GIL BEYDA   Founder & Managing Partner   Twitter   /   LinkedIn

GIL BEYDA
Founder & Managing Partner
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Background:

Gil Beyda is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist currently investing in blockchain, cybersecurity, IOT and enterprise IT. Drawing from decades of experience with cutting edge technologies, both as a founder and an operator, Beyda looks to invest in startups and later-stage companies solving real problems with cutting-edge technology.

Beyda launched his first company, Mind Games, in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. He then started a software consulting firm focused on Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe. As a co-founder of Real Media, in the mid 1990’s, he helped shepherd the early adoption of internet advertising technology. Later, Beyda became CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Beyda founded Genacast Ventures in partnership with Comcast Ventures, where he is now a Managing Director.

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 industries
  • Falling in love with a startup, diligencing it and still being in love
  MORGAN POLOTAN   Principal   Twitter   /   LinkedIn

MORGAN POLOTAN
Principal
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Background:

Morgan 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, Morgan worked at Bloomberg Beta, the venture firm backed by Bloomberg. He also spent time as a software engineer at Tapad and Market-Based Management instructor at the Charles Koch Institute. Morgan earned his BS from Northeastern University.

What I love about my job:

  • Supporting founders building category-defining businesses
  • Prioritizing company risks and designing experiments to mitigate them
  • Studying how new technologies could reshape markets
  • Being surrounded by people smarter than me
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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: