Sam TellerManaging Director, Launchpad LA | LinkedIn
Working with amazing entrepreneurs at the leading startup accelerator in Southern California.
Jeff ScheinrockPartner and CFO Originate | LinkedIn
Jeff Scheinrock is currently the President & CFO at Originate. A pioneer in Venture Resources, Originate invests elite engineering talent and startup expertise into high potential opportunities. Their expertise includes software development (mobile, web, embedded), strategic consulting (turn-around, product development, market research), and fund-raising.
Jeff is also a Continuing Lecturer at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and recently wrote a book with co-author, Matt Richter-Sand, titled “The Agile Start Up”, which includes over 200 quick and dirty lessons every entrepreneur should know.
Formerly CEO of Scheinrock Advisory Group, the company merged with Originate in April, 2010. Jeff was a member of GKM Newport Generation Funds, a fund of funds managing in excess of $950 million for investments into venture capital funds and private equity buyout funds from 2003-2007. Prior to founding Scheinrock Advisory Group in mid-1997, Jeff served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Kistler Aerospace Corporation from 1996 through May 1997. While at Kistler, Jeff formulated the capital raising plan and all documents for a successful raise of $350 million in equity. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scheinrock served as Vice Chairman of Finance and Strategic Planning for Packard Bell NEC Electronics, Inc. While at Packard Bell, Jeff negotiated equity investments from Groupe Bull and NEC. Jeff also set up operations throughout Europe and Asia and negotiated tax incentives from the different countries. Jeff negotiated in excess of $1 billion in bank debt and $3 billion in trade credit from companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Tatung, Lite-On, Seagate etc. Jeff also handled the negotiation and structuring of all acquisitions including Zenith Data Systems and Ark Interface Software among others. Prior to joining Packard Bell NEC, Mr. Scheinrock was Senior Partner in charge of the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Arthur Young and Company’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience in international financial markets, corporate finance and capital structure, acquisitions and strategic investment, and is a CPA.
Jeff SolomanCo-Founder & Executive Director at Amplify.la | LinkedIn
Currently a Founding Partner and Executive Director at Amplify.la, a hands-on startup accelerator and multi-faceted entrepreneurial campus in Los Angeles.
We help startups by providing seed funding, access to additional capital and guidance from highly engaged mentors and advisors who have a unique connection to media and entertainment.
Amplify.la delivers a unique value proposition previously inaccessible to entrepreneurs. We are committed to developing a community of like minded professionals and fostering innovation through organized mentorship, quality events and vital education. Our 10,000 SQF campus in Venice is at the heart of the startup movement in Southern California and will be home to hundreds of startups, innovators and entrepreneurs for years to come.
William HsuMuckerLab, Co-Founder & Managing Partner | LinkedIn
William has spent his career as both a startup entrepreneur as well as an executive of a Fortune 100 company.
Prior to MuckerLab, William was the SVP and Chief Product Officer of AT&T Interactive where he owned P/L, Product Management, Product Marketing, and UX responsibilities for all digital advertising initiatives for greater AT&T. In 3 years at AT&T Interactive, he doubled revenue to over $1B and helped established AT&T Interactive as the 9th largest digital media company (ahead of Facebook), the largest digital local advertising company (ahead of Groupon), and the 2nd largest mobile advertising company (behind Google) in the U.S.
Almost 13 years ago, as a 23-year old, he was the founder and EVP of Product Development for BuildPoint – the leader in providing bidding management & marketplace services to the commercial construction industry. William helped the company grow to over 250 employees and raised over $50M in venture capital. The company was acquired in 2004.
In between, William has led product teams at eBay, Green Dot (GDOT), and Spot Runner.
William has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Terman School of Engineering at Stanford University and a MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
Adam CoreyDirector, Investor Relations at 500 Startups | LinkedIn
Adam works with 500 Startups’ investors to keep them happy and make sure that 500’s funds have capital to invest.
Adam was previously part of the founding team of SharesPost, where he helped create a marketplace for stock transactions of pre-IPO companies. Prior to SharesPost, Adam led business development and strategy for Evite.