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.
Elio Narciso is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Measurence. He is also an Angel Investor. He also co-founded YooDeal. He helps retailers transform stores into physical websites with a robust, yet extremely easy-to-use analytics platform. Store performance is measured by analyzing inputs from several sources: remotely managed in-store IoT sensors (low cost Wi-Fi APs and beacons); open data feeds; store POS data. Inputs are then correlated and translated into actionable insights, distributed through email, SMS or app notifications to allow wide collaboration between key field employees that interact with customers, and marketing people that analyze data. Backed by Cisco, Measurence works with large retailers as well as smaller merchants, through its partnership with Square. An MIT Sloan alum of the Class of 2001, he moonlights as advisor and early stage investor to great entrepreneurs.
Kernel Capital is a venture capital firm based in Cork, Ireland. The firm was founded in 1999 and invests in companies operating in the software, communications, telecoms and networks, semiconductor design, chips, sensors and systems, engineering, medical devices and internet-based businesses.
Blu Venture Investors. LLC
Steven Chen is a Principal of Blu Venture investors. Currently Cofounder and CEO of Power Fingerprinting (cyber security), Board observer of ThreatQuotient, Board member of TrackOFF and N5 Sensors. Formerly founder and CEO of 3eTI (acquired by EFJohnson in 2006). Also served as CEO of Totus Solutions, CTO of EFJohnson, and VP of PCB Piezotronics.
Advanced Cell Diagnostics
Dr. Steve Chen brings to ACD over 14 years’ experience in technology innovation and management. Before ACD, Dr. Chen co-founded Genospectra with Dr. Luo, served as its Chief Technology Officer and led the development of its microarray instrumentation systems. Prior to Genospectra, Dr. Chen was an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, College Park where he conducted research in the field of optical sensors and instrumentation. His research work has resulted in several dozen peer-reviewed journal publications and 6 issued patents. Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from University of London.
Karthee is a Founder and Managing Partner at Mobile Foundation Venture Partners (MFV Partners). Before MFVP, Karthee spent more than 11 years as Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures where he led investments including Waze (acquired by Google), Validity Sensors (acquired by Synaptics), Borqs (NASDAQ IPO), Capillary Technologies, MapMyIndia, Portea Medical and others. Karthee holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.