Join Matt Ocko in conversation with entrepreneurs Hilary Mason, Gloria Lau, and Coco Krumme for a “not your typical” VC panel. They’ll discuss how to build disruptive companies that solve real problems with hard AI technologies, digging into the practicalities of getting started, raising money, landing that first big customer, and everything in between.
Matt Ocko has three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur and VC. Over his career, he has invested in Cotendo, Zynga, Facebook, XenSource, UltraDNS, FlashSoft, Fortinet, Aggregate Knowledge, Virtuata, DataMirror, Couchbase, Ayasdi, Kenshoo, D-Wave Systems, MetaMarkets, Uber, AngelList, and many others, including multiple acquisitions by Google, Facebook, Netapp, and other Fortune 1000 tech companies. Matt has been active in helping develop China’s venture capital and technology regulatory framework for two decades. He is the founder of Da Vinci Systems, a pioneering email software vendor with over 1 million users worldwide prior to its acquisition, and holds over 40 granted or in-process patents in areas as diverse as enterprise hardware and social games. Matt has a degree in physics from Yale University.
Coco Krumme heads the data team at Haven and is an adjunct faculty member in the UC Berkeley master’s in data science program.
Dr. Friederike Schuur is the head of Data Science and Machine Learning at Fast Forward Labs, a premier emerging technologies consultancy. There, she advises startup and large enterprise clients on integrating machine learning capabilities into the core of their organizations. Additionally, she works on developing internal Data Science and Machine Learning products and technical advising. Friederike holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, MSc in Cognitive Science and MA in Philosophy/Logic and Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
Gloria Lau is the cofounder of Unity Medical, which brings AI to healthcare for improved clinical workflow. Previously, she headed up data products at Linkedin, and was vice president of data at Timeful which was acquired by Google. She is also a consulting faculty at Stanford.
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