GIL BEYDA Founder & Managing Partner Twitter / LinkedIn

GIL BEYDA
Founder & Managing Partner
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Background:

Gil is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Gil launched his first company Mind Games in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. Gil then started a software consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

In 1995, Gil helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

What I love about my job:

  • Working with brilliant, passionate entrepreneurs to solve real problems
  • Strategizing with the CEO and architecting with the CTO
  • Regularly feeling stupid followed by learning something new
  • Getting out of my comfort zone and exploring new spaces
  • Falling in love with a startup, diligencing it and still being in love
ROGER CHEN Principal Twitter / LinkedIn

ROGER CHEN
Principal
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Background:

Roger is a Principal with Genacast Ventures where his responsibilities include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and managing the growth of existing portfolio companies. 

Prior to joining Genacast, Roger worked for Google as a PM on the Local AI team, where he led big data initiatives for Maps. He also spent time scaling SecOps teams in Maps and Chrome. In addition, Roger has been a consultant to several PE/VC firms, supporting investment diligence efforts with industry and technical knowledge. Roger earned his BS from the University of Michigan and his MBA from The Wharton School.

What I love about my job:

  • Working with determined founders who are pushing boundaries
  • Playing futurist and building theses across technology verticals
  • Identifying company risks and helping to identify and resolve issues
  • Learning best practices across markets and finding parallels
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Genacast Ventures was formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

Comcast Ventures  invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed. Most investments are in the advertising, consumer, enterprise and infrastructure sectors. Comcast Ventures provides its portfolio companies with countless resources, relationships and know-how to help them perform at the highest possible levels.

 

 

VENTURE NETWORK

We have a strong network of co-investors in our portfolio companies. Here are a few: