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Adler is the CEO and product visionary behind Scribd. He started the company after realizing how difficult it was for everyday people, including his own father, to easily publish written works to the Web and find a readership.
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Igor Agamirzian has been CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Russian Venture Company since May 2009. From 2007-09, he was General Manager of EMC Corporation's software development center in St. Petersburg. From 1995-2007, Igor worked at Microsoft Russia in several capacities, including as a National Technology Officer, a member of the board of advisors...
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David is a General Partner at the firm whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently manages the firm's New York City office.
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Before joining RUSNANO, Mr. Akhanov was the Head of the Russian Federal Energy Agency, implementing government policy and managing Russian government assets in oil & gas, coal and electricity.
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Stewart Alsop is partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs start companies. He was a general partner with New Enterprise Associates through 2004 and lead that firm’s investments in companies such as TiVo, Portola Communications (sold to Netscape), Glu Mobile, and Xfire.
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David is a General Partner at the firm whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently manages the firm's New York City office.
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Brendan, a Partner at IDEO, passionately promotes entrepreneurial thinking and doing at all of our locations worldwide. Throughout his career, Brendan has invented and licensed more than 150 consumer products, specializing in the design of kid-centric goods, services, and experiences.
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Ekaterina Bulycheva is a Deputy CEO and Head of Infrastructure and Strategy department of the Moscow Innovation Development Centre. She supervises the issues of development strategy of Moscow innovative economy, innovative business facilitation.
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Lizette Chapman writes about the intersection of venture capital and innovation, covering mobile, gaming, social, education and consumer internet startups. A reporter for Dow Jones, her work appears on WSJ blogs Venture Capital Dispatch, All Things Digital and Digits as well as in VentureWire, Private Equity Analyst and the Wall Street Journal.
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Neil is Managing Director of Romulus Capital and leads the firm's early-stage investments in internet, mobile, and healthcare technology companies. Prior, he founded and successfully sold Lifeguard Medical, an innovative healthcare services/technology company, and was a product manager at Zynga.
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Don is based out of the San Francisco bureau, reporting and editing articles about the technology sector. He has covered technology for 32 years, starting with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and then the San Francisco Chronicle before joining the Journal in 1993.
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Charles L. Cooney
Dr. Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT.
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Anne Warner Cribbs
A legacy world renowned swimmer, Anne Warner Cribbs has spent her career championing various athletic causes and events; most notably swimming. She has won numerous swimming medals and awards as well as accolades for her dedicated commitment to ensuring the success of athletics.
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Michael Descheneaux is the chief financial officer of SVB Financial Group,responsible for all finance and accounting functions for the company. Descheneaux joined SVB Financial Group in 2006. He has extensive accounting and finance, corporate governance and international business experience, which he developed as an auditor and consultant in the financial services and telecommunications sectors.
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Donald R. Dixon
Don Dixon is a Sr. Managing Director of Trident Capital, and has been with Trident since co-founding the firm in 1993. From 1988 to 1993, Don was Co-President of Partech International, a private equity fund manager associated with Banque Paribas.
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For more than 35 years, Dixon Doll has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer and communications industries. In recognition of his accomplishments in venture capital, Dixon was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture investors on its Midas List for four years in a row.
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Tim launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. He founded or co-founded DFJ ePlanet (global), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham (NYC), Zone Ventures (LA), Epic Ventures (Salt Lake City), Draper Atlantic (Reston), Draper Triangle (Pittsburg), Timberline Ventures (Portland), Polaris Fund (Anchorage), DFJ Frontier (Sacramento and Santa Barbara), DFJ Vina Capital (Vietnam), and DFJ DragonFund (Shanghai).
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lia Dubinsky comes to Skoltech with a wealth of experience in managing startups and overseeing several venture funds and startup incubators in Russia and the U.S. Before joining Skoltech, Ilia served as the CEO of INFRA Technology, a company developing and commercializing advanced petrochemical and novel carbon materials technologies.
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Since 1995, Trung has founded 3 companies. OnDisplay, a pioneer in B2B integration, went public on Nasdaq in 1999, and sold to Vignette in 2000 for 1.8 bln usd; Fogbreak, a solution to manage outsourced manufacturing, raised 15 mil venture funding, spent 10 mil before folding in 2006...
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José Estabil is Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for MIT Skoltech Initiative and MIT Portugal Program. Mr. Estabil conducted research at IBM, was an executive at Schlumberger and KLA-Tencor, and holds 8 U.S. patents, and has authored or co-authored over twenty publications in the fields of semiconductor materials and semiconductor metrology.
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Claudia Fan Munce
Claudia Fan Munce has been Managing Director of the IBM Venture Capital Group since 2004. In addition to this role, she is Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy. Ms. Munce joined IBM's Research Division in 1985 and has held many technical and business leadership positions.
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Fomichev became State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Economic Development in July 2012. His responsibilities have included strategic management, the development of economic policy, budgeting, and economic reforms. He has worked with international financial organizations and the Russian Union of Industrialists
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Dmitry Godovsky currently serves as Head of Conductive Polymers research group at the Institute of Elemento-Organic Synthesis (Russian Academy of Science). He is also the group leader at LG Electronics Technology Center in Moscow responsible for supervising and coordinating a portfolio of around 35 projects in the field of chemistry and materials science.
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Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, joined Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 1990. He has served as a board member for start-up and public software companies, including AdForce, HomeGrocer, NetDynamics and Scopus Technologies. Currently, he serves as a Director of Aria Systems, Cenzic, Crowd Factory, ontheFRONTIER, Replay Solutions and Signal Demand.
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Nick Grudin leads Community Partnerships at Facebook. His team is responsible for global partnerships with content creators and public figures seeking to integrate social interaction into traditional media and audience engagement.
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Lorraine Hariton was sworn in as the State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs on September 14, 2009. Her experience in innovation and entrepreneurship will provide a unique perspective in addressing our global economic growth challenges. She will be responsible for State Department outreach to the business community and commercial advocacy efforts.
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John C. Hollar was named President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Trustees in 2008. He directs the Museum’s strategic planning and operations and is responsible for leading the Museum toward its goal of being the world’s leading institution capturing the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society.
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Debby Hopkins has served as Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer since 2008, driving client-focused innovation throughout Citi. Her focus is building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, and others to incubate products/services and create disruptive business models.
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For more than a decade, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector. In 2000, David joined August Capital to invest broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on enterprise application and infrastructure software, as well as consumer facing software and services.
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George Hoyem is currently a Partner with In-Q-Tel, an investment firm whose goal is to identify, adapt and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the broader Intelligence Community.
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Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years. At Canaan, Maha focuses on innovative cloud and digital media companies with the potential to become global market leaders.
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Asset O. Issekeshev
Aset Issekeshev is the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and New Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan since March 2010.
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Li Jiang joined GSV Asset Management as an Associate in May 2012. Prior to GSV, Li served as an analyst at William Blair, a growth-focused investment banking firm where he completed both mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing for clients in the healthcare, consumer goods and business services sectors.
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Alexandra Johnson is a Managing director of DFJ VTB Aurora, a venture group specializing in investments in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It represents a strategic partnership between two of the world's most respected financial institutions: Silicon Valley's Draper Fisher Jurvetson (www.dfj.com) and Russia's VTB Bank (www.vtb.com)
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Bobby Johnson is co-founder and CTO of Interana, where he leads development of real-time analytics software. Interana's products allow non-technical users to quickly and easily find answers and insights from massive datasets.
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Franklin Pitcher (“Pitch”) Johnson co-founded Draper and Johnson Investment Company, a venture capital company, in 1962, and he founded Asset Management Company in 1965. Asset Management Company has made over 250 venture investments during its more than 43 years of operation. These investments include Amgen, Applied Bio Systems, Applied Micro Circuits, Conductus, Hybritech, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Octel, Qume, Red Brick Systems, Remedy, Sierra Semiconductor, Tandem Computer, Teradyne, and Verity.
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Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading venture capital firm with affiliate offices around the world. He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led the firm's investments in other companies which were then acquired for $12 billion in aggregate.
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Yelena is managing Special Projects at MIT/SkolTech Initiative and Managing Partner of StartUp Access, a spinout of MIT. Previously, Yelena worked as Director of Marketing at Pixability, was a co-founder of ASI, and Founder &CEO of ElitEd.
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Eduard Kanalosh, Head of Investment Office, has joined Skolkovo Foundation in Feb, 2012. In 2010-2012 Ed was a Director for Biotech and Healthcare Investments at Rostock Group. Prior to that he worked as Vice-President of Private Equity Division of IB TRUST and Consultant with New Jersey Office of McKinsey & Co.
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Dan Kimerling is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Deciens Capital, a seed stage venture capital fund. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of Giftly. Before joining Giftly as its first employee, Dan was a Booth Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he studied mathematical finance and strategy.
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Mikhail Kokorich is a 36-year entrepreneur, CEO and founder of the first privately created space company in Russia. In 2011, he started "Dauria Aerospace" company with idea to develop innovative, low-cost solutions for space services.
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Dick is Co-Founder of NEA and is currently Chairman of the NEA Management Company. He was Managing General Partner of the firm through NEA VII when he turned the reins over to Peter Barris and became a General Partner.
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Krivchenko is a senior research associate at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Moscow State University. He is mainly focused on the development of new nanomaterials for portable energy storage devices.
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Julian Kyula is Group CEO and co-founder of MODE. Julian’s major tasks include with a focus on strategy, expansion and business development. Julian’s expansive background can be summarized into two major areas - data analytics and building algorithms.
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Mr. Jack Leeney serves as Portfolio Manager at Telefonica Ventures where he is a Board Observer for Eventful and Quantenna Communications and a Board Advisor for CinePapaya and Bragbet.
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Gustavo Lemos is the co-founder and CEO of IDXP, an company that does real-time consumer behavior footpath analytics to the brick-and-mortar retail, bringing them shopper understanding just as the online business.
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Aaron Levie co-founded Box with friend and Box CFO Dylan Smith in 2005. The Box mission is to provide businesses and individuals with the simplest solution to share, access and manage their information.
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Alexander Lupachev joined Russia Partners as a Director in January 2013. Prior to joining Russia Partners, Mr. Lupachev was the Chief Investment Officer at Skolkovo Foundation, a leading development agency in the advanced technology space in Russia.
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Richard K. Lyons
Richard K. Lyons became the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, in July 2008. He is a graduate of the school’s undergraduate business program.
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Jules Maltz focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Jules led IVP's investments in Buddy Media (CRM), Dropbox, and WhaleShark Media, and was actively involved in IVP's investments in LivingSocial, Marketo, Ngmoco (DeNA), Spiceworks, Sugar, Twitter, and Yext.
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Sean Marsh is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Point Judith Capital. He focuses on Internet investments and has been actively involved as a venture investor in 18 companies that have achieved over $1 billion of value through multiple M&A and IPO events.
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Dave McClure is a greedy venture capitalist & founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program in Mountain View, CA. He likes to hang out with entrepreneurs, and occasionally help or invest in their startups if they are foolish enough to let him.
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Emil Michael is the COO of Klout. He has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and operator that includes time as Senior Vice President of Field Operations for TellMe Networks, a senior official at the White House, and an investor/advisor in some of the best tech companies in NYC and Silicon Valley.
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Mark Milian is a writer and editor covering technology for Bloomberg.com. He also writes for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News.
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Alex Mittal is Co-Founder & CEO of FundersClub, the world's first online VC platform and the only online investing platform admitted as a member of the NVCA. Mittal was the founding CEO of Innova Dynamics, a VC-backed touchscreen hardware company, leading the company from university laboratory to commercialization, securing design-in collaborations with today's major consumer electronics companies.
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Ullas is a seasoned angel investor, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is currently working on a new venture capital firm, Streamlined Ventures, aimed at seed investing in infrastructure software companies for the web, mobile web, social web and enterprise.
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Pejman is one of the most successful angel investors in Silicon Valley, whose steady rise and involvement in building some of high tech’s most notable startups was praised by Forbes Magazine as “the Silicon Valley Cinderella” story.
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Dmitry Peskov, Director of the department “Young Professionals” of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Holds an MA in political sciences of Manchester University.
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As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company's annual conference focused on emerging technologies.
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Leena recently finished graduate school at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she studied business journalism and videography. From 2004 to 2007, she helped lead Congresswoman Carloyn Maloney’s community outreach and relations efforts in New York City.
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Patrick Riley is the founder of Ark.com, that raised $5M in their first round from Greylock, SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, and Charles Rivers Ventures.
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Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Ephox. Ephox's software has been improving web content creation since 1999. Developers such as IBM, Oracle and Open Text use Ephox's APIs to embed world-class text editing and media creation capabilities in email marketing, content management, social software and elearning applications.
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Anna P. Ronell is the Director of International Relations for the MIT-SkTech Collaboration. She focuses on the program’s foreign affairs and connections to various foreign entities, primarily in Russia, supporting international activities and interactions of the Research, Education, Institution Building, Campus Planning and E&I programs within the collaboration.
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Mike Rothenberg is the 28-year-old founder of Rothenberg Ventures, where he is focused on investing in talented and passionate world-class founders. In his ample spare time, Mike studies at Harvard Business School, class of 2013, and is a Director at Rothenberg Investments, where he manages real estate private equity capital.
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Garth Saloner has served as the ninth dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) since September 2009. He has previously held positions as the Business School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director for Research and Curriculum Development, and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.
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Scott Sandell is a General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) where he heads the firm’s Technology investing practice and its investing activities in China. Since joining NEA in 1996, he has personally led investments in industry-transforming companies like Bloom Energy, Data Domain, Fusion-io, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, WebEx and Workday.
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Harshul Sanghi is the managing partner of American Express Ventures at American Express, with extensive corporate venture and mobile experience and relationships. He’s focused on forging partnerships with the technology and venture community to strengthen American Express’ leadership position.
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Manoj Saxena is General Manager, Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group. He has overall responsibility for directing all operational and strategic initiatives to commercialize industry solutions based on the IBM’s transformative Watson technology.
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Tasha Schwikert is one of the most accomplished gymnasts of this generation. Born in Las Vegas, she began gymnastics at a young age and rose through the ranks to the elite level in the sport in the mid-90s. She was a surprise member of the 2000 Olympic squad, but performed well in both the team preliminaries and finals in Sydney.
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Jessica founded Getaround, a Silicon Valley startup that is pioneering the concept of peer-to-peer car sharing using mobile technology. Prior to launching Getaround, she completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, a new graduate program launched by Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, NASA, and Google that focuses on accelerating technology and inspiring a cadre of leaders to address humanity's grand challenges.
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Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, representing over 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owners and producers of the International CES®.
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Mark Shmulevich is a seasoned business development and innovation manager with an impressive 7 years track record of managing high technology innovation – from space engineering to nano-scale quantum devices.
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Sitnikov's responsibilities at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology include establishing an administrative structure, formulating and executing a financial model and budget, creating and developing the endowment, and establishing partnership networks. He was previously director for international development at the Skolkovo Foundation where he helped establish the Institute and created a network of partners.
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James Slavet’s primary areas of investment focus are e-commerce, online advertising and Web-enabled business services. James has been a founder and early employee of several startups, as well as a senior executive leading business units with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue.
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Faysal Sohail is a General Partner at CMEA Capital in San Francisco, and Silicon Oasis Ventures in Dubai. Since 2002, he has led venture capital funding to several key startups in both technology and energy sectors.
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Bill Tai is a venture capitalist and sponsored athlete. Bill joined CRV to lead it's west coast office in 2002. As a startup investor since 1991 he has backed 19 companies that became publicly listed companies and has served on the board of 7 publicly traded companies as a result, including 8x8 Inc (EGHT), Award (PTEC), iAsiaWorks (IAWK), imGo (HKSE:0067), Microtune (TUNE), Network Peripherals (NPIX), & Transmeta (TMTA).
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Rob invests in technology infrastructure and applications companies at ScaleVP. He currently serves on the boards of BrightRoll, HubSpot and Scale Computing. Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2008, Rob was a general partner with Doll Capital Management and invested in leading companies such as Jaspersoft, NeoPath Networks (Acq: Cisco), PGP Corporation (Acq: Symantec), Roamware, VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT), Tapulous (Acq: Disney) and Wikinvest.
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Axel Tillmann currently serves as the CEO of RVC‐USA, the US subsidiary of Russian
Venture Company, a billion‐dollar government fund established in Moscow in 2006.
With a stated mission to encourage, develop and market Russian innovation, RVC
invests in start‐ups, and reinforces the capital of new ventures.
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Matt Van Horn
Matt Van Horn is Vice President of Business for Path, where he wears many hats and has been part of the team since before launch. Previously, Matt ran business development for Digg where he led partnerships and started the publisher Digg button program.
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The author Pekka Viljakainen has spent the past 20 years as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. With a background in engineering from the University of Technology Lappeenranta, Pekka began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd.
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Kevin Weil is the Director of Product for Revenue at Twitter, where his team is responsible for developing and refining Twitter's monetization products. Previously, he led the company's analytics team.
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Scott Weiss is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Scott was formerly the vice president and general manager of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems, a $1.3 billion line of business. Prior to this role, he served as the co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems.
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Jerry Weissman is the world's number one corporate presentations coach. His private client list reads like a who's who of the world's best companies, including top brass at Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Netflix, Dolby Labs, EBay and many others.
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George T. Whitesides
George Whitesides is the CEO and President of Virgin Galactic, the spaceflight company founded by Sir Richard Branson. With Scaled Composites, the company has developed the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo vehicles, based on the X Prize-winning SpaceShipOne.
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Yang co-founded ABBYY in 1989. ABBYY is currently over 2000 employees strong and is the leading developer of optical character recognition, linguistic and artificial intelligence technologies.
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George led Charles River’s early stage investments in Twitter, Yammer (enterprise social networking)(acquired by MSFT 6/2012 for $1.2B), Millennial Media (mobile advertising)(IPO March 2012; NYSE MM), Geni (social networking based on genealogy) (acquired by MyHeritage Ltd.), Udacity, CloudShare (cloud computing) and Crushpath.
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