Christy Chin

Christy Remey Chin is focused on impact investing and venture philanthropy. She currently serves on several boards, including Benetech, Food Forward, New Story, Save The Waves, SV2, World Affairs, and, while also serving as an advisor to Accountability Counsel, CALMatters, and Colgate University’s President Council. She is a Venture Partner and previously served as […]

Barry Eggers

Barry Eggers - Board of Directors

A founding partner at Lightspeed, Barry is something of a Silicon Valley pioneer. After all, as a native of Sunnyvale, he remembers when the area was filled not with startups but with cherry and apricot orchards. And although he attended undergrad at UCLA, he soon returned to the valley to earn an MBA at Stanford. […]

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin is the President & CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the venture community’s preeminent trade association focused on empowering the next generation of transformative American companies. Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, NVCA acts as the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community […]

Jennifer Friel Goldstein

Jennifer Friel Goldstein is the managing partner for Life Science and Healthcare Practice at SVB Capital and is a founding member of Venture Forward, a nonprofit that provides resources and education toward developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive venture capital (VC) ecosystem. She is also an advisory board member of Springboard Enterprises and the Women’s Health Innovation Coalition. Jennifer has more than 20 […]

Samara Hernandez

Samara is the Founding Partner of an institutionally-backed pre-seed stage fund, Chingona Ventures, focusing on investing in tech and tech-enabled companies across the U.S. Before this, she was an investor at MATH Venture Partners; led new investment review, diligence, and execution. Before VC, she worked at Goldman Sachs, continually ranked top 5 in selling financial […]

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising software and hardware companies. Prior to founding Precursor Ventures, Charles was a Partner at SoftTech VC. In this role, he focused on identifying investment opportunities […]

Ray Leach

Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S. Ray is considered a national thought and practice leader at the intersections of public, […]

Courtney McCrea

Courtney is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recast Capital, a platform supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture. The Recast team believes that emerging managers, particularly those with diverse partnerships, represent both an underserved market and overlooked business opportunity, and is taking a new approach to meeting the need. Courtney is also a […]

Kate Mitchell

Kate is a co-founder of Scale Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based firm that invests in software companies creating the future of work. She and the ScaleVP team have backed successful, high growth companies, including ExactTarget (Salesforce), Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS); Box (NYSE: BOX), DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU); (NYSE: BILL), WalkMe, and JFrog that modernize the way […]

Elliott Robinson

Elliott Robinson is a partner in the San Francisco office where he focuses primarily on growth investments in SaaS and cloud companies. He co-authors Bessemer’s iconic 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and the annual State of the Cloud Report. He looks to partner with companies and management teams that are defining their market category while […]

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