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Dave Hodson


Dave Hodson was a co-founder and CTO of both iPrint (NASD:IPRT, 3/2000) and MessageCast (acquired by Microsoft NASD:MSFT, 5/2005). An active angel investor, Dave's has made over 50 investments. His profile is at Currently at Amazon, Dave manages R&D for the Alexa Shopping team. He is also an advisor to several Silicon Valley startups. Dave has previously worked in various technical roles at Skype, Microsoft, Visa International, KPMG and Deluxe Systems.

Rob Weber

Rob Weber serves as Chief Executive Officer & is a Co-Founder at AgileSwitch. Weber serves as Advisor at Brightstone Venture Capital. He has focused his entire career around starting and building emerging growth technology businesses. Prior to co-founding AgileSwitch, Rob was President of Intellifit Corporation a provider of guaranteed fit technology for on-line apparel shopping. Prior to Intellifit he served as President of Knoa, an e-learning software company, where he successfully redefined the corporate product strategy and repositioned the company to capitalize on new market opportunities. Prior to Knoa Rob served as President of Elastomeric Technologies, a leading electronic connector manufacturer. Rob joined Elastomeric as President in 1990, turned the company around, and sold the venture-backed firm to Tyco International (Formerly Augat Corp) in 1995. In 1984 Rob became an early team member and served as Marketing Director for Ensoniq Corp, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and multimedia products, where he led the development of the company's marketing and business plan and venture capital financing efforts through 1988. Ensoniq was sold to Creative Technologies of Singapore. Rob started his career in venture capital with the investment banking firm of Howard, Lawson & Company. He is a co-founder of Robin Hood Ventures, an angel investment group focused on emerging growth companies, and the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund. Rob serves as Lecturer and Senior Fellow for the Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches business planning and entrepreneurial management. In addition, he is a faculty member in Penn Engineering's Executive Master's in Technology Management program. Rob is a graduate of the Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.E.) and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degrees from The Wharton School and School of Engineering.

Sam Shank

Sam Shank is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at HotelTonight. Sam previously founded and was CEO of, a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquired and Sam stayed on as VP of business development until its fortunate acquisition by Kayak. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag.

Eze Vidra

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Eze is a general partner at Google Ventures. Previously, Eze was the European head of Google for Entrepreneurs, where he helped forge partnerships to strengthen the European startup ecosystem. He also led Campus London, a collaborative environment for startups created by Google For Entrepreneurs. While at Google, Eze spearheaded strategic commerce partnerships in EMEA, and helped launch Google Shopping, Google Shopping Express, and Google Wallet. Before joining Google, Eze held product management leadership roles at in Israel, Gerson Lehrman Group in New York, in Silicon Valley, and AOL Europe in London, where he was the principal product manager for search in EMEA. In 2003, Eze co-founded a startup in Israel, developing text-input technology for mobile phones. He is the author of two patents on web search and online advertising. In 2012, Eze founded Techbikers, a not-for-profit cycling community that collaborates with Room to Read to build schools and libraries in India and Nepal. Eze is a trustee of Up Europe and an advisory board member of BBC Worldwide Labs. Eze received his B.A. in business and IT management cum laude from IDC in Israel and an MBA from London Business School. A native Argentinean raised in Israel, Eze is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English, and lives in London with his family.

Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro is an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder & serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Glowforge. He is the Founder & serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Robot Turtles. Dan is also the Founder and C.E.O of Sparkbuy Inc, a comparison shopping website. Prior to Sparkbuy he had founded Ontela and served as it Chief Executive Officer. Dan sold his last company to Google. His last side project was Robot Turtles, the best-selling board game in Kickstarter history. He builds drones, authored Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook. He has been awarded seven patents, and received his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

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