Denis Grosz

Current

Mechanism  ⟡  Startup Studio
Co-founder  ⟡  2018 – Present
We’re Hiring

———  Mechanism Startups  ———

Bold.org  ⟡  Scholarship Platform
Co-founder, Board Member, Donor  ⟡  2019 – Present
We’re Hiring
Pettable  ⟡  Virtual Pet Care
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2020 – Present
We’re Hiring
Learner  ⟡  Online Tutoring
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2021 – Present
We’re Hiring
Thrive  ⟡  Personalized Nutrition
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2021 – Present
We’re Hiring
Enso  ⟡  DTC Superfoods
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2021 – Present
SmartSolar  ⟡  Residential Solar Power
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2022 – Present
Level Sports  ⟡  DTC Golf Products
Co-founder, Board Member  ⟡  2022 – Present

Investor / Advisor

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

Exits

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

Other Startup Investments

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

Venture Fund Investments

MHS Capital  ⟡  Early-Stage
Limited Partner  ⟡  2011 – Present
Hack VC  ⟡  Early-Stage
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 advisor & early investor at: Thumbtack, Apartment List, ConsumerAffairs, Udemy, and SmartAsset.Denis lives in Puerto Rico and has a philosophy degree from UC Berkeley.

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