• Jacob Mullins

    Jacob joined Shasta Ventures in the summer of 2011 bringing with him a wealth of experience from many sides of the modern day startup industry. Before Shasta, Jacob joined Microsoft to help design and launch the BizSpark program, Microsoft’s first initiative tailored specifically for early-stage startups. As US program lead, his focus was working with all constituents of the startup ecosystem, from early-stage incubators, investors, service providers, and more, to help align mutual interests for the startup’s success.

  • Jeff Mills

    Jeff Mills is a sales & marketing veteran with extensive experience across interactive media, retail, travel and technology. Mills serves as Chief Revenue Officer at 1-Page, a software firm for hiring and recruitment. Previously, Mills worked at Gengo, a leading web-based translation platform, and also served as a Vice President at the display advertising firm Criteo.

  • Rob Coneybeer
    Shasta Ventures

    Rob co-founded Shasta Ventures in 2004, and is passionate about anything with an engine, including robots, satellites, and new modes of transportation. Some of Rob’s notable investments include smart-thermostat company Nest Labs; and Relay Rides, the leading peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace. He is particularly interested in hardware, collaborative consumption and The Internet of Things.

Oshri Kaplan
Principal Director, Lab IX

Oshri Kaplan (Osh) is a Principal Director of Lab IX, works closely with upcoming portfolio and deal flow companies. Previously, he worked at Deloitte, where he led the internal innovation and ventures team, focused on investment opportunities in enterprise technology, and on developing close ties to the Israeli VC community. Prior to Deloitte, Osh began his career as a VC Associate at Docor International Management from Israel. Osh received a B.A. of Business Administration and LL.B in Law from the IDC Herzliya, and an M.B.A. from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Venture Capital.

Paul Martino
Managing Director, Bullpen Capital

Paul is the founder of four companies including Ahpah Software (a computer security firm acquired by InterTrust); Tribe (one of the world’s first social networks), and Aggregate Knowledge (a big data advertising targeting and attribution company acquired in 2014 for $150 million). Prior to forming Bullpen, he was an active angel investor and personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, TubeMogul, uDemy, and PayNearMe.

Victor Ghitescu
Product, AngelList

Victor works on product development and business operations at AngelList. He helped launch AngelList's online investing business, Syndicates, and scaled transaction volume past $100M per year. Previously, Victor was an early employee at Topguest (backed by Founders Fund and acquired in 2011).

Naveen Jain
CMO & Co-Founder at Immunity Project

Naveen Jain is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Immunity Project, a Y Combinator backed, non-profit initiative dedicated to developing an HIV vaccine and distributing it worldwide for free. Immunity Project was named one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies in 2014 by Inc. Magazine. To finance in vitro experiments with human blood, Jain spearheaded a crowd funding campaign that raised $462,000 in less than three weeks. This campaign became one of the largest crowd funding campaigns for a biotech project in history.

Prior to Immunity Project, Jain founded Sparkart., an award winning technology and creative firm, and bootstrapped it to 8 figures in annual revenue.

Most recently he was recognized as one of Business Insider’s Top Indians in Tech and was featured on Business Insider’s The Silicon Valley 100.

Manish Lachwani
CEO & Co-Founder at HeadSpin

Manish is the CEO and Co-Founder of HeadSpin, Inc. Prior to HeadSpin, Manish was the CTO and co-founder at Appurify. Google acquired Appurify in June 2014. At Google, he created key initiatives for the GoogleDeveloper products. Manish has a unique blend of expertise. As a systems architect at Amazon Kindle, he designed the operating system for the entire Kindle line of products. At MontaVista, he was among a select group of MIPS/ARM architects that worked on the first multicore real time Linux OS, Linux 2.4 and 2.6 versions. Manish holds 45 patents in areas such as USB, Power Management, Chargers, System Debugging and Validation. Prior to Appurify, he was a CTO at Zynga

Edward Goodmann
Operations Lead at Plastiq

Ed designs and builds products with early-stage teams in San Francisco. He has worked with consumer, social, enterprise, and fintech startups as an advisor, strategist, and product manager. Ed has also consulted Fortune 500 firms and advised governments in the U.S. an EU on net neutrality, patent reform, and wireless policy. He is currently Operations Lead at Plastiq. When he's not online, you'll find Ed on a bicycle.

David Somers
CEO, Rallyteam

David Somers is co-founder and CEO of Rallyteam. David has extensive experience in the SaaS enterprise software space. An early employee at Cornerstone OnDemand, David helped to build the company into a 3B+ public company. As VP of Alliances and Strategic Initiatives and ultimately Senior Director of Strategy and Research, David was responsible for driving the company's growth and reach through Cornerstone's alliance partner ecosystem, the Cornerstone for Salesforce product, and through the CSB product aimed at small/mid-size businesses. David most recently served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at Replicon, where he was responsible for global marketing and growth initiatives.

Nate Bolt
Designer & Researcher, Ethnio

Nate is the founder of Ethnio and formerly a Design Research Manager at Facebook and Instagram. He also co-founded Bolt | Peters, which was acquired by Facebook in 2012. He’s an adjunct professor at the SVA Interaction Design graduate program, co-author of Remote Research, and made that one airplane time-lapse from SF to Paris.

Mark Schulze
Vice-President, Clover Network Inc.

Prior to Clover, Mark built the publisher business for Quantcast, now serving over billions of impressions a day across over thousands of publishers. Before Quantcast Mark ran product and engineering for Match.com, an IAC company. Starting his technology career in 1995, Mark ran several groups at AOL including shopping, small business and community before leaving for Intuit and eventually AltaVista. Building terrific customer and merchant experiences is what drives Mark.

Jacob Mullins
CEO, Exitround

Jacob is CEO and Founder of Exitround.com, the marketplace for early stage tech M&A. Prior, he was a venture capital investor at Shasta Ventures, where he spent time looking at consumer and mobile businesses. Prior to that, he built a dietary supplement company out of South Africa, was the first business guy at VentureBeat.com, and launched the Microsoft BizSpark program.

Josh Duyan
CMO, Lumos Labs

Josh joined Lumosity in 2007 and has helped pioneer research into human cognitive performance, develop web and mobile products, and reach hundreds of millions of users. In addition, Joshua co-founded and sold Revolver, LLC, a health and fitness company that produced a suite of 7 iPhone apps and was acquired by MapMyFitness, Inc. Joshua started his career co-founding an eCommerce wine company, RiotWine.

James Cham
Partner, Bloomberg Beta

James invests in seed stage companies as part of Bloomberg Beta, a $75 million fund, where he focuses on mobile, enterprise software and digital media. He's been an investor at companies like Crowdflower, LifeLock, Reputation Defender, LinkedIn and Billshrink. Previously, was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and a software developer.

Arte Merritt
Founder, Modentify

Arte Merritt is a serial entrepreneur who has more than 12 years mobile experience in roles ranging from founder/CEO to product management, business development, and hands-on technical roles. Arte was the founder and CEO of Motally, a leading mobile-analytics tracking and reporting service acquired by Nokia in August 2010.

David Sanghera
Product Strategy, TrackR

David is an internet marketing specialist, focusing on B2C SaaS and Connected-Objects. David has generated over 15M+ in sales for early stage startups.

Dave Mathews
Founder, NewAer Proximity Platform

Dave Mathews is a consumer-focused inventor specializing in mobile, convergence and digital entertainment. He is currently channeling years of technology expertise into his latest company, NewAer, to pioneer the evolution of Location Based Services (LBS) based upon proximity.

Marco de Sa
Senior User Researcher, Twitter

Marco is a Researcher with a proven track-record of innovating in the areas of experience design, usability and accessibility, prototyping and human-computer interaction. His work has been distinguished by several awards on innovative experiences that he designed and by accepted publications at top conferences, journals and books.

Redg Snodgrass
Founder, Wareable World

Redg Snodgrass is a hybrid entrepreneur / corporate executive who understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. Currently Redg and Team are the Principle’s at Wearable World. An incubator focused on Glass and Wearable Technologies based out of the valley.

Ashwin Navin
Co-Founder and CEO, Samba TV

Ashwin Navin is the CEO and co-founder of Samba TV, the largest developer of applications for Smart TVs. Prior to Samba.TV Ashwin Navin was the president and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. where he handled business and company-related matters. Ashwin also founded the start-up incubator I/O Ventures.

Jeff Mills
Chief Revenue Officer, 1-Page

Jeff Mills is a sales & marketing veteran with extensive experience across interactive media, retail, travel and technology. Mills serves as Chief Revenue Officer at 1-Page, a software firm for hiring and recruitment. Previously, Mills worked at Gengo, a leading web-based translation platform, and also served as a Vice President at the display advertising firm Criteo.

Romain David
Product, Uber

Romain is currently a Product Manager at Uber. Before Uber, Romain co-founded Meexo (acquired by Live Nation). He started Lumosity’s mobile business, was part of the original iPhone team at Apple and graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Tomio Geron
Director of content, Exitround

Tomio is currently director of content at Exitround where he writes about and conducts research on the technology market. He is also a contributing writer to TechCrunch and Forbes. He was previously a reporter with Forbes Magazine.

Adam Spector
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, LiftIgniter

Adam is a Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at the YC machine learning recommendation company, LiftIgniter. He previously founded Virtrue, a startup focused on online global identity, security & fraud. Virtrue was in Orange Fab Season 1. He has also worked at the e-discovery company, Clearwell Systems and, post Clearwell’s $400m acquisition, at Symantec. Prior Adam started Adopt-A-Coral and is now a board member of the Coral Restoration Foundation.

Fergus Hurley
Product Manager, Google

Fergus Hurley is an Irish mobile Internet entrepreneur and product designer. Prior to Google Fergus was the Founding CEO of Focal Labs which developed the patented real-time, GPS-based photo sharing platform.

Christine Venditti
Partner, The Cheyenne Group

Christine has twenty years of retained executive search experience spanning the full organizational spectrum for industry leaders such as Apple Computer, Microsoft and Intel. Christine leads the San Francisco office of the Cheyenne Group, a boutique retained search firm, and focuses on senior executive recruitment and talent consulting projects for technology, media and information services clients.

Michael Chang
Managing director, Mavent partners

Michael is the Managing Director of Mavent Partners since September 2008. Prior to this, he was Senior Director, Corporate Development at Electronic Arts. Michael has also worked as VP at Bertram Capital and Senior Associate at Apax partners.

Ken Yeung
Strategy and Research Content Lead, Orange Silicon Valley

Previous to Orange, Ken was a reporter for The Next Web, where he covered technology startups and the ecosystem, including companies like Apple, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and Yahoo. An experienced marketer, he has worked to build out Web presences for companies in various industries such as healthcare, tourism, education, government, and others. He’s also an avid blogger and photographer.

Joe Sanchis
Co-Founder, Queue

Joe Sanchis is Founder & CEO of Queue Technologies, a company revolutionizing demand retail through a smart line that measures, manages, and monetizes customer anticipation for new product releases. Prior to founding Queue, Joe worked in the financial industry as an executive at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. He’s also an angel investor and advisor to technology ventures."

Denis Barrier
Co-founder, Cathay Innovation

Denis leads the international investment activity of Iris Capital outside Europe/Middle East, mainly in the US and Asia. He is also very involved in the industrial relationships between Iris and its sponsors Orange and Publicis. Before joining Iris, he was head of corporate venture for the Orange group and has been a managing director at venture capital firm Innovacom.