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Defy Welcomes “Sages” to the Team

We’re proud to announce two long-time friends of the firm who have joined us as Sages: Brian Lee and Sujal Patel. We have known and worked with both over the years and are excited to work even more closely with them as we build our portfolio.

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Tech Moves: Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel joins Bay Area VC firm; Wrench adds Redfin exec to boardPatel told GeekWire that he joined Defy in part to get exposure to a set of early-stage startups in the Bay Area.

Patel told GeekWire that he joined Defy in part to get exposure to a set of early-stage startups in the Bay Area.

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Early-stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

Defy, the early-stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the firm’s portfolio. Just don’t call them venture partners. Vassallo and Sequeira prefer…

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VC Corner Q+A: Trae Vassallo

Trae Vassallo is Co-founder and Managing Director of Defy, an early stage venture capital firm. She is an engineer, an entrepreneur, and an investor, and her passion is collaborating with the world’s best entrepreneurs. In addition to Defy, Trae is on the board of directors at Telstra, an international telecommunications company. Trae recently co-authored the study…

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Google Analytics for real estate?

In a bid to strengthen real estate marketing, Agentology’s new Insights Dashboard shows lead sources and more Agentology, a company that fields and vets leads, has launched a new dashboard feature that it describes as a Google Analytics-like information stream for real estate marketing campaigns.

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