Brett Topche is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Red & Blue Ventures. Brett Topche serves as Managing Director at MentorTech Ventures. He also serves as Advisor at entreprenYOURS. He joined MentorTech Ventures in 2007 and has more than a decade of venture capital and private equity experience. He has spent much of his career primarily focusing on investments in ecommerce, digital media, mobile applications, marketing technologies and B2B software. He represents MentorTech on the Boards of Directors of Cloudmine and PayPerks and served on the Board of Wanderfly prior to its acquisition. He also serves as a Board Observer at Curalate, Quad Learning, Burrow, Soft Tissue Regeneration and TicketLeap and was a Board Observer at SeniorHomes.com prior to its acquisition by Bankrate. He also served as a member of the Investor Advisory Board of SnipSnap prior to its acquisition by Slyce. Prior to joining MentorTech, he was a member of the Fund Investments Team at Hamilton Lane Advisors, a fund-of-funds manager and private equity investment consultant. In this capacity, he evaluated private equity funds across a broad spectrum of stages and strategies on behalf of both discretionary and non-discretionary clients. During his time at Hamilton Lane, Topche reviewed more than 100 funds, including venture capital, mezzanine, buyout and real estate funds. Based in part on reports he drafted, more than $1 billion was invested into these funds. Prior to working for Hamilton Lane, Topche spent more than four years as an Associate with NJTC Venture Fund, where he focused on investments in early-stage companies in the software, Internet and communications sectors. His responsibilities included deal flow generation, initial company reviews, performing due diligence on potential investments, participating in deal structuring, reviewing legal documentation and working with companies post-investment, occasionally as an Observer on Boards of Directors. Topche is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School, with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies and a Political Science minor from the College and Arts and Sciences.
Nenad Marovac has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the technology and media sectors. Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. Prior to DN Capital, Nenad was a Partner at Advent International in London, where he focused on TMT investments. Nenad focuses on investments in marketplaces, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, consumer mobile applications and digital health companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (sold to Apple), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca, (acquired by Oracle), Eve Sleep (IPO London), Happn, Hometogo, Hostmaker, Joblift, Mister Spex, Performance Horizon Group, Purplebricks (IPO London), Tbricks (acquired by Orc) and Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding). Nenad is also the Chair of Invest Europe and an active member of YPO in London and Berlin. Nenad received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
Partner6 Investment Group
Nikhil is CEO of CoVenture Crypto and Partner at CoVenture. CoVenture Crypto is a multi-strategy cryptocurrency asset management firm backed by SBI Holdings and a group of former Goldman Sachs Partners. CoVenture is an alternative asset manager, focused on emerging technology-driven asset classes. CoVenture executes this theme across three principal investment platforms: Venture Capital, Speciality Lending and Cryptocurrency. Nikhil was previously a Partner at Vast Ventures, led early stage investments at SoftBank Capital, Founded Partner 6 Investment Group, a hedge fund in Boston and then joined the founding team of Localytics, a mobile application analytics provider. Nikhil is a recovering engineer with several years of experience in front-end design and development focused on mobile and web UX before completing his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Sohin Shah is a Co-Founder & Chief Compliance Officer at iFunding. Sohin has managed the crowdfunding listing and reporting process for the tens of millions of dollars raised via iFunding, and is a liaison for investors and operating partners. He also oversees the development team building the platform infrastructure, mobile application and interfaces to integrated solutions. Sohin holds a Series 82 license as a representative for private securities offerings. He previously has worked at investment banks in NYC and is a graduate from New York University, with a Masters degree in Finance & Risk Engineering. He also is the creator of Valuation App, an app that allows finance professionals to analyze businesses and start-ups, making use of valuation techniques that are at par with what is used in the real world. Sohin successfully raised capital to develop this app by crowdfunding it from 57 backers. He is also an Angel Investor.
Chernovetsky Investment Group is a venture capital and real estate firm based in Kiev, Ukraine and was founded in 2012. The firm specializes in the startups, early stage and later stage investments. It invests in the internet, cloud computing, information technology, mobile application, data management, big data and software sectors. The firm does not invest in state tenders and procurement, alcohol and tobacco production, gambling, securities and stock market transaction.
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.
Hummingbird ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The firm makes transactions in seed round, early stage, growth capital and later stage funding. It specializes in the information technology, online service and focuses on digital media, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, infrastructure software, enterprise software, gaming and mobile application sectors.
Black Diamond Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Glendale, California. The firm was founded in 1988 and invests in privately held companies primarily in the telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor design, mobile applications and clean technology sectors.
John Hanke is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Niantic. He also serves as Vice President at Google. He is the Director of SourceTrace Syste He's also a Co-founder and served as a President and the Chief Operating Officer at Big Network. He leads an innovative "startup" within Google called Niantic Labs. Niantic was founded by Hanke as an independent group within Google to explore new kinds of mobile applications at the intersection of mobile, location, social, and with eye towards an emerging class of wearable devices. The group has launched two very well received products to date - Field Trip, a guide to the hidden secrets and amazing places of the world, and Ingress, a mobile app that turns the entire world into an interactive, multiplayer game. Hanke began his business career in 1994 when he left the foreign service and moved to California to attend the MBA program at UC Berkeley with the dream of reconnecting with his childhood passion for technology. While at Berkeley Hanke joined with a classmate who was founding a company to create a new kind of online computer game. The startup (Archetype Interactive) created one of the first 'massively multiplayer' Internet games. It was acquired by 3DO in 1996. The next step happened when Hanke met a group of former software executives from Silicon Graphics and Disney. Together they founded 'Keyhole' and created a new kind of map - a digital earth. Hanke led the team as CEO which launched the first ever online 3D globe based on satellite imagery and mapping data. The company agreed to be acquired by Google in 2004. The team relaunched Keyhole as "Google Earth" (an application that has been download by more than a billion users). Hanke eventually became the VP of the 'Geo' group at Google which launched a number of innovative projects including scaling up Maps and Earth to cover the entire world, launching a fleet of Street View cars, creating an innovative aerial photography platform, creating Google's own global basemap, and many more. Hanke received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996 and has a BA in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin.
UMC Capital is a venture capital firm based in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2001. The firm invests in the mobile application, SaaS, big data, networking technologies, semiconductor, digital media and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Neevtech based in US is one of the leading and professional mobile applications Development Company offers custom mobile application solutions for ipad and android mobiles to clients at affordable cost. Mobile applications with unique features are must to improve the performance and functions of mobiles. We develop the customer centric mobile applications in different platforms. Custom application serves as the IT backbone to our client business. We are also known as an outsourced product development company.
Softuvo Solutions Private Limited
An Indian Internet technologist equipped with a bachelor’s degree and 8 years 3 months of experience. Started career in a start-up company and establishing that company as a successful technology business in 6 years. In a career span of over 6 years in Solitaire Infosys Inc. earned a proven expertise in diverse areas of eCommerce development, technical product management, product marketing, mobile application development (iphone & android), e-retail portal designing & development, high-end client acquisition and management. Personal strengths: - Expert in using the social networking for expansion of business horizons. - Preparation and co-ordination of behavioral and technical training programs. - In-depth understanding of technology skills and ability to map them to business requirements. - Excellent understanding of it terminology. - Intricacies and ability to mould or adapt to the situation demand with proactive and annalistic approach. - Adept at people management, maintaining healthy employee relations, handling employee grievances thus creating an amicable & transparent environment.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Charles Birnbaum is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office, investing in early stage and promising financial services, consumer, and education companies. Before venture, Charles spent more than three years at Foursquare, the location-based mobile application and social network, helping to bring forth the company’s first merchant-facing tools. During the company’s growth phase, Charles became the director of mobile and international business development and built strategic partnerships with media companies, carriers, and OEMs in key growth markets. Prior to Foursquare, Charles spent six years in investment banking and equity capital markets focusing on the technology, media, and telecom sectors, and executed more than 50 equity and equity-linked public offerings. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School, Master of Arts in international studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northwestern University.