SKYADVISORS

SKYADVISOR PROGRAM

Lead Advisor

 

You’ll meet 40+ of our SkyAdvisors who are interested in a Lead Advisor role. If you both ‘swipe right’ – it’s a match! Our thoughtful process ensures your Lead Advisor is a fit for your teams’ needs. Lead Advisors track your progress through the BAM program, receive monthly team updates, and communicate to the rest of the Advisor group if a team has an ask or encounters a challenge.

Access to 120+ Advisors

 

Our advisors volunteer once or twice per month for two to four hour blocks. They visit SkyDeck and teams have the opportunity to sign-up for 30-minute 1:1 meetings. Additionally, teams have direct access to all SkyAdvisors and are encouraged to contact them directly with any questions.

SkyPortal and Slack:

 

Connect with our SkyAdvisors and Industry and Resource Partners via the private SkyPortal and individual Slack channels! We want you to have access to up-to-date contact info and event offerings. At SkyDeck, you’re always connected to the best our network has to offer.

ADVISORS

William Allison

CTO

UC Berkeley

Errol Arkilic

CEO

M34 Capital

David Atkins-Maters

System Project Manager

Google HW

Steven Atneosen

Vice President, Corporate Development

XPT Global

Sudhanshu Bahadur

Cognizant

Marc Bensadoun

Seed-stage Investor & Advisor

Michael Berolzheimer

Managing Partner

Bee Partners

Ray Bhatia

CEO and Co-Founder

Demand Local, Inc

Seth Bindernagel

Senior Director

Strava

Ernest Brown

Senior Construction Lawyer

Ernest Brown & Company

Chris Carvalho

Digital Media Executive & Board Member

Leo Chan

Board Member

Sand Hill Angels

Yanush Cherkis

Founder

Ultimate Destiny Enterprises

Kevin Chou

CEO & Co-founder

Kabam

Albert Chu

Tech Executive/Startup Advisor & Investor

John Cleveland

Senior Vice President Human Resources, CHRO

Seagate

Michael Cohen

Director

Innovation Ecosystem Development, UC Berkeley

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

Lisa Edgar

Managing Director

Top Tier Capital Partners

Jerome Engel

Faculty Director, The Executive Program in Innovation

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Cormac Eubanks

Hardware Product Design 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

Blue Bear Ventures

Karén Gyulbudaghyan

Managing Partner

Strategic Value Ventures

Randy Haykin

Chairman

Haykin Capital

Nicholas Henderson

CEO

Solid Partners

Peter Hsi

Director Engineering

Honeywell

David Jiang

Co-founder

MirraViz

Tom Kehler

Chief Scientist

CrowdSmart

Matt Kirmayer

Partner

Lowenstein Sandler

Ted Kuh

Founder

Ultima Partners

Vince Law

Product Management Consultant

vincelaw.co

James Colgan

Senior Director of Product Management

Microsoft

Wayne Leong, MD

Hospital Physician

Kaiser Permanente

Andrea Lo

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

Jonathan Lowenhar

President

ETW Advisors

Rebecca Lynn

General Partner

Canvas Ventures

Dragos Maciuca

Technical Director

Ford Motor Company

Naresh Malik

Principal

CoSuccess Consulting

Sylvain Marseille

Senior Marketing Manager

Analog Devices

Lev Mass

Managing Partner

Crux Capital

John Matranga

Director, Customer Innovation and Academia

OSIsoft

Cynthia Maxey

Advisor

Jack J. McCauley

Inventor & Philanthropist

Shawn Merani

Partner

Flight Ventures

Jana Messerschmidt

#Angels


Gary Meyers

Enterprise Software Executive

Ronjon Nag

Angel Investor

Ullas Naik

Founder and General Partner

Streamlined Ventures

Carla Newell

Chief Legal Officer

Ancestry

Chuck Ng

Advisor and Investor

PreAngel Partners

Matt Ogdie

Chief Scientific Officer

Hub and Spoke Ventures

Laura Oliphant

CEO

Translarity

Nancy Olson

Managing Partner

Fog City Fund

Harsh Patel

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Wireframe Ventures

Bill Pearce

Haas School of Business

Braden Penhoet

Principal

Savoia LLC

John Peters

Angel Investor/ Advisor

Sacramento Angels

Kim Polese

Chairman

CrowdSmart

A.K. Pradeep

CEO

MachineVantage

Craig S. Pritsky

Angel Investor

David Riemer

Lecturer

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

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

Ashmeet Sidana

Founder, Managing Partner

Engineering Capital

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Chief Scientist

UC Berkeley - CoE - SCET

Tim Smith

Portfolio Operations

Bee Partners

Matt Sonsini

Chairman of the Investment Committee

Sobrato Capital

Toby Stuart

Professor

Haas School of Business

Ian Sweeney

Founder

Intersection X

Attila Takacs

Director of Ericsson Garage Silicon Valley

Ericsson

Sanjiv Taneja

Chairman Advisory Board

Next Orbit Ventures Fund

Chon Tang

Financial Engineer & Seed Investor

Marc Tarpenning

Advisor

Vahan Tchakerian

Advisor

Leigh Teece

Chair, Board of Directors

Silicon Valley Institute for Business Innovation

Sydney Thomas

Investment Associate & Head of Operations

Precursor Ventures

Clifford Tong

CEO

Diverse Strategies

Antonio Vitti

CFO & Tech Executive

Jordan Wahbeh

Managing Partner/Executive Director

Bay Angels

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

Po Chi Wu

Industry Fellow

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Tim Xiong

Head, Startup Incubation and University Relations Department

Amazon Web Services (AWS) China

Sohila Zadran

Scientist

Arman Zand

Principal

Quona Capital

Shelley Zhuang

Founder & Managing Partner

ElevenTwo Capital

Simon Cohn MD

Physician Healthcare Executive

Wei Wu, PhD.

Investment Director

BOE Ventures

Shuonan Chen

Founding Partner

IOVC & Agile VC

Christopher Hermanowicz

Principal

NTT Docomo Ventures

Abby Kearns

Executive Director

Cloud Foundry Foundation

Vince Law

Product Management Consultant

vincelaw.co

Mona Sabet

Managing Director

Tribal Advisors

Michael Aday

Senior Manager - External Research

Huawei Technologies

Andrew Salzman

Managing partner

Iris Advisors

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