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Gina Bianchini. Chi-Hua Chien. Chi-Hua Chien joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2007.

Chi-Hua Chien

Jeff Clavier. Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 150 investments since 2004.

Jeff Clavier

An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo. Chamillionaire. Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979),[1] better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas.[2] He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment.


Chamillionaire was also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin' Click until the group split in 2005. Don Dodge. Josh Felser. John Ham. Joe Kraus. Jim Lanzone. Jim Lanzone is President of CBS Interactive.

Jim Lanzone

He was previously the CEO of Clicker, which has been billed as a TVGuide for programming available on the Internet. Clicker launched in beta at TechCrunch50 on September 14, 2009 and was acquired by CBS in March 2011. Jim is the former CEO of Loic Le Meur. Ted Maidenberg. Ted Maidenberg is a General Partner at The Social+Capital Partnership (Social Capital) – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software.

Ted Maidenberg

Ted joined The Social+Capital Partnership from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) where he was a Partner. Sean Parker. Victoria Ransom. Victoria has been an entrepreneur since her early twenties and has developed three successful companies. Chris Sacca. An accomplished venture investor, private equity principal, company advisor, and entrepreneur, Chris manages a portfolio of over fifty consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology start- ups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. While primarily known for its investments in seed and early stage technology companies, Lowercase has quietly become one of the largest momentum investment funds in the country. Previously, Chris served as Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. In that role, among other responsibilities, he founded and headed up the alternative access and wireless divisions.

His most visible projects include Google’s 700MHz and TV white spaces spectrum initiatives, the company’s groundbreaking data center in Oregon and Google’s free citywide WiFi network in Mountain View, CA. Milestones Chris Sacca added a position as Advisor, Investor at 280 North . Julie Schoenfeld. Julie is a veteran entrepreneur with a passion for identifying talent and assembling effective teams. Prior to Idealab spin-out Perfect Market, Julie was a founding member and CEO of two other successful venture-backed startups. Julie was president-CEO of OEwaves Inc. from its creation in 2000 to February 2007 and she remains active on OEwaves' board of directors. Previously, Julie was president-CEO of Net Effect Systems Inc. In her 18-month tenure at Net Effect, she raised two rounds of financing from Greylock Management, Trinity Ventures and TL Ventures, built a world-class management team, launched the company and product and sold the company to Ask Jeeves Inc. for more than $288 million.

Before Net Effect, she was VP of worldwide sales for Stream International, where she grew sales from $30 million to more than $200 million in three years. Julie holds a B.S. in engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. See Less. Robert Scoble. James Slavet. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is Founder & Chairman of JOYUS.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Prior to founding JOYUS in January 2011, she’s spent 18 years as a leading consumer internet and media executive at global and early stage companies including Google, Amazon, Polyvore, Yodlee, and News Corporation. Most recently, Singh Cassidy served as CEO and Chairman of the board at the leading social commerce site, Polyvore, Inc., and CEO-in-Residence with Accel Partners, a leading global consumer internet venture capital firm. From 2003 to 2009, Sukhinder was a senior executive at Google, Inc; as President of Asia Pacific and Latin America, she was responsible for all of Google’s commercial operations in both regions built the company’s physical presence from inception to a multi-billion dollar business across 40 domains and 103 different countries throughout APAC and Latin America. Recent Milestones Investments Videos Sources. Todor Tashev. Photo: Eric Millette Todor is partner at Omidyar Network and leads the firm's U.S.

-based efforts in Consumer Internet & Mobile, Education, and Financial Inclusion. Across these initiatives, Todor's investment focus is on consumer Internet and mobile companies. His portfolio includes Common Sense Media, Couchsurfing, Digg,, Federated Media Publishing, Foursquare, Linden Lab, Meetup, Metaweb (GOOG), OATV, Seesmic, Socialtext (Peoplefluent), and Wikia. Todor brings more than 20 years of experience in technology and venture capital to his role at Omidyar Network. Matt Thompson. BizSpark Featured Startup App: TradingView BizSpark Online, 4/18/2014 10:00 AM "Today we feature a BizSpark Startup who recently published their Finance App called TradingView.

Matt Thompson

Trading View helps you track accurate information for stocks and other markets with the most advanced charts available and enables you to set up personal... Read More The Road To Success Can Be Long and Demanding, But Never Give Up – A First Person Perspective by SmartCloud CEO Kim Mayyasi and CTO Steve Fraleigh BizSpark Online, 4/17/2014 10:00 AM "Artificial intelligence (AI) is in our blood in many ways; all the founders of our company came from the AI community. Read More General Assembly teams up with Google, Microsoft and others to launch new tech scholarship program BizSpark, 4/17/2014 1:04 AM "Microsoft will be focused on scholarships for veterans while ... yet women are still underrepresented in startup communities,” Bridgette Beam, Google’s global entrepreneurship manager said.

Read More Read More Read More. Greg Tseng. Greg Tseng co-founded Tagged in October 2004 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a driving force in creating with his partner, co-founder and long-time friend, Johann Schleier-Smith. Greg holds an A.B. in Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics from Harvard University, where he served as a Director of the Harvard Entrepreneurs Club (HEC) from 1998-2000 and co-authored The Harvard Entrepreneurs Club Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Wiley, 1999). Greg is presently on leave from Stanford University, where he is pursuing the Ph.D. in Physics on a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. His academic research lies in the field of nanotechnology and he has published his results in top journals such as Science.

Elaine Wherry. Lior Zorea.