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Current Role:
Past Role:
Founder & CEO, Ongo Inc.
Tokoni Inc., Founder & CEO
Skype, President
eBay, SVP New Ventures
Strategy & M&A
User Acq. & Engagement

Consumer & Mobile
eCom & Marketplaces

Alex Kazim

Alex Kazim is President of FuelX, a next-generation video ad network that is pioneering the use of video for Direct Response advertising. Prior to FuelX Alex was Senior Vice President for, where he had P&L responsibility for the $1B retailer operating in 25 countries around the world.

Mr. Kazim held a number of executive roles at eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2007. As VP of Marketing & Business Operations at PayPal he grew revenue from $200M in 2002 to $700M in 2004, led the integration efforts with eBay and launched PayPal’s Merchant Services Business. In 2004 Mr. Kazim was Senior Vice President of eBay’s New Ventures business unit and launched eBay’s Classifieds sites in over 50 cities worldwide. And from 2005 to 2007 Mr. Kazim was Senior Vice President of Product and subsequently led Skype as President.

He has co-founded 3 startups in his career, most recently Ongo Inc., an award-winning news aggregation startup that raised $12M from the New York Times, Washington Post and Gannett Inc. Mr. Kazim began his career as a software engineer at Apple Computer where he worked on the Mac OS and Powerbook computers.

WIN Teams:
  • Consumer / Mobile
  • Consumer User Acquisition
WIN Awards:
  • Bull Award (for fighting the economic downturn): 2012

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.