EXPO Schedule – June 7th, 2012
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Registration|
|1:00pm – 1:15pm||Opening Remarks|
|1:15pm – 2:15pm||Startup Pitches|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||BREAK|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||VC Panel
• Jim Barnett, Shasta Ventures
• Sumeet Jain, CMEA
• Ajay Agarwal, Bain Capital Ventures
• Kamran Elahian, Global Catalyst Partners
|3:30pm – 4:25pm||Startup Pitches|
|4:25pm – 4:50pm||Keynote: “The Era of Hypergrowth. How it changes everything.” by Robert Goldberg|
|4:50pm – 5:00pm||Top 3 Startup Winners Announced|
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Networking Reception|
*subject to change
Speakers will be announced on a rolling basis leading up to the event.
Robert Goldberg, Managing Partner, Crossroads Ventures
Most recently Robert was a member of the early executive team at Zynga serving as its first senior vice president of business operations and corporate development. His work resulted in key revenue initiatives, global partnerships, and strategic acquisitions, which contributed to Zynga reaching over $1 billion run rate in revenue, growing its employee base to over 2,500 worldwide and expanding distribution to 100 countries worldwide in less than three years. Robert also established and led Zynga’s operations in Asia where he guided the company’s expansion onto multiple SNS and mobile platforms.
During his career, Robert helped lead three companies to initial public offerings and has been involved in numerous successful exits. Previously, Robert has been the Managing Director of managing director of venture operations at Idealab where he pioneered the capital-efficient strategy of “innovation through milestone investing” which tied frequent operating and innovation milestones to successive capital investments.
Prior to Idealab, Robert spent more than 20 years in senior management, corporate investment and strategy positions at media, e-commerce and enterprise software companies.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Columbia University in New York City.
Jim Barnett, Parnter, Shasta Ventures
Jim was also president of Ancestry.com (MyFamily.com) and president and CEO of ThirdAge Media, which was acquired by Ancestry.com. Prior to that, Jim was president and CEO of Infogrammes North America, a leading global publisher of video games and entertainment software. He was also chairman, president and CEO of Accolade Inc, Infogrammes’ predecessor company, and prior to that was chief operating officer of an “Inc. 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.”
Jim has served on the boards of many private and public companies including SideStep, Inc. where he was chairman and Petco where he was also an early investor.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree, MBA and J.D. from Stanford University.
Sumeet Jain, Partner, CMEA
Sumeet’s obsession with actionable data led him to join the team that started and grew Personify, one of the first online analytics companies that analyzed user browsing behavior to deliver actionable analytics data and predictive marketing products. Personify fueled Sumeet’s passion for products whose value accelerates with increasing data. Following Personify’s merger with Angara, he joined iManage, a knowledge and content management company where he led sales and business development. The company allowed enterprises to manage the information created in all unstructured formats and delivered solutions for better leveraging a Company’s data and content; iManage was acquired by Interwoven in 2003 for $171mm.
Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
In addition to his firm and portfolio company responsibilities, Mr. Agarwal serves as the National Board Chair for BUILD, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping underprivileged high school students attend college. Mr. Agarwal grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently lives in Palo Alto, CA with his wife and three daughters.
Kamran Elahian, Global Catalyst Partners
He also serves as co-chair of UNDESA-GAID, The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development is a United Nations global forum that promotes the use of information and communication technologies in developing countries.
In December 2006, Mr. Elahian was presented The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry.
Mr. Elahian received his BS in computer science, BS in mathematics, and masters of engineering in computer graphics from the University of Utah.