Joining Foundation Capital as an EIR

I love building technology products because if you look carefully, you can glean pieces of the future. It’s thrilling to push boundaries of what’s possible to create something new.

At Salesforce I built products that transform the way people work. Customers use Salesforce for managing sales process, marketing campaigns and patient records, convenient customer support and multiple other use cases that often surprise even the Salesforce product team. It was a thrill to elevate an amazing platform to the next level with Einstein — the Salesforce AI layer. Customers can automate tedious tasks, get relevant recommendations and predictions and discover the right information at the right time. Eager to explore new AI ideas, I left Salesforce in June.

Before Salesforce we built Parable, a creative photo network. I’m most proud of building Parable because it was an exercise in creativity and scrappiness. Parable design won accolades and in Mid 2015, Parable was bought by Samsung.

This month, I joined Foundation Capital as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Foundation is one of the best VC firms in the world having invested in companies such as Netflix, Lending Club, MobileIron, AdRoll and Chegg.

As an EIR at Foundation I’ll be spending part of my time alongside Joanne Chen and Ashu Garg helping portfolio companies to scale focusing on enterprise AI, consumer mobile, and marketplaces. I’m also exploring new ideas and meeting fantastic people along the way. Stay tuned! I’ll be working from the Foundation Menlo Park office most days. Couple of days each week I’ll be in the San Francisco office.

If you have an enterprise AI, consumer mobile or marketplace startup that you think Foundation should fund — drop me a line at nburina@foundationcap.com.