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Bryan Schreier

  • Seed/Early
“You can do it.”

Most of my learned behavior comes from early on. My father guided me to a service-oriented high school and I am grateful for the mentality I learned there, which ties to the work I do today. The best role for me is behind the scenes, supporting the great founders, teams and companies of tomorrow.

I’ve never run a big company, but at Google, I did get to learn from one of the great leaders of our time. She taught me how to take a team from zero to thousands and how to creatively address any challenge in front of me. She also taught me about loyalty and how to fight for your people.

I derive great fulfillment from helping others achieve their full potential. That is what I do; it’s what gets me up in the morning. It is not about me—and I like it that way. I’m less active on Twitter and typically not to be found at conferences because I’m better deployed as a partner to founders solving problems. It’s part allergy and part focus. Anything more than a degree away from supporting a company or founder feels like misused time.

We try not to specialize. Any company with the ability to somehow rewire an industry is compelling to me. When we met Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, it was just the two of them, working in a tiny Russian Hill apartment. After one pre-launch demo, it was clear to us that they had the vision and the skills to make Dropbox the center of people’s digital world.

I look for audacious authenticity. The audacious part is that it has to be a big idea that will truly make a difference in the world. But to me, authenticity is most important. Someone who understands a problem space better than anyone else will be the absolute best steward for their company. They’re never going to give up on their idea, and no one can compete with their instincts and commitment.

My goal is to be a founder’s first call. That’s not something you can add to a term sheet. It has to be earned—through trust, delivery and being there when things are messy and hard. Real company-building is not glamorous work. I thrive on partnering with people who will make a dent in tomorrow—and on being there with whatever they need to maximize that dent.

Get in touch with Bryan

Family / Surfing / Music (I've played in bands most of my life)

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Current Companies

  • Aalto is the fastest growing home buying and selling marketplace in the Bay Area.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2019

  • Anrok is an end-to-end compliance solution for finance leaders of SaaS businesses.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Josephine Chen
    Partnered In

    2020

  • Clipboard Health helps healthcare professionals by matching them with open shifts nearby.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Kais Khimji
    Partnered In

    2022

  • Domino Data Lab helps data scientists build and deploy AI applications.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Stephanie Zhan
    Partnered In

    2016

  • Elevate is a cognitive-training app that encourages lifelong learning.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2012

  • Front is a communication hub for building strong customer relationships.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Andrew Reed,
      Ravi Gupta
    Partnered In

    2017

  • Hearsay Systems is a client-engagement platform.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2010

  • Joro is a consumer app that makes it easier to live sustainably.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2019

  • Retool is the fastest way to build internal applications.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2019

  • Thumbtack is an online platform for managing the home.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Sonya Huang
    Partnered In

    2013

  • Zūm is an end-to-end student transportation solution for school districts of any size.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2017

Enduring Companies

  • Clever is an educational technology platform.
    Current Stage

    Acquired

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2013

  • Dropbox is a collaboration and storage platform transforming the way teams work.
    Current Stage

    IPO

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2007

  • Qualtrics builds operating systemS for experience management.
    Current Stage

    IPO

    Partners
      Bryan Schreier,
      Pat Grady
    Partnered In

    2012

  • Trulia, now part of Zillow, is a real estate search engine.
    Current Stage

    IPO

    Partner
      Bryan Schreier
    Partnered In

    2007