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Eric Wiesen

Eric Wiesen is a General Partner at Bullpen Capital. Eric joined Bullpen in 2015 from RRE Ventures, where he was a General Partner. Current areas of focus include financial services and technology, consumer products and manufacturing, real estate/proptech and travel. Much of his investing philosophy and approach is informed by his experiences as a two-time founder, first in the 3D Graphics hardware space and later in the enterprise software/ERP sector. Eric is also an attorney, and practiced in the corporate group at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. As an undergraduate, he was an intern in the only very famous White House internship class. Eric holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia.


Mike Collett

Promus Ventures

Mike Collett is Founder and Managing Partner of Promus Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Chicago and San Francisco investing in deep-technology software and hardware companies in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand. Mike has been a venture capital investor in software and hardware for over 15 years. He has invested in more than 65 private technology companies, including areas such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, space, fintech, robotics, syn bio, computer vision, connected car, blockchain, healthcare, insurance, agriculture, nanotechnology and others. Mike currently serves on numerous Boards of Directors of private technology companies, including Spire, Gauss Surgical, Dispatch, ICEYE, CrossLend, Rhombus and others. Mike previously was Founder and Managing Partner of Masters Capital Nanotechnology Fund, a venture capital firm. Investments included companies in quantum cascade lasers, quantum dots, photonic integrated optoelectronic devices, nano-engineered fabrics and others. While at Masters Capital, a hedge fund, Mike invested in private technology software and hardware companies. Prior to venture capital, Mike was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in their Mergers & Acquisitions group as well as an Associate at Duff & Phelps. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Mike and his wife Paige have four children and live in Chicago.


Sunil Nagaraj

Triangulate

Sunil Nagaraj is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm that invests in “software in the real world” startups, primarily around smart hardware and machine intelligence applications. Prior to founding Ubiquity Ventures, Sunil spent six years as an investor with Bessemer Venture Partners where his work included investments in Auth0, Defense.Net (acquired by F5 Networks), Rocket Lab, Spire, Tile, Twitch (acquired by Amazon), and Zapier. Before being an investor, Sunil was founder/CEO of Triangulate, a VC-backed online dating startup using machine learning and behavioral data to improve accuracy. He has also worked at Bain & Company, Cisco, and Microsoft. Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on several non-profit boards: NextGen Partners (a Bay Area VC networking organization), Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the Harvard Business School California Research Center. He is also an Alumni Advisor to the Harvard MS/MBA program. In his free time, he enjoys coding, piano, sailing, stargazing, and family time with his wife and 3-year old daughter.


Bryony Cooper

Arkley Brinc VC

Bryony Cooper is Managing Partner and Member of the Board at Arkley Brinc VC, a European VC fund for early-stage IoT startups. Before spending a year at Brinc as Head of IoT Accelerator for the MENA region, she was CEO of IXDS labs, an innovation lab for connected hardware ventures in Berlin. Bryony previously co-founded T Dispatch, as well as serving as interim CEO for HINT (IoT/digital health startup) and Fritzing (open source hardware initiative). In London she served as Director of web development agencies Mochii Ltd and SEO Guys (2009 - 2012). She studied at Birkbeck.


Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SnapStream Media. Rakesh guides the team with expertise on software development, hardware solutions, and industry-specific workflows. Rakesh received Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX.


Robbie Allen

Robbie Allen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Infinia ML. He also is an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Allen is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Robbie Allen oversees all aspects of Automated Insights as well as leads the software development and information technology teams for the company. Prior to founding Automated Insights, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer, IT at Cisco where he worked for 13 years. During his time at Cisco, Robbie led large-scale IT architecture projects that involved overhauling Cisco's internal infrastructure to a cloud-based solution. He managed teams from 5 to 40 people that developed complex network management software. Just before leaving the company, Robbie designed advanced protocols for Cisco's core router platforms. Before Cisco, Robbie worked at IBM in the Networking Hardware Division and at Lucent in a variety of software engineering positions. Robbie received a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Math from East Carolina University (magna cum laude). He has Masters degrees from MIT in Engineering Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is the author of ten books on a variety of technical topics from O'Reilly, Apress and Addison-Wesley. Robbie has been very active in the startup community for over ten years. He's served as an advisor and mentor to numerous startups and entrepreneurs.


Bobby Bahram

Excelerate Health Ventures

Bobby Bahram is a Managing Partner at Excelerate Health Ventures – a seed and early-stage healthcare IT-focused fund. Mr. Bahram has more than 20 years of operational experience building and growing start-up companies and managing high-performing teams. Mr. Bahram’s experience includes serving as a director for a variety of private and public companies and playing an active role in successful spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions. His expertise encompasses development and implementation of strategies for sustainable growth for companies operating in the software, hardware, and services environment as well as navigation of complex financial, organizational, and legal issues. Mr. Bahram has held executive-level positions with a variety of technology-based start-up ventures. He was the founding CEO and served as the CFO and COO of RadarFind, a software and services company that tracked medical equipment and patients in hospitals and was acquired by TeleTracking Technologies. Mr. Bahram is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurial topics. He received an MBA from North Carolina State University with concentration in Technology Commercialization and Finance, and he holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University.


Bobby Bahram

Excelerate Health Ventures

Bobby Bahram is a Managing Partner at Excelerate Health Ventures – a seed and early-stage healthcare IT-focused fund. Mr. Bahram has more than 20 years of operational experience building and growing start-up companies and managing high-performing teams. Mr. Bahram’s experience includes serving as a director for a variety of private and public companies and playing an active role in successful spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions. His expertise encompasses development and implementation of strategies for sustainable growth for companies operating in the software, hardware, and services environment as well as navigation of complex financial, organizational, and legal issues. Mr. Bahram has held executive-level positions with a variety of technology-based start-up ventures. He was the founding CEO and served as the CFO and COO of RadarFind, a software and services company that tracked medical equipment and patients in hospitals and was acquired by TeleTracking Technologies. Mr. Bahram is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurial topics. He received an MBA from North Carolina State University with concentration in Technology Commercialization and Finance, and he holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University.


Steve Abbott

Sapphire Ventures. LLC

Steve is a managing director at Sapphire Ventures, where he is responsible for the firm’s capital markets activities as well as coverage of the sports and media technology sector. Other areas of technology interest for the firm include consumer hardware, automotive technology and legal technology. Steve has served as a board director for Recommind and currently serves as a board observer for Tonal and Fevo. Steve is a founding partner of the firm’s early-stage sports, media and entertainment technology investing initiative, Sapphire Sport. Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Steve was a managing director in technology investment banking at Deutsche Bank, UBS and Jefferies, where he led more than 100 financings and M&A transactions. Earlier in his career, Steve was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and worked in technology corporate finance at Robertson Stephens. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with highest honors, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a JD from Stanford Law School. During his time at Stanford, Steve was a fellow at the Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation and worked for the San Francisco 49ers on salary cap modeling. He also serves on the Bay Area Leadership Council for the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Steve is based in our Palo Alto office. He has also lived in London, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and traveled extensively throughout Europe and China.


Unicorn India Ventures

Unicorn India Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on early stage technology businesses across industry verticals and are committed to supporting these ventures throughout their early life cycle. The firm seeks to make seed and early stage investments in the consumer, mobile and internet, enterprise an SaaS, cloud and IT, services and hardware sectors.


Thiago Olson

Engage Ventures

Thiago is the Managing Director of Engage, a venture fund and platform established in partnership with 11 leading Fortune 1000 corporations including names such as Goldman Sachs, Invesco, AT&T, UPS, and The Home Depot. Thiago is a Venture Partner at Tech Square Ventures focused on early-stage tech investments and is a also board member of Venture Atlanta, the largest venture capital conference in the Southeast. Previously, Thiago served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech. Prior, he was the co-founder and CEO of Stratos, a connected hardware and mobile payment company which was acquired in 2015. Thiago has served in various roles in Venture, Think Tank and Engineering Program Management at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Sandia National Laboratories. Thiago also worked overseas in research capacities at the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. A resident of Atlanta, Thiago holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Vanderbilt University. He also was a fellow in the National Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences at Princeton University. Thiago first came into the national spotlight as a teen for his research in plasma physics; successfully building a fusion reactor in his home in Rochester, Michigan.


SOSV

SOSV is an accelerator and a global venture capital firm that focuses on investing around four key verticals: hardware, biotechnology & biodesign, food, and China/Asia internet and e-commerce. The firm operates four accelerator programs that provide funding, mentoring and training in these areas: HAX, Chinaccelerator, Food-X Accelerator and IndieBio. HAX is an accelerator that specializes in the hardware, manufacturing, startups, product development, positioning, marketing and prototyping sectors. Chinaccelerator is the longest running accelerator in China (2010), based in Shanghai, and investing in companies focused on internet and e-commerce platforms for the China/Asia market. FOOD-X is focused on launching food-related ventures, located in New York. IndieBio focuses on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the fields of biotechnology, biodesign and synthetic biology, offering seed funding and lab space as well as mentorship to start-ups, located in San Francisco and Cork, Ireland.


Kreos Capital

Kreos Capital is an investment firm focuses on growth capital investments. The firm invests in the clean technology, communication, consumer, life sciences, semiconductor, hardware and software sectors. It was founded in 1998 and is based in England, London.


OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is a venture capital firm. The firm was formed in 2011 and is based in Toronto, Ontario. the firm invests in consumer software, enterprise software, mobile, hardware, technology, telecommunications healthcare information technology, digital media and advertising, social media, consumer internet, networking and infrastructure sectors.


Sundeep Madra

Sundeep Madra is a Co-Founder and serves as the Advisor and a Board Member at Autonomic. He is also a Co-Founder of Glooko and serves as Board Member. He served as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Pivotal Software. Sunny is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and technologist. Sunny's previous company, Xtreme Labs, was a recognized leader in mobile, with clients such as Facebook and Uber. Previously he was a Hardware Engineer at Cisco Systems.


Hemant Taneja

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.


Zone Ventures

Zone Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides equity capital to young and high-growth companies operating in the information technology, nanotechnology, e-commerce, enterprise software advances, data communications, semiconductors, fiber optics, internet, application, infrastructure, communication, wireless, software, hardware and broadband sectors. The firm was established in 1998 and is based in Menlo Park, California.


Cyril Ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiler serves as Managing Director, HAX and General Partner at SOSV. A hardware investor, visionary and serial entrepreneur, Cyril was SOSV's first general partner to run an accelerator, starting Chinaccelerator, the first mentorship-driven seed-funding program in China. He then went on to found HAX - the world's first and largest hardware accelerator - in 2012, along with HAX China and HAX Growth. Cyril is a mentor to Techstars and 500 Startups, and a founding member of the Global Accelerator Network. He is one of the world's most prolific investors in the hardware space, with 80+ investments. Cyril is a frequent speaker at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, Makercon, Solidcon, Pioneers, The New Context Conference, AdTech, GMIC, and many others. He is an occasional guest writer at Techcrunch, and has been featured in The Economist, Popular Mechanics, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Wired and more. He served as the Board Member at Nextly. He serves as Board Member in Formlabs.


Two Sigma Ventures

Two Sigma Ventures is a division of Two Sigma Investments that invests in companies that push the boundaries of an industry and bring real progress to the world, by harnessing the power of data science, machine learning, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, advanced hardware, and related fields. It is based in New York, New York.


Marco DeMeireles

Marco DeMeireles is a Principal at Balyasny Asset Management, focused on public and private technology investments across Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, HCIT and IT Infrastructure businesses globally. Marco has sourced and led the Firm’s current investments in Avant, Coinbase, Cuebiq, Orbital Insight, Outcome Health (fka ContextMedia), and Peloton where he serves as Balyasny’s shareholder representative. At BAM, Marco's investment experience spans Venture Capital, Growth Equity, Public Equities (equity long/short) and personal LP investments into leading fund managers. Prior to joining BAM, Marco was with Technology Crossover Ventures, focused on growth stage investments, and began his career in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division advising Technology clients based in Menlo Park. While at Morgan Stanley, Marco worked with companies in the storage, hardware, software, security, digital media and consumer internet sectors on a variety of transactions including public equity offerings (Palo Alto Networks), debt financings (Rovi, HP), leveraged buyouts (Dell/Quest) and strategic M&A assignments (Cisco/Meraki). Marco began his career as an Analyst in Morgan Stanley's New York office, with prior work experience at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers. Marco holds a B.A. in Economics with a Concentration in Leadership Studies from Williams College.



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