VC vs SPV
Ed Roman is a professional investor focusing on enterprise SaaS, marketplaces, and software infrastructure, along with managing the venture capital firm Hack VC, which focuses on investing in early-stage startups. He also leads the Hack VC syndicate on AngelList.
Most recently, Ed led innovation for Pluralsight, which is democratizing professional learning. Pluralsight acquired HackHands, where he was recently CEO. HackHands is a marketplace of developers that accelerates developer productivity via realtime mentoring. Ed also served as a board observer of Pluralsight for years.
Ed is the founder of hack.summit(), the largest programmer conference (and the largest virtual conference) in history with 80k+ attendees and he also spearheaded a "Medium.com for developers" project as well.
Prior to this, Ed was founder & CEO of Ghostfire Games. Their game Rage of the Gladiator won critical acclaim as a top-rated Wii title which iss available on Nintendo 3DS, Android, and won a game-of-the-year award for iPhone/iPad.
Robb Kunz is a Founder & CEO of several high-technology Companies, an Active Angel Investor, the Founder & Managing Partner of ventureblue Capital and Co-founder of BoomStartup, Utah's Mentorship-driven investment program.
As an Investor, he founded and created ventureblue Capital an early-stage high technology investment firm. He is an active Angel Investor as a member of the Olympus Angels Investors based in Salt Lake City, Utah and recently was acknowledge as one of the top 15 Angel Investors in the State of Utah for 2009 and 2010. He recently Co-founded and is Co-Managing Partner of BoomStartup, Utah's Mentorship-driven Investment Program. He was recently selected as 2010 Investor Mentor of the Year in the State of Utah.
As an Entrepreneur, his expertise and track record revolves around starting, launching & funding emerging Companies. He is a Senior Technology Executive with strong business strategy with hands-on execution capability. He is the Founder/CEO of KnowledgeBlue, an Open Source Systems Integrator and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm. KnowledgeBlue was recently acknowledge as the 37th fastest growing Company in the State of Utah as part of the elite Utah100. group. He was recently acknowledge as one of the Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs in the State of Utah as part of the v-Spring v100.
As a Director, he sits on the Board of GuestSpan, which provides high-technology SaaS solutions to the Hospitality Industry and RedSpan Inc.
Stacey joined the Meritage fund administration team in 2018 with extensive experience in all aspects of raising and managing venture capital funds. She works closely with fund clients to streamline their fundraising process and to help them understand the practical implications of complex partnership agreements. She also assists fund managers on a variety of operational issues, including the development of portfolio management and investor reporting practices, and with portfolio investment matters. Stacey enjoys the professional challenge of making regulatory and contractual compliance and the annual audit season as painless as possible.
Before joining Meritage, she was a co-founder and CFO of Appian Ventures, an SBIC fund; the founding principal of Timberlake-BEC, Inc., an operating company and venture fund consulting firm; a vice president of Centennial Ventures; and a senior corporate paralegal with Kirkland & Ellis. She is a graduate of The College of William and Mary.