Our Advantage

Beyond just providing funding, guidance, and introductions, we help accelerate revenue growth

Serial Entrepreneurship Expertise

Leveraging our operating experience in building, marketing, and exiting technology companies

Customer Acquisition is Our Specialty

Leverage the SBVP network of seasoned customer acquisition & marketing experts who work with our companies to maximize revenue in every marketing channel.

A Genuine Partner

We are active, supportive investors who genuinely care about the people we work with. We have a relaxed, open, and honest working style, and we want our portfolio company leaders to truly enjoy the experience of building their company.

SBVP’s Revenue Growth Expertise

These sales & marketing channels are essential for companies to master as they seek to maximize their revenue growth. We have significant experience in these areas. Our portfolio companies get to leverage that marketing expertise combined with gaining access to the network of outside marketing experts our investment team has built over the last 20+ years who specialize in succeeding in each of these revenue growth opportunities.

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Advisors To Our Portfolio Companies

Our investors and advisors assist SBVP’s portfolio companies in accelerating their revenue growth through customer acquisition, marketing, and business development help. These are some of them.

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David Beaza

CEO of Buttered Toast, formerly led demand generation at Citrix Online ($600M+ SaaS revenue)

20 years of experience in leading go-to-market strategy with expertise in marketing strategy development, persona development, positioning, messaging, content strategy and development, media buying, lead generation and growth marketing.

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David Barad

Formerly VP Marketing and e-Commerce at DisneyStore.com
and The Cheesecake Factory. Experienced in email, search, affiliate, social media, viral marketing, and business development.

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Scott Coleman

Head of Global Growth, International, and Product Marketing at Pinterest, formerly Head of Partnerships at Google.

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Bob Kraut

Formerly Chief Marketing Officer of Papa John’s, Marketing Executive at General Motors, Captain D’s, Pizza Hut, and Arby’s.

25 years of experience in global brand marketing, strategic planning, TV/print advertising, and loyalty/promotion marketing.

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Chris Gannett

President of Earbuds, Former CMO at American Idol, ex-Sony executive

25 years of experience in brand strategy, brand marketing, and ownership, development and commercial utilization of globally recognized premium content.

 

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Michael Guarnieri

CEO of Nu Media Mix, a podcast/radio advertising agency that works with clients such as Atlassian, GoToMeeting, RingCentral, and Barracuda Networks.

17 years of experience in podcast and radio advertising for tech companies.

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Roberto Milk

CEO of Novica

21 years of experience in B2C e-commerce, online marketplaces, Amazon sales optimization, and social impact entrepreneurship.

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Mike Pugh

Formerly VP, Marketing at J2 Global and VP, SMB at RingCentral

24 years of experience in marketing, including handling P&L, M&A integration, branding/advertising, freemium, pricing, retention, and budgeting for SaaS companies with $300M-$1B in revenue.

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Jonathan Silverstein

CEO of Mobile1st 

Jonathan leads a team of top experts in conversion rate optimization, user experience, and page speed maximization which increases revenue for companies through mobile and desktop A/B testing. 

 

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Lindsay Stevens

12 years of experience in public relations and obtaining media placements. 

 

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Jeff Tishgart

Global Director, Alliances at Dynatrace ($12B software company)

12 years of experience in strategic alliances and business development in the software industry.

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Terry Whalen

CEO of Sum Digital

22 years of experience in customer acquisition with expertise in optimizing and scaling Facebook, Google, and Snapchat ad campaigns.