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.
Open Source Syndicate
Ed Roman is managing director of Hack VC (http://www.hack-vc.com), an early stage technology investment firm.
I started rebelling against my parents when I was nine years old by staying up all night to game, hack, and program a new computer. A few years later, I taught myself 3D computer graphics and IP networking while working for EPRI and Stanford University, the local hub for the Internet’s precursor, the NSFNET. At 19, I helped start GlobalCenter, one of the first web hosting providers, with initial customers such as CNN, Netscape, Playboy, and Yahoo! More recently, I was a General Partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, from April 2012 to November 2014. During my tenure I started the seed practice and led investments in Lytro, Periscope.io, Quora, and Ravel Law, in addition to co-founding Coolan. Prior to NBVP, I worked at Facebook, where I led global infrastructure, site architecture, and internal systems as VP Infrastructure & Technical Operations, from 2007 until 2012. During that time Facebook grew from 35 million to over 800 million users. Facebook witnessed unprecedented scale and velocity, one of our most impactful decisions was defying the status quo and sharing our lessons learned in infrastructure with the world through 100+ open source projects, consequently, forming the Open Compute Project. Before that, I held executive engineering roles at Wal-Mart and Danger (acquired by Microsoft). I also spent several years as Chief Operating Officer for Loudcloud (which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP). Earlier in my career, I co-founded and was CTO of GlobalCenter, and later founded Global Crossing’s venture capital group. While scaling GlobalCenter, we saw an opportunity to build the world’s first native-optical IP network. When others were adopting ATM, we chose the path less traveled with a novel approach. I currently serve on the board of directors of Webmonsters, in addition to Vertex portfolio companies PerimeterX, CloudAcademy, and SpaceIQ. I have individually invested in and actively help several companies, including Cloudera, Coravin, Diffbot, Dropbox, Square, and ThousandEyes.
Tim Guleri serves as Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. He serves as the Board Member at Appcues. He is also an angel investor. He serves as the Board Member at Applitools. He also serves as a Board Member at DotNetNuke, Appcelerator and MakeMyTrip. He joined the firm in 2001 and focuses on investments in the consumer (mobile Internet), enterprise software (SaaS), infrastructure software (security, deployment, management), and open source. Guleri has several years of hands on operating and investing experience, but also on a solid technical education. Prior to joining the firm, he built two software infrastructure companies. Guleri served as the Vice Chairman and the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Epiphany. He co-founded Octane Software and served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman from 1997 to 2000. Guleri served as a Vice President of Technical Field Operations and Product Marketing at Scopus Technology from 1992 to 1997, heading the Sales and Marketing functions, and was a leader in the CRM space. He began his career as an Executive in Information Technology at LSI Logic between 1989 and 1992. Guleri has presented at numerous industry conferences such as ABA, ETRA, DCI, and eCommerce World. He also serves on Board of PhenomPeople. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Marten Mickos serves as Chief Executive Officer at HackerOne. He also is an Angel Investor. Marten Mickos served as Senior Vice President at Hewlett-Packard. He is also the Chief Executive Officer & a Board Member of Eucalyptus Systems. Previously, as CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group. Earlier, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of Electrosonic. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. He is a recipient of the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year" and the Nokia Foundation Award. He also sering as Senior Vice President & General Manager at Hewlett-Packard.
Alex Polvi is a Co-Founder & serves as the Chief Executive Officer at CoreOS. He was a Co-Founder & the Chief Executive Officer of Cloudkick. He is a lead contributor to libcloud, and open source library for developers to build portable cloud applications. Previously, he has worked on many free/open infrastructure projects for the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and the Oregon State Open Source Lab. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University.
David Coallier is the founder of Barricade.io, the most intuitive security as a service company. His previous company was acquired by Engine Yard where he went on to work as a data scientist on the security team. David is also a startup advisor, avid entrepreneur, and regular public speaker at industry conferences. His main field of expertise is evolutionary game theory, and he is a passionate contributor to PHP open source projects.
Norwest Venture Partners
Ethel focuses on early and late stage venture investments in enterprise software and infrastructure including areas such as big data, SaaS, healthcare IT, mobile and cloud. Before joining NVP in 2008, Ethel worked at Index Ventures where she evaluated investment opportunities in technology sectors ranging from mobile and consumer Internet to open source enterprise software. Prior to Index Ventures, Ethel was a private equity associate at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, where she conducted due diligence and assessed buyouts in the consumer products, healthcare and retail sectors. Previously, Ethel was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Media & Communications M&A Group, where she specialized in strategic advisory work for such clients as Comcast and AT&T. Ethel has also held positions at IBM’s Tokyo Research Laboratory and Netscape Communications Corporation. Ethel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master of science degree in management science and engineering and a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Stanford University.
Southern Capitol Ventures
Jason is a general partner and co-founded Southern Capitol Ventures after spending two years at Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider. There, he directed the company's global budgeting process, provided financial analysis for the successful IPO in August 1999 and performed due diligence on many of the company's acquisitions. Prior to Red Hat, Jason was at Harrison Hurley and Company, an investment banking and business-consulting firm headquartered in Providence, RI. Jason currently serves on the boards of ReverbNation and Zift Solutions and is also a board observer for eTix, WeddingWire and DoublePositive Marketing Group. Previously, he was on the board of Synthematix (acquired by Symyx Technologies NASDAQ:SMMX) and a board observer for Batanga (merged with Planeta Networks.) He was also on the Executive Committee of the board of directors at CED which is the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation. While at Southern Capitol Ventures, he has had several interim roles with portfolio companies including CFO and Director of Business Development. Jason has received the Triangle Business Journal's ''40 under 40'' leadership award and was named in 2009 by TechJournal South as one the Southeast's Internet Mavens. He is a Guest Lecturer as part of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NC State University. Jason received his BS in Finance from Bentley College. Jason's blog is Southeast VC.
Anjli Jain is a Managing Partner at EVC Ventures, a $50 million Chicago-based venture capital fund and the Founder & Chairman of Campus Consortium, a global consortium of 2000+ colleges and universities. She was on the Fifth Annual Women's Leadership Forum at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio and has been on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland YWCA and a few other tech-based entities. Anjli is also on the Chair of Columbia Venture Community (CVC), a non-profit endorsed by Columbia University. In 2011, Anjli was a recipient of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club's Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shaker Award. She has also been featured among the top women VCs of the United States by Women VC As a female tech entrepreneur, investor and social activist, her goal has always been to inspire and support women entrepreneurs who are interested in revolutionizing the way the world learns. Anjli currently supports a few organizations such as the Chicago Foundation For Women and Inspiration Corporation which helps and assists girls, women and those affected by poverty and lack of opportunity to improve their lives and provide them the necessary support. Anjli is also a frequent commentator and author on the intersection of education, technology, and entrepreneurship. She has been featured globally in platforms like Edtech Magazine, Entrepreneur, Businessworld, Techinasia, YourStory, Business Standard, VC Circle etc. among others. Education Anjli attended the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York City and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York. Current Investments: BlackBeltHelp, Quicklaunch, Unifyed, I-MADE, OculusIT, EdTech Review, BigDeal (Acquired), Milkbasket (Exited at 200% IRR). Investment Focus EdTech, Mobile Apps, SaaS, Cloud, Open Source.
Mr. Repetti splits his time between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Nashville, TN with more than 20 years experience as a software developer, technology executive, inventor, and investor. He is currently the CEO of RadWeb Technologies, Managing Partner of the RadWeb Technology Partners startup fund, Co-founder CrunchFire Technologies and Crunchfire Ventures, Investor Member New World Angels, Investor Member Miami Innovation Fund, former Board Member of Silicon Valley-based non-profit Data Portability, as well as a member of the Open Web Foundation. Steve is the author of the highly acclaimed social aggregator Scrapplet, social network site Zude, Web 2.0 browser library xWinLib, and co-wrote the open5G/FGL open source programming language/web server/object database. His efforts have received numerous awards and recognition, and he has been featured in PC Magazine, PC World, eWeek, Information Week, CNET, ZDNET, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, and more.
Yves Béhar is a design entrepreneur who believes that holistic product, digital, and brand design are the cornerstones of any business. He is the founder and CEO of fuseproject, an integrated design and branding firm he established in 1999. Béhar is also the Chief Creative Officer of Jawbone, winner of a 2010 IDSA Design of the Decade Award, and the co-founder of August, the next generation home entry system. Renowned designer Yves Behar brings more than twenty years of product design, branding, user experience and communications work to August. He is the founder and CEO of fuseproject, a design and branding firm he established in 1999. He is also chief creative officer at Jawbone, where for the last 11 years his products, brand and communications work has helped the company become a leader in wearable and audio consumer electronics. Behar is also the creative co-founder of OUYA, an open sourced gaming platform. In addition, he is currently the artist trustee of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and was named a Top 25 Visionary by TIME Magazine. His other collaborations with renowned partners such as Herman Miller, GE, Puma, PayPal, SodaStream, Samsung, Issey Miyake, Prada and many others have received international acclaim. Béhar's works are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, and he is a frequent speaker on design, sustainability and business topics.