Dr. Ellen Levy serves as Managing Director at Silicon Valley Connect. She is the Advisor at Omni. She also serves as Advisor at SignalFire. She also serves as Advisor at Resolute Ventures. She has served as Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, LLC, a management consulting company. From 2008 to April 2012, she served in various roles at LinkedIn Corporation, a professional social networking internet service, serving most recently as Vice President Strategic Initiatives since March 2010. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.
Benjamin Horowitz is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He also serves as a Board Member at United Masters, Sisu, Okta and Magnet Syste He was a co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP in 2007 and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP. Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online's E-commerce Platform division. Previously, he ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. He also served as vice president of Netscape's widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation. He also serves as Board Observer at Gainspeed. He has a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MS in Computer Science from UCLA. He serves on the board of many companies including Foursquare, SnapLogic,Tidemark Systems and Databricks, Jawbone, Lytro, Magnet Systems, Nicira, 3dna, Tidemark, medium & SignalFuse. He is also the Co-Founder of usermind. He also serves as Advisor at A.Capital Ventures.
Passionate impact investor and entrepreneur focused on building a sustainable future of food. Over 20 years of private equity experience building successful companies and teams in the food and agriculture industries.
Most Interested In
I am a food and agriculture investor that makes both private equity and angel investments in the space. We typically look at companies with at least $3 million to $4 million of revenue.
I am also vegan and very interested in plant based foods. Other areas we are very interested in indoor agriculture, regenerative agriculture and organic products, composting, reducing food waste and better for you food products
Not Interested In
We cannot invest in pre-revenue companies and we avoid the front end of the food industry; restaurants, food delivery, etc.
Principal, Food and Agriculture Fund
We invest in growth and buyout opportunities across the food and agriculture industries.
Samir Kaul is the Founding General Partner at Khosla Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at Vicarious Surgical. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Calera as well as Sakti3. Previously, he was a member of Flagship Ventures, a venture capital firm, from 2002 to May 2006. Prior to Flagship, he worked at The Institute for Genomic Research. He currently serves on the board of directors of Amyris and on the boards of directors of several private companies. He focuses on sustainability investing including food and agriculture. He has been a leading investor in Hampton Creek Food, Sand Hill Foods, OSCAR Health, Soraa and View, among many others. A number of Samir's investments have achieved significant results including Ausra (acquired by AREVA) and NanoH20, acquired by LG Chem.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Valley California , M..., U.S.A.
$20000000 (Series B)
• Mist Systems:
$28000000 (Series B)
$30000000 (Series C)
$22000000 (Series B)
$4000000 (Series A)
• Duo Security:
$30000000 (Series C)
• Duo Security:
$12000000 (Series B)
• Duo Security:
$6000000 (Series A)
$77000000 (Series E)
$17000000 (Series D)
$29500000 (Series D)
$16000000 (Series C)
$4500000 (Series A)
$1800000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series C)
• Altana AI:
$15000000 (Series A)
$103000000 (Series D)
$32000000 (Series C)
$21000000 (Series B)
$180000000 (Series E)
$27500000 (Series C)
$20000000 (Series B)
$15500000 (Series A)
$55000000 (Series C)
$52000000 (Series D)
Valley California - Mountain View California - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile Apps • Online Social
General Partner at Google Ventures
Partner at @googleventures
Linked In Description:
Karim is a Partner at Google Ventures. He brings over a decade of operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google's corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for the company's acquisitions & strategic investments. His primary areas of focus are Internet services, mobile and digital media.
Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in Internet infrastructure and digital media. Previously, he was Director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company's voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486, and later as product manager for the Pentium Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW.
Karim holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on Neural Networks.
Specialties: Venture Capital, Company formation, Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Growth Financing
The intersection of food and medicine, food-related technologies that are focused on making our food system more sustainable, as well as retail tech and new distribution models around food, beverage, and wellness.
De-commoditization of food, flattening of supply chains bringing producers closer to consumers, electrification of everything, end of cars in cities, commercial applications of autonomy, clean air and clean water.
Dr. David Wang serves as Senior Managing Director at OrbiMed. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at WI Harper Group, responsible for healthcare investment in China. Previously, he served as Head of Business Development at Siemens Medical Solutions, where he directed corporate strategy and new businesses in molecular diagnostics and diagnostic imaging. He was co-founder and EVP at First Genetic Trust, a personalized medicine company. During his tenure at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he was Chairman of The SNP Consortium Management Committee, the first group of its kind formed by pharmaceutical and technology industries to support the development of personalized medicine. He received his MD from Peking University Medical School. He earned his doctorate in Developmental Biology from California Institute of Technology.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Burlingame California..., U.S.A.
$8400000 (Series A)
$9200000 (Early stage VC)
• ANA Therapeutics:
$6000000 (Early stage VC)
$5000000 (Early stage VC)
• Pearl Street Technologies:
$8410000 (Early stage VC)
• Planet FWD:
$2700000 (Seed Round)
Burlingame California - San Francisco California - AgTech - Biotech - Clean tech / environment - Consumer health & fitness - Fintech - Hardware - Health & hospital services, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Food & Beverage • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile Apps • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Swati Mylavarapu is a Co-Founding Partner at Incite Ventures (Burlingame). She serves as Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She joined KPCB in 2015 and focuses on venture-stage companies developing digital health and consumer technologies and businesses. Swati joined KPCB from Square, where she was responsible for business operations and strategy for Square's international efforts in Canada and Japan, and led product marketing for Square's premium software efforts. Prior to Square, she was head of sales and client services at Quid, where she developed the data analytics company's early revenue model and client base. Swati began her career at Google working on mobile technology efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa and India within Google.org. Swati received an A.B. degree with highest honors in Development Studies from Harvard University and an MPhil in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Swati is also a Truman Scholar, and passionate about the role great technology companies and teams can play in solving important world challenges.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
$110000000 (Later stage VC)
• ARMO BioSciences:
$50000000 (Later stage VC)
• Vectra Networks:
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
• Nimble Pharmacy:
$28000000 (Later stage VC)
• Origami Logic:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
$21000000 (Later stage VC)
• Rec Room:
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
$15000000 (Early stage VC)
$10700000 (Later stage VC)
• ClearStory Data:
$10000000 (Later stage VC)
San Francisco California - Palo Alto California - Menlo Park California - Atlanta Georgia, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Businesses Solutions • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Food & Beverage • Real Estate (& Construction) • Investment Management • Life Science • Mobile • Oncology
Greg Williams is the Managing Director at DAG Ventures since 2006. Greg focuses primarily on enterprise infrastructure, SaaS, consumer internet and clean tech.
Prior to joining DAG, Greg spent over a decade at other VC firms, including Summerhill Ventures (formerly BCE Capital).
Previously, Greg was the Portfolio Manager at Teacher Private Capital where he focused on mid-stage investments in the technology sector.
Greg was a Vice-President at Growthworks Capital, managing a diverse portfolio of early stage venture capital investments.
Greg holds a B.Sc. degree from McGill University.