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Christopher Golda Founder + Managing Partner

I'm a former founder & operator turned early–stage investor based in San Francisco. My last venture, BackType, began at Y Combinator in 2008, and became a SaaS analytics company that helped quantify the marketing value of social media. In 2011, BackType was acquired by Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), where I helped launch Promoted Tweets and ran the Ad Center as Twitter grew from 300 to 3,000+ employees and went public. I've also served as an Advisor to Menlo Ventures and Y Combinator's Startup School.

At my last startup, we were obsessed with building a top 0.01% talent team and engineering–centric culture. What other companies did with entire engineering teams, BackType did with single individuals. The distributed data processing work we did to build the BackType product became the basis for the Lambda Architecture. We also open sourced, Apache Storm, a distributed realtime computation system developed at BackType.

Today, I focus on seed investing in top 0.01% entrepreneurs building 10X+ products with highly technical teams (engineering & product).

Christopher Golda
 

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