Paul Bragiel, the venture capitalist who made an unsuccessful run at qualifying for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as lone member of the Colombian cross-country ski team, is forming a new, San Francisco-based venture firm with his brother, Dan. According to an SEC filing, they are targeting $10 million for their debut effort. The outfit is called Bragiel Brothers.
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The CEO of brothers previously cofounded I/O Ventures, a six-year-old seed fund based in San Francisco. Paul has also served as cofounder and advisor to two farther-flung venture funds: Golden Gate Ventures, which focuses on opportunities in Southeast Asia, and Nairobi-based Savannah Fund, established four years ago to zero in on founders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A third I/O Ventures cofounder, Ashwin Navin, meanwhile is CEO of Samba TV, a publisher of smart TV apps and analysis. Aber Whitcomb, a cofounder and the CTO of Social Gaming Network, also lists himself as an early and continuing partner at I/O Ventures.
I/O Ventures hasn’t been terribly active in recent years, but the 40 or so investments it has made include the ride-share juggernaut Uber and Unity, which makes game development tools.