Tyler is a partner at Menlo Ventures, and focuses on investments in both B2B and B2C markets. Additionally, he is passionate in backing technology-enabled services and products with the end user in mind. He loves annuities, network effects, liquidity moats, systems of records, and high frequency transactional and replenishment businesses that explicitly or implicitly keep customers around – ideally forever. He jokes that his goal is to back a business that one day Warren Buffett would like to buy because of its enduring value. He knows he’s running out of time.
Tyler looks for these types of opportunities across a wide variety of markets and verticals. He finds a lot of “scratch” in complex, often regulated, and highly profitable industries – like financial services, but he also finds plenty to get excited about in next generation SAAS and security, vertically integrated ecommerce, marketplaces, and data networks / connectivity, for a variety of industries.
Tyler’s investments include Alloy, BitPay, BlueVine, Bread, Carta, FiveStars, Homelight, PillPack, Qualia, RealtyShares, Stance, and tCell.io.
Previously, Tyler was a principal and senior investment analyst at Menlo, and sourced prior investments in EdgeCast Networks (sold to Verizon), DataXu, Dstillery, and ReadyForce. He also enjoyed a stint at Accel Partners in London, where he sourced investments Aorato (sold to Microsoft), GoCardless, FlyWire, and Calastone as an associate.
Tyler holds a bachelor of arts in international relations from Stanford University. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, reading fiction or economic history, listening to “This American Life,” and playing chess (improving, but still consistently beaten by his older brother).
Edgecast, acquired by Verizon
ReadyForce, acquired by LookSharp
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