David Anderson has over 4 decades of experience as an engineer and visionary technologist. He served as General Manager of Texas Instruments’ Think Tank, Kilby Labs, and previously worked for National Semiconductor and Volterra Corp. His interests include power electronics, circuit design, and hardware architecture.
Jennifer Azapian is an HR Strategist and Executive Coach working with growing businesses, their leaders, and investors; a significant focus of her work deals with organizational design and scaling, and compensation and performance strategic planning. Jennifer holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from INSEAD, and Compensation Committee Certification from the Economic Research Institute.
Iris Chan has a strong background in business and commercial banking. She previously served as an executive in commercial banking at Wells Fargo. She is currently on the Board of Directors at East West Bank Corp and a Principal at Ameriway, Inc. Her experience includes capital management, board governance, channel managment, and business strategy.
Asia Chang is a proven leader in the life sciences having developed successful products and businesses. He is currently spearheading precision medicine efforts as the Oncology business leader within Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Clinical NGS Division. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Asia was a bioengineer launching medical devices at Johnson & Johnson and advising life science companies globally with L.E.K. Consulting.
Mary Curtis is CEO of Pacifico, a global strategic communications consultancy, and of OnChip Systems, a fabless semiconductor company. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, she is drawn to strong, collaborative management teams and game-changing products in life sciences, software, e-commerce and social media.
Amy Marks Dornbusch is the General Partner of Willowtree Venture Fund, LP, a private family fund focused on early stage consumer companies in the consumer space including CPG, retail, apparel, dining and hospitality. Amy is also Proprietor and President of Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville, Napa producing estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style wines.
Andrew Housser co-founded and is co-CEO of Freedom Financial Network (FFN), a family of companies that improve the financial well-being of its customers. FFN has been recognized by the Inc. 500 list, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100, and been named multiple times to the list of Best Places to Work in Silicon Valley and Phoenix.
Dan Hansen has been practicing law in Silicon Valley for over 16 years. He concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law for early stage companies and investors. Prior to co-founding M&H, Dan was a partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison where he practiced for 10 years. Dan holds a B.S.M.E., an M.B.A., and a J.D. from the University of Utah and an L.L.M in Trade Regulation from NYU.
Eric Hixon is the former Founder and CEO of MediaMaster, a cloud music platform, and former CTO for Kadoo, a file sharing platform. His areas of expertise include cloud computing, software scalability, and the business skills required to turn complex technologies into successful companies.
Steve Kaplan spent 23 years leading Gap to be the largest U.S. based specialty store organization and was a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been a member of The Angels’ Forum since 2005, with interests in retailing, consumer products and services, e-commerce and entertainment. He received his BA from Adelphi University and an LLB from Brooklyn Law School.
Meera Kaul is an investor and serial entrepreneur with 4 multi-million dollar exits. She was voted one of the Top 50 women in telecom and Entrepreneur of the year 2013 and 2015. She has built technology startups and led technology transformations across 3 continents. She graduated from Stanford GSB.
Lisa Miller has been a top performing real estate agent in San Francisco for over fourteen years and is ranked in the top 1% nationwide of Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to this, she spent nine years at USC managing international programs at the Marshall School of Business. As a UCLA graduate, Lisa also completed her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at USC.
SC Moatti is a technology visionary, entrepreneur and investor. She is the founding partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest networks of early adopters in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts.
Ed has three decades of experience in finance, management consulting and Information Technology. He has held management positions at leading technology companies including Google, Facebook and Uber. He is also co-founding president of Palladium Technology, an IT consulting firm specialized in advising, building, and supporting complex enterprise information systems.
Patricia Roller is the CEO of Vidlet, a mobile video platform replacing costly human interactions with scripted “selfie” video recordings by which companies can easily engage with customers and employees for actionable insights. Patricia is the former CEO of frog design, a world-renowned design and strategy firm operating globally. Patricia speaks frequently on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Phil Schlein is an experienced retail and consumer product executive and early stage investor who helps entrepreneurs with strategy, financing and governance. He is the former CEO of Macy’s West and previously served on the board of Apple. He looks for capital-efficient companies bridging online and offline for retail.
Brad founded several financial and technology businesses. Currently Co-CEO of Freedom Financial Network, CEO of Bills.com and a board member to several startups, he was named to Silicon Valley’s “40 Under 40” list, and won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His companies have been named to the Inc 500 list, Hot 100, and many times “Best Places to Work.” He lectures on start-ups at Stanford B-School.
Meera Swanson is a nonprofit professional with expertise in youth development, evaluation, and fundraising. She has experience working in enterprise marketing technology, as well as a variety of capacities within the nonprofit sector. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technologies, with extensive experience in the mobile and security industries. She has held management and executive roles in start-ups and innovation units of large organizations including Price Waterhouse, Nokia, VASCO Data Security and Telefonica. She looks for teams that can execute their go-to-market strategies.
Kira Wampler is the CEO of Art.com. She brings more than 20 years of marketing and product leadership, building delightful and high impact consumer experiences and accelerating business growth across a wide variety of industries. Most recently as CMO at Lyft, Kira drove a 7X increase in rides and a 6X increase in passengers while building Lyft as a household name in a highly competitive and complex environment.