Partners

David Anderson

David Anderson has over 4 decades of experience as an engineer and visionary technologist. He served as General Manager of Texas Instruments’ Think Tank, Kilby Labs, and previously worked for National Semiconductor and Volterra Corp. His interests include power electronics, circuit design, and hardware architecture.

David Caplan

David Caplan has served for over 24 years as Chairman of Objectivity, a software analytics platform. He holds a BS and an MS in Math from MIT and an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. His interests include hardware, software, storage, and semiconductors.

Iris Chan

Iris Chan has a strong background in business and commercial banking. She previously served as an executive in commercial banking at Wells Fargo. She is currently on the Board of Directors at East West Bank Corp and a Principal at Ameriway, Inc. Her experience includes capital management, board governance, channel managment, and business strategy.

Mary Curtis

Mary Curtis is CEO of Pacifico, a global strategic communications consultancy, and of OnChip Systems, a fabless semiconductor company. Her expertise includes brand articulation, company/product launches, and crisis messaging. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, she is drawn to strong, collaborative management teams and game-changing products in life sciences, software, e-commerce and social media.

Alejandro Estrada

Alejandro Estrada is a senior executive with over 25 years of global expertise in strategy, business development, product innovation, finance and risk management, at leading organizations such as Visa, Banco Santander, Hewlett Packard, and McKinsey & Co. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Harvard.

Ruth Glick

Ruth Glick is a seasoned investor and problem-solver with a multi-faceted background in law, financial trading and services and media.  She is an internationally recognized arbitrator and mediator, former financial instruments trader and arbitrageur and business journalist.  She is interested in legal tech, fintech,  health care and media related companies.

 

Fred de Grosz

Fred de Grosz had a forty year career in the Insurance Brokerage Industry. He was a founder, President and CEO of ABD Insurance and Financial Services. Fred was part of the team that built ABD from a startup to the twelfth largest insurance brokerage in the USA. Fred was Vice Chairman of Wells Fargo Insurance Services from 2007 to 2009 following the acquisition of ABD by Wells Fargo.

Daniel Hansen

Dan Hansen has been practicing law in Silicon Valley for over 16 years. He concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law for early stage companies and investors. Prior to co-founding M&H, Dan was a partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP in Palo Alto, California, where he practiced for 10 years. Dan holds a B.S.M.E., an M.B.A., and a J.D. from the University of Utah and an L.L.M in Trade Regulation from New York University.

George Hervey

George Hervey has extensive industry and senior-level management experience. He joined Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in April 2000 as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hervey is also Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. George also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Eric Hixon

Eric Hixon is the former Founder and CEO of MediaMaster, a cloud music platform, and former CTO for Kadoo, a file sharing platform. His areas of expertise include cloud computing, software scalability, and the business skills required to turn complex technologies into successful companies.

Steve Kaplan

Steve Kaplan spent 23 years leading Gap to be the largest U.S. based specialty store organization and was a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been a member of The Angels’ Forum since 2005, with interests in retailing, consumer products and services, e-commerce and entertainment. He received his BA from Adelphi University and an LLB from Brooklyn Law School.

Meera Kaul

Meera Kaul is an investor and serial entrepreneur with 4 multi-million dollar exits. She was voted one of the Top 50 women in telecom and Entrepreneur of the year 2013 and 2015. She has built technology startups and led technology transformations across 3 continents. She graduated from Stanford GSB.

Allan Kramer, MD

Allan Kramer is an experienced financial executive. He is a founding partner of Silicon Valley Bank, and former chairman of the board of Bridge Bank. His interests include life sciences and medical devices.

Don Lindsay

Don Lindsay is a recognized expert, innovator and contributor in product experience with over 170 patents in user interface design for both desktop & mobile platforms. A former Apple, Microsoft and Blackberry executive, he built highly effective world-class product design organizations.

Gladys Monroy

Gladys Monroy has 25 years experience as Senior Partner at Morrison & Foerster, one of Silicon Valley’s top law firms. She was voted Best Patent Attorney in 2014. She received a PHD in biochemistry from NYU. Her expertise and interest include intellectual property and life sciences.

Karen Riley

Karen Riley is an experienced executive in enterprise software and SaaS companies, where she has led businesses in turnaround, high growth, acquisition and rightsizing situations. Karen currently serves on the Board of Directors for many companies including Specialty’s Cafe, Scopix Solutions, Taulia, GeoG2, Panterra Networks and Loqate.

Peter Rosenthal

Peter Rosenthal is an experienced sales executive with a background in life sciences. His expertise includes technology assessment, market development, sales and marketing. He is interested in life science tools, medical devices, cancer screening and new technologies at large.

Jean Claude (J.C.) Sarner

J.C. Sarner is an experienced general manager with experience in software sales and marketing. He is a strategic thinker, focuses on simple business cases, and looks for founders and executive teams with a broad skillset (thinkers-doers) and a track record of successful exits.

Phil Schlein

Phil Schlein is an experienced retail and consumer product executive and early stage investor who helps entrepreneurs with strategy, financing and governance. He is the former CEO of Macy’s West and previously served on the board of Apple. He looks for capital-efficient companies bridging online and offline for retail.

Craig Sirnio

Craig Sirnio is an expert in distribution channels and sales management. A founding member of The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Fund, he has over 20 years of early stage investment experience. He is interested in investing in capital-efficient companies with scalable go-to-market models.

Alaina Sloo

Alaina Soo has extensive experience in PR/Communications. Formerly at Microsoft WebTV and Philips Electronics, her strengths include consumer technologies, business strategy, and competitive differentiation. She loves working with passionate teams on transformative technologies with real insight into human needs and behaviors.

Eddie Sweeney

A former HR executive at National Semiconductor, Eddie Sweeney’s expertise include organization design, executive compensation, recruiting, board composition and governance. He’s interested in consumer products, software at large, digital and social media, as well as life sciences.

Bob Tandler

Bob Tandler is CEO of an apparel manufacturing company and a real estate management company. He is an expert in team development, governance and fundraising. He holds a JD from Washington U. His primary interest is consumer products and he loves working with early stage founders.

Paul Twombly

Paul Twombly has over 40 years experience in telecommunications and networking. He has held management and executive positions with IBM, WarpSpeed Communications, ROLM, NICE Systems and Foundry Networks. He has international experience in complex manufacturing processes spanning multi-plant operations.

Jennifer Vancini

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technologies, with extensive experience in the mobile and security industries. She has held management and executive roles in start-ups and innovation units of large organizations including Price Waterhouse, Certicom, Symbian, Nokia, VASCO Data Security and Telefonica. She looks for teams that can execute their go-to-market and ecosystem strategies.

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