Exactuals is honored to partner with talented, proven, and authentic investors who understand our customers' problems, and are passionate about solving them. Our investors provide more than capital to our business and we lean on their experience in a variety of disciplines as we scale Exactuals.
City National Bank is the entertainment industry's primary financial partner. Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1954 to serve the industry, CNB has an unmatched reputation in Hollywood for spurring growth while delivering excellent service to its valued clients. CNB understands Hollywood’s payment problem and is excited to contribute to the solution. CNB will process all Exactuals payments and will provide security oversight and guidance to ensure the most important people in our world are treated with care, confidentiality, and respect.
EVP General Counsel, City National Bank
Mike Cahill is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for City National Bank. He manages and directs the Bank’s Corporate Administrative & Risk Group which includes functional responsibility for all Legal, Compliance, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CRA, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Credit Risk Review, Appraisal, Real Estate Owned, Corporate Premises, and Corporate Security divisions. Mike is also responsible for Board and Management level corporate governance, and is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee, Benefits Committee, among others.
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. Currently on a mission to digitize the paper-heavy back office processes of entertainment production, EP is striving to reinvent how the entertainment industry works and interacts to make production simpler. Combining unparalleled industry expertise and innovative technology, EP strives to make the complex simple and collaborates with its entertainment industry clients to help them produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards and its EP Financial Solutions group is the industry’s most experienced incentives team, assisting productions all over the world. In addition, casting and payroll for background actors is handled through its legendary Central Casting division, a Hollywood icon since 1925. Established 40 years ago, EP is a 100% employee-owned company.
CFO, Entertainment Partners
He previously served as Senior Vice President of International Finance at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) where he oversaw international finance across Warner Bros. Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Prior to joining Warner Bros. in 2010, Seidel spent eight years with The Walt Disney Company where he held a variety of positions, from helping lead Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment business in Asia Pacific and Latin America to the head of finance for a Disney Consumer Products business unit, as well as integrating and growing The Baby Einstein Company after it was acquired by Disney. Before Disney, Seidel served as co-founder of Netsmart, a business-to-business Internet service company where he had responsibility for finance, operations, marketing, business development, and corporate strategy. He has also held finance, strategy, and business development positions at TVN Entertainment, Nissan Motor Corporation, and Ford Motor Company.
TTV Capital invests exclusively in technology-enabled financial services businesses that serve the varied needs of the financial services sector and the consumers of financial products. Its team of experienced technology and financial services professionals has more than 100 years of venture capital and highly relevant industry operating expertise acquired across three decades and multiple economic cycles. TTV has a keen understanding of the payments world and provides invaluable guidance to make Exactuals successful while saving the industry millions of dollars.
Partner, TTV Capital
Mark joined TTV as a partner in 2008. He is the former vice chairman of CheckFree. His responsibilities included overseeing mergers and acquisitions, evaluating strategic growth opportunities for the company, developing strategic corporate relationships and supporting long-term business strategies. He was also a member of the CheckFree board of directors. Prior to joining CheckFree, Mark worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and Bank One. He currently serves on a number of private companies’ boards of directors and he is a former chairman of Venture Atlanta, and on the board of directors of the Technology Association of Georgia where in 2007 he was chairman. Mark holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University. Mark serves on the board of the following companies: Bill.com, Cardlytics, ControlScan, Fleetcor, and FX Bridge. Within 30 minute of meeting Mark Johnson, it was clear to Exactuals’ founders that he understood Exactuals’ model inside and out and would be a tremendously well-suited investor/advisor to help the company grow in the financial software market. Mark’s history as an operator and an investor are an excellent fit and we are thrilled to have him serve on Exactuals’ Board.
Investor & Lecturer, Stanford Business School
Russell Siegelman has spent over 20 years in technology as an operator, manager, and investor. He has made personal investments in over twenty-five technology start-ups in the last five years where he is often an active advisor or board member. Starting in 1996, Russell spent eleven years as a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he invested in consumer and technology related technologies and markets, including software, electronic commerce, Web services, semiconductors, mobile systems, media and telecommunications. He currently serves on the boards of several KPCB companies. Russell joined KPCB after seven years at Microsoft. At Microsoft he helped launch several networking and Windows products. Later he worked directly for Bill Gates, resulting in the formation the Microsoft Network (MSN), Microsoft's online service. Russell became the first employee of this division and its General Manager and then Vice President. He earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Physics in 1984 and an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar in 1989.
Managing Partner, S-Cubed Capital
Mark A. Stevens is the Managing Partner of S-Cubed Capital. He is a special limited partner and former managing partner at Sequoia Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Mark joined Sequoia in 1989 as an associate and became a partner in 1993. Prior to Sequoia, he was employed at Intel Corporation from 1982 to 1987 in a variety of sales positions. Mark is also a minority owner and Executive Board Member of the Golden State Warriors, as well as a trustee of the United States Olympic Committee Foundation.
General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds
Mr. Dow has been a General Partner of Sevin Rosen Funds since 1983, where he has helped entrepreneurs create successful companies out of their early stage ideas. His empathy for the entrepreneur developed in the 1980s when he was CEO for Ansa Software and Calera Recognition Systems. Since then Steve has helped build businesses in a diverse array of markets, from software to communications to life sciences. He has served on a myriad of public and private company boards over the past 28 years. Currently, Steve serves on the boards of Citrix (CTXS) and Cytokinetics (CYTK) as well as Alder Biopharmaceuticals and Dataminr.
Co-founder, Palo Alto Venture Partners
Peter Ziebelman started his career as a venture capitalist 25 years ago. He co-founded Palo Alto Venture Partners in 1996, after starting the US Information Technology Operations of the UK venture capital firm, Thompson Clive & Partners in 1988. Peter has served on the boards of early stage companies that ultimately became public companies, such as AvantGo (AVGO), Persistence (PRSW) and Vicinity (VCNT). Peter has also served on the boards of dozens of privately held high technology companies across a range of sectors from cloud based computing (DemandForce) to calendaring (When.com) to online car insurance (esurance) to security (PostX). He is also an independent director to a select number of privately held companies. Peter was named to AlwaysOn’s Venture Capital 100 – the top 100 VC’s for 2012. Peter also enjoys teaching students as a Lecturer in Management for the course Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital at the Stanford GSB and as a visiting lecturer for several other business schools including Wharton, Chicago and University of Sidney. Peter first made contact with Exactuals while serving as a guest lecturer for Stanford’s Startup Garage. Peter has served as an advisor to Exactuals since its inception and officially invested in its Series A.
Managing Director, Leslie Ventures
Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Sales Organization. Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. During his tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2000 Veritas was the tenth largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company. Mark currently serves on the board of Model N (NYSE: MODN), and a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Big Switch, Interana, Liquid Robotics, Nebula, Nutanix, PernixData, PureStorage, Skybox Imaging, Sugar CRM and Zerto.
Managing Director, Svoboda Capital Partners LLC
John Svoboda is co-founder of Svoboda Capital Partners (SC), a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in business services, value-added distribution, and consumer products companies with values up to $100 million. Prior to forming SC, Mr. Svoboda was a partner in the corporate finance department at William Blair & Company through 1997, when he left to form SC with Michelle Collins. Mr. Svoboda has also served on several boards of the Stanford Graduate School of Business including: the GSB Advisory Council, the GSB Management Committee, and the GSB Trust. John graduated from Williams College with a BA in 1979 and with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983. He lives with his wife, Jill, in the DePaul area of Chicago.
Managing Partner, Anabranch Capital
Andrew Lawson is the Managing Partner of Anabranch Capital in Australia. Previously, he was the Managing Director / CEO Cockatoo Coal Ltd. and has held multiple executive roles at Glencore. He earned his MBA from Stanford University holds degrees in economics and law from the University of Sydney.
Skyview Fund is a venture capital firm focusing on the early-stage investments at TMT industries. Founded by Ren Xuyang and joined by Yu Jun, Shi Youcai and Hu Song, Skyview raised over RMB 300 million for the first venture capital fund, with Ren Xuyang acting as both chairman and the managing partner. The investors of Skyview are also comprised of entrepreneurs and executives of internet and TMT industries, including the founders and senior management members of BAT, Xiaomi, Ctrip.com, and several successful entrepreneurs on traditional industries.
StartX is an educational non-profit that accelerates the development of Stanford's top entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries including consumer IT, medical and hardware, raising over $200M with a 1.8M average per company funding rate from leading investors such as Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Venrock
Established in 2015, Temerity Capital Partners is a private investment company that manages capital on behalf of its founder, his family interests, and eligible employees. Temerity Capital Partners invests across the capital structure in publicly-traded securities, private companies, and direct real estate. While these traditional asset classes represent the primary areas of focus, Temerity has the flexibility to participate in esoteric investment opportunities as they arise.
Managing Partner, The Strand Partners
Bill Powers currently manages The Strand Partners, the vehicle for Powers Family wealth investments. In addition, Bill serves as a general partner of Encore Housing distressed and opportunistic investment partnership and of Sandbridge Capital, a private equity investment team focused on consumer goods, apparel and retail. Bill is a senior advisor to JRK Multifamily Platform and is Managing Director at Aspen Highland Partners, an investment partnership. Bill also actively invests in natural resources, commodities, and collectibles.
Managing Partner, Temerity Capital Partners
Andrew L. Sandler is a strategic senior advisor to the nation’s top financial services companies. Specializing in regulatory enforcement, compliance, and litigation, he serves clients including banks, mortgage companies, credit card issuers, auto and other specialty finance players, broker-dealers, insurers, private equity investors, and trade associations. Mr. Sandler’s unique blend of business and legal acumen has produced a demonstrated track record of successful outcomes for his clients. He is frequently sought after to speak on issues related to crisis management and how businesses can mitigate – and ultimately overcome – significant risk.