In the 12-months, we have stood up a company, hired a world-class team, released an industry-leading piece of hardware, and signed a term sheet to fully fund our business plan. That’s the result of many factors, including extraordinarily hard work by every member of our team, but there’s no way we could have come anywhere close to that result without our board of directors.
Ira Ehrenpreis is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners; he led our Series A round. Ira has incredible hardware experience and has invested in a wide range of category-defining companies, including SpaceX and
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) where he still serves on the board of directors.
I am always talking with Ira. Always. He is constantly coming up with ideas and making introductions; to date, he has made more than 50 and we now track Ira’s introductions as a separate lead source in Salesforce. He has pushed us to do things that no enterprise company has done in their first year and — guess what — we did them.
Ira is also a great human being and he has dedicated his venture capital career to investments that not only deliver top-tier venture capital returns but also enable social, environmental, and economic improvement in the regions in which they operate. He has greatly influenced our own ESG efforts and our commitment as a company to have a positive impact on our community and society at large.
Previous to R‑Zero, I had a strong working relationship with Ira and knew he was incredibly hard-working and extremely committed to his companies but those adjectives grossly understate the impact he’s had on R‑Zero.
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