Vaish is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Haptik. He Co-founded Flatchat and also served as its Chairman. He is also an angel investor. He served as Ex-Director at Flurry India, ran global biz ops taking company from $0 to $100m in 3 years. Startup Investor & Adviser, Co-Founder Flat.to. He has completed hid B.S. Industrial Engineering from UIUC
Robert Siegel serves as Partner at XSeed Capital. He is the Advisor at Pixlee. He serves as Board member at Sparta Science. He served as Advisor at K5 Ventures. His investment areas include enterprise software, business operations where computational technology helps automate / improve company performance, and computing platforms that shape both business and consumer behaviors. He sits on the Board of Directors of Zooz, Lex Machina, Cape Productions and DropThought, and he led XSeed's investments in CirroSecure (acquired by Palo Alto Networks - NYSE: PANW), Chatous, Dispatcher, Breezeworks, The League, Teapot, Smart Coffee Technology, Neon, Pixlee, Caller Zen and SIPX (acquired by ProQuest), and also supports other portfolio companies such as Citrine Informatics. He is currently on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, Formation of New Ventures, The Industrialist's Dilemma and Entrepreneurial Finance. In these classes he has led research and written cases on companies including Google, Box, AngelList, SurveyMonkey, Medium, Wikimedia Foundation, Zuora, Minted, 500 Startups, TrueCar, Axel Springer, General Electric and Starbucks (La Boulange), amongst others. Robert is the Co-President of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni association that fosters relationships to strengthen the Stanford startup community, as well as the Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board for TTTech in Vienna, Austria. He has co-authored several articles for California Management Review, is a Wall Street Journal Startup Guru, and is a frequent contributor to Forbes and VentureBeat. Prior to joining XSeed, Robert was General Manager of the Video and Software Solutions division for GE Security, with annual revenues of $350 million. Robert was also Executive Vice President of Pixim, Inc., a fabless semiconductor firm specializing in image sensors and processors (acquired by Sony). Before Pixim, Robert was Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Weave Innovations Inc. (acquired by Kodak), a network services developer that invented the world's first digital picture frame, and delivered photos and other digital media to PCs and internet / mobile devices. Robert served in various management roles at Intel Corporation, including an executive position in their Corporate Business Development division, in which he invested capital in startups that were strategically aligned with Intel's vision. Previous to Intel, Robert was promoted to a series of senior sales and marketing positions at GeoWorks, which went public in 1993. Robert holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford University, is the co-inventor of four patents and served as lead researcher for Andy Grove's book Only the Paranoid Survive.
Dev brings nearly twenty years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in India and the U.S. to his role as Managing Director of Lightspeed India Advisors Partners LLP (LSIP). Investments include Byjus, Darwinbox, Innovaccer, Oku Tech and Sharechat. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). Prior to Lightspeed, Dev was an investment professional at venture capital firm Venrock in Silicon Valley where he focused on early-stage investments in Internet, mobile and software startups. While there, he served on the boards of Aha Mobile (acquired by Harman), Appia, Lavante, Slideshare (acquired by LinkedIn) and Turnhere. He also was board observer and supported investments in Aria Systems, BillFloat, INRIX and Redbeacon (acquired by Home Depot). Prior to Venrock, Dev led market development at Symbol Technologies’ Mobile Software Division (now part of Motorola). In 2003, Symbol acquired Covigo, a Silicon Valley-based mobile application software company that Dev co-founded in 1999. Prior to Covigo, Dev worked in product management at CrossWorlds Software and Aditi Technologies as well as in corporate finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Jefferies & Company. Dev holds a BS in Economics from Wharton, a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Aditya Bali is a Co-Founder at KitchenMate and serves as its Chief Operating Officer & Board Member. Aditya is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, engineer and foodie. Prior to KitchenMate, he built robots at Google X, co-founded BufferBox (acquired by Google). Aditya is also a graduate from the University of Waterloo's Mechatronics Engineering program.
Hemant Taneja serves as Managing Director at General Catalyst. Prior to this, he served as a Board Member at Gusto. He is a Board Member at Angle Technologies. He is a Chairman and a member of Board of Directors at MySun. Previously, he served as Board Member at SynapDx. He is also an Investor at Snapchat. He invests in technology-intensive software, hardware and services in clean energy and internet communications. He is a Board member of Health Insight Technologies, Virtual Instruments, Highfive, Hunch, Lumenz, Modular Wind, Sand9, C12 Energy, Stripe, TuneIn and Stion. Before joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Isovia, a Boston-based mobile software and applications company that was acquired by JP Mobile (MOT) in 2001. Taneja holds an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as a Board Member at Stripe. he also serves on Board of Fundbox.
Investor. Entrepreneur. Advisor. Early chatbot investor in 1 of 1st exits. Into AR/VR, MarTech, Supply Chain & Logistics & e-commerce. Here to help...
Gavin Christensen is the Founder & serves as a Managing Director and Managing Partner at Kickstart Seed Fund. Since founding Kickstart in 2008, Gavin has been responsible for all aspects of managing the firm in addition to leading due diligence and investment decisions in conjunction with Kickstart's Investment Committee. Prior to Kickstart, Gavin was an analyst, associate and principal at vSpring (now Signal Peak). Before vSpring Capital, Gavin also worked as a Vertical Strategy Associate for Google and as a consultant in Monitor Group's Cambridge office where he advised clients on a range of strategic, operational, and organizational improvements. Gavin began his career at Fidelity Investments as an investments representative. Gavin received a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Economics (with Honors), cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Gavin currently serves on the boards of Banyan, Chargeback, Chatbooks, Grow, JackRabbit Systems, Lucid Software, PhotoPharmics, Qzzr, RackWare, and ZenPrint.
Founder @done • Investor @415x • Advisor at @chatroulette and @Omegle • Worked at @friendfinder
Kristina Montague is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at The JumpFund. Kristina was previously an Assistant Dean at University of Tennessee Chattanooga's College of Business. She is an active member of Golden Seeds, the largest national network of angel investors investing in women-led companies; a partner in Next Wave Impact U.S. Fund; and an active member of the Angel Capital Association, a nationwide organization supporting angel investors. Kristina also serves on the board of the Company Lab, the Enterprise Center, Launch Chattanooga, the TN Aquarium and the Footprint Foundation.
Corp Dev @Shareworks. VC @inovia. Mechatronics engineer and beekeeper. Husband of 1. Dad of 4. Canadian. Rational optimist.
Rishi Mallik started his career in the consumer internet space at companies like Mozilla and Cooliris (acquired by Yahoo). Rishi transitioned into the mobile space in 2007 and joined the founding team of Qik at the age of 21. At Qik, Rishi led Business Development closing deals with 6 of the 7 top mobile handset manufactures and 3 of the 4 top US mobile carriers. He later became the Head of Product for Qik and led the development and launch of the first mobile video chat application in the US (16M users). Qik was acquired by Skype for $150M and Rishi became the Principal Program Manager of Mobile for Skype. At Skype, he led video initiatives across all platforms including the launch of Skype Video Messaging (>250M users). Skype was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5B. Rishi graduated from Stanford University where he was the VP of the Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students. He has three patents in the mobile space, is on the Board of Advisors for two companies, and is an avid Bhangra dancer.