VentureShift
July 17, 2013 – 2:30 pm to 11:30 pm – Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco

Keynote Speakers


Mike Maples, Managing Partner, Floodgate

Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of FLOODGATE, and was recently named as one of "8 Rising VC Stars" by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies. His background spans a variety of markets including consumer technology, small business, and the enterprise, and he has led various functions in product development, marketing, business development, and corporate strategy.

In his spare time Mike is an amateur artist, movie-maker, and calligrapher. He holds an Engineering degree from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest-lecturer on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Princeton University, and the University of Texas.

 

Ben Ling, Investment Partner, Khosla Ventures

Ben is an investment partner at Khosla Ventures focused on mobile, Internet and ecosystem businesses.

Ben is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube and Facebook, as well as angel investor and advisor, with investments in Fab, Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion and advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.

At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.

At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.

Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration for UC Berkeley. Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).

 

Speakers 


 David Austin, Sr Director Emerging Technology, Media Camp

David Austin has over 25 years of extensive product and corporate development experience in bringing a multitude of amazing products to consumer markets as well as identifying, acquiring and integrating a wealth of intellectual property, products and teams. Currently David is helping to drive the new media technology accelerator, Media Camp, a Turner initiative. Find out more at www.mediacamp.com

Prior to coming to Turner to help shape the future of media he was a Senior Director at Apple Inc for two stints totaling over 17 years. During his time there, David delivered a broad swath of consumer products working extensively with Senior Executive Management (including working directly with the late Steve Jobs on the original Keynote and iWork products).

 

Stacey Bishop, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners

Stacey Bishop focuses on Software as a Service (SaaS) and consumer Internet. Currently serving on the board of Vitrue and NComputing, Stacey also works closely with several of ScaleVP’s other portfolio companies, including Box, HubSpot, and DocuSign. Stacey originated investments in ExactTarget (IPO March 2012) and Omniture, acquired by Adobe in 2009.

Prior to joining ScaleVP in 1999, Stacey specialized in M&A within Bank of America’s Corporate Development Group. Stacey worked in equity research at Morgan Stanley and began her career as an account manager at Syntel, an IT services firm. Stacey holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from University of Michigan.
 
 

Dylan Boyd, Managing Director, Nike Accelerator/TechStars

Accomplished business development & product leader with 16+ years experience.Worked with both early growth and global brands. Grown sales and revenue through developing new client, partner and channel relationships in new media online and offline in traditional environments. Proven ability to understand and lead multi-channel visions with the ability to execute with complex teams and stake holders.

Specialties: Strategy development for marketing communications through internet based intitiaves. Understanding business goals, costs and measurements in order to build strong branding, lead generation or online sales.

 

James Conlon, Principal, Bullpen Capital

James Conlon joined the Bullpen team as a Principal in 2012.  He is a former professional poker player who recently received his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law.  His unique talents in the areas of start-ups, law, and analysis make him a great addition to our team.

 

Duncan Davidson, Managing Director, Bullpen Capital

Duncan Davidson is a serial entrepreneur who spent the past six years as a managing director at a major venture fund, VantagePoint Venture Partners, before forming Bullpen. At VantagePoint, Duncan focused on digital media and mobile. His deals include Widevine, the leading provider of digital rights management and adaptive streaming for online video, and Livescribe, the maker of an innovative digital smartpen that has received many awards for innovation.

 He began his career as a lawyer, and in 1983 joined a small venture fund, Cambridge Venture Partners, first as a deal attorney and later as a deal partner.  In 1986 he went to Strategic Planning Associates to help with LBO advisory work. He received an Sc.B. in physics/math from Brown University, with Honors, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Michigan Law School, were he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review.

 

Pascale Diaine, Evangelist, Orange Silicon Valley

As the Evangelist for Orange Silicon Valley, Pascale Diaine engages actively with the Bay Area ecosystem to collaborate on initiatives showcasing emerging technologies, initiate strategic partnerships,  learn from the innovative best practices in the Silicon Valley, as well as promote Orange’s presence and brand locally. Her extensive networking activity over the past 6 years has positioned Orange strategically in the Silicon Valley and generated access to several world class thought-leaders, influencers, journalists, and emerging companies.

She received her Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Technology at Compiègne (UTC), in 2002.

 

Jenny Fielding, Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide

Jenny Fielding heads up New Digital Ventures for BBC Worldwide as well as BBCW Labs. Previously, she was CEO of fourforty Inc, the company that developed Wenzani for Lonely Planet. Jenny has a long history in the tech industry, co-founding start-ups such as Switch-Mobile, a disruptive VoIP mobile software company, that was acquired in 2008. She has also been the COO of Wodan Capital, a VP at JP Morgan, and a lawyer at Wieden & Kennedy, where she started her career.

Jenny sits on the Board and advises several companies and organizations including Founder Labs, Texting.ly, and Astia. Jenny is based in Silicon Valley.

 

James Finn, VP Strategic Initiatives, Telefonica Digital

I currently serve as VP of Strategic Initiatives at Telefónica Digital, which I joined in April 2013, and also as Director of Communications Product Design. Prior to that, I had a series of internal roles at Telefónica including Director of Communications Product Designs at Telefónica Digital, Chief Fire Stoker at O2 UK, General Manager, Europe, at Jajah and Business Manager at O2 UK. During my various roles, I launched several products within the Telefónica Footprint such as International Favourites (O2 UK), Global Friends (O2 DE), Social Call, Virtual International Numbers (Telefónica Spain), Calling Card App (O2 UK) and O2 Connect (Telefónica Digital).

Prior to my roles at Telefónica Digital, I was an advisor to RingRing Media, EVP of Corporate Development at ThumbPlay, Napster Sales Responsible at Ericsson AB, Head of Business Development at Ericsson Mobility World, Vice President of Business Development at Zingy and Director of Business Development at helloNetwork.

 
Dave Fowler, Founder & CEO at Chartio

Dave Fowler's mom taught him to program when he was 11 and he's been spending his hours in front of the terminal ever since. In school he studied Physics, two other undergrads and finished with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

During and after school Dave did 2 years at IBM where he worked on the processor for the Xbox 360 and filed 10 patents. Two years ago he moved to the bay area to pursue a startup and he is happy that fewer people bug him about finding some work-life balance.

Dave was listed in Forbes' 30 under 30 in Technology for 2011 and 2012.
 

Tod Francis, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures

Tod Francis has 25 years of experience working with marketing and consumer driven companies. Since 2004, Tod has been a managing director at Shasta Ventures where his investment focus is technology-enabled consumer companies. Some of his investments at Shasta include Mint, Turn, Logoworks, Uptake, Recurve, Plastic Jungle, Pixazza and companies still operating in stealth mode.

Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, Tod was a general partner at Trinity Ventures for ten years where he was involved with companies such as Blue Nile, BabyCenter, FatBrain, LoopNet, NextCard, Wedding Channel, Jamba Juice and PF Chang’s. Previously, Tod spent ten years in marketing and management positions including serving as a partner at Ram Group Marketing Management, and as a marketing manager at Johnson & Johnson on the Tylenol brand. Tod earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University.

 
Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Journal, Thomson Reuters

I've worked as a business reporter and an editor since 1994, with the last eight years focused on venture capital and private equity industries. I began my stint as a paid journalist in 1988 when I covered city hall for a community newspaper in Southern California. In addition to business reporting, I have written news and features on high school sports, real estate, environmental issues and city government for several community publications throughout California.

For the business journal chain, I wrapped my arms around several beats, including banking & finance, the business of sports, retail, ecommerce, marketing & media and technology.

At Thomson Reuters, I focus on the venture capital industry, covering fundraising, startups and entrepreneurs. I contribute to peHUB.com, Venture Capital Journal and Reuters.com. I became acting Editor-in-Charge of VCJ in January 2011 and officially named editor in March 2012. In addition to putting out the monthly magazine VCJ and maintaining the website, I'm currently focused on several projects, including our conferences. First up in 2012 is our PartnerConnect 2012 conference in New York in early April (http://www.partnerconnectevents.com/), and then we'll return to San Francisco in October 2012 for our second annual VC conference.
Specialties

 

Rob Hayes, Partner, First Round Capital 

Rob Hayes joined First Round Capital in 2006.  Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor.  He led most of Omidyar Network's initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund.  While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource.  Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS.  During this time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.

 

Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO, PlumAlley.co

Moved by her strong desire to see women achieve success through the founding of companies, Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO of www.PlumAlley.co and a Founder of the Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator.

Deborah earned her MBA from Columbia Business School in 1980 and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker. Before she retired from her 21 year career in investment banking, Deborah launched the healthcare technology and internet practice at Shattuck Hammond Partners in the mid 1990s.

In early 2011, she founded JumpThru, a for-profit company whose purpose is to encourage more women to use and build technology.  JumpThru launched platforms such as: Blue Glue, a white label private social network: and My Tech Letter, a subscription based letter focused on women in technology.

 

Michael Levit, Managing partner, Founders Den

Michael Levit is a serial entrepreneur and managing partner at the Founders Den where he advises startups and works on Spigot Inc., his fifth startup that he co-founded in 2008.  Prior to Spigot Michael ran the business side of Vendio, an eCommerce platform, where he grew transactions to $1.5+ billion/ year before selling the business to Chinese giant Alibaba. Michael’s previous experience includes starting AOL’s Broadband division, running sales and marketing at Hearme and Paltalk, co-founding and overseeing Business Development at Bluelight.com a venture between Softbank, Martha Stewart, Kmart and Yahoo, and working in Accenture’s technology and strategy consulting practice where he co-founded the Internet Center in Palo Alto some 16 years ago.

Michael is an active advisor and angel investor and he is the co-creator of TEDxSF, an organization dedicated to the sharing of ideas.

 

Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Larry Marcus Is a Managing Director a Walden Venture Capital, and focuses on Sprout Stage™ investments in digital media and cloud services.

 Larry has been a Director at Pandora since early 2004 when Walden led the "rebirth round" to focus the company on launching a consumer-facing service. Larry is a Director at SoundHound (sound and voice search), Rootmusic (BandPage on Facebook), Telekenex (IP voice and data services ), a Board Observer at PowerCloud Systems and led Walden's investment in Terayon (acquired by Motorola).

 

Paul Martino, Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital

Paul Martino is the founder of four companies and active early stage investor. He was most recently the CEO and founder of Aggregate Knowledge. In 1990, Paul started his first venture which was an online gaming company. In these pre-internet, bulletin board days, he was one of the original innovators to bring to life the multi-player user experience.

Paul’s early games from almost 20 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings. In 1997, Paul founded Ahpah Software, a computer security firm that was the result of his work as a Ph.D. student at Princeton University.  Paul holds a BS in Mathematics from Lehigh University and Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University.

 

Mike McCormick, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG

Mike McCormik is an audit senior manager in the Silicon Valley office. He has eight years experience with KPMG in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice providing services related to financial statement audits, audit of internal controls, and financial reporting. Mike specializes in providing audit services to software and SaaS companies and has provided professional audit and accounting services to companies in various stages of growth ranging from public companies to emerging private companies. 

His audit experience includes SEC filings, business combinations, debt offerings, and the successful coordination of global audit teams.

 

John McIntyre, Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator

John McIntyre is the Managing Director of the Citrix Startup Accelerator leading the team pioneering open innovation through early stage investments and market validation. John’s career has been characterized by spearheading innovative programs that bring new products to market, develop new markets, and create ecosystems that link entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors internationally.

Prior to joining Citrix, John ran the Enterprise Ireland team chartered with driving market momentum for Irish software, services, and technology companies in the North American marketplace. He co-founded InnerWorkings, a software company that raised over $10 million of venture financing. Earlier in his career, John spent 13 years at Intel Corporation where, in his last position as Director of Business Development, he partnered closely with Intel Capital to fund emerging technology and software companies.

 

Richard Melmon, Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital

Richard Melmon is a physicist who somehow ended up starting companies. Before starting his own, he helped a few along the way, including Intel, Apple, VisiCorp ( the first spreadsheet), Adobe, Stratacom, Frame, Sun Microsystems, and others.  Richard joined with Duncan Davidson and Regis McKenna at the McKenna Group in 1995, specializing in advising high tech Japanese firms about the coming of the Internet.

Richard has a BA in Physics from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford University. His early career in physics focused on xerographic technologies, where he holds two patents.

 
 

Alex Mittal, Co-founder & CEO, FundersClub

Alex was the founding CEO of Innova Dynamics, a touch screen hardware company backed by Rho Ventures, leading the company through a market and technology pivot, two VC rounds and gov’t financing ($18M), and securing customer design-in collaborations and a pipeline worth over $150M/year. Previously, he was the founding CTO of Crederity, a VC-backed identity and credential verification software company, and co-founded and led Penn Engineers without Borders, a non-profit that has provided running water to thousands of people worldwide.

Alex currently serves on the Boards of three companies and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Also, MIT Lincoln Laboratory named an asteroid after him for his past science research.

 

Michael Neril, Director, WIN

Michael has been working with technology startups for nearly 15 years. Michael began his career as an investment banker advising venture-backed startups and publicly held tech companies, then as an entrepreneur/co-founder of three Internet startups (SpongeFish, Ooreka - acquired by LiveOps and LiveWork), operator of a startup within a late-stage tech company (LiveOps), and as an investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies.

Most recently, Michael helped Maynard Webb launch Webb Investment Network (WIN). At WIN, Michael focuses primarily on the following areas for investment: marketplaces, crowdsourcing, cloud technology/applications, mobile, consumer Internet, and enterprise software. When not meeting companies, Michael enjoys running, long hikes, skiing, golf, and world affairs.

 

Matt Ocko, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective

Matt Ocko, Managing Director of Archimedes Capital and Managing Partner of Data Collective, has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive and venture capitalist, both in the US and in China, where he has advised multiple government entities over the last two decades. 

Matt has been a Partner of VantagePoint Venture Partners and was a founding General Partner of Softbank Technology Ventures.  His investments include Zynga (ZNGA), Facebook (FB), Tango.me, Cotendo (AKAM), XenSource (CTRX), Flashsoft (SNDK), SupportSoft (SPRT), Verisign (VRSN), Alantro (TXN), UltraDNS (NSR), Fortinet (FTNT), Akimbi (VMW), MetaWeb (GOOG), Kenshoo,  BranchOut, and Impermium.  Matt founded and was VP of R&D for Da Vinci Systems, a pioneering e-mail software vendor with over 1 million users world-wide prior to its acquisition.   He is an inventor on more than 30 granted or in process patents, and still reads code.

 

Marcus Ogawa, Managing Partner,  Quest Venture Partners

Marcus Ogawa is a Managing Partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners since its inception in late 2007. Marcus is responsible for finding new investment opportunities, evaluating and closing seed / A rounds and working closely with the management teams of Quest Venture Partners portfolio companies. Marcus’ expertise are in new digital media, Mobile, and Video.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Qik Inc, Retailigence Inc, Fididel Inc, and serves as board adviser and observer for ViVu.TV, Highlightcam Inc, 1BOG Inc and Genwi Inc.

 

Quint Slattery, Founder and CIO, Symmetry Peak Management

Quint Slattery is the founder and CIO of Symmetry Peak Management (“SPM”).  SPM is a long/short equity fund focused on technology and emerging growth equities.  SPM employs a long term investment horizon, much like venture capital and private equity, while maintaining the public market benefits of liquidity, transparency and mark-to-market valuations.  
           
Previously, Mr. Slattery was the Portfolio Manager of two mutual funds at Pilgrim Baxter & Associates (PBHG): the PBHG New Opportunities Fund and PBHG Select Equity Fund.  Mr. Slattery was named the "One Year Winner" in the Wall Street Journal for the fifty-two week performance of the New Opportunities Fund for the period ending March 30, 2000.  Additionally, Kiplinger's labeled the PBHG New Opportunities Fund "All-Time Champ" for its one-year performance, which, according to the magazine, was proclaimed by Morningstar to be "the highest one-year total return in fund history."

Mr. graduated with an A.B. degree from Princeton University. 

 

 Renata Streit Quintini, Partner, Felicis

Renata, native Brazilian, is primarily focused on e-commerce and education opportunities. During her time at Felicis she led investments in Baby.com.br, Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club and Artspace, among others.
She brings over a decade of experience in investments and corporate transactions, which allows her to offer a diverse and strategic perspective to portfolio companies.

Before joining Felicis, she was an investor at the Stanford Management Company, where she helped manage the endowment’s venture capital portfolio and build out its small funds VC exposure. Renata holds a Law degree from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, an LL.M from Stanford Law School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Padma Rao, Board member, Julep

Padma Rao  is an entrepreneur who brings expertise in driving revenue growth through customer acquisition and retention.

A true interdisciplinary executive, Padma’s technical background, analytical approach, and business acumen have produced impressive results for an array of companies across industries. Padma was most recently Head of Marketing at Zynga, building a world-wide customer acquisition and retention, brand, and promotions operation from the ground up during the company's high growth period from 2009-2011. Notable accomplishments include increasing Zynga’s new customer base 10x while cutting costs 50 percent and building one of the top 10 largest email programs in the world with unprecedented CTR at scale. 

Padma started her career in engineering across the entire stack, including roles as an ASIC software engineer, a database architect, and a web developer for organizations like Alcatel-Lucent, Calix Networks, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. She holds MS degrees in Computer Science and Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and a BA in Economics and Chemistry from the University of Arizona.

Padma is most passionate about bringing innovative products to market and building great companies. She is a natural mentor and coach, and is delighted to offer her experience and enthusiasm in supporting the visionary entrepreneurs and their startups.

 

Bambi Francisco Roizen, Founder and CEO, Vator

Bambi Francisco founded Vator in 2007, as a social network for entrepreneurs and investors, and VatorNews, which provides news and information on innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to Vator, Francisco was an award-winning financial and technology journalist at Dow Jones MarketWatch, covering Internet trends, startups and investments, where she became the voice of Silicon Valley.

She was named the top 10 most influential journalists by AdWeek and was part of the Blue Chip Financial Journalists team.  She was the morning business anchor at KPIX, the CBS affiliate and appeared weekly as an expert on technology/investments across CNBC, Fox Business News, and CBS.

 

Ezra Roizen, Digital Media Investment Banker, Ackrell Capital 

Ezra Roizen is a digital media investment banker with Ackrell Capital, a boutique investment bank. He is also an advisor and commenter on emerging ventures.

He focuses on digital media, e-commerce and mobile companies. Prior to banking, Ezra co-founded and was CEO of Montclare Technologies Inc. He also co-founded and was director of business development for Convoy, which is now part of Sybase. Ezra is the Chair of the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business Alumni Council.

 
Alex Rosen, Managing Director, IDG Ventures

Alex Rosen combines 18 years of venture capital experience with a deep understanding of technology products, making him a valuable advisor to consumer internet and software companies. He currently serves as board member or observer at Expect Labs, Minted, and Smartling. Previously, he was a General Partner at Sprout Group, focusing on software and internet service areas.

Alex has been a board member or observer at mySimon (acquired by CNET), Quintus (IPO, acquired by Avaya), Fogdog (IPO, acquired by GSI Commerce), Sapient Health Network (acquired by WebMD), and Rhythms (IPO, acquired by AT&T). Alex started his venture capital career as an associate with General Atlantic Partners, served as an advisor to Vector Capital, and was an angel investor in several private companies including MyNewPlace (acquired by RealPage) and SideStep (acquired by Kayak). He holds BS degrees in electrical engineering and economics from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University.

 

Musicians


Ethan Beard

Ethan Beard was the Director of Business Development at Facebook. In March, 2008, Beard left his position as the Director of Social Media at Google to take the position at Facebook. Before working for Google, Beard served as Director of Business Development for MTV/VH1 Interactive, as well as Silicon Alley Venture Partners, Fountainhead Capital, and Bank of America.

 
Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund

Tim Chang is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive. He was named on the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers, was featured by The Deal as one of five emerging VCs to watch and by the AlwaysON Hollywood IT List recognizing technology leaders in the digital entertainment industry.

Tim began his career in venture capital in 1999 during his time at Stanford Business School as part of the founding team of CTR Ventures, a venture accelerator in Tokyo focused on seed and early-stage mobile consumer applications for the Japanese market.
 

Prashant Fuloria, Chief Product Officer, Flurry

Prashant Fuloria leads Flurry product management and innovation functions for the company. Prior to Flurry, Prashant was an Executive in Residence at Mayfield Fund and lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Prashant brings a decade of product management experience from Facebook and Google. At Facebook, Prashant led the product team for Facebook Ads and subsequently managed commerce products, including Facebook Credits. At Google, he managed all of Google's products for the Asia-Pacific region, led its global billing & payments product efforts, and served as an early member of the AdWords product team. Prashant holds a PhD and MA in Business, a PhD Minor in Operations Research and an MS in Statistics, all from Stanford University. Before joining Stanford, Prashant studied at IIT Delhi, where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal, which is the highest academic award.

 

Philip Kaplan, Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs

Philip Kaplan is an entrepreneur in San Francisco, California. Philip has founded several companies, including TinyLetter (email service provider, acquired by MailChimp), Blippy (a venture-backed social shopping company), AdBrite (a large ad network), F-dcompany.com, PK Interactive (software development company), and others.  

In 2010, Philip was entrepreneur-in-residence at Charles River Ventures. Philip is the bestselling author of F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-com Flameouts (Simon & Schuster). He is an active angel investor and advises several companies.  Philip is on the board of advisors of Syracuse University. 

 

Raj Kapoor, Venture Partner,  Mayfield Fund

Raj Kapoor  is an entrepreneur , Internet industry pioneer and blogger (vcinme.typepad.com) . He invests in the online advertising, e-commerce, consumer internet/digital media and internet infrastructure services and software segments.

Prior to joining Mayfield, Raj was co-founder and CEO of Snapfish, a leading global online photo service. Raj orchestrated the sale of Snapfish to Hewlett-Packard in March 2005.

 

Kristian Segerstrale, EVP, Digital at Electronic Arts

Kristian Segerstrale is the EVP Digital at Electronic Arts, spearheading the digital transformation of the worlds largest computer games company.

Prior to EA, he was CEO and co-founder of Playfish, one of the largest and fastest growing social games companies, acquired by EA in 2009 for $400M. Kristian was a co-founder of Glu Mobile Europe (Macrospace Ltd) in 2001 and built the company through a successful $350M IPO in 2007. Kristian also served on the board of LOVEFiLM, a leading European digital film subscription service until its acquisition by Amazon in 2011 for $350M.
 
 

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