Roger Ehrenberg is the founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm investing in companies that create competitive advantage through data.
Roger currently sits on the boards of DataSift, Metamarkets, PlaceIQ, Sight Machine, The Trade Desk, Transferwise and Twice, and is a Board observer of MemSQL and SavingStar. Formerly, he served on the boards of Buddy Media, Global Bay Mobile Technologies, Magnetic, Recorded Future and Simple.
Prior to forming IA Ventures, Roger was an active angel investor through IA Capital Partners, a seed-stage investment firm focused on digital media and financial technology. From 2004 to 2009, Roger seeded 40 companies, including bit.ly, Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), Invite Media (acquired by Google), Magnetic, TicketFly, TheLadders, TubeMogul (IPO), and TweetDeck (acquired by Twitter).
Earlier in his career, Roger served as President and CEO of DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank’s internal hedge fund trading platform. Before DB Advisors, Roger was Global Co-head of Deutsche Bank’s Strategic Equity Transactions Group. As an Investment Banker and Managing Director at Citibank, Roger held a variety of roles in the Capital Structuring, Derivatives and Mergers & Acquisitions Divisions.
Roger holds an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Management from Columbia Business School and a BBA in Finance, Economics and Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Roger blogs at informationarbitrage.com and tweets at @infoarbitrage.
From Roger's Blog
Crowdfunding for start-ups: A durable trend or a bull market phenomenon?
Angel investing is red hot as is the concept of crowdfunding start up investment. Part of this phenomenon has been driven by the emergence of AngelList, the brainchild of Naval Ravikant. What [...]
Financial interaction: the next generation
I have spent over 25 years creating, processing and analyzing financial transactions. I like studying them - a lot - whether an outgrowth of my time on Wall Street helping sophisticated entities [...]