AFFILIATE NETWORK

Seasoned entrepreneurs & executives make up WIN’s Affiliate Network.  This diverse group provides WIN & its portfolio companies with expertise across all stages of a Company’s life cycle.  Although all Affiliates typically have the opportunity to invest in nearly all companies we back, each Affiliate is committed to providing on-demand mentorship to WIN portfolio companies upon the Company’s request.  Being an Affiliate is much more than providing capital.


EXPERTISE

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Carlye Adler's

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Carlye Adler
Business Journalist
Casper Media

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Vidur Apparao's

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Vidur Apparao
CTO
Agari

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Anil Arora's

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Anil Arora
CEO
Yodlee

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Beth Axelrod's

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Beth Axelrod
Director
Heidrick & Struggles

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James Barrese's

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James Barrese
Independent
Advisor

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Osama Bedier's

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Osama Bedier
Founder & CEO
Poynt

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Mike Bergelson's

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Mike Bergelson
CEO
Everwise

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Tom Berson's

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Tom Berson
Founder
Anagram Laboratories

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Alok Bhanot's

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Alok Bhanot
Entrepreneur & Executive
Undisclosed

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Jeff Bonforte's

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Jeff Bonforte
SVP Comm. Prod.
Yahoo!

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Howard Boville's

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Howard Boville
Man. Dir. Tech. Inf.
Bank of America

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Courtney Broadus's

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Courtney Broadus
Consultant Tech. Exec.
CB Ventures

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Niall Browne's

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Niall Browne
SVP T&S, CSO
Domo, Inc.

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Oliver Bussmann's

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Oliver Bussmann
Group CIO
UBS

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Nanci Caldwell's

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Nanci Caldwell
Ind. IT & Svcs. Pro.
Self

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Kevin Cantoni's

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Kevin Cantoni
VP of Cloud Operations
Workday Inc.

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Matt Carey's

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Matt Carey
EVP & CIO
Home Depot

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Doug Carlisle's

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Doug Carlisle
Managing Director
Menlo Ventures

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Lloyd Carney's

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Lloyd Carney
CEO
Brocade

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John Chen's

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John Chen
CEO
BlackBerry Ltd.

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Jenny Cheng's

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Jenny Cheng
Chief Product Officer
InsideView

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Rob Chesnut's

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Rob Chesnut
General Counsel
Airbnb

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Bruno Connelly
VP, Site Reliability
LinkedIn

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Gene Cook's

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Gene Cook
Founder & CEO
Diana Labs Inc.

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Echeyde Cubillo
Co-Founder, CTO
ACME Technologies Inc.

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Susan Dahm's

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Susan Dahm
Deputy General Counsel
Workday

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Cheryl Dalrymple's

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Cheryl Dalrymple
CFO
Confluent

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Joe Eandi
Founder
Bright Point Security

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James Everingham
Head of Engineering
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Malte Feller
Director, Facebook @ Work
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Matthew Fisher
COO
Tristar Products, Inc.

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Steve Fisher
SVP and CTO
eBay Marketplaces

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Michael Fleisher's

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Michael Fleisher
CFO
Wayfair.com

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Bill Grabe
Advisory Director
General Atlantic

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Andre Haddad
CEO
Turo

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Omar Hamoui
Partner
Sequoia Capital

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Dave Hersh
Co-Founder & Partner
Zag Partners

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Greg Isaacs
SVP
BEN

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Jack Jia
Founder & CEO
Trusper

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Paul Judge
Co-founder
Luma.

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Alex Kazim
President
FuelX

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Monty Kersten
Active
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Jeff King's

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Jeff King
GM Hosting & Security
GoDaddy

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Jeremy King
SVP & CTO
Walmart.com

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Mike Klayko's

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Mike Klayko
CEO
MKA Capital LLC

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Michael La Guardia
Sports and Finance
Yahoo!

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Dawn Lepore
CEO
Lake Bay Partners

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Clara Liang
Director of Product
Airbnb

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Stephen J. Luczo's

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Stephen J. Luczo
Chairman, Pres. & CEO
Seagate Technology

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Andy Ludwick's

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Andy Ludwick
Active
Investor

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Kevin Maher's

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Kevin Maher
Sr. Eng. Manager
Uber

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Shripriya Mahesh's

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Shripriya Mahesh
Partner
Omidyar Networks

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Laura Mather's

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Laura Mather
Founder
Unitive.org

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Sanjay Mathur's

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Sanjay Mathur
CEO
Silicon Valley Data Science

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Anthony McCusker's

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Anthony McCusker
Partner
Goodwin Procter

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Scott McNealy's

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Scott McNealy
Active
Independent Investor

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Matthew Mengerink's

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Matthew Mengerink
VPE
YouTube

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Claus Moldt's

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Claus Moldt
CIO
FICO

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Steve Mullaney's

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Steve Mullaney
Active
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Godfrey Mungal's

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Godfrey Mungal
Dean of Engineering
Santa Clara University

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Michael Neril's

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Michael Neril
Founder
Spider Capital Partners

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John Partridge's

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John Partridge
Advisor
Self

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Harsh Patel's

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Harsh Patel
Partner
Claremont Creek Ventures

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Alex Poon's

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Alex Poon
CEO
Bonfire Media

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Sanjay Poonen's

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Sanjay Poonen
General Manager
VMWare

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Mazen Rawashdeh's

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Mazen Rawashdeh
CIAO
eBay

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Simon Rothman's

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Simon Rothman
Partner
Greylock Partners

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Slava Rubin's

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Slava Rubin
Chief Business Officer
Indiegogo

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Jeff Sanders's

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Jeff Sanders
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles

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Bob Sanguedolce's

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Bob Sanguedolce
Active
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Jim Scheinman's

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Jim Scheinman
Founder & CEO
Maven Ventures

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Kevin Scott's

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Kevin Scott
SVP Engineering
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Mohak Shroff's

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Mohak Shroff
VP Engineering
LinkedIn

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Jeff Skoll's

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Jeff Skoll
Founder & Chairman
Participant Media

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Dave Stevens's

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Dave Stevens
Active
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Bill Thornton's

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Bill Thornton
Retired
Consultant

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Bill Trenchard's

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Bill Trenchard
Partner
First Round Capital

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Elizabeth Tse's

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Elizabeth Tse
SVP Operations
Upwork

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Tien Tzuo's

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Tien Tzuo
CEO
Zuora

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Lan Vuong Haarmann's

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Lan Vuong Haarmann
Chief of Staff WWFO
Pivotal Software

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Harrison Westwater
Co-Founder
Bootstrap Media

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Jed York
CEO & President
San Francisco 49ers

INDUSTRY

 

 

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Carlye Adler's

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Carlye Adler
Business Journalist
Casper Media

 

 

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Beth Axelrod's

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Beth Axelrod
Director
Heidrick & Struggles

 

 

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James Barrese's

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James Barrese
Independent
Advisor

 

 

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Osama Bedier's

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Osama Bedier
Founder & CEO
Poynt

 

 

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Mike Bergelson's

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Mike Bergelson
CEO
Everwise

 

 

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Tom Berson's

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Tom Berson
Founder
Anagram Laboratories

 

 

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Alok Bhanot's

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Alok Bhanot
Entrepreneur & Executive
Undisclosed

 

 

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Jeff Bonforte's

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Jeff Bonforte
SVP Comm. Prod.
Yahoo!

 

 

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Howard Boville's

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Howard Boville
Man. Dir. Tech. Inf.
Bank of America

 

 

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Courtney Broadus's

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Courtney Broadus
Consultant Tech. Exec.
CB Ventures

 

 

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Niall Browne's

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Niall Browne
SVP T&S, CSO
Domo, Inc.

 

 

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Oliver Bussmann's

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Oliver Bussmann
Group CIO
UBS

 

 

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Nanci Caldwell's

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Nanci Caldwell
Ind. IT & Svcs. Pro.
Self

 

 

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Kevin Cantoni's

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Kevin Cantoni
VP of Cloud Operations
Workday Inc.

 

 

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Matt Carey's

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Matt Carey
EVP & CIO
Home Depot

 

 

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Doug Carlisle's

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Doug Carlisle
Managing Director
Menlo Ventures

 

 

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Lloyd Carney's

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Lloyd Carney
CEO
Brocade

 

 

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John Chen's

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John Chen
CEO
BlackBerry Ltd.

 

 

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Jenny Cheng's

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Jenny Cheng
Chief Product Officer
InsideView

 

 

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Rob Chesnut's

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Rob Chesnut
General Counsel
Airbnb

 

 

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Bruno Connelly's

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Bruno Connelly
VP, Site Reliability
LinkedIn

 

 

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Gene Cook's

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Gene Cook
Founder & CEO
Diana Labs Inc.

 

 

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Echeyde Cubillo's

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Echeyde Cubillo
Co-Founder, CTO
ACME Technologies Inc.

 

 

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Susan Dahm's

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Susan Dahm
Deputy General Counsel
Workday

 

 

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Cheryl Dalrymple's

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Cheryl Dalrymple
CFO
Confluent

 

 

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Joe Eandi's

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Joe Eandi
Founder
Bright Point Security

 

 

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James Everingham's

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James Everingham
Head of Engineering
Instagram

 

 

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Malte Feller's

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Malte Feller
Director, Facebook @ Work
Facebook

 

 

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Matthew Fisher's

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Matthew Fisher
COO
Tristar Products, Inc.

 

 

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Steve Fisher's

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Steve Fisher
SVP and CTO
eBay Marketplaces

 

 

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Michael Fleisher's

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Michael Fleisher
CFO
Wayfair.com

 

 

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Bill Grabe's

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Bill Grabe
Advisory Director
General Atlantic

 

 

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Omar Hamoui's

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Omar Hamoui
Partner
Sequoia Capital

 

 

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Dave Hersh's

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Dave Hersh
Co-Founder & Partner
Zag Partners

 

 

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Jack Jia's

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Jack Jia
Founder & CEO
Trusper

 

 

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Paul Judge's

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Paul Judge
Co-founder
Luma.

 

 

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Alex Kazim's

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Alex Kazim
President
FuelX

 

 

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Monty Kersten's

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Monty Kersten
Active
Investor

 

 

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Jeff King's

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Jeff King
GM Hosting & Security
GoDaddy

 

 

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Jeremy King's

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Jeremy King
SVP & CTO
Walmart.com

 

 

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Mike Klayko's

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Mike Klayko
CEO
MKA Capital LLC

 

 

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Michael La Guardia's

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Michael La Guardia
Sports and Finance
Yahoo!

 

 

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Dawn Lepore's

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Dawn Lepore
CEO
Lake Bay Partners

 

 

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Clara Liang's

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Clara Liang
Director of Product
Airbnb

 

 

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Stephen J. Luczo's

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Stephen J. Luczo
Chairman, Pres. & CEO
Seagate Technology

 

 

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Andy Ludwick's

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Andy Ludwick
Active
Investor

 

 

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Kevin Maher's

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Kevin Maher
Sr. Eng. Manager
Uber

 

 

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Shripriya Mahesh's

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Shripriya Mahesh
Partner
Omidyar Networks

 

 

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Laura Mather's

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Laura Mather
Founder
Unitive.org

 

 

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Sanjay Mathur's

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Sanjay Mathur
CEO
Silicon Valley Data Science

 

 

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Anthony McCusker's

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Anthony McCusker
Partner
Goodwin Procter

 

 

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Scott McNealy's

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Scott McNealy
Active
Independent Investor

 

 

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Matthew Mengerink's

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Matthew Mengerink
VPE
YouTube

 

 

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Steve Mullaney's

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Steve Mullaney
Active
Investor

 

 

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Godfrey Mungal's

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Godfrey Mungal
Dean of Engineering
Santa Clara University

 

 

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Michael Neril's

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Michael Neril
Founder
Spider Capital Partners

 

 

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John Partridge's

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John Partridge
Advisor
Self

 

 

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Harsh Patel's

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Harsh Patel
Partner
Claremont Creek Ventures

 

 

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Alex Poon's

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Alex Poon
CEO
Bonfire Media

 

 

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Sanjay Poonen's

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Sanjay Poonen
General Manager
VMWare

 

 

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Mazen Rawashdeh's

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Mazen Rawashdeh
CIAO
eBay

 

 

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Simon Rothman's

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Simon Rothman
Partner
Greylock Partners

 

 

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Slava Rubin's

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Slava Rubin
Chief Business Officer
Indiegogo

 

 

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Jeff Sanders's

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Jeff Sanders
Vice Chairman
Heidrick & Struggles

 

 

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Bob Sanguedolce's

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Bob Sanguedolce
Active
Consultant

 

 

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Jim Scheinman's

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Jim Scheinman
Founder & CEO
Maven Ventures

 

 

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Kevin Scott's

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Kevin Scott
SVP Engineering
Linkedin

 

 

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Mohak Shroff's

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Mohak Shroff
VP Engineering
LinkedIn

 

 

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Jeff Skoll's

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Jeff Skoll
Founder & Chairman
Participant Media

 

 

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Dave Stevens's

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Dave Stevens
Active
Investor

 

 

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Bill Thornton's

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Bill Thornton
Retired
Consultant

 

 

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Bill Trenchard's

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Bill Trenchard
Partner
First Round Capital

 

 

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Elizabeth Tse's

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Elizabeth Tse
SVP Operations
Upwork

 

 

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Lan Vuong Haarmann's

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Lan Vuong Haarmann
Chief of Staff WWFO
Pivotal Software

 

 

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Harrison Westwater's

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Harrison Westwater
Co-Founder
Bootstrap Media

 

 

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Jed York's

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Jed York
CEO & President
San Francisco 49ers

Heidi Burns

Community Manager

Heidi joined WIN in February 2016 as Head of Community. Prior to WIN, Heidi founded Project Happy Hearts and has held positions at DocuSign, Eventbrite and H.Bloom. She studied business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. As a Southern California native she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach and rooting for the Lakers.

Patrick Blute

Community Manager

Patrick Blute is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Before studying Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Patrick was a travel show host touring in over 54 countries. He has worked with companies such as Switch Communications, BackOffice Associates, National Geographic, and as a theatre producer in New York. He is an active alumni of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and passionate about content creation, event management, and public speaking. Patrick is extremely excited to work in the intersection of technology and culture.

Jonathan Pines

Director

jp Before joining WIN, Jonathan co-founded GiftRocket (Y Combinator W11) and was a Software Engineer at Facebook. He is also an active angel investor. Jonathan studied math at Stanford and CS at Harvard. He enjoys thinking about interesting ideas and helping founders make them happen.

Kevin Webb

Director

kw Having grown up and been educated in Silicon Valley, Kevin has had little choice but to become completely dependent on the Internet. He studied Human Biology at Stanford, and has worked at companies such as Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM) and FunnyOrDie, as well as the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Kevin’s background lies primarily in writing, web design, and social marketing, and when he’s not working on WIN, he’s generally spending time with friends or writing field shows for the Stanford Band.

Jeremy Schneider

Director

jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Michael Neril

Co-Founder and Affiliate

Michael has worked with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator.   Michael is a co-foundmner of Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), which he launched in 2010. As Managing Director, Michael led all investment activities for the firm, focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace.  While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded called Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace.  Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.  

Maynard Webb

Founder

mw Maynard Webb is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. WIN provides its portfolio companies with mentorship and on-demand access to an affiliate network of over 80 industry experts.
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Irene Webb

CFO

“iw” Irene has been involved in the tech world since 1982. After graduating Rutgers with a degree in statistics, and forecasting sales for Breck and Pine Sol products at American Cyanamid, she went on to earn her MBA from East Carolina University. Eager to begin her tech career outside of her home state of New Jersey, she took a programming job (and later finance roles) with IBM in Boca Raton, Florida where she first met Maynard. Irene later worked at Thomas Conrad and then Quantum Corp before taking leave to focus on her family. She came out of retirement in 2010 to manage WIN's finances. When not managing WIN's budget, Irene enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Katie So’Oto

Executive Assistant

“ks” Katie comes to WIN with years of administrative experience from her prior roles at Tellme, (a Microsoft subsidiary), Russell Reynolds Associates and most recently Sofinnova Ventures. She brings a wonderful, positive attitude and service oriented approach to her role. Katie is a bay area native and lives in Redwood City with her husband and four boys.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.