12:30 PM – 1:20 PM (Wednesday, September 24th)
Brian focuses on early-stage technology investments at Artiman. His current investments include ConteXtream, Enovix, Guavus and Runnable.
Prior to joining Artiman, he spent twelve years in venture capital at Sofinnova Ventures and TeleSoft Partners. Previously, Brian co-founded Virtela (acquired by NTT), a managed global cloud provider. He also created, launched and managed Qwest Communication’s Internet product portfolio, which he grew from zero to over $1B of annual revenue. Brian began his career at ANS (America Online).
Brian received his BA in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a native of Philadelphia and resides in the Bay area with his wife and two children. He is an extreme sports enthusiast.
His investments include BayPackets (acquired by GenBand), Calix (IPO NYSE:CALX), Internet Photonics (acquired by Ciena), KXEN (acquired by SAP), Loglogic (acquired by Tibco), OnFiber (acquired by Qwest) and Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom).
John Suh is the Managing Director of Hyundai Ventures, which focuses on making strategic investments and business partnerships in the United States for the Hyundai Motor Company. Hyundai Ventures’ currently has four areas of interest: 1) intersection of mobile devices, the Internet, and the car, 2) automotive cleantech, 3) intelligent systems and manufacturing technology, and 4) new business models for personal mobility, enterprise collaboration, and the automotive supply chain.
Prior to joining Hyundai, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
John is also chair the Consumer Electronics Association standards subcommittee on wireless power. John has numerous technical publications and has 5 patents and patents pending in the fields of robotics, artificial nose technology, and location based services.
As a Venture Partner, Scott focuses on technology opportunities such as mobile, cloud, media, and the “Internet of Things”. He brings 30 years of industry experience from three startups and Silicon Valley pioneer – Hewlett Packard. He helps DCM portfolio companies with product strategy, strategic relationships and mergers & acquisitions. His board observer/member roles have included Mobilepeak (acquired by Spreadtrum), RockYou, Analogix Semiconductor, Bridgelux, Enovix, NxEdge, Rayvio, and Zenverge.
Prior to joining DCM, Scott provided strategic consulting to companies such as Agilent, Broadcom, Fortinet, and Sand Video. Previously, he was co-founder of WebPartner, a venture-backed start-up providing web performance management software. Scott spent ten years with Oak Technology, joining the company as its first marketing manager and playing a key role in growing the business from a start-up to $250 million in revenue and a successful IPO and secondary. He created Oak’s business development program, executing several acquisitions, including Pixel Magic, which firmly established Oak as a leader in the digital imaging market. Scott started his career at Hewlett Packard’s Components Group (now Avago Technologies & Philips-Lumileds) where he led the LED automotive marketing efforts and later established a successful Japan market development program.
Jeff Karras is a Managing Director with SingTel Innov8 where he leads the fund’s North American investment activities. Prior to joining Innov8, Jeff was a General Partner at Levensohn Venture Partners where he spent 10 years investing in early to expansion stage companies in software, semiconductor, and communications technologies. Past investments include Atheros (Nasdaq: ATHR), Covigo (acquired by Symbol), Veraz Networks (Nasdaq: DLGC), Informative (acquired by SatMetrix), Radiance (acquired by Comcast), Rapt (acquired by Microsoft), Reconnex (acquired by McAfee), Plum (acquired by Nokia), Sim Ops Studios (acquired), and ShotSpotter (private).
Prior to Levensohn, Jeff was a Group Product Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems where he was hired to help establish the Portal Server division and played a lead role in developing the market and product strategy, product specifications, and the partnership ecosystem. Prior to Sun, Jeff was a Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Change Group, where he provided strategic guidance across a variety of industries including telecommunications, software, energy and financial services. Jeff received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Asset Management Ventures
Skip Fleshman is a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures (“AMV”). AMV is a Palo Alto based, early-stage venture capital firm that was founded in 1965. They focus on investing in digital health, therapeutics, mobile and data analytics companies.
Skip was an officer in the United States Air Force where he first served as a fighter pilot flying the F-16. He founded and served as COO of BGI which develops software for flight simulators and training solutions for the aviation industry.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Skip was a Sloan Fellow and received an M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Skip is an advisor to Stanford’s StartX, Rock Health and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is actively investing in startups focused on digital health, mobile and big data and his current investments include: HealthTap, Reify Health, AchieveMint, Lark, Morpheus Medical, Ooma, Skybox Imaging, Kii, LiquidM, RallyPoint and Icon Aircraft.