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Current Role:
Past Role:
SVP Comm. Prod., Yahoo!
Former CEO, Xobni
VP, Messenger and VP, Social Search at Yahoo!
CEO/Co-Founder, Gizmo5 (acquired GOOG)
Exec. Management
Strategy & M&A
Team Building
User Acq. & Engagement

Consumer & Mobile

Jeff Bonforte

20 years of tech product experience. Founded online storage pioneer, i-drive, in 1997. Co-founded voice over IP startup, Gizmo5, acquired by Google in 2008. Led Messenger and Voice for Yahoo from 2005 to 2007, passing Aol in the US as the #1 IM network and launched Y! Voice. Joined Xobni in 2008 as it’s CEO, building the industry’s leading personal relationship management platform.

WIN Teams:
  • Consumer / Mobile
  • Product

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.