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Paul Bragiel is back with a new venture firm

TechCrunch TechCrunch 20/05/2016 Connie Loizos

Paul Bragiel, the venture capitalist who made an unsuccessful run at qualifying for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as lone member of the Colombian cross-country ski team, is forming a new, San Francisco-based venture firm with his brother, Dan. According to an SEC filing, they are targeting $10 million for their debut effort. The outfit is called Bragiel Brothers.

We’ve reached out to Paul Bragiel and will update this post if/when we learn more.

The CEO of  brothers previously cofounded I/O Ventures, a six-year-old seed fund based in San Francisco. Paul has also served as cofounder and advisor to two farther flung venture funds: Golden Gate Ventures, which focuses on opportunities in Southeast Asia, and Nairobi-based Savannah Fund, established four years ago to zero in on founders in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A third I/O Ventures cofounder, Ashwin Navin, meanwhile is CEO of  Samba TV, a publisher of smart TV apps and analysis. Aber Whitcomb, a cofounder and the the CTO of Social Gaming Network, also lists himself as an early and continuing partner at I/O Ventures.

I/O Ventures hasn’t been terribly active in recent years (judging by CrunchBase data, anyway), but it has made some newer bets, including on Open Listings, a two-year-old, L.A.-based self-service platform for individuals wanting to buy a home without an agent.

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