Silicon Valley in known for its pay-it-forward attitude. We are thankful to work with wonderful people who join us a few times per year to connect with our founders and impart their knowledge in an intimate environment.
Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv & Siri. Inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering executive. Previously, Adam was co-founder and VP Engineering of Siri, a virtual personal assistant for your phone.
David Drummond currently serves as senior vice president of corporate development for Alphabet. He previously served as senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer of Google.
Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years, developing a stellar reputation for supporting entrepreneurs through all phases of the start-up cycle. She also mentors women and girls in entrepreneurship.
For the past 20 years, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector. Recognized in the Forbes Midas List of prolific investors from the Valley, David is now a General Partner at August Capital. He is also the author of VentureBlog.
Steve Chen is an internet entrepreneur and the co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. Born in August 1978 in Taiwan. Raised in Taiwan, Chen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 15 currently, he's an advisor at Google Ventures
Ann Winblad a Founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and over 30 years of experience in the software industry have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.
Pascal heads up Entrepreneurship at Singularity University. He's spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes the Internet can deeply impact mankind. He's held executive roles at eBay and led Mozilla’s Innovation Lab.
President, CEO of Google Ventures. Bill has been named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company and to the New Establishment list by Vanity Fair.
Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies, before becoming a full-time investor.
Forest joined NEA in 1999 as a Venture Partner and became a General Partner in 2004. Forest focuses on information and energy technology investments and serves on the Board of Directors for several private and public companies.
Shernaz is the Executive Advisor of GV. She has over 20 years of experience building brands and consumer perception; advising executive management; scaling operational teams; and developing global businesses to take companies to the next level in marketing and mind share.
Mårten is the current CEO of HackerOne and former CEO of Eucalyptus Systems which sold to HP. He was also a member of the board of directors of Nokia. Mickos was CEO of MySQL when Sun Microsystems bought MySQL in 2008
Founder & CEO at MixBit. Co-founder and former CEO of the YouTube. In October 2006 he, along with the other founders, sold the company for $1.65 billion to Google.
Daniel is a partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department. His practice draws on his extensive experience in complex corporate transactions and venture technology issues. His practice also has an international focus that involves the regular representation of clients in global expansions and off-shore acquisitions by US companies.
Josh joined the Greylock team in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. Josh specializes in designing, building, and scaling consumer products, having been part of multiple companies that have grown to more than 100 million users.
Sharon is the CEO of Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women, based in San Francisco. Sharon brings her passion for the power of education her drive to #changetheratio in tech to Hackbright. Sharon continues to serves on the boards of Actiance, Applause and Everyday Health for ScaleVP.
David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His investment focus includes Internet (B2B and B2C), digital media, social media, mobility, SaaS, and Technology Enabled Services.
John Markoff is a senior writer for The New York Times, writing for the paper’s science section. He began writing about technology in 1976 and joined The Times in 1988. In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
As a product management director for early stage Google[x] projects, Obi helps the inventors, scientists and engineers at [x] to turn science fiction-like technology into real world products and businesses. In her spare time, she is a startup mentor and angel investor, with a focus on women tech entrepreneurs.
Michael’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned 25 years, six start-ups, five acquisitions and the recent IPO of Splunk (SPLK). His entrepreneurial projects have created more than 3,000 jobs, over 150 millionaires and $5B in shareholder value.
Founder & CEO of Wildfire, Victoria has led the integration of Wildfire into Google. She has been responsible for setting the social strategy for the Display division, and has helped to oversee the integration of Wildfire's team and product.
Keith Teare is a Founder at the Palo Alto incubator, Archimedes Labs. He is also CEO of just.me. Previously Keith was co-founder of TechCrunch, the founder of RealNames, a Palo Alto based company specializing in Internet navigation and search technologies.
Sean is a venture investor at Norwest Venture Partners and former SaaS executive with broad technology, sales and business development expertise. He focuses on early to late stage investment opportunities in business cloud, including SaaS, industry cloud, healthcare IT, mobile business applications, and B2B marketplaces.
Stanford and Harvard trained Physician/Scientist and innovator over 25 years of clinical, research, biotechnology and entrepreneurial experience. Chair of Medicine at Singularity Univ. and founder of Exponential Medicine. Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. Advisor to several leading biomedical & digital health startups. Member of the Kaufman Fellows Society and the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.
President of Airtime, working on a special project in the communications space. He is also the Managing Partner of K2 Media labs where he invests in mobile technology companies. Daniel started in the music business about 20 years ago and jumped the shark into technology around 1999. He is currently the President of Airtime. He is also the Managing Partner of K2 Media Labs. We are an Venture Studio for investing in and developing mobile and technology companies.
Claire is the head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank. In Silicon Valley she is interested in startups, and venture capitalism. She is an advisor on Astia and is a donor for Room To Read.
Rick is a product partner at Google Ventures where he advises startups on product management and also helps organize our workshops. Rick was previously a product manager at Google where he led product initiatives on Blogger, Google+, and YouTube.
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his now-defunct blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He is now a Startup Liaison at Rackspace.
Mary Grove is Google's Director of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach where she leads Google for Entrepreneurs, the company's programs and partnerships to support startups and entrepreneurs in over 100 countries around the world.
Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View California. Jacobstein is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Stanford University Media X Program, where his research focuses on augmented decision systems. Neil served in a variety of executive and technical advisory roles for industry, nonprofit, and government organizations.
Niko is a Managing Director at General Catalyst, he's known for his ability to spot and invest early and disruptive consumer products and services. He favors working with first-time technology founders with strong product instincts, who treat every decision as a learning moment.
Dave is a partner on the investing team at Google Ventures. Prior to GV, Dave held executive roles at Kiva Systems, where he helped grow the enterprise-enabling robotics company to $100 million in annual revenue before it was purchased by Amazon for $775 million.
Tim Chang is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive. He was named to the 2011 & 2012 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors, as one of CNET’s 12 Most Influential Tech Investors and as a Power Player West and Mobile by Always On.
Steph Palmeri is a Partner at SoftTech VC, where she invests in early stage consumer internet companies including next generation commerce, mobile services, and SaaS. She has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of marketing and technology.
Phil is the CEO of Kauffman Fellows. The mission of the organization is to develop the next generation of leaders in venture capital–success, for Phil, means that entrepreneurs are building more enduring companies and investors are achieving superior returns.
Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist who invested inSkype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, Theranos, Parametric, Hotmail, Twitch.tv and then founded Draper University in 2012 with a vision and belief that in order to change the world we have to change education.
Co-founder of Floodgate, Ann Miura-Ko has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. Prior to co-founding FLOODGATE, she worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Ken is a product partner at Google Ventures where he advises startups on product management and also helps organize our workshops. In his years as a PM at Google, Ken led product initiatives for Docs, Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and Google+.
Christine Herron is a Director at Intel Capital, where she invests in Internet and digital services companies. At Intel, Christine has led investments including betaworks, E la Carte, Goldbely, Jelli, Movable Ink, and Storenvy.
Dr. Ligtenberg relocated to Silicon Valley in 1989, where he became a successful serial entrepreneur, first co-founding C-Cube Microsystems and later Storm Technology, both of which achieved successful initial public offerings. Currently he's the founding partner of PTP Fund I, creating, building, operating and exiting successful technology enterprises.
Bart Decrem is a serial entrepreneur. Bart was founder and CEO of Tapulous, makers of Tap Tap Revenge, the most popular music game of all times. Disney acquired Tapulous and Bart was in charge of Mobile Games creating additional 23 App Store hits.
Freada Kapor Klein, PhD is Partner at the Kapor Center. She is an entrepreneur, activist and leader in the field of organizational culture and diversity. Freada is a pioneer in developing models for revenue and sustainability of non-profits, and is an active advisor and mentor to social entrepreneurs.
Partner at Freestyle Capital, Jenny is a previous entrepreneur turned VC. After dropping out of Stanford, she founded, grew and sold WeddingChannel.com. Before joining Freestyle, she also invested in, consulted for and/or advised great entrepreneurs and companies such as Minted, StyleSeat, lover.ly, MainStreetHub, and WeddingtonWay.
Khaled joined InterWest's IT team in 2005 and has focused on investments in mobile, cloud and data center infrastructure, including systems, software and semiconductors. In 2016, he became InterWest’s chief operating officer, and is responsible for all of the firm’s financial, fundraising, investor relations and administrative functions.
Paul Cowie is the managing partner of Sheppard Mullin's Silicon Valley office. He also leads the Labor and Employment Practice Group at the firm. Paul focuses on defense work for technology and emerging growth companies related to a wide range of employment disputes.
Bill Joos works with startups and venture capital firms to help entrepreneurs accelerate their success. He has worked with literally hundreds of startups worldwide and successfully helped them polish and clarify their messages and refine their fundraising and customer presentations.
Emil Eifrem is CEO of Neo Technology and co-founder of the Neo4j project. Before founding Neo, he was the CTO of Windh AB, where he headed the development of highly complex information architectures for Enterprise Content Management Systems. Committed to sustainable open source, he guides Neo along a balanced path between free availability and commercial reliability.