We have been the earliest investor with dozens of
teams that have dared to pursue their vision


Many have created and led new markets
by redefining the possible


All have inspired us in some important way

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Founder Nareen Shaam decided to take four months off to travel across Europe. It was always on his bucket list – when he was earning his Harvard MBA and even as he had been working in product management and financial services in New York. Naren experienced first-hand the logistical challenges of navigating Europe by air, train, and bus. He envisioned bringing the power of meta-search across many information silos in the deep web to improve the travel planning experience for the world’s travelers.

Following his convictions, Nareen resigned his position, moved to Berlin, and founded Omio to turn his vision a reality. Omio is now providing 10s of millions of curated and route-optimized end-to-end itineraries per month for millions of travelers, all in less than 30 milliseconds. Powered by proprietary access to data sets from over 400 bus, rail, subway, and local ground transport providers Omio is one of the fastest growing companies in the travel industry.

  • Founded: 2013
  • Round Partnered: Series A
  • Year Partnered: 2014
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust, Rajeev Madhavan
  • Status: Active
Chris and Rajeev have been great partners to GoEuro, by helping us build a network in the valley, and by pushing us to think through scaling the business, hiring and other operational challenges. It is always a pleasure to speak with them on any question.
Naren Shaam, Founder & CEO
Chris' advice and support have been extremely valuable for GoEuro, and his ability to open doors in Silicon Valley was a key factor in securing our recent Series A round as a European startup. Chris has been providing excellent advice on financing and growth strategies, acting as a mentor and true friend of the company as much as an investor. His experience, absolute integrity, deep commitment to our success, and impressive industry network have been, and continue to be, a real asset for GoEuro. It's a privilege and a pleasure to work with Chris, and I would absolutely recommend him as an advisor and investor to any startup working on their long-term growth and financing strategy.
Malte Cherdron, COO GoEuro


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  • Samantha Reiss

    Head of Services

  • John DeNero

    Chief Scientist

  • Paula Shannon

    Chief Evangelist

  • Cassie McGruder

    Head of Finance

  • Omar Orqueda

    Head of Engineering

  • Ashwin Purohit

    Head of Technical Operations

  • Sylvia Borek

    Head of Revenue, AMER

  • Larry Gloss

    VP of Public Sector

  • Matt Mores

    Head of Revenue, EMEA

  • Alice Lulka

    Head of People


The 4 companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions

The 50+ early-stage companies we funded produced over $52 billion of market cap from 34 exits, with 8 going from seed/series A to IPO, 24 acquisitions

Some of our greatest learnings and closest personal partnerships have come from our losses

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