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Duke Chung
Duke Chung

TravelBank
Founder and CEO
https://travelbank.com/

Duke Chung founded TravelBank to make expense and travel management easier and more efficient for business professionals worldwide.

Prior to TravelBank, Duke founded Parature, a customer support solution acquired by Microsoft in 2014 and utilized by millions of end users in diverse industries from government and higher education to gaming and interactive media.

Duke has been widely recognized for his efforts in pioneering innovation. He has been named to Fast Company’s Fast 50, Washington Business Journal’s 40 under 40, the CIT Gap 50, Washington Techway’s Top Technology Executives, SmartCEO magazine’s Smart100, the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, Washingtonian magazine’s Power 150 and Bisnow Media’s ‘Top 35 under 35 Entrepreneur’ in the Washington, DC region.

Duke provides thought leadership, serves as a chief evangelist and is an active angel investor. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences throughout the country including Gartner(Show Full Bio) Customer 360 Summit, Digital East, South by Southwest, CRM Magazine events, SearchCRM, the Ernst & Young Cloud Computing Summit, the Social CRM Expo and Executive Biz. His speaking engagements also include Cornell, Stanford Business School, Darden School of Business, George Washington University, Georgetown University and the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Duke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He also enjoys playing pickup basketball, biking the hills of San Francisco, skiing the slopes of Breckenridge, and collecting.

Twitter - @travelbankhq

Episode: 6/18/2018 @7:00 PM


Lauren Farleigh
Lauren Farleigh

Co-Founder, CEO
Dote
https://www.doteshopping.com

Lauren Farleigh is the CEO and founder of Dote, The Mobile Mall. Farleigh grew up in Alaska and graduated from Dartmouth. She grew her experience in mobile tech as a consultant and at mobile games studio Pocket Gems before she created Dote. She lives in San Francisco.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lfarleigh/

Twitter - @LFarleigh | @DoteShopping

Episode: 6/18/2018 @8:00 PM


Paul Witkay
Paul Witkay

Founder and CEO
Alliance of Chief Executives
http://www.allianceofceos.com/

Paul Witkay strongly believes that leadership matters — a lot. As the Founder & CEO of the Alliance of Chief Executives, he’s had the incredibly rewarding opportunity over the past 22 years to meet more than 5,000 Bay Area CEOs and senior executives who lead companies that are reinventing how the world works. Today, the Alliance is an exceptional and expanding community of leaders with diverse experiences and knowledge who create an innovative culture where break-through ideas emerge.

Prior to launching the Alliance, Paul held a variety of executive positions ranging from ownership of a successful executive search firm to senior executive positions for Air Liquide, a $7B international manufacturing organization. Earlier in his career, he also worked for Amoco Oil and Dow Chemical. Paul has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College.

Episode: 6/11/2018 @8:00 PM


Philip Cortes
Philip Cortes

Founder, CEO
Novi Bank
http://www.fixbanking.com/

Philip Cortes, Novi's Founder and CEO, co-founded the Commission Management Services division at Bloomberg; a checking account for hedge funds that generated $105m in revenue in its first year. He also most recently managed the web and mobile product teams at Wealthfront, a ~$10bn AUM robo-advisor.

We are building Novi, a consumer first, technology driven bank that puts our client's interests first. Our goal is to help the 69% of millennials who have less than $5,000 in savings manage their money, debt and investments by putting their finances on autopilot. Our initial offering is a Smart Checking account, where we automatically route your cash intelligently across loans, investments and retirement. Over time, we will add a loan refinancing platform that automatically refinances debt at lower rates. Our aim is to obtain an OCC national charter, either via a De Novo or bank acquisition by summer 2019.

Twitter - @philipcortes

Episode: 6/4/2018 @7:00 PM


Mike Slagh
Mike Slagh

Founder, CEO
Shift
https://www.shift.org/

Mike Slagh is often described as the entrepreneur bridging the gap between the military and tech. By decoding experiences, he’s helping veterans get hired into roles not normally associated with military service. As Shift Founder & CEO, he builds strategic hiring initiatives with executive teams and creates pathways for veterans into media and technology companies. In the Navy, he deployed to South America and the Middle East as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, eventually running global operations for a bomb squad battalion. He’s a Naval Academy and Harvard Kennedy School graduate and lives in San Francisco with his family.

Twitter - @shiftorg | @mslagh

Episode: 6/4/2018 @8:00 PM


Memorial Day Marathon
Memorial Day Marathon

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Episode: 5/28/2018 @7:00 PM


Christine Lemke
Christine Lemke

President and Co-founder
Evidation Health
http://www.evidation.com/

Christine is the Co-founder and President of Evidation Health. Previously, Christine was the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Sense Networks, developers of the first machine learning platform for mobile phone activity data (exited to YP.com). She has also held roles at 3iGroup (Paris), Microsoft XBOX and co-founded Chicago-based Channel IQ, a product analytics platform. Christine has a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from HEC Paris.

Twitter - @cklemke

Episodes: 5/21/2018 @7:00 PM, 5/29/2017 @7:00 PM, 3/20/2017 @7:00 PM


Deborah Kilpatrick
Deborah Kilpatrick

CEO
Evidation Health
http://evidation.com

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD is the CEO of Evidation Health, a digital health company backed by B Capital Group, GE Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, AMV, and Rock Health. Evidation is a technology company that helps individuals and the world's most innovative healthcare companies understand and influence the everyday behaviors that create better health outcomes. Previously, Deborah was the Chief Commercial Officer of genomic diagnostics company CardioDx, and she held multiple roles at Guidant Corporation. She chairs the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board, is a Director for Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR), sits on the Leadership Board for Santa Clara University's College of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Deborah holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Georgia Tech.

Twitter - @evidation
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahlkilpatrick/

Episode: 5/21/2018 @7:00 PM


Anya Schiess
Anya Schiess

General Partner
Healthy Ventures
http://www.healthy.vc

Anya is a co-founder and General Partner of Healthy Ventures, an early-stage infrastructure software fund investing in healthcare.

Prior to Healhy.vc, Anya led strategy and business development for Cardinal Health's medical services, distribution, and laboratory businesses. Prior to Cardinal Health, Anya was a venture capitalist at Thomas, McNerney & Partners, where she focused on life sciences.

Before entering the investing arena, Anya held several sales and marketing leadership roles at Medtronic across the globe. Prior experiences similarly centered around healthcare: implementing HIV/AIDS programs and negotiating contracts with large Asian factories for The Clinton Foundation, consulting with McKinsey & Company as a member of the Pharmaceutical & Medical Products and Corporate Finance & Strategy practices and working as part of the Piper Jaffray biotechnology equity research team. Prior to it all, she joined a seed-stage startup developing “smart” braces to help pat(Show Full Bio)ients recover faster following orthopedic surgery.

Anya has invested and been a board member/observer in: Virdante Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Momenta Pharmaceuticals), Invitae Corp. (NYSE: NVTA), Celator Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPXX), and Innopharma Inc. (acquired by Pfizer).

Anya earned a BA cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @anya

Episode: 5/21/2018 @8:00 PM


Steve Polsky
Steve Polsky

Founder and CEO
Juvo
http://juvo.com

Steve Polsky founded Juvo Mobile with the goal of providing basic financial services to people worldwide. He leveraged the ubiquity of mobile service and the rapid adoption of smartphones to address the challenges of financial inclusion – enabling hundreds of millions of consumers to build financial identities and gain access to basic financial services. Steve’s career has centered on founding, launching and managing early stage technology ventures, including Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes, Amber Networks, VoicePlex Corporation and Edusoft. Steve is a lecturer for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship, and he holds five patents in telecommunications network architecture. Steve is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Management and Technology Program with degrees in Computer Science from the Moore School of Engineering and Finance from the Wharton School.

Episodes: 5/7/2018 @8:00 PM, 12/11/2017 @8:00 PM


Leslie Berlin
Leslie Berlin

Project Historian, Silicon Valley Archives
Stanford University

Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Leslie was a “Prototype” columnist for The New York Times and has commented on Silicon Valley for
the Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, The Atlantic and Wired.

Former Google chairman Eric Schmidt called publication of Troublemakers, her book exploring how Silicon Valley during the 1970s set the stage for our modern high-tech world, “a landmark event.” The Washington Post said that The Man Behind the Microchip, her definitive biography of microchip co-inventor and Intel co-founder Robert Noyce, “should be required reading for today’s entrepreneurs and executives.”
She received her PhD in History from Stanford and her BA in American Studies from Yal(Show Full Bio)e. She has two college-age children and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, whom she has known since they were both twelve years old.

Twitter - @leslieberlinSV

Episodes: 5/7/2018 @7:00 PM, 12/11/2017 @7:00 PM


Dan Springer
Dan Springer

CEO
DocuSign
http://www.docusign.com

Daniel Springer serves as CEO of DocuSign where he leads more than 2,000 employees worldwide to empower organizations of every size and industry to achieve their digital transformations, helping them make every agreement 100% digital. Springer has more than 25 years of executive leadership and experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and, specifically, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry.

Prior to DocuSign, Springer served as Chairman and CEO at Responsys for ten years where he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to the leading cross-channel marketing automation platform globally as a publicly traded company. Springer then led the sale of Responsys to Oracle for $1.6 billion. During his tenure, Springer was honored as both a Bay Area Most Admired CEO and Best CEO.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, Inc., CMO at NextCard, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He sta(Show Full Bio)rted his career at DRI/McGraw-Hill and Pacific Telesis. Springer holds an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College.

Springer serves or has served as a board member at both public and private companies, including iCIMS, Ansira, YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, and eGroups (Yahoo!), as well as at nonprofits, including YearUp, The Urban School, Shop.org, AdTech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School.

Twitter - @DanDSpringer

Episodes: 4/30/2018 @8:00 PM, 12/4/2017 @8:00 PM


Ray Zinn
Ray Zinn

Investor, Author
Tough Things First
http://www.toughtthingsfirst.com

Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, and the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. Zinn is known best for conceptualizing and in effect inventing the Wafer Stepper, and for co-founding semiconductor company Micrel (acquired by Microchip in 2015), which provides essential components for smartphones, consumer electronics and enterprise networks. He served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of its Board of Directors and President since the Company’s inception in 1978 through to its acquisition in 2015.

Zinn led Micrel profitably through eight major downturns in global chip markets, an impressive achievement. Many chip companies weren’t able to make it through one downturn and very few have survived through all the major downturns. Micrel, however, was profitable from its very first year, aside from one year during the dot-com implosion.

Zinn holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and a M.S. in Busine(Show Full Bio)ss Administration from San Jose State University. Ray Zinn holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design.

In November, 2015, Ray Zinn published his first book with McGraw Hill: Tough Things First, Lessons On Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurialism from Silicon Valley’s Longest Serving CEO. He publishes regular columns about entrepreneurship and building enduring businesses on Entrepreneur, Forbes Tech Council, FORTUNE and CIO.

Twitter - @Ray_Zinn_

Episodes: 4/30/2018 @7:00 PM, 12/4/2017 @7:00 PM


Ritu Narayan
Ritu Narayan

Co-founder and CEO
Zum
http://www.ridezum.com

Ritu Narayan is the co-founder and CEO of Zum, a company empowering families with flexible care and rides. Ritu founded Zum based on her own first-hand experience of raising two active kids and managing a fast-paced career in Silicon Valley. Both Ritu and Zum’s mission is to help provide families and working parents flexibility to be able to excel personally and professionally, help kids develop and participate in the activities, and create meaningful jobs for childcare providers. Ritu is an alum of Stanford Graduate School of Business, an undergraduate in Computer Engineering, and has spent the last 15 years at leading tech companies such as eBay, Yahoo!, Oracle, and IBM.

Twitter - @ritun | @ridezum

Episodes: 4/23/2018 @7:00 PM, 11/13/2017 @4:00 PM


Deepak Sekar
Deepak Sekar

Founder and CEO
Chowbotics
http://www.chowbotics.com/

Dr. Deepak Sekar brings years of experience, a curious mind, innovative spirit and more than 100 patents to his role as founder and CEO of Chowbotics. Sekar grew up in India reading Isaac Asimov's science fiction novels about robots and building them in his spare time, so naturally when it was time to select an area of study, he chose technology. He holds a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Madras and a PhD from Georgia Tech, which he completed in 2007.

Sekar began his professional career at SanDisk and has gone on to serve as the Chief Scientist at MonolithIC 3D Inc. and Director at Rambus where he led engineering and marketing teams in addition to managing IP portfolios and building sales relationships. A dozen of his 100 patents are now used in every iPhone.

One day, while making food in his kitchen, Sekar thought he could make his food in a more convenient and fun way by building a robot that could eliminate repetitive tasks such as stirring and chopping, while allowing(Show Full Bio) him to focus on creative things like developing new recipes. He went ahead and built this robot along with a high school classmate of his. That's how the idea for Chowbotics was born. Soon, he created his first prototype, hired a small, tight-knit team of engineers, and begin testing Sally the Salad Robot.

Sekar is excited to share his pioneering technology with the world and help to revolutionize food preparation. Outside of work, Sekar enjoys trying Bay Area restaurants and watching new films, often finding his mind wandering back to Chowbotics and what’s next for the company, be it a new feature or whole new robot.

Twitter - @chowbotics, #sallythesaladrobot

Episodes: 4/23/2018 @8:00 PM, 11/13/2017 @5:00 PM


Chris Heiser
Chris Heiser

Co-Founder and CEO
Renovo
http://Renovo.auto

Chris Heiser is the co-founder and CEO of Renovo, leading the company’s development of software platforms to accelerate the innovation and adoption of automated mobility on-demand (AMoD) systems. In addition to serving as a founding advisor of San Francisco’s Self Racing Cars Series, Chris is a die-hard gearhead with a passion for motorsports, engineering and technology. He was previously the Director of Product Management at LightSurf—pioneer of the camera phone—before the company was acquired by Verisign. Heiser graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Twitter - @renovo_auto

Episode: 4/16/2018 @4:00 PM


Joel Flory
Joel Flory

Co-Founder & CEO
VSCO
https://vsco.co/

As the co-founder and CEO of VSCO, Joel leads the company on its mission to equip, educate, and inspire anyone on the journey toward reaching their creative potential. Joel and his co-founder Greg Lutze combined their passions for photography and technology to build VSCO in 2011. Prior to founding VSCO, Joel was a successful commercial and wedding photographer. A born entrepreneur, he came up with a number of ideas for products before ultimately founding VSCO to serve the creative community. Joel is a Bay Area native, is deeply involved in the local Oakland community, and an Oakland A’s superfan.

Twitter - @joeldflory

Episode: 4/16/2018 @4:00 PM


Marisa Sharkey
Marisa Sharkey

President and Co-Founder
Birdies Slippers
https://birdiesslippers.com/

Marisa Sharkey is the President & Co-Founder of Birdies. Marisa is a corporate strategy leader with a 20 year track record of leadership across retail and merchandising organizations as the Group Vice President of Strategy at Ross Stores and as a Senior Manager at Bain & Company. Marisa received her MBA from The Wharton School and her BS from Cornell University. Marisa lives in Sacramento with her husband and two daughters.

Twitter - @birdiesslippers

Episode: 4/9/2018 @8:00 PM


Bianca Gates
Bianca Gates

CEO and Co-Founder
Birdies Slippers
https://birdiesslippers.com/

Bianca Gates is the CEO and Co-Founder of Birdies. Prior to her role at Birdies, Bianca was a Sales Executive at Facebook and Instagram where she led retail partnerships for 5.5 years. Bianca graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a B.S. in International Studies and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. Bianca is a self described terrible cook but loves to entertain friends and family at home.

Episode: 4/9/2018 @8:00 PM


Chris Tsakalakis
Chris Tsakalakis

CEO
Vivino
https://www.vivino.com

Chris is currently the CEO of Vivino, the world's largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app. He also acts as an advisor to several startup technology companies.

Before Vivino, Chris was as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. Prior to that, Chris served as President of StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace. Under his nearly 8 years of leadership, StubHub grew the value of tickets sold from $400 million to $3.1 billion while doubling customer satisfaction and increasing brand awareness by over 50%. Because of StubHub’s influence on the entertainment industry, Chris was named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 lists of the 50 most influential people in the sports business, the Billboard 2012 and 2013 Power 100 lists and the 2010 and 2011 Huffington Post Sports Game Changer lists.

Chris led the acquisition of StubHub by eBay and began running StubHub in 2007, when the acquisition was finalized. Chris was an(Show Full Bio) eBay Marketplaces executive from 2003 to 2014. Prior to StubHub, Chris managed the Advanced Solutions Group which provided solutions for advanced buyers and sellers and included eBay Stores, ProStores, Trading Platforms, Seller Marketing and Tools, the eBay Developers program and Shipping.

Prior to joining eBay, Chris was a managing partner at Trefo, a consulting firm focused on high-technology startup companies. Prior to Trefo, he held management positions at two e-commerce startups, and was also a consultant with Bain & Company. He started his career in technology in 1996.

Chris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is chairman of the San Francisco Greater Bay Area Division of the American Heart Association and in his spare time is a fitness and automotive enthusiast.

Episode: 4/9/2018 @7:00 PM


Adam Braun
Adam Braun

CEO; Founder; New York Times Best-selling Author
MissionU; Pencils of Promise
http://www.missionu.com

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called "perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career." MissionU's first class in San Francisco received nearly 5,000 applicants for the first 25 spots, and will expand into additional cities to meet demand in 2018. Prior to MissionU, he founded and led Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has built 400+ schools across the world and raised more than $45M.

He has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s 40 Under 40 as well as Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World. His book, "The Promise of a Pencil," debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to become a #1 national bestseller.

Twitter - @MissionU

Episodes: 4/2/2018 @7:00 PM, 11/6/2017 @4:00 PM


Heidi Patel
Heidi Patel

Partner; Lecturer
Rethink Impact; Stanford Graduate School of Business
http://www.rethinkimpact.com

Heidi is a Partner at Rethink Impact, an early stage venture capital firm focused on companies with gender diverse leadership teams that are using technology to create positive social and environmental impact at massive scale. Previously, she was President of New Island Capital Management, an institutional-scale and 100% impact-focused investment advisor to a single ultra high net worth family. Prior to this, Heidi was an Acumen Fund Fellow working with D.light Design India and a Director at Pacific Community Ventures, a double bottom-line private equity fund and non-profit organization focused on local economic development. Previously, she was a founding member of AOL Time Warner Ventures. Heidi co-teaches the course on institutional impact investing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she also serves on the Investment Committee for the Stanford GSB Student Impact Fund. Heidi serves on the board of directors of Univfy, Ketos, Savonix, and Seedling and is a board observer(Show Full Bio) for Angaza Design. She is also on the board of Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Heidi earned an AB in Political Economy from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford GSB.

Twitter - @HeidiPatelSF | @rethinkimpact

Episodes: 4/2/2018 @8:00 PM, 11/6/2017 @5:00 PM


Jon Sobel
Jon Sobel

CEO and Founder
Sight Machine
http://sightmachine.com

Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an AB from Princeton, a JD from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Wharton.

Sight Machine is the developer of the world’s leading manufacturing analytics platform. Sight Machine transforms machine, sensor, and part data into actionable insights, helping manufacturers address critical challenges in quality and operations. Sight Machine provides real-time production, quality, and supply chain monitoring; retrospective analysis of product variation and failures; predictive analytics to support process improvement; and benchmarking on the contractor, factory, line, and tool levels.

What problem does Sight Machine solve?
Manufacturers generate more data than any other industry. There’s enormous potential in that data that’s gone untapped because it’s been difficult to analyze it all. By applying techniqu(Show Full Bio)es developed by consumer big data technologies and applying them to the unique characteristics of the manufacturing industry, Sight Machine delivers insight and control that have never before been possible.

Episodes: 3/26/2018 @7:00 PM, 4/11/2016 @7:00 PM


Tammy Sun
Tammy Sun

CEO, Co-founder
Carrot
https://www.get-carrot.com/about/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammysun1/

Episode: 3/26/2018 @8:00 PM


Lisa Alderson
Lisa Alderson

Co-Founder & CEO
Genome Medical, Inc.
http://www.GenomeMedical.com

Lisa Alderson has 20 years experience building early-stage companies with a focus on technology, consumer and life sciences businesses. She is a seasoned founder, board member, investor and advisor.

Ms. Alderson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Genome Medical, Inc., a digital health company bringing genetics to everyday life. Through its nationwide genomics telehealth service, Genome Medical provides expert genetic healthcare for individuals and their families to improve health and well being.

Prior, Ms. Alderson served as the Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Invitae (NYSE: NVTA), a rapidly growing genetic information company. She was also the former CEO and president of CrossLoop Inc., a marketplace for technical services (acquired by Nasdaq: AVG). Prior to that, she was part of the start-up team at Genomic Health Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX), president of Cinema Circle Inc., (acquired by Nasdaq: GAIA) and the former manager of strategic planning at The Walt D(Show Full Bio)isney Co. Lisa is also a board member and advisor with a track record of creating, funding and managing high-growth ventures. She has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Colorado State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Twitter - @GenomeMed

Episode: 3/19/2018 @7:00 PM