Patrick Lee is a serial entrepreneur best known for being a co-founder and former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com), a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news. He is an advisor to a number of startups including Casetify, Instaread, Kiwi Campus, Oishii, WePloy, and Zeuss Technologies; and a mentor at a number of organizations including SOSV, Berkeley SkyDeck, Blue Startups, and Founder Institute. Patrick holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Barbara Belvisi is Founder of Interstellar Lab, a space tech company building bioregenerative villages for humans to live sustainably in on any planet. She started her career at 23 as an investor, raised over $80M and participated in 40 deals. At 28, she helped launch The Family, a Paris-based incubator and Hello Tomorrow, an event fostering scientific innovation. The same year, she founded her own asset management firm which gave birth in 2015 to Hardware Club. A $50M hybrid fund dedicated robotics and hardware startups with over 400 startups worldwide.
Youngest women founder of a venture capital fund in Europe, she is in the top 10Women in Tech in France in 2018 and in the world top 100 of Forbes 2018.
Juhani Mykkänen is the generalist co-founder at Wolt who’s held 10+ roles at the company. Before, he’s worked as an award-winning journalist and editor, authored three books, backpacked in 70 countries, and sucked at every team sport he’s tried.
Eunice Chen is Advisot at North America’s premier esports organization, Cloud9. After building Cloud9’s business development vertical and cultivating some of the largest partnerships in early esports, she seeks to apply her vision to PR, marketing, branding and event initiatives. Previously, Eunice headed up event strategy at Riot Games where she created and brought to life League of Legends live events, including the 2013 World Finals at Staples Center, a watershed moment for esports. Eunice also created and heads up HeroesHype, a tournament and event production company that runs official Blizzard Entertainment Heroes of the Storm events and more. Throughout her career, Eunice has shown herself to be both a visionary and a builder, leaving her fingerprints across the esports industry by creating long-lasting programs, events and partnerships.
Ben Larson is the CEO of Vertosa, a cannabis technology company providing customized emulsion systems for infused products. Calling upon his experience as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and startup adviser, Ben and the Vertosa team enable mainstream businesses to enter the growing cannabis and hemp industries by providing scalable water-stable active ingredients to infuse beverages and other products. Ben is also a Director and Mentor of the Founder Institute where he formerly managed global operations, he co-founded Gateway Incubator, and is active on several boards inside and out of the cannabis industry. Ben was recognized in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 by the San Francisco Business Times.
Helga Valfells has been working with start-ups and technology companies for the last 20 years. Helga is the Managing Partner of Crowberry Capital, a Nordic seed and early stage fund based in Reykjavik. Helga is the Chairman of the Icelandic Venture Capital Association Prior to co-founding Crowberry, Helga was CEO of NSA Ventures for 8 years where she managed a total of 41 start-up companies, three Venture funds and negotiated a total of 14 exits she was also Chairman of the board of Frumtak where she was responsible for a total of 13 growth companies. Helga also managed a number of marketing and funding initiatives for start-ups on behalf of the Trade Council of Iceland. Before joining the Icelandic venture community, Helga worked for Merrill Lynch, Estee Lauder and Islandsbanki Securities. Helga also worked as an advisor the Icelandic Minister of Business in the wake of the financial crisis in 2009. Helga Holds an MBA from London Business School and an AB degree from Harvard.
Jules is an investor, 3-time entrepreneur and ‘intrapreneur.’ She co-founded IBM Blockchain Ventures, runs the IBM Blockchain Accelerator and was previously head of the IBM Blockchain Garage for North America. She is also co-founder and managing partner of Prose Ventures, a VC fund and “investment manager as a service” that invests in legal and compliance technologies. Jules was previously a partner at LunaCap Ventures, a venture debt fund investing in diverse founders, and was COO of gender lens investing pioneer BRAVA Investments.
Lauri is an Investment Manager at Inventure, venture capital fund focusing on seed and early-stage investments in Nordics & Baltics. Lauri joined Inventure 2015 after spending two years in a large construction company, developing their digital services and real estate platform. At Inventure, Lauri focuses on new investments in machine learning and 3D technologies and is especially excited about in the proptech and human-machine interface (HMI) technologies. With this background, Lauri works in the board of the portfolio companies Nordigen, Swappie, Umbra and Material Exchange.