Thoughts

TenOneTen is an early stage venture fund based in LA, a market we’ve played a part in since 1998, seeing (and helping) it grow from sleepy backwater to global technology hub. We were nerdy entrepreneurs long before we were VCs.

Eytan Elbaz Eytan

TenOneTen Ventures: We follow on with Empathy

Venture firms typically lead investments by writing checks big or small. How they choose to treat you after becoming your investor is a matter of culture and an individual venture partner's personality. TenOneTen Ventures follows our investments with empathy.

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Minnie Ingersoll has already had an enviable career. After 12 years at Google, working as product manager and later principal with Google.org, she co-founded the venture-backed online car marketplace Shift in 2013, then she left to join the nonprofit Code for America, where she learned entirely new skills, including managing finance and marketing and recruiting.

David Waxman David

Why Investor Updates are Important

Running a startup, you’re almost by definition short on time. You have candidates to interview, product changes to implement, clients to save… with all this and more, putting together a monthly investor update can feel like a chore.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Operators & Startups: Minnie Ingersoll, Investor @ 10110 Ventures

In this episode we discuss: COO responsibilities within a startup unique qualities of the Los Angeles-based startup environment the Google projects Minnie was involved with in her tenure there.

Austin Clements Austin

The Small Business Opportunity for VCs

I see three distinct areas of opportunity that are attractive today: Investments in technologies that enable small businesses to operate more efficiently, investments in platforms that effectively create new small businesses, and direct investments in small businesses.

Austin Clements Austin

Onward, with PledgeLA

It’s been just over a year since I wrote about betting my career on LA tech. Since then, it’s become clear to me that my work as a VC and my efforts to further develop our city are inseparable. I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to bring out the best in LA. Today is a major step in that process.

Gil Elbaz Gil

The Long Game: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Commit to a 10 Year Plan

Taking a startup from an idea on a napkin to a successful business takes perseverance and often a decade of full commitment. No surprise. But, that absolute unwillingness to quit is much more than just a required ingredient in a complex success equation.

David Waxman David

#19 Expert Dojo | Local LA Venture Firm Teaches Investment One-On-One

David Waxman of TenOneTen Ventures has nearly two decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David co-founded Firefly, an early pioneer in personalization and privacy technology. After Firefly, David co-founded PeoplePC, a company dedicated to simplifying the process of joining the online world.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Only new mistakes: Embracing failures while building digital service teams

Code for America Summit was an incredible opportunity for technologists, civil servants, concerned community members, and more to come together and celebrate the successes of the civic tech community at large. We often talk about lifting each other up, which is something we have to do to achieve those successes. But perhaps even more importantly, we need to lift each other up in moments when we aren’t succeeding.

Balancing Data Access & Privacy for a Better Future

"One of the great challenges is to balance the potential value of shared data with the justifiable concerns around privacy." - Gil Elbaz

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Investing in Probably Genetic

We couldn’t be more proud to be supporting Probably Genetic on their mission to help people with rare genetic conditions obtain diagnoses and be put on proper treatment faster. Probably Genetic aims to end the “diagnostic odyssey” for the 200 million people worldwide with undiagnosed rare genetic conditions by making DNA sequencing tests affordable and available direct-to-consumer.

Google Acquired The Company Of This Entrepreneur And Turned It Into A $15 Billion Business

Serial entrepreneur and investor Gil Elbaz is the creator of today’s highly popular Google AdSense, and the current founder and CEO of location data company Factual. What is he working on now? How has he built and sold his businesses to the likes of Google? What does he predict is next for big data?

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

The Real Capitalist Podcast: Episode 31 Minnie Ingersoll

Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google where she co-founded the Access team. Prior to joining Code for America, Minnie was COO of Shift, a Goldman Sachs and DFJ-funded company that she founded and helped the company to raise over 200 million dollars. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in computer science from Stanford University. Millie has recently joined TenOneTen Ventures, based out of LA, California.

David Waxman David

The 20 Minute VC Podcast

Why covertable notes are ridiculous, why party rounds are bad for both founder and investor & why pro-rata rights are a mess with David Waxman, Founding Partner @ TenOneTen Ventures

Austin Clements Austin

Betting my Career on LA Tech

I love what I do. As a venture capitalist I support brilliant founders as they build companies that have the potential to reshape the world. It rarely comes as a surprise to anyone when I say I plan to be a VC for the rest of my career. However, it almost always surprises when I say that in holding that role I would never leave Los Angeles.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

A Lifetime of Learning and Reinvention - Minnie Ingersoll, TenOneTen Ventures

Minnie Ingersoll is the newest Investor at TenOneTen Ventures, a Venture Capital firm actively involved in investing in early stage tech startups. Minnie previously co-founded a startup, and now finds herself thriving on the other side of the venture table. She is proof positive that starting over with your career at age 40 can be majorly rewarding.

Gil Elbaz Gil

Speaking at UCLA’s Commencement

I recently had the tremendous honor to address the 2018 UCLA Anderson Business School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics graduating class. As drivers of future data technologies and products, I wanted to leave the graduates with a thoughtful way to think about their responsibility to society, above and beyond their companies.

Gil Elbaz Gil

The Puck Podcast Episode 11: Gil Elbaz of Factual

A pioneer of natural language technology and vocal believer in the vast potential of data accessibility, Gil starts at the beginning describing his early fascination with data. He takes us through his different entrepreneurial pursuits and then gives us some practical applications of how information-sharing technologies are changing the world.

Eytan Elbaz Eytan

UCTV: Eytan Elbaz Created AdSense

Eytan Elbaz is an American entrepreneur and investor best known for co-founding Applied Semantics. In 2003, Applied Semantics was acquired by Google for $102 million in a deal that included pre-IPO Google company stock. As part of the acquisition, Elbaz served as Head of Domain Channel at Google from 2003 to 2007. Eytan is an Angel investor and founder of many Los Angeles companies, most notably Scopely, a mobile gaming startup. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Render Media, a new-age digital media start up.

Eytan Elbaz Eytan

TenOneTen Ventures: We follow on with Empathy

Venture firms typically lead investments by writing checks big or small. How they choose to treat you after becoming your investor is a matter of culture and an individual venture partner's personality. TenOneTen Ventures follows our investments with empathy.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Investing in Probably Genetic

We couldn’t be more proud to be supporting Probably Genetic on their mission to help people with rare genetic conditions obtain diagnoses and be put on proper treatment faster. Probably Genetic aims to end the “diagnostic odyssey” for the 200 million people worldwide with undiagnosed rare genetic conditions by making DNA sequencing tests affordable and available direct-to-consumer.

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Minnie Ingersoll has already had an enviable career. After 12 years at Google, working as product manager and later principal with Google.org, she co-founded the venture-backed online car marketplace Shift in 2013, then she left to join the nonprofit Code for America, where she learned entirely new skills, including managing finance and marketing and recruiting.

David Waxman David

Why Investor Updates are Important

Running a startup, you’re almost by definition short on time. You have candidates to interview, product changes to implement, clients to save… with all this and more, putting together a monthly investor update can feel like a chore.

Google Acquired The Company Of This Entrepreneur And Turned It Into A $15 Billion Business

Serial entrepreneur and investor Gil Elbaz is the creator of today’s highly popular Google AdSense, and the current founder and CEO of location data company Factual. What is he working on now? How has he built and sold his businesses to the likes of Google? What does he predict is next for big data?

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Operators & Startups: Minnie Ingersoll, Investor @ 10110 Ventures

In this episode we discuss: COO responsibilities within a startup unique qualities of the Los Angeles-based startup environment the Google projects Minnie was involved with in her tenure there.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

The Real Capitalist Podcast: Episode 31 Minnie Ingersoll

Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google where she co-founded the Access team. Prior to joining Code for America, Minnie was COO of Shift, a Goldman Sachs and DFJ-funded company that she founded and helped the company to raise over 200 million dollars. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in computer science from Stanford University. Millie has recently joined TenOneTen Ventures, based out of LA, California.

Austin Clements Austin

The Small Business Opportunity for VCs

I see three distinct areas of opportunity that are attractive today: Investments in technologies that enable small businesses to operate more efficiently, investments in platforms that effectively create new small businesses, and direct investments in small businesses.

David Waxman David

The 20 Minute VC Podcast

Why covertable notes are ridiculous, why party rounds are bad for both founder and investor & why pro-rata rights are a mess with David Waxman, Founding Partner @ TenOneTen Ventures

Austin Clements Austin

Onward, with PledgeLA

It’s been just over a year since I wrote about betting my career on LA tech. Since then, it’s become clear to me that my work as a VC and my efforts to further develop our city are inseparable. I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to bring out the best in LA. Today is a major step in that process.

Austin Clements Austin

Betting my Career on LA Tech

I love what I do. As a venture capitalist I support brilliant founders as they build companies that have the potential to reshape the world. It rarely comes as a surprise to anyone when I say I plan to be a VC for the rest of my career. However, it almost always surprises when I say that in holding that role I would never leave Los Angeles.

Gil Elbaz Gil

The Long Game: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Commit to a 10 Year Plan

Taking a startup from an idea on a napkin to a successful business takes perseverance and often a decade of full commitment. No surprise. But, that absolute unwillingness to quit is much more than just a required ingredient in a complex success equation.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

A Lifetime of Learning and Reinvention - Minnie Ingersoll, TenOneTen Ventures

Minnie Ingersoll is the newest Investor at TenOneTen Ventures, a Venture Capital firm actively involved in investing in early stage tech startups. Minnie previously co-founded a startup, and now finds herself thriving on the other side of the venture table. She is proof positive that starting over with your career at age 40 can be majorly rewarding.

Gil Elbaz Gil

Speaking at UCLA’s Commencement

I recently had the tremendous honor to address the 2018 UCLA Anderson Business School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics graduating class. As drivers of future data technologies and products, I wanted to leave the graduates with a thoughtful way to think about their responsibility to society, above and beyond their companies.

David Waxman David

#19 Expert Dojo | Local LA Venture Firm Teaches Investment One-On-One

David Waxman of TenOneTen Ventures has nearly two decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David co-founded Firefly, an early pioneer in personalization and privacy technology. After Firefly, David co-founded PeoplePC, a company dedicated to simplifying the process of joining the online world.

Gil Elbaz Gil

The Puck Podcast Episode 11: Gil Elbaz of Factual

A pioneer of natural language technology and vocal believer in the vast potential of data accessibility, Gil starts at the beginning describing his early fascination with data. He takes us through his different entrepreneurial pursuits and then gives us some practical applications of how information-sharing technologies are changing the world.

Minnie Ingersoll Minnie

Only new mistakes: Embracing failures while building digital service teams

Code for America Summit was an incredible opportunity for technologists, civil servants, concerned community members, and more to come together and celebrate the successes of the civic tech community at large. We often talk about lifting each other up, which is something we have to do to achieve those successes. But perhaps even more importantly, we need to lift each other up in moments when we aren’t succeeding.

Eytan Elbaz Eytan

UCTV: Eytan Elbaz Created AdSense

Eytan Elbaz is an American entrepreneur and investor best known for co-founding Applied Semantics. In 2003, Applied Semantics was acquired by Google for $102 million in a deal that included pre-IPO Google company stock. As part of the acquisition, Elbaz served as Head of Domain Channel at Google from 2003 to 2007. Eytan is an Angel investor and founder of many Los Angeles companies, most notably Scopely, a mobile gaming startup. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Render Media, a new-age digital media start up.