Maynard Webb created the Webb Investment Network in 2010. WIN’s goal is to invest in companies that aim to change the world, particularly in the fields of cloud computing, enterprise software, mobile, marketplaces, e-commerce, crowdsourcing, and consumer Internet. With our Affiliate Network of 80+ technology executives, we draw not only from Maynard’s experience and insight but from those CEOs, CTOs, founders and investors who make up the WIN Affiliate Network to provide our portfolio companies with on-demand advice and support.
WIN is focused on providing entrepreneurs with assistance across all areas of the startup lifecycle, including:
Coaching and mentorship on leading and growing a business.
Introductions to customer or partner prospects through our Network’s deep relationships to C-level executives.
We are committed to the mandate that entrepreneurs can (“and typically should”) run their own companies. And because WIN has only one LP and a small and nimble investment team, we strive to make decisions quickly and efficiently, typically going from initial meeting to funding decision within a few weeks. In select instances, we can also go from initial meeting to funding within days.
As a seed fund, our primary goal is to identify and help build transformational companies. We work hand-in-hand with Entrepreneurs, other Angels and Venture Capitalists to provide as much leverage, expertise and assistance as possible. Our investment mandate is to deliver outstanding financial returns while also serving as a highly trusted advisor and partner to the companies we back. These are the values we practice and aspire to, and we are always working to be better at living them.
Adam Ghetti, Founder and CEO, Ionic Security
“WIN is one of the best investors that I have had the privilege of working with. They have a unique combination of deep expertise, a tremendous network, genuine humility and a willingness to get their hands dirty. Many investors want to be helpful, but WIN actually is.”
Bill Clerico, Co-Founder and CEO, WePay
“Our MQLs (Maynard-Qualified Leads) have been the largest source of investor-sourced introductions to date. Maynard and the entire team at WIN Funding have been there as key supportive advisors for our last 2 years and 2 further funding rounds as Kentik has planned and executed our growth strategies.”
Avi Freeman, Co-Founder and CEO, Kentik
“Maynard has been instrumental to the growth of Okta since he invested in our angel round back in 2009, when we were just two guys with an idea. He believed in us and our vision when not many others did. Along the way we’ve been fortunate to benefit from his guidance, support and network, and his experience in scaling organizations has been invaluable!”
Frederic Kerrest, Co-Founder and COO, Okta
“The WIN team is fantastic – they truly care for their founders and teams, and it shows in everything they do. WIN is always one of the first places I go when I need help, feedback or advice. They’re relentless advocates for their startups, and the reach of the affiliate network is astonishing. But, more than anything else, Maynard and his team are among the nicest people I know..”
Jay Srinivasan, Co-Founder of Appurify, Product Management at Google
“Michael Neril and Jeremy Schneider (of Webb Investment Network) absolutely worked their posteriors off during our Series A raise. Michael helped with intros and to strategize on all responses and how to position ourselves. Jeremy tirelessly worked through deck revisions, honing the message, comparing to other successful raise decks, etc. I know this goes without saying, but they are good examples of how important it is that founders select investors that are going to make a material difference in their companies. Just wanted to pass along this positive recommendation.”
Jason McCay, Co-Founder, Compose
“WIN has without doubt been one of our best investors. We were skeptical when we first heard of it, as the setup is very atypical, but Maynard has put together an awesome team in Michael, Jeremy, Kevin & Dena and the fund is structured very clearly in a way that is for maximum impact, not maximum profit for Maynard. WIN helped us bring in Scott McNealy and other great investors and I highly recommend WIN to any entrepreneurs looking for an exceptionally value-add investor.”
Jack Smith, Co-Founder, Vungle
“WIN has been a fantastic partner for us at Panorama, and I think that WIN is one of the special few investors that founders should always try to have in their cap table. We’ve benefitted tremendously from the advice and connections that WIN’s team brings — and they’re also one of the kindest, most supportive investors around.”
Aaron Feuer, Founder & CEO at Panorama Education
“He’s one of the best systems guys in the world … It’s a real stamp of credibility if he invests in something.”
Marc Andreessen, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
“Taking an investment from WIN was never really about the money for us. When we found out that Maynard Webb was putting together a seed fund, we were very excited about the prospect of working with him, as his reputation precedes him. Also, when we heard about WIN’s affiliate model, that was really the icing on the cake.”
Yuri Sagalov, Co-Founder & CEO, AeroFS
“Maynard and the WIN have been a great resource. Their combined experience has been super valuable as we navigated challenges related to growth. Also great they are a very nice team.”
Slava Rubin, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo
“Maynard has been a valuable advisor and a trusted mentor throughout AdMob’s journey. He encouraged us when things were hard, and challenged us if we ever got soft. All teams need coaches, and in the world of tech, there are few better than Maynard.”
Omar Hamoui, Partner, Sequoia
“Maynard was invaluable to AdMob where, as a board member, he was a strong advocate for our efforts to invest in scalable infrastructure and the overall technical capabilities of the company. Maynard’s influence was key in helping us to establish a technical operations focus that allowed us to balance the opposing demands of exploding traffic, meager operational resources, and a need to drive continuous performance improvements for our customers. Overall, Maynard’s experience, insight, openness, and genuine desire to see both me and AdMob succeed played a huge part in the great outcome that we achieved.”
Kevin Scott, SVP Engineering, LinkedIn
“I consider myself one of the luckiest entrepreneurs in the Valley. Maynard is my co-founder and, as such, I get access to his sage guidance, good-natured prodding and steady hand more frequently than most. He constantly challenges us to think bigger and move faster and inspires us with his epic responsiveness, cool-headed wisdom and people-first management style. The WIN team doesn’t fall far from the tree – they’re some of the brightest and most caring investment professionals I’ve ever met.”
Mike Bergelson, Co-Founder and CEO, Everwise
“Maynard Webb walks on water, and if you are fortunate enough to have his counsel, advice, critique, wisdom and support, you will succeed beyond your dreams — as long as you don’t screw it up!”
Monty Kersten, CEO, VitalSigns (acquired by INS)
“Maynard delivers. Lots of people just talk about how they’ll help you, but Maynard makes it happen – fast. He makes time to give great advice and pushes us to think really big. He’s never hesitated to instantly open his network to us, which has been amazing for funding, customers, and advice.”
Daniel Debow, Co-CEO Rypple
“It felt like walking in to the great hall of Hogwarts, listening to Dumbledore (Maynard) about his life stories, and dining in person with the most accomplished crowd of wizards in the valley, who wield the wands of technology.”
Lei Sun, Founder & CEO, Yozio