Management Team


 

Maynard Webb

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. Read more about Maynard...

Michael Neril, Managing Director

Michael has been working with technology startups for nearly 15 years. Michael began his career as an investment banker advising venture-backed startups and publicly held tech companies, then as an entrepreneur/co-founder of three Internet startups (SpongeFish, Ooreka - acquired by LiveOps and LiveWork), operator of a startup within a late-stage tech company (LiveOps), and as an investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies. Most recently, Michael helped Maynard Webb launch Webb Investment Network (WIN). At WIN, Michael focuses primarily on the following areas for investment: marketplaces, crowdsourcing, cloud technology/applications, mobile, consumer Internet, and enterprise software. When not meeting companies, Michael enjoys running, long hikes, skiing, golf, and world affairs.

Jeremy Schneider, Principal

Jeremy 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.

Kevin Webb, Senior Associate

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.

Dena Porter, Program Manager

Dena 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.