Presenters: Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners, Ron Weissman of Band of Angels, and Eric Hall of FLG Partners.
Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners, Ron Weissman of Band of Angels, and Eric Hall of FLG Partners answer your questions.
Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Noah most recently directed the enterprise product line for Google’s geospatial products, Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah managed the Marketing Strategy and Corporate Development functions at Keyhole, Inc., the venture capital backed company that created the first Web-hosted digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. Prior to Keyhole, Noah helped establish the Internet loyalty rewards marketplace as a co-founder of MyPoints.com, the largest Internet loyalty program with over 6 million active members, where he led product management and business development functions from the company’s inception through an initial public offering and subsequent acquisition by United Airlines. Prior to MyPoints, Noah was based in Tokyo where he managed overseas sales and marketing for the OEM channel of Panasonic’s graphics communications equipment subsidiary in Japan.
Ron Weissman of Band of Angels was vice president of strategy and corporate marketing for Verity, a global leader in corporate information retrieval and knowledge management. During his tenure at Verity, the executive team earned the large company “turnaround of the year” award (1999) from the Turnaround Management Association; Verity gained dominant market share and saw its market capitalization grow from $50 million to more than $1.5 billion. Prior to Verity, Ron spent more than five years at NeXT Computer, where he managed European and corporate marketing. In addition to his work in Silicon Valley, he ran academic computing at Brown University and at the University of Maryland, where he was Associate Professor of History. He is the author of two books on the history of Florence during the Renaissance.
Eric Hall of FLG Partners has experience in building successful financial organizations in companies from the ground up. He has helped launch several Internet companies over the past 20 years as CFO for The ImagiNation Network, Yahoo!, women.com, and NetChannel. He has helped raise over $100 million for venture-backed companies and has provided guidance for many companies positioning themselves for raising venture capital. Eric has also provided merger and acquisition advisory services for Pantheon Interactive (acquired by iXL) and Cybernautics (acquired by USWeb). He has extensive experience in finance, venture capital, banking, treasury and investment management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and real estate. Prior to joining FLG, Eric was a partner and CFO of McKenna Capital LLC/mc3 ventures, an early stage venture capital fund located in San Francisco.