Mr. Coté has extensive experience at the intersection of investing, lending, and technology. Prior to co-founding Dragnet Solutions in 2004, Mr. Coté was a portfolio manager for J & W Seligman & Co., a New York-based investment management firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management. Mr. Coté was part of the Technology Team which managed $18 billion in technology-focused mutual funds, and he led the sector team that analyzed and coordinated technology investments across all Seligman portfolios. He also chaired the investment committee that managed a $2 billion portfolio of venture capital and fund-to-fund investments.
Before joining Seligman, Mr. Coté spent 14 years in the banking industry financing technology companies. He started a merchant banking group offering services to technology companies at PNC in the Mid-Atlantic region, and was one of the co-founders of Comerica Bank’s technology lending group in Silicon Valley in 1991. He led the group’s expansion to Southern California in 1994.
Mr. Coté earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Economics from the University of Michigan. He received a Master of Business Administration Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Moore has over 18 years of experience in business development, sales, and management in the financial services, life science, aerospace, and military sectors, with an emphasis on advanced imaging technologies. At Dragnet, Mr. Moore’s responsibilities include helping banks, credit unions, AFS vendors, and other organizations model and implement real-time account screening and onboarding solutions for growing profits, entering new markets, and reducing risk.
Before joining Dragnet, Mr. Moore was the Cellular Imaging and Analysis Sales Leader for the Americas for PerkinElmer, a multi-billion dollar technology company focused in the business areas of human and environmental health.
Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.
Mr. Bennett has over 15 years of experience in high-tech marketing, helping innovative start-ups find their voice and market more effectively.
Before joining Dragnet, Mr. Bennett worked for a variety of start-ups in fields such as network security, email security, collaboration, data integration, and application performance management. Previously, he worked for Tumbleweed Communications, a provider of secure email solutions, and nCUBE, a provider of high-performance computing solutions.
Mr. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Pomona College. He has also studied economics and accounting at UC Berkeley Extension.
Mr. McClung joined Dragnet in 2005, bringing more than 18 years of product development experience. His technical expertise spans the areas of software architecture, computer vision, facial recognition, document imaging, image processing, and embedded systems.
Prior to Dragnet, Mr. McClung held engineering positions at Parker Hannifin, Eastman Kodak, and General Electric.
Mr. McClung holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville.
Mr. Ayers has more than 14 years of experience designing, developing, and supporting technology infrastructure in fast-paced environments.
Prior to joining Dragnet, Mr. Ayers was a developer and systems engineer at Charles Schwab & Co. He developed, supported and deployed applications across Schwab’s network of more than 300 branch locations.
Mr. Ayers received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Denver.
Mr. Krawczyk has more than 10 years of research experience. His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision, and machine learning.
Prior to Dragnet, Mr. Krawczyk held research positions at the Naval Research Laboratory, Cognitec Systems, Quantcast, and SoarTech.
Mr. Krawczyk holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Michigan State University.
DFJ Frontier invests in seed and early stage technology companies on the West Coast. The firm backs passionate entrepreneurs and provides business assistance, not just capital. DFJ Frontier is part of the DFJ Network, the most active venture capital organization on the planet. With offices in over 30 cities around the globe, the DFJ network has over $5 billion under management to fund extraordinary entrepreneurs.
Compass Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investments in emerging companies with innovative products or services addressing high-growth markets. Most of Compass’s portfolio companies also have strong intellectual property positions