When we announced our $125 million fifth fund Eniac V, we mentioned that we planned to hire six new team members this year. Well, we’re halfway there — three of those new hires are already on the job!
The investment team is growing
First up, we’re excited to share that Eniac has brought on two new investment professionals, Dan Jaeck and Tim Wang. They’ve already become a crucial part of our research and diligence process, and over time, we expect them to play an even larger role in our investment decisions.
Dan is based out of Eniac’s New York office. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in London, where he worked on the emerging market equities desk covering clients across Europe. He then moved to New York to join the U.S. Equity Research division at Goldman Sachs, where he covered consumer internet and video game companies.
Dan is passionate about disruptive technology and partnering with transformative founders to build scalable businesses. And he loves to spend time outdoors, particularly on a tennis court or near a lake.
Tim is also based in our New York office. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he advised fintech and lending businesses on M&A and capital markets activities. He then transitioned to invest in these same end markets at Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm.
Tim is particularly excited about enterprise technology across developer tools, AI/ML, automation, fintech, and proptech. Outside of work, you can find him on dining adventures, at a poker table, in the gym, tending to his collectibles, and trying to succeed at investing in public and private markets (personal investments include Lunar, BeyondHQ, SmartRent, IonQ).
Eniac isn’t getting into the media business … or is it?
Time to drop the royal we. This post was written by one of the firm’s new additions — namely, Anthony Ha (me!). Until a few weeks ago, I was a senior writer at TechCrunch, where I worked for nine years and apparently wrote 5,612 articles. I’ve also been a tech reporter at Adweek and a senior editor at VentureBeat, and I started my career as a local government reporter for the Hollister Free Lance.
Like Dan and Tim, I’ll be working out of the NYC office. (Well, the “office” currently consists of our various apartments across the city, but that may be changing soon!)
My new title is vice president of content, so it’s only fair that after taking the job, I’ve constantly been asked, “What does a vice president of content actually do at a VC firm?”
Over the next few months, I hope to figure that out. At a high level, the mission is similar to my work at TechCrunch, exploring and explaining the world of startups and venture capital.
Obviously, the context is different. We aren’t a news organization, and the partners hired me because they’re hoping I can help them turn Eniac into a household name. But everyone on the team believes that the best way for me to do that is by sharing knowledge, analysis, and stories that are valuable to founders and investors, whether that’s around the fundraising process or the latest tech trends.
So that’s the goal. And like I said, there will be plenty of experimentation over the next few months, with blog posts, tweets, YouTube videos, Clubhouse rooms, and more. In fact, if you have thoughts on the kinds of content you’d like to see from the Eniac team, please email me at email@example.com.
And if you’re free today at noon Eastern, please join us on Clubhouse for a discussion of the current state of New York seed investing!