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Office Hour with Renee DiResta (OATV), Bryce Roberts (OATV), and Roger Chen (OATV)

Moderated by:
Renee DiResta (New Knowledge)
Bryce Roberts (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), Roger Chen (Computable)
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table A)
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Got an Open Source project you’re thinking of turning into a startup? Got a startup you’re planning to raise funding for? Want help or feedback on your business plan?

O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures is at OSCON and here to help. Come by and say hi!

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Renee DiResta

New Knowledge

Renee DiResta is Director of Research at cybersecurity company New Knowledge and a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust. She investigates the spread of disinformation and malign narratives across social networks, and has advised the Congress, the State Department, and senior executives on how to understand and respond to influence operations.

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Bryce Roberts

O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures

Bryce Roberts is cofounder and managing director of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he focuses on consumer and enterprise software and services investments. Bryce’s investments at OATV include GameLayers, Get Satisfaction, OpenCandy, OpenX, Parakey (acquired by Facebook), Path Intelligence, and Wesabe. Prior to OATV, Bryce sourced and led a number of successful early-stage investments at Wasatch Venture Fund, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate. In 2004, Bryce cofounded the Open Source Business Conference (sold to IDG) in order to spark a conversation around commercializing the highly disruptive technologies and services emerging from the open source community. Previously, Bryce was a member of a small team at vertical search pioneer Whizbang! Labs, where he defined and launched the division (sold to Monster Worldwide). He began his career in technology doing large enterprise software deployments, saving his employer from the dreaded Y2K bug. Bryce holds a BA in philosophy from Brigham Young University.

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Roger Chen


Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in the realm of data, machine learning, and robotics. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology. Before startups and venture capital, he was an engineer at Oracle, EMC, and Vicor. He also developed novel nanoscale and quantum optics technology as a PhD researcher at UC Berkeley. Roger holds a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.