Dr. Brian Dixon serves as Venture Partner at Elm Street Ventures. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BioRelix, Inc. Prior to joining BioRelix in October 2007, Dr. Dixon served as Vice President with Bayer HealthCare in West Haven Connecticut. In that position, he led a multi-disciplinary organization of up to 130 employees that delivered state-of-the-art expertise in oncology biomarker discovery, new lead discovery, research drug formulation, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism to Bayer's global R&D business. In addition, he held leadership roles in R&D licensing initiatives, strategic alliances and cross divisional collaborations in translational medicine. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Dixon directed Bayer drug discovery efforts in both the Osteoporosis and Oncology therapeutic areas. He serves as a Director of BioRelix, Inc. Dr. Dixon was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral training at Harvard University.
Strategic investor, executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of general management and financial leadership experience with a distinguished record.- Successful venture investor, board member and advocate for emerging technology companies.- Robust C-level operating experience in both challenging restructuring/turnaround and high growth environments in manufacturing, financial services, transportation and business service sectors.- Outstanding financial acumen forged during 16-years with GE and GE Capital.- Skilled operator in demanding private equity environment; led successful complex operational restructuring as President of $2 billion dollar global portfolio company. - Execution and process oriented leader with a comprehensive background in successful performance and process management implementations. - Honors graduate of GE’s prestigious Financial Management and Leadership Development Programs.Specialties: Venture InvestingM&AStrategy Development and ExecutionP&L LeadershipBusiness RestructuringsOperational Turnarounds
Marc Rougier is a Co-Founder and serves as President at Scoop.it. Rougier also serves as Partner at Elaia Partners. His first entrepreneurial experience dates back to 1990 when he left his PhD program in Artificial Intelligence at McGill University to launch his first start-up (Logic Controller Management). He then joined Thales as an international business developer in Australia, Asia, Africa and America. In 2000, he launched his second start-up, Meiosys (Application Virtualisation), that moved to Palo Alto and was then acquired by IBM in 2005. After two years in corporate development at IBM, he launched Goojet, a mobile social media. He serves as board member at OpenIO, Containous, Stanley Robotics, ForePaaS and Uwinloc.
Chi-Hua Chien is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Goodwater Capital. He is a Board Member at Care/of. He was a Board Member at Lithium Technologies. He serves as the Board Member at charity: water. Chien served as General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2007 and focuses on investments in consumer technology. Chi-Hua serves on the board of directors or works closely with the teams at Chegg (CHGG), Chill, textPlus, Karma Science (acquired by FB), Klout, Level, Path, Spotify, Twitter (TWTR) and Zaarly. Before coming to KPCB, Chi-Hua worked with Accel Partners as a venture advisor and associate. He originated Accel's investments in Facebook (FB) and AdECN (acquired by MSFT) and worked on the firm's investments in AdMob (acquired by GOOG), fbFund, Glam, Trulia (TRLA) and YuMe Networks. Before becoming an investor, Chi-Hua was an early employee or co-founder of four startups including Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), where he led the marketing and inside sales teams, served as interim CFO, and was appointed to the Office of the President. Previously he also served as the Board Member at Inspirato. He also serves as a Board member at Sweatcoin.
General Partner at VC firm, Accel. Serve on the BoDs: Atlassian (TEAM), Checkr (background check API), UIPath (Leader in Robotic Process Automation), ServiceChannel (Vertical SaaS for contractor mgmt), MidDesk (Business identity API), Bettercloud (SaaS mgmt), Process.St (workflow collaboration), Instabug (mobile development/APM), Qwilt (Video acceleration), and PYN (Human Capital & Employee Comms Software)
- BoD of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
- The MIT Corporation - Development Committee
- The MIT Corporation - Visiting Committee for Political Science
- MIT's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory BoD
Previous investments/exits include:
- Airwatch (mobile device mgmt leader acq by VMWare)
- Admob (early mobile advertising leader, acq by Google)
- MoPub (mobile adv leader, acq by Twitter)
- Parature (early SaaS leader in customer support, acq by Microsoft)
- Dealer.com (SMB SaaS player acq by DealerTrack)
- Nextbit (acq by Razer)
- Swiftkey (acq by Microsoft)
- Rovio (IPO - ROVIO.HE)
- SunRun (IPO - RUN)
- 3LM (mobile enterprise player, acq by Google)
Specialties: Venture capital and growth equity investing with focus on Internet, digital media, software, and services.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
• Price.com (Social/Platform Software):
$200000000 (Series E)
San Francisco California - Palo Alto California - Los Altos, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Material Science • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense)
Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures
Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
Linked In Description:
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, mentor, author, speaker, board member, advisor, educator, partner, spouse, parent, and general enthusiast. Not always in that order.
I love to work with great entrepreneurs to build great companies.
Specialties: Seed stage and early stage emerging technology companies across information technology, energy tech, materials science, edtech, and fintech, among other sectors.
Philosophy: Successful entrepreneurs focus on the disciplined growth and development of their value proposition, strategy, team, operations, finance, sales and marketing.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A.
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
• Core Wellness:
$4000000 (Early stage VC)
• Base Operations:
$3060000 (Early stage VC)
San Francisco Bay Area - Redwood City, California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Mobility
Most Interested In
• Personal transportation using energy other than oil
• Primary education
• Energy storage
• Urban farming
• Decentralized utilities
• Large-scale water desalinization
• New nuclear technologies
• Government policy on energy, education, transportation and water
Investing in Other • Education • A.I. (... San Francisco, Califo..., U.S.A.
$5000000 (Seed Round)
• The Landing:
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$4000000 (Seed Round)
$3400000 (Seed Round)
$250000 (Pre Seed Round)
$3200000 (Seed Round)
$450000 (Pre Seed Round)
(Pre Seed Round)
(Pre Seed Round)
• Career Karma:
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
$6770000 (Early stage VC)
• Pluto AI:
$2100000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• Grid Raster:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• Bluefield Technologies:
(Later stage VC)
• Brite Health:
• Starsky Robotics:
San Francisco, California - Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Other • Education • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Future Of Work • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Life Science • Online Social • Consumer
Most Interested In
marketing, community engagement, business development, entrepreneurship, women's health tech / femtech, collaboration and productivity tools, consumer fintech, community + anything social, future of media and news, future of family and love, future of work & creator economy