Gil Penchina is a serial entrepreneur, super angel and Partner at Ridge Ventures. He was an angel in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin, Civic, EOS, Simple Token and was actually an angel investor in the first crypto currency startup, Paypal in 1999.
Gil is an advisor to Polymath, Simple Token, Bluezelle, Pryze and many others,
And was the founder of Flight.vc the largest crowd funding organization with over 5,000 angel investors.
Previously he was a co-founder of Fastly, CEO of Wikia, (a top 50 website) and was a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay. Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two small technology companies.
In addition, Gil has been an active angel investor in over 200 companies including firms such as Dollar Shave Club, Cruise Automotive, Linkedin, Paypal, AngelList, AltSchool, eShares, Wealthfront, Indiegogo, and many others.
He has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Kellogg.