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Building a
Technology-First World.

Prudence invests in transformative software companies across multiple verticals, including construction, real estate, infrastructure and climate/energy adaptation.

Our Areas of Focus

Investing in enhanced
data capabilities
to power autonomous business processes.

Investing in enhanced
data capabilities
to power
autonomous business processes.

Data Infrastructure
Layer

Enormous volumes of data can now be ingested, aggregated and disseminated at scale, creating unique and defensible data assets. Additionally, emerging API infrastructure is unlocking new business formation across the verticals we support, and we back teams who are driving these innovations.

Artificial Intelligence Enablement

AI applications are leveraging data volumes to train models to solve problems or make decisions that otherwise would require human intelligence. We focus on solutions across the diverse field of AI, including those involving computer vision, robotics, predictive modeling and generative AI.

Autonomous Vertical SaaS

As workflows become digitized, leading vertical SAAS companies will leverage proprietary data not previously or publicly available. We invest behind founders who are leading the migration away from human capital intensity, beyond just human capital productivity gains, towards fully autonomous business processes.

Data Infrastructure
Layer

Enormous volumes of data can now be ingested, aggregated and disseminated at scale, creating unique and defensible data assets. Additionally, emerging API infrastructure is unlocking new business formation across the verticals we support, and we back teams who are driving these innovations.

Artificial Intelligence Enablement

AI applications are leveraging data volumes to train models to solve problems or make decisions that otherwise would require human intelligence. We focus on solutions across the diverse field of AI, including those involving computer vision, robotics, predictive modeling and generative AI.

Autonomous Vertical SaaS

As workflows become digitized, leading vertical SAAS companies will leverage proprietary data not previously or publicly available. We invest behind founders who are leading the migration away from human capital intensity, beyond just human capital productivity gains, towards fully autonomous business processes.

Portfolio Highlights.

Our Team

We are passionate about sharing our experience, insights and curiosity with our founders to help them build iconic companies.

Gavin Myers.

Managing Partner

AGE 9
Thriving candy business shutdown by school principal

1999
Graduates from Yale with a BA in Political Science

2000
Leaves Goldman Sachs after 9 months to move to San Francisco to work with tech companies at Credit Suisse

2004
Graduates from Columbia Business School

2005 – 2009
Works in middle market private equity but spends free time meeting with early-stage founders of tech companies

2009
Joins David to build Prudence

2021
Board of Directors at Properly, Casafari, Morty, Hemlane, Salus and CREXi (observer)

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Coaching soccer, cutting back on podcasts and spending time with his wife Janie and their boys, Brooks and Kemp

Jordan Viniar.

Partner

AGE 10
Makes first investment in one share of TCBY stock

2011
Graduates from Brown University with an AB in Economics

2013
Leaves Goldman Sachs for the 1st time after 2 years in Investment Banking

2013 – 2015
Works at hedge fund Partner Fund Management in San Francisco

2015 – 2017
Moves into the tech world with Shift Technologies, building a consumer auto lending business

2017 – 2020
Shifts to tech investing at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners; investments include Zola and Built Technologies

2020
Joins Gavin and David to continue developing the growth of Prudence

2021
Promoted to Partner in Prudence

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Playing basketball, cooking and traveling with his wife Gloria and their son Leo

David Fischer.

Co-Founder & Partner

AGE 9
Apple II computer leads to lifelong passion for tech

1999
Studies economics before switching to law, graduating with an LLB from Manchester University in the UK and passing the bar

2001 – 2007
Foregoes law, creates a family office focusing on alternative investments; immerses himself in the world of hedge funds and forms a nuanced view of finance industry

2007
Due to his analysis on the finance sector, liquidates 2/3 of portfolio pre-financial crisis

2008
Post-crisis, senses a larger opportunity in direct, private investments and circles back to his tech passion

2009
Joins Gavin to build Prudence

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Reading, surfing around the world and spending time with his family

Melissa Landry Koller.

Chief Operating Officer

AGE 6
Earns first paycheck after doing a radio commercial for Home Improvement

2011
Graduates from Louisiana State University summa cum laude with a BA in Finance

2011 – 2017
Spends 6 years at Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking and the Executive Office

2019
Graduates from Harvard Business School and goes on a 6-month, round-the world adventure

2020 – 2021
Advises financial institutions on executing their talent and recruiting strategies at executive search firm Russell Reynolds

2021
Joins Prudence to lead the firm’s investor relations and operations efforts

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Exploring new places on all seven continents, scuba diving, snowboarding and painting

JULIA BRINO.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

AGE 8
Becomes a published poet and goes on to compete in the state spelling bee

2018
Graduates Clemson University with a BA in Management & Business Analytics and a black belt in college football fandom

2019 – 2021
Begins journey in the VC industry at Transamerica Ventures, investing in early stage InsurTech, Fintech, Enterprise Software, and Digital Health startups around the world

2021 – 2022
Continues VC career at OpenView, investing globally in early stage B2B software

2022
Joins Prudence to find and back the most transformative technology companies in the built world while continuing to build on the growth and momentum set forth by the team

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On a quest to find the bluest water, the craziest foods, the best wine, and the most interesting people

LATEST NEWS.

What’s To Come In The Future of Real Estate Innovation

Get ready for a new episode of The Hemlane Hustle featuring Dana and Gavin Myers who is the Managing Partner of Prudence Financial.

Proptech Startup Clearstory Closes $16M Series B Round

Construction industry software company Clearstory announced Thursday that it closed a $16 million Series B financing round. The latest round brings the startup’s total capital raised to $35 million.

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