Ash Fontana

Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners

Ash launched Zetta Venture Partners – the first venture capital fund focused on intelligent systems – with Mark Gorenberg. The firm has $185M under management and invested in 21 companies. Ash is a board member of and lead investor in companies such as Kaggle, Domino Data Lab, Crate, Invenia, Clearbit and Tractable.
Before Zetta, Ash started the money side of AngelList – the most successful startup investing platform in the world – launching online investing, managing $130M over more than 250 funds, creating the first startup ‘index fund’ and curating investment opportunities across 500,000 companies. He also ran special projects like AngelList’s expansion into Europe and the UK.
Ash previously co-founded Topguest, a Founders Fund-backed company that built customer analytics technology for companies like IHG, United and Caesars Entertainment. Topguest sold in an 8 figure transaction 18 months after the company was founded.
He started his professional career at Macquarie Capital, where he was a top-ranked analyst in private equity, investment banking and equity research.