Team

We help founders from idea inception build and scale businesses that will positively impact the world. We partner early and help our founders successfully navigate the risks associated with their new venture. Our value comes from our experience, our network, and our unwavering commitment to our founders.

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Garrett Gilbertson
Managing Partner
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Peter Mansfield
Principal
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Peter Jun
Principal
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Mike Van Kempen
Partner
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Aike Müller
Venture Partner
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Dr. Dan Petersen
Venture Partner
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Tammi Hayes
Venture Partner
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Advisors

Our advisors are successful entrepreneurs who work actively with SUM Ventures mentoring our founders.

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Frank Mastrangelo
Advisor
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Elizabeth Spears
Advisor
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David & Daniil Liberman
Advisors
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Partners

We work actively with our partners to source new investment opportunities and support our portfolio founders.

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Sonja Markova
Executive Director
Band of Angels
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Ross Burningham
Partner
Gunderson Dettmer
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Adam Korman
Partner
Uptech Studio
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Darren Eng
Executive Director
LAVA
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Max Shapiro
Founder
People Connect Staffing
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Bill Shapiro
Band of Angels
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Amy Wood
Program Manager
Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies
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Andrey Kudievskiy
CEO
Distillery
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Tian Liu
Founder
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