Sia Mohajer

Cofounder of Next Ventures Group

Sia cofounded Next Ventures in 2016. He also founded Market Monkey, a niche SEO agency and white labeling service. Since 2014 Sia has worked in affiliate marketing building one of Asia’s largest gaming networks spanning 6 countries with thousands of players. Prior to that, Sia built one of the leading blockchain publications and research hubs for venture funds and individual investors.

Dan Fries

Cofounder of Next Ventures Group

Dan co-founded Next Ventures in 2016. Previously, Dan built a publishing business in the cognitive health space. He oversaw dealflow for Wired Investors, a PE firm for internet-based businesses. Dan has experience as an entrepreneur, operator, and investor, and specializes in buy-side PE business brokerage. Prior to founding Next Ventures, Dan worked at the Dana Farber Institute at Harvard Medical School, co-authoring several publications in the field of translational oncology and bioinformatics. 

Tim Fries

Managing Director at Next Ventures Group

Tim Fries is a managing director at Next Ventures, advisor to the Founders and head of US business development. He has a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Tim is also the co-founder of Protective Technologies Capital ( and Lakeview Capital ( Prior to founding Protective Technologies, Tim was a member of Baird Capital’s global Industrial Solutions private equity team.