Failure is not
an option

This ethos drives our investing philosophy: devotion to founders of audacious pursuits

Entrepreneur-Centered Investing

At the heart of Inspiration Ventures are General Partners Gady Nemirovsky and Robert Fanini
Photography: Karen Santos

With a combined 30 years of experience in starting, scaling, and operationalizing start-ups, Gady and Robert invest in early-stage ventures, delivering big returns for investors by relentlessly supporting entrepreneurs at every phase of the journey. For Inspiration Ventures, backing founders isn’t about offering up lip service or signing a check and walking away, it’s about delivering brutally honest guidance through compassionate criticism and collaboration. From early funding in Buffer and UserTesting to more recent investments in DailyPay, the team is committed to investor success through dedication to fearless founders.

Gady Nemirovsky

Gady Nemirovsky

GENERAL PARTNER

Gady has over 20 years of experience, including 10 years as founder and CEO of Sonnet Financial and Adzaar. Prior to Sonnet, Gady held senior positions at AlterEgo Networks and C*ATS Software, and began his career as an institutional funds manager at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Gady serves as director or advisor on several corporate boards including UserTesting, Caban Systems, 'nuffsaid, Preciate, DailyPay, and OneEleven. Gady received dual degrees in electrical engineering and finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and The Wharton School of Business, respectively, where he graduated with honors.
Robert Fanini

Robert Fanini

GENERAL PARTNER

Over the last 30 years Robert has gained a wealth of operational experience as the founder and CEO of startup companies from initial concept through venture funding to successful exit. Eight in total, the most successful includes: Capital Technologies, sys admin consulting; Foglight Software, IT performance management software; SiteROCK US / SiteROCK KK, network managed service providers in the US / Japan; and GroundWork, open source IT management solution. Robert's operational experience is offered to all portfolio companies as he serves as director or advisor on several corporate boards including Buffer, Reactful, GoodBoy Studios, Polymer, BSPK and Gladly. Robert is a graduate of the UC, Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.