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Meet Our Guests

Our Guests: Team Members
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Mar Hershenson

  • Managing Partner, Pear VC

  • Lecturer, Stanford University

  • VP (Product) & Co-Founder, Revel Touch

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Shruti Van Dyke Gandhi

  • General Partner and Founding Engineer, Array Ventures

  • Commissioner, SFERS

  • Advisor, Bullpen Capital

  • Investor, True Ventures


Deborah Quazzo

  • Managing Partner, GSV Ventures & Co-Founder, ASU+GSV Summit

  • Founder & Senior Advisor, Global Silicon Valley Advisors

  • Co-Founder and President, ThinkEquity Partners

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Anoushka Vaswani

  • Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

  • Product Manager, MasterClass

  • Investor, Matrix Partners

  • Senior Associate, McKinsey & Co.

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Cassie Young

  • Operating Partner, Primary Venture Partners

  • Member, CHIEF

  • Advisory Board Member, Venture for America

  • Chief Customer Officer, CM Group & Sailthru

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Mary D'Onofrio

  • Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

  • Private Equity Investor, Nebrodi Partners

  • Procurement, Apple

  • ECM Analyst, Morgan Stanley

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Sam Smith-Eppsteiner

  • Partner, Innovation Endeavors

  • Product, OWKIN

  • Product Management, Nuro

  • Consultant, Bain & Co.

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Pocket Sun

  • Co-Founder & Partner at SoGal Ventures

  • Founder, SheVC

  • Stanford University

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Jennifer Scott Fonstad

  • Managing Partner, Owl Capital

  • Managing Partner, Aspect Ventures & DFJ

  • Co-Founder, Broadway Angels

  • Consultant, Bain &Co.

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Jeff Bussgang

  • General Partner & Co-founder, Flybridge Capital Partners

  • Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

  • Managing Partner & Founder, The Graduate Syndicate​

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Anne Dwane

  • Co-Founder & Partner, Village Global

  • Co-Founder & Partner, GSV Acceleration Fund

  • Chief Business Officer, Chegg Inc.

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Anna Khan

  • General Partner, CRV

  • Founder & CEO, Launch X Ventures

  • Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners

  • Chief of Staff, 4INFO

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Cristina Nuñez

  • Co-founder & General Partner, True Beauty Ventures

  • Strat & Business Dev., No B.S. Skin Care

  • GM and COO, Clark's Botanicals

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Tony Mayo

  • Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

  • Senior VP & General Manager, Hill Holliday

  • Acting Co-CEO, Epsilon


Camille Samuels

  • Partner, Venrock

  • Managing Director, Versant Ventures

  • Business Development, Tularik


Geeta Vemuri

  • Founder & Managing Partner, Agent Capital

  • Vice President, Baxalta Ventures

  • Head of Baster Ventures

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Kam S. Phillips-Sadler

  • CEO, KidKare by MinuteMenu

  • Operating Executive, ASG & Alpine Investors

  • Founder & CEO, Dream Outside the Box

  • MBA Associate, Bessemer Venture Partners

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Siya Raj Purohit

  • Global Edtech Category Lead, Amazon Wed Services

  • Co-founder & General Partner, Pathway Ventures

  • Head of Strategic Initiatives, Springboard

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Maria Salamanca

  • Partner, Unshackled Ventures

  • Founding Board Member & VP, LatinxVC

  • COO & Ops and Strategy, Swing Left

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Annelies Gamble

  • Co-founder and Partner, Scribble Ventures

  • Mentor/Guest Advisor, Stanford GSB

  • Principal, Western Technology Investment

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Heather Hartnett

  • CEO and General Partner, Human Ventures

  • Co-Founder, Transact Global

  • VC Contributor, Forbes

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Caitlin Strandberg

  • Partner, Lerer Hippeau

  • VP, FirstMark Capital

  • Senior Associate, Bridgewater Associates

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Amy Cheetham

  • Partner, Costanoa Ventures

  • Chief of Staff & Strategy & Ops, Zuora

  • Investment Associate, Summit 

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Lainy Painter

  • Partner, Craft Ventures

  • Investor, Battery Ventures

  • Business Operations, Gainsight

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Tess Manning

  • Enterprise Sales, Ethena

  • Principal, GSV Ventures

  • MBA Intern, Lori Systems & Pluralsight

  • Client Executive, Andela

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Bukie Adebo

  • Principal, WomensVCFund II

  • Co-founder, Liza

  • MBA Associate, Rebel One

  • Consultant, Ogilvy & Mather & Deloitte

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Kriti Bansal

  • Principal, Owl Ventures

  • Investments, SoftBank Investment Advisors

  • Investor, Sequoia Capital

  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co.


Brittany Yoon

  • Principal, NFX

  • Vice President of Operations, Ethos Life

  • Operations & Logistics, Uber

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Shani Carter

  • Advisor & Leadership Fellow, Chief of Schools

  • CEO & Founder, RESET Third Space

  • Venture Fellow, Share Ventures & January Ventures

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Madeline Keulen Darcy

  • Angel Investor

  • Managing Director, CircleUp

  • Vice President, Victress Capital

  • Senior Consultant, Oliver Wyman

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Adriana Saman

  • Principal, Clocktower Tech Ventures

  • Digital Payments Strategy, JPMorgan Chase &Co.

  • Investment Banking, JPMorgan


Kriti Gupta

  • Investor, Sequoia Capital (India)

  • MBA Investor, Morpheus Ventures

  • Investment Team, Chiratae Ventures


Aia Sarycheva

  • Investor, Greycroft

  • Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Associate, Revolution (Rise of the Seed Fund)

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Hannelle Fares

  • Director of Strategy and Operations, Kingdom Supercultures

  • Venture Investors, DCVC

  • Associate, BCG

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Julie Sandler

  • Managing Director,Pioneer Square Labs & PSL Ventures

  • Madrona Venture Group

  • Seattle Entrepreneurial Women's Network

  • Senior Product Manager, Amazon


Elizabeth Edwards

  • Founder & Managing Partner, H Venture Partners

  • Investor, MAYWIC Select Investments

  • Investor, West Capital

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Monica Varman

  • Partner, G2 Venture Partners

  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co.

  • Distribution & Logistics, Zola

  • Business Operations, Tesla

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Tess Hatch

  • Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

  • Mission Management, SpaceX

  • Operations, Boeing

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Angela Winegar

  • Director of Growth Strategy, Carta

  • Investor, Floodgate

  • Strategy & BizOps, Productiv

  • Investor, Norwest Venture Partners

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Chloe Breider

  • Principal, Renegade Partners

  • Co-Founder, Phoenix Investment Club

  • Associate, IVP

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Ashley Aydin

  • Investor, Vamos Ventures

  • Investor, Founders Factory & Brand Foundry Ventures

  • Partner, Dorm Room Fund

  • Global & Online Strategy, The Estée Lauder Companies

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Sooah Cho

  • Principal, Underscore VC

  • Senior Product Manager, Devoted Health

  • Product Manager, CVS Health

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Priscilla Tyler

  • Senior Associate, True Ventures

  • Priya Haji Fellow, True Ventures

  • New Business Intern, Arnold Worldwide

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Kim Patel

  • Head of Business Development, MainStreet

  • Investor, Sound Ventures & Lerer Hippeau

  • Business Development, Bubble

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Olivia Gaudree

  • Partner & Core Analyst, Fuel Venture Capital

  • Manager Donor Care, Brighter Children

  • OppGen Intern, Thomson Reuters

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Maggie Vo

  • Managing Partner & CIO, Fuel Venture Capital

  • CIO, Maquia Capital

  • Portfolio Manager, Blue Shores

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Abhivyakti Dixit

  • Product, Zolve

  • Product Strategy, Openhouse & Mastercard

  • Investments, Lightspeed India 

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Min Zhou

  • Co-founder & CEO, CM Venture Capital

  • Chairman, Thingple, SEIF

  • Principal, SVB Capital, Unilever Tech Ventures

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Dhanasree Molugu

  • Founder, Penni

  • MBA Associate, Menlo Ventures & Altos Ventures

  • Co-Chair of Yenching Social Innovation Forum

  • Associate, Blume Ventures

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Julia Klein

  • Vice President, March Capital

  • Venture Fellow, Pear VC

  • Business Development & Strategy, Appear Here

  • Associate, Greenspring Associates

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Iynna Halilou

  • MBA Associate, Moxxie Ventures

  • Investment Partner, MBA Fund

  • Global Programs Manager, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

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Senofer Mendoza

  • Founder & General Partner, Mendoza Ventures

  • Partner, Mendoza Design

  • Interior Designer, Parker Torres Design

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Asya Bradley

  • Senior Partner, Mendoza Ventures

  • Venture Partner, igniteXL

  • Founder, Kinly

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Synapse

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Joanna Lichter Cohen

  • Senior Associate, Emerson Collective

  • MBA Associate & Fellow, Founder Collective & Pear VC

  • Principal, Via - On-Demand Transit

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Kristin Williams Mugford

  • Senior Lecturer (Finance), Harvard Business School

  • Senior Director, Bain Capital

  • Managing Director, Bain Capital Credit

  • Business Development, The Walt Disney Co. 

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Arushi Jindal

  • Associate, Mirae Asset Venture Investments

  • Investment Analyst, SAIF Partners

  • Investment Banking, Citi (India)

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Natalia Gonzalez Vela

  • Investor, SoftBank (LatAm Fund)

  • Investment Manager, Clout Capital

  • Consultant, EY

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Neha Dalal

  • VP Philanthropy, Jasper Ridge Partners

  • Investor, The 21 Fund

  • Co-CIO, Stanford GSB Impact Fund

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Lucy Svoboda

  • Senior Manager Strat & Ops, GoodRx Health

  • Strategy & Operations, Guild Education & Education Pioneers

  • Chief of Staff, Nearpod

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Gina Puccinelli

  • Chief of Staff, Gotham Greens

  • Co-CIO, Stanford GSB Impact Fund

  • PE Associate, MSD Partners

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Eliza Loring McGinn

  • Associate, .406 Ventures

  • PE Associate, AEA Investors

  • Consultant, Bain & Co.


Sarah Unger Biggs

  • Asymmetric Capital Partners, Partner & Chief Operating Officer

  • Long Wharf Capital, Director - Investor Relations

  • Bain Capital, Investor Relations

  • Goldman Sachs, Financial Analyst

  • Princeton University

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Connie Qian

  • Vice President, Forgepoint Capital

  • Finance & Strategy, Square

  • Tech Equity Research, Goldman Sachs

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Temi Ransome-Kuti

  • Senior Associate, FirstCheck Africa

  • Chief of Staff, TopUp Mama

  • Investment Associate, Oui Capital

  • Investment Analyst, Accion

  • Consultant, Bain & Co.

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Jazmin Medina

  • Principal, NewView Capital

  • CapTable Coalition

  • Co-Founder & COO, Bundler TV

  • IB & Strategy, Goldman Sachs

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Julia Maltby

  • Principal, Flybridge Capital

  • Investment Associate, XFactor Ventures

  • Partnership & Business Development, WeWork

  • Associate, Plum Alley Investments

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Vivien Ho

  • Principal, Pear VC

  • BizOps & Growth, Airbnb

  • Consultant, BCG

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Isabelle de Melo

  • Co-Founder, MoAngels

  • Angel Investor, Go Beyond

  • COO, SETE (Family Office)


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Lexi Novitske

  • General Partner, Norrsken22

  • Managing Partner, Acuity Venture Partners

  • Principal, Singularity Investments

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Rima Reddy

  • Principal, Commerce Ventures

  • Partner, Dorm Room Fund

  • Principal, XRC Labs

  • Strategy & Biz Dev, Ralph Lauren

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Sue Xu

  • Managing Partner, Amino Capital

  • Angel Investor, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs

  • Stanford School of Medicine, pHd

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Zainab Raji

  • PE Investor, Vista Equity Partners

  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co. 

  • Risk Advisory, Deloitte

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Tanya Rolfe

  • Co-founder, Sophia

  • Host, The Money Maker Podcast

  • Managing Partner, Her Capital

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Caitlin Vorlicek

  • Vice President, Sageview Capital

  • SVP of Partnerships & Corp Dev, Sifted

  • Growth Equity Associate, Summit Partners

  • Tech IB, Harris Williams & Co. 

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Victoria Ivashina

  • Head of Finance Unit, Harvard Business School

  • Faculty Chair, Global Initiative MENA

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

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