Denis Grosz

serial entrepreneur
& tech investor

Current

Mechanism  ⟡  Startup Studio
Cofounder  ⟡  2018 – presentWe're hiring

Bold.org  ⟡  Scholarship Marketplace
Cofounder, Board Chairman  ⟡  2019 – presentWe're hiring

Pettable  ⟡  Virtual Pet Care
Cofounder, Board Chairman  ⟡  2020 – presentWe're hiring

Learner  ⟡  Tutoring Marketplace
Cofounder, Board Chairman  ⟡  2021 – 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  ⟡  2015 – presentRaised $28M  ⟡  2018We're hiring

Udemy  ⟡  Online-Course Marketplace
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2014 – presentRaised $50M  ⟡  2020We're hiring

ConsumerAffairs  ⟡  Consumer Reviews
Investor, Advisor  ⟡  2010 – presentWe're hiring

Thumbtack  ⟡  Local Services Marketplace
Investor, Advisor, Board Member  ⟡  2010 – 2019Raised $150M  ⟡  2019We're hiring

Exits

BestReviews  ⟡  Expert Product Reviews
Cofounder, 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 – present

Truepill  ⟡  Digital Healthcare Infrastructure
Investor  ⟡  2017 – present

Pipefy  ⟡  No-code Workflow Automation
Investor  ⟡  2018 – present

MHS Capital  ⟡  Early Stage VC
Limited Partner  ⟡  2011 – present

Organizations

YPO  ⟡  Young Presidents' Organization
Member  ⟡  2020 – present