Quantifind’s mission is to empower people to make better decisions that combine human intuition with the voice of intelligent data. Our on-demand insights platform, Signum, uses explanatory analytics to help marketers explore, understand, and change their impact on revenue. Quantifind’s clients are some of the world’s most recognized brands, spanning industries such as automotive, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, and telecom. Quantifind is proud to be backed by investors such as AME Cloud Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Cathay Innovation, Comcast Ventures, Iris Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and U.S. Venture Partners. Founded by two PhD’s in atomic physics, the company has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, and DC.
Prior to serving as the CEO of Quantifind, David worked as the SVP of Media and Advertising Solutions at Adobe — leading the company’s global digital marketing efforts across search, display, video, and social advertising. Prior to Adobe, David was CEO and President of Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe in January 2012), where he was responsible for the company’s overall strategy, management, and operations. Earlier in this career David served as Executive-in-Residence at Redpoint Ventures.
John Walecka is a Partner at Redpoint Ventures and is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models.
John is very active in Redpoint’s investment efforts around companies using big data insights to create new business applications. He also serves on the board at Datameer, Lastline Security, Moogsoft, InterMolecular, and Avnera.
Joseph A. Grundfest is a Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School. He’s an expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale, and Stanford law reviews.
Joe is also a senior faculty member with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a co-founder and director of Financial Engines, and a director of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, Joe was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Amy Banse is Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and leads strategy for the fund as it determines how best to support its portfolio companies through the Comcast/NBCUniversal platform. Amy has 20+ years of experience starting and building companies at Comcast.
Amy was the founder of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), and, together with her team, established Comcast’s cross-platform product strategy.
Steve Krausz has 30+ years of venture capital experience. Steve has led or co-led USVP’s investments in Trusteer (acquired by IBM), Guidewire Software (IPO), Xylan (IPO), Epic Design (IPO), New Focus (IPO), Savings.com (acquired by Cox Target Media), Vontu (acquired by Symantec), Sierra Monolithics (acquired by Semtech), Verity (IPO), Occam Networks (acquired by Calix), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing) and other great companies.
Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Quixey, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR.
Denis Barrier is a Managing Partner of Cathay Innovation, the activity of Cathay Capital group dedicated to partnering with and investing in innovative start-ups of the digital economy.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2015, Denis Barrier was a Partner at Iris Capital, Head of Corporate Venture at Orange, and Managing Partner at Innovacom, he oversaw the development of both Orange and Publicis’ venture capital activities. Prior to that, Denis worked as an officer at APE (l’Agence des Participations de l’État), the agency managing the French state’s holdings within the French Treasury, in charge of the areas of aerospace, defence, and media.
AME Cloud Ventures is the venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!
AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. We love technology heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack—from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.
Andreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $4B under management. The firm invests in entrepreneurs building companies at every stage: from seed to growth.
Cathay Innovation is a global venture capital fund, created in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity. It was founded around the shared conviction that supporting digital entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform bridging 3 continents – North America, Europe and China – constitutes a particularly powerful value-creation strategy. As a multi-stage fund, Cathay Innovation partners with visionary entrepreneurs, committed to driving change through technology. Such transformation is accelerated by leveraging Cathay Capital Private Equity’s extensive network with corporates and solid experience in operational excellence. Cathay Innovation has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai.www.cathayinnovation.com
Comcast Ventures is the private venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation. It consists of the recently combined Comcast Interactive Capital and NBCUniversal Peacock Equity Fund. Comcast Ventures invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed.www.comcastventures.com
Iris Capital is a leading pan-European venture capital investor specialized in digital economy. Founded in 1986 in Paris, the Iris Capital team has invested over 900 million euros in more than 200 innovative companies. Iris Capital is sponsored by Orange and Publicis since 2012.www.iriscapital.com
Since 1999, the Redpoint team has been partnering with visionary founders who create new markets or redefine existing ones. From the earliest stages, Redpoint has supported HomeAway, Fortinet, Heroku, Netflix, TiVo, Juniper, RightMedia, Zimbra, LifeSize, among many others, helping them transform their industries.www.redpoint.com
Since 1981, USVP has invested over $2.7B in more than 450 companies, which in turn have created more than 100,000 jobs. USVP continues to invest consistently, through good and bad times, taking a long view to building corporate value. Many extremely valuable companies are created during periods when venture investing is out of favor.www.usvp.com