ADVISORS

ADVISOR PROGRAM

Lead Advisor

 

Each Team is assigned a Lead Advisor who meets with them regularly and is charged with tracking their progress through the BAM program, receiving Team monthly updates, and communicating to the rest of the Advisor group if a Team has an ask or challenge.

Unfettered Access

 

Additionally, the Teams have direct access to the entire Advisory Board and are encouraged to contact them directly for any questions on strategy, business model, funding, team, or anything else relevant to a burgeoning startup.

One-to-One Mentoring

 

Many Advisors hold professional office hours at SkyDeck, offering Teams the opportunity to meet one-on-one on topics such as brand identity, design development, employment law, financial management, funding, intellectual property, and product development.

ADVISORS

William Allison

CTO

UC Berkeley

Steven Atneosen

Vice President, Corporate Development

XPT

Marc Bensadoun

CEO

Newfield Wireless

Michael Berolzheimer

Managing Partner

Bee Partners

Seth Bindernagel

Senior Director

Strava

Chris Carvalho

Advisor and Investor

Albert Chu

Managing Partner

Poppyseed Advisors

Mark Coopersmith

Senior Fellow

Haas School of Business

Ben Dahl

Partner

Pelion Venture Partners

Keval Desai

Partner

InterWest

Noah Doyle

Managing Director

Javelin Venture Partners

Cathy Farmer

Consultant

Schwallie Farmer Consulting

Steve Felter

Technology & Digital Media Executive

Garrett A. Goldberg

Principal

Bee Partners

Nat Goldhaber

Claremont Creek Ventures

Kumar Goswami

Business Executive

Serial Entrepreneur

George Gregory

Co-Founder & CEO

System AI, Inc.

Randy Haykin

Chairman

Haykin Capital

Nicholas Henderson

Director

Internet Securities

Ryan Howard

Founder & Chairman

Practice Fusion

John Hubinger

CEO

Hub and Spoke Ventures

Tom Kehler

Chief Scientist

CrowdSmart

Matt Kirmayer

Partner

Lowenstein Sandler

Ted Kuh

Strategic Advisor and Private Investor

Haas School of Business

Wayne Leong, MD

Hospital Physician

Kaiser Permanente

John Liu

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel

The Core Group Holdings Limited

Jonathan Lowenhar

Startup Operator and Advisor

Rebecca Lynn

General Partner

Canvas Ventures

Dragos Maciuca

Technical Director

Ford Motor Company

Andre Marquis

Executive Director

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program

Sylvain Marseille

Senior Marketing Manager

Analog Devices

Lev Mass

Venture Partner

XSeed Capital

John Matranga

Director, Customer Innovation and Academia

OSIsoft

Cynthia Maxey

Director of Partnership

Bee Partners

Jack J. McCauley

Co-Founder

Oculus VR

Jana Messerschmidt

Twitter

Ronjon Nag

Inventor

Carla Newell

Chief Legal Officer

Ancestry

Chuck Ng

Advisor and Investor

PreAngel Partners

Eric Olden

Founder

Brite Content

Laura Oliphant

CEO

Translarity

Nancy Olson

Managing Partner

Fog City Fund

Ashit Patel

Director of Software Development

Citrix Systems

Braden Penhoet

Principal

Savoia LLC

Kim Polese

Chairman

CrowdSmart

Adrian Rich

Partner

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

David Riemer

Executive-in-Residence

UC Berkeley - Institute for Business Innovation

Trey Roessig

Sr. Director

Analog Devices

Josh Saul

Founder & Managing Partner

Origen Capital

Wes Selke

Founder & Managing Director

Better Ventures

Alexandra Sepulveda

Deputy General Counsel

Udemy

Radhika Shah

Vice President

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs

Rhonda Shrader

Associate Director

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program

Sandeep Shroff

Co-Founder & CFO

myStartUpCFO

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Chief Scientist

UC Berkeley - CoE - SCET

Ken Singer

Director

UC Berkeley - CoE - SCET

Tim Smith

Portfolio Operations

Bee Partners

Toby Stuart

Professor

Haas School of Business

Ian Sweeney

Founder

Intersection X

Attila Takacs

Director of Research

Ericsson

Chon Tang

Advisor

SkyDeck

Marc Tarpenning

Partner

Wardenclyffe Partners

Leigh Teece

Chair & Co-founder

Silicon Valley Institute for Business Innovation

Clifford Tong

CEO

Diverse Strategies

Antonio Vitti

CEO, CFO & Co-founder

Merchant Atlas Inc.

Jeff Wallace

President & Founder

Global Kinetics

Hilary Weber

Founder

Opportu Startup Leadership

Alison Wellsfry

Founding Member & Chair

Berkeley Angel Network & Keiretsu Forum

Mary Wheeler

Advisor to Life Science Startups

Alan White

Principal

AzW Partners

Sutanto Widjaja

Portfolio Manager

Symphony Asset Management

Andy Wiedlin

Advisor & Executive-in-Residence

A16Z

Oliver Williamson

Professor

Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences

Shelley Zhuang

Founder & Managing Partner

ElevenTwo Capital