|Don Butler |
Donís 20 year career spans a variety of roles with emerging growth technology companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Apsalar, Avalanche, Axcient, Kabbage, Milyoni, Netbase, and YottaMark. Donís past investments have included FlashSoft (acquired by SanDisk), GuardianEdge (acquired by Symantec), and Okena (acquired by Cisco). Before joining Thomvest, Don led the Asian business development efforts for several start-up companies in the software and networking industries as part of his work with Asia Pacific Ventures. Previously, Don was an Analyst with Lehman Brothers, where he worked with clients in the software and semiconductor industries. Don received a B.A. in Chinese from UCLA and M.A.s in both East Asian Studies and Political Science from Stanford.
Jonathan's diverse background includes managing the China subsidiaries of two Fortune 500 companies: Commercial Metals Company and EchoStar Communications Corporation; co-founding a Silicon Valley-based video search technology company - MeeVee - as well as developing strategic marketing and distribution plans, structuring and negotiating financial and commercial transactions, and carrying out due diligence for more than two dozen multinational companies and investment banks. Jonathan sits on the board of Tactus Technology. He holds a Master's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor's degree in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Justin is the CEO of Axcient, which currently protects nearly 3 billion files and applications in the cloud and ensures data and application uptime for businesses. Justin has a broad background as an entrepreneur and investor and is recognized as an authority on cloud computing, business-to-business strategy, corporate culture and early-stage company creation. He is regularly featured on television and in print, including appearances on CNBC, in Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, The New York Times and numerous other news outlets. Prior to Axcient, Justin founded MK Global, which provided an innovative approach to addressing the surplus of secondary market telecommunications equipment after the dot-com collapse. Prior to MK Global, Justin founded CollegeJobs.
Kip's 30 year career includes senior management and marketing positions with P&G, PepsiCo and eBay. Kip also serves as the Dean of the U.S. Marketing Communication College at the U.S. State Department. He earned his B.S. degree from LSU in marketing and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Kip currently a Board Observer for Netbase and the Board of Advisors for YottaMark. Kip is also the President of KnightVision Marketing, a leading marketing consultancy based in Silicon Valley.
Andrew's background includes finance and consulting experience across a variety of industries. He has helped source and works closely with Apsalar, DataXu, FlashSoft (acquired by Sandisk), Stipple, and Virool. Andrew was part of Goldman Sachs' global equity research group in New York, focusing on technical analysis and financial modeling for industrial companies. He also worked as an operations analyst for Berkeley Capital, a San Francisco private equity firm, reducing costs internally and optimizing IT systems. Andrew graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration and a minor in German studies.
Eric's background includes finance, business development, and market research. Previous to joining Thomvest, Eric worked at Alpine Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. He also worked as a business development
associate for a high-tech company and an analyst for a video game market research firm. Before graduating UC Berkeley, Eric founded one of the largest entrepreneurship organizations on campus. He is also a fellow of the Kairos Society. Eric is currently a senior at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration.
|Peter Thomson |
Founder & Managing Director
Peter J. Thomson is a Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Chairman of Thomvest. Mr. Thomsonís enthusiasm for technology and its increasing impact on our lives led to an investment strategy over ten years ago of investing in early stage companies that were distinguished by the strength of their management teams, their degree of technical differentiation, and their ability to address large and growing markets. Prior to founding Thomvest, Mr. Thomson worked on three continents for subsidiaries of the Woodbridge Company of Toronto, during which he gained a broad range of operational and strategic experience. Mr. Thomson also currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Woodbridge Company as well as a Director of Public Mobile Inc. .
| ||Bill Dodds|
With almost 20 years of private equity experience, Bill has been on the boards of three public and over 12 private companies where he has participated on various audit, compensation, and governance committees. Bill is a Canadian Chartered Accountant with mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance experience through the Toronto-based Woodbridge Company and its subsidiaries.
Stefan works with start-ups, primarily in the financial services, software and communication sectors, and also manages
Thomvestís non-venture investments. Prior to joining Thomvest, Stefan practiced corporate law in Silicon Valley and international corporate tax law in Toronto. He sits on the boards of DataXu, Inxent, Public Mobile, and Tactus Technology. Stefan has a B.A. (Great Distinction) and an LL.B. (Distinction) from McGill University, and is a member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the State Bar of California.
Anesu's background includes finance and investing. Out of college, Anesu joined Goldman Sachs in New York as an equity analyst where he helped to establish the firm's US Life Science Tools and Diagnostics equity research franchise, and performed fundamental analysis on Medical Technology and Machinery companies. Prior to his Wall Street career, Anesu co-founded the Bridgeway Investment Partnership, the first student-owned and student-run investment club at Howard University. He also volunteered as an instructor/advocate for financial literacy amongst college, middle and high school students as part of the Educated Consumer Program. Anesu holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, Finance from Howard University.
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