Deborah Hopkins has served as Citi's Chief Innovation Officer since 2008. Her mission is client-focused innovation. Based in Palo Alto California, Hopkins focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, corporations, universities and thought leaders to support the incubation of emerging technologies in the design, development, and implementation of disruptive customer-centric business models. In this role she works across all of Citi's business units to maximize creativity and to ensure operating efficiencies globally, across products, regions and the enterprise as a whole. Further, she serves as Chairman of Citi Venture Capital Initiatives seeking investment opportunities that support and enhance her mission.
Hopkins has held several senior roles at the company since joining Citi in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she was Chief Operations & Technology Officer. Prior to that, she was Head of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions. She has also served as Co-C...
Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE, where her investment interests include innovations in ecommerce, security, and big data.
In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Miura-Ko is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she also received her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High-tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and she is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Many of her students have gone on to secure Angel and VC funding for their ideas.
Prior to joining FLOODGATE and her stint at Stanford, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Miura-Ko grew up in Palo Alto, California and, as a result, she was exposed at an early age to the world of start-ups, technology, and venture capital. She developed an early passion for robotics and went on to major in electrical engi...
Lisa M. Lambert is Vice President, Intel Capital and Managing Director of the Software and Services Sector. She leads a team of senior investment directors responsible for identifying, sourcing, and managing equity investments in businesses of strategic interest to Intel Corporation in software and services areas such as mobile software, cloud computing, and connected visual computing.
Lambert joined Intel Corporation in 1997 as a product marketing manager in Intel's Desktop Products Group with responsibility for the Pentium® II and III processor families. She joined Intel Capital in 1999 and has held several management positions in Intel's venture capital investment organization, including managing equity investments in support of Intel?s desktop, server, and tools businesses.
Prior to joining Intel, Lambert worked as a software developer and in strategic planning, product marketing, and sales at Owens-Corning.
Lambert serves as an observer on the board of d...
As well as being a founding partner of Aspect Ventures, Theresia Gouw is an engineer, an experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Consumer, Social Commerce, and Security opportunities.
Prior to co-founding Aspect Ventures, Gouw was a partner at Accel for 15 years, with a number of successful exits, including IPOs for Imperva (IMPV), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Trulia (TRLA), and acquisitions of Kosmix (WMT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO). Gouw serves on the boards of several private and public companies. She led the series A or seed rounds in several leading Mobile/Consumer Internet companies (Birchbox, HotelTonight, LearnVest, Trulia, Joyus) and Security Software companies (Imperva, ForeScout, TRUSTe).
As an entrepreneur, Gouw was founding VP of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software ...
Jennifer Scott Fonstad is a founding partner of Aspect Ventures, and a respected mobile and software investor with special interests in Enterprise and Mobile Applications, Application Services, and Healthcare IT. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Flurry, and on several other private boards including iCix, Intematic, and Nantero. As a partner and Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) for 17 years, her investment successes included NanoString (NSTG), athenahealth (ATHN), Lumenos (acquired by WellPoint,WLP), Achex (acquired by First Data, FDC), and NetZero (UNTD); Fonstad was also part of the investment team for Goto.com, acquired by Yahoo (YHOO).
At DFJ, Fonstad led the formation of and sat on the investment committees of several DFJ affiliate funds and served as an advisor to the DFJ China, Vietnam and Israeli teams. She also co-founded the Broadway Angels group and works with a number of seed stage companies including GemShare, UrbanSitter, Butterfly Health, ...
Dr. Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University. She is also the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford.
In 2014, Dr. Seelig was honored with the SVForum Visionary Award, and in 2009 she received the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education. She also received the 2014 MS&E Award for Graduate Teaching, the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Dr. Seelig has written 16 popular science books and educational games. Her newest book, published by HarperCollins in May 2015, is "Insight Out: Get Ideas ...
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In this insightful "Women in Venture" event at Stanford University, a panel of acclaimed leaders discuss the realities and opportunities in the venture capital sector, where women currently represent only 11 percent of the investing venture partner community.
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