Recent Guests

Rick Climan
Rick Climan

Partner
Hogan Lovells, LLP
https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/climan-richard

Richard E. Climan is a leading M&A lawyer who has handled some of the most prominent and industry-changing acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors over the past three decades. He has been described as "one of the best legal minds in M&A" and a "gold-standard transactional lawyer."
Recognized as of one of the seven most highly regarded M&A lawyers in North America and one of the 10 most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers in the world by Who's Who Legal, Rick excels at negotiating and advising multinational clients on all types of acquisition transactions and related matters. In Chambers USA, he has an enviable Band 1 ranking, being described by clients as "the dean of M&A."

As a member of the adjunct faculty at UCLA School of Law and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, Rick has co-taught, with Chief Justice Leo Strine of the Delaware Supreme Court, a course titled "Real World M&A."

For more than 20 years, Rick has also been an active memb(Show Full Bio)er of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's M&A Committee, a group with more than 4,000 members internationally. He served as Chair from 2002 to 2006 and is currently a member of the Committee's Executive Council. He also co-Chairs the ABA's annual National M&A Institute, now in its 21st year, and was former Chair of the Securities Regulation Institute, presented by Northwestern School of Law in Coronado.

Rick lectures around the world on M&A-related matters and has participated in M&A-related presentations at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and University of Virginia law schools.

Mr. Climan was included in The National Law Journal’s list of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. In 2014 and 2011, he was named one of the ten most highly regarded M&A lawyers in the world by The International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers. He was also named one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and has been included in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers.

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @8:00 PM, 4/24/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/27/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/13/2017 @8:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @8:00 PM, 12/19/2016 @8:00 PM, 11/14/2016 @8:00 PM, 10/24/2016 @8:00 PM, 8/22/2016 @7:45 PM, 6/20/2016 @7:00 PM, 2/29/2016 @7:00 PM, 1/11/2016 @8:00 PM, 12/14/2015 @7:00 PM, 10/26/2015 @7:00 PM, 8/31/2015 @7:00 PM, 7/20/2015 @5:00 PM, 6/22/2015 @7:00 PM, 3/2/2015 @5:00 PM, 1/12/2015 @7:00 PM


Paul Charney
Paul Charney

Co-Founder, CEO
Funworks
http://www.howfunworks.com

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Funworks. Prior to that, he was Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for seven years, and also worked at SF advertising agency Black Rocket. And before all that - Paul founded a sketch comedy troupe in San Francisco called Killing My Lobster which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. What’s with the name? Paul believes it’s easier to remember something funny than not funny. It’s also more fun. Paul graduated from Brown University.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @7:00 PM


Erica Fortescue
Erica Fortescue

Creativity Architect
Funworks
http://www.howfunworks.com

Erica Fortescue is Funworks’ Creativity Architect. Erica uses research about creativity from neuroscience and psychology to design Funworkshops. She helped launch the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, where she serves as Faculty. She holds degrees from Brown and Stanford and collaborates with creativity researchers from prestigious universities around the globe. She has delivered trainings and speeches on creativity and innovation for Disney, the American Library Association, Project Zero at Harvard and Maker Media.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @7:00 PM


Alex Lubinsky
Alex Lubinsky

CEO
Rentberry
http://www.rentberry.com

UC Berkeley graduate and successful entrepreneur who spend most of the time as investment banker working for a number of financial institutions.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @8:15 PM


Kunal Ghosh
Kunal Ghosh

Founder and CEO
Inscopix Inc.
http://www.inscopix.com

Kunal Ghosh is founder and CEO of Inscopix, Inc. Prior to founding Inscopix, Kunal was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology at Stanford. Kunal received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford in 2006 and 2010, respectively. It was during his Doctoral and Postdoctoral work that the disruptive miniature, integrated microscope technology was developed and demonstrated for usage in various biomedical imaging applications. Kunal has previously worked at Agere Systems (now LSI) and McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. He graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. from the Wharton School. When he used to have free time, a concept he is less and less familiar with these days, he’d enjoy an afternoon out on the golf course or sailing the waters of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

Episodes: 5/15/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/27/2017 @4:00 PM, 2/9/2015 @7:00 PM


Duncan Logan
Duncan Logan

Founder and CEO
RocketSpace
http://www.rocketspace.com

Duncan opened RocketSpace in 2011 in San Francisco to provide speed and direction for tech startups. Since then, he's had 18 unicorns (startups valued at $1B or more) come through RocketSpace - Uber, Spotify, Blippar among others. This year, Duncan and team are expanding RocketSpace to London, China and Australia.

Twitter - @duncanlogan @RocketSpace

Website - www.rocketspace.com

Episodes: 5/15/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/27/2017 @5:00 PM


Gary Beasley
Gary Beasley

Co-Founder,CEO
Roofstock
https://www.roofstock.com/

Gary has spent most of his career building businesses in the real estate, hospitality, and tech sectors. Immediately before Roofstock Gary was co-CEO of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE: SWAY), one of the leading Single-Family Rental companies in the US. In addition to striving to build great companies, he enjoys skiing with his family, running with his golden retriever (and office mascot) Bode, and trying not to break any bones while mountain biking.

Episode: 5/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Gregor Watson
Gregor Watson

Co-Founder, Chairman
Roofstock
https://www.roofstock.com/

Gregor is a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded two companies in the Single-Family Rental space, 643 Capital and Dwell Finance. Gregor is considered one of the early pioneers of the Single-Family Rental space, raising some of the first institutional capital in the sector. Having played collegiate baseball earlier in life he is always an early pick for company softball games, and is a stylish (if not always effective) ping pong player. Bonus points to anyone who gets the “643” reference.

Episode: 5/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Barrett Cohn
Barrett Cohn

Co-Founder, CEO
Scenic Advisement
http://scenicadvisement.com/

Barrett Cohn is co-founder and CEO of Scenic Advisement, the first investment bank to meet the capital needs of late-stage private companies, their employees and investors Before co-founding Scenic Advisement, Barrett was a venture advisor with venture-capital firm Maveron, the consumer focused venture fund founded by Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. Barrett served for more than two years as CEO of The Juno Company, a digital media company focused on educational mobile content for children. He also worked in Private Investment Management at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse, and in Private Client Services at Stone & Youngberg.

Episode: 5/8/2017 @8:00 PM


Michael Dearing
Michael Dearing

Founder
Harrison Metal
https://www.harrisonmetal.com/

"I think it’s weird when people write their own bios in the third person. So I am trying this instead. I founded Harrison Metal in 2006 (unofficially) and in 2008 (for real in the legal sense). I started the business because I love helping people productize new technology, take those products to market, and then make those products into businesses.

While building Harrison Metal, I was fortunate to work at Stanford University. From 2006 through 2014, I was a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University’s School of Engineering, teaching classes in Mechanical Engineering, Management Science & Engineering, and the d.school. With some out-of-this-world colleagues, I got to design and teach some of the most popular courses in entrepreneurship and management in the University — including Launchpad, Management in Complex Organizations, Creative Product Marketing, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Creating Infectious Action. When I finished my work at Stanford, I decided to continue (Show Full Bio)teaching at Harrison Metal. Today Harrison Metal is a center for teaching and investing in exceptional people.

Prior to Stanford and Harrison Metal, I spent six-and-a-half years at eBay, where I had tours of duty in category management, corporate strategy, U.S. marketing, and finally as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com. Before eBay, I worked at Industrial Shoe Warehouse (COO then CEO), The Walt Disney Company (corporate strategy), Filene’s Basement (operations at the Downtown Boston store), and Bain & Company (Associate Consultant). I earned an AB in Economics, with a focus in economic history, from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School."

Twitter - @mcgd

Episode: 5/1/2017 @7:00 PM


Vince Cacace
Vince Cacace

Founder, CEO
Vertebrae
http://Vertebrae.io

Vince Cacace is the Founder and CEO of Vertebrae, a Santa Monica-based technology company focused on connecting virtual reality audiences with brands and advertisers through its VR advertising platform. Vertebrae enables clients, from brands and studios such as Lionsgate, to agencies such as Edelman, to advertise across virtual-reality environments and measure the impact of campaigns.Vince has an analytics and business intelligence background from GM, and co-founded Hit Doctor Records. A Venice Beach resident, and graduate of Florida State University, Vince is most passionate about empowering creativity through technology innovation.

Episode: 5/1/2017 @8:00 PM


Rick Climan
Rick Climan

Partner
Hogan Lovells, LLP
https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/climan-richard

Richard E. Climan is a leading M&A lawyer who has handled some of the most prominent and industry-changing acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors over the past three decades. He has been described as "one of the best legal minds in M&A" and a "gold-standard transactional lawyer."
Recognized as of one of the seven most highly regarded M&A lawyers in North America and one of the 10 most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers in the world by Who's Who Legal, Rick excels at negotiating and advising multinational clients on all types of acquisition transactions and related matters. In Chambers USA, he has an enviable Band 1 ranking, being described by clients as "the dean of M&A."

As a member of the adjunct faculty at UCLA School of Law and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, Rick has co-taught, with Chief Justice Leo Strine of the Delaware Supreme Court, a course titled "Real World M&A."

For more than 20 years, Rick has also been an active memb(Show Full Bio)er of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's M&A Committee, a group with more than 4,000 members internationally. He served as Chair from 2002 to 2006 and is currently a member of the Committee's Executive Council. He also co-Chairs the ABA's annual National M&A Institute, now in its 21st year, and was former Chair of the Securities Regulation Institute, presented by Northwestern School of Law in Coronado.

Rick lectures around the world on M&A-related matters and has participated in M&A-related presentations at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and University of Virginia law schools.

Mr. Climan was included in The National Law Journal’s list of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. In 2014 and 2011, he was named one of the ten most highly regarded M&A lawyers in the world by The International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers. He was also named one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and has been included in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers.

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @8:00 PM, 4/24/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/27/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/13/2017 @8:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @8:00 PM, 12/19/2016 @8:00 PM, 11/14/2016 @8:00 PM, 10/24/2016 @8:00 PM, 8/22/2016 @7:45 PM, 6/20/2016 @7:00 PM, 2/29/2016 @7:00 PM, 1/11/2016 @8:00 PM, 12/14/2015 @7:00 PM, 10/26/2015 @7:00 PM, 8/31/2015 @7:00 PM, 7/20/2015 @5:00 PM, 6/22/2015 @7:00 PM, 3/2/2015 @5:00 PM, 1/12/2015 @7:00 PM


Martin Plaehn
Martin Plaehn

CEO and Chairman
Control4
http://control4.com

Martin joined Control4 in 2011 as a seasoned business and technology executive delivering industry-leading products, driving landscape-changing business and technology strategies, and improving operating excellence for growth. Martin brings to Control4 a passion for product innovation, exceptional customer experience, and operating discipline. Prior to joining Control4, Martin held both executive management and CEO positions.

Martin served two tenures at RealNetworks. Most recently Plaehn was SVP of Product and Service Development and was responsible for delivering video, ring-back tones, messaging, and music to millions of mobile consumers through on-demand services for mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia. From 1999 through 2004, Martin served as EVP of Technology Products and Services, and then led Real’s Casual Games Division in 2005.

Martin served as CEO at Bungee Labs from 2006 to late-2008, securing its follow-on venture financings. Bungee’s team and (Show Full Bio)cloud-service technology established an early position in the then-emerging Cloud Computing and Platform-as-a-Service industry.

Martin also served as CEO of Viewpoint Digital from early-1996 to mid-1999, growing Viewpoint’s market share, revenue and quality reputation to become the leading creator and licensor of premium 3D digital content used in movies and television. Viewpoint was acquired in 1998 by Computer Associates and operated independently.

Prior to Viewpoint, Martin led product development for Alias|Wavefront, creating the foundation for Maya, today’s leading professional animation system. Martin joined Wavefront in 1990, became EVP of Business and Product Development, and joined its Board of Directors prior to Wavefront’s 1994 IPO and through its 1995 merger with Alias.

Martin started his career as computer graphics software developer. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, studied Computer Science at San Diego State University, and graduated from UCSD's Executive Business Program for Scientists and Engineers.

Episodes: 4/24/2017 @5:15 PM, 8/31/2015 @7:00 PM


Jim Wunderman
Jim Wunderman

President and CEO
Bay Area Council
http://www.bayareacouncil.org/

Jim Wunderman is president and CEO of the Bay Area Council since 2004. He has honed the council’s regionalist approach to advocacy in the key areas that impact the Bay Area’s economy and competitiveness including business climate, education, transportation, land use, water and cybersecurity. Wunderman led the council’s efforts to promote the Bay Area’s global leadership that included the opening of its first overseas office in Shanghai. He also leads the region’s business community in the effort to make the economy a primary driver of planning and regional sustainability efforts.

Wunderman served as chief of staff to San Francisco Mayor Frank M. Jordan from 1992—1995, following five years of work for Mayor Dianne Feinstein. From 1997—2004, he served as SVP for external affairs at Providian Financial Corp. He serves on the University of California Business Executive Council, the State of California’s International Trade and Investment advisory council, and California-China Trade (Show Full Bio)and Investment advisory board, among others.

Wunderman is a visiting professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He graduated from San Francisco State University, majoring in political science, and received an associate’s degree in business administration from Kingsborough College, City University of New York.

Episodes: 4/24/2017 @4:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @8:30 PM, 1/11/2016 @7:00 PM, 10/26/2015 @8:00 PM, 7/20/2015 @7:00 PM, 4/13/2015 @7:00 PM


Mark Chung
Mark Chung

Co-Founder and CEO
Verdigris Technologies
http://verdigris.co

Mark Chung is the co-founder and CEO of Verdigris Technologies, leading the company’s core business strategy and development. Verdigris represents Mark’s deep belief that technical innovation can make a difference in the future of humanity by reducing emissions and securing a sustainable climate for our children. In 2017, Fast Company named Verdigris one of the world’s top ten Most Innovative Companies in energy. Before Verdigris, Mark was a principal engineer for a number of famed Silicon Valley technology start-ups, most recently RMI and NetLogic which was acquired by Broadcom/Avago for $3.7B in 2011. Mark earned his undergrad and grad degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Episodes: 4/24/2017 @5:30 PM, 2/1/2016 @7:00 PM


Christopher Farm
Christopher Farm

Co-Founder; CEO
Tenjin, Inc.
https://www.tenjin.io/

Christopher Farm is the co-founder and CEO of Tenjin, a marketing infrastructure company that provides app developers with a comprehensive platform for mobile app analytics, attribution and ad network data aggregation. Christopher has helped shape some of the biggest app marketing and monetization platforms in the world while leading product development for companies such as Tapjoy and Playnomics (acquired by Unity Technologies).

Episodes: 4/24/2017 @4:15 PM, 4/18/2016 @7:00 PM


Dave McLean
Dave McLean

Founder; Brewmaster
Magnolia Brewing
http://magnoliabrewing.com

Dave McLean is the founder and brewmaster of Magnolia Brewing Company, which includes the original Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco’s Haight- Ashbury as well as the newly opened Magnolia Brewery in the Dogpatch with its adjoining BBQ restaurant, Smokestack. He also is the founder of The Alembic in the Haight-Ashbury. Known for his British-influenced and cask-conditioned ales, and a proponent of well-balanced, lower-alcohol session beers, Dave is committed to local and artisan sourcing and sustainability in both his brewery and restaurant operations. Passionate about the spirit of community formed around good beer and food, Dave is one of the founders of the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild and an organizer of the annual San Francisco Beer Week. He has also curated the beer pavilions at the Slow Food Nation and Eat Real festivals as well as the Beer Lands tent at the Outside Lands Music Festival. Dave is a judge at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO and was the founding b(Show Full Bio)eer committee chair and a judge at the annual Good Food Awards.

Dave, who was first introduced to West Coast craft and micro-brewed beers in the late 1980s — in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert — graduated from Boston University with a business degree in 1992. He moved to Northern California soon after, where he fell in love with the art and craft of home brewing and enrolled in a brewer’s program at UC Davis in 1993. In 1995, he signed a lease on an empty restaurant space in the Haight, opening the doors to Magnolia Pub in 1997. In 2006, almost ten years later, Dave opened the artisan cocktail bar and restaurant The Alembic. 2014 ushered in a significant expansion in brewery operations with the opening of a 10,000 square-foot brewery in the Dogpatch neighborhood, attached to Magnolia’s third restaurant, Smokestack. Dave is currently working on the opening of Admiral Maltings, a forthcoming barley malting company based in Alameda, California.

Twitter - @magnoliabeer

Episode: 4/24/2017 @4:30 PM


Abe Sher
Abe Sher

Technology Entrepreneur
http://www.Energetico.com

Abe M. Sher is a technology entrepreneur who has been instrumental in numerous successful technology company ventures for over the past 20 years. Mr. Sher has extensive business experience on 5 continents and has concluded successful transactions with many of the world’s leading technology and financial companies and entrepreneurs. He has launched, led, managed, arranged financing, acquired key intellectual property rights, conducted global business development, and has been involved in the sale of numerous private and public companies.

Mr. Sher has worked closely with a universe of “outside the box” investors, advisors and contacts spanning the globe, including leaders of industry, Royal Family members and disruptive technologists. He has been personally invited to be a key speaker by the King of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority at several annual Global Competitiveness Forums, as well as being personally invited by the King of Morocco to be (Show Full Bio)a speaker at the Conference of Nobel Laureates in Fez, Morocco. Mr. Sher has been on the Board of Directors, served as CEO, Managing Director, General Counsel and/or advisor to several publicly traded and privately held technology and telecommunications firms. His experience spans numerous industries including water, environmental, software, semi-conductor, entertainment & media, medical, among others.

Mr. Sher founded Slingshot Ventures and is currently the Managing Partner of Energetico Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm, and is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Aqua Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation involved in the development, manufacture and sale of advanced water technology products and services. Under Mr. Sher's leadership, Aqua Sciences has developed and markets innovative water-driven technologies including atmospheric water generators that will generate drinking water virtually anywhere on the planet, including deserts. Contracts spearheaded by Mr. Sher include those with the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, the United States Army, and the United States Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), among numerous other key domestic and international deals.

Further, under Mr. Sher's tenure, Aqua Sciences' proprietary technology has received numerous international accolades and awards, including Time Magazine's Best Medical Invention, The Wall Street Journal's Innovations Awards (Top Prize, Environmental category, Silver Prize Overall), Going Green-KPMG Top 100 Private Companies and Artemis Prize for Top 50 Global Water Company. Aqua Sciences has also been covered by major international and local media outlets including CNN, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Investor's Business Daily, among numerous other coverage.

Mr. Sher has had an active role in transactions with value in excess of $1B during his career. Mr. Sher was on the Board of Directors of Magfusion, Inc., a world-leading MEMS (micro electromagnetic switch) technology company in Chandler, Arizona, (sold to a major international electronics firm). Mr. Sher also advises several other technology companies including a revolutionary semiconductor firm. Mr. Sher personally spent a year negotiating directly with the founders of Skype Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis to acquire their interest in an online peer-to-peer file-sharing program, structuring a transaction that afforded them early capital for the development of Skype. Further, Mr. Sher identified and acquired rights to key intellectual property relating to the identification and transfer of files over the internet which became foundational in several technology transactions and in connection with massive litigation concerning file sharing disputes with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In the last few years, Mr. Sher introduced and helped to negotiate financing for a leading environmental technology company that resulted in approximately $100M in financing from a single private equity fund for that company over the past 5 years. Mr. Sher is also the Founder of ZeroPhone.com, a telecommunications platform technology company and a Co-Founder of SuperEye, a Company engaged in the development of advanced technologies relating to “Neural Reality”, the technological leap beyond virtual reality and augmented reality. Mr. Sher co-founded SuperEye with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, currently the Chairman of Opthamology at Stanford University Medical School, and Daniel Bock, a seasoned and successful technology entrepreneur.

Recently, under Mr. Sher’s guidance, Energetico acquired the xSides intellectual property portfolio that involves providing a dedicated secure communications from the core of the Internet cloud directly to a display. This IP portfolio was sold to Ostendo, where Mr. Sher is on the Advisory Board.

Mr. Sher began his career in the private practice of law in Los Angeles, California with leading technology and entertainment clients.

Aqua Sciences - www.AquaSciences.com
Energetico - www.Energetico.com

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @7:15 PM


Jonathan Swanson
Jonathan Swanson

Co-founder & President
Thumbtack
http://Thumbtack.com

Jonathan Swanson is the Co-founder and President of Thumbtack. In this role he built and is responsible for Thumbtack’s operations teams based in San Francisco, Salt Lake City and the Philippines. Jonathan was an economic policy analyst at the White House for three years covering financial markets, entitlements and health care. He worked in the West Wing during the financial crisis of 2008, creating market reports for the president and his economic advisers. Prior to the White House he founded and ran a nonprofit in Washington DC that advocated for entitlement reform. He studied ethics, politics and economics at Yale University, earning a Bachelor of Arts and graduating cum laude with distinction. Born and raised in the Midwest, he and his partner live in San Francisco. His favorite personal Thumbtack project completed was a muralist he hired to write his favorite Carl Sagan quote (Pale Blue Dot) across his apartment wall.

twitter - @thumbtack

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @7:45 PM, 2/13/2017 @7:15 PM


Tim Chen
Tim Chen

Founder & CEO
Nerdwallet
https://www.nerdwallet.com/

Tim Chen is CEO and co-founder of NerdWallet, where he sets the strategic vision and is determined to give consumers clarity around all of life’s financial decisions. In addition to leading NerdWallet toward its ambitious vision, Tim sits on the Consumer Advisory Board of the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), and was recently appointed to the board of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Before founding NerdWallet, Tim was a hedge fund analyst at Perry Capital investing in payment processing firms, credit card networks and technology companies. He also worked as an equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. Since 2009, he has helped NerdWallet evolve from a simple credit card comparison tool to what CNNMoney named as one of the Top 20 Best Money Sites in 2010. Tim was also recently featured as a financial role model in Bobbi Rebell’s new book, “How to Be a Financial Grownup.”

Facebo(Show Full Bio)ok - https://www.facebook.com/NerdWallet

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2029368/?pathWildcard=2029368

Twitter - @NerdWallet

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @8:30 PM, 2/13/2017 @8:15 PM


Pete Flint
Pete Flint

Managing Partner
NFX Guild
http://www.nfx.com

Pete Flint is a Managing Partner of NFX Guild, an innovative Bay Area based Venture Capital fund. Prior to NFX Guild, Pete founded Trulia, a leading online real estate company. He was its CEO and Chairman from inception to acquisition by Zillow for $3.5Bn. Before founding Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team at lastminute.com, a leading European online travel company that was acquired for over $1Bn. He received a Master's and First Class Degree from the University of Oxford, and MBA from Stanford University.

website - www.nfx.com

Episode: 4/10/2017 @4:00 PM


Ben Davis
Ben Davis

CEO and Founder
Phizzle
http://www.phizzle.com

After a decade in enterprise sales with Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Parametric Technology and EMC, Ben left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, following his passion for sports and technology.
In 2003, Ben co-founded Pixiem, which was among the first of its kind as a developer and publisher of mobile video games. The company’s customers included ESPN Networks and Wimbledon. In 2005, Pixiem was acquired by WinWin Gaming.
Ben co-founded Phizzle in 2006. Formerly a professional basketball player in Europe, he currently resides in San Francisco. Ben is a graduate of Walsh University with a BA in Business.

website - www.phizzle.com

Episode: 4/10/2017 @5:00 PM


Agnes Rafalko
Agnes Rafalko

Founder & CEO
Glycomine
http://www.glycomine.com

Agnes Rafalko is the founder and CEO of Glycomine, Inc. She founded Glycomine to focus on research and development of therapies for rare genetic disorders of protein glycosylation and misfolding. She directs the strategic as well as daily operations across scientific and business initiatives at Glycomine. Agnes led the company’s fundraising efforts for Seed and Series A raising nearly $13M to-date. Prior to Glycomine, she was a Scientist at BioMarin, Intrexon, and Pfizer. Agnes received a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Saint Joseph and a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a focus on Proteomics and Nanomedicine at Northeastern University.

website - www.glycomine.com

Episode: 4/3/2017 @7:00 PM


Seth Sternberg
Seth Sternberg

Co-founder & CEO
Honor
http://www.joinhonor.com

Seth Sternberg is the Co-founder & CEO of Honor, a service modernizing the home care market and making it easier for older adults to remain in their homes with joy, comfort, and grace. Since launching Honor service in 2015, Sternberg has grown Honor to hire Care Pros and service families in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas-Fort Worth.
The company has been recognized with several honors including the TechCrunch Crunchie for 2016 Best New Startup, Business Insider 25 Hottest Startups to Watch, and Business Journals CIO of the Year.
Prior to Honor, Seth was the Co-founder & CEO of Meebo, a web communications platform that reached $50M in revenue and close to half of the US internet population before being acquired by Google for $100M. At Google, Seth became a Product Director working on the Google+ Platform and GoogleX.
Sternberg’s inspiration for Honor came after a visit to see his Mother who lives on the East Coast. He’s a husband, father, and avid cyclist and enjoys(Show Full Bio) working with entrepreneurs in his free time.

website - www.joinhonor.com

Episode: 4/3/2017 @8:00 PM


Wenyi Cai
Wenyi Cai

Found & Managing Partner
Polymath Ventures
http://website - http://www.polymathv.com/

Wenyi is Founder & Managing Partner of Polymath Ventures, a company builder focused on creating scalable ventures that serve the middle class in emerging markets. Before founding Polymath, Wenyi was COO of Milo.com, a consumer internet startup that sold to eBay in 2010. Prior to Milo, Wenyi was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, working primarily in telecom, banking, and innovation clusters. Wenyi graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and studied philosophy and physics.

website - http://www.polymathv.com/

blog - http://www.polymathv.com/blog/

Episode: 3/27/2017 @7:00 PM