EARLY STAGE VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

GoPoint Ventures was founded to invest its principals’ capital alongside visionary entrepreneurs. We provide equity dollars and hands-on partnership to businesses nearing a growth inflection. The companies we support have outstanding leadership, strong market differentiation and a clear strategic plan. We help take your business to the next level.

Currently, we are focused on identifying opportunities in various sectors including B2B Software, Workflow Solutions, Climate Tech, Energy, Education and Consumer Content.

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what we do

CAPITAL

  • Provide growth capital across various industries
  • Provide follow-on capital as companies grow
  • Prefer to lead investment rounds

FOCUS

  • Focus efforts on a limited number of businesses

  • Seek companies that are nearing a growth inflection 

  • Improve success through active involvement

COLLABORATION

  • Partner with best-in-class entrepreneurs
  • Leverage partners’ 40+ years of combined experience as operators and shareholders
  • Contribute valuable insight, connections and advice

Who we are

David Zusman, Managing Partner (Left) and Andrew Heyman, Partner (Right)

David Zusman and Andrew Heyman became childhood friends when they were five years old while playing on the same Northern Virginia soccer team in 1980. David attended the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and Andrew attended Cornell University and Harvard Law School. They both ended up in New York City in the early 2000s and soon began collaborating on investments in public and private markets. In 2010, they launched Talara Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in real assets as well as technology and business services across supply chains. Talara has invested over $1 billion in both established growth opportunities and de novo companies. David and Andrew recently formed GoPoint Ventures to invest in select early stage companies and actively advise founders as they grow their business. 

Previously, David was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners and Managing Director at North Sound Capital. He started his career at Credit Suisse. He is also the Co-founder of the We Are All Music Foundation.  On weekends, David and his wife are usually cheering on their two daughters at soccer games, gymnastics activities, or piano recitals.  David can also often be found at the piano or mixing console in his recording studio, writing or producing songs.

Previously, Andrew was a Managing Director at MLH Capital. He started his career at Goldman Sachs. Andrew likes to be outdoors, hiking and swimming with his wife and two young kids.  When he manages to sneak away for some alone time, he can be found zipping around town on his OneWheel, meditating, or listening to audiobooks while jogging.

Taylor Mason

Director

Taylor Mason is a Director at GoPoint Ventures. Taylor has 13 years of experience within operating companies, private equity, and venture capital investments. Taylor joined the firm in 2018 from Oasis Petroleum company, where he developed new business ventures, evaluated acquisitions, and managed investor communications. Earlier in his career, Taylor was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in their Global Energy Group. Taylor holds a Masters in Energy, Trade & Finance with merit from the Cass Business School at the City University of London and a B.A. in Economics from Denison College, where he graduated Cum Laude. Outside the office, when Taylor isn’t chasing after his young kids, he can be found working on  boats or on the golf course. 

Sharon O'Shea

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon O’Shea is GoPoint Venture’s Chief Financial Officer. Sharon as 26 years of operational experience working with multi-billiion dollar investment advisors managing all aspects of fund formation, accounting and administration as well as all regulatory and compliance matters. Previously, Sharon was chief financial officer of Sasco, Scopia and Wyser-Pratte. Ms. O’Shea holds a BBS degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Limerick, in Ireland and is a member of GARP and the FWA. In her spare time she can be found driving her two children to Irish dance competitions, soccer and softball games as well as raising awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and NF2. 

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