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Vic Singh

NearVerse

Vic Singh is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor as a founding GP of Eniac Ventures. Vic has a deep passion for building product experiences that scale. He previously founded 3 venture-backed startups in mesh networking, communications and developer platforms. Most recently Vic was founder and CEO of Kanvas, which he led to a successful exit by AOL, where he served as GM and steered Kanvas through its ultimate transition into the leading developer platform for creative self-expression. Vic previously founded Tracks, a venture-backed consumer social network for collaboration around experiences and NearVerse, a platform for proximity-based mesh networking. Before he was a founder, Vic was a venture capitalist at RRE Ventures where he focused on consumer, cleantech, deep tech and fintech. He started his career building large scale enterprise systems as a full stack developer at the height of the dot-com boom. Vic holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Columbia Business School where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow and a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he earned the National Science Foundation Fellow for his work in Micro-electro Mechanical Systems.


Chris DeWolfe

Chris DeWolfe is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Jam City. He is an angel investor. He is also a Co-Founder of MySpace. He was a Co-Founder at ResponseBase. Under his leadership, Jam City's players and revenues have grown by more than 1000 percent since 2013. As former CEO of MySpace, Chris popularized social networking and revolutionized the music industry. The site, formed in 2004, became the most visited in the U.S. by 2006 with 90 million members. By the time he left the company in 2009, MySpace had more than 130 million monthly active users around the world. Chris received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 and the Producers Guild of America's Vanguard award in 2009. TIME included him among its 2006 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Barbara Walters named him one of her 10 Most Fascinating People in 2007. He studied finance at the University of Washington and attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2006 with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award. An advisor at USC's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a board member of Woven Digital, he lives in Los Angeles with his family and actively participates in animal rescue operations. He also serves as Advisor at Troy Capital Partners.


Indicator Ventures

Indicator Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies operating in the digital technology, media and information services, social networking and communications sectors. The firm was founded in 2013 and is based in Boston and New York.


Brian Balfour

Edelweiss

Brian Balfour is a serial entrepreneur and an online community leader who is also the founder and vice president of Viximo, a digital goods platform that connects content creators, brands, and publishers. He is also the founder of PopSignal, an organization that holds networking events for the Boston tech community. This is in addition to being a founding member of Betahouse, a technology co-working space for new startups in the Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to Viximo, Brian was a product manager at ZoomInfo.com, founder and CEO of Celestine Inc, an early social networking company, and founder and CEO of Unique Productions a technology-based event planning firm.


Bernardo Hernandez

Bernardo Hernandez is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Fever. He serves as the President and a Board Member at Verse (Financial Software). He also is the Founder and serves as President at StepOne Ventures. He also serves as General Partner at E.Ventures. He served as an Advisor at GV. Bernardo Hernandez serves as a General Manager at Flickr. He is a Co-Founder at Idealista. He served as a Director of Product Management at Google and Managing Director at Zagat. He is a Spanish tech entrepreneur and business angel who started some of the most successful Internet companies in Spain, such as Idealista.com, FloresFrescas.com and 11870.com. He was an early investor in Tuenti, a leading social network in Spain, where he served as President of the Board until the sale to Telefonica in the summer of 2010. He is also a Board member of bodaclick.com, which was the first Spanish Internet company to go public. Bernardo is founder and president of StepOne, a company that helps Spanish tech companies with internationalization. Through StepOne, he launched the first computer science talent exchange program between Spain and Silicon Valley, Jovenes con Futuro. Bernardo graduated from ICADE, Pontifical University of Comillas, a top business school in Madrid and has a master's in finance from Boston College.


Corsa Ventures

Corsa Ventures is a venture capital firm which specializes in early-stage investments. The firm is based in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2011. It invests in the information technology, online video, cloud, software, internet, social network and e-commerce sectors.


Felix Petersen

Felix Petersen serves as the Managing Director, Europe at Samsung NEXT Ventures. He also serves as Partner at Faber Ventures. He served as Chief Product Officer at Tape.tv. He co-founded Amen and served as it's Chief Executive Officer. His career follows a number of successful exits including geospatial company Plazes AG, acquired by Nokia in 2008 and social networking service Amen, acquired by Tape.tv in 2013.


Dave Mawhinney

Dave Mawhinney serves as Executive Director at Carnegie Mellon University. Dave Mawhinney is executive director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, and executive director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. He serves as the managing director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, and director, i6 Agile Innovation System, a collaboration between InnovationWorks and CMU. Dave is also associate teaching professor at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dave was co-founder, chairman and CEO of mSpoke, an internet content and advertising recommendation engine, that was acquired in 2010 by LinkedIn, the world's leading professional social networking site. In 2006, Morgan Stanley's MSCI/Barra business unit acquired mSpoke's first business line, a quantitative investment recommendation engine. Before mSpoke, Dave was general partner of PNC Technology Investors. Earlier in his career, he co-founded three successful startup ventures, including Premier Health Exchange (acquired by Medibuy), Hawk Medical (acquired by McKesson), and Industry.Net (merged with AT&T Business Network to form Nets, Inc.). Dave is an active board member at MedSage Technologies (now NewCare Solutions LLC), EZ-FLO Injection Systems and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association (ex-officio, past president). He is an Advisory board member to InnovationWork's AlphaLab, Pittsburgh Equity Partners and Carnegie Mellon University's Project Olympus. Dave also served as Executive-in-residence at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, working with healthcare information technology startups. Dave holds an MBA with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in physics, Summa Cum Laude, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dave was a 2017 recipient of the Tepper School Alumni Award.


Rob Go

Rob Go is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at NextView Ventures. He has dedicated his career as an investor and operator to internet enabled innovation. Previously, Rob was a venture capitalist at Spark Capital. Before joining Spark Capital, Rob held product roles at Ebay, and was the North America Business Unit owner for "Finding". In this role, he helped to launch over 20 products that significantly enhanced Ebay's search, browse, and merchandising capabilities. Rob began his career at The Parthenon Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. He was a member of the firm's Private Equity practice, and focused on the consumer and retail industries. Additionally, he has held product management roles at Fidelity Investments, BzzAgent, and helped to found Letslink.jp, one of the first social networking sites outside of the United States. Rob holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University.


Brennan O'Donnell

Brennan O'Donnell serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Euclid Analytics. Brennan is responsible for Euclid's overall sales, marketing, client success, strategic alliances and business development efforts. Brennan brings over 15 years of experience building and scaling technology businesses and managing global tea Prior to Euclid, Brennan was VP of Sales and Customer Success at SurveyMonkey, and VP of Sales Operations at Yammer, where he helped lead the enterprise social network to a $1.2B acquisition by Microsoft. Previously, Brennan spent 9 years at Google, most recently leading Global Sales Operations for Google's Enterprise business. He also built and led multiple sales and operations teams across Google's advertising, search and consumer businesses, and spent 7 years in Europe where he was on the management team that built out Google's EMEA business operations. Brennan received his BS degree from Northwestern University.


Paul Kedrosky

Dr. Paul Kedrosky serves as General Partner at SK Ventures. He also is an Angel Investor. He served as Advisor at OMERS Ventures. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and thought leader. He has founded multiple technology companies, as well as having invested in more than fifty others. He has sold companies to Cisco, Twitter, Demand Media, and others. Paul ran an innovative seed capital program in southern California. The latter fund, the first of its kind, has since been widely imitated around the world. He has also been a venture investor with Ventures West, a Canadian venture capital firm. He is an advisor and investor in many startups, both in Canada and in the United States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, a $3-billion foundation devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship, innovation and risk capital. The fund is a highly active investor in venture firms, and Paul is closely involved with evaluating new commitments. Paul is a highly sought after speaker. He has spoken around the world at top venture investing and entrepreneurship conferences, and is among the most respected authorities in the world on the transformation of the venture capital industry, having provided guidance to venture partnerships, governments and institutional investors in North and South America, Asia and Europe. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CBC, as well as being quoted more than one hundred times in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He is among the best-known bloggers, and a widely-followed commentator on Twitter and other social networks.


Erik Blachford

Erik Blachford serves as Venture Partner at TCV since March 2011. He also serves on the Board of Zillow May 2005 and Member of Supervisory Board at TourRadar. He served as the Executive Chairman at Couchsurfing International, Inc., a hospitality exchange and social networking company, from August 2014 until August 2015, and Executive Chairman of TerraPass, Inc., a carbon offset company, from September 2009 to June 2014. Blachford served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Butterfield & Robinson Travel, a luxury tour operator, from September 2009 until January 2011 and as Chief Executive Officer of TerraPass, Inc. from January 2005 to April 2007. From January 2005 to April 2007, Blachford was an active independent investor in a variety of early stage private companies. From March 2003 to December 2004, Blachford served as Chief Executive Officer of Expedia, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of IAC Travel, the travel division of IAC/InterActiveCorp, a holding company of Internet businesses. From January 2003 to December 2004, Blachford served as President of Expedia North America and Expedia Senior Vice President of Marketing & Programming. Blachford previously served on the boards of directors of Expedia, Inc. from April 2003 to September 2003, and Points International Ltd., a reward-program management portal, from June 2003 to December 2004. Blachford currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of several privately held companies. Blachford also serves on the U.S. National Council of the World Wildlife Fund. Blachford holds a B.A. in English and a certificate in theater from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.


AXM Venture Capital

AXM Venture Capital is an investment firm based in Manchester, United Kingdom. The firm also manages two investment funds i.e., North West Fund for Digital & Creative and Creative Capital Fund. It focuses on investment in companies operating in the television, software development, social networking tool, e-commerce, digital hardware innovation, advertising, marketing communication, electronic publishing, computer game developer and communication technology sectors.


Ryan Merket

Appbistro

Ryan is a passionate husband, father, entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, and creative thinker. Ryan has had a lifelong love of tech. He first learned how to program at 11, developed his first site at 13 and started his first internet business at the age of 16. Prior to Base, Ryan was the CEO and co-founder of AppStores.com, which was acquired by InMobi (one of the largest mobile advertising companies). AppStores.com was a white label app store platform that gives publishers the tools to run their own micro app stores. Ryan founded AppStores.com after leaving Facebook, where he was an early employee and part of the Platform team. While at Facebook he helped major platform partners like Disney, Hulu and Spotify effectively leverage the Facebook Platform. Before Facebook, Ryan co-founded Ping.fm (acquired by Seesmic), a service that allows users to post across multiple social networks at once. He has also worked at CBS Interactive in San Francisco as a Senior Product Designer, where he launched the very first implementation of Facebook Connect and numerous social applications for various properties. Ryan holds a degree in Visual Design from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, is left-handed, but also loves to code. This gives him a unique perspective that allows him to be a huge asset in product, marketing, engineering, and operations to the companies he advises and invests in.


Wim Vernaeve

Green Park Investment Partners

Wim is a founding partner of Green Park Investment Partners, a private equity investor in the BeNeLux. He also personally invests in early stage startups. Previously he was co-founder of Bragster.com, a social network for daredevils that was sold to Guinness World Records. Before that, he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London. Wim received a MSc. in Aerospace Engineering.


Andrey Andreev

Badoo

Andrey focuses the majority of his time and energy on product development, strategy and new projects to continually innovate Badoo across web and mobile platforms. In addition to Badoo, he founded several other highly successful internet businesses: SpyLog, Begun and Mamba.ru. His entrepreneurial spirit continues to inspire everyone on the team and today Badoo is the largest Social Network for Meeting New People in the World with over 135 million registered users, generating over $150 million USD’s per year and operating in 180+ countries. Andrey is the serial entrepreneur and founder behind Badoo, the 4th successful company he has built in the last 10 years. His successes include Begun, a company focused on selling contextual advertising by auctioning keywords - often described as an earlier version of Google AdWords. He also created Mamba.ru, which has evolved into Russia’s largest online dating site, with over 10 million monthly active users.



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