Who We Are

Xplorer Capital is an early-stage, global technology investment firm based in Silicon Valley, California. Xplorer seeks out and invests in visionary entrepreneurs that are creating world-class, market leading companies by utilizing next generation technologies and disruptive business models. With the ability to fund companies across all stages from seed to growth, Xplorer Capital backs entrepreneurs with novel ideas and technologies that have the ability to transform companies and industries on a global basis. The Xplorer Capital team consists of seasoned entrepreneurs and executives who have founded and operated global technology companies, and thus are able to support entrepreneurs as they build globally successful companies.

The team is currently seeking and funding companies active in diverse technology capabilities some of which are listed below:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Robotic Automation
  • Industry 4.0 Automation
  • Autonomous Machines
  • Industrial IoT / Connected Devices
  • Big data / Deep Learning
  • Health Tech

Current and Previous Investments

Canvas technology Cargomatic Peloton Talech Zuno Medical SpaceIQ Fiscal Note Left Hand Robotics Uber Alibaba Group ModBot Gofactory Zoox Savioke Area17 Afero Any Road Bigfoot Enhatch SVG Media

Meet the Team

Xplorer Capital is comprised of seasoned investors and operators from the technology space. The team has led, founded, built and invested in technology companies from the ground up and are uniquely positioned to help scale promising companies into the global markets.

Keith Nilsson

Managing Partner

Keith has 25 years experience in venture, corporate and private equity technology investing and M&A, and has led 60+ deals worth more than $25 billion in transaction value, including Alibaba, Overture, Flickr and others.

Keith was previously a partner at the private equity firm TPG, and a senior executive at Yahoo!. He also previously held management and investing roles at Intel, Alex Brown, and Bankers Trust.

Jonathan McQueen

Managing Partner

Jonathan has 25 years experience in emerging technologies and start-ups. He's a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits and an expert in Lean processes, autonomous machines and remote systems.

Jonathan was previously CEO of Amber Composites, an executive at Qualcomm, and an engineer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

David Glickman

Venture Partner

David has 25 years experience as a start-up entrepreneur and technology executive. He has worked at several leading Silicon Valley technology companies, from Apple, Kontiki, Motricity among others. He also co-founded Lively, an elder care IoT technology company.

David Clark

Strategic Advisor

David is currently director of Strategic Development at Kittyhawk. His previous roles include head of external affairs for Uber, and head of Astronaut Relations at Virgin Galactic. David is a forward thinker and futurist. We are thrilled to have David's thought leadership as a strategic advisor to the Xplorer Fund.

Richard Holland

Strategic Advisor

Richard has 30 years experience in supply chain, manufacturing and for the past 15 years a focus on lean implementation. He currently is Managing Director of TRB Lightweight Structures. Richard has held previous roles as a Managing Director of TBM Consulting Group, one of the premier consultancies for Lean processes. Prior to that, Richard managed a number of large scale manufacturing roles for leading CPG companies from Goodrich Aerospace, Amana, Maytag and Perkins. Richard helps advise Xplorer companies on their Lean processes, and scaleable manufacturing processes for hardware oriented start-ups.

Neima Keivan

Technical Advisor

Nima is CTO and co-founder of Canvas Technology, and one of the thought leaders on areas of artificial intelligence and autonomous solutions. He has held previous roles at Google and Toyota's Autonomous Driving group. Nima helps evaluate AI-oriented technology solutions for the Xplorer Fund.