Enterprise Founders Playbook: Seed to Series A

Lak Ananth Global Managing Partner

Lak has spent his career in service to the entrepreneurial pursuit, identifying industry changing disruptions and acting on them as an investor or acquirer. His investment focus is on applications of AI/ML, vertical SaaS, robotics, mobility, and other emerging areas of deep tech.

William Smith Venture Partner

As an investor and former founder, Will has deep empathy for founders and derives tremendous fulfillment in supporting them. At Next47, he focuses on AI/ML, dev tools, and SaaS. He also serves as General Partner at Octave, a seed-stage fund with a focus on enterprise data startups.