Investing in the Exceptional

  • Partner: Trunk Club

  • Partner: iD Tech

  • Partner: Machine Zone

We’re valued capital partners to leading companies and entrepreneurs at the forefront of change. We focus on the long-term and invest on behalf of our team and strategic individuals.

Partner: Trunk Club

Partner: iD Tech

Partner: Machine Zone

Investing in Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Ongoing change surrounds us. New markets, products, businesses and customers constantly emerge. We work with talented entrepreneurs leading this change.

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Change Drivers
  • Entrepreneurs

    We look for entrepreneurs who share common principles with us:

    • Chart One's Own Path

      People who seek to lead, be bold, and think differently.

    • Build Deep Relationships

      People who want to work with others they like, respect, trust and can learn from.

    • Be Selective and Committed

      Choose wisely and see it through.

    • Pursue Passion and Fun

      Do it for the love of it and the results will follow.

    • Have a Long-term Orientation

      Take the long view and build something to last.

    • Be Great

      Endeavor to excel in every physical, verbal, and mental action.

  • Change Drivers

    Change is everywhere and drives our investing activities.

    • Behavioral

      Consumer behavior changes driven by socio-economic status, education, employment, media & cultural influences.

    • Social

      Changing cultural norms, new subcultures, communities & groups, emerging trends.

    • Demographic

      Aging population, racial & ethnic group shifts, diverging income levels.

    • Technological

      Mobile, Internet, greater communications, offline to online, ease of information access.

Entrepreneurs

We look for entrepreneurs who share common principles with us:

  • Chart One's Own Path

    People who seek to lead, be bold, and think differently.

  • Build Deep Relationships

    People who want to work with others they like, respect, trust and can learn from.

  • Be Selective and Committed

    Choose wisely and see it through.

  • Pursue Passion and Fun

    Do it for the love of it and the results will follow.

  • Have a Long-term Orientation

    Take the long view and build something to last.

  • Be Great

    Endeavor to excel in every physical, verbal, and mental action.

Change Drivers

Change is everywhere and drives our investing activities.

  • Behavioral

    Consumer behavior changes driven by socio-economic status, education, employment, media & cultural influences.

  • Social

    Changing cultural norms, new subcultures, communities & groups, emerging trends.

  • Demographic

    Aging population, racial & ethnic group shifts, diverging income levels.

  • Technological

    Mobile, Internet, greater communications, offline to online, ease of information access.

Investing as Partners

Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and operating executives has one goal: 
to provide exceptional support so that our entrepreneurs can build something exceptional.

  • Team
  • Working Together
      • Bryan

      • Edward

      • Matthew

      • Paul

      • Tiffany

      • Eff

      • Gavyn

      • John

      • Thomas

      • Chip

      • Howard

      • Wallace

  • We help our partner companies build businesses that last.

    • People

      Help recruit top quality management, board members and advisors from our network.

    • Advice

      Operating, strategic and financial. Guidance and best practices from working with leading companies. Help maximize value in financing and M&A transactions.

    • Relationships

      Help facilitate access to new customers, suppliers, vendors, strategic partners. Best practices from other portfolio company teams.

    • Owner Mindset

      Our capital comes from individuals who add value as partners. Patient investors seeking longterm wins, not short term hits.

Team

  • Bryan Kelly

    Managing Partner, Co-Founder

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    Bryan is a Managing Partner and founder of Anthos. Previously, Bryan worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Division and Equity Derivatives group.

    Bryan received a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and a J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller scholar.

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  • Edward Wilson

    Investment Professional

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    Edward is an Associate at Anthos. Previously, Edward started BlueRock Capital, a real estate consulting firm based in Seattle focused on evaluating distressed debt and development. Prior to that, he was vice president at Greenside, a sustainable development and consulting firm based in Malibu.

    Edward received a Masters in Real Estate Development and Finance from Columbia University and a BA from Occidental College in both Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Neuroscience.

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  • Matthew Goodyear

    Investment Professional

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    Matthew is an Associate at Anthos. He received a B.S in Biomechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Matthew was enthusiastically involved in the entrepreneurial community as a Mayfield Fellow and co-president of the Business Association of Entrepreneurial Students (BASES).

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  • Paul Farr

    Managing Partner, Co-Founder

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    Paul is a Managing Partner and founder of Anthos. Previously, Paul was with Summit Partners, a leading global private equity fund. Earlier in his career, he was an associate in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised and financed companies in the telecom, media, healthcare, and consumer products industries.

    Paul received a B.Com. in Finance from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club Foundation.

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  • Tiffany Li

    Investment Professional

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    Tiffany is an Associate at Anthos. She received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, during which she interned for Anthos Capital, led Stanford Marketing, and enjoyed writing for campus publications and volunteering with local veteran’s organizations.

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  • Eff Martin

    Co-Founder

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    Eff is a founder of Anthos. Previously, Eff was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co. where he led the firm’s investment banking coverage of many of the most prominent technology companies, including Adobe Systems, Agilent Technologies, Apple Computer, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems. He was involved in the early stages of the firm’s High Technology effort and provided guidance to many emerging growth companies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Eff was a Managing Director at Dean Witter Reynolds.

    Eff received a B.A. and an M.S. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Eff serves on the Board of Regents of Pepperdine University and the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony. He is active in a variety of community organizations and is an elder at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

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  • Gavyn Davies

    Co-Founder

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    Gavyn is a founder of Anthos, a founder of Prisma Capital Partners, a $11 billion fund of hedge funds, Chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management, a $3 billion macro asset manager, and a founder of Active Private Equity in the UK. Previously, Gavyn was Chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the UK. Prior to that, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was the firm’s Chief Economist and Chairman of the Global Investment Research Department. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was an economic advisor to the British Government.

    Gavyn was educated at St. John’s College in Cambridge and did his postgraduate research at Balliol College in Oxford.

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  • John Hagerty

    Co-Founder

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    John is a founder of Anthos, and a Partner of Healey Development, a private investment management firm. Previously, John spent nearly 20 years in a career in Investment Banking with Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. His area of focus was in Leveraged Finance in which he held roles in origination and management, responsible for raising billions of dollars of capital for clients in the below investment grade arena globally across loan, bond, and mezzanine products. These transactions related to client activity in the arenas of Leveraged Buyouts, Corporate Acquisitions and Recapitalizations as well as Growth Capital. At Salomon Brothers, he headed the High Yield Capital Markets desk. At Merrill Lynch, John headed the High Yield Capital Markets desk and also oversaw Loan Capital Markets and the Private Placement Group. He was Head of the Leveraged Finance Operating Committee and was a member of the Mezzanine Investment Committee, and the Debt Markets Commitment Committee.

    John received a B.A. from Williams College.

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  • Thomas Healey

    Co-Founder

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    Tom is a founder of Anthos, a founder of Prisma Capital Partners, a $11 billion fund of hedge funds, and a founder of FIA Timber Partners, a $750 million timberland real estate fund. Previously, Tom was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he created the Real Estate Capital Markets and Pension Services groups. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance under former President Ronald Reagan. Prior to that, he was head of Corporate Finance at Dean Witter Reynolds. Tom is currently a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

    Tom received a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Tom serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Board of Directors of Georgetown University, the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, and is involved with several other non-profit institutions, including the Trustees of Reservations in Boston, the Maryknoll Missionaries, and Morristown Memorial Health Foundation.

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  • Chip Adams

    Special Advisor

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    Chip is a Special Advisor to Anthos. Chip is Chief Performance Officer and a board member of Under Armour. He founded Rosewood Capital, a leading consumer private equity firm with investments in Under Armour, Anna’s Linens, 3 Day Blinds, Cobalt Boats, Noah’s Bagels, and Jamba Juice, among others. Prior to the formation of Rosewood, he was a Partner with Smith Barney’s venture capital division, First Century Partners. He began his career at Bain & Company, where he focused on the Consumer Products and Services sectors. At Bain, Chip was one of the founders of Fanueil Investments, the predecessor to Bain Capital.

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  • Howard Behar

    Special Advisor

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    Howard is a Special Advisor to Anthos. He is the former President and a current board member of Starbucks Corporation, where he led operations beginning in 1989, growing retail operations from the Pacific Northwest across the country and internationally. Howard is also the author of It’s Not About the Coffee, which outlines the principles he followed to help Starbucks maintain its unique culture as the business scaled exponentially.

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  • Wallace Hawley

    Special Advisor

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    Wally is a Special Advisor to Anthos. Previously, Wally was the co-founder and General Partner of InterWest Partners, one of the first venture capital firms in the country. Since raising InterWest’s first fund in 1979, Wally has played a formative role in the success of more than 200 companies. Prior to founding InterWest, Wally was president of SHV North America Holding Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of a Netherlands corporation and a consultant with McKinsey and Company in their San Francisco and Amsterdam Offices.

    Wally received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Wally serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research and is a guest lecturer at Stanford Business School.

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Working Together

We help our partner companies build businesses that last.

  • People

    Help recruit top quality management, board members and advisors from our network.

  • Advice

    Operating, strategic and financial. Guidance and best practices from working with leading companies. Help maximize value in financing and M&A transactions.

  • Relationships

    Help facilitate access to new customers, suppliers, vendors, strategic partners. Best practices from other portfolio company teams.

  • Owner Mindset

    Our capital comes from individuals who add value as partners. Patient investors seeking longterm wins, not short term hits.

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