We like start-ups, which is why we each spent years building them. Before reconnecting at Burst, we worked closely together at Yelp, which we helped grow from 10-5000 teammates, with an IPO along the way. Now we work with start-ups in a different form: as the investors you can call as needed to ask "have you seen this before?" We probably have.
Geoff founded Burst Capital in 2017, before which he was Yelp COO for a decade. Geoff also worked on two start-ups before Yelp (one successful, one not) along with roles at eBay and Excite. He is a Stanford grad.
Wendy led and scaled four different functions at Yelp: revenue operations, customer support, investor relations and new markets. She has also held leadership roles at Bia-Echo Foundation and the University of California. She is a graduate of Cal and HBS.
General Partner & CFO
Rob was Yelp CFO and took the company public in 2012. He was previously CFO of Move.com, Shopping.com, eBay Germany and Digital Think. Rob is a UT Austin alum and a certified public accountant (inactive) who also teaches a course on "How to be a Great CFO."
Mike is a General Partner at Canvas Ventures. He was previously CEO of Eat24 and SVP of Business Development at Yelp. He also co-founded Stitcher and BarMax. Mike graduated from USC and Harvard.
Michael has invested in over 50 startups as an Angel, Scout and VC. He was previously SVP of Engineering at Yelp, where he built that team from 10-500. He was also an early Googler and graduated from Purdue.
Rachel is Head of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at X, the Moonshot Factory. She previously led EID at StubHub and was Head of Recruiting at both Yelp and Clearslide. She is a UC Berkeley grad.
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