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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Ashley Fontana

Ashley Fontana
Managing Director, Zetta


Ash Fontana is managing director of Zetta Venture Partners—the first venture capital fund focused on intelligent systems, which he launched with Mark Gorenberg. The firm has $185M under management and has invested in 21 companies. Ash is a board member of and lead investor in companies such as Kaggle, Invenia, Clearbit, Tractable, and Focal Systems. Previously, Ash started the money side of AngelList, the most successful startup investing platform in the world; he launched online investing, managing $130M over more than 250 funds, creating the first startup index fund, and curating investment opportunities across 500,000 companies. He also ran special projects like AngelList’s expansion into Europe and the UK and simultaneously led syndicates and angel investments in Canva, Mixmax, and others. Ash cofounded Topguest, a Founders Fund-backed company that built customer analytics technology for companies like IHG, United, and Caesars Entertainment. Topguest sold in an eight-figure transaction 18 months after the company was founded.


4:20pm5:00pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Strata Business Summit
Location: 2024
Ashley Fontana (Zetta), Katherine Boyle (General Catalyst), Sarah Catanzaro (Amplify Partners), Arif Janmohamed (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Lan Xuezhao (Basis Set Ventures)
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What does it mean to be an AI investor? How is this approach different from traditional venture capital? Ash Fontana and Katherine Boyle share their perspectives on investments in machine intelligence and data science. Read more.