Managing Partner

Brian Hirsch

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Brian is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Tribeca Venture Partners.  Prior to starting Tribeca Venture Partners, Brian was a founder and Managing Director of GSA Venture Partners, formerly the venture arm of Greenhill & Co (NYSE: GHL). Prior to GSAVP, Brian was a Principal at Sterling Venture Partners and a Vice President at ABN AMRO Private Equity.

Brian has invested across a broad number of sectors during his career including fintech, edtech, mobile, healthcare, online marketing and media/publishing.

Brian has a BA in economics and American studies from Brandeis University.

“When I was ten years old while most kids were reading comic books I was reading all of my father’s business magazines.  I mostly enjoyed reading the long profile stories of entrepreneurs that were building great companies against all odds.  It was the 1980’s and entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Scott McNealy and Scott Cook were changing the world through technology.  What fascinated me was the process of taking an idea and transforming it into a reality.  Fast forward thirty years and I feel lucky to spend my days helping this generation of entrepreneurs build tomorrow’s great tech companies.”

Investments

ACV Auctions

https://www.acvauctions.com/

ACV Auctions is a mobile app for car dealers to facilitate wholesale vehicle auctions.

Invested in:

JANUARY 12, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Marketplaces

SaaS

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

AiCure

https://aicure.com/

AiCure's patented artificial intelligence technology visually confirms medication ingestion.

Invested in:

JUNE 15, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Healthcare IT

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

AlphaSense

https://www.alpha-sense.com/

AlphaSense provides a revolutionary search engine for knowledge professionals. Their clients include many of the world’s largest investment and advisory firms, global banks and corporations. The AlphaSense subscription service makes their clients dramatically more productive and allows them to discover critical data points and trends that others miss, providing them with an information edge. AlphaSense users can rapidly search and discover key data points, while also tracking impactful new information with intelligent alerts.

Invested in:

FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Coinsetter

https://www.kraken.com/

Coinsetter is a NYC-based levered forex trading platform for bitcoin. We allow you to leverage your trades and short the market with our professional, transparent and secure platform.

Invested in:

APRIL 11, 2013

Status:

EXITED

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Cognical

https://www.zibby.com

Cognical uses world-class technology to build and deliver life-changing payment products at the point of need to help 65 million nonprime consumers acquire important goods in a convenient and cost-effective way. Cognical’s consumer product, Zibby, offers consumers a lease-purchase payment option in-store and as a payment button in the shopping carts of their favorite online stores. Zibby leverages its proprietary underwriting technology to boast the industry’s fastest application process, highest approval rates, and lowest loss rates.

Invested in:

JUNE 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

CommonBond

https://commonbond.co/

CommonBond is a leading marketplace lender that lowers the cost of student loans for borrowers and provides financial returns to investors. Started by three Wharton MBAs with backgrounds in financial services, CommonBond delivers best-in-class student loan options with competitive pricing, a simple tech-enabled experience and exceptional customer service that is empowered to help borrowers. The company saves borrowers more than $14,000 on average, over the life of the loan. CommonBond is the first company to bring the "one-for-one" social model to finance: For every degree fully funded on the company's platform, CommonBond funds the education of a student in need for a full year, through a partnership with Pencils of Promise.

Invested in:

AUGUST 1, 2013

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Crowdtap

Crowdtap, the People-Powered Marketing Platform, is a new operating system for brands powered by the people who love them. Our platform makes it easy for brands to put consumers at the heart of their marketing to drive product ideation, inform marketing strategy and create authentic content that fuels earned media. In 2014, Crowdtap was named one of the 100 Most Promising Companies in America by Forbes and the No. 54 fastest-growing private company in the Inc. 500 List. The company has been ranked as the No. 3 Best Place to Work in New York by Crain’s, and the No. 6 Best Tech Company to Work For by Mashable. With a growing community of passionate members, Crowdtap works with leading brands including General Mills, Heineken, Kraft Foods, P&G, Verizon, Walmart and Yum Brands. Headquartered in New York, Crowdtap has raised $15 million through the Foundry Group, Tribeca Venture Partners, Alta Communications and The Mustang Group.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

AI & Machine Learning

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Lendio

Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. The center of small business lending, our passion is fueling the American Dream by uniting the small business loan industry and bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term low-interest traditional loans. Our technology makes small business lending simple, decreasing the amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Mighty

https://www.mighty.com/

Mighty connects plaintiffs awaiting a fair legal settlement with the financing they need to continue living their lives.

Invested in:

FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Opternative

https://www.opternative.com/

The first online eye exam. Opternative's refractive eye exam delivers a prescription, signed by an ophthalmologist, for glasses and contacts. The exam takes 15 minutes and can be completed on any computer or tablet without the need for a web camera. This service will be offered globally at a fraction of the cost and without the hassles of traditional eye exams.

Invested in:

JANUARY 1, 2014

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SEED

Sector:

Healthcare IT

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Shopkeep

https://www.shopkeep.com/

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing and independent businesses. Founded by a successful business owner, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 20,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for growing business owners. A member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Belfast.

Invested in:

DECEMBER 1, 2011

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Fintech

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Truveris

Truveris makes software to drive efficiency, transparency and cost containment in the prescriptions claims process. Truveris helps payers of pharmacy benefits negotiate agreements with Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs), validate claim payment accuracy, ensure regulatory compliance, and manage pharmacy spend.

Status:

ACTIVE

Sector:

Healthcare IT

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb

Ozobot

http://ozobot.com/

Ozobot provides kids and techies an expressive way to learn and play with robotics in a variety of social and interactive settings through their Ozobot robot. Ozobot teaches users code language, robotic behavior and deductive reasoning through play with their robot.

Invested in:

OCTOBER 31, 2016

Status:

ACTIVE

Series:

SERIES A

Sector:

Retail

Founders

Partners

News

  • RT @sarahjean96: Kindergarten students coded "ozoblood" to demonstrate how the circulatory system works. Great project by the amazing @Mary…
    @hirschb

  • RT @kasalzer: Ozobot Evo is a pocket-sized robot you can program with a Sharpie https://t.co/Pglpxer4Wn via @thenextweb
    @hirschb

  • @bethferreira @FirstMarkCap Congrats Beth!
    @hirschb