At Monstro Ventures, we seek to invest in technology companies that we’re proud of. Despite its simplicity, this statement gets to the core of our investing philosophy. We want to foster inventive products, services or processes that positively impact the world. Whether it is having more fun playing with your friends - or saving lives through technological prowess, we want them all to have a positive impact, be forward thinking, make money, and ultimately… wait for it… ultimately make the world a better place.
Not only do we seek companies that we believe exhibit these qualities, we seek founders who are stubborn in the belief of their success – who are smart, calculated and driven enough to make it almost inevitable.
We invest when we’re just as inspired and passionate about these companies as their founders are and feel honored by their choosing us as well. This is where the Monstro Ventures value proposition comes full circle and where we bring more than money to the table. Before Monstro Ventures came to be, we were Monstro the ad agency specializing in video storytelling. Our goal for a significant percentage of our investments is to use the agency to craft an engaging story promoting and marketing your product to share that same passion and inspiration to its potential users, customers, partners, and future employees to as broad a swath of its target as possible.
We comb through the details, ensuring we truly understand the essence of our clients' pursuits. Their goals become ours. We direct all of our collective resources toward their success.
A Wealth of Expertise
Our backgrounds in in television, journalism, filmmaking, online video, visual effects, consumer behavior and advertising combined with our successful entrepreneurial experience are the perfect combination to provide significant marketing value.
We are very fortunate and appreciative to enjoy a vast network of friends, colleagues, investors, and advisors that help strengthen our investments and opportunities.
SOME EARLY INVESTMENTS
David Prager is a founding partner of Monstro as well as an advisor and investor in consumer internet, enterprise, and media technology companies including Yardsale, FOBO, XDN (acquired by Fortinet), Zuckerberg Media, and Simplehoney (acquired by OpenCoin)...
Mauricio Balvanera is an award winning strategic storyteller, with a 16 year career spanning traditional television, film, web and video games. From music editing on CBS’s Criminal Minds, sound design on Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 2, Editor and Producer at Discovery Digital Networks...
Monstro is the evolution of Dalton’s original creative endeavor, a design and animation team that he started while in college in 2007, which has joined forces with the other incredible teammates shown on this page. With his team he has won numerous awards...
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