Gil Silberman

Attorney, Software Engineer, and Investor in Wakiki, HI, USA

Gil Silberman

Attorney, Software Engineer, and Investor in Wakiki, HI, USA

Gil is Managing Partner of Luca Ventures, a firm managing late stage secondary stock purchases and pre-seed fintech startup investments. He is co-founder of Dev Angels, a community of founders and senior tech leads investing in pre-revenue dev tools and devops startups.

In 2014 Gil and co-founders started Forge Global and built the company from zero to 200+ employees. They recruited a seasoned fintech CEO, then left in 2020. Forge announced in mid-2021 that it is going public. Simultaneously, the founders launched S2 capital (Zenefits, Coin, Rippling, Clearbit, Superhuman, Lambda School, 37 others).

Before that Gil co-founded Britton Silberman Cervantez, an early dot com law firm. They were first lawyer to Craigslist, OpenTable, LinkedIn, On24, and hundreds of others. The venture arm, BSC Ventures, placed 86 investments, with 16 exits and 20X return. He sold the firm three years later to Thelen LLP, becoming a major law firm partner after all.

Gil grew up in Oklahoma City and received a computer engineering degree from Princeton. Before law school, his first tech startup sold to Enron. He also launched and ran consultancies, and even a restaurant.

Outside of work Gil jogs and swims everyday, plays classical piano, and writes prolifically for Quora (6,500+ answers), Yelp (1,000+ reviews), and Wikipedia (nearly 250 articles including Uber, Paypal Mafia, Gamification, and Cat Agility).