We have a busy week in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC show. This week, we have Merus Capital’s Sean Dempsey, Javelin Venture Partners’ Alex Gurevich, And YL Ventures’ Yoav Leitersdorf, sitting down for interviews, separately. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
Demspey, who co-founded early stage venture firm Merus Capital, was previously a Principal of Corporate Development at Google, responsible for acquisitions and investments including Android, YouTube, and Postini. Prior to Google, he spent over six years at Microsoft in the Corporate Development team. At Microsoft, he led over 40 acquisitions and investments. His investments include AdROlle, Runa (acquired by Staples), Apptimize, and AllClear ID.
Prior to joining Javelin, Gurevich was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, he was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space and the co-founder of Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites.
Leitersdorf invests early in core-technology software companies, and his portfolio include Seculert (cloud-based malware detection), Upstream Commerce (online retail intelligence), BlazeMeter (self-service performance testing cloud), FireLayers (security, compliance and IT governance for cloud applications and data) and 6Scan (website security suite). He was previously the CEO and cofounder of Movota, acquired by Bertelsmann, the CTO and cofounder of ExchangePath (online payments) acquired by CMGI, and the CEO and cofounder of PcEntertainer Magazine.
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