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More than 70 leading VCs will speak at the Summit. These top-tier venture investors will discuss: VC investment trends, strategies for investing in early stage ventures, strategies for finding and accessing capital, what they look for in early stage companies, the kinds of companies they find most attractive, and the do's and don'ts in structuring deals.

Lara Abbaschian | Vice President | Lightstone Ventures

Lara Abbaschian, Vice President at Lightstone Ventures, focuses on investments in the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors. Before Lightstone, Lara was Senior Manager at Thoratec and responsible for North America commercial product marketing for the HeartMate franchise. Laraís earlier career includes strategy consulting at The Boston Consulting Group and intellectual property consulting ...
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Omid Akhavan | Principal | MVM Life Science Partners

Omid joined MVM in 2016. Before joining MVM, he was the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Becton Dickinsonís $1.3B diagnostics business. Prior to that, Omid was a management consultant in Monitor Deloitteís Life Sciences and Healthcare team. Omid holds a Masters in Bioengineering Innovation & Design from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from...
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Mark Austin | Partner | Bright Capital

Based in New York, Mr. Austin has been a Venture Partner with Bright Capital since 2012, where he focuses broadly on alternative energy, resource and energy efficiency, distributed generation, water, advanced materials and cleantech, providing leadership and strategic guidance for Bright Capitalís investment strategy and portfolio companies, including serving on the Boards of Agrivida, QM Power an...
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Amolak Badesha | Investor | Sand Hill Angels

Amolak Badesha is Investor with Sand Hill Angles and advisor at Silicon Catalyst. He is also Sales Director at Broadcom Ltd. covering strategic Networking customer with several hundred millions in revenue. Previously, Amolak served as Senior R&D and Marketing Director at Avago Technologies, bringing several new products to market and achieving rapid revenue growth. He also led Avago's integration...
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Eric Bahn | Venture Partner | 500 Startups

Eric is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups. Previous to 500 Startups he led product teams at Facebook and Instagram, building and shipping several ad products. Eric began his career as an ed-tech startup founder, selling his first startup to The Daily Mail in 2012.

John Balbach | Managing Partner | Adapt Capital

John Balbach is a seasoned investor, operating executive and policy-maker with a twenty-five-year track record financing and scaling companies, investment funds, and international foundations. He focuses on mainstreaming nascent markets, with a concentration on advanced energy, resource efficiency, renewables and telecom/IT. He is Managing Partner of Adapt Capital, providing special situation ...
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Angela Bao | Senior Investment Manager | Sinovation Ventures

o Angela Bao is a Senior Investment Manager in the Silicon Valley office of Sinovation Ventures, an $1.2 billion early-stage venture capital firm founded by the former President of Google China, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. Angela is responsible for ed-tech and high-technology investments in the U.S. o She has led and co-led investments in companies such as Wonder Workshop, WriteLab, ClassWallet and Swing Edu...
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Parker Barrile | Partner | Norwest Venture Partners

Parker Barrile is a partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Prior to Norwest, he was Chief Product Office at Prosper, a marketplace lending company, and VP Product at LinkedIn, where he led a product org responsible for 80% of LinkedInís revenue during a period of 20x growth. Earlier in his career, Parker founded a venture-backed startup and held product and business strategy roles at Google and Bai...
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Ashley Beckner | Principal | Omidyar Network

Ashley is a principal at Omidyar Network where she is focused on US education investments. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Ashley built and ran all non-instructional organizational functions of Bricolage Academy, an innovative, socioeconomically diverse, startup charter elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana, as its founding director of finance, strategy, and operations. While in busine...
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Sandeep Bhadra | Principal | Menlo Ventures

Sandeep Bhadra joined Menlo in 2015 and focuses on enterprise investments. Companies in the Menlo portfolio he is involved with include AppDome, Platform9, Signifyd, and Unravel Data. Sandeep was most recently with Ciscoís Corporate Business Development team working on acquisitions and investments in cloud, enterprise infrastructure software, and big data/analytics. Sandeep was actively involved...
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Ashley Bittner | Principal | Owl Ventures

Ashley is a Principal at Owl Ventures. Ashley has played a leading role across a variety of education organizations, ranging from schools, to a school district, to startups, to the Federal government. Before joining Owl, Ashley served as a White House appointee to the U.S. Department of Education where she worked in the Office of Innovation and Improvement to support the development and scaling o...
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Brandon Blaesser | Analyst | NewWorld Capital Group

Brandon Blaesser is an Analyst at NewWorld Capital Group and has worked at the firm since 2014. Prior to that, Brandon leveraged his LEED AP BD+C accreditation working for TerraCycle in Buenos Aires, Argentina and working for Winn Developmentís Energy and Sustainability group in Boston, MA. Brandon graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Environmental Studies....
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Andre Bliznyuk | Partner | Runa Capital

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Neda Blocho | Partner | Pear

Neda was the latest Partner to join Pear, where she strives to work with incredible founders coming out of academic programs and to help them disrupt their intended industries. Nedaís passion for education led her to the Stanford entrepreneurship ecosystem, where she helped develop programs and resources for student and alumni entrepreneurs. Neda helped to build and run the Stanford Venture Studio...
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Kiki Broe | Senior Associate | Three Leaf Ventures

Kiki joined Three Leaf Ventures to follow her passion for science and medicine and in order to have an impact on the healthcare industry that extends beyond her initial interest in medical research. She is also an active board member in the three other LOBs for the Broe Group. Prior to joining the Broe Group full-time, Kiki completed secondary education at the Colorado School of Public Health a...
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Sasha Brown | Principal | Ecosystem Integrity Fund

Sasha Brown is a Principal at the Ecosystem Integrity Fund. Her responsibilities include investment due diligence, strategy development, process management, deal sourcing, and portfolio company support. She assists with system analysis, firm operations, and financial structuring. Drawing on her industry background, Sasha has developed specialized expertise with respect to residential solar, the ...
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Claire Celeste Carnes | Partner | Providence Ventures

Claire Celeste has been with Providence Ventures for two years, parlaying her experience in telehealth, digital, and operations into her role on the venture team. Combining her passion for the consumer experience with knowledge of health care, Claire Celeste is focused on Series A stage companies. She currently serves as board observer on three companies.Claire Celeste spent a decade at Intel Corp...
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Noah Carr | Principal | Bain Capital Ventures

Noah joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2013 and focuses on venture and growth-stage opportunities in infrastructure software. He enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs to help grow their companies. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Noah was an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking group at Deutsche Bank, focused on helping software companies raise capital and explore strategic...
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Sarah Catanzaro | Investment Associate | Canvas Ventures

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Joanne Chen | Partner | Foundation Capital

Joanne is a partner at Foundation Capital where she supports the next generation of startups. As a child,Chen dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist, but she changed her mind for something even better and became an entrepreneur instead.In 2010, Joanne co-founded a mobile educational gaming startup and after a enjoying her first taste in the world of entrepreneurism, she went on to build a career in ...
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Darren Cooke | Investor | Life Science Angels

Darren Cooke is an investor with Life Science Angels, and is co-chair of LSAís device and digital health committee. LSA invests in 5-8 seed-stage medical device, digital health, biotech, and therapeutic companies each year, and has funded 60+ companies with some great results. Formerly Darren was head of the IP legal team for the research tools group of Bio-Rad Laboratories, and led diligence on...
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Eugene Chou | Investor | Sapphire Ventures

Eugene joined Sapphire Ventures in the summer of 2015 and focuses on the firmís fund investments in the United States and internationally. Eugene conducts analysis on current and potential investments for Sapphire Venturesí fund portfolio and leads the firmís data analytics efforts across both our fund investment program and our growth fund direct investment portfolio. Prior to joining Sapphire ...
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Heather Crawford | Investor | Band of Angels

Heather is a multi-disciplinary professional with 20+ years of experience leading Business Development, Finance and Technology in Consumer Products (Food and Wine), High Tech and Health Insurance companies. An active Angel Investor her personal portfolio includes Food, Software, Hardware and Medical Device companies. Heather is a Member of the Band of Angels and chairs the Membership Committee...
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Mark Cupta | Investor | Prelude Ventures

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Marianne De Backer | Vice President | Johnson & Johnson Innovation

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Anne DeGheest | Founder | HealthTech Capital

Anne DeGheest is a well-known pioneer of the HealthTech or Digital Health space as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, corporate advisor and mentor capitalist. She is the founder of HealthTech Capital and MedStars. Anne has a legendary track record in developing category-changing companies like VISICU, Pyxis, Omnicell, Nellcor, Masimo and more. Anne founded in 2010 HealthTech Capital, a group...
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Sara Deshpande | Partner | Maven Ventures

Sara Deshpande is a Partner at Maven Ventures, the leading seed venture fund for emerging consumer software startups propelled by network effects and hypergrowth. At Maven, Sara sources and leads investments and is an active advisor to the companies in the Maven portfolio. She has been involved in Maven's investments in Chariot, Eden, Homemade, Neighborly, Sunshine, Gametime, and more. Sara has...
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Iana Dimkova | Director | GE Ventures

Iana is a Sr. Associate for GE Ventures healthcare investing team. Prior to joining the GE Ventures healthcare investing team, Iana spent most of her career in the healthcare sector. She was one of the first employees of ProCure Treatment Centers, a start-up that raised $700mm to develop and operate a nationwide network of radiation (proton) therapy centers. After leaving ProCure, she joined Alv...
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Cong Ding | Investor | Comcast Ventures

Cong is an investor at Comcast Ventures, focusing on sectors across consumer tech and services including VR/AR, AI, messaging bots, and commerce. In addition, Cong is really excited by digital content, creators and communities. Cong joined Comcast Ventures from Yahoo Corporate Development, where she worked on strategic M&A transactions and investments for various product and engineering teams. ...
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Dan Doble | Senior Technology Manager | SABIC Ventures

Dan Doble has 16 years of experience in the semiconductor, solar and chemical industries in technical and managerial roles. Dan graduated with a Masterís degree from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, all in chemistry. Dan focusses on new technology identification, technology due diligence...
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Yizhen Dong | Principal | Eleven Two Capital

Yizhen is passionate about working with persevering entrepreneurs who want to change the world, especially in healthcare. Yizhen brings advisory and operations experience from biotechnology and health tech. Previously Yizhen helped launch Avastin in ovarian cancer and developed forecasts and marketing strategies across the product portfolio at Roche/Genentech. Yizhen was formerly a management co...
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Doug Dooley | Investor | Venrock

Doug Dooley focuses on investments in cloud-centric technologies, infrastructure, security and big data analytics from Venrockís Palo Alto office. Before joining Venrock, Doug spent almost two decades as an entrepreneur and technology executive at some of the most innovative and market dominant technology infrastructure companies ranging from large corporations like Cisco and Intel to security an...
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Ted Driscoll | Partner | Decheng Capital

I am Penn, Harvard and Stanford educated with a Ph.D. in Digital Imaging. Previously, I was a five time entrepreneur in medical and digital imaging, pioneering the first MRI scanners, first digital fingerprint recognition, and the first 360deg imaging.I became a healthcare VC ten years ago, and was one of the first investors in Natera, GeneWeave and AssureX, which have had large, successful exits...
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Marah Dudenhoeffer | Manager | Verizon Ventures

As a member of the venture development team, Marah Dudenhoeffer is responsible for sourcing new innovative solutions for Verizon Ventures, as well as strategic development of the Ventures portfolio. Marah joins the Verizon Ventures team from her role as technical lead for the Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco, which is focused on fostering innovation in the IoT ecosystem. Prior to joinin...
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Tom Eggleston | Managing Partner | Charmides Capital

Tom Eggleston is Managing Partner of Charmides Capital, venture capital firm focused on SaaS platform solutions. He was Executive Producer 1987 PanAm Games television. He led a consumer products manufacturerís entry into 60 countries and $6B in sales. He founded a medical device venture that has served over 1M patients. He launched an online auto retail venture that won Effie Award and achieved $...
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Andrew ElBardissi | Principal | Longitude Capital

Dr. ElBardissi is a Principal at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2014, Dr. ElBardissi was an Associate in J.P. Morganís Healthcare Investment Banking practice. He received residency training in General Surgery at Harvard Medical Schoolís Brigham and Womenís Hospital and in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. ElBardissi has been independently funded by th...
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Chenoa Farnsworth | Managing Director | Blue Startups

Farnsworth is the managing director of Blue Startups, a top 20 U.S. Accelerator (Techcrunch), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also manages the Hawaii Angels investment network, which has invested over $40 million in startup companies. In 2006, she co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawaii-based venture capital firm that invested $50 million into Hawaii-based technology start-ups. Prior to that she...
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Curtis Feeny | Partner | Voyager Capital

Curtis Feeny has invested in enterprise software, SaaS, data center systems, IoT, data analytics, wireless infrastructure and Smart Grid technologies. Curtis has served on 18 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC:NYSE), which was purcha...
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Shawn Flynn | Investment Director | Bay Angels

After living and conducting business in China, for over 4 years in Beijing, where he founded and grew a profitable education company, he decided to return to San Francisco. He is heavily involved in the startup community, collaborating with such companies and groups as: Techcode, Bay Angels, Business-Team, E2iacademy. Shawn is currently working towards his dream of helping bridge the gap betwe...
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Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka | Associate | Canaan Partners

Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka joined Canaanís Menlo Park office in 2015. Rayfe focuses on enterprise, infrastructure software, AI, and space investments. Before joining Canaan, Rayfe worked as a Senior Associate at Keystone Strategy, focused on developing Cloud, Open Source Software, and Internet of Things ecosystem strategies. Prior to that, he developed deep learning algorithms for Wolverine Trading, a...
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Frederik Groce | Analyst | Storm Ventures

Frederik is an analyst at Storm Ventures. After finishing school, Frederik spent two years as CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) with more than one hundred employees and total assets exceeding $15 million Ė including overseeing Stanfordís accelerator program. Frederik is also a mentor with the East Bay College Fund which works with minority college students coming from underprivileged com...
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Isabelle Hau | Partner | Omidyar Network

Isabelle Hau is a venture partner at Omidyar Network, where she drives Omidyar Networkís activities in US Education.Previously, she was an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where she worked in venture capital investing in technology companies, and in investment banking.Isabelle earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and also graduated from ESSEC and Sciences Po Paris. Isabelle was honored ...
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Brian Heimberg | Investment Director | Tsing Capital

Brian is an investor at Tsing Capital, focusing on early stage IoT and sustainable technology investments. Brian leads Tsing Capital's Silicon Valley office, bringing over twelve years of cross-border entrepreneurship, business leadership and R&D experience. Brian is passionate about by leveraging talent, innovation and market dynamics across the US and China to scale technologies that deliver h...
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Yashwanth Hemaraj | Principal | Benhamou Global Ventures

Yashwanth (Yash) Hemaraj is a venture capital investor at Benhamou Global Ventures. Prior to BGV, Yash was one of the first engineers at SpiderCloud Wireless, a venture backed bay area startup building indoor wireless systems. At BGV, his focus areas are technologies that drive the digital transformation of enterprises - ranging from cloud technologies, customer centric applications, cyber securit...
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Peter Henig | Founder and Managing Partner | Greenhouse Capital

Peter D. Henig Mr. Henig brings 12 years of experience founding, funding, and growing a variety of successful start-ups. He has helped lead more than ten companies from the pre-business plan and formative technology development phase through to successful liquidity events. A former veteran business journalist whose work has appeared in Red Herring, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Vent...
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Francis Ho | Managing Director | Samsung Catalyst Fund

Dr. Francis Ho is the Managing Director of the Samsung Catalyst Fund. Dr. Ho has a background in venture capital, business development, strategy consulting, marketing, and engineering, with extensive operating experience in multiple industries including semiconductors, optics, networking, and storage. Prior to Samsung, he was vice president of Strategic Marketing at Inphi Corporation. Prior to I...
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Mohammad Islam | Senior Associate | Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Mohammad Islam Bio Mohammad Islam is a senior associate at DFJ, where he focuses on disruptive technologies in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, healthcare and next-generation infrastructure. He has sourced DFJ's investments in Zymergen, Atomwise, and a number of stealth companies. Mohammad is also a co-author in a chapter addressing the disruption of employment by the rise of automation an...
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Ajay Kamat | Partner | Pear

Ajay is a partner at Pear and has a strong background in consumer mobile growth and strategy. He previously founded, ran and sold the Pear funded startup Wedding Party. He is passionate about building great products and product teams and has led teams that built products which scaled to millions of users.

Eylul Kayin | Associate | NEA

Eylul joined NEA in 2015 as an Associate focused on investments in the healthcare sector. Prior to NEA, she was a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets teams at Morgan Stanley where she helped execute M&A and capital markets transactions for more than 30 unique emerging growth and sponsor-backed companies in the healthcare space. Eylul graduated from Columbia Uni...
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Sean Kearney | Managing Director | Three Leaf Ventures

Sean co-founded Three Leaf Ventures with Pat and Kiki Broe with the firm belief that the way we manage our health as individuals is in need of a paradigm shift, thus resulting in a venture investment portfolio focused exclusively on technology poised to transform how we manage our health. Prior to joining the Broe Group and founding Three Leaf Ventures, Sean traded in international derivatives ...
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Asad Khaliq | Investor | Aspect Ventures

Asad Khaliq is on the investing team at Aspect Ventures, an early stage fund focused on Seed and Series A investments. Asad previously worked as a management consultant at PwC, where he advised clients on platform strategy and growth. He also helps manage a network of volunteers striving to improve Computer Science education for children in the Middle East. He is currently at Stanford Universi...
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Maxwell Kim | Associate | InterWest Partners

Maxwell joined InterWestís life sciences team in 2013 as an Analyst, and was promoted to an Associate in 2014.He has supported investments in multiple sectors of healthcare, including biopharmaceuticals, devices, and digital health. Prior to joining InterWest, he conducted research for the Stanford School of Medicine, producing several publications with the plastic and reconstructive surgery depa...
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Angela Tran Kingyens | Partner | Version One Ventures

Angela is an investor at Version One Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in consumer Internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs across North America. She is also a member of the Computer History MuseumĎs NextGen advisory board.Angela is based in San Francisco, where prior to joining Version One, she co-launched Insight Data Science, a YC-backed startup designed to help PhDs transition from academ...
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Masashi Kiyomine | Investment Director | Mitsui & Co. Global Investment

Masashi has been an Investment Director since April 2012 and drives MGI's Life Sciences investment activity as Global Life Sciences Team Leader. His investments focus on the intersection of healthcare and technologies/services that improve health outcomes and address innefficienceis in the healthcare system. He began his career investing in early stage medical device start ups, and later started t...
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Nathaniel Krasnoff | Investor | Wildcat Venture Partners

Nathaniel Krasnoff is an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners. He joined Wildcat as a recovering engineer with a passion for developing new products and initiatives that improve the lives of the people who use them. Nathaniel has spent the majority of his professional career developing technology in the spaces of augmented reality (AR), transportation, and clean energy through which he designed a...
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Ellen Koskinas | Managing Director | Hearst Health Ventures

Ellen Koskinas is the managing director of Hearst Health Ventures and leads the fundís investing efforts. Koskinas has extensive experience both as a venture capitalist and as a business leader in developing innovative technologies. Most recently, she was a partner at InterWest Partners, where she led the firmís investments in five healthcare companies, including one which is now public. She h...
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Vanessa Larco | Partner | NEA

Vanessa Larco joined NEA as a Partner in 2016 and focuses on enterprise investing. Prior to joining NEA, she was the Director of Product Management at Box (NYSE: BOX) where she worked on building the next generation of productivity apps across web and mobile. Her passion for design and analytics stems from her experience in the gaming industry, which includes leading the Speech Recognition Experi...
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Jake Latcham | Venture Principal | Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Jake Latcham is a venture principal with Schlumbergerís corporate venture capital group. His investment areas include the industrial internet of things, additive manufacturing, advanced materials, novel sensing, and energy efficiency. Previously, he served as a technology development manager for OneSubsea, Schlumbergerís subsea oil and gas joint venture. Prior to joining OneSubsea, Jake wo...
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Tony Lazar | Investor | Harvard Angels

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Noah Lewis | Managing Director | GE Ventures

Noah specializes in healthcare IT, digital health, clinical services and medtech investments across high growth company lifecycle stagesófrom series A to growth equity. His investing focuses on solutions that enable the transition to value-based care, dramatically reduce health system costs and improve patient outcomes. Prior to entering venture capital, Noah led corporate strategy for the $10B G...
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Larry Li | Managing Partner | Amino Capital

Larry Li founded Amino Capital (Formerly known as zPark Capital) in 2012, and he also co-founded TEEC Angel Fund in 2010. His passion is helping entrepreneurs build disruptive products in big data, consumer electronics, drones, enterprise services and et.al. He sits on the board of Darma Smart Cushion, Yttro Mobile, Candy House, SkuChain, Battlefy, SherpaShare, Cassia, Mage, and also led investme...
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Robin Li | Vice President | GGV Capital

Robin Li is a vice president in GGV Capitalís Silicon Valley office. She focuses on investments in ecommerce and consumer internet. She is a member of the board of directors for Lively and is actively involved with Boxed, Bustle, musical.ly, OfferUp, Poshmark, Prynt, Xiaohongshu and more. Prior to joining GGV, Robin worked at Flextronics' Venture Arm covering hardware and technology investment...
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Ephraim Lindenbaum | Managing Director | Advance Ventures

Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture investment fund and venture accelerator that invests in seed and early-stage start-ups across three core sectors; Sustainability (AgTech, CleanTech, FoodTech) Communications (Mobility & IoT) and Information Technology (Enterprise & Verticals: DigitalHealth, FinTech). Founded in 1999, Advance...
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Ryan Han Liu | Associate | IPV Capital

Ryan Han Liu joined IPV Capital in 2016 and focuses on investments in early-stage hardware companies as well middle-market leveraged buyouts. Before joining IPV Capital, Ryan worked in the Portfolio Management Group at Fisher Investments, where he supported the investment process across industries and sectors. Ryan also worked in fixed-income research at CalPERS, where he covered healthcare and...
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Susan Liu | Vice President | Scale Venture Partners

Susan focuses on investments across ScaleVPís technology portfolio with a primary focus on SaaS and mobile with an emphasis on digital marketing, sales automation and HR technology. Her efforts have led to Scale investments in Lever, WalkMe and Wrike. Susan most recently worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, where she advised technology companies on capital raises and M&A strategy. ...
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Silvia Mah | CEO | Hera Labs

Dr. Silvia Mah is the CEO of Hera-Labs, a business accelerator for women-owned small businesses, founding partner of Hera Angels / Hera Fund, an angel group & fund for female angels investing in female founders and emerging fund, and an angel investor in female-focused endeavors. Dr. Mahís primary focus is in on empowering, nurturing, and sustaining women-owned businesses globally and investing ...
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Jillian Manus | Managing Partner | Structure Capital

Prior to Structure, Jillian Manus had a multifaceted career in finance and media as VP of Media Acquisitions for Credit Suisse, Trendar AG, Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros Studios, TV agent for ICM, Associate Publisher of Upside Magazine and President of Manus Media. Most recently she founded Broad Strategy, a brand acceleration company with a broad scope of clients includin...
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Susan Mason | Managing Director & Co Founder | Aligned Partners

Susan Mason has 28 years of operating management and venture capital experience. Prior to co-founding Aligned Partners in 2011, she spent 15 years with ONSET Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $1 billion under management and located in Menlo Park, California. As a General Partner, Susan specialized in investing in the information technology area, specifically communications, securi...
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Melina Mathur | Associate | Asset Management Ventures

Melina Mathur is an Associate at Asset Management Ventures with a focus on life sciences and healthcare. Melina is pursuing her doctorate in bioengineering at Stanford University, where she develops novel molecular tools to reprogram cellular behavior for applications in human health. She is an Accel Innovation Scholar selected by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and a Siebel Scholar, and...
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Brad McManus | Director of Investments | Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Brad McManus is an investment director at Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. His role is to actively identify, analyze, invest in and manage compelling and relevant startups strategic to Motorola Solutions core and emerging businesses. The mission of Motorola Solutions Venture Capital is to accelerate sustainable growth for Motorola Solutions through investments in new technologies, new businesse...
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Tytus Michalski | Managing Partner | Fresco Capital

Tytus Michalski is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations. He has been investing, working and living in Asia since 1999. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer of Equities at PMA Investment Advisors, an institutional hedge fund, managing the regional equity funds and the equity team. He was a founding member of PMA, which was started i...
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SC Moatti | Managing Director | The Angels' Forum

SC Moatti is a technology visionary, venture capital investor, and bestselling author of Mobilized, an insiderís guide to the business and future of connected technology. While serving as an executive at mobile pioneers like Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, SC launched and monetized mobile products that are now used by billions of people and have received prestigious awards, including an Emmy ...
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Sergio Monsalve | Partner | Norwest Venture Partners

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Saam Motamedi | Investor | Greylock Partners

Saam joined Greylock Partners as an investor in 2016. Prior to Greylock Saam co-founded Guru Labs, a startup that uses machine learning to turn credit card transaction data into sales for offline merchants by predicting customer preferences. He was an early product manager at RelateIQ, where he drove the development of data products before and through the companyís acquisition by Salesforce.He hol...
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Stephanie Mui | Associate | NEA

Steph joined NEA in 2016 as an Associate on the Technology Investing Team in Menlo Park. Prior to NEA, Steph was an Analyst with J.P. Morganís TMT Investment Banking Group in New York, where she helped execute M&A and capital market transactions primarily in the consumer, media, and enterprise software spaces. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Steph held various research and operations positions at the Fede...
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Ravi Mulugu | Investor | Siemens Venture Capital

Ravi is an Investor at Siemens Venture Capital based in Palo Alto, California. He focuses on venture and growth capital investments related to Energy Management, Industrial Internet of Things and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence. Raviís professional experience includes working in both the solar and wind energy industries in various technical and managerial roles. Before joining Siemens...
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Ben Narasin | Partner | Canvas Ventures

Ben Narasin is a Partner at Canvas, focused on early-stage venture investments in mobile, fintech, and marketplaces/eCommerce as well as exciting new categories. Ben was an active institutional seed investor for eight years before joining Canvas, during which he personally invested in 75 companies including Lending Club, Check, Kabbage, Realty Mogul, Dropcam, Zenefits, and many more world-class st...
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Uriridiakoghene Onovakpuri | Principal | Kapor Capital

Uriridiakoghene ďUliliĒ Onovakpuri is a Principal at Kapor Capital. She is focused on sourcing investment opportunities, conducting diligence and supporting Kapor Capitalís digital health and med-tech portfolio companies. Previously, Ulili served as Director of Global Programs at Village Capital, a global accelerator program and venture capital firm which supports healthcare, education, agricult...
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Mariya Osadchaya-Isa | Principal | Speedinvest

Mariya joined Speedinvest in 2016 and focuses on fintech and enterprise SaaS investments. Prior to joining Speedinvest, Mariya worked across several private equity funds, leading investments in the financial services and technology. She has leveraged her experience in the restructuring and growth in order to work closely with entrepreneurs to help scale their business. Mariya also has built up ...
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Min Park | Investor | Samsung Ventures

Min is an investor at Samsung Ventures, the strategic venture arm of Samsung. He is focused on several areas including mobile, financial technology, and enterprise (full stack). Prior to Samsung, he was an investor at Telefonica Ventures and worked in a strategy role with Tokbox. Min is originally from New York.

Preetha Parthasarathy | Investment Director | Intel Capital

Preetha is an Investment Director with Intel Capital focused on the Diversity fund and Software & Services. In this role, she is responsible for sourcing and leading investments in software companies and startups led by women and under-represented minorities. Prior to joining Intel, Preetha worked in the Corporate Development group at SanDisk and focused on equity investments, M&A and divestitu...
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Mar Perez | Principal | VentureHealth

Mar Perez is a Principal for InCube Ventures and VentureHealth, investment funds focused on disruptive healthcare innovation based in San Jose, California. In her role, Mar wears multiple hats Ė from screening over 500 deals per year and managing due diligence to speaking in public forums and building relationships with Limited Partners. She also manages the Fundís online presence, and contributes...
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Colleen Poynton | Vice President | Core Innovation Capital

Colleen is a Vice President at Core Innovation Capital, where she covers consumer and small business credit, next gen payments protocols, and insurance. Colleen's prior experience includes sourcing high-impact entrepreneurs with Endeavor Global, launching and scaling a double bottom line commercial real estate start-up, and developing inclusive financial products and services with a Chicago-based...
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Nasir Qadree | Head of Education | Village Capital

Nasir Qadree serves as Village Capitalís Head of Education practice, an investment firm that sources, trains, and invests in early stage entrepreneurs solving global problems. Nasir is responsible for helping cohorts scale their businesses, connect with mentors and advisers, and gain exposure to investors. Nasir began his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs, and later worked as an Associate to...
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Lei Qi | Investor | SAIC Ventures

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Ulrich Quay | Managing Director | BMW i Ventures

Ulrich has been working for the BMW Group for more than 15 years. He has been Head of BMW i Ventures since July 2011. BMW i Ventures has completed 14 investments (mainly US and Europe), one of them has been acquired in 2013. Ulrich is on the board of Chargepoint. Before heading the Venture Group of BMW, Ulrich was a department manager in the legal department of BMW, both in Germany and England....
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Vivek Ramaswami | Investor | Redpoint Ventures

Vivek focuses on early-growth investment opportunities in enterprise SaaS.Prior to joining Redpoint, Vivek was in the technology, media and telecommunications investment-banking division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on large-scale enterprise, storage, and SaaS businesses. He helped advise a number of clients on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and equity and debt financings.At Goldman Sa...
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Robert Ravanshenas | Associate | Maven Ventures

Robert is an Associate at Maven Ventures, the leading seed venture fund for emerging consumer software startups propelled by network effects and hypergrowth. At Maven, Robert manages marketing and operations, supports early-stage companies in the portfolio, and runs Mavenís annual Hypergrowth Retreat. He also conducts deal diligence and competitor/market analysis to help identify emerging companie...
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Bill Reichert | Managing Director | Garage Technology Ventures

Bill Reichert is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures in Silicon Valley and General Partner of Nordic Garage Ventures, a new venture fund focused on bridging European startups to the U.S. Bill spent most of his early career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since co-founding Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on investing in early-stage information technology and materials ...
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Evan Renov | Partner | Beechwood Ventures

Evan Renov is a Partner at Beechwood Ventures, concentrating on high-tech and life sciences investments, and a Partner at Luminox, Israelís leading digital-health startup hub. He is also Managing Partner of the Global Paramount BioFund and Owner of Beechwood Consulting, an investor relations and strategic advisory company. Evan served as a Managing Director at Paramount BioCapital and Vice Presi...
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John Ricci | Founder | US Angel Investors

John Ricci is Founder of US Angel Investors (US Angels) and the FundON Accelerator, member at Keiretsu Forum and HBS Angels, and an investor in or advisor to several companies including LinqTo, NexDefense, POC Medical, 1WorldOnline and Wingz. Earlier, John was COO and co-founder at JMC Telecom, a prepaid telephone card company, and co-founder and CEO of SupplyMasters Systems. He was also COO, No...
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Adrian Rich | Partner | Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Adrian has over 15 years of experience advising early stage companies and investors alike, and has been a trusted advisor through every stage of company development including formation, financing, acquisitions and public offerings. He is a partner at Dorsey & Whitneyís Emerging Companies practice. He also has extensive experience with private and public securities offerings, university and compet...
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Akhil Saklecha | Managing Director | Artiman Ventures

Akhil Saklecha focuses on early-stage investments with an interest towards medical technology. As a Partner at Artiman, he has led investments in CellMax Life, DMS Networks and HomeUnion.Akhil has over 20+ years of experience in medicine and healthcare management. Prior to joining Artiman in 2010, Akhil was Medical Director of a 750 bed hospital's regional transfer program. Prior to that position,...
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Carol Sands | Managing Partner | The Angels' Forum

Carol Sands is the Founder of The Angelsí Forum (www.angelsforum.com) and the Managing General Partner of The Halo Funds (www.halofund.com). She has spent more than 40 years with investing, entrepreneurial, and/or large corporate institutions. A recognized expert on Board of Directors matters for entrepreneurial entities, she is also an instructor at Stanford University. Celebrating its 20th ...
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Jake Saper | Principal | Emergence Capital

Jake is an investor with Emergence Capital and a Kauffman Fellow. Jake leads Emergenceís Natural Resources Cloud practice and is passionate about bringing the benefits of the cloud to industries operating in the physical environment. Heís also excited about the role machine learning will play in improving how we work.Jake currently serves as a Board Observer at Comfy, DroneDeploy, Textio, and Augm...
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Ken Sawyer | Managing Director & Founder | Saints Capital

Ken Sawyer is a managing director and founder of Saints. Saints is a venture capital and private equity firm founded in 2000 focused on providing liquidity for investors and founders of private companies. The concept of creating a firm that provided liquidity for illiquid venture capital and private equity investments met with a great deal of skepticism in 2000 but now enjoys popular acceptance an...
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Justin Schmidt | Partner | Aadya Capital

Justin Schmidt is a Partner at Aadya Capital which launched in 2016 with locations in Austin/SF/Toronto. Justin was an early employee at HomeAway (IPO then acquired by Expedia), Sidecar (acquired by GM), RealPage (IPO), Groupon, Google and most recently early employee at Carvana (raised over $460M). Mr. Schmidt is also an active angel investor backing start-ups based in Austin, TX. Aadya Capital...
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Katie Schwartz | Investor | Crosslink Capital

Katie joined Crosslink Capital in 2015 and evaluates investment opportunities across multiple sectors, including internet, marketplaces, digital media, digital healthcare, software and business services, and augmented and virtual reality. Prior to joining Crosslink, Katie worked as a Business Operations Manager for EasilyDo, an AI-based personal assistant, based in Mountain View. Previously,...
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Kimmy Scotti | Partner | 8VC

Kimmy Scotti is a partner at 8VC and co-founder of feminine care brand, Monthly Gift. Previously, she was Executive Director of Business Development & Operations at Loeb Enterprises, where she co-founded ScriptRelief, a company that has helped millions of Americans afford their prescriptions. Scotti was also responsible for the development of several other ventures including a jewelry line, Mi...
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Kim Seals | Managing Director | Golden Seeds

Kim is an active investor in early-stage technology, life science, consumer product, and media companies. Additionally, she provides HR, management and IT consulting expertise in support of the entrepreneurs. She has more than twenty-five years of global experience in human resource consulting, corporate and leadership roles. Kimís HR expertise includes leading M&A transactions, service delivery...
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Alex Sharata | Managing Partner | A-Level Capital

Alex Sharata is the Managing Partner of A-Level Capital, a Baltimore-based venture capital firm investing in Johns Hopkins founders who are building capital-efficient, asset-light, scalable businesses. A-Level Capital takes an industry agnostic approach and has partnered with SaaS, enterprise software, healthcare IT, hardware, and medical device startups across multiple stages from pre-seed throug...
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Abhishek Sharma | Vice President | Nexus Venture Partners

Abhishek works with Nexus, leading US-India VC firm, managing $1.2B across funds. He is passionate about working with mission-driven founders who are aiming to build transformational companies in technology and healthcare. Abhishek works closely with Nexus partner companies: Clover, Imagen Technologies, Cricket Health, ZenProspect, HeadOut, and Mezi.

Jacob Shea | Partner | Structure Capital

Jacob has spent his career focused on the interchange of technology, marketing, and business. Hired at 19 as a programmer at Dell Computers in Austin, he worked on the largest eCommerce store in the world for 3 years then started a tech consulting firm building enterprise software for 7 years. Moving to San Diego he co-founded a Digital Agency building digital products and campaigns for big brand...
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Valerie Shen | Investor | Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Valerie is an investor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byersí Green Growth Fund, investing in exceptional teams applying emerging technologies to traditional industries, sustainably. She covers a broad array of topics, ranging from drones to solar to transportation. Prior to KPCB, Valerie was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on engagements in the traditional energy sector. ...
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Richard Simoni | Managing Director | Asset Management Ventures

Rich joined Asset Management Ventures in 2002. He combines a deep technical background with extensive operational business experience.Over the past 20 years Rich has been involved with numerous start-up companies, in both management and consulting roles. He was a co-founder of Talkway Communications, a provider of Internet video services such as video email to major providers including AT&T and Br...
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Todd Simpson | Venture Partner | iNovia

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Michael Staton | Partner | Learn Capital

Michael Staton is a Partner at Learn Capital, where he has helped lead investments into Coursera, Minerva, Andela, AltSchool and Brilliant. Transitioning into venture, he was selected to serve as a Kauffman Fellow - the industry leading learning network and training program for Venture Capital. Prior to Learn Capital, Michael worked as a co-founder of DevBootcamp (sold to Kaplan) after being the...
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Deborah Stephens Stauffer | Principal | Atrium Capital

Debbie is a principal at Atrium Capital and addresses the education technology sector. She also regularly teaches in the classroom to authenticate best practices with innovation products. Debbie serves on several advisory boards and is a mentor for new businesses in the EdTech Innovation Lab at GSVlabs. As a former entrepreneur, she co-invented and patented a digital consumer product and was t...
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Alex Suh | Founding Managing Director | California Technology Ventures

Alex Suh is a founding Managing Director with California Technology Ventures, LLC, a Southern California venture capital firm that focuses its investments in the fields of Life Sciences and Information Technology. Alex is the managing director that invests in Life Sciences as well as Information Technology. Alex is also a founding Managing Director with J.J. Jacobs Enterprises, LLC and Jacobs Ca...
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Li Sun | Senior Associate | Bessemer Venture Partners

Dr. Li Sun is a Senior Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners. She came from a diverse background across engineering, science, technology and entrepreneurship. In the past, she designed nanocrystal based solid state memories in Singapore, evaluated the economics of clean tech integration at MIT, and for her PhD at Harvard developed a technology for single-cell immunotherapy. While working on her...
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Rajesh Swaminathan | Investment Director | Applied Ventures

Rajesh Swaminathan joined Applied Materials in 2009. At Applied Ventures, Mr. Swaminathan is focused on investments in IoT, 3D Printing, Solar and Opportunities in India. He serves as a Board Observer in many of our investments in these sectors. Prior to joining Applied Materials, he worked at Third Point LLC developing the firmís venture and public investment strategy in Cleantech. While at Th...
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Gaurav Tewari | Managing Director | Citi Ventures

Gaurav leads venture capital investments in innovative technology companies, and collaborates closely with Citigroup's executive leadership to drive internal growth initiatives as well as strategic alliances with emerging businesses on a global basis. With over 15 years in various investing and operating capacities in the technology industry, Gaurav has participated in investments in dozens of p...
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Leigh Thompson | Senior Technology Scout | Dow Ventures

Leigh is a senior technology scout, responsible for identifying, screening, prioritizing and pursuing a variety of emerging technologies and assessing their viability as business opportunities.Leigh joined The Dow Chemical Company in 1997 where she worked in a variety of corporate and business research and development (R&D) roles, including oxygenated solvents, acrylic monomers, epoxies, and polyu...
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Nick Triantos | Venture Partner | Ignition Partners

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Esther Tricoche | Partner | NewSchools Venture Fund

Esther Tricoche is an Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and is a founding team member of NewSchools Ignite, a virtual accelerator that invests in ed-tech market gaps in areas where student and teacher needs are not being met. Prior to joining NewSchools Venture Fund, Esther was a founding team member, Program Manager and Acting Vice President at the Laura & John Arnold Foundation, whe...
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Marc Van Den Berg | Partner | DBL Partners

Marc is a Partner at DBL Partners. Marc is a member of the firmís investment committee and an active investor and director. Prior to DBL Partners, Marc was a General Partner at Technology Partners, since joining the firm in 2012. Marcís venture investing career began early last decade where he spent 6 years as a Managing Director at Vantage-Point Capital also focused in energy and advanced technol...
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Sonali Vijayavargiya | Founder & Managing Director | Augment Ventures

Sonali Vijayavargiya is the Founder and Managing Director of Augment Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Fund invests in early-stage companies with high caliber teams and transformational companies geared to increase efficiency and productivity in global markets. Sonali has over 18 years of experience in project finance, private equity and investmen...
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Chuhan Wang | Associate | GGV Capital

Chuhan Wang is an associate in GGV Capital's Silicon Valley office. Prior to joining GGV, Chuhan was an analyst at Morgan Stanley Technology Investment Banking in Menlo Park. While at Morgan Stanley, Chuhan worked closely with a number of public and private companies on a variety of transactions across internet, mobile, ecommerce, software sectors, among others.

Tim Wang | Investor | The Westly Group

Tim helps manage the Westly Groupís deal flow and due diligence process. Prior to joining the Westly Group, Tim was a co-founder and Head of Business Development at a fintech start-up, ChinaScope, where he raised $5M from Moodyís. Tim began his career at Capital IQ in their New York office before moving to Hong Kong to initiate and lead their Asia client development efforts. Tim has always ...
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Paul J. Weinstein | Partner | Azure Capital Partners

Paul Weinstein is a founding General Partner at Azure Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. Prior to founding Azure, Paul was a managing director with Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, PaineWebber and Kidder Peabody. With over 28 years of investment experience, Paulís primary investment focus is on communications, enterprise software, d...
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Phyllis Whiteley | Venture Partner | Wildcat Venture Partners

Phyllis Whiteley, PhD., is a Venture Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures and Wildcat Venture Partners where she provides hands-on leadership in building, investing, and creating companies in diagnostics, life science tools, digital health, and personalized medicine including Verinata Health, acquired by Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN). Dr. Whiteley has built a career around her passion for personalized me...
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Seth Winterroth | Partner | Eclipse

Seth is a partner at Eclipse where he invests in strong leaders building full-stack hardware technology companies that improve the physical world. He focuses his time on building businesses that use automation technologies to improve the movement of people and goods; next generation manufacturing technologies, and consumer hardware that pushes the state of the art in machine learning. His inve...
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Henry Wong | Chairman | Diamond TechVentures

Henry Wong has been a prolific venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and Stanford University Mentor in Silicon Valley during the last 35 years. Henry co-founded 5 startups with successful exits. Then he was a Partner with Crystal Internet Ventures, Garage Technology Ventures and Diamond TechVentures. His IRR is way above Industry Average. Further, Henry is an Advisor to 3 Asian Countries,...
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Darren Young | Investor | Micron Ventures

Darren Young is currently an investment professional for Micron Ventures, responsible for investments in early stage technology startups for Micron Technology. He is also a Director in the Corporate Development group at Micron, leading activities such as acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic engagements. Over the last seven years at Micron, Darren has worked on domestic and cross-border...
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Eugene Zhang | Founding Partner | TEEC Angel Fund

Eugene, Founding Partner of TEEC Angel Fund, board member of Gaatu Inc., Accusilicon Inc., and Startifyd (Taste Analytics) Inc. He leads TEEC Angel Fund activities in New Tech, Internet finance, computer software and hardware. His most recent investments include: ZOOM.us, Quanergy, Lex Machina, Trusper, TrustGo, Womply. He co-founded and was the first CEO of InnoSpring. He was also the founding ...
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