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.
Dave Munichiello serves as General Partner at GV. His background is in building and leading fast-growing, highly technical organizations under pressure in ambiguous environments. Dave joins Google Ventures from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems where he helped grow the eCommerce-enabling robotics company to ultimately sell to Amazon for $775 million. Dave's four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing several client-facing organizations. He established a reputation for consistently recruiting top talent and both building and leading high-performing tea Dave played a key role at Kiva through its first year of integration with Amazon as the two companies partnered to maximize Kiva's impact and shape Amazon's perspective on industrial automation. Dave's career prior to Kiva included management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military's most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world's most advanced technologies. Dave holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Emory University in math and computer science.
Machine intelligence, digital health and big data.
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Consumer internet and mobile apps.
Seth Teicher serves as Associate Partner at GreatPoint Ventures. He is also a Board Member of Activ Surgical. He earlier served as a Head of Content and Business Development at CrowdFlower. Previously, he served as a Partnerships and Business Development at CrowdFlower.
Carl Press serves as Principal at Thoma Bravo. He served as a Senior Associate at HighBAR Partners. Previously, he served at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was an Associate in the Principal Investments Group. While at Oaktree, Press evaluated and executed leveraged buyout, distressed debt-for-control and special situations investments in the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree, Press was an investment banker with UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on leveraged finance and restructuring assignments for financial sponsors and corporate clients in the technology and industrials sectors. Press has also worked in business development at Addepar, a venture-backed financial software company, where he focused on opportunities in the alternative asset management industry. Additionally, he has held engineering roles at Analog Devices and Motorola. Press holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also serves as the Board Member at Infogix.
Wesley Chan is a member of the board of directors at Canva, one of the world's most valuable private internet companies valued north of $40B, where he led the Series A and C rounds. He founded Google Analytics and Google Voice and holds 17 US patents for his work in creating Google AdWords.
As an early employee at Google, Chan helped to start, launch, and grow Google Analytics and Google Voice, products which millions of users depend on worldwide. He is a recipient of Google's founder award, the company's most prestigious recognition, for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google's early client efforts. Chan also holds nine US Patents from his work on starting the business for targeted display advertising at Google. Additionally, he has held positions as a research lead at HP Labs, a program manager at Microsoft, and holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT where he did his graduate research at the Media Laboratory. He was selected as a "Top 35 Under 35" innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010. Given his diverse background, Chan's investments at Google Ventures include companies that address markets in software and web services, mobile, biotech and cleantech. He has also held board or observer seats in Angelist, Crittericism, iPerian (exited to Bristol Myers-Squibb), Cool Planet Energy Systems, and Switch Communications. Wesley also led investments in Optimizely, Vungle, DataPad (exited to Cloudera), Freshplum (exited to TellApart), Namo Media (exited to Twitter), and Parse (exited to Facebook). He also served as Advisor at DoubleRock.
San Francisco California - Menlo Park California - - Palo Alto (CA) - Boston (MA) - Redwood City, California - Founded in 1970, CRV is a venture capital firm headquartered in Pal, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Consumer
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Deep learning / AI meets biology and chemistry. I am focused on products that accelerate breakthroughs in biological sciences that allow for new products that help peoples lives through huge advancements in health. An example investment we have made is in Freenome.
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Not interested in anything outside of this area. Not interested in digital health that involves behavior modification programs.
George Zachary serves as General Partner at Charles River Ventures. He is also a Board Member of CoTap and Crushpath. Zachary led the Nintendo 64 development business at Silicon Graphics, managed sales and marketing for virtual reality pioneer VPL Research, and served as a product marketer at CATS Software. He is on the board of Stanford SSE, Stanford's StartX and is an advisor to the X PRIZE Foundation. Zachary earned a joint BS from MIT and MIT Sloan.
Aydin Senkut is the Founder and serves as a Managing Director at Felicis Ventures. He serves as the Board Member at PredictSpring, Weddington Way, Guideline, ClearSlide and MindSnacks. He also serves as the Board Observer at Vicarious FPC. He has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek recently and was featured as one of the top 8 up and coming VCs by Forbes' Midas List. Felicis Ventures portfolio encompasses over 80 companies currently including Clearslide, Dropcam, Inkling, Practice Fusion, Rovio, and Shopify. In the last few years, over 46 Felicis backed start-ups have been acquired by firms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Microsoft, AT&T, Disney, Ebay, Chegg and Intuit. Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific (including Japan). Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch Google's first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products and its first Safe Search. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible for world-wide licensing deals. Before joining Google, he was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software MineSet, and led the business development efforts for the financial services industry at SGI. He received a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Boston University. He also earned an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an Angel Investor.
Thoma Bravo is a successor to the firm of Golder Thoma & Co. established in 1980. Golder Thoma originated the 'consolidation' or 'buy and build' investment strategy which sought to combine the best of venture investing with the best of leveraged buyouts by investing in a 'platform' business in a fragmented industry, and then working with management to transform it into a larger and more profitable business through internal growth and a series of strategic, industry consolidating acquisitions. Thoma Bravo's strategy has been refined through nine private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital. The firm seeks to invest in established companies that have a history of profitability, earnings (EBITDA) greater than $10 million, and a strong management team with a record of accomplishment. Thoma Bravo's principal focus is on companies headquartered in the U.S., but the firm can invest elsewhere as well. Thoma Bravo's investments can be in the form of take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments. The firm's usual equity commitment is at least $25 million and can be as large as $200 million or more. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The firm does not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, business start-ups, the biological sciences, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil and gas or real estate.