42Phi Ventures

Every startup desires to raise capital, but few are prepared. Most often, capital is not the point of inflection to success. Rather it’s the missing knowledge, guidance and education on how to strategically position the company for success.

We invest money, time, expertise, sweat, and more to prepare companies to address all of the areas that investors will 

expect for fundraising consideration. We have touched over 400 early stage Startups who have collectively raised more than $600 million. 


With greater than 25 years of Venture Investment and Startup Advising experience, having worked with Top Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms to first time entrepreneurs in beginning ideation phase; 42Phi Ventures is poised to help your company at any stage achieve the next degree of breakthrough innovation.  

Our Team
Brian Martinez, Partner
Dan Myers, Partner

A Sales, operations, and growth specialist. He joined Airbnb in 2015, where he leads Airbnb's Referral and Field Sales efforts around the globe, placing him in charge of Airbnb's most effective scaled-growth tactic.  Previously, Brian co-founded MadeSolid, a 3D printing materials company, scaling the venture to 15-employees and a customer base in 40+ countries. Prior to MadeSolid, Brian ran Tioki, an EdTech startup, that connected 1000s of education professionals around the globe. Tioki was backed by Kapor Capital and 500 Startups.

Has a global reach around the world to find and work with entrepreneurs & startups. Dan builds US partnerships for China's $50B Didi Chuxing. He serves as an expert advisor for Portugal Ventures, a $500 Million VC firm. Previously, Dan worked to grow the Extreme Tech Challenge into the most extravagant startup competition, with finalists pitching to Sir Richard Branson at his Necker Island home. As the first Director at Runway, an innovation hub in San Francisco, Dan led the curation of 150+ globally sourced startups and corporate innovation partners. 

Jayesh Patel, Partner
Patrick Maloney, Partner

An accomplished products, business, and operations executive with over 25 years’ experience in IT, Telecommunications and Data Networking industry. He a has proven ability to scale and grow business to deliver value to both start-ups and public companies. Founder and CEO of WaterCove Networks acquired by Alcatel. He has also held senior Business Development and Strategy roles at several venture backed start-ups driving strategic partnership, raising over $100M in venture funding and generating over $700M in M&A transactions. 

Founded his Sonoma State University's campus student entrepreneurial program & went on to manage marketing for the largest community of entrepreneurs in the world. He brought several founders he  advised to the firm and continues to manage their growth. Runs digital for the firm as well as providing digital marketing support and guidance for the firms portfolio. His expertise in growth and customer acquisition have taken startups viral in less than 3 months. 

Pramod Dabir, Partner
TD Lowe, Partner

After graduating University of Illinois, Pramod joined the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Group in San Francisco. Pramod later transitioned to venture capital at TA Associates where he focused on internet and software investments. He brings experience in angel investing, product, technology and business strategy, and fundraising expertise that has helped companies raise over $200M in funding. In addition, He runs a digital product agency called West Agile Labs, is an active angel investor and advisor to a number of startups.

Founder and CEO of EnovationNation Inc. draws on her passion for innovation and her experience in technology, finance and strategy as driving forces to enhance, influence and educate the world on the power of innovation. TD assumed key roles as a leader in corporate innovation, finance, product marketing, contract negotiations, and technical development. She also served as a guest in Stanford University’s School of Engineering and serves as faculty at SMU. TD has worked with hundreds of early stage companies providing them a platform for growth.

Johannsen Tan, Business Development Executive

While completing his bachelors in Industrial and Systems Engineering at San Jose State University, Johannsen joined 42Phi Ventures as an intern. In his time, he has worked alongside the partners to understand the startup ecosystem both globally and in the Silicon Valley, managed office hours, and presented a presentation on Investor Meeting Tips. Currently, Johannsen continues to aid the firm now as the Business Development Executive by analyzing and documenting early-stage technology businesses.

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