Come meet with our judge panel for Jan25 Pitch Demo Day! Thanks to all of them for being judge on Saturday.
===Judge Panel List===
• Erin Delacroix, Innovator at LinkedIn
• Indu Navar, Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners
• Saji Johnson, Managing Partner of Anicca Ventures
• Neil Weintraut, Cloud Venture
• Eugene Zhang, CEO, InnoSpring Inc.; General Partner, TEEC Angel Fund
• David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Founder & CEO at GWC, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor
===Judge Panel Bio===
Erin received her BFA in New Media from AAU. She has a strong focus on strategy, innovative product design, and business development. One Kings Lane, Coin, ebay, URBN, World Golf Tour, and Wells Fargo are among the various companies within her portfolio.
Indu Navar advises software and Internet services companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. Over the past 20 years, Indu has served as a founder and CEO of successful companies, developing a proven track record in business development and strategic financing. She has successfully led companies through several rounds of growth stage strategic financing.
Prior to Woodside Capital Partners, Indu was founder and CEO of Serus Corporation, provider of SAAS offering for companies with outsourced manufacturing. Indu has been on the ground floor of several successful technology companies including Healtheon (WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA, Moffett Field, California.
Indu has B.S Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India and M.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
Neil Weintraut was a founding 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 for Intuit), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and When.com (acquired by AOL). And is presently an advisor and angel investor at Cloud Ventures, whose investments included Cloudkick, on the early Cloud infrastructure company acquired by Rackspace. Neil 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 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.
Eugene joined InnoSpring, Inc, a US-China cross border technology incubator since 2012 as CEO.
In summer 2010, Eugene co-foundered TEEC Angel Fund, a supper angel fund investing in both US and China early stage companies.
Eugene founded JEDA Technologies, Inc., in December, 2002 and serves as President and CEO.JEDA specializes in next-generation SoC design methodologies and provides ESL (electronic system level ) verification automation products for leading edge SoC design companies world wide. JEDABeijing R&D center was opened in December 2004 atTsinghuaSciencePark.
Eugene has been working in the networking and computer industry for thirteen years in technical and management positions. Prior to founding JEDA, he was with Juniper Networksfrom its start where he contributed greatly to the success of many complex ASICs for internet backbone routers. Prior to joining Juniper, Eugene was with Cisco Systems as an ASIC design verification engineer. From 1993 to 1995 he worked on the Sunfire SMP server project at SUN Microsystems where he participated in creating industry’s first hardware Testbench language Vera, which is a part of today’s industry standard, SystemVerilog ( IEEE 1880).
Mr. Zhang received his M.S.C.E fromSyracuse University,USA, and a M.S.E.E and B.S.E.E from TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing, China.