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Charlie Bass

Dr. Charlie Bass serves as a Member of the Advisory Committee at HMS Hawaii Management. Dr. Bass also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Socket Mobile, Inc. (SCKT). He served as a Director at Cable & Wireless Internet Services, Inc. (formerly Digital Island, Inc.). Dr Bass served as the Chief Executive Officer at Bass Ventures from February 1998 to March 2000. He co-founded Meridian Data, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He has been a Trustee of The Bass Trust since September 1989. From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Bass was the Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Bass holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii.

Justin Burden

Justin Burden is a Managing Director at Industry Ventures, a leading investment firm that focuses on secondary venture capital and technology growth equity with over $1B of institutional capital under management. Prior to joining Industry Ventures, he worked at GE Equity in San Francisco, the $4 billion venture capital arm of the General Electric Company where he sourced, structured and managed investments in the technology, consumer, media, and telecom sectors. Prior to GE Equity, Justin worked at Wells Fargo’s high yield fund purchasing debt securities in buyout transactions. Justin holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley and an MS from the London School of Economics.

Takao Akaogi

Mr. Akaogi joined Ant Capital in 2008 from Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, where he was the chief manager of the investment risk management group, and prior to that, the chief manager of the equity investment group, responsible for overall equity investments, including private equity. During the 20 years he spent at Sumitomo Life, he held several strategic positions, such as a company representative in Beijing, investment manager in the Hong Kong office, and asset allocation officer in the investment planning department of the Tokyo head office. He holds a B.A. in Law from Keio University, Japan.

Justine Huang

Justine is an Associate at Industry Ventures. Most recently Justine was an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs focusing on medical technology and devices, along with covering software and internet companies. Previously, Justine was an intern / analyst at Industry Ventures, where she researched and helped complete numerous investments. Justine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics at University of California, Berkeley.

Jack Carsten

Jack Carsten has been a Managing Director of Horizon Ventures since 1999. Prior to Horizon, Jack founded Technology Investments in 1991 and was a General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners from 1987 to 1990.  Jack was a Vice President of Intel Corporation from 1975 to 1987 and helped them to grow from a $35M startup to revenue of over $2.5B. Originally hired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he was named as the General Manager of the Microprocessor Group in 1979 and subsequently, the Senior Vice President for the Components Group, responsible for all semiconductor manufacturing and engineering. Prior to Intel, he was a Division Manager at Texas Instruments for their MOS and TTL Divisions. Jack is a founder of the "Band of Angels" investment club and of the Valley Medical Center Foundation. He holds a B.A. degree in Physics from Duke University.




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