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