Gil Penchina

Gil Penchina

Managing Director

Gil Penchina is Managing Director with IDG Ventures. He is also the founder of Flight Ventures, which operates over 25 investment syndicates of over 4,000 angel investors.

As a serial entrepreneur and prolific angel investor, Gil has been an early investor in unicorn startups including Cruise Automotive, Dollar Shave Club, Linkedin and Paypal. Gil’s angel investments span 100+ companies including Wealthfront, AltSchool, AngelList, eShares, Hooked,, Beepi, Indiegogo, Datanyze, and more.

Previously, Gil was a co-founder of Fastly, CEO of Wikia, and an early executive at eBay. Prior to eBay, Gil started several companies, worked at General Electric, and failed miserably as a consultant at Bain & Co.

Gil has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.