Moderator: Carlos S. Baradello, Ph.D. Sienna Ventures


Carlos S. Baradello

  Carlos S. Baradello combines unique business and academic credentials as an entrepreneurial senior technology executive with hands-on experience in the USA and global markets, including Europe and Latin America. Currently he is Co-Founder and General Partner of the Sienna Hispanic Fund based in Sausalito, California. Carlos teaches in the areas of Globalization, Risks and Opportunities of a Networked World, Global New Product Development, Wireless Telecommunications, Social Entrepreneurship and the Growing Importance USA Hispanic Market and the role in the Economic Development and Integration of the Americas; at the School of Business and Management, University of San Francisco and the School of Business & Economics at St. Mary’s College. Carlos’ academic background includes an Electrical-Electronic Engineering Degree from the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina, a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering from Eindhoven International Institute of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in the USA. Carlos is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of ACM.
 Panelist: Ajit Nazre Ph.D. , Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


Ajit Nazre

  Ajit joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2003. His areas of investment include enterprise software and services, material science pertinent to energy, environment and life sciences.Before joining KPCB, Ajit was with SAP for 5 years. At SAP, he worked for Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and cofounder, SAP. Ajit played a key role in formulating and executing SAP's internet strategy ( He co-founded SAPMarkets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Marketplace applications and technology. As the Managing Director of SAPMarkets Americas, Ajit grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. In 2002, he laid the foundation for SAP Inspire - SAP's New Venture Unit.
School. Ajit holds seven U.S. and four European patents and has published/presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Panelist: Josh Stein, Draper Fisher Jurvetson


Josh Stein

  Josh Stein focuses on investments in wireless communications, software infrastructure/applications and consumer services. His current board responsibilities include EVDB, Pictureal, Polaris Wireless, SugarCRM and ViVOTech. Prior to joining DFJ, Josh was a Vice President at Telephia, where he managed a group providing strategic analysis and information to the nation’s largest wireless carrier. Previously, Josh was a co-founder, Director and the Chief Strategy Officer for ViaFone (XTND), a leading provider of wireless applications to Fortune 1000 enterprises. Josh has previously held positions in product management at Microsoft and NetObjects and was a management consultant in the San Francisco office of The Boston Consulting Group. Josh has been engaged as a strategic consultant and advisor by Tripath Technologies (TRPH), Mikohn Inc (MIKN), E-Quill (MSFT) and FutureDial. Josh holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Panelist: Tom Baruch, CMEA Ventures


Tom Baruch

  Tom Baruch founded CMEA Ventures in 1989 as an affiliated fund of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and was one of the original investors in Aclara BioSciences (which merged with Virologic – NASDAQ: VLGC), Flextronics (FLEX), Netro (NTRO), Silicon Spice (acquired by BRCM), and Symyx Technologies (SMMX). He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alien Technology and Codexis, Inc., and also serves on the boards of ChemConnect, E-Markets, Entropic Communications, Foveon, Intermolecular, NewPath Ventures, Physiometrix, Raven, RF Magic, Symwave, Symyx, and Virologic. Tom's investment interests include the semiconductor, wireless and life sciences industries. Before starting CMEA, Tom was a founder and CEO of Microwave Technology, Inc. Just prior to that, he managed a dedicated venture fund at Exxon, and was President of the Exxon Materials Division. Earlier in his career, Tom worked as a patent attorney. Mr. Baruch holds an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University. Tom is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Panelist: Julien Nguyen, Concept Ventures


Julien Nguyen

  Julien Nguyen is a serial entrepreneur who founded and led four successful startups from inception to market leadership in digital media, semiconductor and software. Prior to co-founding Concept Ventures, Julien Nguyen founded Applied Materials Ventures he led investments in companies such as Devicescape, Grandis, M-Stream (acquired by Broadcom NASDAQ:BRCM), Takumi, with co-investors such as August Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Mobius, Sevin Rosen, IT Farm, and corporate investors (Broadcom, NEC, Renesas, Rohm, Toshiba).Julien earned a Master of Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France (X77) and a Post Graduate degree from Telecom Paris. Mr. Nguyen holds 21 patents granted in the US. Julien serves as a Director of Grandis, Inc., Takumi Technology Corporation, and Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM).
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