A few words About Us

Life is always practicing--this shit is real.


A competitor from the word GO.

Kass is a serial entrepreneur and investor. As COO of Buddy Media, the last company she and Mike founded, Kass built and managed all day-to-day operations of the company, including finance, HR, marketing and communications.

Kass was named #1 on the Silicon Alley 100 and was the recipient of the Leader of the Future Award by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute alongside legendary CEOs Alan Mulally (Ford, Boeing) and AG Lafley (Procter & Gamble).

Before Buddy Media, Kass founded and ran GOLF.com, which was purchased by Time Warner, and built the digital arm of a marketing and consulting firm from the ground up. Kass earned a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College. Kass is a co-founder of Velvet Sea Ventures and serves on the investment committee.


Visionary from the START.

Michael is a serial entrepreneur and investor whose last company, social software company Buddy Media, sold to Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) for $745 million, where he served as chief strategy officer and chief marketing officer, Marketing Cloud. With 60+ early-stage investments under his belt, including Eaze, Scopely, Map Anything, Buzzfeed, Domo, Namely, Tumblr and Dash Radio.

Michael was the recipient of Ernest & Young’s coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011. Additional honors include Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Crain’s New York 40 Under 40, #1 on the Silicon Alley 100 and the Ad Age Digital A-List.

Michael earned a BS and MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. Michael is a co-founder of VSV and serves on the investment committee.


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