Marianne Wu joined Mohr Davidow in 2005 after a successful career as a developer, consultant and start-up executive. Her interests are driven by where new approaches can transform a market. She is focused on cloud, infrastructure, and cleantech.  She has spent her entire career straddling the intersection between technology and business and is driven in her pursuit of companies that combine both to drive significant change. There are moments, she says, when technology and the marketplace are changing in just the right way that the entrepreneur who brings them together can have a huge influence over the future of an entire industry. Marianne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She is on the Board of Advisors of the Asian American Multi-technology Association (AAMA) and the Cleantech Open  She was named one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence and one of the Top 10 Women in Cleantech.

Mobile penetration is skyrocketing & cloud & big data infrastructure costs are plummeting.  What does this mean for new types of applications? The web has already transformed the way we consume media, communicate with each other, track & manage our businesse; reach our customers & make purchases.  It has expanded from ideas & data, to people & places.  What’s over the next frontier: We’ll explore how the physical world is increasingly coming online – from mapping to real world analytics to intelligent machines.

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Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is Executive Producer of Smart Money Silicon Valley: Network with & Learn from Silicon Valley Investors! NoPanels: Engage Directly with Investors & Industry Leaders; VCHangout: hangout with Investors! & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley: Craft your Pitch & Slide Deck for Funding! & Silicon Valley TV: Broadcasting Silicon Valley to the World! & Avion Global: Launching Diverse Mobile & IOT Startups Globally! & VC Spotlight: Spotlight on Investors! & FinTech Week Silicon Valley. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors EZebis: Winning the Venture Game! She is based in Silicon Valley. She has been involved in online business for 10 years. She has been in small business for 39 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research with vcs, angels & women founders) "Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation" available on Scribd.

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