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We are founders who invest in entrepreneurs building the next generation of world-changing technology companies.

As company builders and operators ourselves, we provide expertise and guidance along the journey from our own experience, in addition to capital. We are focused on the earliest stages of company formation from an idea through Series A.

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“From product roadmaps to hiring, Jim and Breakpoint helped me transform each task from something scary to something I felt confident attacking.”

Dan Sack
Co-founder, CEO
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“The Breakpoint operating playbook works: proven methods to develop strategy, hire great workers, and establish clear product/market fit”

Kevin Weatherman
ceo
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“Jim has been extremely helpful to us as we’ve faced the scale challenges inherent in a high growth, high velocity marketing business”

Brian Long
CO-FOUNDER, CEO
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Our Portfolio

Breakpoint has been deeply involved incubating these businesses from the idea stage, marrying capital and founding team to turn a concept into a company:

founded
2019
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Dan Sack

MAX is a next generation mobile advertising platform for publishers to power monetization for the world’s mobile first content. MAX was founded in 2017 and was acquired by AppLovin in 2018. MAX forms the basis of AppLovin’s mobile publisher strategy to this day.

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founded
2019
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Kevin Weatherman

Facet is a data visualization platform that allows users to explore their streaming revenue data without writing complex SQL queries or waiting for reports. Facet was started through a purchase of assets from Snap in 2019. Facet has raised $7mm in Seed funding.

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founded
2019
ceo
Jim Payne

While MoPub precedes the creation of Breakpoint Capital’s studio, MoPub’s operating playbook forms the backbone of our approach. MoPub was founded by Jim in 2010, raised $20mm from Accel Partners, and was acquired by Twitter for $350mm pre-IPO in 2013.

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Early-Stage Investments

In addition to our incubated businesses highlighted above, Breakpoint invests in martech, fintech, enterprise software and data infrastructure:

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Growth Opportunities Fund

Breakpoint also has recently launched Breakpoint Capital Acquisition Corp I as a growth-stage vehicle to accelerate founding teams who are post-Series B and beyond. This blank check vehicle, when approved, will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BPCA.

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Our Team

Jim Payne
General Partner, Breakpoint Capital

Founder and CEO of MoPub, acquired by Twitter in 2013 for $350mm. Launched Breakpoint Capital as an evergreen investment company in 2017. Jim incubated MAX (acquired by AppLovin) and FacetData as Chairman, and led investments in Attentive Mobile, InfluxData, Matter, BrightHire and others. Prior to MoPub and Breakpoint Capital, Jim was a product manager at Google. Jim has a BS Computer Science from MIT.

Jack Kern
Principal, Breakpoint Capital

Jack is a seasoned business development and operations professional, who led business development for MoPub (acquired by Twitter) and MAX (acquired by AppLovin) working with Jim. After MAX, Jack joined The Trade Desk to lead their connected TV efforts. Jack joined Breakpoint Capital in 2019 and was focused on operations for Facet Data. Jack has a B.A in Business Management and a B.A in Psychology from Gettysburg College.

John Kuolt
CEO, Breakpoint Capital Acq Corp

John Kuolt is a successful entrepreneur and investor. From 2016 to 2020, John served as Managing Director, Partner and a member of the Global Investment Committee of BCG Digital Ventures, the corporate innovation, investment and incubation arm of Boston Consulting Group. During his tenure, BCG Digital Ventures launched over 100 new ventures with over 200 corporate partners, and grew to over 1,000 employees worldwide. John holds an M.B.A. from University of Oxford and a B.S. in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Micah Gantman
Venture Partner, Breakpoint Capital

Micah is a full-time employee at Snap, Inc. focused on partnerships to support Snap’s camera and AR initiatives, and platform products. He assists Breakpoint Capital’s incubation and investment operations and is an advisor to Facet Data. Micah held an executive position as VP of Strategy and Business Development at TUNE for over seven years driving adoption of innovative mobile marketing analytics technology and building the foundation of the mobile advertising ecosystem. Micah holds a B.A in Fine Arts and Design from Washington State University.

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Contact Us

Please drop us a line! We are based in NYC with offices in Los Angeles, and we would love to hear more about the company that you are building.

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