Join a great panel of judges lead by Bill Reichert of Garage venture at April 20th Pitch and Demo Day event hosted by SVEntrepreneurs at SAP Palo Alto.
=== Judge of Panel List===
- Bill Reichert, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
- Rashmi Gopinath, Associate Investment Director at Intel Capital
- Mike Loftus, EIR, Angel’s Forum
- Ting Louie, Director at SharesPost Investment Management / SP100 fund
- Neil Weintraut, Cloud Ventures
- Amit Sinha, VP – Head, Database & Technology Product Marketing, SAP
- Moderator, David Cao, CEO, GWC (US) | Fire Starter, SVEntrepreneurs
Bill Reichert is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a leading seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund, based in Silicon Valley. Garage makes seedinvestments in promising early stage technology companies and works intensivelywith them to help them to the next step. Some of Garage’s most successful startupsinclude Pandora, Tripwire, LeftHand Networks, Coremetrics, Hoku Scientific, Kaboodle,WhiteHat Security and Simply Hired.
Bill has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Prior tojoining Garage in 1998, Bill was a co-founder and senior executive at several early-stage,venture-backed technology companies, including Trademark Software, The LearningCompany, Infa Technologies, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, Bill workedat McKinsey & Co. in Los Angeles, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and BrownBrothers Harriman & Co. in New York. Bill earned his BA from Harvard University andhis MBA from Stanford University.
Rashmi Gopinath is an Associate Investment Director at Intel Capital focusing on software and services investments in enterprise markets. Her current investments at Intel Capital include 10gen, Apperian, ForeScout, and BlueData. Prior to Intel, Rashmi was a Product/Program Manager at GE Healthcare and led a 30-member global cross-functional team to develop enterprise Healthcare IT products. Rashmi has an MBA with High Honors from Northwestern University where she was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and graduated in top 10% of her class. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Mike Loftus is an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Angel’s Forum. He brings over 20years’ experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has heldsenior leadership roles with several young companies including E-machines, GraphicMedia, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA..
Mike is currently CEO and Founder of The Glue USA, which advises early stagecompanies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy andsourcing investment capital. Mr. Loftus mentors Australian companies through the ANZA TechnologyNetwork and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark. In 2012 Mike served as the firstEntrepreneur-in-Residence at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale. He has also mentored high school andcollege students through SAGE Global and the Haas School of Business.
Mr. Loftus has earned degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute ofTechnology, completed the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the FranklinCovey Leadership Program.
Mike is member of the St. Nicholas Parish of Los Altos and is involved in several ministries.
My focus is on lean operations, the revenue model and getting the product to MVP, refining eachstrategy in the light of real customer feedback.
Ting Louie is the Director of Investment Managementfor SharesPost Investment Management (SPIM). Ting isresponsible for making investment decisions for the SP100fund, a diversified portfolio of private, late-stage, growthcompanies, managing relationships with private companiesand venture investors. Some of SPIM’s current investmentsinclude Cloudera, TrueCar, Silver Spring Networks, Chegg,Twitter, Brammo, and FaceBook.Before joining SharesPost, Ting was an investment bankerwith Deutsche Bank and Jefferies & Company, coveringTechnology companies in the Internet, Digital Media andSoftware sectors. Ting has worked on dozens of initialpublic offerings, financings and mergers & acquisitionsfor leading growth companies in the technology sector.Some representative clients include Yelp, HomeAway,CafePress, Reply!, eBay, GSI Commerce, RenRen, SMARTTechnologies, Motricity, Flextronics.Ting received his MBA from the University of SouthernCalifornia – Marshall School of Business and an AB inEconomics from Occidental College.
Neil Weintraut was one of the first Wall Street Internet analyst, underwriting many of the pioneers of the Internet including Checkpoint Software, CNet, Netscape and UUNET. Neil was co-founder and partner of Palo Alto Venture Partners, an Interent-focused venture capital firm. PAVP’s investments include AdForce (OTC-ADFC), AvantGo (OTC-AVGO), CareerBuilder (OTC-CBDR), DemandForce (acquired), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and When.com (acquired). Neil is presently an advisor and angel investor. Neil has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSEE from Drexel University. Neil was also an advisor to the International Olympic Committee on the application of the Internet to the Olympic Games, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a computer design engineer at IBM and Daisy Systems.
Amit Sinha is Head of the Database & Technology Product Marketing org at SAP where he led the market introduction of in-memory computing technology across database, data-warehouse analytical applications markets. Prior to this, he drove SAP’s evolution from enterprise software within a company boundary walls to build a new category of software for business and consumer networks. He also headed marketing activities for SAP Premier Network, the community of SAP’s top 400 customers world-wide. He was one of the founding team members of SAP NetWeaver, driving customer adoption of SAP’s technology platform. Amit is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, India and is passionate about impact of technology on business.
More detail at: http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/events/74896172/
9:30M Opening & Introduction
Host:Greg Chase, Danny Bin
Bill Reichert, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
9:50AM Startup Pitch
Total 10 minutes for each presentation and Q&A.
– 5 minutes for Presentation
– 5 minutes for Q&A
Note: A judge can extend the presentation time limit by an extra minute
11AM Founder Story
Gary Krane, PhD, CEO/cofounder, Relationship Technologies atcouplewise.com & StopArguingNow.com (future feeder site),Runner of Mar Startup Pitching Contest.
11:10 Panel Discussion with judges
12:30 Lunch and Networking