Joshua Reeves is the CEO of a startup that raised a $6.1 million seed round from big Silicon Valley names.

ZenPayroll Pitchdeck

ZenPayroll Pitchdeck

His investors list reads as a who’s who of Silicon Valley:

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Yammer CEO David Sacks, Box CEO Aaron Levie, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, SurgarCRM CEO Larry Augustin, Zuora CEO and former Salesforce CMO Tien Tzou, Facebook VP of Partnerships Dan Rose, Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, and more …

Reeves is also an angel investor himself.

Reeves’ new company is called ZenPayroll, a cloud-based payments tool that makes it easier for small businesses to pay employees. We asked him how he got such a rock star lineup to invest in ZenPayroll.

Reeves says it took him two weeks to raise the $6.1 million round. Each day was packed with eight or nine meetings. He started the process by reaching out to people he knew. It helped that he was going through Y Combinator, a notable startup accelerator program that has a strong alumni network. Reeves also had connections from Stanford, where he