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 Mint.com, 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 Entrepreneur 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, LombardStreet.io 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 Terabase 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.