Connecting the world’s entrepreneurs to maximize their impact
We partner with venture capital firms to provide them with market intelligence and relationship assistance leveraging a network of product, engineering, business and corporate development relationships at west coast technology firms and innovative global 2000s. Our first venture firm partner is Foundry Group, based in Boulder, CO.
Additional services include assistance with strategic partnerships and M&A for individual technology startups.
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Don Loeb fosters relationships between venture capital firms, corporations, and startups at Headlands West. He has over 20 years of operational experience – developing, scaling, mentoring, acquiring, and selling technology companies.
Prior to Headlands West, Don was VP Corporate Development & Strategy at Techstars, supporting over 2,000 portfolio companies during the past 5 years. During his tenure at Techstars, his team assisted hundreds of companies with strategic partnerships, customer development, fundraising, and M&A. Additionally, the team directly contributed to over 100 closed M&A transactions.
Prior to Techstars, Don held a variety of product and partnership roles throughout Silicon Valley. Most recently, Don was the head of business development at both Storify (acquired by Livefyre / Adobe) and Typekit (acquired by Adobe) and worked as a product manager and product partnerships lead on iGoogle and other search offerings at Google. Earlier, he ran business development at FeedBurner (acquired by Google), and held product business development roles at Yahoo, and iSyndicate.
Finally, Don serves on the advisory board of CMEPP at RAND, is an advisor to WattBuy, Emtrain, and SmartShoot, and a mentor at Bread and Butter Ventures, Xoogler.co, Greater Colorado Venture Fund, Rise of the Rest (Revolution), Berkeley Skydeck, and Upwest Labs.
Don lives in Berkeley, CA and has a B.A. degree in Applied Economics from UC Berkeley (#gobears).