Meet the Team


FOUNDER

Scott Birnbaum

Scott is the founder of Red Sea Ventures. He combines 15 years of entrepreneurial experience including his time as co-founder of EPOK, an early cloud-based enterprise solution launched in 2001. He has experience as a corporate attorney at White & Case and digital media expertise developed at CBS Local where he focused on strategy and business development.

Scott is a member of the board of Seeds of Peace, a founding member of Young Leadership Committee (YLC) and served as chairman of the YLC board. Scott is the recipient of the Young Peace Maker Award for his outstanding leadership in and dedication to supporting the mission of Seeds of Peace and the YLC.

Scott grew up in Paris and attended Georgetown University and Fordham law school.


PRINCIPAL

Jason Fiedler

Jason brings to early-stage investing a combination of experience as a startup founder, VC-backed operator, growth-stage institutional investor, and angel investor.

In early 2013, Jason joined Uber in San Francisco where he launched and managed three of Uber's first 100 market launches. Prior to Uber, Jason spent two years at Insight Venture Partners as an investment analyst focused on growth-stage internet and software. Jason began his career in startups as a college Senior, co-founding Splash.FM, a social music discovery platform.

Jason graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and received the Frederick H. Gloeckner award in Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School. Jason was awarded Forbes 30 under 30 for Venture Capital in 2018.


VENTURE PARTNER

Paul Strachman

Paul graduated with a BSC/MSC in engineering from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in France and a MSC in finance and economics from the London School of Economics.

In 2002, Paul joined Bain & co. In his three year tenure, Paul focused on CPG and retail companies where he led both turnaround and growth projects. In 2005, Paul left France to pursue his MBA at the Stanford graduate school of business, where he graduated in 2007.

After Stanford, Paul moved to NY to join Equinox, where he led strategy for over five years. For the past few years, Paul has been an active angel investor in NYC and SF; he sits on several boards and serves as a mentor at future labs at NYU Tandon and StartX.