Mike Abbott is the Co-Founder of Ascolta Ventures, LLC.  He is also Vice President of Engineering at Apple, Inc. Previously Mike was a General Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and focused on investments in the firm’s digital practice, helping entrepreneurs…


Daniel Bergeson is the Co-Founder of Ascolta Ventures, LLC.  Daniel has been active in the venture capital industry for over 25 years, both as a founder of a venture fund, counsel to various funds and as an investor. Daniel previously co-founded ASI Ventures…



Shauna Brill is the firm’s administrative director and brings energy and enthusiasm into all aspects of her position. She leads the firm’s marketing and communications efforts and endeavors to project the firm’s philosophy throughout various…


John Bergeson joined the firm in 2018 and focuses on investments in early stage companies, particularly AI-enabled applications. John also conducts market analyses for current portfolio companies as well as for potential new investment….


As Ascolta’s Finance Director Jan Zoccoli ensures the firm is operating effectively. Her responsibilities include finance, accounting, financial reporting and managing banking relationships.

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