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  • 1. The Directory of Cornell Venture Capitalists A publication of Entrepreneurship@Johnson, a program at The Johnson School, Cornell University 1
  • 2. Message from the Director of Entrepreneurship@Johnson Our goal was to create a comprehensive directory of Cornell alumni in the venture capital industry. I am sure we have not yet succeeded, but perhaps we are close. While many of you communicate with each other with some regularity, we thought it would be worthwhile to allow others to have the same opportunity. If you know of other VCs that are Cornell alums (undergrad or grad) who are not listed, please let us know and we will add them to the list. And, it would be fantastic to get you back on campus to speak in classes or attend other events such as our annual Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration. We are also happy to post job placements with our career office and assist you in any other way we can with recruiting talent. Special thanks to my fabulous interns who did all the hard work: Jeanna Composti, Law 2008, and Roy Ashok, MBA 2009. And another special thanks to Anupendra Sharma at the Medical Solutions Fund at Siemens Venture Capital for initiating the idea of this directory. All the best, Zachary Shulman Director, Entrepreneurship@Johnson The Johnson School Email: zjs2@cornell.edu Cornell office: 607-255-3012 2
  • 3. Table of Contents Gaurav Aggarwal M.D., BS ‟94 Principal, Panorama Capital ....................................................... 7 Neeraj Agrawal, BS ‟94 Partner, Battery Ventures ........................................................................ 8 Eric Arnold, BS ‟00 Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners .................................................. 9 Bronwyn Dylla Bailey, AB ‟92 Research Director, SVB Capital Partners .................................. 10 Juliet Tammenoms Bakker, BS ‟83 Founder and Managing Director, Longitude Capital .......... 11 John D. Baldeschwieler, MS ‟56, Ph.D. „59 Venture Partner, Arcturus Capital .......................... 12 John Balen, BS ‟82 General Partner, Canaan Partners ................................................................. 13 Rajeev Batra, M.Eng. ‟90 Principal, MayField Fund ................................................................... 14 Steve Belkin, BS ‟69 Founder, Trans National Ventures ............................................................. 15 Thatcher C. Bell, BS ‟97 Associate, DFJ Gotham Ventures ........................................................ 16 Mark A. Bernegger, BS ‟93 Managing Director, Riverside Management Group ........................ 17 Benjamin Bernstein, BS ‟01 Director, Two River Group Holdings ............................................. 18 Skip Besthoff, MBA ‟99 General Partner, Castile Ventures ........................................................ 19 Rama Bethmangalkar, MBA ‟07 Investment Manager, Ventureast ............................................. 20 Michael Biggee, BS ‟98, MS ‟99 Vice President, Trident Capital ............................................... 21 Ben Black, BS ‟91, Law ‟97 General Partner, New Cycle Capital .............................................. 22 Ken Bradley, BA „80 Venture Partner, ARCH Venture Partners ................................................. 23 Vineet Buch, MS ‟96 Principal, BlueRun Ventures ..................................................................... 24 Brett D. Byers, BS ‟86 Managing Director, VCFA Group ........................................................... 25 Phillip Chan, BS ‟92 Partner, NJTC Venture Fund ...................................................................... 26 Aaron Cheatham, BS ‟91 Partner, JAFCO Ventures .................................................................... 27 Charlie Cheng Entrepreneur-In-Residence, U.S. Venture Partners .............................................. 28 Pearl Chin, MBA ‟00 Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures .................................................. 29 Ommer Chohan, BS ‟94 Chief Financial Officer, Summerhill Venture Partners ........................ 31 Neeraj Choubey, BS ‟95 Vice President, Venrock Associates ..................................................... 32 J. Michael Cline, BS ‟81 Managing Partner, Accretive LLC ....................................................... 33 Jeffrey J. Collins, BS ‟66 Executive-In-Residence, Pappas Ventures .......................................... 34 Andrew B. Craig, III Managing Director, RiverVest Venture Partners ....................................... 35 David Croll, BS ‟70 Managing General Partner, M/C Venture Partners ..................................... 36 Siddhartha Das, PhD ‟86 General Partner, Ventureast Chennai, India ........................................ 37 Amol Deshpande, MBA ‟05 Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byer .......................................... 38 Salil Deshpande, BS ‟89 Partner, Bay Partners ............................................................................ 39 Timothy DeVries, MBA ‟91 Managing General Partner, Norwest Equity Partners .................... 40 Christopher Walter Dick, BS ‟78 Managing Director, Ascent Venture Partners ......................... 41 Jeffrey Diehl, BS ‟92 Partner, Adam Street Partners ................................................................... 42 Joe Dobrenski III, BS ‟90 Sequoia Capital, Human Capital Partner ............................................ 43 A. Barr Dolan, AB ‟71, MS ‟74 Managing Director, Charter Venture Capital ............................ 44 James B. Dougherty, BS ‟73 Venture Partner, Cross Atlantic Partners ....................................... 45 Neal Douglas, BS ‟80 Venture Partner, Telecommunications Development Fund ...................... 46 Douglas Dunnan, BS ‟77 Managing Partner, Grosvenor Fund .................................................... 47 Carl Eibl, AB ‟82 Managing Director, Enterprise Partners .......................................................... 48 David A. Eichler, AB ‟92 Managing Member, Psilos Group ....................................................... 49 Karl Elderkin, BS ‟83 Founder and Managing Partner, Athenian Venture Partners .................... 50 3
  • 4. Oliver Ewald, BS ‟91 Managing Director, Audax Group ............................................................ 51 Douglas M. Fambrough, AB ‟91 General Partner, Oxford Bio Science Partners ........................ 52 David Feinleib, AB ‟96 Partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures ......................................................... 53 Noel Fenton, BS ‟59 General Partner, Trinity Ventures ............................................................... 54 Paul J. Ferri, BS ‟59 Founding Partner, Matrix Partners .............................................................. 55 Andrew D. Firlik, BS ‟90, MD ‟93 General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners .................... 56 Craig D. Frances M.D., ‟92 General Partner, Summit Partners ................................................... 57 Hanson S. Gifford III, BS ‟82 President & CEO, The Foundry, Inc. ........................................... 58 Michael L. Goguen, BS ‟86 Investment Professional, U.S. Team, Sequoia Capital .................... 59 Rick Gold, BS „74 Partner, InnoCal Venture Capital ................................................................... 60 Ken Goldman, BS ‟71 Westly Group, Venture Partner ................................................................ 61 Anita Stephens Graham, BA ‟78 Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners ...................................... 62 Nitin Gupta, BS „03 Associate, DFJ Element ............................................................................... 63 Rhodric Hackman, MBA ‟77 Partner, Mercator Capital .............................................................. 64 Eric R. Hamburg, BS ‟85, MBA ‟02 President, Industrial Renaissance Inc. ............................... 65 Peter Hamilton, MBA ‟07 Plebys International, Senior Analyst .................................................. 66 Ammar Hanafi, BS ‟88 General Partner, Alloy Ventures ............................................................ 67 Andrew Harrison, MEng ‟00 Vice President, Northwater Capital Management ......................... 68 Ron Hunt, BS „86 Managing Director, New Leaf Venture Partners ............................................ 69 Robert Huret, BS ‟65 Founding Partner, FT Ventures ................................................................. 70 Ed Hurwitz, AB ‟94 Director, Alta Partners ................................................................................. 71 Ben Jabbawy, BS ‟08 Associate, GreatPoint Ventures ................................................................ 72 Scott M. Johnson, BS ‟87 Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures ......................................... 73 Andrew E. Jones, BS ‟85, MS ‟86 General Partner, Boulder Ventures ....................................... 74 Jon Kaiden BA‟88 Managing Director, Sopris Capital Associates ............................................. 75 Habib Kairouz, BS ‟88 Managing Partner, Rho Capital Partners, Inc., ....................................... 76 Brian Kannry, BS ‟95 Associate, Court Square Ventures ............................................................ 77 Yana Karalnik, AB ‟99 Compliance Officer, LMCG ................................................................... 78 Eric Keller, BS „74 Chief Operating Officer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ........................ 79 Gavin Kim, BS ‟97 Senior Associate, Advanced Technology Ventures...................................... 80 Michael Kim, AB ‟90 Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners ............................................................... 81 David Kimelberg, JD ‟98 Vice President and General Counsel, SOFTBANK Capital ............... 82 Gretchen Knoell, BS ‟81 Partner, Lake Street Capital ................................................................. 83 Peggy Koenig, BS ‟78 Managing Partner, ABRY Partners ......................................................... 84 Dr. Anja König, MS PhD ‟00 Managing Director, Novartis Venture Funds ............................... 85 Brian Bonchun Koo, Ph.D. ‟95 Managing Partner/CEO, LG Venture Investment ...................... 86 Jordan Kramer, AB ‟93 Venture Manager, Kaiser Permanente Ventures .................................... 87 Marlene Krauss, BA ‟65 Healthcare, Life Sciences ..................................................................... 88 Nobu Kumagai, MBA ‟01 Senior Venture Partner, JAIC Ventures ............................................. 89 Jeremy Lack, BS „98 Principal, New Leaf Venture Partners ....................................................... 90 Gerry Langeler, BA ‟72 General Partner, OVP Ventures ............................................................ 91 Robert Langer Co-Founder, Partner, Puretech Ventures .............................................................. 92 Cliff Lardin, BA ‟06, MBA ‟07 Principal, Cayuga Venture Fund ............................................... 94 Michele Law, BS ‟92 Principal, Greylock Partners...................................................................... 95 Douglas Leone, BS ‟79 General Partner, Sequoia Capital ........................................................... 96 Nisa Leung Lin, BS ‟92 Qiming Ventures, Venture Partner ....................................................... 97 4
  • 5. Quinn Li, MBA ‟03 Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures ................................................. 98 Richard M. Lucash, JD ‟74 Partner, Lawrence Associates .......................................................... 99 Dirk Lupberger, MBA ‟87 Venture Partner, PolyTechnos Venture-Partners ............................ 100 Mike Lyons, BS ‟64, AEP ‟65 Venture Partner, ePlanet Ventures ............................................ 101 Deepak Malik, MBA ‟95 Managing Director, Black River Advisors India Private Limited ..... 102 Bill McAleer, BS ‟73, MBA ‟75 Managing Director, Voyager Capital ..................................... 103 Kevin McGovern, BS ‟70 Chairman & CEO, McGovern Capital ............................................. 104 William McMaster, AB ‟98 Principal, Primus Capital Funds .................................................... 106 Chip Meakem, BA ‟93 General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners ............................................ 107 Daniel H. Miller, BS ‟78 Managing Director, Roda Group ....................................................... 108 Matt Miller, BA ‟85 Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital ............................................ 109 Ray Mirza, BA ‟90 General Partner, East River Ventures ........................................................ 110 Ravi Mohan, BS ‟89 Managing Director, Shasta Ventures ........................................................ 111 Howard Morgan, Ph.D. ‟68 First Round Capital, Partner .......................................................... 112 Jonathan Mork, BS ‟86, MBA ‟87 Investment Committee Officer, Millennium Hanson ......... 113 Venkatesh Natarajan, MBA ‟02 Investments Director, Lok Capital .......................................... 114 Michael J. Nowak, AB ‟82 Managing Director, Yorkville Advisors ......................................... 115 Henry (Huck) O‟Connor, BA ‟88 Managing Director, Orix Venture Finance........................... 116 Walter Olesiak, MBA ‟02 Investment Partner, Mitsui & Co. .................................................... 117 Adele Cirone Oliva, MBA ‟93 Partner, Quaker BioVentures .................................................... 118 Doug Onsi, BS ‟90 Venture Partner, HealthCare Ventures LLC ............................................... 119 Jeffrey P. Parker, BS ‟65, MS ‟66, MBA ‟70 Venture Partner, GrandBanks Capital ................ 120 Andrew M. Paul, AB ‟78 Chairman, Enhanced Capital ............................................................. 122 Mark Pelson, BS ‟84 Media, Communications, Wireless .......................................................... 123 Jeff Peterson, MBA ‟01 Vice President, Capital Southwest Corporation .................................. 124 Douglas Petillo, BS ‟92 Partner, Edison Venture Fund .............................................................. 125 Douglas G. Redding Executive-in-Residence, Vimac Ventures ................................................ 126 Philip Reilly, BA „69 Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures ...................................................... 127 Stan Reiss, BS ‟93 General Partner, Matrix Partners ................................................................. 128 Kenneth W. Rind, AB ‟56 Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Capital .................................... 129 Christopher A. Risley, BA ‟71 Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners ........................ 130 Beckie Robertson, BS ‟82 Managing Director, Versant Ventures ............................................. 131 Stephen Rochereau, Ph.D. ‟76 Managing Director, National Capital Companies ..................... 132 William Rosenzweig, ‟81 Managing Director, Physic Ventures ................................................ 133 Mitchell Rosich, BS ‟85, MS ‟86 Principal, Athenian Venture Partners ................................... 134 Jonathan Roth, AB ‟86 Managing Director, Abbott Capital Management ................................ 135 Matthew J. Rubins, BS ‟90 General Partner, M/C Venture Partners .......................................... 136 Rob Ryan, BA ‟69 Co-Founder/President, Entrepreneur America ............................................ 137 Bruce Sachs, MS ‟81 Partner, Charles River Ventures .............................................................. 138 Bart Schachter, BS ‟87 Managing Director, Blueprint Ventures ............................................... 139 Zach Schildhorn, BS ‟07, MBA ‟08 Associate, Lux Capital ...................................................... 141 Swapnil Shah, BS ‟91 Venture Partner, Charles River Ventures ............................................... 142 Anupendra Sharma, MBA ‟98 Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital, Inc. ................... 143 Robert W. Shaw, Jr., BEP „64, MSEE ‟64 President, Aretê Corporation .................................. 144 Zachary Shulman, ILR ‟87, JD ‟90 Managing Partner, Cayuga Venture Fund ......................... 145 J. Alexander Sloan, MBA ‟98 Principle, Expansion Capital Partners ........................................ 146 5
  • 6. Robert F. Smith, BS ‟85 Managing Principal, Vista Equity Partners ......................................... 147 Donald Spero, BS ‟61 Managing Director, New Markets Growth Fund ................................... 148 David Steinberg, AB ‟94 Principal, Puretech Ventures .............................................................. 149 Gregory Stento, BS ‟82 Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners .......................................... 150 David Stern, AB ‟91 Venture Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners .......................................... 151 John Stobo Jr., MBA ‟91 Managing General Partner, ABS Capital Partners ............................ 152 Brent Stone, BA ‟99 Vice President, ABRY Partners ................................................................ 153 Elizabeth Stoner Executive Partner, MPM Capital .................................................................... 154 Roger Strauch, BS ‟78 Chairman, The Roda Group................................................................... 155 Indu Subaiya, BS ‟95 Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Physic Ventures.......................................... 156 Jason Sydow, Ph.D. „99 Principal, QuestMark Partners ............................................................ 157 Jason Tagler, BS ‟96, MBA ‟05 Principal, Camden Partners..................................................... 158 Lisa Skeete Tatum, BS ‟89 General Partner, Cardinal Partners ................................................. 159 Jennifer Tegan, MBA ‟01 Partner, Cayuga Venture Fund ......................................................... 160 Peter G. Ten Hagen, BS ‟89 Principal, Commonwealth Capital Group ..................................... 161 Ralph Terkowitz, BS ‟72 General Partner, ABS Capital Partners .............................................. 162 Stephen Terry, BS ‟02, MEng ‟02, MBA ‟07 Kidd & Company, Principal............................... 163 Christopher Valianos, BS ‟59 Managing Partner, Cordova Realty Partners .............................. 164 Kurt Vedder, MBA ‟02 Consultant, Ascent Biomedical Ventures ............................................. 165 Andrew W. Verhalen, BS ‟78, MEng ‟81, MBA ‟81 General Partner, Matrix Partners ............ 166 Richard Veron, BS ‟56 Of Counsel, StarVest Partners .............................................................. 167 Kevin M. Watson, BS ‟93 Founder, C/Max Capital Corporation .............................................. 168 Eugene M. Weber, BS ‟92 Managing Partner, Weber Capital Management ............................. 169 Jeffrey P. Weiss, BS ‟79 Managing Director, ASAP Ventures .................................................. 170 Victor Westerlind, BS „89 General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners .................................... 171 William Wiberg General Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures .......................................... 172 Murray Wilson, BA ‟84 Managing Director, River Cities Capital Funds .................................. 173 Matthew L. Witte, BA ‟79 Technology, Software Managing Partner, Marwit Capital ............. 174 Allan Wolfe, M.D., ‟58 BA Partner, UV Partners ..................................................................... 175 Josh Wolfe, BS ‟99 Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital ....................................... 176 Susan Wu, MBA ‟00 Partner, Charles River Ventures............................................................... 177 Kuantai Yeh, BS ‟89, M.Eng ‟90, MBA ‟98 Managing Director, Highland Capital Partners ... 178 Jeffrey Yim, BS ‟01 Associate, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners............................................... 179 Eric Young, MEng ‟78 General Partner, Canaan Partners ......................................................... 180 Philip Young, BME ‟62 General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners ............................................... 181 Diana Yousef, Ph.D. 2007 Principal, Kidd & Company, LLC ................................................... 183 Michael Zak, BS ‟75 Partner, Charles River Ventures ............................................................... 184 Jan Rock Zubrow, BA ‟77 Venture Partner, Radius Ventures ................................................... 186 6
  • 7. Gaurav Aggarwal M.D., BS ’94 Principal, Panorama Capital Life Sciences Menlo Park, CA Biography Dr. Aggarwal focuses on life sciences investments and joined the firm in 2004. From 1999 to 2004, he was employed by KBL Healthcare Ventures, most recently as Vice President, where he also focused on venture capital investments in biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Dr. Aggarwal was involved with KBL‟s investments in Avalon Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Neuronetics, and Spinal Concepts, and was a board observer at each company. He was also involved with KBL‟s investments in Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Corixa Corporation and Scynexis. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Aggarwal was in the venture capital group at Wasserstein Perella & Co. Dr. Aggarwal received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons and his B.S. in Business Management from Cornell University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Piramed Limited and Flowcardia, and is a board observer at Innovative Spinal Technologies, Kemia and Presidio Pharmaceuticals. He previously served on the board of directors at Microscience Investments Limited. Education Dr. Aggarwal received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons and his B.S. in Business Management from Cornell University. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the board of directors of Piramed Limited, Flowcardia, as a board observer at Innovative Spinal Technologies, Cardiokinetx and Kemia, and has served on the board of directors at Microscience Investments Limited. URL http://www.panoramacapital.com/ 7
  • 8. Neeraj Agrawal, BS ’94 Partner, Battery Ventures Enterprise Software, Internet Infrastructure Boston, MA Biography Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in software, technology-enabled services and consumer Internet/media. From a stage perspective, Neeraj invests in companies across the full spectrum, from raw start-ups to take-private transactions of public companies. Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Real Networks, a management team member at a satellite-TV start-up called SkyTV and a management consultant with Booz-Allen. Education Neeraj holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University as well as an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. Board Affiliations He is currently on the Board of Directors of A Place for Mom, Applimation, LifeMed Media (dLife) and Consona (formerly Made2Manage). Neeraj worked closely with the founders to launch BladeLogic and continues to serve as an active Board observer. He also led Battery‟s investment in Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR) and was actively involved with portfolio company ITA Software. URL http://www.battery.com/ 8
  • 9. Eric Arnold, BS ’00 Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners Technology New York, NY Biography Eric Arnold is a Vice President in BVP's New York office, where he focuses on the financial services, consumer internet, and media sectors. Eric serves on the board of United Capital Financial Advisers and also works closely with Hunch and Soleil Securities. Previously, Eric was a Senior Associate with Battery Ventures. Eric was also a personal investor in Stereogum, an independent music site that was acquired by Buzznet Media. Earlier, he was part of the Venture Capital Group at the World Bank‟s International Finance Corporation, identifying early stage technology investments in emerging markets. Among his investments with IFC was Novica, a global artisan e-commerce company. Eric has also worked in the internal incubator group of InterActiveCorp, and began his career in Morgan Stanley‟s Merger and Acquisitions group. Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management, magna cum laude, from Cornell University. Education Eric graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. URL http://www.bvp.com/ 9
  • 10. Bronwyn Dylla Bailey, AB ’92 Research Director, SVB Capital Partners Life Sciences and Technology Santa Clara, CA Biography Bronwyn Dylla Bailey is SVB Capital Partners' fund management research director, responsible for assessing venture capital trends, identifying strategic market opportunities and communicating this information to limited partners. Bailey has more than 10 years of experience conducting research and providing analytics for consulting engagements and academic studies. Prior to joining SVB Capital, Bailey conducted financial and economic analysis at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Los Angeles in support of intellectual property, antitrust, and other commercial litigation. While at PwC, she co-authored a chapter on intellectual property in the entertainment industry for a leading financial reference book. Bailey was also a director at Micronomics, an economics consulting firm in Los Angeles, and advised telecommunications and media clients as a strategy consultant for Cap Gemini in London. Education Bailey graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in government and international relations. She also holds a master's and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where her research focused on the political economy of Europe. URL http://www.svb.com/ 10
  • 11. Juliet Tammenoms Bakker, BS ’83” Founder and Managing Director, Longitude Capital Healthcare Devices, Biotechnology Menlo Park, CA Biography Juliet Tammenoms Bakker is a founder and Managing Director of Longitude Capital. She focuses on investments in medical devices. Most recently, Ms. Tammenoms Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where she founded the life sciences investment practice in 1997. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International, Inc. in London. Before that, she was a sell-side analyst at Banque Paribas in London where her coverage universe included emerging growth companies. Ms. Tammenoms Bakker began her career 21 years ago as an investment banker at PaineWebber where she focused on healthcare and emerging growth companies. Education Ms. Tammenoms Bakker holds an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. Board Affiliations She has served or currently serves on the boards of Ablation Frontiers, Acufocus, Altiva, Aptus Endosystems, Broncus Technologies, CryoVascular Systems, Disc Dynamics, Embolic Protection, Enteric, eyeonics, Facet Solutions, Genyx, Insulet, LaserSight, Paracor Medical, Sadra Medical and Sanarus Medical. She also sits on the board of the National Audubon Society and the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary. URL http://www.longitudecapital.com/ 11
  • 12. John D. Baldeschwieler, MS ’56, Ph.D. ‘59 Venture Partner, Arcturus Capital Pasadena, CA Biography From 1973 until the present, Prof. Baldeschwieler has been a Professor of Chemistry at CalTech and for five years was also Chairman of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Prof. Baldeschwieler began his distinguished academic research as a member of the faculty at Harvard University. In 1965, Prof. Baldeschwieler moved to Stanford University as Professor of Chemistry. During his last two years at Stanford, Prof. Baldeschwieler was on leave of absence as Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the White House. Prof. Baldeschwieler was a founder of Vestar Inc. and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors until Vestar merged with NeXagen Inc. to form NeXstar Pharmaceuticals. Prof. Baldeschwieler served as a Director of NeXstar until it was acquired by Gilead Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prof. Baldeschwieler was also a founder and Director of Combion Inc. until it was acquired by Incyte Geonomics, Inc. Prof. Baldeschwieler currently serves as a Managing Member of The Athenaeum Fund which is fully invested. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Pasadena Entretec, and as a Director of the Huntington Medical Research Institutes, as well as a director to several privately held companies. Education Prof. Baldeschwieler received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1956 and his Ph.D. in 1959 in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Board Affiliations URL http://arcturusvc.com 12
  • 13. John Balen, BS ’82 General Partner, Canaan Partners Information Technology Menlo Park, CA Biography John Balen joined Canaan Partners in 1995, and serves as General Partner in the firm‟s Menlo Park, California office. He is primarily focused on investments in information technology companies. Prior to joining Canaan, John served as a Managing Director of Horsley Bridge Partners, a multi-billion dollar private equity investment firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. During his nine-year tenure at Horsley Bridge Partners, he was responsible for a wide spectrum of investments in high technology companies, venture capital partnerships and buyout partnerships. Earlier in his career, he was a sales applications engineer at Codenoll Technology Corporation, a fiber communications start-up, and an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. Education John received a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the boards of Blurb, Casabi, Command Audio, Dexterra, Echopass, Everdream, ID Analytics, Silicon Optix, and Soasta. He previously served on the boards of Commerce One, Intraware and Rightpoint, which was acquired by Epiphany. URL http://www.canaanpartners.com/ 13
  • 14. Rajeev Batra, M.Eng. ’90 Principal, MayField Fund Technology, Software, Business Services Menlo Park, CA Biography Rajeev Batra is an experienced entrepreneur, operating executive and investor. Rajeev has been involved with several pioneering technology trends starting in the early 1990s. At Mayfield, Rajeev has a broad and stage agnostic focus on enterprise software, infrastructure and services, SaaS, Internet infrastructure and business services. Prior to Mayfield, Rajeev was at American Capital Strategies (NASDAQ: ACAS ), a leading middle market private equity and buyout firm, where he worked on growth equity, buyout and later stage venture investments. Prior to ACAS, Rajeev was at Mobius Venture Capital (fka Softbank Venture Capital), where he worked on software and consumer/media investments. He started his venture capital and private equity career at Austin Ventures, where he focused on software and services investments. Rajeev has held a number of positions in sales, marketing, and engineering at startups and high growth companies that were pioneers and leaders in their respective markets, such as Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology and Open Environment Corporation (OEC). OEC was a middleware software company that pioneered n-tier computing and application server technologies. He was a key contributor in the company‟s rapid growth from a bootstrapped startup to its IPO and eventual acquisition by Borland . Rajeev was also a member of the founding team of NetNumina Solutions, an IT consulting firm, which was acquired by Keane. Education Rajeev received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a BS with Honors in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park. Board Affiliations URL http://www.mayfield.com/ 14
  • 15. Steve Belkin, BS ’69 Founder, Trans National Ventures Affinity Marketing Programs, Travel, Communications Boston, MA Biography Steve Belkin, Chairman of Trans National Group, founded his first company – TNT Vacations – in 1974. It was a success from the first year and this division has served over 2 million passengers to date. Steve went on to found 29 other companies over the next decades, some of which have been sold and some of which are still in operation today. Steve continues to grow TNG companies such as Trans National Communications, Trans National Ventures, B.E. Realty and TNT Vacations at the Boston headquarters, and TN Marketing in Minneapolis and is always open to new investment opportunities and business ideas. Steve met his wife, Joan, when they were both students at Cornell University. Steve was captain of Cornell‟s Tennis Team and, after being introduced to Squash, he played on that varsity team for 3 years. Both of Steve and Joan‟s daughters continued their family legacy by attending Cornell. Today at Harvard a Case Study is taught annually in the Entrepreneurship class on how Steve founded his first company. Steve and Joan are very active in the community philanthropically and both serve on many boards and committees at their alma maters and for local charitable organizations. Together, they sit on over 20 boards or committees. Steve believes that a key element in his business success has been his focus on hiring top quality executives with exceptional intelligence, skill, and drive, and also credits his establishment of an entrepreneurial culture at Trans National in which such individuals can thrive. He believes TNG‟s most important asset is its people. He says, “I try to create an empowering and growth inducing environment wherever I can. At work, I know my company will grow and prosper only if the employees are growing and prospering.” Education After graduation from Cornell in 1969, Steve went to Harvard Business School for his MBA. Board Affiliations URL Not available 15
  • 16. Thatcher C. Bell, BS ’97 Associate, DFJ Gotham Ventures Digital Media, Financial Technology, Software, E-commerce, Wireless New York City, NY Biography Thatcher‟s background includes venture investing, operating and consulting roles with software, Internet, and financial services companies. Prior to joining DFJ Gotham, Thatcher was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial. While at North Hill, he evaluated investments in financial technology, enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies, and was a deal team member for DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), Higher One, Exchange Solutions and Compete. Before joining North Hill, Thatcher was Manager of Business Development at OpenPages, an enterprise software vendor, where he oversaw an acquisition and developed channel partnerships in the U.S. and Europe. Previously, he was the third employee at SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients. Thatcher began his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young), working on competitive strategy and process improvement projects in the financial services, telecommunications, and health care industries. While at Wharton he was a Summer Associate with Silicon Alley Venture Partners (now Greenhill SAVP) in New York, an early-stage, internet- and technology-focused venture capital firm. Thatcher also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children‟s Museum of the Arts in New York City. Education Thatcher has a BS cum laude in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Board Affiliations Thatcher is a Board Observer with Lumeta, Monitor110, and Worktopia. URL http://www.dfjgotham.com/ 16
  • 17. Mark A. Bernegger, BS ’93 Managing Director, Riverside Management Group IT, Communications, Business Services, Software Greenwich, CT Biography Mr. Bernegger is a founder and Managing Director of RMG and also serves as CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of BCW Securities LLC, RMG‟s broker dealer subsidiary. Since inception he has focused his efforts on targeting and developing new business initiatives, generating investment opportunities, portfolio management and fundraising. Additionally, Mr. Bernegger has a background in management and sales. Prior to founding RMG in 1996, he was a Director of Sales for the Marriott Corporation‟s Residence Inn subsidiary. In this position, he specialized in direct sales, market research, contract negotiation and all phases of property management. As a managing director of RMG, Mr. Bernegger has sourced and/or provided oversight for transactions totaling over $200mm and is an advisor to iCueTV, an interactive media company. Education Mr. Bernegger earned a BS from Cornell University in 1993 and holds the series 24, 7 & 63 securities licenses. Board Affiliations URL http://www.rmginvestments.com/ 17
  • 18. Benjamin Bernstein, BS ’01 Director, Two River Group Holdings Pharmaceutical, New York, NY Biography Mr. Bernstein currently serves as Director of Business Development at Two River. Prior to joining Two River, from June 2003 until September 2004, Mr. Bernstein served as an Associate Director at Paramount, where he managed a portfolio of 12-private companies including Hana Biosciences, Velcera Pharmaceuticals, Ariston Pharmaceuticals and Chelsea Therapeutics. He was responsible for assisting each company in drafting business plans, creating and maintaining budgets, and recruiting experienced management teams. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Bernstein worked as a corporate finance analyst in the healthcare investment banking group of Bear Stearns. Education Mr. Bernstein received his B.S. degree summa cum laude in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University URL http://www.tworiver.com 18
  • 19. Skip Besthoff, MBA ’99 General Partner, Castile Ventures Communications, IT, Internet Boston, MA Biography Skip Besthoff has an investment focus in on-demand applications, technology- enabled services and Internet-based businesses. Prior to Castile, Mr. Besthoff was at Rho Ventures where he had a strong record of investing in and participating on the boards of market-transforming software and services companies including Everdream (acquired by Dell), IntraLinks (acquired by TA/Rho), Megapath, and Verified Person. Earlier in his career, Skip spent five years in Boston as a manager for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In this position he led large-scale systems development and integration projects for Fortune 100 companies. He also participated in building new practice areas including the SAP line of business. Prior to joining Rho, Skip was with Alliance Consulting Group, focusing primarily on growth strategy formulation and e-commerce. Previously, he spent five years with Andersen Consulting performing large-scale systems integration and process reengineering engagements. Education Skip is a graduate of Hamilton College with a BA in Economics. He received his MBA with honors from Cornell University where he was awarded the distinguished Alfred Fried Fellowship for his academic achievements. Board Affiliations URL http://www.castileventures.com/ 19
  • 20. Rama Bethmangalkar, MBA ’07 Investment Manager, Ventureast Chennai, India Biography Rama joined VenturEast in 2007 and works on technology and technology assisted solutions for small and medium enterprises, and semi-urban & rural markets. Rama comes from the high tech industry with over 8 years of experience in marketing, product management and R&D. Prior to joining VenturEast, Rama was a Sr. Product Manager at Sun Microsystems, in California USA where he played a lead role in marketing and product management of Sun‟s $100M high availability and systems management business. Rama conceived, launched and managed leading enterprise software for Sun‟s line of server products. Rama was instrumental in establishing partnerships with other business units to exploit unique market opportunities for Sun. Previously, Rama was a Sr. Software Engineer in Sun‟s Computer Systems Group and has extensive experience in the areas of systems management and carrier grade telecom software platforms. Rama designed and implemented a highly optimized data store for 3G wireless systems. He holds 2 US patents for work in the area of high availability software architectures. Rama is an avid golfer and a North Indian classical music aficionado. Education Rama received an MBA (Class of 2007) from Cornell University, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1999 and Bachelors in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of Mysore, India. Board Affiliations URL http://www.ventureast.net 20
  • 21. Michael Biggee, BS ’98, MS ’99 Vice President, Trident Capital Wireless Technologies, Software Palo Alto, CA Biography Michael Biggee joined Trident Capital in 2005 and is a Vice President in the Westport office. Prior to Trident, Michael was a Senior Associate at Dolphin Equity Partners where from 2001 to 2005 he focused on investments in emerging marketing, wireless and enterprise software companies. Previously, Michael worked with Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in their Global Technology Group focusing on initial public offerings within the Internet marketing, e- commerce, IP television and semiconductor industries. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael worked as a Research and Development Engineer and Manufacturing Systems Engineer for Procter & Gamble and General Mills, Inc. Education Michael earned his Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University, graduating with honors. He also holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell, magna cum laude. Board Affiliations URL http://www.tridentcap.com/ 21
  • 22. Ben Black, BS ’91, Law ’97 General Partner, New Cycle Capital Extended Green Economy and Domestic Emerging Markets San Francisco, CA Biography Ben Black is the co-founder and General Partner of New Cycle Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in businesses that promote The Sustainable Economy. Black was previously on the investment teams at Maveron, a consumer-focused venture capital firm founded by Howard Schultz, the Chairman of Starbucks, and Rosewood Capital, a consumer-focused private equity firm. He has been integral to investments that include two Inc. 500 award winners, Allconnect and iFloor.com, and also Internet REIT, OnRequest Images, Citizenhawk and SneakerVilla. As an entrepreneur, Black was VP of Corporate Development for a team that transformed Harris Interactive into the leading internet-based market research firm, culminating into a successful IPO and now generates more than $250M in revenue. By training, Black is an attorney and worked at Latham & Watkins after clerking on the Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1997. Education Black earned both his Bachelors of Arts and his Juris Doctor degrees at Cornell University. Board Affiliations Black currently serves on the boards of SneakerVilla and Citizenhawk. He is also on the board of One By One, a non-profit. URL http://www.newcyclecapital.com 22
  • 23. Ken Bradley, BA ‘80 Venture Partner, ARCH Venture Partners Nanotechnology • Medical Instrumentation • Optics San Francisco, CA Biography Ken Bradley, Ph.D., joined ARCH in January 2008 as Venture Partner in Chicago. Dr. Bradley has a rich background in discovering and developing nascent technologies and is supporting ARCH's life and physical sciences teams with a special focus on micro- and nanotechnologies. Dr. Bradley most recently served as CEO of Arryx, a start-up company commercializing Holographic Optical Trapping technology for laser-based micro- and nano-scopic instrumentation in the life sciences sector. Arryx was acquired in 2007 by Haemonetics, a $2 billion firm headquartered in Massachusetts and developing blood management technologies that are key components of collection, surgery and transfusion services. Dr. Bradley continues to serve as Vice President of Development for Haemonetics. Previously, Dr. Bradley founded and served as President of Phoenician Market Places, Inc., a technology innovation consultancy that fostered start-up companies by connecting laboratory advances with market opportunities. The consultancy's specialization included technology developed in academic and government research facilities and in early-stage commercial environments where there is large uncertainty in choosing optimum development paths. Dr. Bradley began his career as an associate of Schlumberger-Doll Research and as a NATO Traveling Scholar. Dr. Bradley was an early member of the scientific staff at Nanophase Technologies, a nano-materials firm and an ARCH Venture Fund I and II portfolio company. He also held business development and general management roles in financial and data publishing. Education Dr. Bradley received his post-doctoral training at MIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Brown University and a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University. URL http://www.archventure.com 23
  • 24. Vineet Buch, MS ’96 Principal, BlueRun Ventures Menlo Park, CA Biography Vineet Buch, Principal at BlueRun Ventures, focuses on Consumer Internet and Mobile Services, Enterprise Software, including Open Source, and on BlueRun Ventures‟ investments in India. Vineet joined BlueRun Ventures in 2005. Immediately before that, he co-founded Riya, a Consumer Internet company funded by BlueRun. Vineet is involved with BlueRun‟s investments in Coupa, Deeya Energy, Riya, Slide, Ugenie, and Zmanda. Prior to joining BlueRun, Vineet was a Director with Product Management and Software Development responsibilities in Oracle Server Technologies, the organization that develops the Oracle Database and Application Server. Before Oracle, Vineet was co-founder and CTO of Karient, a provider of systems management software. Vineet started Karient after serving as Senior Director of Engineering at Corio, a leading Application Service Provider since acquired by IBM. Before joining Corio, Vineet was a Practice Manager in Oracle Consulting, running a consulting practice focused on Enterprise System Architecture. Education Vineet has an MS in Computer Science from Cornell University and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur. Board Affiliations URL http://www.brv.com/ 24
  • 25. Brett D. Byers, BS ’86 Managing Director, VCFA Group San Francisco, CA Biography Brett Byers joined VCFA in 1998 to start VCFA‟s San Francisco office. Brett focuses primarily on originating, evaluating and negotiating investments for VCFA‟s funds, which purchase venture capital and other private equity investments in other funds and in companies on a secondary basis from existing investors needing early liquidity. Brett has led has many transactions with venture capital firms, including re-structuring of funds to give some investors liquidity, to provide additional capital to the funds, and to modify terms of the fund to best align interests of the fund managers with the fund investors. He has led many transactions where VCFA provided liquidity to investors in venture capital funds by buying their interests in the funds, where VCFA provided liquidity to venture funds by buying their interests in portfolio companies, and where VCFA has given liquidity to co-investors of venture capital funds such as strategic investors or founders. VCFA also has provided capital for new venture capital funds in conjunction with a secondary purchase. Prior to joining VCFA, Brett was General Counsel and Vice President, Investor Relations of 8x8, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer. He also served as a corporate and securities attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California and with the New York office of Mayer, Brown & Platt, serving the venture capital and buyout community. Brett began his career as a designer of VLSI semiconductors and computer systems with Raytheon Company‟s Missile Systems Division and Kendall Square Research, a massively parallel processor supercomputer maker. Education He received a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a JD from Yale Law School. Board Affiliations Brett is a board observer on several of VCFA‟s portfolio companies. URL http://www.vcfa.com/ 25
  • 26. Phillip Chan, BS ’92 Partner, NJTC Venture Fund Healthcare and Medical Devices Mount Laurel, NJ Phillip leads investments in the healthcare, medical device, and biotechnology sectors. He received his MD and PhD in Genetics from the Yale University School of Medicine where he helped pioneer new advances in oligonucleotide-based gene therapy. Phillip completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard and is a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician. Education He also holds a BS in cell and molecular biology from Cornell University, graduating with honors and distinction. URL http://www.njtcvc.com/ 26
  • 27. Aaron Cheatham, BS ’91 Partner, JAFCO Ventures Information Technology Palo Alto, CA Biography Aaron Cheatham joined JAFCO Ventures in 2006. He is a general partner of the firm and brings more than 15 years of venture capital, investment banking and operating experience to the firm. Given his deep technical background, Aaron enjoys assessing disruptive technologies and helping entrepreneurs build exciting, new companies. At JAFCO, Aaron has been involved with Avnera, Calypto, Devicescape, GTronix, Quellan, SiTime and Symwave. Prior to joining JAFCO Ventures, Aaron spent six years at Mobius Venture Capital working with communications infrastructure, components and wireless technology companies. Earlier, he was in the investment banking business, as a vice president with Merrill Lynch‟s Technology Investment Banking Group where he helped raise more than $5 billion for companies such as CyberSource, Internet Capital Group, Maxtor, PLX Technology, Pivotal and STMicroelectronics and as a founding employee of Epoch Partners, a technology-enabled investment bank formed through partnerships with Ameritrade, Charles Schwab and TD Waterhouse. Aaron began his career in Silicon Valley as a technical sales engineer at Advanced Micro Devices, where he gained valuable operating experience through his interaction with leading workstation manufacturers and their contract manufacturers. Aaron‟s prior venture capital experience includes active involvement with Aprio Technologies (Blaze DFM), Danger, Dantz Development (EMC), HVVi Semiconductors, Impinj, PocketThis, SkyPilot Networks, Transilica (Microtune), United Devices (Univa) and XaQti (Vitesse). Aaron received his M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is an avid fly fisherman and loves coaching soccer and fast pitch softball. Education He received his M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1996 and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1991. Board Affiliations URL http://www.jafco.com/ 27
  • 28. Charlie Cheng Entrepreneur-In-Residence, U.S. Venture Partners Semiconductors and Systems Menlo Park, CA Biography Charlie joined USVP as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in January 2008, after more than 20 years of experience spanning the fields of minicomputer, PC peripheral, EDA, semiconductor IP, microprocessor design, and ASIC. Most recently, Charlie spent four years with Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-headquartered supplier of custom-designed chips. While at Faraday, Charlie expanded their international business in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Prior to Faraday, Charlie was with Lexra, a CPU IP company, where he helped enable more than 40 licensees reach market with eight different processors, all surpassing the initial time-to-market and performance goals. Charlie has also worked at Aspec Technology, Edge Computer, IBM, Iomega, Viewlogic, and Zycad. "It's exciting to be at USVP, working with world-class entrepreneurs and highly respected investment professionals, to help bring about the next breakthrough in the semiconductor industry", says Charlie. "I'm particularly interested in exploring possible dislocations caused by the complex & sometimes divergent forces in the electronics business." Education Charlie graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. URL http://www.usvp.com/ 28
  • 29. Pearl Chin, MBA ’00 Managing Director, Seraphima Ventures Nanotechnology New York City, NY Biography Dr. Chin specializes in advising on nanotechnology investment opportunities. Dr. Chin has extensive experience in strategy and marketing consulting, management consulting, operations, sales and marketing, and customer service, in diverse industries from small to large companies. Dr. Chin contributed to NASA‟s Grand Challenge Workshop 2004 for Nanotechnology and NASA‟s Exploration Vision her views of the opportunities and needs for research and development in nanotechnology and what can be accomplished in the next 10 years. She was a management consultant with Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM)‟s Chemicals, Engineered Materials and Packaged Goods group optimizing Supply Chain Management and Change Management operations (Business Process Re-engineering) for technical companies. Before that, she was an Applications Consultant under Sales and Marketing and headed domestic Customer Support for TA Instruments, Inc. (spinout from DuPont as DuPont Instruments) when TAI was number one in Customer Support in their industry. She was Managing Director of the US offices and co-Managing Director of the London offices of Cientifica, a global nanotechnology consultancy providing business information, marketing analyses and business strategy consulting to Fortune 500 companies and investment firms. She has also worked with Lederle Laboratories (formerly of American Cyanamid Company now known as part of Wyeth) and also with the Colgate Palmolive Company. Dr. Chin also has extensive technology research expertise. She was a Guest Scientist collaborating with the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Polymer Division‟s Electronic Materials Group under the US Department of Commerce. She received a NIST Fellowship for graduate study and a Henry Enders Graduate Study Scholarship from The Cooper Union. Her PhD research focused on characterizing nanoscale polymer films for electronics packaging applications and studying fundamental adhesion phenomena. She also studied nanoscale interfacial phenomena and effects on mechanical properties of graphite fiber reinforced epoxy composites systems for military, automotive, sporting goods and other high performance applications. To round herself out, she was an alternate finalist for a Congressional Fellowship with the Materials Research Society. She is actively sought out to speak about the business of investing in nanotechnology and has written widely on investing, business, management, strategy and social issues in nanotechnology. 29
  • 30. Her articles have appeared in the Nanotechnoloy Law & Business Journal, European based Alt Assets (private equity research), Cornell Enterprise Magazine, the U.S. based Nanotechnology Now and Netherlands based Nano-Tsunami sites as well as for Tech Valley Times in Upstate New York, a designated economic development region focusing on hi-tech development. Dr. Chin also spends time advising small businesses in the downtown Lower East Side Manhattan area with the Chinatown-Lower East Side Business Outreach Center as part of her economic development and community service activities after 9-11. Dr. Chin was born and raised in New York City. She enjoys gourmet food and cooking, travel, reading, philosophy, dancing and seeks to become an oenophile. Dr. Chin speaks Cantonese, has working knowledge of French, Japanese and Mandarin and dabbles in Farsi (Persian). Education Dr. Pearl Chin has an MBA (Commencement Marshall) from Cornell University‟s Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM), a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Delaware‟s Center for Composite Materials and BE in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City. Dr. Chin also has her Series 7. Board Affiliations Dr. Chin is the President of the Foresight Nanotech Institute which was founded in 1986 by Dr. K. Eric Drexler and which is the leading nanotechnology think tank in the U.S. She is on the Board of Directors of Biophage Pharma, a Canadian biotech company focusing on phage therapies. She also works with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore. URL http://www.seraphimaventures.com/ 30
  • 31. Ommer Chohan, BS ’94 Chief Financial Officer, Summerhill Venture Partners Information Systems Toronto, ON Biography Ommer joined Summerhill Venture Partners in 2006 and is responsible for managing the firm's finance, information systems and administrative functions in addition to providing financial and legal support to the investment team. Previously, Ommer was the Vice-President, Finance of AMG Canada (formerly known as First Asset Management Inc.), a holding company with equity interests in several leading Canadian asset management firms. Prior to First Asset, he held financial positions with MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ & TSX: MDZ.A), which held interests in marketing communications, secured transaction and Internet professional services businesses. Ommer holds a Chartered Accountant designation and commenced his professional career at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Education Ommer received his MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA-Honors, Specialist in Management from the University of Toronto. URL http://www.summerhillvp.com/ 31
  • 32. Neeraj Choubey, BS ’95 Vice President, Venrock Associates Internet, Semiconductors and Digital Media Palo Alto, CA Biography Neeraj joined Venrock in 2006. Previously, he was an Associate at Bay Partners advising portfolio companies Capella Photonics, Staccato Communications and Pulsewave RF and helped complete investments in Wallop and TVHead. Prior, Neeraj was a Senior Product Manager at Yahoo! Mobile where he was responsible for launching mobile search and was a Senior Consultant at inCode Wireless. At inCode, he provided business strategy and consulting services to handset and infrastructure OEMs, wireless carriers and enterprise customers. Neeraj began his professional career in the CDMA infrastructure division at Motorola. His operational and strategy experience helps portfolio companies navigate a complex selling market in a continuously changing landscape where telecom, media and internet are all converging. Education B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. URL http://www.venrock.com/ 32
  • 33. J. Michael Cline, BS ’81 Managing Partner, Accretive LLC IT New York City, NY Biography J. Michael Cline is the founding Partner of Accretive LLC. Michael and other Accretive principals founded Exult, Xchanging, Fandango and Accretive Health. Before founding Accretive, Michael spent 10 years as General Partner at General Atlantic Partners helping build General Atlantic into the world‟s largest private investment firm focused on software and related investments. Prior to General Atlantic, Michael was an associate at McKinsey & Company. Education Michael received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and he received a BS from Cornell University. Board Affiliations He serves on the boards of Accretive Commerce, Fandango, Accretive Health and Willow. He is a Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) where he chairs the Tigers Forever initiative and is a Trustee of the Brunswick School. He also serves on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Endeavor Global and the Harvard Business School‟s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. URL http://www.accretivetechnology.com/ 33
  • 34. Jeffrey J. Collins, BS ’66 Executive-In-Residence, Pappas Ventures Life Sciences Durham, NC Biography Jeff is a microbiologist with broad experience in virology, immunology and toxicology who prior to joining Pappas in 2002 served in senior management positions at global clinical research organizations for several years. He has extensive experience in project management and in the administration of basic and clinical research. Most recently Jeff was Vice President and General Manager of a client research unit at PAREXEL International. In this capacity he was accountable for all clinical programs being conducted for three major pharmaceutical company clients. He has also held senior level positions with ClinTrials Research and Glaxo Wellcome, the latter of which involved directing drug development programs primarily in the anti-infectives area. In addition to his Pappas responsibilities, Jeff holds a faculty appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center. Education Cornell University (BS in Bacteriology). Harvard University (PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics). Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London (post-doc studies in the Department of Tumor Virology). URL http://www.pappasventures.com/ 34
  • 35. Andrew B. Craig, III Managing Director, RiverVest Venture Partners Life Sciences St. Louis, MO Biography Andy Craig brings extensive banking experience and exceptional corporate leadership and management expertise to RiverVest, where he is a co-founder and former managing director. Mr. Craig was formerly the president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Boatmen's Bancshares. During his tenure, the bank grew from less than $500 million in market capitalization to become the leading regional bank in the central Midwest, acquired by NationsBank for $9.7 billion. He then became chairman of NationsBank until its acquisition of Bank of America. Education Andy Craig received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and the University of Buffalo and graduate training in banking at Rutgers University and Columbia University. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Council for Washington University's Olin School of Business, the National Council for Washington University's School of Medicine, and is trustee emeritus of Washington University. Previously he has served on numerous corporate, government, and private boards of directors, including the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, Anheuser-Busch Companies, BJC Health System, Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., Laclede Gas Company, Petrolite, and the American Bankers Association. Mr. Craig was named St. Louis Man of the Year in 1995 and has been deeply involved in the community, including serving as chairman of the recent $500 million capital campaign for the Washington University School of Medicine. URL http://www.rivervest.com/ 35
  • 36. David Croll, BS ’70 Managing General Partner, M/C Venture Partners Communications, IT Boston, MA Biography Mr. Croll joined TA Associates in 1976 and became the managing partner in charge of the Media/Communications Group. In 1986, this group and the funds it managed became separate from TA and Mr. Croll also became managing partner of M/C Partners and its affiliates. Mr. Croll focuses on targeting sectors for investment, fund management, making investment decisions, assisting with recruiting and communicating with investors. He has been involved with over 100 investments in the communications services spaces over the past 25 years and also serves as a Trustee of Cornell University, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and The Trustees of Reservations, a Massachusetts land conservation organization. Education Mr. Croll received a BS in engineering with honors from Cornell University in 1970 and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Harvard Business School in 1973. Board Affiliations URL http://www.mcventurepartners.com/ 36
  • 37. Siddhartha Das, PhD ’86 General Partner, Ventureast Chennai, India Biography Siddhartha Das is a General Partner in the VenturEast Proactive Fund since January 2006. Prior to joining VenturEast, Siddhartha spent 19 years at Intel Corporation in senior technical and management roles. He was part of the venture capital group at Intel for 6 years, including 3 years in Intel Capital USA where he led equity investments in semiconductor and emerging technologies, and was involved in strategic roadmap planning, M&A strategies, business alliances, and licensing deals. He was Country Manager for Intel Capital-South Asia from 2000-2003. He led a team of investment professionals with more than 15 investments in telecom, consumer Internet and software, and established Intel Capital as the “leading technology investor” in India. The portfolio included several high profile start-ups including Tejas Networks, Sasken Communication, Indiainfoline, Sharekhan and RSystems, and some successful growth stage companies like Subex & Futuresoft. He has also been Director of Public Affairs & Strategy at Intel India, responsible for strategic market development, government relations and educational & community outreach programs. Siddhartha started out his career at Intel USA in R&D and product development, and managed groups which delivered on technologies for microprocessors. He has collaborated with academia and consortia, including MIT Lincoln Labs, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Sandia National Labs. He has been granted 5 United States patents for his pioneering work at Intel on microprocessor and optical technologies. Education He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree with distinction from the premier Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a PhD in Engineering from the Cornell University in New York. Board Affiliations URL http://www.ventureast.net 37
  • 38. Amol Deshpande, MBA ’05 Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byer Green Technology, Menlo Park, CA Biography Amol joined KPCB in 2008 and focuses on opportunities and initiatives associated with green technology and global climate change. Prior to KPCB, Amol spent 3 years as a director and associate at Black River and Cargill Ventures, both investment oriented business units of the private agribusiness, Cargill, Inc. While at Cargill, Amol focused on Greentech investment throughout the energy, water and agricultural supply chain. Amol was directly involved with investments and initiatives in multiple Greentech verticals including solar, next generation fuels, sustainable agriculture, industrial biotech, waste/environmental sciences and global climate change. Amol was also responsible for maintaining relationships with key innovative business units within Cargill and tracking innovation in Greentech both inside and outside of the organization. Amol also has experience both as a consultant with Deloitte and as an entrepreneur. In this, Amol has experience in writing business plans, fundraising and guiding strategy for new enterprises. Education Amol has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Amol also has an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow, receiving a full tuition merit based scholarship plus stipend based on future leadership potential in business world. URL http://www.kpcb.com 38
  • 39. Salil Deshpande, BS ’89 Partner, Bay Partners Information Technology and Health Care Menlo Park, CA Biography Salil is a Partner at Bay, and focuses on areas in which he has operating experience and thus some intuition. Salil was founder & CEO of Customware, a CORBA services company (acquired by Visigenic, now part of Borland), co-founder and CEO of The Middleware Company (acquired by Precise, now part of Symantec), and of TheServerSide.com network of social media sites (acquired by TechTarget). In addition to traditional venture investments, Salil is leading: Bay's seed program, a fast-track process for investing $250K-$750K in bold out-of-the-box capital- efficient ideas; Bay's appfactory program (along with Angela Strange), which invests $25K- $250K in applications atop the Facebook platform. Salil has held technical leadership positions at several technology companies including Sun Microsystems, taught summer courses at Stanford University, and has been an advisor to several internet community businesses. Education B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Stanford University URL http://www.baypartners.com/ 39
  • 40. Timothy DeVries, MBA ’91 Managing General Partner, Norwest Equity Partners Private Equity Minneapolis, MN Biography Tim focuses on a broad array of industries and investment types, and his breadth of experience provides NEP with expertise to structure, finance and manage successful transactions. As managing general partner of the firm, Tim focuses on day-to-day operations of the fund, management of the investment professionals, marketing strategies for the firm and NEP's relationship with Wells Fargo & Co., the firm's primary limited investment partner. Tim was instrumental in forming NEP's affiliated mezzanine fund, Norwest Mezzanine Partners, in 2000, and he continues to oversee activities of this fund. Experience: Prior to joining NEP in 1998, Tim worked at the Churchill Companies, where for 11 years he led Churchill's real estate, financial services and industrial acquisition efforts. In addition to sitting on the board of the Churchill Companies and the boards of all its operating companies, Tim was an active investment committee member for all of Churchill, Churchill Financial Services and Churchill Capital. Tim has owned and managed a commercial bank and a wood products company and has also actively invested in real estate, acquiring and divesting several million square feet of commercial property. Board Memberships: Becker Underwood, DCM Services, InnoWare, Longwood Industries. Education BA, Bethel College; MBA, Cornell University. URL http://www.nep.com/ 40
  • 41. Christopher Walter Dick, BS ’78 Managing Director, Ascent Venture Partners IT, Industrial Technologies Boston, MA Biography Walter has helped build and finance successful New England-based technology and non- technology companies for over twenty years, including fourteen at Ascent. Prior to joining Ascent, Walter spent twelve years in a variety of executive positions in numerous subsidiaries of UST Corp., including President of its Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Subsidiaries. Walter is a former member and chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies. Education Walter holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Babson College. Board Affiliations Walter currently serves on the boards of the Akibia Group, BEZ Systems, eCopy, Nova Analytics, Terascala , and Whaleback Systems. He has previously served on the boards of Cedar Point Communications, Entigo, Fire Control Instruments, Harvard BioScience (Nasdaq: HBIO), Madison Publishing, Mathsoft, Nutcracker Snacks, Performance Polymers, Phoenix Controls, Sensitech, Security Source, TACC International, TidalWire, and Walking. URL http://www.ascentvp.com/ 41
  • 42. Jeffrey Diehl, BS ’92 Partner, Adam Street Partners Life Sciences, IT, Business Services Boston, MA Biography Mr. Diehl invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled services, and business services sectors. His prior experience includes stints at Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management and The Parthenon Group. Education: He holds a BS with distinction from Cornell University, and an MBA from Harvard University. Board Affiliations Mr. Diehl serves on the Boards of Directors of Adams Harris, MachineryLink, MxLogic, SnagAJob, StrataVia and Thought Equity Motion. He is a Board Observer at Knightsbridge Solutions, NetContinuum and SPS Commerce. He has also been involved with American Wholesale Insurance, Bantek, BirdsEye, E4X, Gevity HR (NASDAQ: GVHR), Kappa Smurfit, Setanta and Scientific Protein Labs investments. URL http://www.adamsstreetpartners.com/ 42
  • 43. Joe Dobrenski III, BS ’90 Sequoia Capital, Human Capital Partner Menlo Park, CA Biography Joe Dobrenski is the Human Capital Partner at Sequoia Capital. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2002, Joe led the hardware and electronics recruiting practice for Russell Reynolds Associates. Earlier, Joe worked for Black & Decker and Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services in roles involving strategy, operations and information technology. Education Joe has a BS in Operations Research from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.sequoiacap.com/ 43
  • 44. A. Barr Dolan, AB ’71, MS ’74 Managing Director, Charter Venture Capital Communications, IT, Life Sciences Palo Alto, CA Biography Mr. Dolan‟s contributions to the Fund include his extensive network of relationships with other venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and his twenty years of venture capital investment experience. Mr. Dolan has been investing in life sciences companies for the last twenty years as a founding partner of Charter Venture Capital. He has been an active founder of multiple life sciences companies, including the women‟s health company Adeza Biomedical, cardiac catheter company EP Technologies (IPO, then acquired by Boston Scientific), biotech company Heska Corporation (HSKA), biotech company Univax Biologics (IPO, then acquired by NABI), women‟s health drug delivery company UMD and women‟s health medical device company Vesta (acquired by Pfizer). Among his many roles with these companies, Mr. Dolan has also served as interim chief executive officer of Adeza and EP Technologies and chairman of several others. Mr. Dolan has made venture capital investments in more than 50 life sciences companies, including specialty pharma company Intermune (ITMN), drug delivery company Advanced Polymer Systems (APPA), biotech company Calgene (IPO, then acquired by Monsanto), biotech company EOS Biotechnology (acquired by Protein Design Labs), biotech company Genelabs Technologies (GNLB), biotech company Geron (GERN), biotech company Valentis (VLTS), medical device company Orquest (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), drug delivery company Penederm (acquired by Mylan Laboratories) and biotech company Tularik (TLRK). Education Mr. Dolan received a BA in Chemistry and an MS in Engineering from Cornell University, an MA in Applied Science from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.charterventures.com/ 44
  • 45. James B. Dougherty, BS ’73 Venture Partner, Cross Atlantic Partners Life Sciences New York, NY Biography James B. Dougherty joined Cross Atlantic Partners in 2003 as a Venture Partner. Dr. Dougherty is the co-founder (2001) and President of the Arcus Group LLC, a healthcare consulting firm based in NYC. He was formerly the Deputy Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1997 -2001, with responsibilities for the oversight of MSKCC's clinical programs. Dr. Dougherty has provided strategic consulting guidance and direction on a broad variety of industry areas to providers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as investors for private and public corporations. Education Dr. Dougherty is a graduate of Georgetown College (BS „76); Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine (MD „80) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA „97). He completed internal medicine training at Cornell University School of Medicine and a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. URL http://www.crossatlanticpartners.com/ 45
  • 46. Neal Douglas, BS ’80 Venture Partner, Telecommunications Development Fund Telecommunications Washington, DC Biography From December 1999 to October 2003, Neal served as the Managing General Partner of Spectrum Equity Investors, L.P., a venture capital firm investing exclusively in the communications industry. Neal was a co-founder of AT&T Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of AT&T Corporation, and has served as a General Partner since January 1993. From May 1989 to January 1993, Neal was a partner of New Enterprise Associates. Prior to this, he was an investment professional with Crosspoint Venture Partners and was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. Neal has been involved in financing many communications companies, including Juniper Networks, VeriSign, Covad Communications, Ascend Communications, Software.com, TUT Systems, and Netro. Education Neal holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Board Affiliations URL http://www.tdfund.com/ 46
  • 47. Douglas Dunnan, BS ’77 Managing Partner, Grosvenor Fund Drug development/genomics, Internet, Telecommunications, Nanotechnology, Wireless, Security technologies, Intelligent networks Greenwich, CT Biography Doug is a Managing Partner of The Grosvenor Funds, which he co-founded in 1994. Grosvenor is currently investing its fourth fund targeting early-stage, IP protected technologies addressing large market opportunities, with an East Coast geographic focus. Over the past 10 years Doug and his partners have made over 60 venture capital investments. Prior to co-founding Grosvenor, Doug spent 10 years at Salomon Brothers. After six years in corporate finance covering technology and media companies, Doug spent two years on the Chairman‟s strategic planning staff. Then during his final two years at Salomon, Doug headed the private placement of equity, where he developed a network of participants in the private capital markets and oversaw numerous private equity financings. Doug also practiced law with the Kirkland & Ellis venture group in Chicago from 1980 to 1982. Education Doug graduated from Cornell University, Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Business School. Board Affiliations Mr. Dunnan sits on the Boards of Portero, Inc and i2S, Inc. URL http://www.grosvenorfund.com/ 47
  • 48. Carl Eibl, AB ’82 Managing Director, Enterprise Partners Wireless Communication and Software La Jolla, CA Biography Carl Eibl is a Managing Director at Enterprise Partners. In addition to serving as an investment partner, Carl is also responsible for managing the firm. At Enterprise, Carl leads investments in wireless Internet, Internet 2.0, and web and software based businesses, as well as restructurings and business buyouts and combinations. Carl serves on the boards of numerous Enterprise portfolio companies - BMS, Breach Security, DragonWave (TSX/AIM: DWI), Enviance, IdenTrust, LongBoard, Muze, NP Photonics, ReliOn, SKY MobileMedia, TradeBeam, and vMix. He also serves on the board of The Burnham Institute. Prior to joining Enterprise in 2003, Carl was the CEO of several high profile technology and life science companies in San Diego. As CEO of publicly-held Maxwell Technologies (MXWL), Carl led the recreation of Maxwell from an engineering and physics service organization for the U.S. military to a high-tech business. Before joining Maxwell, Carl served as President of Stratagene Corporation (STGN), now a public company but then a privately-held biotechnology company selling DNA, RNA, biologicals and laboratory instruments in the pharmaceutical and university biotech research markets. Carl also served as CEO for Mycogen Corporation a publicly-held agricultural, biotechnology company, which was sold to The Dow Chemical Company at the end of 1998 for $1.1 billion. Education Carl holds a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in Boston, MA, and a B.A. from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Carl sits on the board of The Burnham Institute and CONNECT, San Diego's globally recognized benefits organization fostering entrepreneurship in technology and the life sciences. Carl has been a member of the San Diego Coastal Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) for the past 12 years. URL http://www.epvc.com/ 48
  • 49. David A. Eichler, AB ’92 Managing Member, Psilos Group Healthcare Services, Healthcare IT New York City, NY Biography Mr. Eichler joined Psilos in April 1999 and has focused on investments in the healthcare services and medical technology areas. He works directly with many Psilos investments as an advisor on finance, strategy and business development, including recently as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Caregiver Services, Inc. He also has extensive experience as an advisor to senior management and boards of directors on M&A, financial restructuring and capital raising transactions. Mr. Eichler currently serves as Executive Chairman of Caregiver Services and a Director of Acuity Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Psilos, Mr. Eichler was an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he worked on numerous mergers and acquisitions and restructuring assignments as a member of the firm‟s Healthcare Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Eichler worked as a defense policy analyst for DynCorp, focusing on issues relating to nuclear nonproliferation and export control. Education Mr. Eichler earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, where he received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence (top 10% of class). He holds another masters degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in Government and International Relations from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Board Affiliations Mr. Eichler currently serves as Executive Chairman of Caregiver Services and a Director of Acuity Pharmaceuticals. URL http://www.psilos.com/ 49
  • 50. Karl Elderkin, BS ’83 Founder and Managing Partner, Athenian Venture Partners Information Technology & Life Sciences Athens, OH; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; New York, NY Biography Karl Elderkin founded Athenian in 1997. As Managing Partner of the firm, he has overall responsibility for all of its business. He has 18 years of IT / Life Sciences venture capital investing experience and a further seven years of relevant experience in engineering, manufacturing, capital investments and strategy management consulting. From 1989 until founding Athenian, Karl was co-head of Generics Asset Management (“GAM”) the London-based venture capital arm of Generics Group, PLC (“Generics”), a technology consulting organization located in Cambridge, UK. As co-head of GAM, he shared responsibility for all aspects of that venture fund‟s management and its investment management activities, which covered a range of technologies and industries, including electronic communications and medical devices. He began his career at Generics as a management consultant. From 1983 to 1987, Karl was with Texas Instruments, located in Massachusetts as a manufacturing engineer and capital investment manager. In 1987, he received the annual Texas Instruments Exceptional Performance Award (one of only two recipients that year from among 6,000 employees in his division) for his service to the company. Education Karl holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with international studies at the London Business School. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the board of ECNext, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of Intellispace, Alloptic, Chaparral Network Storage, Advanced Digital Internet, and Analect Instruments. URL www.athenianvp.com 50
  • 51. Oliver Ewald, BS ’91 Managing Director, Audax Group Boston, MA Biography Mr. Ewald is a Managing Director in the Private Equity group. Previously, Mr. Ewald worked as a Case Team Leader in Bain & Company‟s LBO Group, where he advised private equity clients on strategic due diligence issues. Mr. Ewald also worked as a Manager in the Corporate Audit Staff at General Electric. Education Mr. Ewald received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.audaxgroup.com/ 51
  • 52. Douglas M. Fambrough, AB ’91 General Partner, Oxford Bio Science Partners Biotechnology and other Life Sciences Boston, MA Biography Since joining Oxford in 1999, Dr. Fambrough has specialized in financing innovative life science technology companies. His current projects include Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, a second generation RNAi company co-founded by Dr. Fambrough; Ensemble Discovery, which is pioneering DNA-directed synthetic chemistry; Cambrios Technologies, a developer of biologically-inspired electronic materials for the display industry; Xencor, a protein engineering company that engineers antibody Fc regions to enhance potency; and Solstice Neurosciences, a neurology specialty pharmaceutical company. His past investments include RNA interference pioneer Sirna Therapeutics, acquired by Merck for $1.1 billion, and the ultra-high-throughput DNA sequencing equipment company Solexa, acquired by Illumina for $600 million. Prior to Oxford, Dr. Fambrough was a genomic scientist at the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research (now known as the Broad Institute). Education Dr. Fambrough graduated from Cornell University and obtained his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley. Board Affiliations Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ensemble Discovery Corp., Solstice Neurosciences, Inc., Xencor, Inc., Boston Biomedical Research Institute (not-for-profit). URL http://www.oxbio.com/ 52
  • 53. David Feinleib, AB ’96 Partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures Internet Companies Menlo Park, CA Biography David Feinleib brings extensive entrepreneurial and operating experience to his role at MDV. He invests in Internet-enabled companies. Prior to MDV, David ran a profitable online advertising business. He founded Centeris, a venture funded company providing interoperability software for mixed Windows and Linux environments. Before Centeris, David was an Entrepreneur-in- Residence at Ignition Partners, where he co-founded and was VP of Product Management at Consera Software (HPQ). Prior to Consera, David co-founded and was CEO of onDevice (KEYN), a wireless software company. Before onDevice, David led marketing and development teams at Microsoft. He managed the Out of Box Experience team for Windows and worked on television and Internet access services. David's first entrepreneurial endeavor was in junior high school when he developed and sold ShareWare programs. Education David holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Board Affiliations David maintains a blog at www.vcdave.com. He serves on the board of Centeris Software and sourced MDV's investments in Fliqz, Genius and PBWiki. URL http://www.mdv.com/,http://www.vcmba.com/ 53
  • 54. Noel Fenton, BS ’59 General Partner, Trinity Ventures Software and Services Menlo Park, CA Biography Noel has been part of the Silicon Valley venture capital community for 35 years. Prior to co- founding Trinity Ventures in 1986, he was co-founder of three successful technology startups, and CEO of two of them, Covalent Systems and Acurex. From 1983 to 1986, he led Covalent Systems from start-up to a profitable $12 million sales level in three years. He led Acurex from 1972 to 1982 during a period when sales increased nearly ten-fold to $65 million. Noel is actively involved in the World Presidents‟ Organization and the Stanford Athletic Board, and is a past chairman of the Northern California Chapter of the Young Presidents‟ Organization and a past chairman of the American Electronics Association. Education Noel holds a BS in Chemistry from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Board Affiliations Noel currently sits on the boards of BlueTarp, ID Analytics, LoopNet (LOOP), MyNewPlace, SciQuest. His other investments include Alldata (AZO – acquired by AutoZone), Forte Software (FRTE), Fuego (acquired by BEA Systems), Intelligent Interactions (TFSM - acquired by 24/7 Media), KnowledgeNet, Requisite Technology (acquired by Click Commerce). URL http://www.trinityventures.com/ 54
  • 55. Paul J. Ferri, BS ’59 Founding Partner, Matrix Partners Communications, Internet, Software, Semiconductors, Storage, Wireless Boston, MA Biography Paul Ferri, a venture capitalist for more than 30 years, was the founding partner of Matrix Partners in 1982. Prior to Matrix, he founded Hellman Ferri Investment Associates (1977 to 1982) and was a general partner of WestVen Management (1970 to 1978). The family of Matrix Partnerships has achieved industry record-setting returns over the last decade. In 2003, Ferri was inducted into the Private Equity Hall of Fame, citing his work “in founding and helping to build Matrix Partners into one of the most successful venture firms in the industry.” In February 2001, Forbes magazine selected Ferri as one of the Top 20 Venture Investors of all time and the “Best VC in Boston.” Also, in 2001, Ferri received the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council Award for “Venture Capitalist of the Year.” Education He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Paul serves or previously served on the Boards of Directors of Airvana, Applix, ArrowPoint Communications, Ascend Communications, Atria Software, Aylus Networks, Banctec, Bytex, Cascade Communications, Codex Corporation, Empirix, Paradyne, Redstone Communications, Sonus Networks, Stratus Computer, Sycamore Networks, veveo.tv, VideoServer, Winphoria Networks, Xyplex and numerous other private companies. URL http://www.matrixpartners.com/ 55
  • 56. Andrew D. Firlik, BS ’90, MD ’93 General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners Healthcare Rowayton, CT Biography Dr. Firlik‟s career spans neurosurgery, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. He joined Foundation Medical Partners to concentrate on medical device and biopharmaceutical investments. Prior to Foundation, he was a venture partner at Sprout Group and Managing Director of its healthcare technology spinout, New Leaf Venture Partners. Previously, he was a principal at Canaan Partners. Dr. Firlik spent 12 years in the healthcare profession during his medical training and practice as a neurological surgeon. He has published more than 50 articles in the medical literature, written chapters for several medical textbooks, and is the co-editor of a book about cerebrovascular surgery. His scientific work has been presented at many international conferences. He has been an inventor of numerous patents. Dr. Firlik is a founder and an inventor of the core technology platform of Northstar Neuroscience (NASDAQ: NSTR), a medical device company that is pioneering a novel approach to neuromodulation for the treatment of stroke and other disorders. Education He studied biology at Cornell University and Oxford University, received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. As a board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Firlik most recently served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the New York University School of Medicine. Board Affiliations Dr. Firlik is currently the Chairman of NovaVision, a medical therapeutics firm focusing on neuroplasticity for visual disorders. He also currently serves on the board of directors of several companies, including NeuroVista, Spine Wave, BridgePoint Medical, Innovative Metabolics, and Visiogen. Dr. Firlik is a member of the Life Sciences Advisory Board of Cornell University and the Industrial Advisory Board of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations Center. Dr. Firlik has led numerous venture capital investments and has served as a founder, founding investor, or board member of many companies, including NeuroVista, Sopherion Therapeutics, Transoma, Omnisonics, Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Viacor, and Spine Wave. URL http://www.foundmed.com/ 56
  • 57. Craig D. Frances M.D., ’92 General Partner, Summit Partners Life Sciences Palo Alto, CA Biography Craig D. Frances, M.D., is a principal at Summit Partners Palo Alto office. In this position, he heads the firm's Palo Alto healthcare and life sciences team while also investing in a broad range of growth industries including technology, business services, financial services, industrial products, and consumer products. Most recently, Dr. Frances was Managing Director at StrandVentures, LLC, where he evaluated investment opportunities and consulted for operating companies in the healthcare industry sector, including medical devices, healthcare services, surgery center chains, and pharmaceutical benefit management companies. Previously, Dr. Frances built and ran The .tv Corporation, Inc., a profitable technology company acquired by Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN). The company's success provided Tuvalu, a third-world nation and business partner, with more than the country's GDP and admission to the United Nations. Dr. Frances was a co-founder and vice president of yourPharmacy.com, one of the United States' top three online pharmacies, which was acquired by PlanetRx.com. Dr. Frances was also co-founder of Expert Consensus Guidelines, LLC, a company that surveys national physician experts to create practice guideline algorithms. Dr. Frances is the creator of The Saint Frances Series, a series of medical books that are used extensively in academic centers across the country. He has numerous publications in leading journals, including the "New England Journal of Medicine", and has been a research collaborator with the commissioner of the FDA and other national health care leaders. Education Dr. Frances holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, where he graduated first in his class and received numerous awards. Dr. Frances completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco and was selected and served as Chief Medical Resident, managing the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. URL http://www.summitpartners.com/ 57
  • 58. Hanson S. Gifford III, BS ’82 President & CEO, The Foundry, Inc. Medical Devices Menlo Park, CA Biography Since 1998, Mr. Gifford has led The Foundry in all of its activities. These include the invention, identification and development of new technologies, the formation, financing, and staffing of new companies, and ongoing support of the new ventures as a board member. Prior to The Foundry, Mr. Gifford was Vice President of Research and Development at Heartport, Inc. From 1993-1998, he built and led a 62-person team developing a wide variety of novel devices and procedures for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery that were instrumental in the company‟s successful public offering in 1996. In 1992, Mr. Gifford co-founded and served as managing director of Bavaria Medizin Technologie, GmbH, establishing a German source for innovation and production of catheters for Interventional Cardiology. In 1990, Mr. Gifford served as President of Cardiovascular Therapeutic Technologies, Inc. which he founded with John B. Simpson, Ph.D., MD. CTT, which developed innovative local drug delivery catheters, was acquired by Eli Lilly in 1991. From 1985-1990, Mr. Gifford worked at Devices for Vascular Intervention (DVI), where he served in various Engineering, Clinical Research and Marketing capacities. Before joining DVI, Hanson worked in an engineering role at Oximetrix, Inc. Mr. Gifford is a co-inventor on over 90 issued U.S. patents and more than 130 pending US patents. Education He earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Mr. Gifford serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ardian, Inc. and ForSight Labs. He is a Director of Cierra, Concentric Medical, Emphasys Medical, Evalve, The Foundry, and Transcend Medical. URL http://www.the-foundry.com/ 58
  • 59. Michael L. Goguen, BS ’86 Investment Professional, U.S. Team, Sequoia Capital Semiconductors and Systems Menlo Park, CA Biography Michael Goguen focuses on cleantech, semiconductor and systems investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1996, Michael spent 10 years in various engineering, research, and product management roles at DEC, SynOptics and Centillion, and was a director of Engineering at Bay Networks (NT). Michael was also a Technical Chairman of the ATM Forum. Education Michael has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. URL http://www.sequoiacap.com/ 59
  • 60. Rick Gold, BS ‘74 Partner, InnoCal Venture Capital Costa Mesa, CA Biography Rick Gold joined InnoCal in 2004 after 29 years as an entrepreneur and executive in the semiconductor and wireless communications industries. He was previously co-founder and chairman of Radia Communications, an InnoCal portfolio company; CEO of Pacific Monolithics, Genoa and Nova Crystals; co-founder and VP/GM of Adams-Russell Semiconductors, and co-founder and VP Sales of International Microsystems. He began his career as an engineer with Hewlett-Packard. Education He received a BS in engineering physics from Cornell University, an MBA from Northeastern University and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He was honored as 2002 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Board Affiliations Rick currently represents InnoCal on the board of Aktino, Mojix and Vativ Technologies, and serves as chairman of CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP). He previously served on the boards of Massana, Nucentrix Broadband Networks and the Wireless Communications Association. URL http://www.innocal.com/ 60
  • 61. Ken Goldman, BS ’71 Westly Group, Venture Partner Menlo Park, CA Biography Mr. Goldman served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer of Siebel Systems from August 2000 until the close of Oracle Corporation‟s acquisition of Siebel Systems in January 2006. Prior to working at Siebel Systems, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Excite@Home. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Goldman served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sybase, Inc. Other Chief Financial Officer positions that Mr. Goldman has held were with Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology. Mr. Goldman was involved in taking public both VLSI Technology (1983) and Excite@Home Network (1997) as Chief Financial Officer. Education Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor‟s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1974. Board Affiliations He is a member and the former president of the Santa Clara chapter of The Financial Executive Institute, and was formerly a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council (FASAC) (2000-2004). He is an advisory board member for the Harvard Business School California Research Center, a member of the West Coast Chief Financial Officer Roundtable, a member of the FEI Committee for Financial and Information Technology and a former member of the NASDAQ‟s Issuer Affairs Committee. URL http://westlygroup.com/ 61
  • 62. Anita Stephens Graham, BA ’78 Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners Communications, IT, Healthcare Fremont, CA Biography Anita Stephens Graham has more than 20 years of experience at management levels within the private equity and banking industries and joined OCP in 1996. Ms. Graham has managed OCP‟s affairs with respect to its investments in several companies. She is also a member of the Cornell University Entrepreneurial Advisory Council. Education Ms. Graham holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Cornell University and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University. Board Affiliations She currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Investment Companies. She is also a board member of Pacific Community Ventures. URL http://www.opportunitycapitalpartners.com/ 62
  • 63. Nitin Gupta, BS ‘03 Associate, DFJ Element Clean Tech Philadelphia, PA / Menlo Park, CA Biography Nitin joined DFJ Element in 2007. Prior to joining Element, Nitin worked as an investment banker at Lazard Frères, where he focused on restructuring and mergers & acquisitions of companies within the energy, telecommunications, and automotive industries. Prior to joining Lazard, he worked as a technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Nitin also spent time at Xerox PARC, and Credit Suisse. At Element, Nitin is involved in all aspects of the investment process, from deal sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities to ongoing support of portfolio companies. Education Nitin holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science, from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.elementpartners.com 63
  • 64. Rhodric Hackman, MBA ’77 Partner, Mercator Capital Life Sciences Reston, VA Biography Rhodric Hackman is a pioneer in the financing of the communications industry and has executed numerous transactions for emerging and incumbent communication providers since 1984. He has over 20 years of experience originating and closing mergers, acquisitions and financings valued at several billion dollars involving numerous companies such as France Telecom, Pacific Telesis, Bell Atlantic, Time Warner, Nortel and MFS Communications. Mr. Hackman began his investment banking career at Kidder, Peabody in 1981, where he held senior investment banking positions in the energy, technology and telecommunications sectors including Co-head of the Telecommunications Group. In 1991, he founded Hackman, Baring & Co., a boutique investment banking firm specializing in the Communications industry. In 1997, Mr. Hackman sold Hackman, Baring to PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he became Co-head of the Communications and Media Investment Banking Group. Education Mr. Hackman holds a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.mercatorcapital.com/ 64
  • 65. Eric R. Hamburg, BS ’85, MBA ’02 President, Industrial Renaissance Inc. Fairfield, CT Biography Eric Hamburg founded Industrial Renaissance and has significant experience buying and building companies, improving/transforming companies, and working with management teams. He has acquired as a partner and lead investor 35+ businesses with aggregate revenues today exceeding $1 billion and has worked in operating/management roles with 30+ businesses in a wide variety of industries to successfully implement improved business practices and mission- critical initiatives. He was an early pioneer and practitioner in industry of just-in-time and lean manufacturing when it was introduced into the U.S. in the mid-1980‟s, and buy-build strategies when they became popular in private equity in the mid-1990‟s. Education Eric is a graduate of Cornell University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, with advanced studies in business and finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Board Affiliations URL http://www.indren.com/ 65
  • 66. Peter Hamilton, MBA ’07 Plebys International, Senior Analyst Transformational Ventures with Global Reach Irvine, CA Biography Plebys builds technology-based companies that meet critical needs in underserved markets. Pete is responsible for coordinating and sourcing deal flow for Plebys. He has worked as an engineer, researcher, marketing strategist, and consultant in a dozen countries. His clients and employers have included Solar Turbines (a Caterpillar company), Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, the California Air Resources Board, early and mid-stage startups, and several non- profits in the developing world. Education Pete holds degrees from Swarthmore College (BS, Engineering). UC Davis (MS) and Cornell University (MBA). Board Affiliations URL http://www.plebys.com 66
  • 67. Ammar Hanafi, BS ’88 General Partner, Alloy Ventures Palo Alto, CA Biography Ammar H. Hanafi joined the firm as a General Partner in 2005 from Cisco Systems, Inc. His last role at Cisco was Vice President of New Business Ventures where he led new product efforts in the enterprise datacenter market. From 2000 to 2002, he was Vice President of Corporate Business Development and in that capacity, he was responsible for Cisco‟s acquisitions, acquisition integration, investment, and joint venture activity on a global basis. He joined Cisco in 1997 as a member of the Corporate Business Development Group. During Ammar‟s tenure, Cisco‟s Business Development Group completed over 50 acquisitions, leading Cisco into a number of major new businesses, including optical networking and integrated voice and data infrastructure and applications. In addition, the Business Development Group made over $750 million in venture capital investments during the same timeframe. Prior to Cisco, Ammar held positions at PanAmSat Corporation, a global satellite services provider, and the investment banking firms of Morgan Stanley and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ammar is a director of 3Leaf Networks, San Jose Education Foundation, Retrevo, and YouSENDit. Education Ammar received a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University (1988) and an MBA from Stanford University (1995). Board Affiliations URL http://www.alloyventures.com/ 67
  • 68. Andrew Harrison, MEng ’00 Vice President, Northwater Capital Management New York, NY Biography Mr. Harrison is a Vice President with Northwater Capital Management, a firm that manages ~$10 billion in assets for over 55 corporations and pension funds. Prior to Northwater, he was a member of the investment teams at Celtic House Venture Partners and Primaxis Technology Ventures. Andrew Harrison has contributed to the operations, financing and exits of a number of early- stage companies. Previous to his work in venture capital, he was a research engineer with the National Research Council of Canada. His research at Cornell became a part of the foundational intellectual property of a California- based nanotechnology start-up. Andrew Harrison is Co-chair of the Young Venture Capitalists of Canada, a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital Association, and the President of the Cornell Club of Toronto. Education Mr. Harrison holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and a Master‟s Degree in Chemical Engineering, focusing on nanotechnology, from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Mr. Harrison is on the board of Liquid Piston and is a board observer on Intrinsity Inc. URL http://www.northwatercapital.com/ 68
  • 69. Ron Hunt, BS ‘86 Managing Director, New Leaf Venture Partners New York, NY Biography Ron Hunt is a Managing Director at New Leaf Venture Partners, and focuses on investments in biopharmaceuticals and laboratory infrastructure companies. Ron joined Sprout in January 1998, and was part of the team that spun out of the Sprout Group (the venture capital affiliate of Credit-Suisse) in 2005 to form New Leaf. Prior to joining Sprout, Ron was a consultant with Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and then with The Health Care Group (a division of the Interpublic Group of companies) for a combined 4 years. His consulting work focused on strategic and operational engagements for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Prior to entering the consulting field, Ron held a number of sales and marketing positions for a combined 8 years with Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. Education Ron is a graduate of The Wharton School (M.B.A.) and Cornell University (B.S.). Board Affiliations Ron was the lead investor and served on the boards of Cerexa, Inc. and Aspreva Pharmaceuticals up until their recent acquisitions by Forest Laboratories and Gallenica Group, respectively. Ron has served on a number of other boards for companies in a broad range of healthcare sectors including biotech, laboratory services, health care information technology, and laboratory instrumentation. Board Seats Durata Therapeutics, Spine Wave, Stromedix URL http://nlvpartners.com 69
  • 70. Robert Huret, BS ’65 Founding Partner, FT Ventures Financial Software, Business Services San Francisco, CA Biography Bob co-founded FTVentures in 1998. He has 38 years of commercial banking and investment banking experience. Before establishing FTVentures, Bob was a senior consultant to Montgomery Securities, and was previously Senior Vice President Finance for Bank of California and Vice President Planning for First Chicago Corporation. Bob has participated in more than 100 bank and bank-related mergers, public offerings and joint ventures. Bob is also a founder of Newell Associates, a money management firm and Third Age Media, an internet portal. Bob‟s portfolio company board work includes Caplin Systems, Daylight Forensic & Advisory, Financial Engines, and Mavent. Education Bob received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard University. Board Affiliations Bob was previously a board member of Corillian (NASDAQ: CORI) and KVS (acquired by Veritas). Additionally, he is a board member of Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH). Bob serves as a trustee of Cornell University. URL http://www.ftventures.com/ 70
  • 71. Ed Hurwitz, AB ’94 Director, Alta Partners Pharmaceutical San Francisco, CA Biography Ed joined Alta in 2002 and is a Director in Alta BioPharma III and Alta Partners VIII. He is currently on the board of directors of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, Cara Therapeutics, FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, and MacroGenics and led Alta's investments in ChemoCentryx, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and Threshold Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Alta, Ed served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Affymetrix from 1997 to 2002. From 1994 to 1997, Ed was a biotechnology research analyst for Robertson Stephens & Company, and from 1992 to 1994, was a biotechnology research analyst for Smith Barney Shearson. From 1990 to 1992, Ed practiced commercial law at Cooley Godward LLP. Education Ed earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees in 1990 from the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt School of Law and Haas School of Business, respectively. Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Cornell University in 1985. URL http://altapartners.com/ 71
  • 72. Ben Jabbawy, BS ’08 Associate, GreatPoint Ventures Biotech Cambridge, MA Biography Ben is an associate at GreatPoint Ventures, focusing on business development and operations for early stage cleantech and biotech portfolio companies. Previously, Ben worked as an analyst at GreatPoint Energy, a venture-backed natural resource company, producing natural gas from clean coal. Ben has held positions at UBS Financial Services and Lux Research, a global market research firm focused on advanced technologies. While at Lux, he co-authored The Nanotech Report, a widely distributed reference guide for Fortune 500 companies and corporate investors. Education Ben received a B.S degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.greatpointventures.com/ 72
  • 73. Scott M. Johnson, BS ’87 Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures IT, Communications Boston, MA Biography Scott has fifteen years experience as a high tech entrepreneur and venture investor primarily in enterprise software and IT services. Prior to joining NAV, he was a co-founder and Managing Director of DFJ/NE. Before that he was the East Coast partner of the Cambridge Technology Capital Fund, cited by Venture Economics as one of the top performing post-IPO funds of 1999, where he oversaw investments in E.piphany, Silknet, Digital Think, and WebLogic. Before that, he founded InterSense, Inc., a 3D visualization technology company. Scott began his career as a software engineer and founding employee of Cambridge Technology Partners, a global systems integration and consulting company. Education Scott has a BS in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Board Affiliations Scott holds a seat on the Board of Directors of Context Web, Mok3, Maptuit and EnerNoc. URL http://www.newatlanticventures.com/ 73
  • 74. Andrew E. Jones, BS ’85, MS ’86 General Partner, Boulder Ventures Telecommunications, network infrastructure, software, Internet Baltimore, MD Biography Andrew E. Jones, a General Partner, has more than 20 years industry experience, including 10 years of venture capital experience and 10 years of operations experience. Prior to joining Boulder Ventures in late 1998, Mr. Jones worked at Grotech Capital Group. At Grotech, Mr. Jones was responsible for sourcing, due diligence and deal structuring of early-stage information technology investment opportunities. Prior to joining Grotech, Mr. Jones was with the Deloitte Consulting practice in Washington, D.C. At Deloitte, Mr. Jones was responsible for managing a broad range of management consulting engagements in the financial services and communications industries. Engagements included Operations Improvement, Strategic Planning, Industry and Competitive Analysis, M&A Due Diligence, Software and Vendor Analysis, and Financial Modeling. Prior to Deloitte Consulting, Mr. Jones was with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Jones began his career at Motorola, where he was an engineer in both the Applied Research and Cellular Infrastructure groups. At Motorola, Mr. Jones was responsible for developing new products and patents applicable to Motorola‟s cellular phones and portable pagers. Education Mr. Jones holds an MBA from the University of Chicago (1990: Specialization: Finance), a Master of Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (1986; Thesis: DSP-Based Communications Platform for Hearing-Impaired) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (1985; Specialization: Communications). Board Affiliations URL http://www.boulderventures.com/ 74
  • 75. Jon Kaiden BA’88 Managing Director, Sopris Capital Associates Healthcare and Technology Services New York, NY Biography Jon Kaiden is a principal and founding member of Sopris Capital, a private equity firm focusing on middle market investments in the healthcare and IT services industries. Before forming Sopris Capital in early 2002, Mr. Kaiden spent a number of years as an investment banker (Merrill Lynch, Cowen, Josephthal) focusing on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions for healthcare and technology companies. Prior to receiving his MBA, he practiced corporate and securities law at the New York law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Education Jon graduated from Cornell in 1988 with a degree in government. He received his MBA., with honors, phi beta kappa, from Columbia Business School in 1996, and a J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 1991. Board Affiliations His current Board responsibilities include Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc., SRS Software, Inc., Planet Payment, Inc., Mountain Temp Services LLC, Health Data Solutions Corp. and Nurses in Partnership, Inc. URL www.sopriscapital.com 75
  • 76. Habib Kairouz, BS ’88 Managing Partner, Rho Capital Partners, Inc., Information Technology New York, NY Biography Habib Kairouz is a Managing Partner of Rho Capital Partners, Inc., a New York based private equity firm with over $2 billion under management. Habib is a General Partner in Rho Ventures, the direct venture capital arm of Rho, focusing on early stage and growth investments in new media, information technology, telecommunication, alternative energy and healthcare companies. He is also a member of the Investment Committees of Rho Fund Investors, a global, diversified, private equity fund of funds as well as Rho Canada, an early stage venture capital fund focusing on companies in Canada. Habib has previously represented Rho Ventures on the boards of a number of portfolio companies that achieved successful liquidity events such as Answersoft (sold to Davox), iVillage (sold to NBC), Tripod (sold to Lycos), Tacoda (sold to Time Warner) and Yantra (sold to AT&T). He also currently sits on the boards of Innerwireless, Intralinks, ReachLocal, Travel Ad Network, Verified Person and Waterfront Media. Prior to joining Rho in 1993, Habib worked for five years in investment banking and leveraged buyouts with Reich & Co. and Jesup & Lamont. Education He received a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University. URL www.rho.com 76
  • 77. Brian Kannry, BS ’95 Associate, Court Square Ventures Communications and IT Charlottesville, VA Biography Brian Kannry joined the Court Square team in 2007, bringing over 12 years of experience in Finance, Technology, and Media. Previously, he held the position of Vice President in Merrill Lynch's Technology Investment Banking group in Palo Alto, California, as well as positions in Capital Markets and Equity Research for JPMorgan. His clients while at Merrill Lynch consisted of both Small Cap and Fortune 500 communications and technology companies, including Oracle, Apple, Hewlett Packard, JDS Uniphase, EDS, and EMC. Mr. Kannry served as Vice President of Business Development for Charlottesville-based startup and online media company Musictoday, in which Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) acquired a majority stake in 2006. Education He has authored multiple cases for the MBA program at the University of Virginia's Darden School and earned his BA in Government and International Relations from Cornell University. URL http://www.courtsquareventures.com/ 77
  • 78. Yana Karalnik, AB ’99 Compliance Officer, LMCG Private Equity Boston, MA Biography Yana works with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure regulatory and contractual compliance. She works on maintenance of Compliance Manual, and oversees daily compliance issues. Prior to joining LMCG, Yana worked at the Center for Global Finance at Pace University. She has over 4 years of experience. Education Yana holds a BA from Cornell University and a MA from Georgetown University. URL http://www.leemunder.com/ 78
  • 79. Eric Keller, BS ‘74 Chief Operating Officer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Operations and Finance Menlo Park, CA Biography Eric Keller joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as Chief Operating Officer in 2008. At KPCB, he brings operational and finance expertise to the firm and the entrepreneurs KPCB backs in green, digital, and life science technologies. Prior to KPCB, Eric was CEO of Movaris, a private software company providing a suite of financial governance applications, which merged with Trintech Group in early 2008. Previously, Eric served as chief financial officer for application service provider Corio, business communications company Aspect Communications, medical device manufacturer Ventritex and scientific instrument firm Dionex. At these companies, he counseled CEOs regarding business strategy, organizational and operational matters, and developed the teams and processes that enabled the companies to grow. Education He holds a BS degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Board Affiliations Eric currently serves on the board of directors at Shutterfly and, in 2006, was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk Magazine. URL http://www.kpcb.com 79
  • 80. Gavin Kim, BS ’97 Senior Associate, Advanced Technology Ventures Wireless Communication and Digital Media Palo Alto, CA Biography Gavin joined ATV in 2007 as a Senior Associate and focuses on investments in wireless, digital media, and enterprise software and infrastructure. Before joining ATV, Gavin was the Director of CDMA Strategic Planning and Account Operations at Motorola Mobile Devices Group where he led the Sprint Nextel account team for Motorola's CDMA device business. While at Motorola, Gavin helped to re-establish the company's CDMA device business with Sprint Nextel, after a three-year break, by launching a complete device portfolio with the carrier. He was also responsible for account portfolio planning and managing the introduction of emerging wireless technologies with Sprint. Prior to Motorola, Gavin was at PacketVideo, where he led regional sales to device OEM/ODMs and infrastructure providers in Asia Pacific, such as Samsung, LG, BenQ, HP, and Hwawei for the company's multimedia embedded software and server platform that optimizes multimedia over cellular networks. He has also previously held positions at Ascend Communications in the Bay Area in their service provider group and also served as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting in their Northeast Practice where he focused on telecommunications and financial services. Education Gavin holds an M.B.A., with honors, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S., cum laude, from Cornell University. URL http://www.atvcapital.com/ 80
  • 81. Michael Kim, AB ’90 Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners Communications, software, IT, Business and Information Services, Materials Science, Efficient Energy Redwood Shores, CA Biography Michael Kim is a Northern California partner of Rustic Canyon Partners, a $900 million private equity and venture capital firm based in Santa Monica. Michael joined Rustic Canyon Partners from Accelerator Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based partnership that invests in early stage technology companies. Formerly an investment banker, Michael was with Morgan Stanley‟s Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group in Menlo Park. Michael was directly involved with 27 announced transactions worth over $77 billion for such clients as Hewlett-Packard, Ciena, Seagate, Bay Networks, Netscape and Texas Instruments. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Michael was an associate at The Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC and also worked at IBM. Michael is the Chairman of Lead21, an organization that enables entrepreneurs to advocate free market public policy, and serves on the board of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco- based think tank that champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free market policy solutions. He is a Trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation, and the former Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Symphonix League of the San Francisco Symphony. In March 2004, Michael was appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco as a Trustee of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System, a $17 billion pension fund, where he presently serves as the President of the Board. Education He is an honors graduate of Cornell University, has an MS from the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Board Affiliations Michael is on the board of directors for the following Rustic Canyon portfolio companies: Archcom, Auxora, Azaire Networks, Capella, EM4, Insync, NanoNexus and TwoFish. URL http://www.rusticcanyon.com/ 81
  • 82. David Kimelberg, JD ’98 Vice President and General Counsel, SOFTBANK Capital High Growth Technology Newton Center, MA Biography Mr. Kimelberg joined SoftBank Capital in 2003 and has many years of experience in all aspects of business law, with an emphasis on counseling venture capital groups and businesses in numerous forms of financing and acquisition transactions. Mr. Kimelberg oversees all legal aspects of SoftBank Capital's portfolio company investments, fund operations and day-to-day activities. He is also responsible for legal matters associated with the SoftBank Group that manages substantially all of SoftBank's global activities outside of Japan. Prior to joining SoftBank, Mr. Kimelberg was a corporate attorney with the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag LLP, where he specialized in representing venture capital groups and emerging companies. He also previously practiced corporate and tax law with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP in New York City, and was a law clerk for the Honorable J. Michael Deasy of the United States Bankruptcy Court. Education Mr. Kimelberg received a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was also an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received a BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University. Mr. Kimelberg is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars. URL http://www.sbcap.com/ 82
  • 83. Gretchen Knoell, BS ’81 Partner, Lake Street Capital Communication Services, Software and Equipment, Healthcare IT San Francisco, CA Biography Ms. Knoell is a Partner with Lake Street Capital. Prior to co-founding Lake Street Capital in 2003, Ms. Knoell spent 18 years primarily in Investment Banking and Corporate Development focused in the Communication Services, Software and Equipment sectors and the Healthcare IT sectors. During this period, Ms. Knoell served as Vice President of Business Development at Digital Island Corporation, Senior Managing Director of Corporate Finance co-heading the West Coast Technology Group at Bear, Stearns, & Co. Inc. as well as Head of Corporate Finance at Punk, Ziegel & Knoell, a specialty investment bank committed to emerging growth companies which she co-founded in 1990. During her career as a banker, Ms. Knoell led the successful completion of billions of dollars of IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Knoell started her investment banking career in 1985 with Needham & Company. Prior to attending business school, Ms. Knoell was an engineer with Exxon Corporation. Ms. Knoell currently serves Cornell University as a Council Member of the Engineering College Advisory Council and as a member of the President‟s Council of Cornell Women. Education Ms. Knoell received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University. Board Affiliations Ms. Knoell serves on the Board of Directors of Nufern, Inc., Entrieva, Inc., Silicon Genesis Corporation and Sequence Design, Inc. which are LSC portfolio companies and she is a former board member for Frictionless Commerce, Inc. which was acquired by SAP. URL http://www.lakestreetcapital.com/ 83
  • 84. Peggy Koenig, BS ’78 Managing Partner, ABRY Partners Media Boston, MA Biography Peggy Koenig, Managing Partner, joined ABRY in 1993. She has been responsible for the sourcing, negotiation and oversight of numerous private equity transactions throughout the media sector, including radio broadcasting, business-to-business magazine and directory publishing, and couponing. From 1988 through 1992, Ms. Koenig was a partner and member of the board of directors of Sillerman Communications Management Corporation, a merchant bank making investments principally in the radio industry. She also has extensive media financing experience in industries including feature film production, cable television, and magazine publishing. Education Ms. Koenig received her MBA from the Wharton Business School, and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.abry.com/ 84
  • 85. Dr. Anja König, MS PhD ’00 Managing Director, Novartis Venture Funds Life Sciences Basel, Switzerland Biography Dr. Anja König is a Managing Director of the Novartis Venture Funds in Basel, Switzerland. Anja König is a Managing Director at the Novartis Venture Fund in the Basel office. She is active in Switzerland and Europe and also responsible for expanding the fund's presence to Asia Pacific. Before her appointment to the Novartis Venture Fund she held the position of assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Novartis. Prior to joining Novartis she was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co., a global consultancy, where she worked with companies in health care, pharmaceuticals, and biotech in the US, Europe and Emerging Markets. Education Anja König is a scientist by training and holds a PhD in physics from Cornell University. Portfolio Companies: MerLion Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd. (Board Seat); S*BIO Pte Ltd URL http://www.novartis-venturefunds.com/ 85
  • 86. Brian Bonchun Koo, Ph.D. ’95 Managing Partner/CEO, LG Venture Investment Technology, Communications, Software, Semiconductors, Display Seoul, South Korea Biography Dr. Brian Koo has been President & CEO of LGVI since 2003. Brian leads LGVI‟s investments in the software and internet sectors. Not only his experience as a management consultant and research economist, but also his background in economics and business development contributes significantly to the LGVI‟s knowledge base. Prior to joining LGVI, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for strategy and marketing development projects for financial and manufacturing companies. He also successfully led and advised the engagement which resulted in one of the largest M&A deals for a Korean state-owned enterprise. He also worked on client matters such as building web-based real estate portal services and the establishment of an Internet banking strategy. Prior to joining McKinsey, he had ventured for 4 years at the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a state-owned economic institute, in which he conducted projects in corporate restructuring, business insolvency and conglomerate policy. Education Brian holds a BA degree in Economics from Seoul National University and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. Board Affiliations He is currently on the Board of Directors of KVCA (Korean Venture Capital Association) as Vice Chairman. URL http://www.lginvest.com/ 86
  • 87. Jordan Kramer, AB ’93 Venture Manager, Kaiser Permanente Ventures Health Care Oakland, CA Biography Jordan is responsible for venture investment analysis, evaluation, and transaction execution. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente Ventures in 2006, Jordan spent three years as the Director of Finance and Development for BUILD, an educational non-profit using entrepreneurship to inspire at-risk high-school students to go to college. Additionally, Jordan spent four years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and Cambridge Strategic Management Group. Jordan's clients included alternative asset investors, financial services companies, and venture funded start-ups. Education Jordan holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from Cornell University and an international MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies and Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. URL http://www.kpventures.com/ 87
  • 88. Marlene Krauss, BA ’65 Healthcare, Life Sciences Managing Director, KBL Healthcare Ventures New York City, NY Biography Dr. Krauss co-founded KBL Healthcare, Inc. in 1991. She has over 10 years clinical experience as a physician and over 27 years experience in healthcare-focused public and private equity investing. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a specialty in vitreo-retinal surgery. From 1979 to 1986, she completed her clinical training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the Harvard Surgical Service at the Deaconess Hospital, the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and New York Hospital. From 1986 to 1989, she was a clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at Cornell Medical College and was engaged in the private practice of ophthalmology. Dr. Krauss co-founded and was Chairperson and CEO of KBL Healthcare Acquisition Corporation and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Concord Health Group Inc. She also co- founded and was until September 1997 Chairperson of the Board of Cambridge Heart, Inc. In 1999, she co-founded Lumenos, Inc. and serves on its board. She previously served on the Ventures Advisory Committee of the Brigham and Women‟s Hospital. She is a director of the Associates of Harvard Business School and the recipient of the 1996 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. She was the second female MBA graduate to have won this prestigious award, which has been granted since 1968. She is also a founding member of the President‟s Council of Cornell Women and the Harvard Business School Women‟s Association. Education Dr. Krauss received a BA degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, and an MD degree from Harvard Medical School. Board Affiliations URL http://www.kblhealthcare.com/ 88
  • 89. Nobu Kumagai, MBA ’01 Senior Venture Partner, JAIC Ventures Wireless Technologies, MEMS, Semiconductors, Games Palo Alto, CA Biography Nobu Kumagai joined JAIC Ventures, the largest independent venture capital and private equity group in Japan, in April 2007 where he is responsible for managing the Advanced-Technology Venture Fund primarily focused on U.S., Japanese and Asia Pacific growth capital opportunities. Nobu's industry expertise spreads in wireless communication platform technologies, semiconductors, MEMS and games. Nobu is based both in Palo Alto, U.S. and in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining JAIC Ventures, Nobu previously spent a decade in investment banking mainly in the Equity Capital Markets Group covering the Telecom, Media and Technology Industry with intensive track record in bringing client companies going public. He was a Vice President at HSBC in Tokyo, Japan where he led numerous IPO and M&A transactions for both Japanese and overseas companies. Prior to HSBC, He was an Associate at Lehman Brothers‟ Investment Banking Division. He also worked as a strategy consultant orchestrating alliance and strategic initiatives between Silicon-valley startups and blue-chip Japanese corporations in the US, Japan & Greater China. Education He received a B.A. in Economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Board Affiliations He currently serves as a board director of Ecrio, and as a board observer for Virtus Advanced Sensors. URL www.jaic-vc.co.jp www.jaicamerica.com 89
  • 90. Jeremy Lack, BS ‘98 Principal, New Leaf Venture Partners New York, NY Biography Jeremy Lack is a Principal at New Leaf Venture Partners, having rejoined NLV in 2009. Jeremy initially started at NLV as an Associate in 2005, and joined ORION Healthcare Equity Partners as a Partner in 2008. Previously, he was an Associate at Oxford Bioscience Partners, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Director of Strategic Planning at the New York City Department of Education. Education Jeremy earned his doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. URL http://nlvpartners.com 90
  • 91. Gerry Langeler, BA ’72 General Partner, OVP Ventures Nanotech, Software, Communications, Internet, Biotechnology Kirkland, WA Biography Gerry joined OVP in 1992 and focuses on investments in semiconductors, software, imaging and digital biology. His investments include Captivate Network, Collaborative Software Initiative, djangos.com, 800.com, Elekom, Foundstone, Max-Viz, Now Software, Portland Software, Preview Systems, Surplus Software, TView, Unify, Vascular Solutions, Viral Logic Systems, and Webridge. Prior to joining OVP, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in 1981 where he served as President, and over 11 years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix. He is the author of The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, 3/92). He also authored a chapter in Venture Capital Best Practices, Aspatore Books, 2005. Education Gerry received his AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard University. Board Affiliations Gerry currently serves on the Board of Directors of Collaborative Software Initiative, Max-Viz, Viral Logic Systems. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Highway 12 Ventures in Boise, Idaho. URL http://www.ovp.com/ 91
  • 92. Robert Langer Co-Founder, Partner, Puretech Ventures Life Sciences Boston , MA Biography Dr. Langer is a co-founder and Partner of PureTech Ventures. Dr. Langer is known for his groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of polymer chemistry, controlled drug delivery, and tissue engineering. He is one of 13 Institute Professors (the highest honor awarded to a faculty member) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Langer has written over 950 articles and also has more than 600 issued or pending patents worldwide, one of which was cited as the outstanding patent in Massachusetts in 1988 and one of 20 outstanding patents in the United States. Dr. Langer has received nearly 150 major awards. In 2007, he received the 2006 United States National Medal of Science. In 2002, he received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers and the world's most prestigious engineering prize, from the National Academy of Engineering. He is also the only engineer to receive the Gairdner Foundation International Award; 68 recipients of this award have subsequently received a Nobel Prize. Among numerous other awards, Dr. Langer has received are the Dickson Prize for Science (2002), Heinz Award for Technology, Economy and Employment (2003), the Harvey Prize (2003), the John Fritz Award (2003) (given previously to inventors such as Thomas Edison and Orville Wright), the General Motors Kettering Prize for Cancer Research (2004), the Dan David Prize in Materials Science (2005) and the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research (2005), the largest prize in the U.S. for medical research. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 1998, he received the Lemelson-MIT prize, the world's largest prize for invention for being “one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine.” In 1989 Dr. Langer was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 1992 he was elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and to the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of very few people ever elected to all three United States National Academies and the youngest in history (at age 43) to ever receive this distinction. Forbes Magazine (1999) and BioWorld (1990) have named Dr. Langer as one of the 25 most important individuals in biotechnology in the world. Discover Magazine (2002) named him as one of the 20 most important people in this area. Forbes Magazine (2002) selected Dr. Langer as one of the 15 innovators world wide who will reinvent our future. Time Magazine and CNN (2001) named Dr. Langer as one of the 100 most important people in America and one of the 18 top people in science or medicine in America. Dr. Langer has served, at various times, on 15 boards of directors and 30 Scientific Advisory Boards of such companies as Wyeth, Alkermes, Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals, Warner-Lambert, and Momenta Pharmaceuticals. 92
  • 93. Education Dr. Langer has received honorary doctorates from Yale University, the ETH (Switzerland), the Technion (Israel), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), the University of Liverpool (England), the University of Nottingham (England), Albany Medical College, the Pennsylvania State University, Northwestern University and Uppsala University (Sweden). He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University in 1970 and his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974, both in Chemical Engineering. URL http://www.puretechventures.com/ 93
  • 94. Cliff Lardin, BA ’06, MBA ’07 Principal, Cayuga Venture Fund Ithaca, NY Biography Cliff Lardin, Principal, is an experienced engineer and dedicated entrepreneur. His management experience includes serving as CEO of Cyan Data Systems, LLC; Founder and VP of Systems at MiniGram.com; founder of Bright Island, LLC; and Director of PC Programming at Flowers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FLO). In addition, Cliff has worked as a Senior Software Developer for ChemSW, Inc; and as a Senior Engineer at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSEA). Cliff also volunteers his time as President of New York State Early Music Association and its period instrument ensemble, NYS Baroque. Education Cliff studied Computer Science and English at Amherst College from 1993-1995, and Cornell University from 2004-2007. He received his BA in English with Distinction in all Subjects from Cornell in 2006 and his MBA from Cornell‟s Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2007. Board Affiliations URL http://www.cvf.biz/ 94
  • 95. Michele Law, BS ’92 Principal, Greylock Partners Communications, IT San Mateo, CA Biography Michele Law joined Greylock as an Associate in the fall of 2000 and was promoted to Principal in 2003. Prior to Greylock, Michele was a lead hardware engineer at Sun Microsystems specializing in the design and development of RF and digital board products for Sun‟s workstation and graphic product lines and was co-inventor on two technical patents. While at Sun, she also held program management and product marketing roles. In addition, Michele was an analog chip designer at IBM and an associate at the investment bank Robertson Stephens where she executed IPO transactions in the eBusiness and Internet infrastructure technology space. Education Michele holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.greylock.com/ 95
  • 96. Douglas Leone, BS ’79 General Partner, Sequoia Capital Menlo Park, CA Biography Douglas Leone is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital focusing on internet and communication investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Doug held sales and sales management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Prime Computer. Education Douglas has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, and an MS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Board Affiliations URL http://www.sequoiacap.com/ 96
  • 97. Nisa Leung Lin, BS ’92 Qiming Ventures, Venture Partner Shanghai, China Biography Nisa is a Venture Partner with Qiming Ventures. She is also founder and Managing Director of Biomedic Holdings, with businesses and investments spanning from specialty medical devices, pharmaceuticals, health care services to other health care related services in China. Prior to joining Qiming, Nisa was Venture Partner of PacRim Ventures in Menlo Park, and was previously with Mobius Venture Capital in Mountain View, CA. Nisa was also a steering committee member of Center for the Future of China, an independent applied research think tank jointly established by Beijing University and Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley. Education Nisa studied computer science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and holds a bachelor degree in Management from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Board Affiliations Nisa currently serves on the Board of Directors for Biomedic Holdings and affiliated companies, American Cancer Centers, Cardiva Medical, Young Entrepreneurial Development Council, Cornell University Councilor, member of Cornell Life Sciences Advisory Board and President‟s Council of Cornell Women among other professional involvements. URL http://www.qimingventures.com/ 97
  • 98. Quinn Li, MBA ’03 Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures Wireless Technologies and Applications, San Diego, CA Biography Quinn Li is an investment manager at QUALCOMM Ventures. In this role, Quinn is responsible for leading investment activities in technology and applications related to wireless communications. Quinn has over ten years of experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry and has worked in various engineering and management capacities at Lucent, Broadcom and IBM. At Lucent, he played a lead role in 3G CDMA technology development and standardization efforts. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, he was a product manager with IBM Microelectronics, responsible for several ASIC offerings and business development activities in China. Education Quinn has a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Cornell University, and holds several patents in wireless communications. Board Affiliations. Quinn serves as a board observer of A123 Systems, Digit Wireless, Discera and InvenSense. URL http://www.qualcomm.com/ 98
  • 99. Richard M. Lucash, JD ’74 Partner, Lawrence Associates Legal, Angel Investor Boston, MA Biography Prior to joining Lawrence Associates, Mr. Lucash founded the law firm of Lucash, Gesmer and Updegrove, where he was a senior partner and served on the Compensation Committee. Most recently, he was a senior partner with the law firm of Eckert Seamans in the Business Division. Mr. Lucash has focused on organizational, capital formation, founder and management compensation and other legal and business issues for high technology companies, and has advised the organizations and individuals who invest in those companies. He has been actively involved with the venture capital community. His involvement with raising capital includes his formation of the LaunchPad angel investment group. Mr. Lucash‟s experience includes working with companies involved in a wide range of technologies, including computer software and medical device companies, Internet-based electronic commerce and interactive media businesses, and nanotechnology applications. He has long been an active member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, for which he chairs the Steering Committee of the Access to Capital group. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. Education Mr. Lucash holds an AV® (highest) rating for attorneys from Martindale-Hubbell. He holds a J.D. from the Cornell University Law School, and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Board Affiliations Mr. Lucash is a Director of the Launchpad investment group and is a member of the Board of Advisors of several companies URL http://www.lawrenceassociates.com/ 99
  • 100. Dirk Lupberger, MBA ’87 Venture Partner, PolyTechnos Venture-Partners IT, Communications, Materials, Life Sciences, Technology, Energy Munich, Germany Biography Prior to joining PolyTechnos in 2002, Dirk spent 14 years with Siemens and held a number of management positions including president and CEO of Siemens Venture Capital. As the CFO of Siemens Mobile in Shanghai, Dirk managed the growth of the unit from 60 to 1,200 employees. Dirk has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East, and specializes in information technology and communications, and its interfaces with medical solutions. Dirk was a board member of a number of technology start-ups including XPE (now PacketExchange), where he guided the company‟s European expansion and merger. Education Dirk received his law degree and his PhD from the University of Munich and holds an MBA from the Johnson School of Graduate Management at Cornell University. Board Affiliations. He has served on venture capital advisory boards such as TVM (Germany) and Millennium Materials (Israel). URL http://www.polytechnos.com/ 100
  • 101. Mike Lyons, BS ’64, AEP ’65 Venture Partner, ePlanet Ventures Software/NanoTech/Cleantech Redwood City, CA Biography Mike Lyons is a Venture Partner in the Silicon Valley office. He was previously a Managing Partner and co-founder of Zilkha Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital partnership focused on seed and first round investments in technology companies. Mr. Lyons was a founding investor, CEO, and director of Informed Diagnostics, SafeView, and Future Point Systems. He recently sold SafeView, Inc., a spinout of Battelle/PNNL, to L3 Communications, Inc. Concurrently, he is a Consulting Associate Professor at the Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering. Serving in that position since 1989, he co-developed the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and founded Technology Venture Formation, one of the most highly rated courses in the School of Engineering. He is also a consulting professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. From 1980 to 1991, he was a co-founder, a Vice-President, and a Director of Integrated Systems Inc., a leading implementer of high-performance real-time control systems for aircraft, automotive, and manufacturing applications. Education Mr. Lyons received a Bachelors and Masters (equivalent) in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, an MSEE from Stanford in 1966, and an MBA, wuith Distinction, from the Pepperdine Presidential/Key Executive Program in 1988. He is a graduate of the Stanford/AEA Institute for the Management of High Technology Companies and a Price-Babson Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education. Board Affiliations Mr. Lyons is Chairman of Future Point Systems and serves on the boards of Real-Time Innovations, Packaged Business Solutions, and JazzMasters Workshops, a non-profit. URL http://www.eplanetventures.com/ 101
  • 102. Deepak Malik, MBA ’95 Managing Director, Black River Advisors India Private Limited Health & Nutrition, Biotech, Industrial Technology, IT New Delhi, India Biography Deepak Malik is a Managing Director of Black River Advisors India Private Limited., a subsidiary of Black River Asset Management LLC (Black River), a global asset management company with $11 billion of assets under management. From 2000-2007, Deepak was a co-founder & Managing Director of Cargill Ventures, a venture capital fund associated with Cargill Inc. Deepak led the investment strategy around software, business process services and currently serves on the Boards of KPIT Cummins (KPIT), Outsource Partners International (OPI), Microland, OB10, Informance and Intalio. Deepak‟s past investments include IndX Software (acq. by Siemens), FIMI (acq. by DTN), and Grand Central (acq. by Google). He also led and oversees Cargill Ventures‟ investments in Sequoia Capital India and GEM Investment Advisors. Following six years in Silicon Valley with Cargill Ventures, Deepak relocated to New Delhi, India to provide regional oversight of several cross-border investments and to capitalize on growth equity investment opportunities. Prior to Cargill Ventures, Deepak worked in Cargill's Strategy and Business Development Group where he managed corporate strategies and mergers & acquisitions within the petroleum, natural gas, electricity, grain & oilseeds trading and meat industries. Prior to this assignment, Deepak spent a year as manager of international sales for Cargill's fertilizer division. Earlier in his career, he was an investment associate with Merrill Lynch. Education Deepak holds a B.A. in Economics from Delhi University, a M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs. Board Affiliations Deepak serves on the Boards of KPIT, Informance, Intalio, Outsourced Partners Int‟l (OPI), Open Business Exchange (OBE) and Microland. URL www.black-river.com 102
  • 103. Bill McAleer, BS ’73, MBA ’75 Managing Director, Voyager Capital Enterprise Software, Internet, Wireless Seattle, WA Biography Bill brings to Voyager over 30 years of business experience and 18 years of senior executive and equity financing experience in the information technology industry. Bill has participated on the boards of 18 companies, including 13 portfolio companies, focusing on business software and services, digital media, and wireless. Seven portfolio companies, Amplitude, Clear Commerce, Kadiri, Netpodium, SeeCommerce, Valchemy and Tegic, were sold for exits. Prior to co-founding Voyager in 1997, Bill was President of e.liance Partners, a consulting firm that advised information technology companies on strategy, venture financing and corporate partnering. He served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Aldus from 1988 to 1994, when the company‟s revenues grew from $39 to $240 million. He was responsible for global finance, legal, operations, and acquisition activities, including completing the merger with Adobe in 1994. He also served as a senior executive with Westin Hotels from 1979 to 1987. Bill is active in several industry organizations, including serving as a director for the Washington Software Alliance. He is the chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Cornell University‟s Johnson Graduate School of Business and a member of the Cornell Council. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and panels. Education Bill earned a BS and an MBA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the boards of Attenex, Melodeo and Yapta. He also sits on the board of Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT), a public technology company with over $500 million in revenues. URL http://www.voyagercapital.com/ 103
  • 104. Kevin McGovern, BS ’70 Chairman & CEO, McGovern Capital Technology, Intellectual Property, Communications New York City, NY Biography Kevin McGovern is chairman and chief executive officer of McGovern Capital LLC, which provides intellectual property rights strategy that originates, funds, structures and implements capital formation, joint ventures and business alliances. He is the principal of McGovern & Associates which specializes in corporate law and intellectual property strategy. He is also Chairman of Angstrom Publishing LLC. Mr. McGovern is a Fellow of the Foresight Institute, a trustee at The Brunswick School and has served as chair of both the Educational Task Force of Southwest Connecticut and the Special Gifts Committee of the Greenwich United Way. He is the co-chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides college scholarships to the children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Kevin McGovern is a Cornell University Trustee (Co-Chairman of Technology/IP Committee) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cornell Research Foundation. He serves as the Co-Chairman of the Technology Transfer Committee of the Life Sciences Advisory Board, as a member of the Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise & Commercialization, and is a member of the School of Hotel Administration‟s recently established Advisory Board in Singapore. He also serves on the Executive Council for the Cornell Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has been chosen as the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007. Mr. McGovern has served as a member of the Cornell University Council‟s Administrative Board and he is a founding member of the Cornell Club-New York. He is on the Executive Committee of the Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Council, the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council, the Athletics Advisory Council, and the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council. A frequent lecturer at the Johnson School, he was the keynote speaker at the School‟s Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Symposium. Mr. and Mrs. McGovern frequently host events for the University, including an annual dinner in Florida for the President and high-level alumni. They established the McGovern Family Scholarship for athletes in the College of Arts and Sciences and have made significant commitments to the Athletics Campaign, the Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise (EPE) 104
  • 105. Founders‟ Fund, and White Hall. On May 24, 2006, the McGoverns celebrated their Foremost Benefactor ceremony on campus along with the dedication of the McGovern Fields on Game Farm Road. Mr. and Mrs. McGovern have a daughter, Ashley, who is a transfer student in the College of Arts & Sciences, and a son, Jarrett, who is a 2003 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences and was a four-year member of the Big Red lacrosse team. The McGoverns reside in Greenwich, Connecticut and have a home in Palm Beach, Florida. Education Mr. McGovern has a law degree from St. John‟s University School of Law and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a graduate of Cornell University. Board Affiliations Mr. McGovern is a Fellow of the Foresight Institute which focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions. He is a member of the Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania Bars and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Section on Corporations. Mr. McGovern is also the Co-Chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides college scholarships to the children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. He has served on the Cornell University Trustee Council, Administrative Board. He is a Founder, Cornell Club NYC, and is a member of the Cornell Advisory Council, Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise (EPE Executive Committee), the Arts and Sciences School Council, and the Athletic Council. Mr. McGovern was the keynote speaker at the Johnson Graduate School of Management‟s Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Symposium and is a frequent lecturer at the school. URL http://www.mcgoverncapital.com/ 105
  • 106. William McMaster, AB ’98 Principal, Primus Capital Funds Private Equity Cleveland, OH Biography William McMaster joined Primus in 2008. Prior to joining Primus, Mr. McMaster was a Vice President at Waud Capital Partners ("WCP"), a private equity firm based in Chicago, where he was actively involved in the firms' investments in Acadia Healthcare Company, LLC and CarePoint Partners, LLC. Prior to WCP, Mr. McMaster worked for National City Equity Partners (“NCEP”) in Cleveland where he was responsible for the origination, analysis, due diligence and execution of a variety of private equity and mezzanine investments. Prior to NCEP, Mr. McMaster was with Banc One Capital Markets, where he worked in the firm's merchant banking group. Education Mr. McMaster received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. URL http://www.primuscapital.com/ 106
  • 107. Chip Meakem, BA ’93 General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners Internet, New Media Waltham, MA Biography Chip Meakem has more than a decade of entrepreneurial and investing experience in the information technology industry that includes creating one of the first Web advertising networks in 1996 and leading the early-stage financing for in-game advertising pioneer, Massive Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft. Chip joined Kodiak from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham, where he was Managing Director. Prior to entering the investment community, Chip was a successful entrepreneur. During this time he served as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at N2K Inc., a leading online music retailer, where he was responsible for strategic distribution partnerships with all major portals. Earlier, he was one of the first employees at Interactive Imaginations, a predecessor to 24/7 Media, Inc. At Interactive Imaginations, Chip created the Commonwealth Network (launched in Q1, 1996), one of the Internet‟s first advertising networks, building it from a concept to a large scale web media product with over 10,000 sites. Interactive Imaginations eventually became 24/7 Media, went public in 1998. Chip was also a personal seed investor in FreeMarkets Inc., which made its IPO in December 1999 and peaked at $12B market cap. Education Chip holds a BA from Cornell University, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team, and an MBA from Columbia University. Board Affiliations He is currently on the Board of Directors of Hanger Network; iAmplify; LiveGamer; and WeatherTrends. He also serves as an observer to the board of directors of portfolio company, Wireless China. While at DFJ Gotham, Chip led investments and served on the boards of ContextWeb, LiveAdvice (acquired by Ingenio), Massive Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), NanoOpto, Pantero (acquired by Progress Software), Practical Engineering, Q-Link Technologies (acquired by Adobe Systems), and Quantiva (acquired by NetScout Systems). URL http://www.kodiakvp.com/ 107
  • 108. Daniel H. Miller, BS ’78 Managing Director, Roda Group Communications, Software, Internet Berkeley, CA Biography Dan Miller is Managing Director of the Roda Group. He is the former president of Ask Jeeves, Inc., a Roda Group affiliate company. He is currently working with a number of Roda Group affiliated companies to assist them with their business development efforts. At the end of 1994, Mr. Miller retired from his position as Executive Vice President of TCSI Corporation (Nasdaq: TCSI), a company he co-founded with his Roda Group partner, Roger Strauch. Mr. Miller retired from the Board of Directors of TCSI in June of 1997. TCSI is a leading provider of integrated software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. Prior to TCSI, Mr. Miller was a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft‟s Space and Communications Group where he was responsible for designing communications payloads for commercial communications satellites. He holds three patents in the areas of compression technology and wireless communications systems. With Mr. Strauch, he helped establish the Ask Jeeves Planetarium at the Chabot Space and Science Center, in Oakland, California and the Roda Theatre at the Berkeley Reparatory Theatre. Education Mr. Miller received his BS in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Board Affiliations Mr. Miller sits on the Board of several Roda Group companies. Mr. Miller is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chabot Space & Science Center. He is also a member of Cornell University‟s School of Electrical Engineering Advisory Board. URL http://www.rodagroup.com/ 108
  • 109. Matt Miller, BA ’85 Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital Digital Media, Software, Hosted Services San Francisco, CA Biography Matt Miller has 19 years of management experience, including 14 years at Silicon Valley software companies. He has over 8 years of experience as an officer of a public company or CEO of a private company. Matt joined Walden from Moai Technologies, a Walden portfolio company. As CEO of Moai, Matt helped build revenues to over $14 million and focused the company on enterprise customers. Before Moai, Matt served as Vice President & General Manager at Remedy Corporation, where he managed a division with over $175 million in revenue and 200 employees in Engineering, Marketing, and Business Development. He has also served as Vice President of Marketing at both Remedy and Gupta Corporation and Director of Marketing at Oracle Corporation and Versant Object Technology Corporation. At Oracle, he was a part of the small Desktop division team that developed and launched the first database server running on an Intel chip in 1989. Before coming to Silicon Valley, Matt also held positions in sales and marketing at Warner Lambert and Allied Stores. Education Matt received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of H5 Technologies, Ignite Technologies, and Palamida and an observer on the Board of Directors of VitalStream (VSHI.OB). In addition, he is a director of the Portola Valley Schools Foundation. URL http://www.waldenvc.com/ 109
  • 110. Ray Mirza, BA ’90 General Partner, East River Ventures IT, Business Services, Healthcare New York City, NY Biography Ray has over 13 years experience in strategy, operations, technology and finance across both the technology and healthcare verticals. At East River, he has had a critical role in sourcing, structuring, and financing several current portfolio companies. He has taken operating and finance roles in many of these companies. Before East River, Ray spent close to a decade in management and operations consulting for Deloitte Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and JP MorganChase where he managed large-scale engagements within the financial services, media, and technology industries. He was also a summer associate in the mergers and acquisitions group at Robertson Stephens. Education Ray holds a BA in Economics and Government from Cornell University, a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University, and an MBA in Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School. Board Affiliations URL http://eastrivervc.com/home.htm 110
  • 111. Ravi Mohan, BS ’89 Managing Director, Shasta Ventures Software, Technology Menlo Park, CA Biography Ravi Mohan has focused his entire career on the software business. Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, Ravi was a general partner at Battery Ventures where he led eight investments and served on the boards of 12 software and technology-enabled service companies. Prior to joining Battery Ventures, Ravi built transaction-processing systems at Accenture, sold and implemented packaged software applications for Hyperion Software Corporation, and ran MIC, a software development firm based in India focused on business intelligence. Ravi also spent time at McKinsey & Company working with consumer packaged goods companies. Education Ravi has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Ravi is very active in entrepreneurial circles and helped found the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA) to leverage entrepreneurial activities between India and America. In addition, he is an active Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). URL http://shastaventures.com/ 111
  • 112. Howard Morgan, Ph.D. ’68 First Round Capital, Partner Philadelphia, PA Biography Dr. Morgan was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985. He has been a Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School. During his academic career he served as an editor of Communications of the ACM, Management Science, Transactions on Office Information Systems and Transactions on Database Systems. His research on user interface technology, and on optimization of computer networks led to his bringing the ARPAnet to Philadelphia in 1974. As a result of this early participation in the internet, he advised many corporate and government agencies on the uses of electronic and voice mail, implementing it throughout the Wharton School in the mid 1970s. From 1983 to 1989, he served as President of Renaissance Technologies Corp. in New York, where he supervised venture capital investments in high technology companies. He was a founding board member and technical advisor of Franklin Electronic Publishers, one of the first manufacturers of personal computers. He has been an active consultant and speaker to users and vendors in the information systems area for more than 30 years, and has worked with many of the Fortune 100 companies and numerous government agencies. Since 1989, he has been President of the Arca Group, Inc., nurturing early stage companies and taking them from seed stage through initial public offerings. He has also served as CEO of Kentek and Franklin during various turnover or transitional periods. Education Dr. Morgan received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1968, and a B.S. in physics from City College of the City University of New York in 1965. Board Affiliations Dr. Morgan serves as a Director of Idealab, where he was a founding investor in 1996. He also serves on a number of public company Boards, including Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Segue Software Corporation, and Unitronix Corp. He is also Chairman or a member of the board of numerous private companies including CarsDirect.com, Partsearch Technology, Energy Innovations, MagicWorks LLC, and Planalytics, Inc. URL http://www.firstround.com/ 112
  • 113. Jonathan Mork, BS ’86, MBA ’87 Investment Committee Officer, Millennium Hanson Technology Marina del Rey, CA Biography Jonathan Mork is a preIPO merchant banker specializing in corporate strategy. His experience includes being the lead Wall Street strategy advisor to China Internet since 1995, culminating with the company‟s subsidiary spin-off IPO of Chinadotcom in 1999. Jonathan is the president of Millennium Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based merchant banking firm which is the managing partner of Millennium Hanson. Jonathan serves on the board of Roth Capital Partners, a leading underwriter for SmallCap companies and a fellow partner in Millennium Hanson. Education Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree (1986) and MBA (1987) at Cornell University, receiving distinction, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Board Affiliations URL http://www.millhanson.com/ 113
  • 114. Venkatesh Natarajan, MBA ’02 Investments Director, Lok Capital New Delhi, India Biography Venky Natarajan has almost 15 years of work experience in engineering and investment. Prior to joining Lok, Venky served in various positions at Intel and Intel Capital, including product manager and strategic investment manager. As a strategic investment manager he was responsible for sourcing, due-diligence, structuring, negotiating, closing and monitoring of Intel Capital‟s venture investments. He assisted portfolio companies with issues concerning executive recruitment, market positioning, global strategy, fund raising, financial analysis, competitive analysis and strategic relationships. Education Venky holds an MBA from Cornell University, a Master‟s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelor‟s in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Annamalai University, India. Board Affiliations URL http://www.lokcapital.com/ 114
  • 115. Michael J. Nowak, AB ’82 Managing Director, Yorkville Advisors High Tech Investment Jersey City, NJ Biography Michael recently joined Yorkville Advisors to bolster their high tech investment group, bringing with him a long track record of private transactions in early and mid-stage technology firms. Working closely with the leadership team, Michael will lead efforts to develop and bring innovative financing products and services to the venture and private equity community. This work will help to keep Yorkville Advisors at the vanguard of the convergence of the venture capital, private equity and hedge fund worlds by bringing superior financing structures to the marketplace. Prior to joining Yorkville Advisors, Michael was a General Partner leading the US IT investment office for a billion dollar Euro-US venture fund, TVM Capital. He has invested in and sat on numerous Boards of Directors of early-stage high tech ventures on both Coasts, from software to semiconductors, where market and business creation have been the key challenges. He also has entrepreneurial, business development and investment experience from work as a co-founder of the Xerox Venture Lab at Xerox PARC and CEO of multiple PARC spinouts, as a VP Business Development for an emerging high tech consulting practice at McKinsey & Co., and as a Manager of two $100M investment programs at the Advanced Technology Program at NIST, US Deptartment of Commerce. Education Michael earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked as a post-doctoral scientist at Bell Labs (Bellcore), Princeton University, and at the CEA research labs in Saclay, France. He received his BA in Physics from Cornell University. URL http://www.yorkvilleadvisors.com 115
  • 116. Henry (Huck) O’Connor, BA ’88 Managing Director, Orix Venture Finance Telecommunications, network infrastructure, software, Internet McLean, VA Biography Mr. O‟Connor is a Managing Director with ORIX Venture Finance responsible for sourcing and overseeing the firm‟s investments in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. and Europe. He joined ORIX Venture Finance in June 2005 and has originated and managed over $150 million in new investments across fifteen companies in these regions. He has sixteen years of transactions experience, and has raised over $18 billion in debt and equity capital for both public and private companies. Prior to joining ORIX, Mr. O‟Connor worked at BIA Capital Strategies, an investment banking boutique, where he focused on private debt and equity financings for companies serving the media and telecommunications industries. Prior to BIA Capital, Mr. O‟Connor worked in the media investment banking group of CIBC World Markets, and has also worked in media and telecommunications investment banking for Banc of America Securities and Salomon Smith Barney. During his banking career, Mr. O‟Connor has raised public and private capital for companies ranging in size from publicly traded diversified entertainment companies to private, family-owned businesses. Prior his investment banking career, Mr. O‟Connor was an attorney most recently with Latham and Watkins, where he specialized in the structuring and financing of leveraged buy-outs, and media and telecom mergers and acquisitions. Education Mr. O‟Connor received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA degree, with distinction, from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.orixventurefinance.com/ 116
  • 117. Walter Olesiak, MBA ’02 Investment Partner, Mitsui & Co. Life Sciences San Francisco, CA Biography Mr. Olesiak is an Investment Partner with MCVP, focused on investments in the biotech and life sciences space. Most recently Mr. Olesiak was a Director with Cambridge Pharma Consultancy where he worked with pharmaceutical and biotech clients to address issues of market access for new products and technologies, to ensure consideration of the commercial value of products in strategic planning and to guide development of pricing and reimbursement strategies specific to the dynamics of different country markets. Prior to Cambridge, Mr. Olesiak spent close to ten years in Japan, initially with Genzyme Japan and later with SRL Incorporated. During his tenure in Japan he had responsibilities spanning business development, corporate strategy, contract negotiation and corporate partnering. Education Mr. Olesiak is a cum laude graduate in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and holds an MBA from the Johnson School of Cornell University. URL http://www.mitsuivp.com/ 117
  • 118. Adele Cirone Oliva, MBA ’93 Partner, Quaker BioVentures Philadelphia, PA Biography Adele Oliva joined Quaker BioVentures as Partner in June 2007. Previously, she was a partner at Apax Partners where she co-led the US Healthcare Group, focusing on specialty pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to joining Apax in 1997, Oliva held positions in marketing and business development with Baxter Healthcare‟s Cardiovascular and I.V. Systems divisions. Oliva also worked at CoreStates Financial Corp. as a commercial lending officer and senior financial analyst. Education Oliva received a B.Sc. in Finance from St. Joseph University, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Cornell University where she was awarded an Albert Fried Fellowship. Board Affiliations Oliva‟s current board Responsibilities include EKR Therapeutics, Esprit Pharma, Prometheus Labs, and SkinMedica. URL http://www.quakerbio.com/ 118
  • 119. Doug Onsi, BS ’90 Venture Partner, HealthCare Ventures LLC Life Sciences Cambridge, MA Biography Doug Onsi is a Venture Partner of HealthCare Ventures. Prior to joining HealthCare Ventures in 2007, he served as Vice President, Campath Product Operations & Oncology Portfolio Management and as Vice President, Business Development at Genzyme Corporation. Before joining Genzyme, Mr. Onsi was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Business Development of TolerRx, Inc., a company in which HealthCare Ventures was the lead investor. Prior to TolerRx, he held a senior business development position at LeukoSite, Inc., another HealthCare Ventures portfolio company, which was merged with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has also practiced corporate law at Bingham Dana LLP. Education Mr. Onsi received his J.D. degree from University of Michigan Law School and B.S. degree in biology from Cornell University. URL http://www.hcven.com/ 119
  • 120. Jeffrey P. Parker, BS ’65, MS ’66, MBA ’70 Venture Partner, GrandBanks Capital Internet, Software, Security, Storage, Media, Financial Technologies, Wireless Newton Center, MA Biography Jeff has an extensive history of success as an entrepreneur, CEO and investor in financial services companies over the past twenty years. He brings an operating perspective to the companies, in which he invests, as well as a wealth of financial expertise and an extended network of domestic and international business contacts. He was named 2003 New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Financial Services category. In 1980, Jeff founded Technical Data Corporation, a provider of financial analytic services for the institutional investor community. In 1983, he founded First Call Corporation, which quickly became one of the financial community‟s leading providers of real-time broker-sourced research, earnings estimates, equity and fixed income ownership information, insider trading information and corporate news releases. In 1986, Jeff sold both these businesses to the Canadian publishing giant International Thomson, now The Thomson Corporation, and became Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial, its financial services subsidiary. Under Jeff‟s leadership, Thomson Financial became the major provider of proprietary financial information to the investment and corporate communities. Thomson Financial currently serves over 75,000 institutional clients worldwide and has annual revenues in excess of $750 million. After serving as CEO of Thomson Financial, Jeff co-founded 38 Newbury Ventures, a venture capital firm which focused on start-up and early stage companies. While at 38 Newbury Ventures, Jeff and Charley Lax co-invested together in several companies including FAXNET and LimiTrader. In 1997, Jeff co-founded CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a leader in enabling direct communications between public companies and the investment community over the Internet. CCBN.com builds, manages and hosts the investor relations sections of Web sites for more than 2,000 public companies, providing detailed shareholder information through interactive, multi-media solutions. Jeff served as CCBN‟s Chairman and CEO until the sale of the company to The Thomson Corporation in March 2004. In 2001, Jeff was inducted into the Johnson Graduate School of Management Hall of Honor, the Johnson School‟s highest award and was also selected as the Cornell University 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year. 120
  • 121. Jeff is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as an active speaker on entrepreneurship. He is married and has four children. Education Jeff holds a BS, MS and an MBA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Jeff currently represents GrandBanks Capital as Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Coverage. Jeff currently serves as an advisor to MedPanel of Boston and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mainstream Data and Vision Research. Jeff is a Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University where he founded the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Johnson School. He has been recognized as a foremost benefactor of the University, serves on the Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council, is a member of the University‟s Executive Committee and is co-chair of the University‟s Committee on Alumni Affairs and Development. URL http://www.grandbankscapital.com/ 121
  • 122. Andrew M. Paul, AB ’78 Chairman, Enhanced Capital Healthcare New York City, NY Biography Andrew Paul is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Enhanced Capital and Chairman of its Investment Committees. Andy works closely with all Enhanced Capital fund managers and Enhanced Capital‟s portfolio companies. He is also the Managing General Partner of Enhanced Equity Fund, a $225 million equity fund focused on buyouts of and growth capital for lower middle-market companies, as well as the Managing Member of Sopris Capital Associates which invests opportunistically in small, emerging companies primarily in healthcare and technology. He has been actively engaged in private equity and venture capital investing for over 20 years, primarily in the healthcare industry. Prior to founding ECP, Andy was a General Partner and a Managing General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe (“WCAS”) a leading private equity firm with over $12 billion under management. Andy focused on healthcare investing during his 16 year career at WCAS. Prior to WCAS, Andy was an associate of the venture capital group of Hambrecht & Quist. Education Andy graduated from Cornell University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983. Board Affiliations He serves on the boards of numerous companies and charitable organizations. URL http://enhancedcap.com/ 122
  • 123. Mark Pelson, BS ’84 Media, Communications, Wireless Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners Providence, RI Biography Mark Pelson is a Senior Advisor at Providence. Before assuming this role in 2007, Mr. Pelson was a Managing Director of Providence, which he joined in 1996. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pelson was a co-founder and director of TeleCorp, a wireless telecommunications company. He previously served in various management positions with AT&T, most recently as a general manager of strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Education Mr. Pelson received a Juris Doctor from Boston University and a BA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.provequity.com/ 123
  • 124. Jeff Peterson, MBA ’01 Vice President, Capital Southwest Corporation Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare, Specialty Retailing Dallas, TX Biography Mr. Peterson is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Capital Southwest Corporation, a publicly-owned investment company based in Dallas. Prior to joining Capital Southwest Corporation, Mr. Peterson was an investment banker advising clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts and capital-raising activities with Scott & Stringfellow, Inc. He launched his professional career at Bank One Corporation where he helped underwrite commercial banking facilities as a Credit Analyst. Education Jeff received an MBA with distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Board Affiliations Heelys, Inc. (NASDAQ: HLYS); Balco, Inc.; Blue Magic, Inc.; BOXX Technologies, Inc.; Jet- Lube, Inc.; Media Recovery, Inc.; PalletOne, Inc.; The RectorSeal Corporation; Smoke Guard Corporation; Wellogix, Inc.; The Whitmore Manufacturing Company; National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (Board of Governors); Southern Regional Association of Small Business Investment Companies (President); Dallas-Fort Worth Private Equity Forum (Steering Committee); Venture Capital Institute (Education Committee). URL http://www.capitalsouthwest.com/ 124
  • 125. Douglas Petillo, BS ’92 Partner, Edison Venture Fund Consumer Technology West Chester, PA Biography Douglas Petillo, Partner, leads Edison's investment team in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He also focuses in the Healthcare IT, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain sectors. Doug identifies and evaluates investment opportunities. Doug advises portfolio management with respect to business planning, strategy, and development. Doug is also a frequent speaker in regional venture capital and entrepreneurial forums. He is active in prominent Pennsylvania events, including Mid Atlantic Venture Conference, 3 Rivers Venture Fair and Early Stage East. Prior Experience:Doug joined Edison in 2003 and has been investing in early and expansion- stage technology companies for eight years. He was a Principal at TL Ventures and APAX, both successful large venture capital firms. In 2007 Doug was recognized as a winner of the Philadelphia Business Journal "40 Under 40". Doug also has engineering and marketing experience. In Product Marketing at Dialogic (Intel), he led the development of a new business unit. He founded a successful healthcare services company. Earlier in his career, Doug led numerous process redesign and quality improvement initiatives for units of United Technologies and AlliedSignal (Honeywell). Doug's perspective as an entrepreneur and his broad operational experience are valued by the management of portfolio companies. His functional experience spans product marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and program management. Education BS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University; MS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA, Finance and Strategic Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania URL http://www.edisonventure.com/ 125
  • 126. Douglas G. Redding Executive-in-Residence, Vimac Ventures Technology Boston, MA Biography Doug joined VIMAC in 2002 as Executive in Residence and later that year became Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for all internal operations of the firm and leverages his deep startup experience to assist VIMAC portfolio companies with financial, administrative, and operational counsel. He also has developed and transferred best practices as a free internal consultant whom portfolio companies can tap periodically for expert advice. Background:Doug previously spent 20 years as a founder and senior level executive at several early-stage technology firms, including Software Developers' Company, Cortex Corporation, CenterLine Software and edu.com. He started his career with seven years at Price Waterhouse and is a Certified Public Accountant. Education Doug holds a BA from Stanford University and attended Cornell and UCLA Graduate Schools of Business. URL http://www.vimac.com/ 126
  • 127. Philip Reilly, BA ‘69 Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures Boston, MA Biography Phil Reilly joined Third Rock Ventures in 2009, and supports the firm‟s founding and advancement of new ventures, with a particular focus on seeking to nurture and grow transformational companies dedicated to breakthrough treatments for genetic disorders. Phil is an accomplished entrepreneur, and has a long standing interest in genetic testing and in developing new therapies for genetic diseases. Phil has also held numerous teaching positions at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cornell University and adjunct professor of both legal studies and biology at Brandeis University. Education Phil holds an MD from Yale University, a JD from Columbia University and a BA from Cornell. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and board certified in internal medicine and clinical genetics. He is currently a trustee of Cornell University. Board Affiliations Phil has served twice (2000 & 2003) as President of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Human Genetics and is a current Board Member of Edimer Pharmaceuticals URL http://www.thirdrockventures.com 127
  • 128. Stan Reiss, BS ’93 General Partner, Matrix Partners Software, Communications Equipment, Semiconductors, Storage, Internet, Wireless Waltham, MA Biography Stan Reiss, a General Partner in the Waltham office, joined Matrix Partners in July of 2000. Prior to Matrix Stan was a manager in McKinsey & Company‟s electronics practice, where he led teams that advised technology companies on strategy and operational issues. He also brings to Matrix experience that he gained designing chips with National Semiconductor‟s Local Area Network Group. Education Stan holds a B.S.E.E. with distinction from Cornell University as well as S.M.E.E. and S.M.O.R. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focused on optical communication networks. He also holds an M.B.A. with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School. Board Affiliations Stan serves on the boards of Buzzwire, Carbon Design Systems, Hyper9, Intelliden, NoblePeak Vision and Xtalic. URL http://www.matrixpartners.com/ 128
  • 129. Kenneth W. Rind, AB ’56 Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Capital Telecommunications, Electronics, IT, Healthcare Boston, MA Biography Ken Rind is an internationally recognized venture capitalist. Prior to co-founding Israel Infinity and Nitzanim, he completed winding down his responsibilities at Oxford Partners, a $120 million venture capital firm that he co-founded. Previously, Dr. Rind was at Xerox, where he managed various acquisition and venture capital activities, and at Oppenheimer, where he was General Partner of its venture capital fund, as well as being responsible for technology investment banking. He started his venture activities with the Rockefeller Family, after serving as a professor of Physics and an officer at a consulting/mutual fund management firm. Education Dr. Rind has a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in nuclear chemistry from Columbia University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.infinity-vc.com/ 129
  • 130. Christopher A. Risley, BA ’71 Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners Technology, Software Menlo Park, CA Biography Chris Risley is an Operating Partner with Bessemer Venture Partners. Risley joins BVP with more than sixteen years of experience in the software industry, following a thirteen-year career with European industrial companies. Currently, Risley is CEO of Nominum, Inc., a BVP portfolio firm that provides software and services for IP Address Management. He joined Nominum after serving as CEO and Chairman of NewChannel, an e-business service provider, which he managed to a sale to LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), a supplier of text-based chat and messaging services. Before that, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at BVP, having founded and served as CEO of ON Technology Corp., another BVP-funded firm. Before his career in the software industry, Risley held a variety of sales, marketing and executive positions within industry. Most notably, he spent many years at BTR Corporation, now Invensys, the sixth largest industrial company in Britain, in charge of M&A activity and institutional investor relations. He also spent two years as Advisor to the Chairman at British Aerospace during its turnaround. Education Risley holds a BA Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and a PMD from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Board Affiliations He is the CEO of Nominum Inc – a BVP portfolio firm. URL http://www.bvp.com/ 130
  • 131. Beckie Robertson, BS ’82 Managing Director, Versant Ventures Healthcare, Life Sciences Menlo Park, CA Biography Beckie Robertson specializes in early-stage investing in medical devices and diagnostics at Versant. Beckie‟s career encompasses 23 years of venture capital and operating experience in medical products as an engineer, entrepreneur, corporate executive and investor. Before co- founding Versant, Beckie was a general partner at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). From 1994-1996, Beckie served as Senior Vice President at Chiron Diagnostics, a division of Chiron Corporation, where she had responsibility for the $200 million Critical Care business unit. In addition, Beckie was Vice President of Business Development where she led numerous deals in support of Chiron Diagnostics business and technology objectives. Prior to that, she was a co-founder and Vice President at Egis, an IVP portfolio company, and held senior management positions in operations and finance at Lifescan, a Johnson & Johnson Company. During her seven-year term at Lifescan, the company grew from an early-stage venture-funded company to a worldwide market leader in diabetes diagnostics. Education Beckie holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Beckie has served as a director of Pro•Duct Health (sold), Appriva Medical (sold), Quantum Dot (sold), and Coalescent (sold), and currently serves as a director for NeoGuide, Myocor, Rosedale Medical, Liposonix, Benvenue, Osteolign and Spiration. Beckie is also a board observer for Orametrix. In addition, Beckie serves as an advisor to The Innovation Factory, a medical devices incubator. URL http://www.versantventures.com/ 131
  • 132. Stephen Rochereau, Ph.D. ’76 Managing Director, National Capital Companies Bethesda, MD Biography Stephen P. Rochereau joined National Capital Companies, LLC, as a Managing Director and as the Chairman of its affiliate, National Capital Merchant Banking, LLC, in 2005. Stephen was a founding General Partner of SpaceVest, a venture capital firm he joined in its early formation in 1994. Stephen co-founded a buyout fund, Coastal Financial Corp. in 1985. Stephen‟s experience in business operations includes being a principal and the financial officer of several manufacturing and technology companies, some of which he helped turn around. Stephen was a marketing manager with Burroughs (now Unisys) at its system software subsidiary, System Development Corporation, responsible for the launch of a regional operation and for setting-up joint-ventures. Prior to Burroughs, Stephen was affiliated with International Energy Associates (now part of Ogden) and with Booz Allen Hamilton as a financial management consultant responsible for various assignments in project finance and capital expenditures analysis. Education Stephen completed his BA in International Financial Economics at the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris, France; graduated with an MBA in Industrial Marketing and Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Chamber of Commerce of Paris, France; and received his PhD in Systems Analysis and Planning from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.nationalcapital.com/ 132
  • 133. William Rosenzweig, ’81 Managing Director, Physic Ventures Consumer-Directed Health, Sustainable Living San Francisco, CA Biography William B. Rosenzweig has spent twenty years integrating the practices and perspectives of an entrepreneur, venture investor and educator. Will is a co-founder and Managing Director of Physic Ventures, LP, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on health, wellness and sustainable living investments. The fund‟s investment scope and strategy synthesizes scientific and consumer disciplines: “Life Science meets Lifestyle” Will has also served as Managing Director of Great Spirit Ventures, LLC a portfolio of health and wellness investments, and founding CEO of Brand New Brands Inc, a functional foods venture accelerator. Will was co-founder and CEO of The Republic of Tea, an award-winning specialty tea company; Sr. Vice President of Odwalla, the nation‟s largest fresh juice company; Vice President of Nakamichi; Partner and CEO of Hambrecht Vineyards and Wineries, and Chairman of Winetasting.com. He has also played a role in the growing and financing Stonyfield Farms, Leapfrog, Putumayo and Trinity Springs. He also founded Kingdom of Herbs, a purveyor of organic products for home and garden at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Will was on the faculty at the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley where he taught the MBA course in Social Entrepreneurship from 1999-2006. He serves as advisor to the Global Social Venture Competition and has been a visiting faculty member at London Business School and a guest lecturer at Stanford, Columbia, USC and UCLA. Will also served as an advisor and consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation‟s ProVenEx Fund, an investment vehicle seeking “double bottom line returns” in for-profit businesses. He was the co-project director and co-author of Rockefeller sponsored research on Social Impact Assessment and design methodologies for measuring and monetizing the social value generated through social focused businesses. Will is the co-author of The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business (Doubleday 1992, 1994) a best selling book that chronicles the start up of a new company. URL http://www.physicventures.com 133
  • 134. Mitchell Rosich, BS ’85, MS ’86 Principal, Athenian Venture Partners Information Technology Boston, MA Biography Mitch Rosich began consulting for Athenian in 2000 and became a Principal of the firm in 2002. He has five years of technology venture investing experience and an additional 17 years of relevant experience in product and engineering development and operating management of three early stage start-up technology companies, as well as of established technology companies. He has been awarded 11 computer technology patents for software and hardware, eight of which have been used in commercial applications. Prior to joining Athenian, Mitch was Vice President of Engineering for Sandburst Corporation (2000-2002), a fabless semiconductor company that he joined as it was raising its first round of venture capital financing. From 1999-2000, he was Vice President of Engineering for the Access Systems Division of CIENA, following its acquisition of another start-up, Omnia Communications, where he served as Vice President of Engineering. During 1998-1999, he was a founder and Vice President of Engineering of EasyLAN Corporation. Mitch was an engineering development director and manager at 3Com (1995-1998) and prior to that, at EMC Corporation (1993-1995). He began his career as an engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation (1986-1993). Education Mitch has BS (with Distinction) and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from Cornell University, and an MBA with High Honors from Boston University. Board Affiliations He currently serves on the board of ECNext, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of Chaparral Network Storage and Candera. URL www.athenianvp.com 134
  • 135. Jonathan Roth, AB ’86 Managing Director, Abbott Capital Management Private Equity New York, NY Biography Jonathan Roth is a Managing Director and President of Abbott Capital Management. Mr. Roth has fifteen years of private equity investment experience and is responsible for the overall management of the firm. He also works closely with clients to develop and implement private equity investment programs. Mr. Roth reviews and approves investment opportunities, with specific emphasis on the analysis and due diligence for prospective investments, and is engaged in the negotiation of business and legal issues, ongoing monitoring of investments and profit realization from distributed securities. Mr. Roth also serves on several partnership advisory boards. Prior to joining Abbott Capital in 1992, Mr. Roth was an Associate at Elmrock Partners and a Financial Analyst with Amoco Corporation. Prior to obtaining his M.B.A., he worked for Chemical Bank as a corporate lending officer. Education Mr. Roth received his A.B. in Economics from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. URL http://www.abbottcapital.com/ 135
  • 136. Matthew J. Rubins, BS ’90 General Partner, M/C Venture Partners Telecom, Wireless, Internet Infrastructure, IT Boston, MA Biography Both prior to and after business school, Mr. Rubins was a financial analyst and then Associate in the media and telecommunications groups at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. In 1996, Mr. Rubins joined the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Technology Group as an Assistant Vice President in the telecommunications and data networking areas. Since Mr. Rubins joined M/C Partners in 1997 he has sourced or worked on a variety of transactions in the broadband wireless, ISP, CLEC, enterprise infrastructure, telecom software and IT services industries. Education Mr. Rubins graduated from Cornell University in 1990 with a BS in applied and engineering physics and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1995. Board Affiliations He has served on the Boards of nine portfolio companies and currently serves on the Board of Directors of HyPerformix, SecureMedia, Viola Networks, and Vertical Communications. URL http://www.mcventurepartners.com 136
  • 137. Rob Ryan, BA ’69 Co-Founder/President, Entrepreneur America Hamilton, Montana Biography Rob Ryan founded Ascend Communications in 1989. Rob served as President, CEO, and Chairman of Ascend, taking it public Friday the thirteenth of May, 1994, at $13.00 per share. In 1995 Rob and his wife Terry started Entrepreneur America. Rob gained his first experience in Local Area Networking as a Systems Analyst at Lawrence Livermore Lab. He became a principle architect of Dec Net with Digital Equipment Corp. in the late seventies, then authored the Intel portion of the Ethernet Specification which set the local area network standard in the early eighties. He joined Ungermann-Bass as Director of Engineering in 1982, leaving in 1983 to found his first company, SoftCom, which was sold to Hayes Microcomputer in 1984. In 1989, Rob left Hayes with three engineers to found Ascend. Under Rob‟s leadership, Ascend became the leading manufacturer of Point of Presence boxes (POPS) for Internet providers. Ascend grew from zero sales in 1989 to over 500 million sales in 1996. At the end of 1995, Rob won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Northern California (including Silicon Valley). Rob was selected as the Cornell University Entrepreneur of the Year for 2002. Rob Ryan‟s current focus is his Entrepreneur America facility in Montana. In this Rocky Mountain setting Rob mentors promising entrepreneurs, assisting with focusing product ideas, writing business plans, sharpening presentations, and raising venture capital. The opportunity to acquire shares is the only payment Rob receives. Education Rob received his BA degree from Cornell University. URL http://www.entrepreneur-america.com/ 137
  • 138. Bruce Sachs, MS ’81 Partner, Charles River Ventures Telecommunications, Technology Boston, MA Biography Bruce joined Charles River in the fall of 1999, after twenty years of experience in the telecommunications, networking, internet and computing industries. Bruce started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and then as a Director of Engineering at Memotec/Infinet. He joined publicly-held Xylogics as Director of Engineering in 1989 and ultimately became Chief Executive Officer. Bruce led the company through a dramatic reformulation of strategy and repositioning, and in 1995 sold Xylogics to Bay Networks. Bruce served as an Executive Vice President of Bay Networks (now part of Nortel Networks), completing four acquisitions in his first year. After leaving Bay Networks in 1997, Bruce joined publicly-held Stratus Computer as President and CEO. At Stratus, Bruce led the company‟s repositioning to focus on telecom software and services in addition to its traditional computing foundation. The Stratus Computer turnaround led to its acquisition by Ascend Communications in 1998. Bruce became Executive Vice President and General Manager of Ascend‟s Carrier Signaling and Management Group, and stayed on briefly as a consultant at Lucent Technologies upon its acquisition of Ascend. Bruce was responsible for CRV‟s investments in Acopia Networks (sold to F5 Networks in 2007), BigBand Networks (IPO in 2007), Flarion Technologies (sold to Qualcomm in 2006), RiverDelta Networks (sold to Motorola in 2001) and Hammerhead Networks (sold to Cisco Systems in 2002), and was a board member of all five companies. Education Bruce holds a BS in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, a Masters degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Northeastern University. Board Affiliations Bruce currently serves on the boards of Carrier IQ (analytics for wireless carriers), Cedar Point Communications (voice switching equipment), Copivia (enterprise wireless solutions), iControl (online household monitoring services), M2Z Networks (wireless services), Nantero (memory chip technology licensing), and publicly-held Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc and BigBand Networks. On CRV‟s behalf, Bruce also led investments in Great call (mobile phones and services) and Vanu (software-defined radio systems). URL http://www.crv.com/ 138
  • 139. Bart Schachter, BS ’87 Managing Director, Blueprint Ventures Wireless, Nano-electronics, Semiconductors, Software, IT San Francisco, CA Biography Bart Schachter is a Managing Director of Blueprint Ventures. Bart brings 17 years of entrepreneurial, venture, and industry operating experience in communication semiconductors, wireless, and infrastructure software. He has backed and served on the boards of over 20 emerging technology companies including Covad, Copper Mountain, Media4 (EchoStar), NorthPoint, AccessLan (AFC), IteX, GlobeSpanVirata (Conexant), and Broadband Access Systems (ADC). Bart‟s current investment focus includes wireless technologies, nanoelectronics, communications semiconductors, and early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts. Bart started his venture capital career in 1996 at Intel Capital as Director of Networking and Communication Investments. He led investments spanning all areas of communications infrastructure including service providers, systems, and semiconductor companies. Bart started his eight-year career at Intel in several senior operating roles within Intel‟s Networking and Communications Division. His product line responsibilities included network adapters and switches, storage area networking, network management software, and video conferencing. Later he became responsible for several product lines in the US and internationally, including the acquisition and integration of a network management start-up in Israel. Before joining Intel, Bart was a successful entrepreneur, founding an enterprise LAN services and integration firm, later acquired by Alphanet, a public systems integration firm. In his spare time, Bart enjoys mountain biking, playing tennis, running, and traveling with his wife and their Hungarian Vizsla. He has lived throughout the world and is fluent in three languages. Education Bart holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. 139
  • 140. Board Affiliations His current board responsibilities include WiSpry, KeyEye Communications, AirTight Networks, Kiptronic, and LANDesk. URL http://www.blueprintventures.com/ 140
  • 141. Zach Schildhorn, BS ’07, MBA ’08 Associate, Lux Capital Energy and Material Science, New York, NY Biography Zack is an Associate with Lux Capital, based in the firm's New York headquarters. Zack has been working with Lux since 2006, focusing on investments in energy and novel materials. Before joining Lux, Zack received his B.S. cum laude from Cornell University's College of Engineering, where he developed his own curriculum to study materials science engineering and business entrepreneurship. After being accepted into a highly selective dual-degree program, Zack pursued his MBA at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he helped teach in the entrepreneurship and private equity immersion program. Zack has been a contributing editor for Forbes and an invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cornell. Education Zack received his B.S. cum laude from Cornell University's College of Engineering and his MBA from the Johnson School. URL http://www.luxcapital.com 141
  • 142. Swapnil Shah, BS ’91 Venture Partner, Charles River Ventures Software Waltham, MA Biography Swapnil Shah is currently Venture Partner of Charles River Ventures, focussed on investing in India. For the last 15 years, Swapnil Shah has been founding and leading infrastructure software vendors into innovative markets. Prior to launching mValent, Swapnil was the General Manager of the Wireless Division at Inktomi, a leading network infrastructure software company. Swapnil joined Inktomi in 1999 when it acquired Webspective, a venture-backed server management and content distribution software company that Swapnil founded. Prior to founding Webspective in 1996, Swapnil was co-founder and Director of Product Management at Open Environment Corporation, a multi-platform middleware company, which went public in 1995 and was later acquired by Borland. Education Swapnil has a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.crv.com/, swap@crv.com 142
  • 143. Anupendra Sharma, MBA ’98 Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital, Inc. Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Healthcare IT Boston, MA Biography Anupendra Sharma is Investment Partner at Siemens Venture Capital in Boston. Anupendra is most actively focused on investing in US, China and Israel. His areas of focus include medtech, imaging, diagnostics, and healthcare IT. He previously was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Siemens Corporation, responsible for Medical transactions in the USA. Anupendra has completed over $3 billion of acquisitions and divestitures, especially in the medical imaging, healthcare IT, software and healthcare services sectors. Prior to joining Siemens Corporation, Anupendra worked in Investment Banking at JPMorgan and Salomon Smith Barney in New York, strategy consulting for McKinsey in London, and Product Development Finance for Ford Motor in the UK, where he was a member of the core team that launched Ford in China and India. Education Anupendra holds an MBA from Cornell University, MS in Accounting & Finance from Manchester Business School, Masters in Economics and Bachelors in Instrumentation Engineering from BITS Pilani, India. Board Affiliations Anupendra is a Board Member at China Diagnostics, Board Observer at Cylex, and involved in SVC investments in Sequenom (NASD: SQNM) and U-Systems. Anupendra is a Charter Member of TiE Boston, and Founder & Chairman of Mobile Medics, a social venture attempting to solve the last-mile problem for rural healthcare. Mobile Medics was named the Most Outstanding Social Venture of 2006 at the Global Social Venture Competition, and has won several international awards. Anupendra also serves as mentor and advisor to several Entrepreneurship Centers in the US and India. URL http://www.siemensventurecapital.com/ 143
  • 144. Robert W. Shaw, Jr., BEP ‘64, MSEE ’64 President, Aretê Corporation Energy Systems Center Harbor, NH Biography Robert W. Shaw, Jr. is president of Aretê Corporation, which served as manager of the Micro- Generation Technology Fund, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in small-scale energy systems, from 1997-2007. In mid-2007 he was asked by Sumitomo Corporation to manage SC Green Tech Ventures, LLC, a new fund focused on alternative energy. He was founder and president of Aretê Ventures, Inc., from 1983 to 1997, and served as the managing partner of the five Utech Funds from their inception to completion. Shaw also serves on the investment committees of the SAM Private Equity Fund (recently renamed Emerald Technology Ventures) and Commons Capital, as special limited partner of Nth Power Technologies and of Atrium Capital/Honda Ventures, and as an advisor to EarthRise Capital. Prior to forming Aretê, he was a senior vice president and a member of the board of directors of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he was a founder of the firm‟s energy division. Earlier in his career, Shaw conducted materials and electronics research at Bell Laboratories and at the Cavendish Laboratory in the U.K. Education Shaw received an M.P.A. in Organization Design and Development from American University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University, as well as MSEE and BEP degrees from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Shaw has served on numerous corporate boards during his venture capital career; he served as chairman and a director of Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (DESC) from its inception in 1996 to 2007, as well as chairman and director of Evergreen Solar, Inc. (ESLR) from its inception in 1994 through 2005. Currently he is a director of H2Gen Innovations, Inc., and a Board observer at ActaCell, Inc., Angstrom Power, Inc., Bandgap Engineering, Inc,, and Lilliputian Systems, Inc. Shaw is a member of the DoE‟s Hydrogen Technology Advisory Committee, and has also served on the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Research Council. URL http://www.arete-microgen.com 144
  • 145. Zachary Shulman, ILR ’87, JD ’90 Managing Partner, Cayuga Venture Fund Telecommunications, IT, Biotechnology, Nanofabrication Ithaca, NY Biography Zachary Shulman, Managing Partner, joined CVF in August 2004. From January 1999 through March 2002, Zach served as General Counsel and Chief Investor Relations Officer of Spike Broadband Systems, where he was responsible for general oversight of Spike‟s legal functions, While at Spike, he was also responsible for operational tracking over Spike‟s functional business areas. While at Spike, Zach negotiated and closed over $80 million in venture capital financing. Prior to joining Spike, Zach was an associate at the law firm of Harris Beach in Ithaca, New York. At Harris Beach, he focused his practice on representing private and public corporations in a wide range of capacities, including equity financing through private placements and venture capital, bank financing, mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment and implementation of corporate governance policies, including advising boards of directors and executive management with respect to such policies. Before Harris Beach, Zach was an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Massachusetts, where he represented predominantly public companies in equity and debt offerings, commercial lending, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation matters. Zach is also affiliated with Cornell‟s Johnson Graduate School of Management where he coordinates “Entrepreneurship@Johnson” and teaches law for high-growth businesses. Education He earned a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude. Board Affiliations Zach serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the NYS Center for Life Science Enterprise at Cornell and on the Advisory Board of Cornell‟s Life Sciences Incubator initiative. He also currently serves as a Director of Primet Precision Materials, Advion BioSciences, Predict Systems and CherryPharm. URL http://www.cvf.biz/ 145
  • 146. J. Alexander Sloan, MBA ’98 Principle, Expansion Capital Partners Clean Technology, San Francisco, CA Biography Alex joined Expansion Capital Partners as a Principal in 2006. He is a member of the investment committee and is actively involved with sourcing, closing and monitoring the firm‟s Cleantech investments. Alex is a board observer for portfolio companies Sensortran, Element Labs and Consumer Powerline. Prior to joining Expansion, Alex co-founded and was a partner at Blackwolf Partners, an early stage Cleantech venture capital firm. Alex has spent over ten years investing in and successfully growing young companies in a variety of sectors, including Cleantech, eBusiness services, enterprise software and communications services from seed stage through IPO/acquisition. Alex has been a venture investment professional and senior manager at JPMorgan Partners, Hambrecht & Quist and Vietnam Fund Management Company. Education Alex earned a B.A. degree in International Relations and Asian Studies from Tulane University, studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and holds an MBA from Cornell University Board Affiliations Alex serves as Chairman and President of National Youth Leadership Forum, a leading non- profit company that organizes career-oriented educational programs for high school students. Alex is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University and the Industrial Advisory Board of the Department of Materials Engineering at CalPoly. Alex often lectures on venture capital financing, entrepreneurship and sustainable technologies. URL http://www.expansioncapital.com 146
  • 147. Robert F. Smith, BS ’85 Managing Principal, Vista Equity Partners Technology, Software San Francisco, CA Biography Robert founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm‟s Managing Principal. Prior to founding Vista, Robert was the Co-Head of the Enterprise Systems and Storage sector for Goldman, Sachs & Co‟s investment banking division. While at Goldman, he executed and advised on merger and acquisition activity across a broad range of technology segments, including semiconductors, contract manufacturing, data networking, computer systems, B2B and enterprise software, and Internet infrastructure. Robert also served as the business unit manager for Goldman‟s Mergers and Acquisitions group, and was responsible for conflict clearance, team staffing, recruiting, marketing strategy, and fee schedule integrity. Prior to Goldman, Robert worked at Kraft General Foods (KGF) in strategic planning and development. He served as Technical Supervisor in the Food Service Division and was responsible for product, equipment and process development. While at KGF, he also developed a proprietary processing technology, launched four product reformulations, integrated processing technology from a major European acquisition and designed and implemented a distribution acquisition strategy. He is the principal inventor on two United States and two European patents. Education Robert holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, from Columbia Business School. Board Affiliations Robert currently sits on the boards of Reynolds & Reynolds, BigMachines, Brainware, Craig/is, MDSI, SirsiDynix, Surgical Information Systems, and Ventyx. He has previously been on the boards of Applied Systems, Aspect Communications, SER Solutions, SourceNet Solutions, and SRC Software. He is also a member of the Young President‟s Organization and a director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum. URL http://www.vistaequitypartners.com/ 147
  • 148. Donald Spero, BS ’61 Managing Director, New Markets Growth Fund IT, Software, Outsourced Services, Manufacturing, Direct Marketing, Wireless, Biotechnology College Park, MD Biography Don is a Managing Director and a Co-Founder of the New Markets Growth Fund. He has over 10 years of venture experience as Co-Founder and Managing Director of the New Markets Growth Fund, directing the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, and founder and of Spero Quality Strategies (SQS), a venture capital fund that provides seed capital and mentoring for entrepreneurs. During Don‟s tenure at the Dingman Center the program was ranked as the best entrepreneurial center in the country. While working for SQS Don took many appointments to corporate and non-profit boards at the companies which he assisted. Prior to starting SQS in 1992, Don served for 21 years as the founder, president and CEO of Fusion Systems Corporation, which provides high technology manufacturing systems to global customers in telecommunications, semiconductor, printing, packaging, automotive and other industries. The company conducted a successful IPO and was later acquired by Eaton Corporation. Don directed the development of Fusion‟s technology, business model and operational structure. He led the company‟s global strategy, built the company to over 300 employees, established 3 global offices, and took an aggressive approach to protection of intellectual property, on which he published an article in The Harvard Business Review. Don has since served as a Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship at UMCP. Don is a world class rower, a U. S. national champion several times over, a member of the U. S. 1964 Olympic team, and he won the 1966 World Championships in single sculls. He is married and the proud father of two children. Education Don earned his bachelor‟s degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University. He did post-doctoral work in Physics at the University of Maryland, where his research led to the development of high intensity microwave lamps that became the core technology for Fusion Systems. Board Affiliations URL http://www.newmarketsfund.com/ 148
  • 149. David Steinberg, AB ’94 Principal, Puretech Ventures Life Sciences Boston, MA Biography Mr. Steinberg has worked in the biopharmaceuticals industry for over 13 years. As a member of PureTech, Mr. Steinberg has been on the founding team of Enlight Biosciences where he is the CEO and Follica, Inc., where he is the Chief Business Officer. Previously, he served as VP of Operations for portfolio companies Satori Pharmaceuticals and Cellicon Biotechnologies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cellicon Biotechnologies and Enlight Biosciences. Prior to joining PureTech, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and Vertex Partners, focusing on R&D and product strategy and strategic alliances for Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. Mr. Steinberg also worked as a research associate in Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals' R&D organization. Education Mr. Steinberg received his BA in Biology with distinction from Cornell University and graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with an MBA in strategy and finance. URL http://www.puretechventures.com/ 149
  • 150. Gregory Stento, BS ’82 Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners Boston, MA Biography Greg Stento joined HarbourVest in 1998 and became a managing director in 2002. Since joining the Firm, he has focused on primary and secondary U.S. and non-U.S. partnership investments. Greg joined HarbourVest from Comdisco Ventures, where he was a managing director and provided equity and debt capital to startup and emerging growth technology and life sciences companies. Prior to Comdisco, he was a general partner at Horsley Bridge Partners, where he was responsible for making and managing investments in a variety of private equity partnerships and companies. Greg also spent six years in marketing and sales at NCR Corporation, where he focused on information technology solutions for financial institutions. Education He received a BS (with distinction) from Cornell University in 1982 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989. Board Affiliations Greg serves on the advisory boards of several partnerships, including funds managed by Garnett & Helfrich, Healthcare Ventures, Heritage Partners, Monitor Clipper Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sanderling Venture Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital, Texas Pacific Group, Three Arch Partners, Versant Ventures, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. URL http://www.harbourvest.com/ 150
  • 151. David Stern, AB ’91 Venture Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners Consumer Technology Santa Monica, CA Biography David Stern is a Venture Partner at Clearstone where he focuses on developing investment opportunities at the intersection of consumer technology and media. Prior to Clearstone, David was President of M Networks, an educational media company focused on providing practical business technology education to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Previous to founding M Networks, David was a licensing lawyer and a business development executive at Universal Studios, an entrepreneur at the idealab! family of companies, and has held management positions at leading health care software companies Veranto and Model N. Education David is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of San Diego School of Law. Board Affiliations He sits as an advisor or board member of Clearstone portfolio companies SoonR, Rubicon Project and Spock Networks. URL http://www.clearstone.com/ 151
  • 152. John Stobo Jr., MBA ’91 Managing General Partner, ABS Capital Partners Healthcare Services, Software, Media, Communications, Technology San Francisco, CA Biography John is a Managing General Partner at ABS Capital Partners. His investment interests and experience include healthcare information technology and healthcare services companies. He previously has served on the boards of American Esoteric Laboratories, Inc., Omnicell, Inc. and US Pathology Labs, Inc. Since joining ABS Capital in 1993, John has been involved in over 20 portfolio company investments for the firm. He has gained significant domain expertise in the healthcare industry – investing in the space through periods of dramatic change and regulatory shifts. John has been able to effectively leverage his understanding of the healthcare sector to help his companies to recruit relevant board members and executives, hone their business models, think about their competitive landscape and ultimately position themselves for an exit. Prior to joining ABS Capital, John worked in Alex Brown‟s Health Care Investment Banking Group where he advised clients on public offerings and M&A strategies. Education John holds degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University Board Affiliations He currently represents ABS Capital on the boards of Cbr Systems, Inc., Source Medical Solutions, Inc. and Superior Vision Services, Inc. URL http://www.abscapital.com/ 152
  • 153. Brent Stone, BA ’99 Vice President, ABRY Partners Media Boston, MA Biography Brent Stone joined ABRY in 2002. Mr. Stone has been involved in a wide variety of media investments and financings, including the sectors of motion picture production, video game publishing, and broadcast television. Prior to joining ABRY, he was a member of the Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse First Boston, formerly Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Previously, Mr. Stone was a member of the Syndicated Finance Group of Chase Securities. Education He is a graduate of Cornell University. Board Affiliations Mr. Stone is a director of Nexstar Broadcasting, Brash Entertainment, Legendary Pictures and Monitronics. URL http://www.abry.com/ 153
  • 154. Elizabeth Stoner Executive Partner, MPM Capital Pharmaceutical Boston, MA Biography Dr. Elizabeth Stoner joined MPM in 2007 following a 22-year career at Merck Research Laboratories. At the time of her retirement from Merck, Dr. Stoner was Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Development Operations with responsibility for the company's clinical development activities in more than 40 countries. She also oversaw the clinical development activities of Merck's Japanese partner Banyu, led the clinical development for the Merck/Schering-Plough Joint Venture for Zetia/Vytorin, and played a critical leadership role in Merck's efforts to transform its worldwide clinical development operations. Earlier in her career at Merck, Dr. Stoner led the entire Proscar clinical development program from inception, establishing Merck as a leader in the field of prostate disease. As Endocrine Therapeutic Head, Dr. Stoner's responsibilities included all steroid and lipid metabolism, as well as the growth hormone secretagogue clinical research programs. Prior to her position at Merck, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cornell University Medical College. Education Dr. Stoner received a BS in Chemistry from Ottawa University, KS, an MS in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. URL http://www.mpmcapital.com/ 154
  • 155. Roger Strauch, BS ’78 Chairman, The Roda Group Communications, Software, Internet Berkeley, CA Biography Roger Strauch is chairman of The Roda Group, a venture development company, based in Berkeley, California. His firm, co-founded in 1997 with Dan Miller, provides entrepreneurs the environment, resources, and guidance to launch and grow their high technology businesses. The Roda Group‟s focus on the creation of information technology companies has lead to seed and early stage investments in internet service, telecommunication, enterprise, and system software companies. These start-ups attracted industry leading investors as business partners. He is the former CEO of Symmetricom, a communications equipment manufacturer in San Jose. In 1983, Mr. Strauch and Mr. Miller co-founded TCSI Corporation, a telecom software company based in Alameda, California. As TCSI‟s chairman and CEO, Mr. Strauch was responsible for growing the company from start-up to over $60M in annual revenues. In 1991 TCSI completed a successful IPO. Prior to TCSI, Mr. Strauch was a senior staff engineer at Hughes Aircraft‟s Space and Communications Group where he was responsible for designing communications payloads for military satellites. Mr. Strauch is an executive member of the Board of Trustees of the Mathematics Science Research Institute in Berkeley and President Emeritus of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Mr. Strauch has endowed the Roger A. Strauch Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and co-founded the William Saroyan Endowment for Armenian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Life Trustee of the Armenian Assembly of America. Education Mr. Strauch earned a BS degree, with distinction, from Cornell University and a MS degree from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering. Board Affiliations Mr. Strauch is on the board of directors of four Roda Group companies. URL http://www.rodagroup.com/ 155
  • 156. Indu Subaiya, BS ’95 Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Physic Ventures Life Sciences Biography Dr. Subaiya brings a decade of experience in commercial strategy and operations within the healthcare and lifesciences industry. Prior to joining Physic Ventures, she was Founder and President of Etude Scientific, a consulting firm providing strategy, market assessment and due diligence services to biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic and consumer healthcare companies. Through Etude Scientific, Dr. Subaiya led a wide range of engagements, from serving on the founding teams of two early-stage point-of-care diagnostics companies, to profiling the use of telephone care for the uninsured in California, to conducting market size and opportunity assessments for a pre-IPO biotechnology company. She is the co-founder of Health 2.0: User Generated Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind forum showcasing emerging companies in vertical search, social networking applications and web-based tools for consumer healthcare. She is also Associate Director of Special Projects at the Bioagenda Institute, an independent think- tank founded by leaders in science, business, the media, public policy, advocacy, global health, and the arts, whose mission is to analyze and articulate policy on crucial issues in the life sciences. Dr. Subaiya served as Vice President of Healthcare and Biomedical Research at Gerson Lehrman Group where she facilitated due diligence research in the life sciences sector for investment fund managers. Earlier in her career she was Director of Outcomes Research at Quorum Consulting, Inc. where she conducted Phase III-IV quality of life and pharmacoeconomic studies and advised clients on commercialization and reimbursement strategies for novel drugs, medical devices and diagnostic tests. Her emphasis was on patient- reported outcomes, where she served as Director of a national registry tracking the everyday impact of immunosuppressive therapy on the quality-of-life of organ transplant recipients. Education Dr. Subaiya received her MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine at the State University of New York, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University. URL http://www.physicventures.com 156
  • 157. Jason Sydow, Ph.D. ‘99 Principal, QuestMark Partners Technology Baltimore, MD Biography Dr. Sydow joined QuestMark in 2007 as Principal, focused on IT, hardware, semiconductor, clean tech and media companies. Prior to joining QuestMark, he led licensing and new company formation for engineering and physical sciences in the tech transfer office of Arizona State University. Previously, he was the general manager for medical batteries at EaglePicher Technologies, an energy storage company. Initially, he worked 4 years at The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant and project leader. Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and four children as well as following the Formula 1 Series. Education Dr. Sydow received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in 1999, is a Marshall Scholar earning an M.Phil. from the University of Strathclyde, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Board Affiliations He currently serves or is an observer on the board of directors of RF Code, Enpirion, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurialism – Baltimore. URL http://www.questm.com/ 157
  • 158. Jason Tagler, BS ’96, MBA ’05 Principal, Camden Partners Business Services, Health care, Education Baltimore, MD Biography Jason is a Principal and joined Camden Partners in 2005. His Camden investing experience includes technology-enabled services, education, and health care companies. Jason is on the boards of Ranir LLC, a private-label, health-care-products company, and American Opera Theater, a non-profit theater company in residence at Georgetown University. Prior to Camden, Jason worked as an investment banker focused on software transactions in Silicon Valley Bank‟s M&A group. Previously, he was an investment banker at Robertson Stephens and worked primarily on initial public offerings in the telecommunications equipment and semiconductor industries. Before Robertson Stephens, he coordinated software projects at a division of Thompson Financial and developed software as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Education Jason earned both a B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.B.A from Cornell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder. Board Affiliations Jason is on the board of Ranir LLC, a private-label healthcare products company. URL http://www.camdenpartners.com/ 158
  • 159. Lisa Skeete Tatum, BS ’89 General Partner, Cardinal Partners Medical IT, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Medical Devices Princeton, NJ Biography Ms. Skeete Tatum is a General Partner with Cardinal Partners, an early stage health care venture capital firm in Princeton, NJ. At Cardinal, she focuses on investments in health technology and devices. She has led the firm‟s investments in AthenaHealth, AllianceCare, AxoGen, Inspired Technologies, IPNI, MitralSolutions, Nexcura, Parkstone, and TechRx. Prior to joining Cardinal, Ms. Skeete Tatum worked for Procter & Gamble in various global and functional roles including Product Development, Purchasing and Product Supply. She was also a Managing Director at Circle of Beauty, a health and beauty joint venture start-up funded by Sears. In addition, she founded her own consulting firm specializing in strategic operational development for medium-sized consumer products companies. Education Ms. Skeete Tatum received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Board Affiliations Ms. Skeete Tatum currently serves on the Board of Directors of AllianceCare, AxoGen, Inspired Technologies and as Chairman of the Board of MitralSolutions. Ms. Skeete Tatum is on the board of trustees for Cornell University, and serves on the boards of the Kauffman Fellows Program (Center for Venture Education), the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, the Harvard Business School Alumni Advisory Board and the Cornell University College of Engineering Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Committee of 200, the President‟s Council of Cornell Women and the Cornell Council. URL http://www.cardinalpartners.com/ 159
  • 160. Jennifer Tegan, MBA ’01 Partner, Cayuga Venture Fund Telecommunications, IT, Biotechnology, Nanofabrication Ithaca, NY Biography Jennifer R. Tegan, Partner, joined CVF in February 2002. Since that time she has worked on evaluating, negotiating and managing investments in technology-based companies in the areas of MEMS, semi-conductor lasers for data and telecommunications, life sciences, optical switching and CMOS sensors for area and linear imaging. Prior to joining CVF, Jennifer worked as a consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young assisting Fortune 500 life sciences companies with their e-commerce and customer relationship management strategies and practices. Before working as a consultant, she was the Business Manager of EMF Corporation, a small optical coating manufacturing company in Ithaca, where she managed company finances, recruited highly skilled and technical employees and supervised all human resource functions including labor relations with its union, the International Association of Machinists. Prior to her time with EMF, she worked at the Paleontological Research Institution where she was involved in educational programs and original research, as well as helping to manage organizational operations including initiating the launch of its first community marketing and outreach effort in advance of a major restructuring of the organization. Education Jennifer holds an MBA from Cornell University where she was a Texaco Scholar. She received a BA in geology cum laude with high honors from Smith College, and an MS in geology from the University of Cincinnati where she was awarded six separate grants to study changes in ecosystem dynamics of coral reefs. Board Affiliations Jennifer is Past Chair of the Board of the Tompkins County, New York SPCA, serves on the Economic Development Committee of the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency, and is the President of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Cornell‟s Johnson Graduate School of Management Alumni Association. URL http://www.cvf.biz/ 160
  • 161. Peter G. Ten Hagen, BS ’89 Principal, Commonwealth Capital Group Manufacturing/processing, Value-added industrial distribution Pittsburgh, PA Biography A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Ten Hagen brings to CCG a significant level of expertise in the areas of production, operations and supply-chain management, specializing in the application of Six Sigma and e-commerce methodology. Before co-founding CCG, Mr. Ten Hagen held key managerial positions in supply chain logistics, specifically customer demand forecasting and vendor managed inventory, for the consumer products division of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). At J&J, Mr. Ten Hagen was trained and certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, led several projects using Six Sigma and information technology/e-commerce tools, and trained associates on the Six Sigma process. Before joining J&J, Mr. Ten Hagen held the position of Senior Project Engineer for International Paper (IP) where, among other things, he oversaw a $35 million capital project to install a boiler power plant at a hardwood manufacturing facility in Northeast Pennsylvania. Prior to IP, Mr. Ten Hagen served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy on the USS McCandless (FF-1084), where he was the Chief Engineering Officer, responsible for all engineering equipment and personnel. During his service, Mr. Ten Hagen earned the Navy Achievement Medal for his leadership of team boarding operations in the Red Sea during Operation Desert Storm. Education Mr. Ten Hagen received his Masters of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) in production/operations management, strategy, and marketing from Carnegie Mellon University‟s Graduate School of Industrial Administration and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations In addition to serving on the Boards of Drive Plus Inc., MicroMod Automation, Inc. and Hodge Foundry, Inc., Mr. Ten Hagen is active in several regional organizations. URL http://www.commonwealthcg.com/ 161
  • 162. Ralph Terkowitz, BS ’72 General Partner, ABS Capital Partners Media and Communication, Technology, Healthcare, Business Services Baltimore, MD Biography Ralph is a General Partner at ABS Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include both media & communications and software companies. Prior joining ABS Capital in 2004, Ralph served as CIO/CTO of the Washington Post Company. During his tenure, Ralph worked with the Post‟s six major divisions on all major technology and development operations and investments. From 1996 to 2003, he had primary responsibility for The Washington Post‟s venture investment portfolio. Under his direction, performance exceeded that of other corporate venture investors who manage for both strategic value and investment returns. Also while at The Washington Post, Terkowitz served as founder and CEO of its electronic publishing subsidiary, WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive (formerly DigitalInk). The subsidiary became known for its innovation and led the industry in developing new revenue models for electronic media. One of the products created by Terkowitz, washingtonpost.com, continues to be among the most visited news and information sites on the Internet. Ralph brings a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, operational know-how and genuine enthusiasm to everything he does and is never slow to call upon his many industry contacts for the benefit of his companies. Ralph is married with two grown sons. Ralph enjoys road biking both at home and abroad and is an avid gardener and clock collector. He is Chairman of the board of TRUSTe and serves on the board of eCornell, an online learning company established and wholly owned by Cornell University. Ralph is also a member of the board of advisors of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and the Cornell University Council. Education Ralph has degrees from Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley. Board Affiliations Ralph currently represents ABS Capital on the boards of American Public Education, Inc., Vibrant Media, Inc. and WhenU.com, Inc. He is an observer on the board of Course Advisor, Inc. URL http://www.abscapital.com/ 162
  • 163. Stephen Terry, BS ’02, MEng ’02, MBA ’07 Kidd & Company, Principal Greenwich, CT Biography Steve joined Kidd & Company in 2007. Kidd & Company is a principal investment firm that invests in and builds private companies in all stages of development across a wide spectrum of industries and geographies. The firm‟s recent areas of focus have been in life sciences and alternative energy. Prior to joining Kidd & Company, Steve worked for Capital One, a financial services firm where he worked in consumer lending. Education Steve holds a BS and a MEng in Operations Research from Cornell University as well as an MBA from Cornell‟s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Board Affiliations URL www.kiddcompany.com 163
  • 164. Christopher Valianos, BS ’59 Managing Partner, Cordova Realty Partners IT, Communications, Healthcare, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Alpharetta, GA Biography Chris J. Valianos, since joining Cordova in 1992, has been involved as a director, officer and shareholder in all of the Cordova funds to date. Currently, Mr. Valianos is President of Cordova Realty II, LLC and the managing partner of Cordova Realty Partners II, L.P. As such, Mr. Valianos is responsible for evaluating, structuring and monitoring the investments made by Cordova Realty Partners. Prior to joining Cordova, Mr. Valianos was a practicing attorney in Atlanta for over 20 years with a concentration in corporate and real estate law. He was a senior partner of Brent & Valianos, and from l990 to 1995 was Special Counsel to Hunton & Williams, one of the world‟s 50 largest law firms with over 800 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Valianos was with the Office of the Comptroller for the Departments of Defense and Army at the Pentagon. He received official commendations for his work establishing procedures for analyzing capital investments and for his role as the highest civilian official in the Pentagon responsible for the administration of the Army‟s worldwide cost reduction program. Prior to his civilian work at the Pentagon, he was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Education He received his BS degree in Industrial Relations from Cornell University, studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France and received his law degree with honors from George Washington University where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Board Affiliations URL http://www.cordovaventures.com/ 164
  • 165. Kurt Vedder, MBA ’02 Consultant, Ascent Biomedical Ventures Healthcare New York City, NY Biography Kurt Vedder has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is currently EVP for Sales and Marketing for Biomerix Corporation. Before joining Ascent Biomedical Ventures as a consultant, Kurt was Director of Strategic Business Development, then Principal at De Novo Ventures from 2004-2007. While at De Novo, Kurt led strategic investment initiatives. His Board involvement included Facet Solutions Inc. and Luminous Medical. Prior to joining De Novo Ventures, Kurt held increasing leadership and management roles in sales, business development and finance at Guidant Corporation. He began his advanced medical device field sales career with Medtronic, Inc. Education Kurt holds a B.S. from the University of Utah, an M.A. from Pepperdine University, an M.S from New York University, and an MBA from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.abvlp.com/ 165
  • 166. Andrew W. Verhalen, BS ’78, MEng ’81, MBA ’81 General Partner, Matrix Partners Telecommunications, Network Infrastructure, Software, Internet Boston, MA Biography Andrew Verhalen joined Matrix Partners in 1992. From 1986 through 1991 he served as a divisional vice president at 3Com Corporation. There he started and grew a division responsible for network adapters and hubs to more than $250 million in sales. From 1981 to 1986 he worked in the Microprocessor Group at Intel Corporation in a variety of marketing management and strategic planning roles. He also helped start and led Matrix‟s investment in Grand Junction Networks, now a major division of Cisco Systems. Education Mr. Verhalen earned MBA, MS and BS degrees, all from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Andy serves or has served as a director of Alteon WebSystems, Ambarella, Arroyo Video Solutions, Blue Martini Software, Cadia Networks, Copper Mountain Networks, Digital Fountain, The Fanfare Group, Openwave Systems, Red Pepper Software, SiTera, Turnstone Systems, and WatchGuard Technologies. URL http://www.matrixpartners.com/ 166
  • 167. Richard Veron, BS ’56 Of Counsel, StarVest Partners Legal New York City, NY Biography Richard Veron works with StarVest as Of Counsel. Richard has represented public and private companies, investment banks, insurance companies and management buy-out partnerships in their financing and acquisition activities. One of his clients, for example, was a start-up computer manufacturer, which Richard counseled for eight years through its private placements, bank borrowings, public offering, NYSE listing and ultimate sale to Nortel Networks. Richard first worked with John Miller in 1984 while representing the Bass Investment Limited Partnership, whose general partners were Dort Cameron and Richard Rainwater and whose major investor was The Equitable. He comes to StarVest having served for the past five years as General Counsel and a principal of Rosecliff Inc., a management buy-out firm founded by Peter T. Joseph. Richard began his legal career with the Securities and Exchange Commission and for 30 years thereafter practiced law with international firms, the last six of which were with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, until he joined Rosecliff in 1994. Richard‟s wealth of experience in transactional matters aids StarVest in its review of deal documentation and facilitates its working with outside law firms. Also, he lends his general corporate and securities laws knowledge to the operation of the Fund and Management Company. Apart from his legal counsel work, Richard spends his off-hours ice speed skating, reading and playing with his five young granddaughters. Education Richard received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Columbia Law School. URL http://www.starvestpartners.com/ 167
  • 168. Kevin M. Watson, BS ’93 Founder, C/Max Capital Corporation Technology, Software, Internet Sunrise, FL Biography Prior to co-founding C/max, Kevin spent five years in New York as an investment banker in the technology groups of Dean Witter Reynolds and UBS Securities. During his time on Wall Street, Kevin was involved in public offerings for companies in the Internet, computer hardware, computer software, IT services, and semiconductor industries. Prior to leaving investment banking, Kevin was leading the Internet investment banking practice on the East Coast for UBS (which is now Warburg Dillon Read). Kevin led C/max‟s investment in its first portfolio company, About.com, the sixth largest Internet property according to Media Metrix. While working with About.com, Kevin served as the acting-CFO and led the company‟s $86 million initial public offering. Kevin then helped About.com form its business-to-business unit as the acting-CEO of AboutIndustry. Education Kevin received a BS in engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of Adjoined Technologies, Inc. and Virtual Compliance Inc., (VCOM). Kevin served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Florida Venture Forum since January 1999, and is currently the Chairperson. URL http://www.cmaxcapital.com/ 168
  • 169. Eugene M. Weber, BS ’92 Managing Partner, Weber Capital Management San Francisco, CA Biography Gene founded Weber Capital Management in July 1994. From 1983 to 1994, he was a partner with the investment management firm Weiss, Peck & Greer (WPG) in their San Francisco venture capital office. Gene joined WPG after 6 years at McKinsey & Company. He has over 23 years experience in venture capital investing and has managed investments in over 75 companies. Education Gene has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Wharton. Board Affiliations URL http://www.webercapital.com/ 169
  • 170. Jeffrey P. Weiss, BS ’79 Managing Director, ASAP Ventures Technology, E-Commerce Washington, DC Biography Jeff Weiss founded ASAP Ventures to help high-potential, growth-stage companies get to market faster and smarter. ASAP deploys advisory teams and board members, and assists with business development, strategy and capital formation, to businesses in the community. Jeff is active in the DC-area venture and angel community as an investor in several funds. Through his advisory and fund activities, Jeff has assisted some three dozen companies in the past five years through strategic changes, financings, and mergers or acquisitions. Jeff is a long time e-business and on-line commerce entrepreneur. Jeff helped found two firms which deliver information and services to businesses online; E-Motion, formerly Picture Network International (www.emotion.com and www.picturequest.com), which was sold to Kodak in 1997, and CDx (Certificate of Deposit Exchange). He was Chief Marketing Officer of Vista Information Technologies, Inc. (www.vistait.com) during its growth by acquisition from $35mm to $100mm. At that time, he assisted with the acquisitions and with integrating and re- branding the company. He has been a strategist advising numerous companies, an investment banking advisor (1988-1992), a management consultant, and has raised substantial funding from sources ranging from angel investors to corporate and venture investors. As a result, he has broad understanding of how young companies grow, how to create and communicate business and marketing plans, in managing operations, as well as in evaluating partners and closing capital transactions. Education Jeff graduated from Cornell University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Board Affiliations He is on the board of the Socrates Fellows of the Aspen Institute, the National Parks Foundation Shenandoah National Park Fund, the Landon Symphonette, and his class at Cornell University. URL http://www.asapventures.com/ 170
  • 171. Victor Westerlind, BS ‘89 General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners Menlo Park, CA Biography Victor joined RockPort Capital in their Menlo Park, California office. Previously, he spent eight years as a venture capitalist at InterWest Partners working on investments in semiconductor, advanced materials, Cleantech, wireless and enterprise hardware industries. Earlier, he worked in product marketing and product management roles at Applied Materials where he help bring semiconductor physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment into the flat panel display industry. Before that, he worked as an engineer in a venture backed startup called Candescent Technologies developing a novel field emission flat panel display technology, gaining valuable experience commercializing new technologies. Victor started his career at Hughes Aircraft Company working on a number of engineering projects ranging from missile defense systems to satellite communications systems. Education He attended Stanford University on Hughes Fellowship where he focused on Micro Electro Mechanical Structures (MEMS). Victor holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.rockportcap.com 171
  • 172. William Wiberg General Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures Communications and IT Palo Alto, CA Biography Bill joined ATV in 2003 and focuses on investments in the cleantech, wireless, telecommunications, and IT sectors. His representative investments include CombineNet, Great Point Energy, Handango, HVVi, and Visage Mobile. Bill brings 22 years of operating and venture experience in telecommunications to ATV, including 19 years with Lucent Technologies. He was President of Lucent's Cellular and PCS Wireless Networks division from 1997 to 2000, and in his final year, he grew the business by 38% to $5 billion in revenue. In 2001, Bill transitioned his telecommunications background to venture capital by joining Bowman Capital as a General Partner in the Private Equity Group. In 2002, Bill accepted a General Partner role at Orange Ventures, a wireless-focused fund backed by Orange, one of the largest mobile service providers in the world. Additionally, Bill has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). Education Bill holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, an M.S. from Stanford University and a B.S. from Cornell University. URL http://www.atvcapital.com 172
  • 173. Murray Wilson, BA ’84 Managing Director, River Cities Capital Funds Education Applications, Technology, Media, Supply/Demand chain integration, Outsourced services Cincinnati, OH Biography Murray joined River Cities in 1995 following the launch of Fund I in 1994. Prior to River Cities, he was the first associate hired at another regional venture firm for their debut fund in 1992. Murray has been in the industry for nearly fifteen years and has gained experience and perspective from managing growth company investments through several business cycles. Murray is active in both information technology and healthcare investments. During the late 1990s, he was the lead manager in several software, healthcare IT and healthcare services deals. As the technology market shifted from traditional software to SaaS and BPO plays, Murray transitioned to doing deals that emphasized recurring revenue from hosted software and outsourced technology-enabled services. In addition he was very active in devising and applying analytical and reporting tools as the firm standardized its operations. Previous to being an early hire at both of Cincinnati‟s institutional venture funds, Murray was an entrepreneur-student. In 1990, he was awarded a full scholarship to Xavier University where he served as the Graduate Assistant to the Chairman of the Finance Department. In addition to his studies and regular duties at the University, Murray provided consulting services such as writing business plans and creating complex financial models to local growth companies that were seeking to raise outside capital. His first professional position was Investment Officer for a Boston-based publicly held financial institution during the latter half of the 1980s. Education Murray holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Xavier University. Board Affiliations Murray currently sits on the boards of America‟s Power Sports, Foresight, MindLeaders, ProFind, SmartSignal and SPS Commerce, and is an observer of Knowlagent. URL http://www.rccf.com/ 173
  • 174. Matthew L. Witte, BA ’79 Technology, Software Managing Partner, Marwit Capital Newport Beach, CA Biography Matthew L. Witte has been a Director of Marwit Capital since 1984. In 1994, Mr. Witte became a full Partner of the firm and has been responsible for managing all aspects of its business over the past decade. In 2000, in connection with the firm‟s investment in Paciolan, Inc., an enterprise software company headquartered in Irvine, California, Mr. Witte also assumed an interim operating role as Executive Vice President – Finance and Business Development. In 2001, he again took on an interim role as CEO of IndX Software and ran that company until its acquisition by Siemens AG in 2003. He has been past President of the Western Association of SBICs and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of SBICs. He was previously a General Partner of the Related Companies, a New York based investment firm, and with Grosvenor International Holdings, the overseas investment arm of the Grosvenor Estate of London. Education Mr. Witte is a graduate of Cornell University. Board Affiliations He is currently a Director of Paciolan, Inc. and Fire Grill, LLC. URL http://www.marwit.com/ 174
  • 175. Allan Wolfe, M.D., ’58 BA Partner, UV Partners Life Sciences Manhattan Beach, CA Biography Dr. Wolfe has been a General Partner of UV Partners since 1989. In 1983 he co-founded Hambrecht & Quist‟s Life Science Ventures, perhaps the first “vertical” venture fund focused exclusively on medicine and biotechnology. Dr. Wolfe has extensive experience as a director of emerging companies. Earlier, Dr. Wolfe was an operating manager in startup and mature medical companies, including American Hospital Supply Corporation‟s principal manufacturing division where his responsibilities encompassed strategic and operating planning, research and development, manufacturing, engineering, and international marketing. His post graduate training included service as an intern, resident and Chief Resident in medicine and a research fellowship in cardiology and rheumatic diseases. Education Dr. Wolfe holds a BA in American Civilization from Cornell University and a Doctor of Medicine from the New York University School of Medicine. Board Affiliations Dr. Wolfe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Biomedical Council. URL http://www.uvpartners.com/ 175
  • 176. Josh Wolfe, BS ’99 Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, Semiconductors New York City, NY Biography Josh is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital, focusing on investments in nanotechnology, semiconductors and life sciences. Before forming Lux Capital, he worked in Salomon Smith Barney‟s Investment Banking group, where his experience included a $4 billion hotel merger and a defense against an unsolicited LBO. Josh has also worked in capital markets while at Merrill Lynch on its Financial Futures & Options/Government Strategy desk and at Prudential Securities in its Municipal Finance department. Prior to venturing into the financial world, Josh conducted and published cutting-edge AIDS/immunopathology research in Cell Vision and The Journal of Leukocyte Biology, leading medical/immunology journals. He has been an invited guest speaker, lecturer, and panelist on nanotechnology for CNBC, CNN, Harvard, Yale, Wharton, Columbia, Cornell, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, Capitol Hill, government labs, and officials in France, Canada, UK, Spain, Singapore, and Germany. Widely recognized as one of the preeminent minds in nanotechnology and finance, Josh has been invited by the White House and Canadian Government to advise government organizations on funding strategies. Josh is a co-founder of The NanoBusiness Alliance, a columnist with Forbes Magazine and Editor of the monthly Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report. Education Josh graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a BS in Economics and Finance. Board Affiliations Josh manages Lux Capital‟s investments in Nanosys and Cambrios, and serves on the Board of Directors of Crystal IS and Lux Research. URL http://www.luxcapital.com/ 176
  • 177. Susan Wu, MBA ’00 Partner, Charles River Ventures Technology, Software, Communications Menlo Park, CA Biography Susan joins CRV with 12 years of operating experience working with early stage technology ventures. Susan is a member and the former CMO of the Apache Software Foundation, one of the world‟s most influential open source software organizations. Susan‟s roots in the open source community stems from her long-abiding interest in how technology catalyzes social and economic change. She began her career as the chief architect of an early massively multiplayer online game and has remained active in online gaming. She was the Executive Producer of GXMod, a widely popular, award winning Quake 2 enhancement. Susan also contributed to components of the open source Nebula 3D graphics and game engine. Prior to her work at Apache, Susan was the VP of Strategic Alliances for Predictive Systems, a NASDAQ-listed security services firm that was acquired by International Network Services (INS) in 2003. Susan also served as the VP of Strategic Development for Opus360, a provider of on demand human resources and project management solutions. Susan co-authored Opus360‟s business plan, led business development activities, and helped steer the company to a public offering in 2000. Prior to Opus360, Susan was the Director of Development at USWeb/CKS, where she led the development and design of some of the world‟s first community-centric consumer Internet businesses. Education Susan received her BA from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Cornell University, where she was a Park Fellow and a Bristol Myers Squibb Fellow. Board Affiliations URL http://www.crv.com/ 177
  • 178. Kuantai Yeh, BS ’89, M.Eng ’90, MBA ’98 Managing Director, Highland Capital Partners Semiconductors, Internet and Digital Media Shanghai, China Biography Before joining Highland, Kuantai served as Managing Director of Intel Capital China. While at Intel, he was actively involved in the firm‟s investments in 51.com, BCD, Chipsbrand, Incesoft, Montage Technology, Palm Commerce, Winking Entertainment, Verisilicon and Yeepay. He has also invested in Actions Semiconductors (Nasdaq: ACTS). Prior to joining Intel, Kuantai was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) based in Hong Kong for 5 years, responsible for the non-Japan Asia Technology Investment Banking business for Asian technology companies. Kuantai began his career at Cypress Semiconductors where he spent 6 years in various engineering roles including Technology Integration Manager and Fab Engineering Manager. During the time, Kuantai led several R&D teams to successfully develop and put into volume production 3 generations of SRAM process technologies. Kuantai holds two US patents in semiconductor process technology. The prestigious Forbes Midas List has recognized Kuantai as one of the top venture capitalists in China. Education Cornell University, B.S., Electrical Engineering and Material Science, 1989 Cornell University, M. Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1990 Cornell University, M.B.A., 1998 Board Affiliations URL http://www.hcp.com 178
  • 179. Jeffrey Yim, BS ’01 Associate, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners Life Sciences Chicago, IL Biography Jeff joined Thoma Cressey Bravo from the Chicago office of the investment banking firm of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zurkin, where he was a Financial Analyst in the Healthcare Corporate Finance unit. He also has experience as an Analyst with MetLife's Private Placement Origination Unit and with the E-Commerce Group of Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Education Jeff earned a B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. URL http://www.thomacressey.com/ 179
  • 180. Eric Young, MEng ’78 General Partner, Canaan Partners Communications Systems, Enterprise Automation Menlo Park, CA Biography Since he co-founded Canaan in 1987, Eric has generated numerous positive investment outcomes from his active investor role in companies such as Argon Networks, Capstone Turbine, Copper Mountain Networks, Diffusion Software, Frame Technology, International Network Services, Kalpana, ONI Systems, Spectrian and Visigenic Software. Eric is leading Canaan‟s portfolio of investments in the power, energy and semiconductor sectors. He became an early investor in energy-related clean technologies, starting with Transphase Systems in the early 1990s, an innovative energy storage technology firm addressing efficient energy usage within large commercial facilities. Eric spearheaded Canaan‟s investment in the startup phase of Capstone Turbine, the world leader in the microturbine power generation equipment marketplace. As an active Board member for 13 years, Eric helped transform Capstone Turbine from an engineering project into a publicly-held leader in the distributed power generation industry. Eric has also been a director of Enpirion, an early stage company that manufactures high-efficiency, intelligent power supply modules for electronic systems ranging from mobile consumer devices to servers and infrastructure systems. Most recently, Eric has been advising Zolo Technologies on the development of strategic relationships for deploying their optical measurement technology in established power generation markets. Prior to Canaan, Eric was a Senior Vice President of GE Venture Capital where he initiated a number of successful investments in companies such as Nellcor and Octel Communications. Prior to GE Venture Capital, Eric held a variety of sales, marketing and operations management positions within two GE power-related industrial product businesses. Eric recently served for five years as Silicon Valley‟s VC industry representative on Nasdaq‟s Listing and Hearing Review Council. He also is a member of Advisory Council of Cornell University‟s entrepreneurship initiative, Entrepreneurship@Cornell. Education Eric holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from Northwestern University. Board Affiliations He currently sits on the boards of Cortina Systems, eBates Shopping and Lancope. URL http://www.canaanpartners.com/ 180
  • 181. Philip Young, BME ’62 General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners Medical Instrumentation, IT Menlo Park, CA Biography With a long tenure in venture capital, Philip M. Young has had the pleasure of working with many entrepreneurs. In fact, he‟s recruited a number of USVP‟s partners from the ranks of entrepreneurs over the years, most recently Casey Tansey. Whether it‟s helping a serial entrepreneur scout out his next company, or helping portfolio companies recruit the best possible management team, Phil enjoys the role of coach and mentor. Prior to joining USVP in 1990, Phil spent four years with Concord Partners, Dillon Read‟s venture capital operation in Palo Alto. With a specialty in the medical device industry, Phil has watched the evolution of new methodologies, such as the emergence of minimally-invasive treatments, into increasingly diverse and pervasive applications. Phil‟s investment interests aren‟t confined to medical devices and biotechnology, however. Recently he‟s been active in online advertising, a more than $10 billion industry growing at nearly 30 percent a year. Phil arrived at USVP with extensive operating experience. He was President and CEO of Oximetrix, a manufacturer of critical care instruments and disposables, where he spent eight years growing the privately-held venture-backed company from $1 million in revenues to nearly $50 million. Prior to Oximetrix, Phil spent six years at New Court Securities in venture capital and corporate finance, two years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., and six years on Admiral Rickover‟s project management staff at the Atomic Energy Commission. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University and as Chairman of the Board of eCornell, the university‟s online distance learning subsidiary. Phil enjoys photography, cooking and spending time with his wife in the South of France. He has two daughters and two grandchildren. Education Phil earned a BME from Cornell University with High Distinction, an MS in Engineering Physics from George Washington University, and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar. 181
  • 182. Board Affiliations He has represented USVP on the boards of Aerogen, CardioThoracic Systems, CardioVascular Imaging Systems, CoCensys, Compugen, FemRx, Penederm, 3Dfx Interactive, Vical and Xoma – all of which became public companies. Currently he sits on the boards of Zoran, a public company, and privately-held Aptus Endosystems, Bayhill Therapeutics, Caspian Networks, Claria, Dotomi, RelayHealth, Synarc, St. Francis Medical and Timi3 Systems. URL http://www.usvp.com/ 182
  • 183. Diana Yousef, Ph.D. 2007 Principal, Kidd & Company, LLC Greenwich, CT Biography Diana joined KCO from a background in life sciences, strategy consulting and emerging markets private sector development. Previously, she was with Battelle Ventures, focusing on early- and seed-stage investments in biotechnology, health care, renewable energies, environmental management, IT and computing technologies. She has also worked for the biotechnology investments group of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and for McKinsey & Company, advising clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, high technology, consumer goods/retail, financial services, logistics and public health sectors. Education Diana earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Harvard University, an MBA and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Structural Biology and Biochemistry from Cornell University. Board Affiliations URL http://www.kiddcompany.com/ 183
  • 184. Michael Zak, BS ’75 Partner, Charles River Ventures Technology, Telecommunications, Software, Internet Waltham, MA Biography Mike Zak‟s recent projects have been in the area of alternative energy and fuel technologies where he has made investments in Celunol Corporation (biomass to ethanol conversion) as well as Rive Technology (petrochemical systems). Mike joined the firm in 1991. Over the past fifteen years he has made investments across a range of industries including voice and data communications equipment, networking software, applications software and services, optical communications equipment, network monitoring and analysis software, semiconductors, and wireless communications equipment. Teams of entrepreneurs, for whom he was an investment sponsor or co-sponsor, included Agile Networks (acquired, 1996), American Internet Corporation (acquired, 1998), Broadbus Technologies (acquired, 2006), CIENA Corporation (IPO, 1997), Concord Communications (IPO, 1997; acquired, 2005), Cport Corporation (acquired, 2000), Floware (IPO, 2000; merged, 2001), ON Technology (IPO, 1995; acquired, 2004), Sonus Networks (IPO, 2000), and SpeechWorks (IPO, 2000; acquired, 2003). In 2002 he was awarded the Venture Capitalist of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council. In addition to his activities with the firm, Mike has had a longstanding interest in international affairs. For the past three years he has been the founder and primary sponsor of a new program in US-China relations at Cornell University called the China & Asia-Pacific Studies program. He is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. At one time, Mike could speak passable Mandarin Chinese. From 1975 to 1979 he served as a communications and signals intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps in the U.S., Western Europe and East Asia. From 1981-1986 he was employed by Motorola, Inc. and McKinsey & Company, Inc. From 1986 to 1991 he was a co- founder and vice president at Concord Communications, a start-up network monitoring and analysis software company which subsequently became a successful investment of Charles River (IPO, 1997). Education Mike was awarded a BS degree in engineering from Cornell University in 1975 and he is a 1981 graduate of Harvard Business School. 184
  • 185. Board Affiliations Currently, Mike is on the board of directors of Verenium Corporation (integrated biofuels, NASDAQ: VRNM) and Rive Technology (petroleum refining technologies) and is Chairman of the industry advisory committee at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Mike also is on the board of directors of technology companies Brix Networks (network performance measurement systems) and Reva Systems (RFID infrastructure), and works with Crossbeam Systems (network threat protection). He is active in community and Church affairs as well as land conservation projects throughout New England. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emerson Hospital, a 164-bed community hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the University Council at Cornell University. URL http://www.crv.com/ 185
  • 186. Jan Rock Zubrow, BA ’77 Venture Partner, Radius Ventures Biotech, Medical Devices, Healthcare Services New York City, NY Biography Jan Rock Zubrow joined Radius Ventures as a venture partner is 2002. Radius Ventures invests in early stage companies in the life sciences. Radius currently manages three funds with total committed capital of approximately $ 200 million. Prior to joining Radius, Jan Rock Zubrow was the Founder and President of MedCapital, LLC, an early stage venture capital firm. Before starting MedCapital, Ms Zubrow was Vice President, Women‟s Health at Johnson & Johnson. She was responsible for expanding J&J‟s two billion dollar franchise in women‟s health products, which resulted in the $290 million acquisition of Biopsys Medical, the $79 million acquisition of Gynecare, Inc., and the creation of a new J&J venture, Women‟s First Healthcare. Prior to that, Ms. Rock was Vice President, Marketing at J&J Personal Products and was responsible for revitalizing J&J‟s $500 million feminine care franchise in the U.S. Education Ms. Rock received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Board Affiliations Ms. Rock currently serves on the board of directors of U-Systems, Inc., a Radius portfolio company. She also served as a director or observer to several venture stage companies, including Amicas, Inc., BEI Medical, Inc., Immunicon, Inc., Protocare, Inc, and Purilens, Inc. URL http://www.radiusventures.com/ 186