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Dr. William Tai is a Co-Founder of Sangha Capital. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Chairman at Metagood. He serves as Board Member at Kickfurther. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Special Limited Partner at ACTAI Ventures. He is a Co-Founder of OneOf. He also serves as Advisor at Stack Capital Group and CrowdClip. He serves as Advisor & Global Ambassador at Powerledger. He served as Board Member at Glyde. He also served as Advisor at CoinCircle. He also serves as an Advisor at Tango. He also served as a Partner at MaiTai Global. He serves as Head of the Strategy Committee, Board Member & Advisor at BitFury. He served as Advisor at Kickfurther. He also serves as Advisor at Emercoin. He is a prolific individual investor and entrepreneur, serving as the Founding Chairman of Treasure Data; a Board Director of BitFury, and a Board Director of Voxer. He served as Board Member at Scribd. He is also a lead investor as an individual in Canva, Shoes of Prey, and Tango.me, Tweetdeck/Twitter and Zoom.us. He established the Silicon Valley office for Charles River Ventures and is a Partner Emeritus backing Ark, Maxthon, and Wish.com on CRV's behalf. Previously he served as a Partner at IVP and was the Founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO 2000 via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley). He was the Founding Chairman of IPinfusion (Tokyo:4813) and past Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies: AWRD EGHT IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University in Perth Australia. He started his career as a computer chip designer and previously worked for semiconductor behemoth TSMC. He holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard. He serves as Advisor at Power Ledger. He is a Co-Founder of Revel.
Founder and Managing Director of the Boost VC Accelerator
Mr. Adam Draper is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Boost VC. He serves as an Advisor at 7shifts. He serves as Advisor at Ava. He serves as Advisor at Alpha Investing. He was a Board Member of Make School. He Co-Founded and served as Director and Board Member at Ender's Fund. He is a member of the board for a number of firms including Makegameswith.us and Xpert Financial where he is also the Founder. He serves as an advisor at Coinage. In 2009, the same year that he graduated from UCLA, he founded Xpert Financial, a secondary market for private securities. After settling millions of dollars in private security transactions and becoming a registered broker-dealer, he left Xpert Financial in late 2012 and began angel investing, where he backed such startups as Coinbase, Plangrid, and Amplitude. Mr. Draper then partnered up with Brayton Williams to change the face of global startup mentorship.
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Investment Manager at Cusp Capital
Most Interested In
The intersection of networks, processing power and human nature.
Examples: Lower Income Consumers Online, Parallel Social Realities and the Virtual Economy, the Tokenization & Transactionalization of Everything.
Buzzwords: Identity & Access Management, Multi-Cloud, Low Code, AI
Michael Levinthal serves as Special Advisor at 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners. He also serves as Advisor at Peak Ventures. He is a venture capital professional with years of investing experience. He brings deep experience in deal structuring, portfolio company oversight, coaching entrepreneurs and fund management to 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners. He also served as a Board Member at Degreed. spent several years as a General Partner with the Mayfield Fund where they raised and managed 6 funds totaling $1.4 billion during that time. He sponsored such successes as Citrix, Concur Technologies, Heartstream, Pure Software and WebMethods. He also founded Mayfield Software Partners, a side fund consisting of 20 leading software entrepreneurs as investors, and ONSET Partners, a venture firm specializing in incubating new companies. He started his career in venture capital at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). In addition, he has been involved in consumer investing, including Pete's Wicked Ale and High West Distillery (both beverage companies), Blue Marlin (memorabilia), Skull Candy (consumer electronics) and Il Fornaio (restaurants). He currently sits on the board of several private companies includingOrabrush (2x Partners investment),Applabs, Alliance Health, Swarmbuilder, Zinch, Matchbin and High West Distillery. He was on the board of Altiris (NASDAQ: ATRS) until its acquisition by Symantec for close to $1 billion. He has served as an advisory board member to the Stanford Technology Venture Program and established the Mayfield Fellows program at Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. He holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and received both his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. A. George Battle served as an Advisor at Global Ventures. He serves as Board Member at Fair Isaac, Sungevity and Vida Health. He is also an Angel Investor. Mr. Battle serves as an Independent Director at Workday. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Battle served as Executive Chairman at Ask Jeeves, Inc., a provider of information search and retrieval services. From 2000 until 2004, Mr. Battle served as Chief Executive Officer at Ask Jeeves. From 1968 until his retirement in 1995, Mr. Battle was an employee and then partner at Arthur Andersen LLP and Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture Ltd.), a global accounting and consulting firms. Mr. Battle has served as a director of Expedia, Inc. from January 2005 to the present, of Fair Isaac Corporation from 1996 to the present, and of Netflix, Inc. from June 2005 to the present. He serves as Board Member at BodiData. He also served as a director of LinkedIn Corporation from 2011 to December 2016, of Open Table, Inc. from 2006 to July 2014, of the Masters Select family of funds from 1996 until December 2012, of Advent Software, Inc. from 2005 until May 2011, of Ask Jeeves from 1995 until 2005, and of PeopleSoft from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Battle received an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Battle brings to our Board of Directors a diversity of distinguished experiences and seasoned business acumen. His service on a number of public and private company boards provides an important perspective on best practices established at other companies. He also serves as a Board Member at Public Goods.
Founded in 2012, Yang Ventures is an accelerator based in Los Angeles, California. The firm provides mentoring and seed funding to start-ups. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in the technology sector.