We created Dashlane for the two billion people that use the web.
Everyone that uses the web today faces some version of the password problem. Many know that their passwords are unsafe, either because they’re trivial to crack or they’re reused on several websites. Many others forget their passwords and stop using services, or shy away from new online services altogether – because remembering passwords and registering for new websites with new passwords is a pain.
And these folks are also constantly annoyed by having to type out long strings of meaningless numbers, dates, and codes to conduct a simple act of buying online (or even more painfully, on their mobile device) – an act that is as simple as a swipe in the physical world.
We created Dashlane to solve these problems with one neat solution that is simple, secure, and universal. Our users don’t trade security for convenience – they get both.
We created Dashlane because we are on a mission to fix the internet.
Rho Ventures has a multi-stage investing strategy focused on high-growth companies in large markets. Rho Ventures’ investments span new media, healthcare, IT, communications, energy technology and other disruptive technologies. Rho Ventures brings nearly 30 years of venture experience, combined with its partners’ deep sector expertise and its far-reaching network to assist each portfolio company.
FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Our mission is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world by solving meaningful problems. We have built a deeply engaged community among the extraordinary teams in our network to spread ideas and opportunities. We are privileged to work alongside the founders of remarkable businesses like Pinterest, Lumosity, Aereo, TapAd, Shopify, Riot Games, and dozens more. Visit us in New York City or online at firstmarkcap.com and @FirstMarkCap.
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP)
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. BVP is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Mumbai, Bangalore, Herzliya and Sao Paulo. With $4 billion under management, BVP invests anywhere from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like LinkedIn, Shopify, Yelp, Skype, CornerstoneOnDemand, Pinterest, Box and Twilio. Over 100 BVP companies have gone public. Learn more at www.bvp.com and follow us on Twitter @BessemerVP.
Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity. Today, TransUnion has a global presence in more than 30 countries and a leading presence in several international markets across North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Through the power of information, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies and families and safer communities worldwide.
We call this Information for Good.
Emmanuel is Dashlane's CEO. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive management of global businesses and product innovation across the high-tech and media industries. Before joining Dashlane, Schalit was the CEO of CBS Outdoor France, a national leader in outdoor advertising. Prior to that, he was SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Vivendi Universal Games (today Activision Blizzard. Emmanuel was also previously the founder and CEO of flipside.com, a leader in online games with more than 15 million unique visitors. Schalit holds a Master's degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and a Ph.D., in Computer Science from Université de Toulouse. He also studied Marketing and Finance in the Executive Education program at Harvard Business School.
Bernard Liautaud is the original visionary behind Dashlane and is one of its founders. He founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years then Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994.
In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time.
Bernard is now General Partner at Balderton Capital, a member of the SAP Supervisory Board, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.
Habib Kairouz is a managing partner of Rho Capital Partners and Rho Ventures as well as a member of the Investment Committees of Rho Canada and Rho Fund Investors. With nearly 20 years of experience in venture capital, Habib seeks to partner with entrepreneurs who are visionaries, hungry to build massive opportunities, confident enough to challenge established market leaders and charismatic enough to attract top-tier partners, customers and other business personnel.
Based in New York City, FirstMark Capital invests in ground-breaking companies that are creating new markets with innovative technology solutions or fundamentally changing existing markets by applying a fresh approach and new business model. A venture leader with more than $2 billion in capital commitments, FirstMark's team of investment and operations professionals have decades of real-world experience and leadership in core technology markets, making the firm uniquely qualified to offer industry insight, relationships and the operational expertise to build lasting businesses.
Alex Ferrara is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office where he focuses on investments in the application software and Internet sectors. Alex’s current and previous board service includes NewVoiceMedia, Wandera, Shopify, OMGPop (acquired by Zynga), SelectMinds (acquired by Oracle), Yodle, and Quadriserv. He was also involved with the firm’s investments in Pure Networks (acquired by Cisco), Skype (acquired by Ebay), SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee), Goal.com (acquired by Perform Group), Activ Financial, TeamViewer, and Gerson Lehrman Group.
Alex’s other historical investments include HootSuite and Alibaba Group. Earlier in his career Alex worked at Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking. He started his career as a software developer at Salomon Brothers and later worked as a derivatives trader.
Alex holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carl F. Pascarella
Carl F. Pascarella is currently affiliated with TPG Capital as an Executive Advisor. He retired as President & Chief Executive Officer from Visa U.S.A. Inc., after twelve years of service. Prior to that time, he was president and CEO of Visa International’s Asia-Pacific Region and director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Board for 11 years. Under Pascarella’s leadership, the Visa brand grew in Asia from fourth position, behind JCB, MasterCard, and American Express to the market leader with over 50% of the General Purpose Card market. Pascarella set up corporate headquarters in Tokyo and established offices in Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India, and Korea. He also installed a payment processing center in Yokahama, Japan for all transactions originating in Asia. From 1985 to 1993, card sales volume rose from $3 billion to $50 billion, while cards in the market increased from 6 million to 58 million. Visa became the market leader in every country within Asia, most notably in Japan and Korea. From 1993 to 1995, Visa’s market share vs. MasterCard leapt 2 percentage points reaching 60.5 percent.
Before joining Visa International, he was vice president, International Division at Crocker National Bank and vice president, Metropolitan Banking at Bankers Trust Company. In those roles, Pascarella’s responsibilities encompassed retail banking including deposit products and consumer lending. His experience also included over five years of commercial banking, corporate banking, credit review and policy, and DeNovo banking. He was also head of the California International Banking and Trade Finance organization for Crocker National Bank.
Pascarella received a Masters of Science (MS) in Management from the Stanford Sloan Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo. Pascarella is active in many community and civic organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a Board Member of the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Fine Arts Museums.
John Danaher is president of Consumer Interactive, the consumer division of TransUnion. In this role, Mr. Danaher is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business that provides tools, resources and education to help consumers manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals.
Mr. Danaher has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and direct marketing industries. Prior to joining TransUnion, he was chief operating officer at TrueLink, Inc., an online provider of credit information to consumers acquired by TransUnion in 2004. Prior to TrueLink, Mr. Danaher held a variety of leadership roles in operations and technology at Citibank, including vice president of e-commerce, responsible for planning and executing the company’s e-commerce strategy for home equity loan products.
Mr. Danaher holds a Bacherlor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Masters from Washington University in St. Louis. He has studied at the Executive Education Program, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.