Category: Investors, Advisors & Speakers (Page 1 of 8)

David S. Levin, Seasoned Investor

Mr. Levin is a seasoned dealmaker located in New York City. He was a co-founder and managing partner at investment group, New Bridge Partners, LLC and its affiliated companies and has enjoyed over 35 years in the investment banking and financial services business.

At New Bridge, Mr. Levin worked to originate and structure transactions for the company in a wide variety of sectors including renewable energy, consumer/retail, healthcare and manufacturing among others. An experienced leader with broad strategic vision, business development and investment experience in the U.S. and South Africa among other markets, he was responsible for guiding New Bridge’s strategic direction and positioning it for future growth.

Gareth Keane, Qualcomm Ventures

Gareth Keane is an Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures and Kauffman Fellow.

He’s also an early stage technology investor and enthusiast.

He has a deep technology background with experience in strategic investment, venture capital, operations, R&D, product development, marketing, strategy, innovation, and M&A. Broad experience from semiconductors/cleantech to software.

Sumeet Jain, Director at Intel Capital

Sumeet Jain is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. He joined the firm in 2013. At the Intel Capital, Mr. Jain focuses on the consumer Internet, mobile enabled consumer services and products, and virally distributed software investments. He serves as an Observer of Pixazza and Blekko. He was a Board Observer of Luminate and LiveOps.

Semil Shah, Angel & Entrepreneur

Semil Shah is currently working on several projects: (1) product marketing and distribution for Swell; (2) venture capital and investing in Developer Auction, Paddle8, Instacart, Hashicorp, Exitround, HelloFax/HelloSign; (3) a long-time columnist for TechCrunch; and (4) Haywire Media.  

Previously, he spent six months in 2012 as an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in software startups for consumers and the enterprise, as well as in cloud technologies and infrastructure. Prior to this, he held operational roles at Votizen and Rexly (acquired by Live Nation).

Seth Goldstein, Angel & Entrepreneur

Co-Founder & CEO, DJZ
Chairman, Turntable.fm
Co-Founder, Majestic Research
Entrepreneur in Residence, Flatiron Partners
Co-Founder & CEO, SiteSpecific
Independent Director, Valassis (NYSE: VCI)

Active angel investor and mentor to young entrepreneurs.

Charles Hudson, Partner with SoftTech VC

Charles Hudson is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. He is focusing on mobile and gaming investments, and supporting SoftTech portfolio companies on business/corporate development matters. He was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games startup based in San Francisco, CA.

Ramneek Gupta, Managing Director of Citi Ventures

Ramneek Gupta is the Managing Director of Citi Ventures. His focus is primarily on identifying opportunities and investment themes in an increasingly connected world and partnering with leading entrepreneurs as they change the way we interact, consume, purchase and otherwise engage with people, content and businesses around us.

Bob Ackerman, Managing Director, Allegis Capital

Bob Ackerman is the Managing Director & Founder, Allegis Capital. He currently sits on the Boards of Apprion, DriverSide, Purewave and Shape Security. Prior investments include LGC Wireless, IronPort Systems (CSCO), iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ), Comparnet (MSFT), StepUp Commerce (INTU) and Classroom Connect (ENL).

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D., Director of Investment at Samsung Ventures America

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D. is a Director of Investment at Samsung Ventures America. He covers semiconductors, displays, renewable energy and “emerging” businesses, which includes healthcare and biotech.

He has over thirteen years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience. Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, he was a director of Asia Evolution, an investment bank in Korea covering mid-market financing, private placement, and M&As. Before joining Asia Evolution he was a Senior Manager at Technology Strategy Office in Samsung Electronics. As the CTO’s staff, he was responsible for strategic venture investments and technology alliance. He also worked in technology planning for Samsung’s Telecom R&D center, responsible for discovering new research topics.

Una Ryan, Managing Director Golden Seeds

Dr. Una Ryan is Managing Director Golden Seeds (Silicon Valley), an angel investing group focused on women-led companies. She is also a member of Astia Angel, investing in women-led ventures while targeting above-market investment returns.

She recently joined The Angels’ Forum, a group of 25 high net worth individuals, all of whom have been CEOs, founders of successful entrepreneurial ventures and who are now dedicated to investing in, mentoring and advising Silicon Valley Start ups. She was previously President and CEO of Diagnostics For All (DFA), a non-profit organization developing inexpensive diagnostics for global health and agriculture.

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