Moderator of BVC's 2012 Concept Stage Panel:
Daymond John, 'shark' on ABC's hit show Shark Tank
From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, moderator Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. This best-selling author, marketing and branding guru, and entrepreneurial expert is a highly sought after business speaker.
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Panelist Eric Rosenfeld is a founding partner of the Oregon Angel Fund and has led over 30 equity investments in local startups since 2004. With over 100 participating investors from across Oregon, the angel fund invests over $4M annually in the most promising startups in Oregon and SW Washington. Previously, Eric co-founded Capybara Ventures, was a principal owner of Second Story Interactive Studios, and director of corporate business development for Mentor Graphics. Eric also worked as a technology and industry analyst for SRI International and was a research fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In addition to serving on several portfolio company boards, Eric is a board member of the Catlin Gabel School, president of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, and past chair of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Eric received his MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and degrees in Industrial Engineering and American Studies from Stanford University.
Panelist Chris Capdevila is a Tumalo resident and FoundersPad mentor. Capdevila is an entrepreneur, investor, and active board member in several technology startups. Capdevila was the Founder and CEO of LogicalApps, which he led from inception to become the leading provider of automated business controls monitoring and enforcement solutions. Capdevila bootstrapped the company for the first 5 years of growth, doubling revenues every year. In 2005, he raised $14M from Sequoia Capital and Mission Ventures. Capdevila grew the company to over $25M in revenues and in November 2007 sold the company to Oracle Corporation.
Capdevila graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Economics and was named Software Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 by the Southern California Software Council.
Panelist Janice Fraser is an entrepreneur and interaction designer for web and mobile products. During her 15 years in Silicon Valley, she has raised capital, founded both successful and failed startups, consulted to both large enterprises and early stage firms.
Janice was cofounder of design firm Adaptive Path and served as the company’s first CEO. During her tenure, Adaptive Path tripled in staff and revenues, developed and sold a product to Google, coined the term Ajax, and transformed Adaptive Path from a lifestyle partnership to a high-growth firm.
Janice has been a guest speaker at many conferences and universities, including Haas, Kellogg, Stanford, and the Presidio Graduate School of Management.