Denis Grosz

Serial Entrepreneur
& Tech Investor

Current

Mechanism  ⟡  Startup Studio
Co-founder  ⟡  2018 – PresentWe’re Hiring
Bold.org  ⟡  Scholarship Marketplace
Co-founder, Board Chairman, Donor ⟡  2019 – PresentWe’re Hiring
Pettable  ⟡  Virtual Pet Care
Co-founder, Board Chairman  ⟡  2020 – PresentWe’re Hiring
Learner  ⟡  Tutoring Marketplace
Co-founder, Board Chairman  ⟡  2020 – PresentWe’re Hiring

Pre-Mechanism Portfolio

Apartment List  ⟡  Apartment Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2010 – PresentRaised $50M  ⟡  2020We’re Hiring
SmartAsset  ⟡  Financial Advisor Marketplace
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2014 – PresentRaised $110M  ⟡  2021We’re Hiring
Udemy  ⟡  Online-Course Marketplace
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2014 – PresentFiled S-1  ⟡  2021We’re Hiring
ConsumerAffairs  ⟡  Consumer Reviews
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2010 – PresentWe’re Hiring
Thumbtack  ⟡  Local Services Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2010 – 2019Raised $275M  ⟡  2021We’re Hiring

Exits

BestReviews  ⟡  Expert Product Reviews
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2014 – 2020Acquired by Nexstar (Nasdaq: NXST)  ⟡  2020
Autolist  ⟡  Car Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2014 – 2020Acquired by CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG)  ⟡  2020
ZenDeals  ⟡  Verified Coupons
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2012 – 2013Acquired by RetailMeNot  ⟡  2013
Conjecture  ⟡  Web Publisher
Founder, CEO  ⟡  2003 – 2020Acquired by Mechanism  ⟡  2020

Other Investments

Coinbase  ⟡  Cryptocurrency Exchange
Investor  ⟡  2017 – PresentIPO (Nasdaq: COIN) ⟡  2021
Truepill  ⟡  Digital Healthcare Infrastructure
Investor  ⟡  2017 – PresentRaised $75M  ⟡  2020
Pipefy  ⟡  No-Code Workflow Automation
Investor  ⟡  2018 – PresentRaised $45M  ⟡  2019
MHS Capital  ⟡  Early-Stage VC
Limited Partner  ⟡  2011 – Present
Hack VC  ⟡  Early-Stage Crypto
Limited Partner  ⟡  2021 – Present

About

Denis Grosz is the co-founder of Mechanism, a startup studio that launches and scales ambitious tech startups with world-class entrepreneurs. He also co-founded BestReviews and has been an early-investor & advisor at: Thumbtack, Apartment List, ConsumerAffairs, Udemy, and SmartAsset.

Denis lives in Puerto Rico and is a member of YPO. He has a philosophy degree from UC Berkeley.

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