Mentors make the difference. While there is a ton of "how to turn your idea into a unicorn" advice, it is hard to always know what is right for you, the founder. Your company and your vision may not follow the same path as those before you. Mentors help you pick out the useful advice and information from the avalanche of feedback and suggestions. They help you see what is important and what can wait. We are honored to have a phenomenal set of mentors ready to help the entrepreneurs in our Accelerator Program!
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Sudhir is an financier, private investor, CEO and board member. As CEO of an internet community and commerce site, he lead a valuable exit to a strategic buyer.
Murtaza is a Product and Marketing leader. Murtaza bootstrapped a startup, launched an AI recommendation engine, and drove $50K in sales within six months.
Raj is a serial entrepreneur, combining technical expertise with business and management acumen. Specializing in cyber-security, SaaS/cloud-computing, AI/ML and data science.
Meg is a disruptive technologist, change agent, innovator, patent holder, thought leader, TEDster, startup advisor and coach. She is endlessly curious and happy to help.
Paul's specialty is people. With broad experience in multiple industries and high-growth, high change companies, he's ready to help you build your team!
If you want to make sure your company culture doesn't fail, Dr. Blackburn is the one to call. She called the cultural meltdowns at Uber and Zenefits before they happened!
Devika is an Engineering leader who has built revenue generating & consumer facing products at scale at Yahoo and Netflix. She is all about driving growth and innovation.
Noha is a data science powerhouse. Her interests include computer vision, machine learning, and geo-localization, and she has a PhD (with honors) to back it up!
Lonnie is a business, finance and IP attorney who has worked with hundreds of technology start-ups. He founded Finkel Law Group to serve tech entrepreneurs.
Shelli specializes in equipping next generation leaders to learn new strategies, lead with positive impact, and leave a legacy by design.
Natalie is a catalyst for innovation and a serial entrepreneur. Her disruptive technology has been globally vetted by experts at Microsoft, HP, Dell, Infosys and Infor.
A proven executive leader with diverse experiences in demanding environments, Dan is skilled at communicating complex technical topics in understandable business terms.
After several years as a left brain thinker, PK is now actively developing his right brain. He's working on creative writing and hopes to get his stories published!
Yuet is a master of technologies and mathematics. He has lots of experience helping startups navigate successful partnerships with big companies.
Linda is a VC veteran who has spent years helping VC managers achieve operational excellence. She is passionate about helping others grow and reach their fullest potential.
Peter is an accomplished operations executive, innovator and venture capitalist. He has seen it all, from ground zero to an IPO and a $3.4B exit.
Steve was part of Big Data 1.0 doing M&A for BI companies, Big Data 2.0 spinning out the Yahoo Hadoop team into Hortonworks, and sees AI / ML as the start of Big Data 3.0
David knows how to put companies together and has lead a hat trick of $1.5B transactions. From strategy to integration, David has done it all!
Before artificial intelligence was taking the world by storm, Jack was quietly building not one, but nine startups with AI at their core.
Rachel is an experienced innovation executive. She inspires big, bold thinking while creating a positive impact on products/services and businesses.
Jim is a CEO, founder, advisor and serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits. He's built B2B and B2B2C companies in multiple verticals from the ground up.
Justin eats Data Science and Analysis for breakfast. He's used his skills to tame the big data universes of advertising and search applications.
Who you gonna call when your web site or app won’t scale? Greg! He's crafted VoD and AWS cloud solutions for companies of all sizes including nCUBE, Cisco, and more.
Chrissy knows about building & growing – it’s rarely only the tech. At PayPal it was ‘the how’; at ask.com it was perception; at Blackhawk it was the technology & the team
Eric is a venture capital fund investor who advises seed/early-stage fund managers and their portfolio companies. He started his career in Mechanical Engineering.
Sabina is an accomplished engineer and leader. Her most unusual entrepreneurial endeavor? Her campaign to get elected to the San Ramon City Council!
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