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

David Atkins-Maters

System Project Manager

Google HW

Steven Atneosen

Vice President, Corporate Development

XPT Global

Sudhanshu Bahadur

Advisor

SkyDeck

Marc Bensadoun

Seed-stage Investor & Advisor

Michael Berolzheimer

Managing Partner

Bee Partners

Seth Bindernagel

Senior Director

Strava

Chris Carvalho

Digital Media Executive & Board Member

Yanush Cherkis

Founder

Ultimate Destiny Enterprises

Kevin Chou

CEO & Co-founder

Kabam

Albert Chu

Tech Executive/Startup Advisor & Investor

John Cleveland

VP Global Compensation and Benefits

Seagate

Michael Cohen

Director

Innovation Ecosystem Development

Darren Cooke

Co-Chair, Medical Device & Digital Health Screening Committee

Life Science Angels

Mark Coopersmith

Senior Fellow

Haas School of Business

Ben Dahl

Partner

Pelion Venture Partners

Keval Desai

Partner

InterWest Partners

Noah Doyle

Managing Director

Javelin Venture Partners

Jerome Engel

Faculty Director, The Executive Program in Innovation

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Cormac Eubanks

Product Design Engineering Consultant

Ming Fang

VP

Redmile Group

Cathy Farmer

Consultant

Schwallie Farmer Consulting

Steve Felter

Technical/Digital Media Entrepreneur

Ketan Gima

Executive Director

Canopy Health

Garrett A. Goldberg

Principal

Bee Partners

Nat Goldhaber

Claremont Creek Ventures

Deepak Gupta

Investor and Financial & Business Strategy Executive

Bessemer Venture Partners

Karén Gyulbudaghyan

Strategic Advisor

BIGcontrols

Randy Haykin

Chairman

Haykin Capital

Nicholas Henderson

CEO

Solid Partners

Peter Hsi

Director Engineering

Honeywell

John Hubinger

CEO

Hub and Spoke Ventures

Tom Kehler

Chief Scientist

CrowdSmart

Matt Kirmayer

Partner

Lowenstein Sandler

Ted Kuh

Strategic Advisor and Private Investor

Vince Law

Product Management Consultant and Coach

vincelaw.co

Wayne Leong, MD

Hospital Physician

Kaiser Permanente

Andrea Lo

Advisor

SkyDeck

Jonathan Lowenhar

President

ETW Advisors

Rebecca Lynn

General Partner

Canvas Ventures

Dragos Maciuca

Technical Director

Ford Motor Company

Naresh Malik

EIR and Global Leadership Council of LCoB

SJSU Research Foundation

Sylvain Marseille

Senior Marketing Manager

Analog Devices

Lev Mass

Venture Partner

XSeed Capital

John Matranga

Director, Customer Innovation and Academia

OSIsoft

Cynthia Maxey

SkyDeck

Jack J. McCauley

Inventor & Philanthropist

Jana Messerschmidt

#Angels


Ronjon Nag

Inventor

Carla Newell

Chief Legal Officer

Ancestry

Chuck Ng

Advisor and Investor

PreAngel Partners

Laura Oliphant

CEO

Translarity

Nancy Olson

Managing Partner

Fog City Fund

Braden Penhoet

Principal

Savoia LLC

Kim Polese

Chairman

CrowdSmart

Craig S. Pritsky

Senior Area Sales Manager

Invuity, Inc.

David Riemer

Speaker/Storyteller/ Producer

Trey Roessig

VP Engineering

mCube Inc.

Wes Selke

Founder & Managing Director

Better Ventures

Alexandra Sepulveda

Deputy General Counsel

Udemy

Radhika Shah

Vice President

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs

Sandeep Shroff

Co-Founder & CFO

myStartUpCFO

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Chief Scientist

UC Berkeley - CoE - SCET

Tim Smith

Portfolio Operations

Bee Partners

Matt Sonsini

Partner

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Toby Stuart

Professor

Haas School of Business

Ian Sweeney

Founder

Intersection X

Attila Takacs

Director of Ericsson Garage Silicon Valley

Ericsson

Chon Tang

Financial Engineer & Seed Investor

Marc Tarpenning

Advisor

Leigh Teece

Founder & CEO

World Mentor

Sydney Thomas

Investment Associate & Head of Operations

Precursor Ventures

Clifford Tong

CEO

Diverse Strategies

Antonio Vitti

CFO & Senior Tech Executive

Jeff Wallace

President & Founder

Global Kinetics

Hilary Weber

Founder

Opportu Startup Leadership

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

Terry Wong

Principal

Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Arman Zand

Principal

Quona Capital

Shelley Zhuang

Founder & Managing Partner

ElevenTwo Capital