twitter @john_frankel

  • Excited for the launch of the @Indiegogo iPhone app. Nice to see @ChooseMuse Indiegogo campaign page highlighted
  • Live tweeting watching Sharknado 2: he jumped the shark!
  • Live tweeting watching Sharknado 2: applause on landing
  • Live tweeting watching Sharknado 2: Finn is piloting the plane "clear the runway. I am coming in hot!"
  • Live tweeting watching Sharknado 2: no oxygen masks on the plane. So unrealistic
  • Live tweeting watching Sharknado 2
  • In 2012 alone the Gaza tunnels cost the lives of 160 Palestinian children who were turned into slaves and buried
  • @dirkwyckoff The human body is funny.
  • @shadabIs Is your indignation against Jews selective, or do you cry out when Arabs and Muslims kill their own?
  • 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech #woman hater
John Frankel, Partner

John Frankel is the founding partner of ff Venture Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, and has been an early-stage investor since late 1999.  John was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologies, which was purchased by AOL in December 2007, and in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ), which had a successful IPO in March 2011. John currently serves on the boards of 500px, Adcade, Appy Couple, Bottlenose, Cardflight, ClearPath Immigration, CoPromote, Distil Networks, Estify, InteraXon, Milkster, Moveline, Mulu,, Tackk, Unikey, and VolunteerSpot.

Prior to founding ffVC in 2008, John worked at Goldman Sachs for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering, and capital markets.  In particular, he established Goldman’s Cayman offshore administration business, their London global custody business, and reengineered their global prime brokerage business. In capital markets, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading hedge funds, and developed a keen understanding of portfolio risk/return management. He started his business career in London with Arthur Anderson in the audit and insolvency divisions.  John earned a Master of Arts from New College, Oxford where he studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Logic, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

John is a frequent keynote speaker and has appeared in leading publications such as BBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Business Insider, CNBC, GigaOM, The San Francisco Chronicle, TechCrunch, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Xconomy.