Chaac Ventures is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed and early-stage investments. The firm primarily focuses on investing in the Princeton University and Southern California tech ecosystems. It was founded in 2015 and is based in Santa Monica, California.
Wonder Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Santa Monica, California and was founded in 2014. The firm invests in the mobile, marketplace, healthcare and fin-tech sectors.
Jao is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Retention Science. He is a also an Angel Investor. He serves as an advisor at KohFounders. Earlier, Jerry was an analyst with Morgan Stanley, an engagement manager with BearingPoint Management Consulting (KPMG Advisory), and most recently an advisor to the CFO of Clear Channel, working on digital initiatives such as iHeartRadio. Jerry has been named an Innovation Agent by Fast Company and a Hot Shot Entrepreneur by Biz Journals. He has appeared on Fox News, CNBC Big Data Download and Clear Channel Tech Talk. He has spoken at various conferences and is a regular writer for Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Practical Ecommerce. Jerry is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and a full-tuition scholarship as an Alumni Scholar and Yale School of Management.
Pioneer & creator of CRM solutions, CEO - @nimble.com, Founder of GoldMine. Interests; Social Business, Customer Lifecycle, Acquisition, Enchantment & Retention.
Perez is a Co-Founder at Tastemade. Joe is an entrepreneur, advisor and Internet product executive with over 17 years of experience in technology, media and health. Most recently, Joe was EVP of Product and a founding team member of Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) where he spent the last six years building products and communities for one of the largest networks on the Internet. Joe was also the Co-Founder of The Daily Plate, a popular diet and fitness community and app that was acquired by Demand Media as a foundation for the health and wellness site LIVESTRONG.COM. Joe and the team grew LIVESTRONG.COM from a small startup to one of the most visited health and wellness sites in its category in just 4 years. The MyPlate Calorie tracker mobile app has grown to be one of the most popular paid apps in the health category on iTunes since launching in 2007. Prior to Demand Media, Joe was SVP of Network and Operations at Intermix Media, parent company of MySpace (acquired by Fox Interactive Media), where he was responsible for building and operating the online gaming and social media platform group. Previously, Joe was an executive in Silicon Valley where he worked for a variety of technology and gaming startups inclduing TEN/Pogo.com (acquired by EA), Excite@Home and Pulse Entertainment. Joe currently serves on the advisory board of the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) whose mission is to bring together business and research innovators to study, accelerate and create digital health solutions. Joe graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in business and an emphasis in Marketing.
Builder of technology and technology teams for Internet startups including: @campus-explorer, @rent-com, @stamps-com, @citysearch.com.
US Renewables is a private equity and venture capital firm that focuses on investments in renewable energy industry. It seeks to acquire, develop, and manage renewable energy facilities, renewable energy generation projects, and clean fuels projects. The company looks to make investments in the range of $30 to $70 million depending on the stage of the project or company. USRG’s investments range from early stage developments to acquisitions of operating assets. US Renewables was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
David Litwak is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Mozio. David holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley. He has worked for Criteo, Northrop Grumman and Skype in the past and has founded FIRST and RoboCup robotics tea He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2010.
Prabakar is Chief Strategist and Co-founder of The Fabric. Prabakar spearheads the technology and strategic elements of The Fabric’s co-creation initiatives, bringing over 30 years of entrepreneurial success to the effort. Prabakar has co-founded and had successful exits in multiple start-ups. Previously, Prabakar drove Juniper’s content and media strategy and the technology for its media delivery infrastructure solutions, which an outgrowth of Juniper’s acquisition of Ankeena, which he co-founded with Rajan. Before Ankeena, Prabakar was at Citrix Systems, driving the technology vision and product strategy of the company’s Application Networking Group. Prabakar joined Citrix via its acquisition of NetScaler Inc., where he served as CTO and EVP of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Prior to Netscaler, Prabakar was Senior VP of Technology at Exodus Communications. Prabakar has over 25 years of leadership experience in the hi- tech industry where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning engineering, marketing, and business strategy at companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM. Prabakar has served on the board of directors and/or technical advisory board of several companies and is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Prabakar holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and B.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.