Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021. The University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, upholds its long-standing reputation as a leading academic institution of the United States. They remain an example for other universities with their commitments to equality and diversity and vision of “discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of talented students from all walks of life.” Every year the university receives donations, which it uses to expand on its mission and legacy. In 2019 UVA received the largest donation in its history of $120 million from Jaffray and Merrill Woodriff to establish a School of Data Science and recently received a generous donation from Capital One to make advancements on a new Data Science building.

Through its commitment to education comes the success of the students and faculty that walk the campus daily. Recently, President Joe Biden appointed UVA professor in the Biocomplexity Institute, Catherine Woteki, to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His trust in Woteki speaks to the caliber of educators that have guided this year’s awardees towards their successes. While there are well known alumni like Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, co-founders of Redditt, there are also countless other alumni making noteworthy contributions.

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Alumni Mark Straub of Smile Identity is building tools and software for online identification for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond. Alumni Jessie Woolley-Wilson of DreamBox Learning and Sara LaHayne of Move This World are both using technology to change education for future generations by providing customized learning environments. Others like Tyler Scriven of Saltbox are using their innovative ideas to develop breakthrough technologies in logistics services and warehousing, providing end users with a seamless delivery experience. These individuals and the rest of this year's awardees are leading companies that are working tirelessly to harness technology to improve experiences for individuals and enterprises worldwide.

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021.

 

1. Alexis Ohanian
Seven Seven Six

Alexis Ohanian is the Founder of Seven Seven Six. He founded the company in 2020 and raised $150 million for its first fund. Seven Seven Six is a venture capital firm that primarily seeks to invest in seed rounds for software and technology companies.

Previously, Ohanian was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Initialized Capital and a founder for Breadpig. He also spent time as an Advisor and the Head of Marketing at Hipmunk and a Partner of Y Combinator. He is most well-known for his role in co-founding Reddit where he served on the board until 2020. Ohanian earned an undergraduate degree in History and Commerce from the University of Virginia.

 

2. Frank Rotman
QED Investors

Frank Rotman is the Founding Partner of QED Investors. QED is the premier venture capital in the fintech space. Rotman has 30 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1991.

Before founding QED Investors, Rotman was a Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Credit Officer at EduCap and before that a Senior Vice President of Installment Loans at Capital One Financial Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked with Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Research Assistant. Rotman graduated from the University of Virginia with an MS in Systems Engineering and with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics.

 

3. Steve Huffman
Reddit

Steve Huffman began his professional career 20 years ago. He is a Co-Founder and CEO of Reddit. Reddit is a network of more than 100,000 communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. Reddit users submit, vote and comment on content, stories and discussions about the topics they care about the most.

Huffman first got his start in 2001 as a Software Engineer at Image Matters LLC, before eventually co-founding Hipmunk where he served as CTO, his most recent position prior to founding Reddit. Huffman graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

4. Dayna Grayson
Construct Capital

Dayna Grayson is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Construct Capital. She first founded the company in 2020. Construct Capital invests in extraordinary founders building technology to transform the most foundational industries of our economy.

Previously, Grayson was a Partner at NEA and before that a Principal at North Bridge Venture Partners. Earlier in her career she worked with Blackbaud as a Product Designer. Grayson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

5. Portman Wills
Wagestream

Portman Wills is a Co-Founder and CTO of Wagestream. Wagestream works with employers to give people power over their pay with the ability to track, access, save and learn about managing their pay, all in one app. Wills has 25 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1996.

Before founding Wagestream, Wills was a Chief Data Officer at Sports Illustrated Play and before that a Chief Information Officer at GSN for TV and Games. Earlier in his career he worked with PSINet as a Web Developer. Wills graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Economics, and Computer Science.

 

6. Anton Levy
General Atlantic

Anton Levy began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the Co-President, Managing Director, and Global Head of Technology of General Atlantic. General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. They have more than 175 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Stamford.

Levy first got his start in 1996 as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Levy graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

7. Tyler Scriven
Saltbox

Tyler Scriven is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Saltbox. He first founded the company in 2019. Saltbox helps modern e-commerce companies to start, grow, and scale. Within their flexible, smartly designed warehouses and logistics-enabling services, they help modern e-commerce companies turn strong brands into great companies.

Previously, Scriven was a Managing Director at Techstars and before that a Chief of Staff to the President at Palantir Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked with JPMorgan Securities as an Investment Banking Analyst. Scriven earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.

 

8. Kent Bennett
Bessemer Venture Partners

Kent Bennett is a Partner of Bessemer Venture Partners. Their partners help founders lay enduring foundations to create companies that matter, starting with seed and Series A investments. They stick with their companies at every stage of their growth and have been part of over 120 IPOs in the last 50 years, including Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, DocuSign, Wix, and MindBody. Bennett has 18 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2003.

Before joining Bessemer Venture Partners, Bennett was a Writer and Producer at Licht Entertainment. He also spent time with Bain & Company as a Senior Associate Consultant. Bennett graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from The University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering.

 

9. Jason Palmer
New Markets Venture Partners

Jason Palmer began his professional career 28 years ago. Today, he is the General Partner of New Markets Venture Partners. New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology and business services companies that drive superior financial returns through high customer ROI.

Palmer first got his start in 1993 as a Founder and President at The Corner Meal Plan. From there, he went on to BridgePath, before eventually rising to Deputy Director of Post Secondary at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, his most recent position prior to joining New Markets Venture Partners. Palmer graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in Business Administration and Management and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Echols Interdisciplinary.

 

10. Chenxi Wang
Rain Capital

Dr. Chenxi Wang is the Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture fund. She founded the company in 2017. Rain Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund focusing on transformative technologies in the cybersecurity, AI, and analytics space.

A well-known operator, technologist, and thought leader in the cybersecurity industry, Wang is a member of the Board of Directors for MDU Resources, a Fortune 500 company. She also serves on the board of advisors for SC media, Secure Code Warrior, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp, and a number of other startups. Previously, Wang was Vice-Chair on the global board of directors for the OWASP Foundation, the largest security professionals' consortium in the world. Wang started her career as a Professor of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She also served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock, VP of Strategy for Intel Security, and VP of Research for Forrester. Wang earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

 

11. Halsey Minor
Live Planet VR System

Halsey Minor is the Founder and CEO of Live Planet VR System. Live Planet melds the power of sharing economy incentive models with decentralization to create the next generation of media and telecom infrastructures and the applications they enable. Minor has 24 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 1997.

Before founding Live Planet VR System, Minor was a founder at Uphold Inc. and before that a Founder, Chairman and CEO at CNET. Earlier in his career, he founded NBCUniversal Media where he served as the CEO. Minor graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate in Cultural Anthropology.

 

12. Samuel Shank
HotelTonight

Samuel Shank began his professional career 27 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of HotelTonight. HotelTonight is a hotel-booking service focused on making last-minute trips easy and fun, offering travelers seamless, on-demand booking for boutique and independent hotels.

Shank first got his start in 1994 as an Associate Product Manager at BoxerJam.com. From there, he went on to CNET Networks, before eventually founding DealBase.com where has served as CEO, his most recent position prior to joining HotelTonight. Shank graduated from Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in English.

 

13. Jaffray Woodriff
Quantitative Investment Management

Jaffray Woodriff is the Co-Founder and CEO of Quantitative Investment Management. He first founded the company in 2000. Quantitative Investment Management is a Virginia-based global investment management firm specializing in alternative investment strategies for institutional and private investors.

Previously, Woodriff was a Director at Societe Generale and before that a Founder of Woodriff Trading. Woodriff earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Virginia.

 

14. Coran Capshaw
Red Light Management

Coran Capshaw is the Founder of Red Light Management. Red Light Management has used their technology to become the largest independent music management company in the world. They are a collective of like-minded individuals, international in scope, united by their primary focus: to develop sustainable careers and long-lasting legacies for their artists, and along the way, influence the musical landscape for the better. Capshaw has 31 years in the music industry. He began his career in 1990.

Before founding Red Light Management, Capshaw was a Founder at Musictoday and before that the Owner at Trax. Capshaw graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

15. Rob Coneybeer
Shasta Ventures

Rob Coneybeer began his professional career 29 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Shasta Ventures. Shasta is an early-stage venture capital firm with over a billion dollars under management. Shasta has a 15-year track record of investing in groundbreaking startups like Anaplan, Zuora, Nest, Nextdoor, SendBird, Tonal, Lattice, Glint, Highspot and hundreds more. Shasta now invests in innovative series A enterprise startups in sectors like SaaS, cybersecurity, infrastructure, data intelligence and camera vision.

Coneybeer first got his start in 1992 as an Integration and Test Engineer at Martin Marietta Astro Space, before eventually rising to General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, his most recent position prior to founding Shasta Ventures. Coneybeer graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Georgia Institute of Technology with an MS in Mechanical Engineering, and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

16. Miles Clements
Accel

Miles Clements is a Partner of Accel. He first joined the company in 2009. Accel is a leading venture capital firm that invests in people and their companies from the earliest days through all phases of private company growth. Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, CrowdStrike, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, FreshWorks, Jet, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, UiPath and Vox Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 35 years.

Previously, Clements was an Associate at Summit Partners. Clements earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

 

17. Erik Troan
Pendo

Erik Troan began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CTO of Pendo.io. Pendo helps people adopt software more quickly and successfully. Through its product craft and customer communities, sponsored events and podcast, Pendo aims to support the success of product and digital leaders everywhere.

Troan first got his start in 2004 when founding Specifix. From there, he went on to rPath, before eventually rising to Director at Digium, his most recent position prior to founding Pendo.io. Troan graduated from the University of Virginia with a MA in Economics and from North Carolina State University with an MS in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

 

18. Rahul Gandhi
MakeSpace

Rahul Gandhi is the Co-Founder and CEO of MakeSpace. He founded the company in 2013. MakeSpace is taking the struggle out of storage and reinventing an antiquated industry in the process. They’ve designed a hassle-free experience using a fully integrated system, from back-end routing to warehouse logistics, and a consumer app, complete with a digital photo inventory of stored items, to allow people to store and retrieve their belongings on-demand.

Previously, Gandhi was a Principal at Primary Venture Partners and before that a Senior Manager of Corporate Development at AOL LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with Bank of America as an Analyst. Gandhi earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS from the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University School of Business.

 

19. Glen Kacher
Light Street Capital

Glen Kacher is the CIO and Founder of Light Street Capital. Light Street Capital is an investment management firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm invests globally in public equity markets with a focus on the technology and media sectors. Kacher has 28 years in the investment management industry. He began his career in 1993.

Before founding Light Street Capital, Kacher was a Managing Director at Integral Capital Partners and before that an Analyst at Tiger Management. Kacher graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Finance.

 

20. Tim Ranzetta
Next Gen Personal Finance

Tim Ranzetta began his professional career 24 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder of Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). NGPF is a free blended-learning personal finance curriculum, to engage and empower students to make smart financial choices.

Ranzetta first got his start in 1997 as a COO and CFO at U.S. Shred. From there, he went on to Equilar, before eventually founding Student Lending Analytics LLC, his most recent venture prior to founding NGPF. Ranzetta graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Commerce.

 

21. Trevor Kaufman
Piano

Trevor Kaufman is the CEO of Piano. He first joined the company in 2015. Piano enables the world’s largest media companies and brands to accelerate their subscription, advertising, analytics, and personalization initiatives in order to engage, monetize and measure content experiences.

Previously, Kaufman was a CEO at Tinypass and before that a CEO at Possible Worldwide. Earlier in his career he worked with The Voyager Company as a Director of Internet Operations. Kaufman earned an undergraduate degree in English and Economics from the University of Virginia.

 

22. Ted Wang
Cowboy Ventures

Ted Wang is a Partner of Cowboy Ventures. Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund investing in digital startups. They seek to back exceptional founders who are building products that re-imagine work and personal life in large and growing markets. They are based in Palo Alto, CA, and invest across the United States. Wang has 23 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before joining Cowboy Ventures, Wang was a Partner at Fenwick & West, and before that a Partner at White & Lee. Earlier in his career he worked with Gunderson Dettmer as an Associate. Wang graduated from the University of Virginia with a JD and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in History and Latin.

 

23. Muzzammil Zaveri
Audacious Ventures

Muzzammil Zaveri began his professional career 10 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Audacious Ventures. Audacious Ventures partners with the most ambitious founders in technology and helps them achieve their most audacious goals.

Zaveri first got his start in 2011 with co-founding Proxino. From there, he went on to Tencent, before eventually rising to Partner at Gradient Ventures, his most recent position prior to joining Audacious Ventures. Zaveri graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

24. Robbert Vorhoff
General Atlantic

Robbert Vorhoff is the Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare of General Atlantic. General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Vorhoff has 20 years in the financial and technology services industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before joining General Atlantic, Vorhoff was an Analyst at Greenhill & Co. Vorhoff graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Finance.

 

25. Jason Williamson
Oracle

Jason Williamson began his professional career 28 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President of the Startup Ecosystem of Oracle. Oracle is a cloud technology company that provides organizations around the world with computing infrastructure and software to help them innovate, unlock efficiencies and become more effective.

Williamson first got his start in 1993 with Capital One where he served in several positions including Risk and Financial Analyst, Operations Manager, and Technologist. From there, he went on to Relativity Technologies, before eventually rising to Global Leader of Management Consulting and Private Equity at Amazon Web Services, his most recent position prior to joining Oracle. Williamson graduated from the University of Virginia with a master of Science in Management and from Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business with an undergraduate degree in MIS.

 

26. Paul Tudor Jones
Tudor Investment Corporation

Paul Tudor Jones is the Founder of Tudor Investment Corporation. He founded the company in 1980. Tudor is a large manager of hedge funds investing in equities, derivatives and forex across global markets. They are a group of self-starters who are entrepreneurial, deeply engaged in the markets, pioneers in the use of technology, performance-driven, and sensible in the face of risk.

In addition to his roles with Tudor, Jones is the Founder of The Robin Hood Foundation which was founded in 1988. Jones graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

27. Mark Straub
Smile Identity

Mark Straub is the CEO of Smile Identity. He first joined the company in 2017 as CEO. Smile Identity provides the best Africa-focused solutions for real time digital KYB, identity verification, user onboarding, document verification, liveness checks, face verification, anti-fraud, and identity data deduplication across Africa. They are building the tools and software that make it easier for millions of Africans to prove and verify their identity online.

Previously, Straub was an Associate at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund and before that an Analyst at Lok Capital. Earlier in his career he worked with Banc of America Securities as an Analyst. Straub earned an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

 

28. Scott Irwin
Rembrandt Venture Partners

Scott Irwin is the General Partner of Rembrandt Venture Partners. Rembrandt Venture Partners is a team of successful entrepreneurs who are now helping the next generation build insanely great technology and software companies. Irwin has 21 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before joining Rembrandt Venture Partners, Irwin was a General Partner at El Dorado Ventures. Irwin graduated from UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering.

 

29. Robert Pollak
SV Angel

Robert Pollak began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of SV Angel. SV Angel supports entrepreneurs in building lasting companies by assisting at key inflection points and leveraging their network to help them propel their businesses forward.

Pollak first got his start in 2004 as a Legal Assistant at Arnold & Porter LLP. From there, he went on to Morgan Stanley, before eventually rising to CFO and Director at The MaccaNOW Foundation, his most recent position prior to joining SV Angel. Pollak graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Foreign Affairs.

 

30. Trevor Kienzle
Correlation Ventures

Trevor Kienzle is the Managing Director of Correlation Ventures. He first joined the company in 2007. Correlation Ventures is a new breed of venture capital firm, leveraging world-class analytics to offer entrepreneurs and other venture capitalists a dramatically better option when they are seeking additional capital to complete a financing round.

Previously, Kienzle was a General Partner at Newbury Ventures and before that a Vice President at GE Capital. Earlier in his career he worked with Bankers Trust Company as an Analyst. Kienzle earned an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

 

31. Tommy Nicholas
Alloy

Tommy Nicholas is the CEO of Alloy. Alloy makes it easy for financial services companies to quickly and safely onboard and manage more customers, automating the vast majority of decisions, mitigating fraud and high-cost financial risk, and reducing the burden on the back office and manual review queues. Nicholas has 16 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before joining Alloy, Nicholas was a Head of Product at Knox Payments and before that a Software Developer at Shockoe.com LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with Rotary Tiger as a Booking Manager. Nicholas graduated from The University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in History and African American studies.

 

32. Steven McKnight
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Steven McKnight began his professional career 44 years ago. Today, he is the Chairman and Professor for the Department of Biochemistry of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world-renowned for its research and technology, regarded among the best in the country for medical education and for clinical and scientific training, and nationally recognized for the quality of care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern’s University Hospital & Clinics and affiliated institutions.

McKnight first got his start in 1977 as a Staff Associate at Carnegie Institution for Science. From there, he went on to Howard Hughes Medical Institute, before eventually rising to Co-Founder and Director of Research at Tularik, his most recent position prior to joining UT Southwestern Medical Center. McKnight graduated from the University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.

 

33. Scott Barclay
Clay VC

Scott Barclay is the Founder and General Partner of Clay VC. Clay VC is a new early-stage investing firm rebuilding the future of healthcare by finding and serving founders at the intersection of deep tech, data, and empathy. He began his career in 2005.

Before founding Clay VC, Barclay was a Partner at Point72 Ventures and before that a Partner at DCVC (Data Collective). Earlier in his career he worked with CVS Caremark as a Senior Manager of Store Operations and Special Projects. Barclay graduated from INSEAD with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in History.

 

34. Nat Natraj
Acalvio Technologies

Nat Natraj is the Co-founder and Board Member of Acalvio Technologies. He first founded the company in 2015 and previously served as President. Acalvio invented breakthrough deception technology, based on 25+ issued patents, and integrated it with advanced AI to provide an industry-leading autonomous deception solution that is effective, easy to use, and enterprise scale.

Previously, Natraj was a Senior Vice President of Sales Alliances at Apigee and before that a Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Calypso Technology. Earlier in his career he worked with Wang Labs as a Product Manager. Natraj earned an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

 

35. Ted Lichtenberger
FLOWER CO

Ted Lichtenberger is the Co-Founder of Flower Company. Flower Company uses top technology to deliver high quality marijuana brands throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles from Calabasas to Long Beach, Sacramento, and Humboldt County. Lichtenberger has 9 years in the consumer goods industry. He began his career in 2012.

Before founding Flower Company, Lichtenberger was a Co-Founder, COO, and Board Member at Old Pal and before that a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career he worked with Frameri as a Co-Founder. Lichtenberger graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Commerce.

 

36. Scott Ferber
Videology

Scott Ferber began his professional career 29 years ago. Today, he is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Videology. Videology brings programmatic, social, and TV together in a single platform. By simplifying big data, they empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens. Their math and science-based technology enables customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape.

Ferber first got his start in 1992 as a Team Manager at Procter & Gamble. From there, he went on to Capital One, before eventually rising to Co-Founder, chairman, and CEO at Advertising.com, his most recent position prior to founding Videology. Ferber graduated from Stanford University with an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

 

37. Mark Gilbreath
LiquidSpace

Mark Gilbreath began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of LiquidSpace. LiquidSpace invented real-time real estate and disrupted the traditional office industry. Their digital marketplace enables professionals, companies and real estate leaders to fluidly discover, transact, and manage workplaces on-demand.

Gilbreath first got his start in 1988 as an ASIC Design Engineer at Wyle Laboratory. From there, he went on to Trinity Technologies, before eventually rising to CEO at Venga Ventures, his most recent position prior to founding LiquidSpace. Gilbreath graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Computer Architecture.

 

38. Andrej Kiska
Credo Ventures

Andrej Kiska is the General Partner of Credo Ventures. He first joined the company in 2011. Credo Ventures is a venture capital company focused on early-stage investments in Central Europe. They are looking for opportunities to invest in high-growth potential companies with international ambitions and competence to execute and deliver within the areas of IT, internet and health.

In addition to his roles with Credo Ventures, Kiska is the Co-Founder of StarLift.org. He previously worked with Benson Oak as an Analyst. Kiska earned an undergraduate degree in Corporate Finance and Management from the University of Virginia.

 

39. Jim Yu
BrightEdge

Jim Yu began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of BrightEdge. BrightEdge is the global leader in enterprise content marketing and SEO, helping more than 8,500 of the world's largest brands stay ahead in the rapidly evolving internet landscape.

Yu first got his start in 2000 as a Group Product Manager of the Software Products Division at Aether Systems. From there, he went on to Mercator Software, before eventually rising to Director of Product Management at Salesforce.com, his most recent position prior to founding BrightEdge. Yu graduated from Stanford University with an MBA in General Management, from the University of Virginia with a master's in Systems Engineering, and from the University of South Dakota with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

40. Kyle Shaw
Shaw Kwei & Partners

Kyle Shaw is the Founder and Managing Partner of Shaw Kwei & Partners. He first founded the company in 1998. Shaw Kwei & Partners have been investing in middle-market industry and service companies operating across Asia, the USA, and Europe for over 30 years and understand the challenges facing companies competing in today’s global markets.

Previously, Shaw has served as a Director of several Asian companies including Flex Ltd. (formerly known as Flextronics International Ltd). Shaw earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

 

41. Spence Green
Lilt

Spence Green began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Lilt Inc. Lilt is the modern language service and technology provider enabling localized customer experiences. They bring human-powered, technology-assisted translations to global enterprises. Lilt gives organizations everything they need to scale their translation programs, go-to-market faster than ever, and improve the global customer experience.

Green first got his start in 2004 as a Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Green graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering.

 

42. Rajan Mehra
March Capital

Rajan Mehra is a Partner of March Capital. He first joined the company in 2020. March is committed to partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs to build great tech companies and scale them globally. March accelerates the digital transformation of cloud-based software, automation, AI, & IT infrastructure.

Previously, Mehra was a Country Manager at eBay India. Mehra earned an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

 

43. Robert Wadsworth
HarbourVest Partners

Robert Wadsworth is the Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners. HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with over 35 years of experience and more than $76 billion in assets under management. Wadsworth has 35 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1986.

Wadsworth graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in Finance and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and Computer Science.

 

44. Dan Laufer
PipeDreams Ventures

Dan Laufer began his professional career 13 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of PipeDreams Ventures. PipeDreams Ventures is a venture-backed company building tech-powered home services providers.

Laufer first got his start in 2008 as a Finance Director at Kosmas For Congress. From there, he went on to Mitchell International, before eventually rising to Co-Founder and CEO at RentLingo, his most recent position prior to joining PipeDreams Ventures. Laufer graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems and Information Engineering.

 

45. Reggie Aggarwal
Cvent

Reggie Aggarwal is the Founder and CEO of Cvent. He founded the company in 1999. Cvent is the leading cloud-based event management technology company with over 200,000 users and nearly 4,000 employees worldwide.

Previously, Aggarwal was a Founder and Chairman at TiE DC and before that an Attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with PwC as a Senior Associate. Aggarwal earned an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, a JD in law from Washington and Lee University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Virginia.

 

46. Jeff Lynn
Seedrs

Jeff Lynn is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Seedrs. Seedrs is the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Lynn has 17 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2004.

Before founding Seedrs, Lynn was a Non-Executive Director at Companies House and before that a Chairman at The Coalition for a Digital Economy. Earlier in his career he worked with Sullivan and Cromwell LLP as an Associate. Lynn graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law with a JD, from the University of Oxford with an MBA, and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in PPE.

 

47. John Ayers
REDLattice Inc.

John Ayers began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of REDLattice. REDLattice is a provider of advanced cyber capabilities across the government and Fortune 500 markets.

Ayers first got his start in 2000 as a Product Manager at Zaplet. From there, he went on to Speedera Networks, before eventually rising to Director of Business Development at SAIC, his most recent position prior to joining REDLattice. Ayers graduated from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in American Studies.

 

48. Gary Hromadko
Crosslink Capital

Gary Hromadko is the Venture Partner of Crosslink Capital. He first joined the company in 2002. Crosslink Capital partners with founders that are market disruptors and category creators typically at the Seed-Series A stage, across highly dynamic enterprise and consumer technology sectors.

Previously, Hromadko was a Partner at Merrill Pickard Anderson & Eyre and before that a Partner at Robertson, Stephens & Company. Earlier in his career he worked with Dodge & Cox as a Vice President. Hromadko earned an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Carleton College.

 

49. Austin Ogilvie
Laika

Austin Ogilvie began his professional career 12 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of Laika. Laika is an enterprise-ready compliance platform that lets growing companies compete on the same level as any large organization.

Ogilvie first got his start in 2009 as a Research Analyst at EverFi, Inc. From there, he went on to On Deck Capital, Inc., before eventually rising to Director of Product Management at Alteryx, his most recent position prior to founding Laika. Ogilvie graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

50. Carlo Rizzuto
Versant Ventures

Carlo Rizzuto is a Partner of Versant Ventures. He first joined the company in 2012. Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare investment firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build the next generation of great companies. The firm’s emphasis is on biotechnology companies that are discovering and developing novel therapeutics.

Previously, Rizzuto was a Global Program Team Director at Novartis and before that an Assistant to the CEO at Novartis International AG. Earlier in his career he worked with engeneOS as a Business Development Manager. Rizzuto earned a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia.

 

51. Christopher Trapp
UPSTACK

Christopher Trapp is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of UPSTACK. UPSTACK is the fast-growing platform that is transforming the way businesses architect and source cloud and internet infrastructure solutions. Trapp has 15 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2006.

Before founding UPSTACK, Trapp was a Managing Partner at Trapp Technology Partners and before that a Co-Founder at Aligned. Earlier in his career he founded Blue Ridge Data Center. Trapp graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

52. Hubert Hultgren
Golden Pacific Capital

Hubert Hultgren began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Principal and Co-Founder of Golden Pacific Capital. Golden Pacific Capital provides unique real estate investment opportunities to accredited individual and institutional investors. Their focus is on niche market opportunities that are too small for larger institutional capital but too large for most individuals.

Hultgren first got his start in 2001 as a Senior Associate at Ernst & Young LLP. From there, he went on to East West Partners, before eventually rising to Controller of Private Equity Firm at Westwind Investors, his most recent position prior to founding Golden Pacific Capital. Hultgren graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s in Accounting and from the University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business with an undergraduate degree in Finance.

 

53. Susan Tynan
Framebridge

Susan Tynan is the Founder and CEO of Framebridge. She first founded the company in 2014. Framebridge is the simple way to custom frame everything. Through a tech-forward experience and an obsessive focus on quality and materials, they have introduced a new generation of customers to the tradition of custom manufacturing.

Previously, Tynan was a Vice President of Product at Taxi Magic and before that a General Manager at LivingSocial. Earlier in her career she worked with Promontory Interfinancial Network as a Manager of Business Operations. Tynan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia.

 

54. Christopher McKay
Granite Ventures

Christopher McKay is the Managing Director of Granite Ventures. Granite Ventures has helped early-stage technology companies build solid foundations for success since 1992, when they began investing as the early-stage venture capital group within Hambrecht & Quist. McKay has 24 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1997.

Before joining Granite Ventures, McKay was an Analyst at Hambrecht & Quist LLC. McKay graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

55. Sara LaHayne
Move This World

Sara LaHayne began her professional career 13 years ago. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of Move This World. Move This World is the leading provider of social-emotional learning multimedia experiences for PreK-12 students, educators, and families. The extensive multimedia library provides a robust and engaging daily curriculum- experiences designed to empower students by strengthening the skills that foster wellbeing and establishing a common language among students, educators and families.

LaHayne first got her start in 2008 as an Account Executive at Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick. From there, she went on to the U.S. Association for the University for Peace, before eventually rising to Chief Operating Officer at Atlas Service Corps, her most recent position prior to founding Move This World. LaHayne graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish.

 

56. Kurt Daniel
Ubersmith

Kurt Daniel is the CEO of Ubersmith. He first joined the company in 2014. Ubersmith is a leader in subscription business management for the cloud. Ubersmith provides billing, infrastructure, and ticketing solutions that are open, scalable and integrated. Organizations worldwide rely on Ubersmith to better serve their customers and better run their businesses.

Previously, Daniel was on the Leadership Team at MongoDB and also with Worklight. Earlier in his career he worked with Kearney as a Business Analyst. Daniel earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.

 

57. Paul Conley
Paladin Capital Group

Paul Conley is the Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group. Paladin Capital Group is a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative companies through venture investment, expansion, and growth capital. Conley has 25 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1996.

Before joining Paladin Capital Group, Conley was a Partner at Modal Logic and before that a CEO and Co-Founder at BrightScale. Earlier in his career he worked with Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Research Engineer. Conley graduated from UC San Diego with a Ph.D., and ME in Bioengineering and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

 

58. Michael Sanchez
CafeMedia

Michael Sanchez began his professional career 28 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of CafeMedia. CafeMedia empowers the world’s best creators and independent publishers to grow thriving businesses for the long term. Under their CafeMedia and AdThrive brands, they manage digital advertising sales and technology and a growing number of services for more than 3,000 creators and independent publishers.

Sanchez first got his start in 1993 as the President at Do Something, Inc. Sanchez graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

59. Andrew Krowne
Dolby Family Ventures

Andrew Krowne is the Managing Director of Dolby Family Ventures. He first joined the company in 2014. Dolby Family Ventures focuses on early-stage investments across a range of emerging sectors including robotics and automation, IT software and infrastructure, digital media (AR/VR), aerospace, energy transformation, and biotechnologies accelerating drug discovery and research.

Previously, Krowne was a Vice President at RBS Markets & International Banking and before that an Analyst at Barclays Capital. Earlier in his career he worked with Merrill Lynch as a Global Markets Analyst of Sales and Trading. Krowne earned an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia.

 

60. Vic Shao
Amply Power

Vic Shao is the Founder and CEO of Amply Power. Amply Power is a comprehensive electric vehicle charging and energy management provider for fleets operating trucks, buses, vans, and light-duty vehicles. Shao has 23 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before founding Amply Power, Shao was a Chairman at ENGIE Storage and before that a COO and Vice President of Product Development at MobileAria. Earlier in his career he worked with Oracle Corp as a Group Manager. Shao graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

61. Eric Danziger
Invisible AI

Eric Danziger began his professional career 6 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Invisible AI. Their goal is to create a digital tool to error-proof manufacturing processes. Invisible AI's computer vision platform monitors body posture and ergonomics to give operators real-time feedback. They help ensure processes are done correctly and safely, every time.

Danziger first got his start in 2015 as a Senior Engineer at Cogniac, before eventually rising to Director of Engineering at Luminar Technologies, his most recent position prior to founding Invisible AI. Danziger graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering.

 

62. Vinodh Bhat
JioSaavn

Vinodh Bhat is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer of JioSaavn. Founded in 2007 as Saavn, JioSaavn is an audio streaming service for South Asian music and artists. In March 2018, Reliance Industries Limited acquired a majority stake in JioSaavn, making it the largest music streaming service in India with millions of monthly active users. The company has 900+ label partnerships including Universal, Sony, T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama and Warner Music.

Previously, Bhat was a Co-Founder and Board Member at LeagueApps and before that a Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Simile Software. Earlier in his career he worked with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as an Analyst. Bhat earned an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Finance, and Marketing from the University of Virginia.

 

63. Jessie Woolley-Wilson
DreamBox Learning

Jessie Woolley-Wilson is President and CEO of DreamBox Learning®, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning. DreamBox Learning® provides a deeply personalized learning experience that guides and engages students at all levels with a combination of a rigorous K-8 math curriculum and a motivating learning environment. Woolley-Wilson has 27 years in the e-learning industry. She began her career in 1994.

Prior to joining DreamBox, Woolley-Wilson held executive positions at multiple leading EdTech companies, including Blackboard, LeapFrog, and Kaplan. She has served on several boards, including Quizlet, Rosetta Stone, and the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. She has been a featured speaker at many events, including TEDx Rainier, SXSWedu, DENT, GeekWire Summit, and the ASU GSV Summit. Woolley-Wilson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.

 

64. Hassan Afzal
Afiniti

Hassan Afzal is the Chief Technology Officer of Afiniti. He first joined the company in 2016. Afiniti is the world’s leading applied artificial intelligence and advanced analytics provider. Afiniti uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle, valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability. Afiniti operates throughout the world, and has measurably driven billions of dollars in incremental value to its clients.

Afzal earned a MA in Information Systems from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia.

 

65. Ken Bronfin
Hearst Ventures

Ken Bronfin is the Senior Managing Director of Hearst Ventures. Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information, and services company with more than 360 businesses. Bronfin has 35 years in the media production industry. He began his career in 1986.

Before joining Hearst, Bronfin was a Vice President of Cable and Business Development at NBCUniversal, Inc. Bronfin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA in Management and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

66. Travis Meyer
Sunsama

Travis Meyer began his professional career 10 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Sunsama. Sunsama helps users establish a routine, set daily goals, and reflect on their days so they strike balance while getting high-impact work done sustainably.

Meyer first got his start in 2011 as a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting. Meyer graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Systems and Information Engineering.

 

67. Matt Emery
JMI Equity

Matt Emery is the General Partner of JMI Equity. He first joined the company in 2006. JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies.

Previously, Emery was an Analyst of Technology Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, and before that a Research Associate at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, Inc. Emery earned an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

 

68. Barry Steinglass
Community.com

Barry Steinglass is the Chief Technology Officer of Community.com. Community powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations between leaders and their members through text messaging at scale. Steinglass has 22 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 1999.

Before joining Community.com, Steinglass was a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Hulu and before that a Founder and Vice President of Product Development at Chef Software. Earlier in his career he worked with Microsoft as a Program Manager of the Exchange Server. Steinglass graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

69. Charlie Thomas
deepwatch

Charlie Thomas began his professional career 28 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of deepwatch. deepwatch is securing the digital economy by tenaciously protecting enterprise networks everywhere, every day.

Thomas first got his start in 1993 as a CEO at Net2000 Communications, before eventually rising to CEO at Razorsight, his most recent position prior to founding deepwatch. Thomas graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

70. Will Saunders
AllyAlign Health

Will Saunders is the Founder and CEO of AllyAlign Health. He first founded the company in 2013. Based in Richmond, Virginia, AllyAlign’s innovative turnkey solutions and proprietary technology power health plans across the U.S. They manage Medicare Advantage institutional special needs plans, chronic care special needs plans for dementia, and dual-eligible special needs plans to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient quality of life.

Prior to founding AllyAlign, Saunders was the President of ACS before rising to the COO of Government Healthcare Solutions. He also served as the Group President of Xerox Services, his most recent position prior to founding AllyAlign Healthcare. Saunders graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelors in Commerce.

 

71. Scott Edington
Deep Labs

Scott Edington began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Deep Labs. Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.

Edington first got his start in 1999 as a Head of Technology Injection Programs at Booz Allen Hamilton, before eventually rising to Global Head of R&D, Open Innovation at Visa, his most recent position prior to joining Deep Labs. Edington graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a graduate degree and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

72. Andrew Riesenfeld
DocuSign

Andrew Riesenfeld is the Vice President of GTM Operations & Productivity at DocuSign. He first joined the company in 2014. DocuSign ensures the security, mobility, reliability, and ease of use users need to digitally transform their business. Since its inception in 2003, DocuSign has been on a mission to accelerate business and simplify life for companies and people around the world.

Riesenfeld previously served as the Vice President of Sales + Customer Success at Heighten, a System of Work built to enable salespeople to operate faster and smarter, where he led the company to an acquisition by LinkedIn. Prior to Heighten, he served as the VP of WW Sales Development + Pipeline at Responsys where he helped lead the company to an acquisition by Oracle. Riesenfeld graduated from The University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a four-year letterwinner in baseball.

 

73. Samuel Ian Rosen
Tap Projects, Inc

Samuel Ian Rosen is the Founder & CEO of Tap Projects, Inc. He first founded the company in 2018. Tap is a mission driven technology company developing software and selling hardware solutions to eliminate the single-use plastic water bottle, reduce carbon emission in cities and communities worldwide, and build the trusted brand in water.

Previously, Rosen was a Founder and CEO at MakeSpace and before that a Co-Founder at Scaffold. Earlier in his career he co-founded SpeakerGram, Inc. Rosen earned an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

 

74. Keen Browne
Bonsai

Keen Browne is the Co-Founder and Head of Product of Bonsai. Bonsai empowers every developer, regardless of machine learning expertise, to program sophisticated AI applications. Bonsai was acquired by Microsoft in 2018 and Browne continues his work as the Group Program Manager.

Prior to founding Bonsai, Browne was the Project Manager, Software Engineer and CEO of JobCompass. He also previously founded ECitySky Limited in China and was the Co-Founder of Metatek. Early on in his career he spent four years with Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist and Program Manager. Browne graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science.

 

75. Ron Cohen
Acorda Therapeutics

Ron Cohen is the CEO of Acorda Therapeutics. Acorda Therapeutics is a publicly traded biotechnology company whose mission is to develop therapies that restore neurological function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Cohen has 37 years in the biotechnology industry. He began his career in 1984.

Before joining Acorda Therapeutics, Cohen was the Vice President at Advanced Tissue Sciences and before that a Medical Director at MetroMedical. Earlier in his career he worked with MetroMed as a Staff Physician. Cohen graduated from the University of Virginia with a graduate degree and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

 

76. Emily Brockway
Perch

Emily Brockway is the General Manager of Business Operations and Integration of Perch. She first joined the company in 2021. Perch is a technology-driven commerce company that acquires and operates great brands at scale.

Previously, Brockway was a Co-Founder at Noken and before that a Special Assistant to the CEO at Box. Earlier in her career she worked with Goldman Sachs as a Private Equity Analyst. Brockway earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Virginia.

 

77. Charlotte Baker
Digital Hands

Charlotte Baker began her professional career 20 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Hands. Digital Hands is an innovative managed security service provider with a mission to protect customer data and make technology available, productive and secure with the strongest talent in the industry.

Baker graduated from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems and Marketing.

 

78. Vivek Joshi
Entytle

Vivek Joshi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Entytle. Entytle enables Industrial OEMs and B2B manufacturers to increase aftermarket sales through AI-powered recurring revenue platforms. He first founded the company in 2014.

In addition to his roles with Entytle, Joshi is the Managing Partner of Persilient Capital Advisors. He was previously a CEO and board member of LumaSense Technologies and a Partner at Shah Capital Partners. He served as a President at several companies including Sun Microsystems and Webvan. Joshi earned an MBA and MS from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology.

 

79. Kalsoom Lakhani
i2i Ventures

Kalsoom Lakhani is the Co-Founder and General Partner of i2i Ventures. She first founded the company in 2018. At i2i Ventures, they invest in early-stage high-growth and technology-enabled businesses in Pakistan. They take a smart investing approach, engaging with exciting founders and their teams to help build ventures positioned for scale.

Previously, Lakhani was a Co-Founder of The Hero Project and before that a Managing Editor at ThinkChange Pakistan. Earlier in her career she worked with Lincoln Group as a Senior Analyst. Lakhani earned an MA from The George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies from the University of Virginia.

 

80. Chris Schultz
Launch Pad

Chris Schultz is the CEO and Creative Director of Launch Pad. Launch Pad is a community for entrepreneurs that provides workspace, a network of mentors, and educational programming and events. He first joined the company in 2009.

Schultz was previously the President of Destination VIP before rising to Director of Interactive Marketing at VegasHotSpots.com. He is the Co-Founder of Niko-Niko and Flatstack and sole founder of Voodoo Ventures. Schultz graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

 

81. Michael Avon
ABS Capital Partners

Michael Avon is a Partner of ABS Capital Partners, a leading growth capital fund focused on software, data and technology enabled services investments. He first joined the firm in 2015.

Prior to joining ABS Capital Partners, Avon was the Founder and Executive Chairman of ICX Media. He was previously the CFO and Executive VP of Millennial Media. Over the years he has served on several boards and been an active advisor to many companies. Avon graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a JD in Banking, Corporate Finance and Securities Law.

 

82. Christopher Moehle
The Robotics Hub

Christopher Moehle is the Managing Director of The Robotics Hub, the world's first fund aimed at actively creating companies of consequence out of emerging robotics breakthroughs. Moehle has 16 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before joining The Robotics Hub, Moehle was an Associate Director of New Ventures at National Robotics Engineering Center, NREC and before that a Founder of Blue Ridge Creole Products. Earlier in his career he worked with Alpha-1 Research Foundation at the University of Florida as a laboratory technician. Moehle graduated from the University of Virginia with a PhD and from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

 

83. Alper Celen
Enhance Ventures

Alper Celen began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Founding Partner of Enhance Ventures. Enhance Ventures is the venture studio for the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, Turkey region, building online businesses delivering life-enhancing products and services to their customers.

Celen first got his start in 2001 as an Applications Engineer at IBM. From there, he went on to Ansoft, before eventually rising to Managing Partner at COMMIT Network, his most recent position prior to founding Enhance Ventures. Celen graduated from MIT Sloan School of Management with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

84. Chip Perry
A2Z Sync

Chip Perry is the CEO of A2Z Sync. He first joined the company in 2020. A2Z Sync offers a software platform that provides guidance and training to efficiently transform a dealership into a one-person sales model.

Previously, Perry was a CEO at TrueCar, Inc. and before that a CEO at Autotrader US. Earlier in his career he worked with McKinsey & Company as an Associate. Perry earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

85. Greg Wood
GIBC WrkFlws

Greg Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of GIBC WrkFlws. GIBC WrkFlws leverages competencies in process engineering, cyber security, data intelligence, automation, finance and risk, and regulatory compliance to create smart applications that sit on top of existing infrastructure to provide access to data and processes throughout and across organizations. Wood has 30 years’ experience. He began his career in 1991.

Before joining GIBC WrkFlws, Wood was a Managing Attorney at Bridgewater Associates and before that a Senior Attorney at Linklaters. Earlier in his career he founded Mobil Quick Lube. Wood graduated from Cornell Law School with a JD and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.

 

86. Daniel Batelka
Sequoia Holdings, LLC

Daniel Batelka began his professional career 19 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Sequoia Holdings, LLC. Sequoia is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of high-end software development and engineering services centered on improving the analytic, collection, collaboration, and sharing of data.

Batelka first got his start in 2002 as an IT Management Specialist at the Department of Army Office of the CIO/G-6. From there, he went on to the Department of Army Information Management Support Center, before eventually rising to Executive Vice President at Federal Data Systems, his most recent position prior to joining Sequoia Holdings, LLC. Batelka graduated from the University of Virginia with a graduate degree and from Washington College with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

87. Lauren Driscoll
Project Well

Lauren Driscoll is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Project Well. Project Well is a health technology platform that sources the best healthy food vendors. They gather clinical context and preferences from targeted health plan and health system members with nutritionally sensitive health conditions and risk of food insecurity, and intelligently match these individuals with food solutions.

Prior to founding Project Well, Driscoll was the lead of Medicare business at Oxford Health Plans and Principal at Leavitt Partners, LLC. She has a master’s in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Virginia.

 

88. Amit Jain
TA Associates

Amit Jain is the Senior Vice President of TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm. They have more than 50 years of experience helping to scale companies in targeted sectors within their five core industries of technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services. Since their founding, TA has raised $47.5 billion in capital and has invested in more than 550 companies around the world.

Jain first got his start in Investment Banking with UBS before moving on to become a Senior Associate at Marlin Equity Partners. In addition to his current roles with TA, Jain serves as a Board Member with Idera, DigiCert, Edifecs, Invanti, Netwirx Corporation and PDQ.com. Jain earned a bachelors degree in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia.

 

89. Tim Estes
Digital Reasoning

Tim Estes began his professional career 6 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Digital Reasoning. Digital Reasoning is an Artificial Intelligence company that understands the nuances of human intention and behavior found in communications providing global enterprises with critical intelligence and insights.

Estes first got his start in 2015 as a Chair of the Development Committee at Nashville Technology Council, his most recent role prior to joining Digital Reasoning. Estes graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.

 

90. Joe Shochet
codeSpark

Joe Shochet is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of codeSpark. He first founded the company in 2014. codeSpark’s mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play.

Previously, Shochet was a Co-Founder and Vice President of Creative at Rebel Entertainment, Inc and before that a Creative Director at Hangout Industries, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with Walt Disney Imagineering as a Technical Staff. Shochet earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Graphics from the University of Virginia.

 

91. Gregory Tobin
Biological Mimetics, Inc.

Gregory Tobin is the President of Biological Mimetics. Biological Mimetics was formed to commercialize innovative pharmaceutical products that will improve the quality of life and overall state of public health by combating resistant and emerging diseases in human and veterinary medicine. Tobin has 32 years in the biotechnology industry. He began his career in 1989.

Before joining Biological Mimetics, Tobin was a COO at Lantern Pharma and before that a Senior Scientist Group Leader at SAIC. Earlier in his career he worked with Program Resources as a Senior Scientist. Tobin graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with a PhD and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.

 

92. Rob Wise
Aumni

Rob Wise is the CTO of Aumni, an investment analytics company that monitors economics and legal rights from source private capital transactions. To date, Aumni has raised over $70M in venture capital funding, most recently securing J.P. Morgan as a lead investor. Aumni has quickly become a world leader in venture capital data. Wise has 6 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 2015.

Before joining Aumni, Wise was a Senior Software Engineer at Ember.AI. Earlier in his career he worked with ShakaCode as a Software Engineer. Wise graduated from Drexel University with a MS and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

93. Tom Roberts
Harbert Growth Partners

Tom Roberts is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Harbert Growth Partners (HGP), which makes emerging growth stage investments in disruptive technology and software companies. The HGP team combines substantial investment, advisory, and operating experience with capital and networking contacts to support great entrepreneurial teams in successfully executing their growth plans.

In addition to his roles with HPG, Roberts serves on the boards of Connected2Fiber, Crunchy Data, Sidecar and WhyHotel. He has managed many successful portfolio company outcomes, including Clarabridge (sold to Qualtrics), Two Six Labs (sold to The Carlyle Group), Cloud Elements (sold to UiPath), Stella Connect (sold to Medallia), and Voci Technologies (sold to Medallia), Mobile Posse (sold to Digital Turbine), Invincea (sold to Sophos), JackBe (sold to Software AG) and Agility Healthcare (sold to GE Healthcare). He is also a member of the board of the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation which allocates grants for collaborative bioscience research on behalf of the Virginia state government. Roberts holds an MBA and undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia

 

94. Christian Ostberg
Fin Venture Capital

Christian Ostberg is an Investment Partner of Fin Venture Capital. Fin is a globally focused and early stage FinTech venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Ostberg has 9 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2012.

Before joining Fin Venture Capital, Ostberg worked in Business Operations & Strategy at Eden Inc. and before that an Investment Banking Analyst at Houlihan Lokey. Earlier in his career he worked with Virginia Venture Fund as a Founding Partner. Ostberg graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship.

 

95. Conor Sibley
NextGen Venture Partners

Conor Sibley is a Venture Partner of NextGen Venture Partners. He first joined the company in 2014. NextGen Venture Partners works with over 1,500 venture partners to invest $1 million in seed stage companies and $2 million to $10 million in companies with more than $10 million in revenue.

Previously, Sibley was a Chief Technology Officer at Higher Logic and before that a CTO and Co-Founder at Career Next Step. Earlier in his career he worked with BBN Technologies as a Network Security Engineer. Sibley earned an MBA from the University of Virginia - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

96. Corey Vaudo
Applied Predictive Technologies

Corey Vaudo is the Senior Vice President of Engineering of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT). APT, a Mastercard Company, is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. Vaudo has 21 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 2000.

Vaudo graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and Economics.

 

97. Rich Lindahl
Emergent BioSolutions

Rich Lindahl began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emergent BioSolutions. Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life.

Lindahl first got his start in 1995 as a VP of Finance at Pocket Communications, Inc. From there, he went on to Sprint Nextel Corporation, before eventually rising to CFO at CEB, his most recent position prior to joining Emergent BioSolutions. Lindahl graduated from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with an MBA and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

98. Alec Marshall
Silicon Drive

Alec Marshall is the Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Creative Director of Silicon Drive. Silicon Drive is a high-performance marketing and creative team focused on startups and emerging brands across Los Angeles, San Francisco, and worldwide.

Previously Marshall led product and marketing teams at Apple, Adobe, Avid/ProTools, Roku, Peel and more. Following his undergraduate degree in sociology and economics from the University of Virginia, Marshall studied management communications at Old Dominion University.

 

99. Alex Bagden
Rooster Grin Media

Alex Bagden is the CEO and Founder of Rooster Grin Media. Rooster Grin provides web development, web hosting, search engine optimization services, appointment reminders, VOIP, and online scheduling to all types of clients including orthodontists and dentists.

Previously, Bagden was a Senior Associate at glendonTodd Capital LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with Oak Island Capital as an Associate. Bagden earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University, an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Virginia and a masters in Education from the Curry School.

 

100. Peter Lipson
HarbourVest Partners

Peter Lipson is the Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners. He first joined the company in 1997 as an Associate. HarbourVest is an independent investment firm that provides innovative private equity solutions to institutional clients worldwide.

Previously, Lipson was a Financial Analyst at Salomon Brothers. Lipson earned an MS from the University of Virginia.

 

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