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About Michael Moe

Michael Moe is founder of GSV, a modern merchant bank that invests, advises, and partners with the fastest growing, most dynamic companies in the world… the Stars of Tomorrow. He serves as the CEO of GSV Asset Management.

GSV stands for Global Silicon Valley. While it is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, GSV was launched with the belief that the mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship has gone global.

Regarded as a preeminent authority on growth investing, Michael’s honors include Institutional Investor‘s “All American” research team and the Wall Street Journal‘s “Best on the Street” award. He was recognized by Business Week as, “one of the best stock pickers in the country.” In 2006, Michael authored the business best-seller Finding the Next Starbucks (Penguin Group), which has gone through three printings in five languages and has been lauded for its insights into investing in emerging growth companies. Michael published his second book in 2017, The Global Silicon Valley Handbook (Hachette), which highlights the the top innovation hubs around the World.

Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of Coursera (Observer), Course Hero, Class Dojo (Observer), Parchment (Observer), SharesPost, StormWind (Observer), and OZY Media.

Prior to starting GSV, Michael co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of ThinkEquity Partners, an asset management and investment banking firm focused on venture capital-backed and emerging growth companies. Before ThinkEquity, he held positions as Head of Global Growth Research at Merrill Lynch and Head of Growth Research and Strategy at Montgomery Securities. Michael earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

An enthusiastic and accomplished entrepreneur, Michael shares his expertise with a wide range of worthy organizations ranging from the Center for Education Reform to the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Member,
    CFA Society of San Francisco
  • Board of Directors Member—
    Center for Education Reform, SharesPost, Course Hero
  • Board Observer— 
Coursera, Parchment, OZY Media
  • BA in Political Science + Economics from the University of Minnesota
    CFA Charter holder

About Luben Pampoulov

Luben Pampoulov is co-founder and Partner of GSV Asset Management. Luben identified and led GSV’s early investments in Lyft, Spotify, Dropbox, Coursera, Lime, and Palantir. Prior to starting GSV, Luben was an Analyst at ThinkEquity Partners, an asset management and investment banking firm focusing on venture capital and emerging growth companies.

Based on his multinational background from Europe and the U.S., Luben offers unique perspective on some of the world’s most promising entrepreneurs and startups. His professional credentials are complemented by his experience as a world-class tennis player on the ATP Tour, and leading UCLA as its Captain and #1 player to win the NCAA Championship in 2005.

Throughout his career as a leader, builder, and investor in the global technology space, Luben has been deeply committed to strong leadership and authenticity, seeking to partner and support best-in-class entrepreneurs.

  • Investment Committee Member — ATP Tour, Inc.
  • National tennis champion, Austria + Bulgaria
  • NCAA tennis champion
  • BA in International Economics + Management from the University of California at Los Angeles

About Anita Rehman

Anita Rehman is Chief of Staff to the CEO at GSV Asset Management. Anita’s experience encompasses roles as an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to global companies in the Technology sector. Prior to GSV, she was an investment professional at Vantage Point Capital Partners and an investment consultant at The Three Cairns family office where she invested in early to growth stage technology companies across the Consumer, Enterprise and Energy sectors. Anita is also the founder of a vertically integrated plus size womenswear retail startup, an invaluable experience that contributes richly to the perspective she brings as an investor and advisor.

Anita is a distinguished graduate of Manipal Institute of Technology, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Following Manipal, Ms. Rehman graduated from the MSEE program at Stanford and later earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Anita is an experienced investor, entrepreneur and advisor. She is deeply interested in the intersection of technology and business and is passionate about working with exceptional people who turn unique ideas into extraordinary companies.

  • BSEE Manipal Institute of Technology
  • MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford
  • MBA from The Wharton School

About William Vastardis

Mr. Vastardis currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer for GSV Asset Management. He has worked with the firm on a consulting basis since 2011 in various capacities.

Mr. Vastardis worked in the fund administration industry since 1978 and was most recently Chairman of Conifer Financial Services and oversaw the global operations of the firm. Conifer, with $110 billion in assets under administration, was acquired by SS&C Technologies on December 15, 2016. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Vastardis was President and CEO of Vastardis Capital Services (founded in 2003) until its merger with The Conifer Group in 2014.

Mr. Vastardis is a graduate of Villanova University.