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Konstantine Buhler

  • Seed/Early
“The best policy is always the honest policy.”

I grew up with entrepreneurs as my heroes. I read Bill Gates’ book in middle school. When I was 13 I bought my first stocks. One went to zero, but the other was Google.

My hero in high school was Nikola Tesla. My walls were covered with posters of his patents. Tesla was an unparalleled genius. Yet, he died alone, unstable, and penniless. I always thought that if Tesla had one great partner he would have built a legendary company and died a happy man. I want to be that partner for the next Tesla.

My life hero is my grandfather. When he was a kid in Greece he hustled, selling watermelon and yogurt. The Nazis burnt down his village and after the War he set off to work at a factory in Chicago. He sent most of his wages back to Greece to feed his family, but saved enough over the years to start a diner. For him, entrepreneurship was freedom. He was uneducated and humble. Yet, he was brilliant and when he walked into a room everyone felt his love. I carry his name, Konstantine, with pride every day.

First and foremost, I care about integrity, honesty and directness. I also look for determination, persistence and grit. I constantly remind my founders that if you persist, you will succeed. I’m also not afraid to say that love is a big part of my life. I’m not going to be just a partner or even a friend. I’m striving to bring love to you and your company in every interaction.

One theme in my partnerships is virtuous data cycles—businesses where as they accumulate customers, their data becomes more valuable over time. There are lots of AI companies like that, and it can be completely non-obvious.

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Current Companies

  • Canvas is a collaborative data exploration tool that helps modern business teams make decisions without SQL.
    Current Stage

    Seed

    Partner
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2020

  • CaptivateIQ's SaaS solution helps enterprise companies manage and optimize sales commissions.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Konstantine Buhler,
      Carl Eschenbach
    Partnered In

    2020

  • Citadel Securities uses its market expertise and technology to empower its clients to access liquidity in new and effective ways.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Alfred Lin,
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2022

  • data.ai provides rankings, analytics and market intelligence for leading app stores.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partner
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2013

  • Draftea is the leading Daily Fantasy Sports Platform in the Spanish-speaking world.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partner
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2021

  • Ethos uses technology to provide accessible and affordable life insurance coverage.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Konstantine Buhler,
      Roelof Botha
    Partnered In

    2017

  • Kumo makes AI as easy as analytics.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partner
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2021

  • Skiff is a privacy-first collaboration platform.
    Current Stage

    Early

    Partners
      Konstantine Buhler,
      Roelof Botha
    Partnered In

    2020

  • Verkada is a security surveillance system backed by software.
    Current Stage

    Growth

    Partners
      Mike Vernal,
      Konstantine Buhler
    Partnered In

    2019