Michael Treskow serves as Partner at Eight Roads Ventures. Michael Treskow served as Principal at Accel Partners. He joined Accel after close to a decade of finance and investment experience in the technology sector. He is responsible for the firm's investments in SpaceApe, a mobile games developer. Michael was also instrumental in Accel's investments and ongoing work with Funding Circle, Qubit, Semmle, Trufa and WorldRemit. He was also a Board Observer at packlink. Prior to Accel, Michael focused on early-stage and growth equity investments in technology companies at Warburg Pincus in San Francisco, invested in publicly traded technology companies at Highside Capital in Dallas, and helped advise technology companies on strategic alternatives as part of Morgan Stanley's investment banking team in New York. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University. He also serves as a Board Member at Decibel Insight. He also serves as Board Member at OTA Insight.
Fritz Lanman serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at ClassPass. He serves as Advisor & Investor at LifeQ. He is the Co-Founder at Acequia Capital. He was also a Co-Founder and served as an Executive Chairman at Doppler Labs. He is a Co-Founder and Chairman at Verst. Lanman is a former Microsofter who has gone on to angel invest in companies like Wish, Pinterest, and Square. He served as the Executive Chairman at ClassPass. His primary focus is product development, engineering and recruiting. He is also Cofounder of DWNLD, a platform for building native mobile apps and Director of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership program. Previously, Fritz founded Livestar, a recommendation app acquired by Pinterest. In addition to his operating roles, he is an angel investor in Square, Pinterest, ClassPass, Wish, Teespring and many other technology startups. Previously, he was a corporate strategy executive at Microsoft. He is the Co-Founder at Acequia Capital.
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Ed Roman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of HackHands and Founding Partner at Hack VC. He is also the Founder of hack.summit and was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ghostfire Games. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1998.
Gaurav Jain is a Co-Founder at Afore Capital. Jain also serves as Principal at Founder Collective. He has deep expertise in building software platforms from the ground up. He was one of the earliest Product Managers for Android. As the lead Product Manager for the Nexus One product line, he launched the first Google experience device on AT&T. He received the Founders Award, highest employee achievement award at Google for his significant contribution to the growth and success of the Android platform. Jain was also the Founding Product Manager for Google+ Enterprise, where he was responsible for crafting Google's social strategy for its enterprise customers. Jain built the founding team for Google+ Enterprise and helped launched the first version of the product. The product is now available to Google's 5 million enterprise customers. He co-founded the Impact Entrepreneurship Group in his first year of undergrad. Impact is now one of the largest non-profits in Canada promoting entrepreneurship. He is also an active mentor at MassChallenge, Canadian Technology Accelerator and Shad Valley. Jain received a Bachelors of Software Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Waterloo in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dror Berman is a Co-Founding Partner at Innovation Endeavors. He is a Board Member of Vicarious Surgical. He is also a Board Member of Team8. Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, he worked on global search products with Yahoo, spearheaded an R&D team at NICE Systems, and led business development for an Israeli CE retailer. Berman has an MBA from Stanford, and graduated cum laude in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
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