CEO and Founder
Prior to Vuclip, Nickhil was instrumental in the founding and running of three successful startups. Nickhil led Praesaugus, CommandCAD, and Timbre Technologies through financing, tremendous growth, and eventual acquisition.
Nickhil received his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and has been the recipient of many awards from various organizations. He has to his credit more than 30 patents and 20 conference papers.
Managing Partner, Ignition
Nick Sturiale joined Ignition as managing partner in 2013, after more than twentyfive years of experience developing startups, both as venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Prior to Ignition, Nick spent three years at JAFCO Ventures as a general partner, where he invested in companies such as Reputation.com, Bill.com and Delphix.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico and an MBA with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.
Rohini joined NEA in 2007 and focuses on information and energy technology investments. She loves to help young companies with their product-market strategies and is on the boards of Aerospike, Aquantia, EnVerv, Kaazing, Liveloop, Luxtera, NetCitadel, Pinnacle Engines, and Vuclip and works closely with Aerohive, Storvisor,SuVolta and other NEA portfolio companies. Previous board involvements include Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO) and Plusmo (Acq: AT&T). Prior to joining NEA, Rohini was with Cisco Systerms in the Corporate Business Development group and at Intel Capital.
Rohini holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MSEE from Case Western Reserve University and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, both in Electrical Engineering.
Managing Director, SingTel Innov8
Jeff is Managing Director for SingTel Innov8 and supports the fund's North American investment activities. Jeff joined Innov8 from Levensohn Venture Partners where he spent 10 years and was a General Partner, responsible for investing in early to expansion stage companies in software, semiconductor and communications technologies. Prior to Levensohn Jeff was Group Product Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems. Before Sun, Jeff was a Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Strategic Change Group.
Jeff received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
General Partner, Jafco Ventures
Jeb Miller joined Jafco Ventures in 2009 as a General Partner, bringing over fifteen years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist, operating executive and investment banker. Jeb has relentless energy and is passionate about teaming with entrepreneurs to help build successful companies. At Jafco, Jeb is on the Board of Plastic Jungle, Purfresh, TRUSTe and World Golf Tour and actively involved with Aster Data Systems, Attributor, Devicescape, FireEye, Oodle and Vuclip.
Jeb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College where he graduated summa cum laude.X business.
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General Partner, NEA
Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri joined New Enterprise Associates in January 2006 as a General Partner, and focuses on information technology investments. He serves on the boards of RingCube Technologies, SnapTell, Teracent, Weatherbill, Novatium, Oanda, Plusmo and Vuclip.
Kolluri’s educational background includes a B.Tech. (M.E.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. in Operations Research from SUNY, Buffalo, NY. Kolluri was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT, Madras in 2005, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by SUNY, Buffalo in 2007. He is a Charter Member of TiE.
President of the Skype Division of Microsoft
Tony Bates is president of the Skype Division of Microsoft. He is responsible for overseeing the company's direction, strategy and overall mission to become a global communications provider. Before joining Skype, Bates was a senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Group. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general manager for the Service Provider business unit, and vice president and general manager of Cisco's high-end router business. He has also served as a member of the board of YouTube (GOOG) and LoveFilm (AMZN). Before working at Cisco, Bates spearheaded the backbone-engineering strategy for Internet MCI (MCI's national IP backbone).
VP, Digital Music at Amazon
Steve is VP, Digital Music at Amazon responsible for Amazon's digital music business worldwide. More recently he was President at Loopt driving its business, product development and operations. Steve has more than 15 years of experience in building consumer Internet businesses on both PC and mobile platforms. Prior to Loopt, Steve was CEO of mig33, growing that company’s mobile service to more than 30 million users in more than 200 countries worldwide. Earlier Steve spent 10 years at Yahoo!, where he was a senior vice president responsible for Yahoo!’s mobile business globally. Steve began his Yahoo! career as a founding member of Yahoo!’s European executive team. Steve holds a JD from Harvard Law School, and BS and AB degrees from Stanford.
SVP of Mobile, Zynga
David Ko is SVP of Mobile at Zynga. Previously David spent 10 years at Yahoo! And more recently held the position as SVP of Yahoo’s Audience, Mobile, and Local businesses. Prior to joining Yahoo! David served as a senior associate for Equity Capital Markets at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was responsible for identifying, executing and closing deals in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. David is a graduate of New York University, Stern School of Business.