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

Investor / Advisor

Apartment List  ⟡  Apartment Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2010 – PresentRaised $50M  ⟡  December 2020We’re Hiring
SmartAsset  ⟡  Financial Advisor Marketplace
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2014 – PresentRaised $110M  ⟡  June 2021We’re Hiring
ConsumerAffairs  ⟡  Consumer Reviews
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2010 – PresentWe’re Hiring
Thumbtack  ⟡  Local Services Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2010 – 2019Raised $275M  ⟡  June 2021We’re Hiring

Exits

BestReviews  ⟡  Expert Product Reviews
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2014 – 2020Acquired by Nexstar (NXST)  ⟡  December 2020
Udemy  ⟡  Online-Course Marketplace
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2014 – PresentIPO (UDMY)  ⟡  October 2021
Autolist  ⟡  Car Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2014 – 2020Acquired by CarGurus (CARG)  ⟡  January 2020
ZenDeals  ⟡  Verified Coupons
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2012 – 2013Acquired by RetailMeNotZD ⟡  October 2013

Other Startup Investments

Coinbase  ⟡  Cryptocurrency Exchange
Investor  ⟡  2017 – PresentIPO (COIN)  ⟡  April 2021
Truepill  ⟡  Digital Healthcare Infrastructure
Investor  ⟡  2017 – PresentRaised $142M  ⟡  October 2021
Pipefy  ⟡  No-Code Workflow Automation
Investor  ⟡  2018 – PresentRaised $75M  ⟡  October 2021
AscendEX  ⟡  Crypto Trading Platform
Investor  ⟡  2021 – PresentRaised $50M  ⟡  November 2021
CoinList  ⟡  Crypto Token Platform
Investor  ⟡  2021 – PresentRaised $100M  ⟡  October 2021

Venture Fund Investments

MHS Capital  ⟡  Early-Stage
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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