The Network

We are backed by entrepreneurs who have shaped the world like Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, and Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no one playbook for what they have done; but, in our experience, getting the right people in your corner is a proven first step. Village’s network helps you land investors, talent, and customers.

Featured Luminaries

Some of the leaders backing Village with their time, energy, and money (as limited partners) are listed below.

Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
President and CEO, Fidelity
Barry Diller
Barry Diller
Chairman, IAC
Bob Iger
Bob Iger
Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Corporation
Diane Greene
Diane Greene
Founder, VMWare
Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman
Founder, LinkedIn
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Mike Bloomberg
Mike Bloomberg
Founder, Bloomberg LP
Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
Chairman, Google
Anne Wojcicki
Anne Wojcicki
Co-Founder and CEO, 23andMe
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Founder, Microsoft
Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
CEO, FACEBOOK
Ev Williams
Ev Williams
Co-Founder, Twitter
Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
Founder, Amazon
Jeff Weiner
Jeff Weiner
CEO, LinkedIn
Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
Former CEO, Yahoo!
John Elkann
John Elkann
CEO, Exor
John Thompson
John Thompson
Former CEO, Symantec
Judy Estrin
Judy Estrin
Former CTO, Cisco Systems
Ken Chenault
Ken Chenault
CEO, American Express
Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
Founder, Pinterest
Marcos Galperin
Marcos Galperin
Co-Founder and CEO, MercadoLibre.com
Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
Former CEO, Yahoo!
Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert
Founder, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
Megan Smith
Megan Smith
3rd United States Chief Technology Officer
Bobby Kotick
Bobby Kotick
CEO, Activision Blizzard
Mike Fries
Mike Fries
CEO, Liberty Global
Mikitani Hiroshi
Mikitani Hiroshi
CEO, Rakuten
Alfonso de Angoitia
Alfonso de Angoitia
Co-CEO, Grupo Televisa SA
Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely
Founder, Spanx
Xavier Niel
Xavier Niel
Founder, IIiad

Featured Network Leaders

Some of our network leaders make new early stage investments on behalf of Village; others support our portfolio companies through mentorship and participation in our events. Here are just some of the people who bridge Village to the best entrepreneurs in the world.

Dan Portillo
Dan Portillo
Frmr Talent Partner, Greylock
Adam Grant
Adam Grant
Author and Professor, Wharton School
Vincenzo Iozzo
Vincenzo Iozzo
Senior Director, CrowdStrike
Jennifer Lum
Jennifer Lum
Co-Founder, Forge.AI
Nick Mehta
Nick Mehta
CEO, Gainsight
Ross Fubini
Ross Fubini
Investor
Jared Seehafer
Jared Seehafer
CEO and Co-Founder, Enzyme
Tihomir Bajic
Tihomir Bajic
VP, Long Term Stock Exchange
Lisa Tatum
Lisa Tatum
Founder and CEO, Landit
Mallun Yen
Mallun Yen
SaaStr
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson
Former GP, The Westly Group
Adrienne Harris
Adrienne Harris
Frmr Special Assistant to Pres. Obama
Elizabeth Weil
Elizabeth Weil
Managing Partner, 137 Ventures
Mel Healey
Mel Healey
Board Director at Verizon, Target, Hilton
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
Software Engineer, Google
Santiago Saurez
Santiago Saurez
CEO, Addi
Aparna Chennapragada
Aparna Chennapragada
Product Executive, Google
Shilpi Kumar
Shilpi Kumar
IoT Investor
Erin Teague
Erin Teague
VR Lead, YouTube
John Donahoe
John Donahoe
CEO, ServiceNow
Shivani Siroya
Shivani Siroya
CEO, Tala
Aston Motes
Aston Motes
Employee #1, Dropbox

HQ Team

The full-time team at Village Global HQ activates the network in support of our founders.

Ben Casnocha
Ben Casnocha
Partner
Grace Chen
Grace Chen
Executive Assistant
Sam Kirschner
Sam Kirschner
Head of Operations
Anne Dwane
Anne Dwane
Partner
Adam Corey
Adam Corey
Operating Partner
Haitham Mengad
Haitham Mengad
Software Engineer
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg
Partner
Sheila Goodman
Sheila Goodman
Director of Events