Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and Co-Founder of LinkedIn. Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects. An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, Reid has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. Reid co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service, in 2003 and led the company through its first four years and to profitability as Chief Executive Officer. Reid is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. His next book is focused on “blitzscaling”, based on his Stanford course of the same name. Reid is the host of the podcast, Masters of Scale. Reid earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University.
Josh Becker (Founding Board Director @ H2) is Chairman and former CEO of Lex Machina, where he led strategy and operations and is a thought leader on intellectual property trends and leveraging technology to improve the practice of law. Josh was part of the Founding team of Dice.com (NYSE:DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures and then a Founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital. Previously, he also worked at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape. Josh runs Startup2Startup, an entrepreneur group and is active with the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs. He Chairs the Full Circle Fund, a coalition of technology and business leaders that collectively funds and supports leading social entrepreneurs. Josh earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.
Ellen Levy (Founding Board Director @ H2) is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation.” Additionally, she actively manages a portfolio of ~25 startups either as an angel investor or advisory board member. Ellen spent much of the last decade working with LinkedIn, including as VP of Strategic Initiatives, head of Corporate & Business Development and member of the Executive Team, and her original role as Advisory Board member. Over her career, Ellen has held roles in venture capital (Softbank; NeoCarta; Draper Fisher Jurvetson), startups (WhoWhere; Softbook Press; LinkedIn), think tanks (Interval), large corporations (Apple; PwC), and universities (Harvard; Stanford). She has a BA from the University of Michigan, and MA/PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University.
Nirav Tolia is a technology entrepreneur and executive with over 19 years of experience founding and leading early-stage, pioneering consumer Internet companies. Most recently, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods founded in 2010. Under Nirav's leadership, Nextdoor raised $210 million in funding from Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tiger Global Management, Allen & Company, Google Ventures, and others. Nirav began his entrepreneurial pursuits as an early employee at Yahoo! before co-founding and serving as CEO of Epinions, a website devoted to user-generated product reviews. Epinions was acquired by Shopping.com, and he was COO before the company went public on Nasdaq and was subsequently acquired by eBay. Nirav grew up in Odessa, Texas, and graduated from Stanford University.
John China is President of SVB Capital, SVB’s funds management business with $4.5 billion under management across venture capital funds of funds and direct funds. In this role, he is responsible for growing the funds business as well as SVB’s Early Stage Practice supporting entrepreneurs and startups at their earliest stages, and SVB’s Family Office practice. John is a part of SVB’s Executive Committee and has led Technology Banking teams across the US specializing in software, internet, hardware, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital, and premium wine. He has also been responsible for the company’s Corporate Venturing Group, Early Stage banking services, SVB’s Global Gateway program, the Credit Solutioning Group and Corporate Finance. John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and he is learning to kite surf.
Peter Clarke is Talent Partner at Accel where he leads the firm's talent and recruiting efforts. Prior to Accel, Peter was vice president of talent at Greylock Partners. He joined Greylock from True, a boutique retained executive search firm, where he was a founding partner. Before shifting into the world of entrepreneurs and executive talent, he was a software integration architect for Boeing where he helped define the framework for the comprehensive services system that would support Boeing's newest airplane. Peter is from upstate New York and graduated from SUNY Brockport. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Startups, a seed and accelerator fund in Silicon Valley with investments in over 50 countries. At 500 Startups, she is responsible for Brazil and Spanish-speaking investments, the Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing global investor training program (www.500.vc) and the women investment syndicate. Bedy is also founder of +INNOVATORS, an organization bringing together a network of over 10,000 people. Bedy was most recently featured in Forbes Brazil and America’s Quarterly as a leading innovator. She is also member of the Kauffman Fellowship Program. Her portfolio includes Talkdesk, ClubW, ContaAzul, VivaReal, Descomplica, companies that she seeded and has seen grow to series B. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women tribes in Brazil and South-West China, and also consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategy in Brazil.
Gokul Rajaram is Caviar Lead at DoorDash. Previosuly, Gokul was Product Engineering Lead at Square overseeing Square Register, the point-of-sale system that the startup designed for small and medium businesses to use from tablets and smartphones. As Product Director, Ads at Facebook, he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Before Facebook, Gokul was Co-Founder and CEO of Chai Labs, a semantic technology startup he grew to profitability and a multi-million dollar annual revenue run-rate before its acquisition by Facebook. Earlier in his career, Gokul was Product Management Director for Google AdSense. He helped conceive and crystallize the product in early 2003, and played a key role in its launch and growth into a multi-billion dollar product line. Gokul was also product lead for a number of acquisitions for Google, including DoubleClick, AdScape and dMarc. Gokul holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, a MS in CS from UT Austin, and a B. Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, where he received the President's Gold Medal for being Class Valedictorian.
Anupam Mittal (Founding Chapter Chair @ H2 India) is Founder & CEO at People Group and started his entrepreneurial journey by founding People Group, which includes category leading businesses such as Shaadi.com, Makaan.com and Mauj Mobile, collectively drawing 40+ million people every month. Besides his operational role, Anupam is also an active angel investor with over 75 investments such as Interactive Avenues, Ola Cabs, Druva, Fab Hotels, PipeMonk, Pretty Secrets, Ziffi, PropTiger, Limo, The Porter, Ketto, InstaLively, Intelligence Node, Just Ride, TrueBil, Lets Venture and others. He is an advisor and LP in some of the leading VC firms in India. He is passionate about entrepreneurship & innovation and is well regarded for his understanding and views of the same. Anupam Mittal has been voted by Business Week as one of India’s 50 Most Influential People and is consistently ranked amongst top Icons of India’s Digital Ecosystem.
Fabricio Bloisi (Founding Chapter Chair @ H2 Sao Paulo) is Founder & CEO at Movile and has led the company from a startup in a garage in Brazil into a global player in mobile marketplaces. Currently, Movile has over 1500 employees, 15 offices – based in 6 different countries – and serves monthly more than 100 million mobile customers worldwide. Bloisi majored in Computer Science at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and concluded a Master degree in Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EAESP) – his thesis gathers High-Growth startups, Innovations and Strategy. Bloisi has also concluded the Executive Program for Growing Companies, Strategy, Finance, Leadership for companies in the growth phase at Standford Graduate School of Business. His dream is to create a company that make's 1 billion lifes better through our Apps.