At Emergence, John co-led Series A investments in CrunchBase and SimpleLegal, where he served as Board Observer and was also closely involved with Emergence’s investments in LogDNA, Project44, DroneDeploy, UpKeep, Guru, and Blend Labs.John holds a BA in Government from Harvard, and spent time working on open government products at Google, as well as Domestic Policy at The White House under the Obama Administration.When not in the office, you can find John on the tennis courts, writing his next piece on TechCrunch, or karaokeing in LA traffic.Huston is a former biomedical researcher turned techie. Fika is an excuse to spend time with the best and brightest as well as an opportunity to listen, create, and collaborate. Click here to relive the day's festivities in our event recap!Since 2015, the Fika team has hosted quarterly Fellows dinners. Most recently Matt was the Head of Business Development at Factual focusing on strategy and partnerships across enterprise software, financial services and retail verticals.Matt lives in Los Angeles and maintains deep roots in his native Colorado. She is a serial entrepreneur and founder, most recently a founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles.

Matt began his career as part of the founding team at JetBlue and after stints at Apple and Redpoint Ventures, Matt joined financial software and data giant Yodlee where he focused on business development and sales across the emerging fintech industry.
And help them create the next chapters of their narrative. We know that success is not always guaranteed, but be assured our support is.We are building a community that becomes exponentially more impactful and productive with each additional member. It’s a moment to take a break, an informal way to get to know someone, without pressure. View Matt Hersh’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. She is also a founding member of All Raise. We shy away from backing what is most popular or obvious.We look for teams and leaders who embrace an audacious vision but can execute brilliantly day-to-day. At Greenspring, Huston specialized in expansion-stage direct and emerging manager investing and was closely involved with the firm’s investments in Bright Health, Cloudflare, Policygenius, Salsify, and TripActions. When he’s not on the job working hard to support Fika’s founders or searching for the next disruptive startup, Huston can often be found experimenting with new software or working on personal data projects. Having joined during the pre-IPO growth phase, John drove numerous strategic initiatives in sales, marketing and business development including the launch of Box.org, which today serves over 9,000 nonprofits including The World Bank, Teach for America, Charity Water, and Kiva.Later, John joined Emergence Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in enterprise cloud.

In 2012, he co-founded Karlin Ventures, based in Los Angeles, where he served as the managing partner for 4 years before co-founding Fika Ventures. Fika | LinkedIn‘de 578 takipçi | Mental Fitness | Our mission is to mainstream Mental Fitness. He is a strong proponent of transparency and efficiency and is constantly on the lookout for new platforms that seek to disrupt old, antiquated industries.Once a competitive badminton player who trained 4-5 days a week, he now can be found on the golf course or maxing out his ClassPass account on the weekends. Matt has 9 jobs listed on their profile. She also co-founded Navigating Cancer, a health startup, in 2008 which is now based in Seattle. She also co-founded Navigating Cancer, a health startup, in 2008 which is now based in Seattle. At Emergence, John co-led Series A investments in CrunchBase and SimpleLegal, where he served as Board Observer and was also closely involved with Emergence’s investments in LogDNA, Project44, DroneDeploy, UpKeep, Guru, and Blend Labs.John holds a BA in Government from Harvard, and spent time working on open government products at Google, as well as Domestic Policy at The White House under the Obama Administration.When not in the office, you can find John on the tennis courts, writing his next piece on TechCrunch, or karaokeing in LA traffic.Huston is a former biomedical researcher turned techie. It’s what we love to do most with our entrepreneurs.It’s your invitation to let us be part of the magic.We seek to deeply understand and support the unique, special, and complete story behind each and every founder. Devoted father, demented golfer, and unprofessional storyteller.

Click here to relive the day's festivities in our event recap!Since 2015, the Fika team has hosted quarterly Fellows dinners. She recently served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the city of Los Angeles working with Mayor Eric Garcetti and his team.In her spare time, you can find her wandering remote geo coordinates, with a special affinity for cold, inhospitable places. Originally from North Carolina, Huston enjoys exploring the live music and arts scene in Los Angeles and taking every opportunity to visit the beach in his new neighborhood, Venice.Huston holds a BS in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University.Every year, we host an intimate retreat to bring together some of the nation's top investors, entrepreneurs, and executives for a day of curated discussion and interactive activities. She is active in the non-profit sector, serving on the boards of California Community Foundation and First Descents.