Sammy Haroon
Director
Baker Hughes

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Sammy is the Executive Director of the Palo Alto Innovation Center at Baker Hughes.  His previous experience includes; developing world’s first word-of-mouth marketing brands at Procter & Gamble; and GE Energy’s accelerated product prototyping method that he used to deliver the next generation Smart Meter. Sammy founded The RBR Group, a product innovation company.  Along with angel investments, RBR developed …

Shantanu Agarwal
Partner
Energy Ventures

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Shantanu is a Partner at Energy Ventures, a leading oil and gas focused Venture Capital/Growth Capital firms. He has also founded Oscomp Systems, a startup in the gas compression domain. He focuses on investments in innovative, growth and technology opportunities in the energy sector. He has deep expertise in Oilfield Services with experience in fieldwork, managing operations and business development/sales …

Ricardo Angel
Managing Director
GE Ventures

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Ricardo Angel is a Managing Director at Energy Ventures where he leads origination for the business unit and for Energy Technology Ventures, a joint venture formed by GE, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips focused on investing in emerging energy technology companies. Ricardo joined GE from ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures’ Venture Capital group. Previous experience includes investment banking at Goldman Sachs and consulting …

Kemal Farid
Founder and CEO
Farid Ventures

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Kemal Farid is a twenty-five veteran of the oil and gas industry where he has lead software, electronics, and services businesses in exploration, drilling and production.  He is the CEO of Shiv Om Consultants, the US leader in accounting services for oil and gas production tax and royalty compliance, and the Founder and CEO of Farid Ventures, an investment and …

Issam Dairanieh
Managing Director
BP Ventures

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Issam leads BP’s corporate venture capital team (a global team in the US and Europe) and manages a portfolio of over $220m with an objective of creating financial and strategic values. Currently, Issam serves on the board of 5 portfolio companies either as a director or as an observer. Issam also serves as a Co-director of BP MIST Technology Acceleration …

Sunil Bhargava
Founder & Managing Partner
Tandem Capital

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Sunil is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tandem Capital a collection of hands-on entrepreneurs who have built multiple successful businesses. Tandem was founded in 2007 and after two successful funds is now investing from Tandem 3 which is a 100M global seed fund. Tandem works with founders who have proven product building capabilities and helps them find their product …

Ann Miura-Ko
Co-Founder
Floodgate

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, and big data. Her board seats include Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Rise, and Inscopix. She was previously a board member and lead seed investor of TaskRabbit and Lyft. In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Ann is a lecturer …

Andy Tsao
Managing Director, SVB Global Gateway & SVB Global Private Equity Services
Silicon Valley Bank

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Andy Tsao is a Managing Director with SVB Global Private Equity Services, working with SVB’s international private equity and venture capital clients. In addition, Tsao leads SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies with their international market expansion. He brings more than 20 years of experience banking dynamic companies in technology industries worldwide. In his roles, Tsao manages SVB’s relationships …

Joseph Okpaku
Director of Public Affairs
Lyft

Vanessa Zucker Panelist

Joseph is the Director of Public Affairs at Lyft. Since joining Lyft in 2013, Joseph has worked on countless legislative and regulatory matters at the Federal, state and municipal levels, including overseeing over 120 state bills relating to ridesharing that have been introduced in 2015. Joseph has drafted legislative language and negotiated regulatory principles for ridesharing, and has testified on …