Founder, Baseline Ventures
As founder of Baseline Ventures, an early stage investment firm, Anderson has seen a string of investments pay off this year. He was the first seed investor in the popular photo-sharing app Instagram, which Facebook ( acquired for a reported $1 billion earlier this year. Anderson also backed OMGPOP, maker of "Draw Something," which )Zynga ( snapped up for $200 million. --JM )
He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker who is conditioning Wall Street to embrace his erratic earnings. If you're running a business with high margins - watch out.