Venture Capital Executive Program Past Panelists have Included:


Farshid Arman 
Proprietor, Arash Corporation, LLC
Farshid has an extensive background in commercializing new ideas and seed-stage companies. Read more

Bob Beaumont 
General Partner, Beauchamp Investments 
Bob has more than 40 years experience in investment banking, venture capital and asset finance and small-to-medium enterprise investment. Read more

Dr. Cornelius Boersch 
CEO and Founder, Mountain Partners  
Cornelius is considered one of the most acknowledged business investors and fund investors in Europe. Read more

Sam Brasch
Senior Managing Director and Vice President, Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Sam brings over 15 years of experience working with healthcare companies to Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Read more

Sean Doyle 
Director, Intel Capital  
Sean's career comprises over 60 equity investments and debt placements totaling more than $700 million of invested capital for Intel Capital and the Intel 64 Fund. Read more

Timothy J Harris 
Partner, Morrison & Foerster 
Represents public and private companies and venture capital firms in corporate and securities matters with the firm Morrison & Foerster. Read more

Rob Hayes 
Partner, First Round Capital   
Rob has led investments in companies such as, Uber, TaskRabbit, AppFrog and more. Read more

David Hehman
Co-Founder and Board Member, Knowingly 
David is a lifetime entrepreneur and angel investor, having co-founded and sold 5 technology businesses. Read more

John Hubinger
Managing Director and President, Hub and Spoke Ventures
John is a serial entrepreneur, having raised millions in venture capital for the software and tech industries. Read more

Kevin Kopczynski
Senior Director, First Solar
Scott's experience spans the energy, consumer products, and medical device industries. Read more

Scott Kucirek
CEO, Five Star Organics
Scott has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in many leadership roles and has raised over $40 million in venture capital. Read more

Larry Lasky  
Partner, The Column Group
Larry is an expert biochemist and a founder of Genetics Institute one of the first biotechnology companies. Read more

Chip Lion
Partner, Morrison and Foerster
Chip represents both public and private companies in a broad range of industries and sectors, including biotechnology, medical device and technology. Read more

Tim Recker
Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, The James Irvine Foundation
Tim was responsible for the University of California Regents $8.5 billion private and real assets program. Read more

Nick Sturiale
Managing Partner, Ignition Partners   
Nick has over 25 years of experience developing startups, both as venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Read more

Erin Sheepo
Regional Sales Manager, Dow Jones   
Erin manages private equity and venture capital sales team in San Francisco. Read more

Manav Subodh
Director of International Development, Innovation Acceleration and Berkeley Executive Education
His main charters include working with governments, entrepreneurship ecosystem partners, young innovators and startups across 25 countries to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems. Read more

Ted Tobiason
Co-head Private Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley
Ted has a long career in finance, most recently serving positions at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley. Read more

Ken Wallace
Managing Director, Industry Ventures 
Ken brings experience making primary funds investments as well as purchasing secondary direct investments. Read more

Bill Bottoms
Chairman, Third Millennium Test Solutions
Bill has diverse experience in serving as Chairman and CEO of many companies as well as a faculty member at Princeton University. Read more 

Allan May 
Founder and Chairman, Life Science Angels
Allan has over 20 years of experience in founding, investing, and serving as a Chairman or CEO. Read more 

Michael Daugherty
Fundraising Strategy, AngelList
Michael is an active angel investor and has founded two organizations. Read more

Jeb Miller
General Partner, Icon Ventures 
Jeb brings over fifteen years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist. Read more 

Shomit Ghose
General Partner, Onset Ventures
Shomit has experience as a software entrepreneur, working in startups, and venture capital. Read more 

Douglas Hansen-Luke
Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital
Douglas specializes in senior management, investment management, emerging markets, partnership and product development, and asset allocation. Read more 

Chris Groves
President and CEO, Centric Software
Chris has led Centric Software through seven venture funding rounds including a complete re-capitalization and strategy pivot. Read more 

Brian Feth 
Co-founder and CEO, Xcell Biosciences, Inc.
Brian has a background in life sciences with a focus on regenerative medicine and immunotherapy applications. Read more 

Hubert Palan
Founder and CEO, productboard, Inc. 
Hubert is the Founder and CEO of productboard, Inc., an all-in-one product management platform. Read more 

Frank Bunger 
Founder and CEO, Orion Span 
Frank has extensive experience building early stage company teams, product, and go to market. Read more 

Larry Marcus 
Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Larry has backed companies including Netflix (IPO), BandPage, etc. Read more

Keval Desai
Partner, InterWest
Keval invests in early-stage tech companies. Read more

Zal Bilimoria 
Managing Partner, Refractor Capital 
Zal co-founded a $50M seed-stage venture capital firm backing founders that are solving fundamental human problems. Read more 

Mitchell Weinstock
Venture Partner, HP Tech Ventures 
Mitchel is an expert in monetization of nascent technologies and operation experience in new product marketing. Read more 

Mary Jane Bedegi
CFO, Nokia Growth Partners and Partner, Everest Financial Group
Mary Jane has been CFO and in other finance leadership positions with various Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Read more

Lisa Edgar 
Managing Director, Top Tier Capital Partners 
Lisa has 25 years of experience in investing and currently focuses on manager selection, due diligence, and investment monitoring. Read more 

Adam Seabrook 
Investor, B Capital Goup
Adam invests in healthcare and digital health at B Capital. Read more

Chon Tang 
Founding Partner, UC Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
Chon is an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor with personal investments in over 25 deals with multiple IPOs and exits. Read more 

Fabian Hediger 
Fabian is an entrepreneur, music fan and former professional athlete (triathlon). Read more 

Ira Simkhovitch 
Principal, Industry Ventures 
Ira concentrates on originating, valuing and managing primary and secondary investments in later-stage, venture-backed companies and secondary investments in venture capital funds. Read more

Andy Laszlo 
Managing Partner, 137 Ventures 
Andy has experience as a managing partner at multiple venture capital firms and in founding management. Read more

Errol Arkillic 
Founder, M34 Capital 
Errol invests in seed and early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. Read more 

Ron Star 
Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP 
Ron is a Partner in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He focuses on securities law, financings, venture capital, technology transactions, and M&A. Read more 

Joe Inkenbrandt
CEO and Co-Founder, Identify3D
Joe has a broad background with years of experience in hardware and software engineering, protocol security, intellectual property licensing, and business development. Read more 

Chloe Alpert
CEO and Co-Founder, Medinas, Inc. 
Chloe has won five international competitions in technology problem solving and imaging technologies. Read more 

Noah Doyle 
Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners
Noah has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Read more 

David Wu 
General Partner, Maveron
David is a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and angel investor that has invested in over 50 startups. Read more 

David Hartwig 
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures 
David has been working in venture capital since 1997. Read more 

Uwe Higgens
Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures
Uwe has over 15 years experience working for BMW in R&D, innovation, and investments. Read more

Patrick Chung 
Founding Partner, Xfund
Patrick is founding partner of Xfund and was previously a partner at NEA. Read more 

Ullas Naik
Founder and General Partner, Streamlined Ventures
Ullas is a seasoned venture capitalist, angel investor, and entrepreneur with over two decades of entrepreneurial and early-stage investment experience. Read more

Abi Wye
Associate Director, Future Planet Capital 
Abi brings her experience of working with international leaders, governments, NGOs, and HNWIs to her role at Future Planet Capital. Read more

Joncarlo Mark
Founder, Upwelling Capital Group LLC 
Joncarlo has experience as a founder, senior portfolio manager, and a member of multiple boards. Read more

Paul Yett
Managing Director, Hamilton Lane 
Paul is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane and handles the firm's investment activities and client relationships. Read more

John Beil
Director of Private Equity, University of California Investment Office 
John manages a portfolio of buyout, co-investments, credit strategies, growth equity, special situations, and venture capital investments. Read more 

Randy Hawks 
Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures 
Randy brings more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor. Read more 

Mark Vranesh 
Advisor and Investor, Reviver Auto
Mark is a financial executive and investor with broad financial and broad-level experience in the media and technology industry. Read more 

John Woolard 
Senior Operating Partner, Activate Capital
John is the former Vice President of Energy at Google. Read more

Rebecca Lynn
Co-Founder and General Partner, Canvas Ventures
Rebecca's focus at Canvas is early-stage venture investments in Fintech, AI, digital health, SaaS, and mobile.

Tim Wilson
Partner, Artiman Investments
Tim works on early-stage technology investments and represents Artiman on several boards including Crossbar, Prysm, Kaybus, and Silniva, Inc.. Read more