• DIEGO BERDAKIN

    • INVESTOR

    • ENTREPRENEUR

    • ACADEMIC

Co-Founder/Founding Investor

Re/Done

Founding Investor

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Weaving Capital

Founding Investor

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  • Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts

    CoursesCNTV 499 & 474

Investment Portfolio

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  • Dropbox
    Dropbox
  • Netshoes
    NetShoes
  • FlipKart
    FlipKart
  • SMS-Assist_2
    SMS Assist
  • Uber
    Uber
  • Postmates
    Postmates
  • Nasty-Gal
    Nasty Gal
  • Munchery
    Munchery
  • GoEuro
    GoEuro
  • Whisper
    Whisper
  • Represent.com
    Represent
  • Lauchrock.com
    Launchrock
  • Fullscreen
    Fullscreen
  • Bigframe
    BigFrame
  • TigerText
    Tigertext
  • Tidepool
    Tidepool
  • 12Society
    12Society
  • LookIO
    look.io
  • MoviePass
    moviepass
  • CoinDesk
    Coin Desk
  • Ring
    Ring
  • Cargomatic
    Cargomatic
  • Reserve
    Reserve
  • Ebbu
    Ebbu
  • HelloTech
    HelloTech
  • Hacker1
    HackerOne
  • Salted
    Salted
  • GuavaPass
    Guava Pass
  • Ledge
    Ledge
  • PineapplePoker
    Pineapple Poker

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Bio

Disclaimer: Not sure who cares… but I am often asked for this so here it is

Diego Berdakin is an entrepreneur, investor and professor.

He is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California where he has been teaching since 2012. He teaches two classes: CNTV 474 and 499. Both are focused on undergraduate and graduate students across the cinema and business school. In 2015 Diego was a finalist for the Steven J. Sample Teaching Award at USC.

He is also the founder of several consumer internet companies including BeachMint, the Santa Monica based social commerce company he co-founded in July 2010 with Josh Berman. Beachmint was backed by New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, Accel, Anthem, Scale & Goldman Sachs. Conde Nast acquired majority ownership of Beachmint in the summer of 2014. Diego was also a founding partner at FabFitFun, a women’s media an ecommerce company, Re/Done a vertical ecommerce company, iEscrow an online payment processor and escrow company, and Weaving Capital a Palo Alto based public investment group.

Prior to this, Diego was the Executive Vice President and co-head of News Corporation’s Slingshot Labs — which was the digital R&D arm of Newscorp. In this role, Diego was co-head of the incubator responsible for product, strategy and marketing. During his tenure at Newscorp he built standalone companies for MySpace, Fox and the Wall Street Journal.

Diego is also an investor in several notable companies including: Dropbox, Uber, FlipKart, NastyGal, Munchery, Whisper, GoEuro, Postmates, Ring.com, HackerOne and Represent.com. Diego holds a bachelors of science from Northwestern University in Political Science where his focus was campaigning on the social web.