Samir is a founding general partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on sustainability investing including food and agriculture.
He has been a leading investor in Hampton Creek, Sand Hill Foods, OSCAR Health, Soraa and View, among many others. A number of Samir’s investments have achieved significant results including Ausra [acquired by AREVA] and NanoH20 [acquired by LG Chem]. Samir holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology from the University of Michigan.
Barbara Marder is a Senior Partner and the Global Innovation Leader for Mercer’s Talent business and oversees the innovation team in the talent acquisition space.
As a result of Mercer’s innovation work, she has been recognized as a thought leader on talent acquisition innovation with a specific focus on new, data-driven Predictive Hiring technologies. Before this role, she led Mercer’s Global Mobility practice and has held other leadership roles for Mercer’s Retirement segment – Global Defined Contribution Consulting and International Benefits Consulting. Marder has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of Talent and Retirement programs.
Paul Jacquin co-founded Randstad Innovation Fund in 2014, bringing 20+ years investing in, developing, driving start-ups and green field operations.
He joined Randstad in January 2006, overseeing a number of geographies in Europe (inc. France, Switzerland) and Asia (inc. Japan, China, Australia) over the years. He also led several acquisitions (e.g. Fujistaff in Japan in 2010, RiseSmart in 2015), and divestments.
Prior to Randstad, Paul worked in Investment Banking in London as well as in Early Stage Venture Capital out of the Netherlands, where he was finalist for the Venture Capital deal of the Year (2003).
Susan Lyne is the founder and President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage investment fund for women-led tech start-ups.
She began her career in the magazine industry, where she founded and led Premiere Magazine. She spent almost a decade at Disney, rising to President of Entertainment at ABC. She was the CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; CEO and then Chair of Gilt.com; and she led AOL’s Brand Group, overseeing such brands as TechCrunch, Engadget and Moviefone, immediately before launching BBG Ventures.
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