We invest in rogue
entrepreneurs – we believe that to create anything that will endure, grow, persevere, accomplish and last, you have to be rogue.


BenchlingCloud-based informatics platform for life sciences R&D
CoinbaseSecure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency
dYdXThe most powerful open trading platform for crypto assets
EmbraceComprehensive mobile platform that makes finding and fixing errors on mobile easy
ReplicatedPlatform to operationalize and scale the distribution of Kubernetes apps to enterprise environments
SliteA simple tool that helps your whole company get organized and aligned


Christopher Golda Founder + Managing Partner

I'm a former engineer, founder, and operator turned early–stage investor based in San Francisco. My last venture, BackType, was a SaaS analytics company that helped quantify the marketing value of social media, backed by Y Combinator, True Ventures, Lowercase Capital, and more. 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 teams, BackType did with single engineers. 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 investing in top 0.01% entrepreneurs attacking large problems with 10X+ products.

Christopher Golda IMG: PNG, Sep ’18. Cinzia Bruschini.

Contact Us

The best way to get in touch with me is to try to get an introduction from someone I know. Check our shared connections on LinkedIn or people I follow on Twitter. If we don't know people in common, that's totally fine – reach out on LinkedIn or Twitter. When I talk to companies that are actively fundraising, I typically make investment decisions in 24–48 hours.