Board and Investors

Who we chose as investors influences all of this. Our backers are taking the long view. This is about investing in the core infrastructure to power the future of location data.

Board of Directors

Eric Gundersen

CEO, Mapbox

As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Eric got his start in the mapping and open data space at Development Seed, building open source tools for international development agencies. He holds a MA in international development from American University in Washington, D.C., and has dual Bachelor's degrees in economics and international relations.

Ryan McIntyre

Managing Director, Foundry Group

Ryan co-founded and serves as the Managing Director of Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado.

Ryan helps entrepreneurs build great companies that move markets. In 20+ years in the technology industry, Ryan has been a software engineer, entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist.

Before starting Foundry Group, Ryan worked with Mobius Venture Capital and co-founded Excite.com and Excite@Home.

Randy Glein

Managing Director, DFJ Growth

Randy co-founded and is Managing Director at DFJ Growth.

Randy led DFJ's later stage backing of SpaceX, Box, Twitter, Tumblr, and Tesla. His work as an investor, executive, and entrepreneur in technology and media spans nearly 30 years. Before starting DFJ Growth, Randy was CFO of Feedburner and worked as an engineer in wireless and satellite communications.

Randy holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSEE with high honors from the University of Florida.

Ira Ehrenpreis

Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Ira is the Managing Partner of DBL Partners, an impact investing venture capital firm whose partners were early investors in Tesla, SolarCity, and SpaceX.

Ira sits on the Board of Directors at Tesla. As a VC and an expert on cleantech, Ira has advised the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and the California Climate and Energy Project.

Ira has a JD from Stanford Law School, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA from UCLA.

Investors

No hype. No bullshit. Just crazy deep tech abilities.

Brad Feld, co-founder at Foundry Group