LaunchByte
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Founders Helping Founders

The founders in our portfolio have gained tremendous expertise and receive

constant mentorship from our seasoned executive team, that make it a point

to spend hands on time DAILY with the companies in the portfolio. But who

exactly are these people at the forefront? Let's take a look:

Tan Kabra

Founder & Managing Director

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Tan

LaunchByte was started by Tan Kabra in 2015, as a way for first-time entrepreneurs to navigate the treacherous waters of building a company with the guidance and execution from an executive team that, collectively, has had nearly half a billion in exits. An entrepreneur thrice over, Tan has an extensive background in the startup industry himself. Having served as a Founder, CEO, VP, Investor, and Advisor to a number of startups, Tan and his executive team at LaunchByte have helped more than 50+ founders in over 2 years turn their ideas into thriving companies.

Tan & his team know angel / venture capital, and what it takes to establish a path to exit. Based on statistics from the Kaufman Foundation (and corroborating studies), his age, the team's prior history, and the current size of the investment pool, has a greater chance of producing 4x+ returns in a fraction of the time than the larger, more established firms.

Anmol Wassan

Managing Partner & Operations

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Anmol

Jim Zamer

Managing Partner & Investments

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Jim

Olivia Kantyka

Director of Growth

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Olivia

David Owens

Chief Technology Officer

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Dave
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Tan Kabra

Founder & Managing Director

What I do

Order lunches, fix the printer when it's down, wipe the tables down, oh and... run the whole organization by forming huge strategic partnerships. I turn ordinary ideas into thriving startups.

How I do it

I take new risks every day, build massive partnerships with the right people on the ground level and watch them bloom.

Where I come from

Entrepreneur a few times over. Founder at LaunchByte, Monkey VC, VetX, Equine Tech, MyTineraries. Investments: 20+ angel investments. Board of Advisors / Directors for 10+ companies. Dog dad to 2 pups, Baxter and Scout. Love traveling the world, meeting new people, learning about new ideas and concepts, and seeing people's dreams come to life.

My why

"Even in my position, I'm always on the lookout for advice and mentorship. I never shoot down an idea."

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Anmol Wassan

Managing Partner & Operations

What I do

I help our portfolio achieve their full potential by passing on both the successes and failures I've gleaned from previous startups.

How I do it

I challenge assumptions and help find the secret sauce. I invite the internal team to make new mistakes and learn from them.

Where I come from

Entrepreneur a few times over. Founder at Virtify, PlayLocal and Engivity. Investments include Reds All Natural, StartupRounds, Arlex Realty. Partner at MNI partners.

My why

"I'm always learning. I have a bias towards action."

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Jim Zamer

Managing Partner & Investments

What I do

I help our portfolio companies navigate the tricky and unknown waters of the investment world. I work on sales strategy development, revenue engine development and deployment, business development, and pitch structure and building. I network for introductions to portfolio founders and secure follow-on funding.

How I do it

I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get in the weeds every day with our founders. I place a high-value on activity and action while guiding our founders through every facet of the LaunchByte process.

Where I come from

Early-stage executive, founder and investor for several startup ventures with solid exits. Held key executive leadership roles at Yodle, Webvisible, VeInteractive, and ViewPoint. New ventures include QVP, Scoopr, CareerCity and House.com. Raised $48M.

My why

"Never forget from where you came, and always always always give back."

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Olivia Kantyka

Director of Growth

What I do

I bring brands to life. As a creative strategist, I guide founders through the branding, product design and growth phase to bring engaging products with the right product-to-market fit.

How I do it

As a Native New Yorker, I have a "get things done" approach. From finding the perfect color palette, font and tone, to developing a successful growth strategy, I work with our portfolio companies to fine tune the details.

Where I come from

Marketing and Business Development Growth Strategist for 100+ lawyers, architects, nonprofits and startups. Lawyer and journalist by trade. Contributing Writer to Prototyper. IDEO Leading in Creativity Certification. CSS Design Award Winner. Rock climber, world traveler, and coffee aficionado.

My why

"No idea is too small or too large to execute."

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David Owens

Chief Technology Officer

What I do

I define development process, best practices and tool sets.

How I do it

I work with development teams to architect quality products, translate business requirements into buildable systems, mentor developers and support sales.

Where I come from

Serial startup CTO and founder. Resume includes IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Sapient (employee 24), Zync (co-founder), TapWalk (founder).

My why

"I build everything I can. From companies and software to gadgets and art."