Konstantin Othmer is a Co-Founder and Board Member at CloudCar. Konstantin was the Founder and CEO of Core Mobility. Before co-founding Core Mobility, he was the founding CEO of ePeople, a collaborative CRM application software company, which has raised $70M from Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Integral Capital. With his first startup, Catapult Entertainment, later acquired by HearMe.com (NASDAQ: HEAR), he served as vice president of product development and customer support. He has also served as a consultant to several private technology companies including WebTV Networks (now part of Microsoft), Immersion (now NASDAQ: IMMR), Cepheid (now NASDAQ: CPHD), and Health Hero Networks. Prior to his involvement with early-stage companies, Konstantin was a Distinguished Engineer at Apple Computer. He has authored three books-two technical books published by Addison Wesley and one book on seven-card stud poker. He holds ten technology patents and has several others pending. He holds B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Caltech.
Mosley Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology startups in Atlanta and the Southeast. It primarily invests in the security software, mobility and wireless, big data and healthcare IT sectors. It is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Benhamou Global Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm operates at the intersection of IT enterprise, early-stage venture investing and cross border innovation. It emphasizes on cloud technologies like virtual and software defined networking, productivity based customer centric applications, cyber security, mobility and the industrial internet of things. It was founded in 2003 with an additional office in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Covera Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies based in the United States and Canada. It seeks to invest in companies operating in the infrastructure, wireless and mobility, software and technology-enabled service sectors. The firm was founded in 2009 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Viktoriya is the Managing Partner of TA Ventures, who founded the fund in late 2010. Prior to her work at TA Ventures, Viktoriya led multiple business initiatives in construction and machinery distribution. In addition, Viktoriya is the President of Odesa International Film Festival - the largest film festival in CEE by audience, and the Chairman of Ukrainian Film Academy Supervisory Board. TA Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm primarily focusing on Mobility and Digital Health. We are based in Kiev, Frankfurt, Boston and invest in teams across Europe & the US. We co-invest with leading investors and have been privileged to back companies such as Wunder Mobility, Caroobi, Klara, Sense.ly and 100+ others including Azimo, SumUp, Dreamlines, Marley Spoon. We offer proactive support and a broad international network to our portfolio companies. By supporting with the set-up of R&D centers in Ukraine and Europe, we help our portfolio companies grow and stay competitive. According to numerous annual ratings, Viktoriya was listed among the TOP-5 IT influencers in Ukraine for several times (in 2012, 2013, 2014), 200 Most Influential people in Ukraine (in 2013), and 100 Most Influential Women in Ukraine (in 2012, 2013).
David Zhao is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer Evie. He also is an Angel Investor. He serves as Senior Venture Partner at The Pioneer Fund. He is a technology entrepreneur. Prior to Voxel, he was the founder & CEO of ZumoDrive, a pioneer in mobile cloud storage and media streaming. He led ZumoDrive to a successful acquisition by Motorola Mobility where he then served as Director of Engineering. Before ZumoDrive, he was a lead software engineer at Amazon where he architected, built, and deployed scalable cloud services that powered Amazon's digital media products.
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Prior to LBBW, Andreas was the managing director for EcoMobility Ventures at Idinvest Partners for two years. The fund focused on investments within transportation sectors and was financed by SNCF, Total, Air Liquide, Michelin and Orange. During his tenure, Ouicar was sold to SNCF. Before that, Andreas founded and managed the European and Israeli venture capital operations for GE Capital from 2008 till 2014. His investments included Solarage (NASDAQ: SEDG) and EMEFCY (ASX:EMC). Previously he was part of the leadership team of GE’s European R&D Centre, focusing on governmental funding and jointly developing research projects with GE customers in the energy, healthcare and inspection sectors. Andreas started his career in 1999 at Airbus and switched in 2000 to OHB System AG, leading the development of instruments for manned and unmanned space missions for four years. Andreas holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Delft and a MBA from INSEAD. He is a native German speaker and is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
BMW i Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of BMW Group. The firm makes early to later stage investments in the technology and customer services space specially in the Autonomous Driving, Digital Car and Automotive Cloud, e-mobility, AI, data, cyber security, industry, mobility and energy sectors. It was founded in 2011 and is located in Mountain View and San Francisco, California; New York, New York and Munich, Germany.
Founder and CEO @NuFitMedia, @practicequiz-com, @UpwardMobility, Studied at @mit-sloan-school-of-management, @swarthmore-college
Quin Garcia is the founder and Managing Director of Autotech Ventures. Raised in Silicon Valley, Quin is a lifelong “car guy” who has spent his career solving transportation problems with technology. He has dedicated his career to using technology to create safe, equitable, convenient, clean transportation for all. Autotech Ventures is a transportation-focused venture capital firm that bridges between startups and corporations. The firm’s two funds, with over $200m in assets under management, have invested in dozens of mobility startups such as Lyft, Outdoorsy, Volta Charging, Spothero, and Frontier Car Group. Quin has served as a Board Director, Board Observer, or Advisory Board member at numerous mobility startups, including Lyft, Peloton Technology, Deepscale, Connected Signals, and Frontier Car Group. As a venture capitalist, Quin is most energized by enabling the success of mobility entrepreneurs by advising them on business development, recruitment and fundraising. The 20+ mobility startups that Quin has been involved with since 2007 have grown to over $20B in valuation. In 2007-2012, Quin was a founding team member of Better Place, an audacious startup hatched via the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program to eliminate global oil dependence by deploying electric vehicle recharging infrastructure across nations. Beginning in 2005, Quin was a management consultant at Strategic Management Solutions, primarily serving Fortune 500 automaker and consumer electronic clients. Quin is a frequent speaker on mobility tech at leading conferences including the North American International Auto Show, ITS America, South By Southwest, and Collision Conference. He is also a guest lecturer on mobility venture capital at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Quin has been featured in the BBC, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wired, Fortune and MIT Technology Review.
Acero Capital is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm invests in the information technology infrastructure, cleantech, enterprise mobility, data analytics and enterprise cloud application sectors. It was incorporated in 2009.
Trident Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in the enterprise software, service, internet, mobility, cloud, healthcare, information technology and cybersecurity sectors. The firm was founded in 1993 and is based in San Mateo, California. In 2015 Trident Capital launched two new firms: Trident Capital Cybersecurity, an early stage venture fund focused on cybersecurity companies and Sunstone Partners, a growth equity fund focused on technology-enabled services companies.
Holtzbrinck Ventures is a corporate venture arm of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. The firm invests in companies operating in the consumer, digital companies, education, enterprise, fintech, healthcare, mobility and retail sectors. The firm is based in Munich, Germany and was founded in 2000.
Founded in 2010, Rising Tide Fund is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm primarily invests in the artificial intelligence, blockchain, cleantech, cloud, smart mobility, fintech, infrastructure, healthcare and security sectors.
Sarah joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2018 and primarily invests in early- to mid-stage companies across a range of sectors including consumer, SaaS, mobility, and marketplaces. Her current active investments include Lime and Perksy. She is based in Palo Alto and spent the last decade in leadership roles at Facebook and Quora while also seed investing with micro-funds Graph Ventures and F7. Most recently, Sarah was VP of Sales and Operations at Quora, the knowledge sharing network. She led the launch of monetization and also ran HR and recruiting, scaling the company from 40 to 200+ employees. She built the HR and operations teams responsible for company culture, compensation, benefits, equity refreshers, performance reviews, HRIS/ATS implementation, people development, policy enforcement, and content moderation. From 2008 to 2012, Sarah was in various regional and global leadership roles at Facebook. As Director of Online Operations, she launched teams including the Austin office, mid-market account management, and the SMB growth team. Her team grew revenue to $1 billion ARR while reducing churn and increasing customer satisfaction. Before Facebook, Sarah also held positions with Swish Marketing, Sylvan Learning Centers, and Madison Metropolitan Public Schools. Sarah enjoys helping founders grow and scale. She is an active member of All Raise and is passionate about inclusion, encouraging the development of underrepresented groups in leadership and entrepreneurship. Sarah has her MBA from Stanford and undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She loves playing board games and collecting wine with her husband Kyle.
Bill is founder and CEO of CollectorDASH. He is great at leading teams of talented high tech people to attack good business opportunities and execute with creativity and customer focus. He has a long history of innovation, from the early days of Windows (Ami word processor) to mobility (Nokia) to his latest endeavor, CollectorDASH. DASH is a disruptive ecommerce, social and mobile platform for communities of passionate collectors.