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. 

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. 

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. 

Nicole Irvin 
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs  
Nicole is a managing director in the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group in the Investment Banking Division, where she leads equity execution for many of the firm's direct listings and IPOs.

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. 

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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. 

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

Ted Tobiason
Chief Financial Officer, Neutron Holdings Inc.
Ted has a long career in finance, most recently serving positions at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley. 

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

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. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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. 

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.  

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. 

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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. 

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. 

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..  

Stewart Alsop
Co-Founder and Partner, Alsop Louie Partners 
Stewart Alsop is a co-founder and partner of Alsop Louie Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm founded in 2006 and located in San Francisco. 

Sean Byrne 
Counsel, Morrister & Foerster's Private Fund Group 
 Sean Byrne works in all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital, real estate, and other private investment funds, including issues involving partnerships, limited liability companies, tax, ERISA, the regulation of investment advisers, and public disclosure laws. 

Tanya Kemp
Director of Private Equity, San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Tanya oversees a $2.5 billion global venture capital and growth portfolio.​​​​​​ 

Ron Cordes 
Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation
Ron has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the investment industry. 

Amos Ben-Meir Amos 
Angel & Venture Investor
Since 2012, Amo's startup investment portfolio has grown to more than 150 portfolio companies. 

Baback Elmieh
Baback has founded a number of companies including Human Engines and Nascent Objects, which he sold to Google (Motorola) and Facebook respectively. 

Hansmeet Sethi
Serial Entrepreneur
Hansmeet has over 20 years of experience with high growth venture-funded businesses. 

Joe Kennedy
Former CEO, Pandora
Joe served as CEO, president, and chairman of Pandora. 

Nina Labatt
COO and General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Nina has worked in the Venture Capital and Private Equity sector since 2001. 

Wes Selke
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Better Ventures
Wes has 20 years of venture capital and financial advisory experience. 

Sayre Stevick
Partner, Corporate Group of Fenwick & West
Sayre's practice concentrates on the representation of technology, greentech, and life science companies. 

Eric Ploeg
Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners
Eric also serves as a Board Member/Observer at Anomali, Dynamic Signal, Global Savings Group, Innovid, CipherCloud, Inuitive, Pinger, and ShareThis. 

Angelo Del Priore
Founding Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Angelo leads investments and partnerships in AR, VR, Gaming/eSports, and Education startups. 

Thomas Jueng
Investment Director, Samsung Ventures America
Thomas joined Samsung Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in mobile platform, AI, IoT, digital media & content, enterprise solution, and recently expanding his coverage to FinTech and InsurTech. 

Luigi Bajetti 
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ventures
Luigi Bajetti is the managing partner and founder of Lombardstreet Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California. 

Justin Burden
Secondary Investment Committee 
Justin Burden concentrates on originating, valuing, and managing investment opportunities in later-stage, venture-backed companies and venture capital funds. 

Steve Jang
Founder and Managing Partner, Kindred Ventures
Steve has over two decades of experience in product development, entrepreneurship, and investing, including most recently founding Kindred Ventures and being an early advisor and investor at Uber. 

Cheryl Cheng 
BlueRun Ventures
Cheryl Cheng is a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures, a Seed and Series A focused venture capital firm. 

Shawn Merani
Founder and Managing Partner, Parade Ventures
Shawn Merani is the Founder and Managing Partner of Parade Ventures, a pre-seed & seed stage focused venture capital firm. 

Michael Berolzheimer
Founder and Managing Partner, Bee Partners
Michael Berolzheimer, founder and Managing Partner of Bee Partners, is an active investor and entrepreneur. 

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell runs day-to-day operations at Terabase and drives the organization’s overall strategy. 

Jim Chambliss
Managing Director, Pathway
Jim Chambliss joined Pathway in 1994 and is a managing director in the California office. 

Larry Kubal
Founder and Managing Partner, Labrador Ventures
Larry Kubal has invested in seed and early-stage information technology companies for the last 32 years. 

Jordy Albert
General Partner, Walkabout Ventures
Jordy is a General Partner at Walkabout Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on leading pre-seed and seed investments in financial technology companies. 

Amee Parbhoo
Managing Partner, Accion Venture Lab
Amee has managed Venture Lab’s investment activities globally as well as led Venture Lab’s governance and investments in Africa.

Jonathan Ebinger
General Partner, Transform Capital
Jonathan is a General Partner at Transform Capital, and brings 20+ years of investing experience to the role from his time as a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures. 

Fred Wang
Adams Street
Fred invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the information technology space. 

Robert Labatt
Co-founder and Co-CEO, Inland Logistics
Robert is a career consumer internet business builder with over 25 years of experience leading strategy, business development, VC raises, M&A, product management, operations and building high volume platforms (100M+ users) at startups and multinational corporations. 

Anthony Palma
Partner, Griffin Gaming Partners
Anthony Palma is a Partner at Griffin Gaming Partners, the world’s largest venture capital firm focused singularly on the gaming industry. 

Parasvil Patel 
Partner, Radical Ventures
Parasvil Patel is a Partner with Radical Ventures. As a member of the investment team, he partners with visionary entrepreneurs using AI to transform traditional industries. 

Matt Caspari
Strawberry Creek Ventures
Matt is a two-time venture-backed founder/CEO with a decade of startup operating experience. 

Kasper Sage
Partner, BMW i Ventures
Kasper has been named a Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star for back-to-back years in 2018 and 2019.