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Current Role:
Entrepreneur & Executive
Past Role:
EVP & CTO, VeriFone
Former Founder & CEO, Inkiru, Inc.
VP Risk, PayPal
VP Architecture, eBay

Payments & Fintech

Alok Bhanot

A seasoned leader in eCommerce and Payments, Alok’s experience includes tenures across the entire commerce value chain. His last positions was Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Verifone (NYSE: PAY). His prior venture Inkiru, Inc. (acquired by Walmart) tackled transactional analytics challenges for merchants and financial institutions with a predictive intelligence platform. He provided technical leadership in architecture and implementation of key services on the Acquirer System for Credit & Debit Transactions at Visa, Implemented Payments, Fulfillment and Fraud infrastructure for eToys, Built a world-class architecture function that supported and scaled the eBay Marketplace website, Created and led a corporate function focused on defining the technology vision for eBay and creating an interoperable architecture across the various business units, Manage Global Engineering design and development teams that delivered to Fraud loss objectives at PayPal. Alok is an active angel investor in Silicon Valley eCommerce and Payments startups.

WIN Teams:
  • Marketplaces / eCommerce

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. 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.

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.