Vinny Smith, far left

Vinny Smith, far left

Owner, Toba Capital

WHY: Led Quest Software, which was sold for $2.4B in 2012 to Dell. Then he began Toba Capital, which has made investments in 50+ companies. OC’s largest venture capital firm. Estimated wealth of $2.4B.

RECENT: Has Midas touch: Invested in Irvine’s Alteryx in 2013 when it was valued at $100M. Alteryx this year topped $8B in valuation. Current investments include NextVR of Newport Beach, with valuation close to $1B; South Korea’s Coupang, with $9B valuation; and London-based Deliveroo, which as $3.5B value.

NOTABLE: Loves golfing, skiing, surfing, particularly in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.

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