Board of Directors

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, the leading early stage venture capital fund in London. She has previously …

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Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, the leading early stage venture capital fund in London. She has previously held product leadership roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Openwave, Sun and Apple. Eileen is also an occasional angel investor in US-based companies including Mattermark and Wickr. Outside of Passion, Eileen also serves on the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, HM Treasury Special Envoy for Fintech as appointed by the Chancellor, Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and Chair of Tech City UK.

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Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has …

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Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/infrastructure related companies (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Splashtop and Swiftstack). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics /Acquired by Bookham). Prior to Storm Ventures, Ryan held leadership positions at E-TEK Dynamics and Summit Partners.

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Stuart McClure

Stuart McClure leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for the first math based approach to threat detection, protection and …

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Stuart McClure

Stuart McClure leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for the first math based approach to threat detection, protection and response. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager at McAfee/Intel. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in information security today.

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Schwark Satyavolu

Schwark Satyavolu is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures focusing on Fintech, Security and Artificial Intelligence investments. For almost 20 …

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Schwark Satyavolu

Schwark Satyavolu is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures focusing on Fintech, Security and Artificial Intelligence investments. For almost 20 years, he has built and complied with security standards for some of the largest financial institutions in the country. Schwark co-founded two Fintech companies – Yodlee (YDLE, acquired by Envestnet in 2015) and Truaxis (a Trinity portfolio company acquired by MasterCard in 2012). Before joining Trinity, Schwark served as EVP at LifeLock and head of Mastercard’s global rewards and offers initiatives. An engineer by background, he has also worked for Microsoft and is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as an inventor on 15 US patents.

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Luke Hakes

Luke Hakes is a Partner at Octopus Ventures, where he works with the team to identify, invest in and partner …

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Luke Hakes

Luke Hakes is a Partner at Octopus Ventures, where he works with the team to identify, invest in and partner with some of the best and most inspirational technology Entrepreneurs across Europe. Prior to helping start the Octopus team 8.5 years ago, Luke began his career as a research scientist in the area of Computational Genetics and latterly went on to spend time as a Technology and Management Consultant specializing in the financial services sector. Since being at Octopus Luke has sat on the board of and worked with more than 20 early stage companies, being fortunate enough to help some of them exit to acquirers like Amazon and Twitter and others to go public. Outside of Octopus Luke sits on the Investment advisory committee of Queen Mary University and is the chairman of UMI3 the University of Manchester’s Innovation Company.

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Rob Theis, Board Observer

Rob Theis is a General Partner at World Innovation Lab. He has 16 years of venture capital experience and invests …

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Rob Theis, Board Observer

Rob Theis is a General Partner at World Innovation Lab. He has 16 years of venture capital experience and invests in a broad range of multi-stage technology companies with exceptional growth potential. Some of his recent investments include BirdEye, BrightRoll, DocuSign, HubSpot and RingCentral. Rob enjoys working closely with committed entrepreneurs to help create businesses that are revolutionary and can become leaders in their respective markets. He has invested in over 24 companies creating an aggregate capitalization of $18 Billion with 6 IPOs and 11 acquired. Rob spent his earlier career in operating roles as an early employee for Silicon Graphics (SGI) being their product manager for IRIS Series Workstations. Later he joined Sun Microsystems, Inc and in 10 years took on various executive leadership roles to grow and accelerate various business units. In 1996 he joined Rick Adam & Harold Piskiel from Goldman Sachs to create New Era of Networks (NASDAQ: NEON), the first enterprise software platform to integrate corporate applications and the internet to $200 million revenue in 4 years. Rob has a BA in Economics & Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh. He’s an avid rock climber, scuba diver, sailboat racer and a member of the Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team.

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