I  Data Elite


     Office Locations:

680 Mission Street, Apt. 35B
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-866-3333



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Data Elite is Silicon Valley's first venture lab and early-stage fund focused on data sciences. Data Elite was founded by Tasso Argyros, founder of Aster Data which was sold to Teradata for $300M in 2011, as well as Stamos Venios, who has held M&A and investment positions with companies in Europe and Israel. Data Elite's three-month program provides top scientists and repeat entrepreneurs with the financial resources, customer network, and technical counsel to build and grow big data businesses. Data Elite will offer startups $50,000 for around 6 percent of the company, and a minimum of $100,000 as convertible note (but startups don't have to take this). Data Elite will take companies across all stages, but the founding teams need to have least five years of subject matter expertise around data, or proven success in a data-related field. The program lasts for three months, and the fund plans to back 5-10 companies.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Daphne Karamolegou Executive Assistant
    Eric Colson Advisor
    Jeff Magnusson Advisor
    Ken Rudin Advisor
    Sofia Grafanaki COO


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Ora Systems
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      Unravel Data
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