Jordan Thibodeau is a fourth-generation real estate investor and the founder of the Silicon Valley Investors Club. Jordan works on the Mergers and Acquisitions team at a major Fortune 500 tech company. Jordan made SVIC to be a group where both current and former technology employees take part in rich discussions and share investment advice that is uniquely tailored to tech employees’ needs.
Yigit Ihlamur is a co-founder of Vela Partners, a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in B2B startups with investments spanning from seed to Series A. Prior to Vela Partners, Yigit worked in the Cloud division at Google in the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on product management, strategy, operations, growth, startup, and reseller partnerships. Yigit earned a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Koç University.
SearchFundSearcher spent most of the 2010s consulting with Searchers, Operators, and Investors in this rapidly growing community. SFS first led the successful acquisition of a Partnered Self-funded Search deal and its operations. Next, SFS began directly helping Traditional and Solo-Sponsor Searchers with their deal-sourcing and operations.He also began assisting Accelerator Searchers with their businesses. In recent years, SearchfundSearcher has become an investor, advised new investors, and joined the Boards of several small businesses acquired by Searchers.