By Roxane Googin, Chief Futurist, Group 11 and Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11

Someday a human being, named perhaps Fred White, may shoot a robot named Pete Something-or-other, which has come out of a General Electrics factory, and to his surprise see it weep and bleed. And the dying…

This transcript is a summary of Dovi Frances’ keynote at Group 11 August 2021 LP Event

Hi everyone. Dovi Frances here, General Partner at Group 11.

Consider this somewhat of an executive summary of many thought pieces I have released over the past few years along with our Chief Futurist…

You were the shadow to my light
Did you feel us?
Another star, you fade away
Afraid our aim is out of sight
Wanna see us alight
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Was it all in my fantasy?
Where are you now? …

I don’t believe in first impressions
For just this once I hope that looks don’t deceive
I ain’t got time for true confessions
I’ve got to make the move right now
Got to meet that girl somehow

Get it right the first time
That’s the main thing
I can’t afford to let…

“…What ya’ think all the guns is for?

All-purpose war, got the Rottweilers by the door

And I feed ’em powder so they can devour

The criminals tryin’ to drop my decimals…”

Warning, Notorious B.I.G, September 1993

Biggie’s Warning — Art by Alyah

Earlier this week I spoke with a young VC who was touting his…

By Michelle Chang, Senior Associate, Group 11

Today, Sunbit announced a $130MM Series D financing led by Group 11 with participation from previous investor Zeev Ventures, as well as new investors Migdal Group, Harel Group, AltaIR Capital, and More Investment House.

The round values the company at a $1.1BN post-money…

Almost five years ago, on July 7th 2016, Sunbit’s Co-Founder and CRO, Tal Riesenfeld, introduced me via email to Co-Founder and CEO Arad Levertov. We met a couple of weeks following that introduction at a small office in Westwood Los Angeles back then when breathing near others maskless was acceptable.

Today, Group 11 announced closing a $55MM Series B investment in Lili, the fastest growing mobile-app providing banking services for freelancers in the US. …

“Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am excited to announce today the first close of >$120mm for Group 11’s fifth FinTech fund.

Today’s announcement marks…

By Devon Morris, Partner, Group 11 and the Group 11 Team

Less than a year after Group 11’s initial investment, and only five months since the company’s Series B led by Scale Venture Partners, we are pleased to announce that Papaya Global has completed a $100MM Series C round led…

Dovi Frances

Dovi Frances is a financial services entrepreneur and founding partner of Group 11, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles, California.

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