Josh Elman, Partner Greylock Partners #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Josh Elman, Partner Greylock Partners @GLAZED Conference.  Josh worked for Linkedin, facebook & Twitter & now hes on the venture side he’s interested in companies that have very small connections & bring people together that can have similar impacts on the world.  He looks for things like large […]


Kate Mitchell, Managing Director Scale Venture Partners #smartmoneysv

I interviewed Kate Mitchell, Managing Director Scale Venture Partners who won an award @NVCA Venturescape.  She received the Outstanding Service Award. Along with being a great vc she started the IPO Taskforce which she worked on for 10months which resulted in the JOBS Act.  The center piece of this is […]


Jason Mendelson, Managing Director Foundry Group

I interviewed Jason Mendelson, Managing Director Foundry Group @NVCA Venturescape.  He spoke about how being a musician has helped him connect better with entrepreneurs.  Music has helped him develop an emotional connection with himself & as a result he finds it easier to relate to entrepreneurs.  “Hey look at that […]


Greg Kidd: The Insights Behind Killer Startups

Greg Kidd is Founder/CEO 3taps, an early stage investor & advisor to Twitter & Square. He founded and took public Dispatch Management Services Corp (DMSC) – the world’s largest on demand dispatch network for urgent deliveries. The company purchased more than 60 companies from Perth, Australia to Edinburgh, Scotland and […]


Stephanie Palmeri: From Start to Close, Getting Good Deals Done

Stephanie Palmeri is Principal SoftechVC.  Steph 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. At SoftTech VC, Steph’s work includes opportunity reviews, due diligence, market analysis, and dealflow […]


Fireside Chat with Jacques Benkoski, Partner USVP

Jacques Benkoski, Partner USVP with Shuly Gailili.  An international business man, Jacques was born in Belgium, educated in Israel and the U.S., held executive positions in Europe and the U.S. prior to moving permanently to the Bay Area more than 15 years ago. Jacques sees himself as an innovator-creator. He […]


Jeff Pulver: Investing in Pre-Seed Startups

Jeff Pulver is the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally renowned thought […]


Mari Baker: Engage or Not with Your Investment?

Mari Baker was a former Kleiner Perkins EIR & is now an angel investor.  Mari Baker brings a deep background in consumer technology, small and large company management, and executive leadership roles.  She is currently Director at John Wiley and Sons, a $1.7 billion global publisher of scientific, technical, medical, […]


Marianne Wu: Towards a Connected World

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 […]


Angel Roundtable: Angel’s Best Practices

Jeff Pulver, Dreamer, Entrepreneur & Investor; Zohar Levkovitz, CoFounder Amobee (acquired by SingTel for over $300M); Bill Reichert, Managing Director Garage Ventures; Wayne Sutton, Founder PitchTo & Angel in training; Neal Strickberger, Angel Investor; Prashant Shah, Board of Directors TIE Angels, Gwen Edwards, Managing Director Golden Seeds &  Kathy LaPorte, […]