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Current Role:
Talent Sonar
Past Role:
Former Founder and Chief Visionary, Silver Tail Systems
Director of Fraud Prevention, eBay
Director of Online Research, Encyclopedia Britannica
Mathematics Researcher, National Security Agency
Team Building


Laura Mather

Laura is an expert in combating Internet fraud. She co-founded Silver Tail Systems, providing web session intelligence that protects some of the world’s largest websites. She also spent three years leading fraud prevention at eBay.

She was recognized as Fast Company’s #16 most creative person in business for 2012 and Silver Tail is in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics.

WIN Teams:
  • Enterprise Software
  • Product
WIN Awards:
  • Busy Bee 2014

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.