We’ve welcomed many impactful speakers and participants to engage with our entrepreneur and investment community in Silicon Valley.

LEI JUN

Xiaomi
Chairman & CEO

Mr. Lei is a renowned technology entrepreneur and angel investor in China. In 2014, he was named Businessman Of The Year by Forbes and ranked number 87 on their list of global billionaires. Mr. Lei founded Xiaomi Corporation in 2010 and is currently its Chairman and CEO. He is also the Chairman and co-founder of three other public companies (Kingsoft, YY, Cheetah).

TIM DRAPER

Draper Associates
Founder

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QIKAI LIU

Fosun Tonghao
Founding Partner

Fosun Tonghao is the investment arm of Fosun Group, the largest privately-held conglomerate in China that is the owner and investor of many public and private companies across various industries, such as: healthcare, biotech, healthcare, insurance, steel, asset management, and real estate. Fosun Tonghao invests in early stage startups – angel, seed, pre-A and Series A rounds – in healthcare, technology, media, and telecommunications industries. Fosun was ranked No. 81 among Fortune (China)’s top 500 enterprises of China.

CONNIE CHAN

Andreessen Horowitz
Partner

Connie is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she focuses on finding great entrepreneurs with big ideas in consumer tech. Previously, Connie led business development and marketing efforts for HP Palm in China. At Palm, she also launched the App Catalog, developer portal and the Facebook application for webOS.

STEVE LAU

Eagle Fund
Founder

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HILARY GOSHER

Insight Venture Partners
Managing Director

Hilary Gosher is an expert in growing and scaling global technology and software companies, and an active participant in the New York city start-up community. Hilary is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. Hilary leads Insight Onsite, the firm’s team of operations and growth experts who help drive scale and growth at Insight’s portfolio companies. Hilary founded this team in 2000 and has worked with more than 100 software and Internet companies, advising on strategy, sales, marketing and M&A.

XIANGJUN GUO

China Investment Corporation
Executive Vice President & CIO

CIC is a sovereign wealth fund responsible for managing part of the People’s Republic of China’s foreign exchange reserves with over US$740 billion AUM. Mr. Guo Xiangjun is Executive Vice President of CIC. Immediately prior to this, he was the Chief Risk Officer of CIC, the Head and Managing Director of CIC’s Risk Management Department.

GUY KAWASAKI

Garage Technology Ventures
Co-Founder

ADAM GOLDBERG

Lightspeed Venture Partners
Partner

Adam focuses primarily on investments in enterprise infrastructure, big data/analytics, datacenter technologies, and artificial intelligence. At age 13, Adam enrolled as a full-time student at UC Berkeley, where he studied pure and applied mathematics and conducted research in number theory and machine learning. Prior to Lightspeed, he was an early product manager at Rubrik (a Lightspeed portfolio company) where he launched a product line.

SARAH GUO

Greylock Ventures
Partner

JAGDEEP BACHHER

UCOP
CIO

Jagdeep Singh Bachher is responsible for managing the UC pension, endowment, short-term, and total-return investment pools. Before joining the UC system, Bachher was an executive vice president of venture and innovation for one of Canada’s largest and most diversified investment fund managers. He was with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo), based in Edmonton since 2009.

RICHARD GU

Chengwei Capital
Managing Director

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EDITH YEUNG

500 Startups
Partner

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VENCKY GANESAN

Menlo Ventures
Managing Director

HANS TUNG

GGV Capital
Managing Partner

Hans Tung joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a managing partner to focus on consumer mobile internet, cross-border ecommerce, IoT, and mobile social communication investments in both China and the U.S. Hans was one of the earliest investors in, and a former board member of, Xiaomi.

ADAM DRAPER

Boost VC
Founder & CEO

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FU SHENG

Cheetah Mobile
CEO

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RICHARD LIU

Morningside Capital
General Partner

AAFREF HILALY

Sequoia Capital
Partner

SCOTT NOLAN

Founders Fund
Partner

Scott Nolan is a Partner at Founders Fund, where he focuses on investments in technology-driven companies across sectors including energy, biotechnology, aerospace, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. Scott is a board member at CollectiveHealth, Tachyus, Tribogenics and two other companies currently in stealth mode.

BENJAMIN LING

Khosla Ventures
General Partner

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CHRIS EVDEMON

Sinovation Ventures
Partner

Chris has been “hands on” his entire career around his entrepreneurial and angel investment projects. Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Partner at Eastern Bell Venture Capital and also served as the CEO of ICDL Asia Pacific, an organization in the computer skills certification sector with operations in 25 Asian countries which he helped turnaround and relocate to Singapore.

DR. ASHBY MONK

Stanford University, Global Project Center, Executive Director
Australian Super, Senior Advisor

Dr. Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center. He was named by aiCIO magazine as one of the most influential academics in the institutional investing world. His research and writing has been featured in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Forbes, and on National Public Radio among a variety of other media.

ROY GEVA GLASBERG

Google Global Accelerator
Founder & Global Manager

DR. LARRY ZHANG

China Investment Corporation
Senior Managing Director

Larry Zhang is managing director and head of public equity for China Investment Corp., where he is responsible for investments in the global public equity market. Before joining CIC, Zhang was a partner and head of the global equity team at GSA Capital.

DR. MYRON SCHOLES

Professor of Finance, Stanford GSB
1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Myron Scholes is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, and co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model. Scholes was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1997 for his new method of determining the value of derivatives. Scholes is currently the Chairman of the Board of Economic Advisers of Stamos Partners.

MIKE ABBOTT

KPCB
General Partner

Mike Abbott joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011 and focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice, helping entrepreneurs in the social, mobile and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. Mike serves as an expert resource on enterprise infrastructure, cloud computing and “big data.” He also helps entrepreneurs win the race for talent in a hyper-competitive recruitment environment.

VANESSA LARCO

NEA
Partner

Vanessa Larco joined NEA as a Partner in 2016 and focuses on enterprise and consumer investing. Prior to joining NEA, she was the Director of Product Management for web and mobile apps at Box where she worked on building the next generation of productivity apps. Her passion for design and analytics stems from her experience in the gaming industry, which includes leading the Speech Recognition Experience team at Xbox Kinect, and building and running a top grossing gaming studio at Disney Social.

MURRAY NEWLANDS

Forbes
Contributor

Murray Newlands FRSA is an entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and speaker. He is founder of Chattypeople.com a Chabot builder and Sighted.com an online invoicing company based in Palo Alto. Newlands is also an adviser to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies. Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. He contributes to Forbes and Entrepreneur.com.

ETHAN KURZWEIL

Bessemer Venture Partners
Partner

Ethan focuses on investments in consumer technologies and developer platforms. He is particularly excited about consumer video start-ups and companies “developerizing the enterprise,” his phrase for companies that provide non-technical business users with powerful tools and potential impact without requiring them to code.

IBRAHIM AJAMI

Mubadala Capital
Head of Venture Capital

Mr. Ibrahim Ajami serves as the Executive Director and Member of Board of Directors at Mubadala Technology. Mr. Ajami is responsible for overseeing Mubadala’s interests in the advanced technology sector. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Mubadala Technology since 2008.

CAMILLE SAMUELS

Venrock
Partner

Cami Samuels joined Venrock in 2014 and focuses on healthcare with an emphasis on biotech, medical devices, and consumer health. Prior to Venrock, Cami was a Managing Director at Versant Ventures for a decade where she led investments in Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera (KYTH), Novacardia (acquired by Merck), and ParAllele (acquired by Affymetrix), among others. She was also a board observer at several companies including Genomic Health (GHDX), Fluidigm (FLDM), and Syrrx (acquired by Takeda).

KRIS GALE

Clover Health
CTO

Kris Gale is a recognized leader in building and scaling engineering teams and was part of the founding engineering team at Yammer. During his six years there as vice president of engineering, he helped grow Yammer’s engineering organization from three people to over 200. Kris also spearheaded the platform’s direction and ensured its ability to scale, culminating in its acquisition by Microsoft in 2012.

SCOTT FREDERICK

NEA
Development Partner and Head of Federal

Scott leads business development and corporate development initiatives across NEA’s portfolio. He also heads the firm’s Federal government initiatives. In these roles he works closely with NEA’s portfolio companies, providing tactical and strategic advice and connecting them to companies, thought leaders, regulators, government officials and policy influencers to help drive growth and optimize outcomes. He likes to describe his role as connecting people, companies and ideas.

DR. ROBERT MITTENDORFF

Norwest Venture Partners
Partner

Robert focuses on investing capital in venture and growth opportunities in the healthcare sector, including digital health and healthcare IT, technology enabled healthcare services, medical devices, diagnostics, and specialty pharma. He currently serves on the boards of analyticsMD, iCardiac, and TigerText, and is a board observer at Talkspace.

MARK MILIAN

Bloomberg
Technology Editor

Mark Milian is a technology editor at Bloomberg in San Francisco leading coverage of venture capital and startups. Before that, he was a tech writer for CNN and the Los Angeles Times. He’s the author of “Letters to Steve: Inside the E-Mail Inbox of Apple’s Steve Jobs,” published in 2011.

ZEHUI LIU

Legend Capital
Managing Director

DAVE MUNICHIELLO

Google Ventures
General Partner

JEROMY XUE

TusPark Ventures
Managing Director

BLAISE ZEREGA

VentureBeat
Editor in Chief

PHIL SANDERSON

IDG Ventures
Managing Director

OSSAMA HASSANEIN

Newbury Ventures
Managing Partner

PAVEL DUROV

Telegram
Founder

SAEED AMIDI

Plug & Play
CEO & Co-Founder

ALEXANDER PROKHOROV

Finsight Ventures
Partner

MARK GOLDSTEIN

Badass Advisors
Founder

MARK SIEGEL

Menlo Ventures
Partner

DUNCAN LOGAN

Rocketspace
Founder