Featured Team Members
Kristie D. Prinz
The Prinz Law OfficeKristie 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.
Weiher CreativeAfter 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.
Insight Circle PRCarol is founder and president of InsightCircle PR, and has over 30 years of experience building, managing and protecting companies’ corporate reputations.
Engineering CapitalBalaji 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.
Managing Partner, Garage Technology VenturesBill 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.
Mainstay SalireBryan 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.
E. John Park
Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLCE. 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.
VP Corporate Development, Utopia Global, IncInder’s professional background is in corporate development, new ventures, R&D management, analyst relations and marketing, broadly in the tech sector: semiconductors, wireless, photovoltaics, software and services.
John TempletonJohn 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 ThomasJohn 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.
Woodside Capital PartnersKartik 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.
Lucy ReckseitSince 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.
Sherwood Partners, LLCMartin is co-managing member and co-founder of Sherwood Partners, LLC.
RampUp SolutionsMiki 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.
Independent Angel InvestorMonika 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.
NTR LabNick 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 BrounsteinRick 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.
daVinci Capital GroupRobert is co-founder and Managing Director of daVinci Capital Group, a technology private equity fund focused on microCap public and late-stage private companies
Owner, SoftnetRod programs and designs websites and contact management systems since the mid 1990’s, concentrating on business and multi-location websites.
PhD, Managing Partner, SYN2, LLCDr. Yeralan is an experienced leader and an entrepreneur with over 20 medical device and biotech products in the market.
ReadyTechSpencer is a senior sales and marketing specialist at ReadyTech, a cloud computing provider for enterprise businesses focused primarily in their training division.
Founder, EnSet VenturesEnSet 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.
Founder and CEO, WordsmithieLaura 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.