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ENIAC Ventures is the first independent seed stage venture firm investing exclusively in mobile technologies. ENIAC Ventures was founded in 2009 on the belief that the greatest technological catalyst of our time is the proliferation of Internet-enabled devices providing constant connectivity to the majority of the world population. ENIAC Ventures is named after the world’s first computer developed at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering, where the four general partners met in 1996.
We are serial entrepreneurs and operators with over 40 years of combined experience in the mobile software space. We have advised and invested in 80+ mobile software startups. Most importantly, we are building our own companies as startup founders enabling a much deeper partnership with our portfolio companies.
STAGE We invest in seed stage startups, the earlier the better. We prefer
companies have some market data, even if very limited.
TEAM We prefer teams who are actively building product. From our experience, a technical co-founder is ideal, along with a designer for consumer centric companies, and a business lead especially for enterprise focused companies.
SIZE We can invest as little as $50k to as much as $250k in your seed round.
SECTORS We're 100% focused on mobile. Specific targeted sectors within mobile include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Big Data • Cloud computing • Social • Gaming • AdTech •
Hadley Harris, a Founding General Partner at ENIAC Ventures, has been actively working at the intersection of business and technology for more than 13 years. He is a noted expert in user acquisition, monetization and seed stage investing.
In addition to serving as General Partner at ENIAC, Hadley is the Chief Business Development Officer at Thumb. Prior to Thumb, he was an executive at Vlingo, acquired by Nuance Communications, where he held the roles of Head of Business & Market Strategy and Vice President of Marketing. At Vlingo, Hadley was responsible for the firm’s user acquisition and monetization. Since joining in 2007, Hadley also lead Vlingo’s efforts in business development and finance. Before heading to Vlingo, Hadley worked at Charles River Ventures where he spent time helping with mobile investments while looking for a young startup to join. Prior to that, Hadley held a variety of roles including Corporate Strategy for Samsung and Product Management at Microsoft.
Hadley has been quoted or profiled in Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, GigaOm, Business Insider, MIT Technology Review and interviewed on Fox Business News. He was also named New York’s Best Early Stage Investors by Business Insider in 2012.
Hadley holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nihal Mehta is a Founding General Partner at ENIAC Ventures and has over 13 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date.
Nihal is currently CEO and Co-Founder of LocalResponse, Inc. which helps marketers respond to real-time consumer intent. Prior to LocalResponse, (which pivoted from buzzd, a leading real-time city guide), Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005.
Nihal is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named one of the "25 People Every New Founder Should Meet in New York Tech" and a top "25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEO in New York" in 2012 by Business Insider, a 2012 AlwaysOn "Power Player NYC," a top 10 NYC 'Game Changer' in the 2010 New York Enterprise Report, one of twenty RCR Wireless News 'Mobile Movers and Shakers' in 2008, a BusinessWeek 'M-Commerce Baron' in 2006 and named one of AdAge's 'Top 20 Marketers in Their 20s' in 2005.
Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.
Vic Singh, a Founding General Partner with ENIAC Ventures and Founder & CEO of Tracks (a mobile software startup), is a two-time entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the mobile space. His current project, Tracks, was named an Essential Social Networking application in over 100 countries by Apple and was selected as a Top 7 Social Startup by AdAge. Vic was named Silicon Alley's Top 100 Angel Investors for his work at ENIAC Ventures.
Previously, Vic co-founded NearVerse, a pioneer in location based social networking and was also a venture capitalist with RRE Ventures where he focused on consumer Internet and mobile software. He led the firm's investment in GetGlue (mobile social TV) and worked closely on Payfone (mobile payments), M-Via (mobile remittance), OLO (mobile ordering), Flipswap (mobile re-sell) and Tendril (mobile smart grid). Vic has advised and invested in 50+ early stage software startups. His companies have received extensive coverage from TechCrunch, CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other leading publications.
Vic holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was an InSITE Fellow and a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow. He earned a BS in Engineering with Minors in Economic and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship.
Tim Young is a Founding General Partner at ENIAC Ventures with two startup exits as an entrepreneur and over 13 years of experience working with early stage ventures as a venture capitalist, operator, and venture/IP attorney.
While at Metropolitan Venture Partners (MVP), Tim joined MVP portfolio company Quoteship.com and helped engineer an exit to Logistics.com (an Internet Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGE) venture). Tim founded Bridge Consulting, based in Beijing, China, which offered language software to Fortune 500 corporations, which Tim led to a successful exit. While at Morrison & Foerster, Tim counseled a variety of early stage companies and venture funds in deal structuring, intellectual property, and licensing/commercial transactions. As the Director of Business Development for Korean Business Consultants, he led a deal to bring the first internet connection to hospitals and universities in Pyongyang, North Korea. Tim began his career as a software engineer at both Exxon Research & Engineering and Mobil Technology Company.
Tim received his BSE in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an award for cancer research from Bristol-Myers Squibb. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2006. Tim is a member of the State Bar of California, District of Columbia, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Brian Long is an EIR at ENIAC Ventures and the CEO & Co-Founder of tapCommerce, a mobile eCommerce platform. Prior to tapCommerce, Brian spent the last three years at Pontiflex, a mobile advertising company, as the SVP of Mobile. At Pontiflex, Brian was responsible for designing, developing and bringing to market an 8-figure annual mobile business. Back in the day, Brian held sales management roles at CNET.com (acquired by CBS Interactive) and provided leadership on mobile technology accounts including AT&T, Samsung, LG and Verizon Wireless. Brian received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently on leave from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Zach Aarons, a Senior Associate at ENIAC, has expertise in entrepreneurship, seed stage technology investing, consulting, and finance. He also currently serves as the Director of Digital Media for Millennium Hollywood, a proposed real estate development project in Los Angeles, California. He has been an active angel investor in mobile technology, investing in the seed rounds of 30 companies including Snapette, Weotta, Keen, Mighty Text, Brainscape, Proven, Mino Monsters, Kamcord, Localmind, Everlater, Medigram, and others. In 2007, he founded the company Travelgoat, which he grew into one of the most well known online/offline walking tour companies in New York City. Through Travelgoat, Zach’s team created a tour website, mobile touring app, tour book, tour videos, and an in-person walking tour guide network. In 2008, Aarons founded the strategic consulting firm Apostate Partners. His past clients have included Millennium Partners, The Kiski Group, Gin Lane Media, The Roasting Plant, Thistle & Clover, DinePrivate, Cantora Records, Giulietta NYC, Bambu, and others. Zach began his career at boutique investment bank Peter J. Solomon Company where he worked on M&A and restructuring transactions in the retail and apparel industry.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BAt in Ancient Studies from Brown University. He enjoys travel, history, architecture, sports, and contemporary art.