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Greg Martin

Founder and Managing Director
Greg

Greg Martin

Founder and Managing Director

MEET GREG

Greg Martin is our Founder and Managing Director. Prior to founding Archer, Greg was a partner with Redpoint Ventures for 11 years.  Greg is also co-founder and Chairman of BetheBeast, co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Nurocor Software, and sits on the boards of Sovrn and QMerit.  Greg was previously CEO of True(X) Media.

Previously, Greg led and exited investments in TrueCar (TRUE), 2U (TWOU), SquareTrade (sold to AllState), Shopkick (sold to SK Telecom), True(X) Media (sold to Fox), Yodlee (YDLE), Networks in Motion (sold to TSYS), Alacra (sold to Opus Global), TelASIC Communications (sold to MTI), Simula Labs (sold to Exist Labs), Webvisible (sold to The Berry Company) and Akana Software (sold to RogueWave). Greg was also actively involved with Redpoint’s investment in MySpace (sold to NEWS).

In addition to his role at Archer, Greg is Founder and Managing Director of Liquid Stock, LP, a liquidity alternative for owners of private shares, which often works with Archer to create liquidty solutions. He is also  co-owner of Rainmaker Securities, a merchant bank focused on private securities transactions. Greg is a Carter Scholar from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Greg has never seen an infomercial he didn’t like.

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John Hadl

John Hadl

Managing Director
John Hadl

John Hadl

Managing Director

MEET JOHN

John Hadl is a Managing Director. Prior to Archer, John was at US Venture Partners where he has attribution for over $60 million of invested capital with 3.3x gross MOIC over his five year tenure.  John has also advised and made angel investments in successful companies such as  Admob (acquired by Google), Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Neven Vision (acquired by Google), Millennial Media (IPO), Savings.com (acquired by Cox), JumpTap (acquired by Millennial Media), GoPro (IPO), MedioSystems (acquired by Nokia), nToggle (acquired by Magnite) and SessionM (acquired by Mastercard).

Prior to USVP, John was the founder and CEO of Brand in Hand (acquired by FRWD in 2010). He and his team advised on or executed initiatives for major brand marketers like P&G, Coke, American Express, General Mills, Lions Gate Studios, and Best Buy. Advertising Age named John as one of its distinguished 40 Under 40 executives. John started his career as an associate at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  John holds a JD from the New York University School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Irvine. John has never seen a scary movie and never will.

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George Bell

Senior Partner
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George Bell

Senior Partner

MEET GEORGE

George Bell is a Senior Partner. Over an 11 year period, George was with General Catalyst Partners as a Managing Director, and then an Executive in Residence.  George is a 30-year veteran of creating and growing consumer-facing and software businesses with over $7.5bn in exits.

George was President and CEO of Jumptap, a General Catalyst portfolio company, which sold to Millennial Media (NYSE: MM). George was also President and CEO of Upromise, a General Catalyst portfolio company, sold to Sallie Mae. He is former chairman and CEO of Excite and Excite@Home – Excite was one of the earliest search engines, for which he led the IPO in April, 1997; founder of The Outdoor Life Network (now NBC Sports Network); former Board Chair, Harris Interactive, sold to Nielsen; and former SVP of Times Mirror Magazines, overseeing titles such as SKI and Field & Stream.

George has written and spoken on digital media regularly over the years, appearing on CNBC as a regular guest in the early chapters of the internet, He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for California and New England; and a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer and writer of documentaries on adventure, wildlife, and vanishing cultures. In addition, George was lead director of Care.com (sold to IAC) September 2020; and board member at Angie’s List (sold to IAC) 2017; and is currently a board member at John Wiley & Son’s (NYSE: JW-B). George is a board member at Trust for Public Land and SquashBuasters.  George has done Bikram yoga for 20 years and is still stiff.

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Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser

Principal
Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser

Principal

MEET RYAN

Ryan Fraser is a Principal.  Leveraging eight years of experience in secondary investing, Ryan is primarily responsible for sourcing and executing new investment opportunities and managing existing portfolio companies.  Previously, Ryan was a Vice President at North Sky Capital on the impact secondaries team, where he led transactions across the edtech, agtech, and healthcare sectors. Earlier in his career, Ryan was part of the investment team at SightLine Partners, making secondary direct investments in venture-backed healthcare companies.

Ryan holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a BA from Michigan State University. Ryan can recite pi to the 100th decimal, if you stay awake.

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