Come meet with our judge of panel for Nov 16 Pitch Demo Day! Thanks to all of them for being judge on Saturday.
• Mike Loftus, EIR, Angel’s Forum
• Neil Weintraut, Cloud Venture
• Allen Hsu, BD/ Investment Manager of InnoSpring; Associate of TEEC Angel Fund.
• David Cao, Entrepreneur & Investor
=== Judge Panel Bio ===
Mike Loftus is an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Angel’s Forum. He brings over 20years’ experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has heldsenior leadership roles with several young companies including E-machines, GraphicMedia, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA..
Mike is currently CEO and Founder of The Glue USA, which advises early stagecompanies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy andsourcing investment capital. Mr. Loftus mentors Australian companies through the ANZA TechnologyNetwork and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark. In 2012 Mike served as the firstEntrepreneur-in-Residence at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale. He has also mentored high school andcollege students through SAGE Global and the Haas School of Business.
Mr. Loftus has earned degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute ofTechnology, completed the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the FranklinCovey Leadership Program.
Mike is member of the St. Nicholas Parish of Los Altos and is involved in several ministries.
My focus is on lean operations, the revenue model and getting the product to MVP, refining eachstrategy in the light of real customer feedback.
Neil Weintraut was a founding partner of Palo Alto Venture Partners, an Interent-focused venture capital firm. PAVP’s investments include AdForce (OTC-ADFC), AvantGo (OTC-AVGO), CareerBuilder (OTC-CBDR), DemandForce (acquired for Intuit), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and When.com (acquired by AOL). And is presently an advisor and angel investor at Cloud Ventures, whose investments included Cloudkick, on the early Cloud infrastructure company acquired by Rackspace. Neil was one of the first Wall Street Internet analyst, underwriting many of the pioneers of the Internet including Checkpoint Software, CNet, Netscape and UUNET. Neil has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSEE from Drexel University. Neil was also an advisor to the International Olympic Committee on the application of the Internet to the Olympic Games, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a computer design engineer at IBM and Daisy Systems.
Allen Hsu is the BD/ Investment Manager of InnoSpring, and associate of TEEC Angel Fund. He is in charge of deal sourcing for InnoSpring Seed Fund and TEEC Angel Fund, and have evaluated 300+ quality startups through in person pitches, and reviewed over 800+ early stage startups across industries including Web, Mobile, Enterprise Software, Consumer, HealthCare, and Bio-Tech.
David Cao, Entrepreneur & Investor
Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups
Founder & CEO at GWC US