“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller
Chris is General Partner at Paraclete Capital, and has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, and as an operator at a VC-backed company.
Prior to founding Paraclete Capital, Chris worked at FTV Capital, a $1.8 billion growth equity firm, generating $500+ million of capital gains (>30% IRR) on his investment portfolio over the course of a decade. He previously worked in business development at HeyAnita Inc., and as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving dual degrees in Finance and Computer Science from Wharton and the School of Engineering respectively. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid kitesurfer, long-time snowboarder, and amateur photographer.
Joe has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience. He served as Chairman of Encore Health Resources (acquired by Quintiles), Healthlink (acquired by IBM), and MedSynergies (acquired by Optum), and Board director at OnFocus Healthcare (acquired by MedeAnalytics). At each company, Joe was instrumental in setting the strategic direction and recruiting executive talent. Joe previously ran North American sales and operations for Perot Systems prior to and through its IPO, after having run the healthcare division for five years. Prior to Perot, he worked at EDS, GTE, and KPMG in their healthcare practices.
Sumir is a co-founder and managing director of WestBridge Capital, an investment firm that manages over $1.3 billion of capital and focuses on public and private investments in India. Prior to that, Sumir co-founded Sequoia Capital India. He also worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and Singapore as a venture capitalist, and at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. Sumir currently serves on Harvard Business School’s Global Advisory Board, the International Advisory Board for Princeton University, and was formerly Chairman of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Kevin is a co-founder and partner at Radar Partners, a Palo Alto-based private investment firm. Previously, Kevin was a General Partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for almost 20 years. At KPCB, he invested in and served on the boards of numerous companies, including Citrix Systems (IPO), VeriSign (IPO), Volterra (IPO), Cerent (acquired by Cisco), and XenSource (acquired by Cisco). Kevin was also previously part-owner of the San Jose Sharks hockey team.
Mike is the founder and CEO of Inventigo, a technology consulting and software development company. For over a decade, numerous investment firms have come to rely on VentureKPI—Inventigo’s technology assessment service—to guide their diligence efforts. Mike also advises multiple startups in and around Silicon Valley. Previously, Mike was Chief Architect at 724 Solutions (IPO), and co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Concorde Solutions (acquired by Bank of America).
Philip recently joined Yahoo through their acquisition of Rockmelt, where he was Head of Business Development. Prior to Yahoo, he was President at TrueCar (IPO), Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships at YouTube (Google), and co-founder at Shazam (mobile music recognition app with 150+ million users). Philip is also an advisor and personal investor in multiple startups, and is a self-admitted kiteboarding addict.
Boon Huat has over 30 years of financial services experience, mostly in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and went on to hold senior positions at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), HSBC, and CIBC. Most recently, Boon Huat was Regional COO for ASEAN at Standard Chartered. He currently serves on the boards of Alliance Bank Malaysia, British Malayan Trust, NIB Bank Pakistan, and TechcomBank in Vietnam.