Meet the VC Taskforce Team

All of the amazing people who keep VC Taskforce running, growing, and thriving.

FEATURED TEAM MEMBERS

Amy Weiher

Weiher Creative

After several years spent working in advertising and graphic design firms on the east coast, Amy founded Weiher Creative in 2005. Today, she shares her passion for design and marketing expertise with clients throughout the Bay Area and the nation.

Carol Felton

Insight Circle PR

Carol is founder and president of InsightCircle PR, and has over 30 years of experience building, managing and protecting companies’ corporate reputations.

Balaji Sivasubramanian

Engineering Capital

Balaji Sivasubramanian is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Engineering Capital. He is a product marketing and strategy executive with over 15 years experience in the IT industry. He is a founding member of Wharton Alumni Angel Network.

Kristie D. Prinz

The Prinz Law Office

Kristie Prinz is the founder of the intellectual property licensing and technology transactions boutique law firm, The Prinz Law Office, which is based in Silicon Valley, California, and has satellite offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Atlanta. Her practice focuses on advising early stage and small to mid-sized businesses on the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial transactions in the fields of software, hardware, Internet, health tech, biotech, and other similar high tech and life sciences fields.

Amy Weiher

Weiher Creative

After several years spent working in advertising and graphic design firms on the east coast, Amy founded Weiher Creative in 2005. Today, she shares her passion for design and marketing expertise with clients throughout the Bay Area and the nation.

Balaji Sivasubramanian

Engineering Capital

Balaji Sivasubramanian is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Engineering Capital. He is a product marketing and strategy executive with over 15 years experience in the IT industry. He is a founding member of Wharton Alumni Angel Network.

Bill Reichert

Managing Partner, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill Reichert, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures, has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since co-founding Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on seed-stage and early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

Bryan Meyer

Mainstay Salire

Bryan is Senior Manager at Mainstay Salire, and has over 10 years of experience in technology and valuation. In his role at Mainstay Partners, he provides strategic consulting to clients in technology, healthcare, and finance.

Carol Felton

Insight Circle PR

Carol is founder and president of InsightCircle PR, and has over 30 years of experience building, managing and protecting companies’ corporate reputations.

E. John Park

Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC

E. John Park is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Park's practice focuses on corporate and securities laws, including private placements (including both debt and equity offerings), public securities offerings, recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions.

John Templeton

John came to Silicon Valley as editor of the San Jose Business Journal in time for the Fairmont to break ground and to see the first Macintosh. For the past 24 years, he's been a multi-media publisher, curator and author.

John Thomas

John is an Engineering Manager at Google, where he leads monetization teams for YouTube. Prior to Google, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Siebel Systems (now part of Oracle) where he led a number of design and development initiatives around tools and test frameworks.

Kartik Gada

Woodside Capital Partners

Kartik Gada has 20 years of experience across investment banking, hedge funds, and technology business unit management. He was previously a Managing Director at Reliance Capital. Before that, he founded 3D Strategies Management, a commodities futures hedge fund that was among the highest returning small funds during that period.

Earlier, he was a Director at Netgear, responsible for the full P&L of the $250M consumer products division. He is the author of a widely read book on the new economics of technology, The ATOM (http://atom.singularity2050.com/), and will be teaching a finance class at Stanford University starting in early 2017.

He has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is the entrepreneurship co-chair for the UMich Bay Area Alumni Board.

Kristie D. Prinz

The Prinz Law Office

Kristie Prinz is the founder of the intellectual property licensing and technology transactions boutique law firm, The Prinz Law Office, which is based in Silicon Valley, California, and has satellite offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Atlanta. Her practice focuses on advising early stage and small to mid-sized businesses on the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial transactions in the fields of software, hardware, Internet, health tech, biotech, and other similar high tech and life sciences fields.

Laura Bergheim

Founder and CEO, Wordsmithie

Laura is both a writer and an agency head, building and managing award-winning editorial and content teams for 20 years. She has written for global technology, retail, healthcare, travel and financial industry brands.

Lucy Reckseit

Since 1998, Lucy Reckseit has been serving as “fractional” or part-time in-house counsel to mid-stage and late-stage venture-backed companies that do not yet need a full-time in-house counsel.

Martin Pichinson

Sherwood Partners, LLC

Martin is co-managing member and co-founder of Sherwood Partners, LLC.

Miki Saxon

RampUp Solutions

Miki is founder of RampUp Solutions and co-creator of Option Sanity™, the first and only values/culture-based incentive stock allocation program that maximizes motivational stock, while creating a laser focus on the company's goals.

Monica Raj

Independent Angel Investor

Monika Raj is a seasoned global media executive, entrepreneur and angel investor with over 18 years of experience in media, entertainment, advertising and hi-tech. She funds and works closely with companies as strategic advisor in Silicon Valley, LA and Asia.

Nick Mikhailovsky

NTR Lab

Nick is co-founder of POIdo, a location-based advertising startup, as well as founder and CEO of NTR Lab, a bespoke software development company in Russia, and its subsidiary, NTR Lab-US, Inc.; NTR Lab is the technical force behind the VC Taskforce website.

Rick Brounstein

Rick has over thirty years of operational and CFO-level financial leadership expertise with emerging growth companies and Smaller Public Companies within the software and medical device areas.

Robert Winter

daVinci Capital Group

Robert is co-founder and Managing Director of daVinci Capital Group, a technology private equity fund focused on microCap public and late-stage private companies

Rod Lowe

Owner, Softnet

Rod programs and designs websites and contact management systems since the mid 1990's, concentrating on business and multi-location websites.

Serdar Yeralan

PhD, Managing Partner, SYN2, LLC

Dr. Yeralan is an experienced leader and an entrepreneur with over 20 medical device and biotech products in the market.

Spencer Hsu

ReadyTech

Spencer is a senior sales and marketing specialist at ReadyTech, a cloud computing provider for enterprise businesses focused primarily in their training division.

Valerie Badgett

Founder, EnSet Ventures

EnSet Ventures founder Valerie Badgett specializes in venture development for both startups and established companies that desire to go to the next level and/or increase their market positioning.

VC Taskforce™ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies.

Contact Us

For additional information, please get in touch:

June Riley
CEO, VC Taskforce
650-776-1040

E-mail: june@vctaskforce.com