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Industry & Investor Vertical Advisors

Eeshan Raikar

VP Global Business Development, Software AG

Nitin Badjatia

Global Head Product Strategy, ServiceNow

Alex Nigg

Venture Partner Canvas Fund, Morgenthaler Ventures (frmr)

Peter Bershatsky

Director of Corporate Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Jamie McGurk

Partner Corporate Development, Andreessen Horowitz

David Hindley

Director Corporate Development, Autodesk

Maciej Kranz

Vice President Corporate Technology Group, Cisco systems

Ramneek Gupta

Managing Director, Palo Alto, Citi Ventures

Michael Holdmann

COO, EVP, Coversant

Larry Roseman

Senior Director Corporate Development, eBay

Justin Hwa

Global Marketplaces M&A and Business Development, eBay

Dušan Stojanović

European Angel of the Year, True Global Ventures

Florent Bernard

International Relations Officer at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commision

Priti Youssef Choksi

Director Corporate Development, Facebook

Steven Levine

Partner, Corporate, Fenwick & West LLP

William “Wim” Sohier

Consulate General, Flanders Investment & Trade

Wim de Waele

CEO, iMinds

Shardul Shah

Index Ventures

Søren Juul Jørgensen

Executive Director, Innovation Center Denmark

Mauro Battocchi

Consul General, Italian Consulate

Tienko Rasker

CEO, Leapfunder, Startupbootcamp E-Commerce Mentor

Andy Castonguay

Principal Analyst, Machina Research

Jim Brisimitzis

Senior Director, Microsoft Ventures

Sean Bohan

Strategic Direction Principal, Mozilla Content Services

Hugo von Meijenfeldt

Consul General of the Netherlands in San Francisco

Thanasis A.K. Kalekos

Managing Partner, Odyssey Venture Partners

Matteo Daste

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Zhong Xu

CEO and Co-Founder, Posios (acquired by Lightspeed POS)

Gareth Keane

Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures

Reto Gericke

Global Venture Development Manager, Rocket Internet

Jihong Kim

Investment manager, Samsung Ventures

Aymerik Renard

Director, SanDisk Ventures

Frederic Hanika

Vice President, Head of M&A and Corporate Ventures, Software AG

Alex Farcet

Co-founder and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp

Carl Hekkert

Controller, Strategic Investments, SVB Financial

Jack Leeney

US Head of Investing & Portfolio Manager, Telefonica Ventures

Evangelos Simoudis

Senior Managing Director, Trident Capital

Whitney Hischier

Co-Chair GVF, MBA Lecturer for Entrepreneurship UC Berkeley

Sriram Sirisinahal

Senior Manager Risk Analytics, Charles Schwab & Co

George Willman

Founder, Berkeley Angel Network

Joost Krikhaar

Partner, Deloitte M&A Practice

William Stevens

Managing Director, International Venture Club

Philip Inghelbrecht

Co-Founder, Shazam

Bryan Lamkin

Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Adobe

Jerry Engel

Founder, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship (UC Berkeley)

Patrick Polak

Managing Partner, Newion Investments

Eric Keller

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Benjamin Maughan

Vice President New Ventures & Innovation, Rovi

Alex de Winter

Director GE Ventures

Kelly Cook

Senior Vice President Marketing, Bridge Bank

Davide Pacchini

Director Global Cloud Alliances, Sigfox

Aydin Senkut

Founder & Managing Partner, Felicis Ventures

Tom Henriksson

Partner, Open Ocean Capital

Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy, IBM Ventures

Ana Mostarac

Partner, Corporate Development, Andreessen Horowitz

Mohammad Gaber

Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada

Izabela Albrycht

Chairperson, The Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC HUB

Raymond Liao

Managing Director, Samsung NEXT Ventures

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Thorsten Schaefer

Chairman, azeti Networks. Met and closed global OEM deal with Cisco for IoT for Infrastructure

Sofia Pessanha

CMO, Unbabel

Manuel Jaffrin

GetApp Acquired by Gartner

Reto Gericke

North America Manager, Rocket Internet/Spaceways

Nicola De Carne


Filippo Murroni

PLAT.ONE Acquired by SAP

Sune Alstrup Johansen

The Eye Tribe Acquired by Facebook Oculus

Rhodi Thomas

Swiftkey Acquired by Microsoft

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