We will raise funds opportunistically for select investments, at various stages of company development.
We advise key stakeholders looking for liquidity in the private markets. Private companies, executives, investors and other shareholders are well positioned to benefit from the highly specialized secondary liquidity solutions we offer. As the private stage of the enterprise lifecycle extends to the five to ten year mark on average, it is increasingly important to align with a trusted industry expert.
We extend a wide range of additional services on a select basis, including, lower to mid-market mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, limited partner relationship sourcing, consulting and more.
S. L. Taylor
Managing Partner, Spry
S.L. Taylor is the Managing Partner of Spry Ventures, an investment and advisory firm in the technology sector.
Taylor has 10 years of experience as an investment banker and an operator at tech companies, having worked at both UBS Investment Bank and Raymond James Financial. Additionally, Taylor has served as a founding employee at a SaaS company backed by Y-combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and NEA and led the Account Management division within the company. Prior to this experience, Taylor worked in marketing / business development and as interim Chief of Staff to the CEO of a leading ad tech startup acquired by Acxiom for $300mm. Taylor completed a B.A. in Sociology & Economics from Wellesley College.
Greg Martin (Advisor)
Prior to founding Archer, Greg was a partner with Redpoint Ventures, a firm he joined in 1999. Previously, Greg was with Brentwood Venture Capital in Los Angeles.
Greg focuses on early and growth stage technology opportunities and has led investments in consumer internet, social media, mobile applications, cloud computing, business services, advertising technology and communications companies. He is currently a Director/observer of Leadpoint, Wedgebuster, Sovrn, Alacra, QMerit and Impact Radius. Greg is also co-founder and Chairman of BetheBeast, and an advisor to Swoop, Zerolag, and ConsumerDirect.
Previously, Greg led investments in 2U (TWOU), TrueCar (TRUE), SquareTrade (sold to AllState), Shopkick (sold to SK Telecom), TrueX Media (sold to (Fox), Yodlee (YDLE), Networks in Motion (sold to TSYS), TelASIC Communications (sold to MTI), Simula Labs (sold to Exist Labs), Webvisible (sold to The Berry Company), and Akana Software (sold to RogueWave). Greg was also actively involved with Redpoint's investment in MySpace (sold to NEWS).
Moncef Heddad (Advisor)
Moncef Heddad started his career in investment banking in New York where he spent over a decade. Following his stint in banking, he moved to Asia to focus on distress and special situations initially with JP Morgan. At the peak of 2007 and prior the crisis, he left banking to set up the first Asian platform with a focus on cross border opportunities between Asia, Africa and Russia.
SPRY welcomes Asian investors. Our partner Rui Guo is based in Hong Kong, responsible for clients coverage in Asia. Guo has many years of investment banking working experience in Singapore, Shanghai, and the U.S.. She can speak fluent Chinese and English.
If you are based in Asia and would like to know more about Spry's services, please contact email@example.com.
Rui Guo, Partner