Raanan and I share a love of working with founders. Helping them chase their dreams is something we find immensely rewarding. I think this is an important part of who we are and, as a result, what Resolute is -- how we work with our founders, how we spend our time, and how we define our goals.
Michael Hirshland, Co-Founder, Resolute Ventures

Michael Hirshland


Mike Hirshland is the Co-founder of Resolute Ventures. He has been an investor and contributor to the early stage ecosystem for 18 years.

Throughout this time Mike has consistently been a leader in bringing members of the startup community together. Most notably, Mike created Dogpatch Labs, the community which helped launch over 350 companies including Instagram. Mike also created the renowned Digital Media Summit at Jackson Hole, attended by many of the leading founders between 2005-20011. As an early stage investor, Mike was a partner with Polaris Venture Partners from 1999-2011, where he was the original seed investor behind Automattic, and backed other companies including Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM for $600 million), Quantcast and KISSmetrics. Mike has four children, and in addition to watching their sporting events is an avid (though mediocre) skier and tennis player.

Raanan Bar-Cohen


Raanan Bar-Cohen is the Co-Founder of Resolute Ventures and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before Resolute, Raanan was at Automattic/WordPress.com for seven years, most recently running corp dev and partnerships.

Prior to Automattic, Raanan worked at Dow Jones, Time Warner, and ran his own web agency back in the 1.0 days. Remember enhanced CDs?

Rodi Guse

Director of Finance & Operations

Rodi is the Director of Finance & Operations at Resolute and has over 15 years of experience in the venture capital and private equity industries. Before joining Resolute, Rodi worked at Aduro Advisors, LLC, a premier fund administrator to venture capital and private equity funds. Prior to that, she was the Controller at Coral Group, LLC, a venture capital fund, and Northstar Capital, LLC, a private equity fund, both based in Minneapolis. Rodi enjoys all outdoor sporting activities and reading.