Safa Rashtchy is the founder and Managing Partner of Think + Ventures, a thesis-based and research-drivenearly-stage fund in Silicon Valley. Safa has been a Silicon Valley investor, advisors, and board member for over 15 years and has invested in over 60 companies. His investments include Bina Technologies (acquired by Roach), Tubi.tv (acquired by Fox Media), Nimble VR (acquired by Facebook), and several other exists.Safa is an advisor/board observer to Snapwire, Spry Health, Axgen, and Contilio. His thesis on consumer value proposition and market-driven investments have been at the core of Think + Ventures. Safa pioneered the concept of “Teen Focus Groups” for internet and online trends and has continued his mission to encouragecompanies to get close to their customer and to listen to them. Safa has worked with and advised numerous public companies during his Wall Street years, including Google, Alibaba, Netflix, Yahoo, and others. From 1997 until 2007, Safa was a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray and Company. He led the firm’s expansion efforts in the Internet industry and its expansion to China, as well as active involvement with leading Internet and technology companies.Safa enjoyed top ranking and recognition from Wall Street, including three consecutive years of the prestigious Institutional Investor (II) ranking, as well as top rankings for stock picks and earnings estimates. In 2007, Safa was named the Investment Analyst of the Year and received the 2007 New Economy Award from iResearch in China. In 2002, Safa was named to The Wall Street Journal’s ”Best on the Street” analyst survey and was also a winner in Institutional Investor magazine’s “Home Run Hitters of 2001ʺ top stock pickers list.