home our peopleour portfolioour focusour networknewsblogcontact

Gil Beyda

Founder and Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures, Philadelphia and New York Offices


“Thomas Edison said: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." We believe similarly at Genacast: start-up success is 1% a good idea and 99% execution. A good idea is a start but you also neeed a great team with brilliant execution to make a start-up successful"

At Comcast Ventures
Gil is the Founder and Managing Partner of Genacast Ventures, a seed fund that was formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

Genacast Ventures invests in Internet technology entrepreneurs with a vision and passion for forging new markets or disrupt old ones. Established in 2008 as a partnership between serial entrepreneur Gil Beyda (Real Media and Tacoda) and Comcast Ventures, Genacast’s commitment to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build great companies is already experiencing success with its first investment Invite Media being acquired by Google (Public, NASDAQ:GOOG), its second investment Demdex being acquired by Adobe (Public, NASDAQ:ADBE) and its fourth investment Divide being acquired by Google. Current portfolio companies include DoubleVerify (advertising), Mortar Data (big data), LeadiD (lead generation), YieldMo (mobile advertising), Rocketrip (corporate travel), ZeroFox (security), RevMetrix (retail analytics), Overlap (scheduling) and STAQ (advertising). Genacast invests up to $1M in 4-6 seed-stage start-ups each year.

Before Comcast Ventures
Gil is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Gil launched his first company Mind Games in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. Gil then started a software consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

In 1995, Gil helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

Gil holds a B.S. in Computer Science and M.B.A. from California State University-Northridge

Fun Fact
Gil is an avid skateboarder, owns seven skateboards and can be seen in New York City from time to time.

Gil  Beyda


Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
Contact & Locations

©2017 Comcast Ventures  |  Privacy Statement  |  Visitor Agreement