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.
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