Ken literally grew up in the business starting as a 7 year-old auditing in-store prices while working for his parent’s business, Comparative Prices International. Ken earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis (where he received the 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award) and went on to UC Santa Barbara to pursue his PhD work in Chemical Engineering and Theoretical Physics. While studying Statistical Physics he realized he could utilize these same principles to model retail markets and optimize retail pricing decisions. With his unique perspective and insight, Ken applied statistical physics to create an entirely new approach. Ken served on the Board of Directors of Revionics between 2007-2011 and as Chief Scientist & VP of Innovations at SAP AG between 2006-2007.
Edris is a panelist, contributor, and domain expert with Brick Meets Click, an organization dedicated to exploring and understanding how technology impacts consumers and what the implications are for retailers, manufacturers, and service providers. Edris also serves as an Advisory Council Member for California State University, Chico.
Prior to Engage3, he led initiatives across companies including Sodexo, Andnowuknow.com, and Mercado Software. He also founded entrepreneurship programs that were incorporated into the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Edris is a recipient of Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.
Edris earned dual degrees in Economics and Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis.
Andrews is a CPA and received his MBA from Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. He received his B.S. and B.A. in Accounting and Management with a minor in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Prior to his six years at Nielsen, Morgan led Trade Strategy and Insights at The Coca-Cola Company, served as a pricing practice area lead with Kantar Retail, and led shopper insights programs with Cannondale Associates. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Williams College.
Mary graduated from the College of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, Minnesota with a B.A. in Accounting.
Prior to joining Nielsen, Itzhak executed multiple start-up-to sale successes. He was co-founder and chairman of Trendum, a leader in Internet search and linguistic analysis technologies. In 2005, he led Trendum’s acquisition of BuzzMetrics, an online word-of-mouth research leader, and negotiated its 2006 acquisition of Intelliseek. Itzhak served as chairman of the combined entity, BuzzMetrics,which was subsequently acquired by Nielsen in 2007 at a $110 million valuation. Following the acquisition, Itzhak served as the Chairman of Nielsen BuzzMetrics, the Executive Vice President of Global Product Leadership and the Executive Chairman of Nielsen’s Online division.
Chris is a recognized thought leader in VC/PE (Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, Trusted Insight Top 30 Family Office Rising Stars) and is a founding VC member and mentor of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Advanced Venture Capital course.
Prior to TMF, Chris was the Director of Consumer and Retail Technologies at Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Mr. Li Ka Shing, and invested across the technology landscape globally and led investment in the US, Canada, Israel, France and China. He previously served as a member of the Board of Director at Agua Brands, Algama, Apollonia Health, Endless West, Bevi, Celsius (NASDAQ:CELH; as co-Chairman), Perfect Day, and QiFeng.
A Hong Kong native, Chris studied and worked extensively abroad spanning corporate finance and M&A (at Mooreland Partners – now part of Stifel Financial Corp. NYSE:SF), and biotech corporate and business development (at IRX Therapeutics - acquired by Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics). He holds B.A. degrees in Neuroscience and Behavior, Genetics, and Economics from Columbia University.
Matthew has worked at several private equity firms in the US and Europe. He is also an entrepreneur. His deal and board experience is concentrated in growth equity investments, but also has experience in leveraged buyouts and restructuring. Before founding Arrowroot Capital, Matthew was a Managing Director and Head of the Acquisitions Team at Actua Corp. While at Actua, Matthew was a lead or active investor and board member of several companies including MSDSonline, Parchment, Instamed, and InvestorForce. He was also an investment committee member of Rittenhouse Ventures, an early stage VC based in Philadelphia. Prior to Actua, Matthew worked in the technology group at TA Associates in the Boston and London offices. During his tenure, Matthew was an active investor, including board meeting attendance with: Creditex, Smartstream Technologies and OpenLink Financial. Prior to TA Associates, Matthew worked at Platinum Equity in Los Angeles, where he was involved with Platinum’s investment in Broadspire Services. Matthew was also the co-founder of Quewey, a digital media company based in Philadelphia. Matthew was awarded "Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors" in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and was also awarded “Top 25 Software Investor” for 2020.
Matthew currently sits on the board of MedNet, Cygilant, Zift Solutions, HammerTech, Hookit, BryterCX, and SnapLogic.
Harold gained domain expertise in the global food industry via 25 years with Mars, Incorporated, including as the company’s Chief Science Officer.
Harold’s experiences enable unique visibility to world-class inventors, innovators, and companies defining the role of food in the new economy of health.
Over the last 25 years, Doug led multiple innovative marketing technology and services companies. Most recently as CEO of Leadspace he pioneered the Customer Data Platform (CDP) category and built the leading B2B focused CDP. Previously he was CMO for Salesforce.com, leading marketing activities worldwide, CMO of Skype through its sale to Microsoft, ran the San Francisco office of Digitas, the first full service digital agency, and co-led McKinsey’s CRM practice. He also currently serves as board member for Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), and is an advisor to several early stage SaaS companies.
Doug holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, and a Masters in Physics from Oxford University. He currently lives in San Francisco.
True to BDV’s founding principles, Ana works one-on-one with portfolio companies, providing tactical support on communications, capital raising, and marketing initiatives, with a particular focus on Medical Devices, Mobile Applications, and Big Data. Her ability to cultivate valuable relationships is essential to the success of both portfolio companies and investors.
Ana currently sits on the board of MuMo and is a board observer for several of BDV's portfolio companies. Ana is also active in the community as a Committee Member for Glendale Tech Week and is a founding member of SHE Ventures in Tech – a group that offers entrepreneurial support to female founders.
David is a technology-focused leader with 30+ years experience in the specification, architecture, design, and delivery of complex, data-driven systems serving highly transactional businesses.
As a veteran leader and innovator of world-class decision support and analytics systems, David has worked with some of the largest enterprises in the world across multiple industries, including retail, entertainment, telecommunications and IT services. He has managed the product and technology portfolios across the transactional business ecosystem, with solutions spanning decision modeling, business intelligence, process optimization, fulfillment, back-office, POS, and payment processing systems.
An executive, entrepreneur, and data scientist, Jin’s experience spans enterprise software products and services in AI, big data, and advanced analytics. Jin’s focus encompasses markets for machine learning and deep learning, data management, integration, analytics and visualization, and mobile and cloud computing. He was the evangelist and technologist behind more than 60 innovative products, from concept to revenue.
Jin earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering and BS in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University.