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Current Role:
Founder
Spider Capital Partners
Past Role:
Managing Director, Webb Investment Network
Sr. Director, LiveOps
Expertise:
Finance
Sales
Strategy & M&A

Industry:
Cloud
eCom & Marketplaces

Michael Neril

Michael has been working with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator. In 2015, Michael founded Spider Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm. Spider invests in technology driven companies that are building enterprise cloud, software as a service (SaaS) platforms which are transforming business productivity.​

From 2010 to 2014, Michael co-founded and led all investment activities at Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), the seed fund of Maynard Webb (Yahoo! Chairman; Salesforce and Visa board member). He focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors.

Prior to founding WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace. While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded. Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators.

Specialties: Startups, product development, recruiting, enterprise sales, business development, corporate finance, fundraising strategy, M&A, advisor and investor in early-stage startups

Investments:

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.