Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Chairman of the Board at RingCentral
Vlad Shmunis founded RingCentral in 1999 and launched RingCentral's cloud business phone service in 2003. He developed the service based
on the need he saw among businesses for an alternative to inflexible and expensive hardware-based phone systems.
Since founding RingCentral, Shmunis has led the company in reimagining business communications. Today, the company empowers hundreds of thousands of businesses and their employees to work with unparalleled freedom
and in imaginative new ways, via a wide variety of mobile and fixed line devices in traditional as well as dispersed work environments.
Shmunis has more than 25 years of industry and management experience. Prior to launching RingCentral, he founded and served as the CEO
of Ring Zero Systems, a desktop software communications company. After shipping more than 25 million copies of its Windows software through
partnerships with leading PC manufacturers, Ring Zero Systems was acquired by Motorola.
Shmunis was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award finalist. He holds bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in computer science from San Francisco State University, and is a named inventor in a number of U.S. patents.
Partner at Sequoia Capital
Doug Leone works with mobile, Internet, software and communication companies. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Leone held sales
and sales management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Prime Computer. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell
University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, and a MS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners
Rob Theis invests in technology infrastructure and applications companies at ScaleVP. He currently serves on the boards of BrightRoll,
HubSpot and Scale Computing.
Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2008, Theis was a general partner with Doll Capital Management and invested in leading companies such as
Jaspersoft, NeoPath Networks (Acq: Cisco), PGP Corporation (Acq: Symantec), Roamware, VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT), Tapulous (Acq: Disney) and
Wikinvest. Before that, he served as executive vice president for New Era of Networks, where he grew the company to $200 million in
revenues and helped lead NEON through a successful IPO. Prior to NEON, Theis spent 10 years in executive roles at Sun Microsystems, where
he drove growth in a series of new strategic initiatives, including Sun's success in the Financial Services Industry sector. Rob Theis’
previous experience includes launching Silicon Graphics' initial workstations and selling timesharing services for McDonnell Douglas
Theis holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he is a Sheriff, cliff/mountain rescue specialist and
rescue diver. He also serves on the board of University of Pittsburgh AA and the board of Royal Bank of Canada’s investment committee.
Partner at Khosla Ventures
David Weiden is a Partner at Khosla Ventures. His investment focus includes Internet software, digital media services, and communications.
A number of Weidan’s investments have been significant acquisitions or had IPOs including Bitfone (HPQ), Good Technology (MOT), GroupMe
(Skype/MSFT), Ingenio (T), LogMeIn (LOGM), Opsware (HPQ), Slide (GOOG), and Tellme (MSFT). He has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes
as one of the top rising tech investors.
R. Neil Williams
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Intuit
R. Neil Williams became Intuit’s senior vice president and chief financial officer in January 2008. Williams has nearly 30 years of
strategic, operational and transactional experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the
company, including corporate strategy and business development, investor relations, financial operations and real estate.
Before joining Intuit, Williams was the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Visa U.S.A., Inc. In that role, he led
all financial functions for the company and its subsidiaries, including financial planning, business planning and financial monitoring.
Williams concurrently served as chief financial officer for Inovant LLC, Visa's global information technology organization, responsible
for global transactions processing and technology development.
His previous banking experience includes senior financial positions at commercial banks in the Southern and Midwestern regions
of the United States.
Williams, a certified public accountant, received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the
University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Bobby Yerramilli-Rao
Co-founder and Partner at Hermes Growth Partners
Bobby Yerramilli-Rao is co-founder and partner at Hermes Growth Partners, focusing on growth stage investment opportunities in the TMT sector.
He has served as Marketing and New Businesses Director for Vodafone Internet Services, the division of Vodafone responsible for consumer data services and data related revenues globally.
Yerramilli-Rao joined Vodafone as Corporate Strategy Director, responsible for formulating the strategy for the Group.
He has served on the investment committee of Vodafone Group and has represented the company at the GSMA Board.
Before Vodafone, he was a partner at McKinsey and Company in Palo Alto, New York and London, focused on telecoms, new media and high tech. He holds an M.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a DPhil in Robotics from the University of Oxford. He has held research positions at the University of California at Berkeley, and has worked as an engineer at GEC Research.
Sequoia Capital is the trusted business partner of founders who would like to turn imaginative ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs," the Sequoia Capital team has worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner of Cisco, David Filo and Jerry Yang of Yahoo!, Max Levchin, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel of PayPal, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley of YouTube, and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn.
Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their
ideas in breakthrough technologies in clean energy, mobile, IT, cloud, big data, storage, health, food, agriculture and semiconductors.
Vinod Khosla founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, Calif. More information is available at www.khoslaventures.com.
At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working
with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and
Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were
unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving
their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born.
Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees,
investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and
Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) invests in emerging-growth technology companies with a focus on SaaS, Cloud, Mobile and Internet sectors.
With a proven track record and market-specific expertise, ScaleVP is a strategic partner in helping entrepreneurs and management teams
scale their business and grow into long-term companies that matter. Founded in 2000, the firm has $900 million under management and is
currently investing Scale Venture Partners III. Representative investments include: Box, BrightRoll, DocuSign, Everyday Health,
ExactTarget (ET), HubSpot, NComputing, Omniture, RingCentral and Vitrue.
ScaleVP is located in Foster City, California.
For more information, visit www.scalevp.com or follow us on Twitter at @scalevp or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/scale-venture-partners
DAG Ventures is a venture capital partnership investing in and helping outstanding entrepreneurs create leading, long-term companies
across a range of markets. With roots from the 1980’s in cable TV, infrastructure, media, and wireless industries, the partnership
today is privileged to work with world-class entrepreneurs as they build tomorrow’s leaders in the information technology, energy, and life
Hermes Growth Partners focuses on growth-stage companies in the telecom, media and technology sectors globally, bringing a combination of long-term capital, extensive
operational management skills and financial asset management experience to each situation. The firm's primary objective is to help high-potential companies drive growth to create value.
As such Hermes Growth Partners views itself more as a strategic partner than a purely financial investor and will only consider situations where there is an opportunity to contribute through active involvement.