Founders

Steven Khuong

Steven Khuong

CEO

  • Cofounded Ice Chamber Athletic Performance Training & KettleGuard
  • Father to Mateo
  • U.C. Berkeley
Brian Meckler

Brian Meckler

CTO

  • Cofounded Matchmaker.com & Exemplery Software
  • Former Product Manager, Orange Silicon Valley
  • Stanford University
Ross Lugos

Ross Lugos

COO

  • Former Strategic Account Director, GoodData
  • Former Director of Professional Services, Moody’s Analytics
  • U.C. Berkeley

Our Advisors

Ron Hirson

Ron Hirson

Ron is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with more than a decade of business and product management experience and 52 issued patents to his name. Ron currently serves as Chief Product Officer at DocuSign where he is responsible for product strategy, roadmap and development.

Prior to DocuSign, Ron was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund. Previously Ron was co-founder and President at BOKU, where his responsibilities included creating and managing the BOKU product/service, go-to-market plan, marketing, public relations, business development and corporate development.

Ron served as VP of Product Management at AT&T Interactive, and was responsible for the company’s new and existing advertising products and features generating $1B in revenue annually. Ron served as VP of Product Management at Ingenio leading up to its acquisition by AT&T. Ron began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse where he designed, implemented and customized software for clients including Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, and SAFECO. Ron was CEO and co-founder of The Digs Network, Inc., which was acquired by iDrive.com.

Tom Schmitt

Tom Schmitt

Tom is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of expertise in leading financial strategies and operations at technology companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Freewheel.TV

Prior to joining FreeWheel, Tom was the Vice President of Finance for Products and Technology at Salesforce.com, where he oversaw an operating budget exceeding $1.2 Billion and led financial operations for the company’s R&D, Cloud Infrastructure, Product Management, Internal IT, Security and G&A organizations. Tom has also served as the Director of IT Finance at storage and data management solutions provider, NetApp.

Tom holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.

George Gong

George Gong

George is a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of success founding technology companies. He is the co-founder of Beyondsoft (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002649), a leading global IT services provider recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Tech IPOs of 2012.

George was also a pioneer who developed Chinese-enabling software for MS-DOS many years prior to Microsoft’s official Chinese version.

In addition to angel investing, George is the managing director of Green Pure Life, LTD., an accelerator that aims to help young entrepreneurs reach their full potential in the Internet sector.

George enjoys time with family, traveling and exploring the outdoors of beautiful New Zealand.

Irma Laxamana

Irma Laxamana

Irma is currently the Sr. Director and Sr. Counsel at Hortonworks and was previously the Director and Sr. Counsel at GoodData and VMWare respectively. As a senior legal advisor with over a decade of experience, Irma was instrumental in drafting, negotiating and closing complex technology agreements with a wide range of customers, partners and vendors ranging from startups to Fortune 500s.

Irma’s expertise resides in Cloud and SaaS technology transactions including licensing, IP, strategic partnerships, product development, and data privacy.

She earned her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley and her J.D. at the University of Washington, School of Law.

Pierre-R. Wolff

Pierre-R. Wolff

Pierre is an experienced tech entrepreneur, executive, and C-level to numerous FinTech
startups and large financial institutions. He has over 20 years as a business and corporate development executive defining disruptive positioning and business strategy for companies at all stages of growth.

Pierre has been on the management team of several venture-funded companies, including Impulse! Buy Network, acquired by Inktomi, Revere Data, acquired by Factset, and Impermium, acquired by Google.

With his extensive network of contacts among VCs, startups, and large institutions Pierre has facilitated numerous business transactions including investments, M&A, and strategic partnerships.

Pierre received his MBA from EDHEC Business School in Nice, France, and conducted his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Carlos Whitt

Carlos Whitt

Carlos was the CEO and founder of Camoji, which was recently acquired by the ridesharing company Lyft. Previously, he was the CTO and founder of Adku, acquired by Groupon, and a Staff Software Engineer at Google.

At Google, he was the technical lead of numerous projects including Google Latitude and mobile local quality. While at Google, Carlos won Google’s prestigious EMG Award for his contributions to the Google Location team. Carlos was also a technical lead at Square, where he led the company’s mobile integration with Starbucks.

Carlos is an active angel investor and startup advisor, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University.

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