Seed Funds Going Global Panel

Venture Capital
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2013 beGLOBAL Conference in Silicon Valley Check out one of the most popular panels at 2013 beGLOBAL. Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily moderates this panel featuring some pretty big heavyweights in the VC world: David Lee, Founder & Managing Partner: SV Angel -Biography: David Lee is the Founder and Managing Partner of SV Angel, an angel fund with investments in companies such as Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, Flipboard, Dropbox and Airbnb. Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He was a founding member of Google's New Business Development team and led business development at StumbleUpon prior to its sale to eBay. He also was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. Read more about David at: Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier, Founder: SoftTech VC -Background: Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 150 investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. The firm is currently investing out of its $55M Fund III, making 20 commitments of $500K per year in mobile/cloud saas, monetization infrastructure, marketplaces and e-commerce. Read more about Jean at: Aydin Senkut, Founder & Managing Director: Felicis Ventures -Biography: Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. He has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek recently and was featured as one of the top 8 up and coming VCs by Forbes' Midas List. Felicis Ventures portfolio encompasses over 80 companies currently including Clearslide, Dropcam, Inkling, Practice Fusion, Rovio, and Shopify. In the last 5 years, over 46 Felicis backed start-ups have been acquired by firms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Microsoft, AT&T, Disney, Ebay, Chegg and Intuit. Read more about Aydin at: Christine Tsai, Partner: 500 Startups -Background: Biography Christine Tsai is a Partner at 500 Startups. As part of the investment team, she works closely with early-stage startups, directs the 500 Accelerator program, platform partnerships with companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and 500′s distribution efforts for the portfolio. Prior to 500, Christine spent many years at Google and YouTube, working on developer platforms and leading Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference. She also drove product marketing for early-stage video monetization products, Google AdSense, and YouTube syndication, as well as holding technical operations roles in Google AdSense and Google Analytics. Before Google, Christine worked in international sales and operations at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco. Christine holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Read more about Christine at: Moderator: Sarah Lacy, Founder and Editor-in-chief: PandoDaily -Background: She is an award winning journalist and author of two critically acclaimed books, "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0″ (Gotham Books, May 2008) and "Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos" (Wiley, February 2011). She has been covering technology news for over 15 years, most recently as a senior editor for TechCrunch. Find more information about the beGlobal conference here: