Silicon Valley Open Doors - SVOD 2015


Silicon Valley Open Doors (SVOD) is a leading technology investment conference that brings together an eclectic mix of 1,000+ forward-thinking and insightful people from the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial and investment world. Since its inception in 2005, SVOD hosts fireside chats and keynotes about technology innovation with the gurus of technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.

On June 10th and 11th, 32 companies pitched to panels of 170+ venture capital and angel investors at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Sophia Collier, Principal of Point Reyes Management participated on the panel including the following presenting companies:

  • Summer Technologies, transforming the $220 billion beef and dairy industry by bringing precision analytics to grazing management.

  • CARMAnation, a peer-to-peer community that is making parking more convenient and affordable, by allowing people to share their unused private parking spaces.

  • Edurio, building tools to improve our schools, and

  • Invisu, a clear communication system enabling entrepreneurs to easily and clearly tell their story to investors and send a unique, trackable link to a page.

The panel also included:

  • Sergio Monsalve Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

  • Ross Hangebrauck, Managing Director, Almaz Capital

  • Raymond Liao, Managing Director, Samsung Global Innovation Center

  • Paolo Rubatto, Founder, Start Capital

  • Najib Khouri-Haddad, General Partner, Aitv

  • Jim Smith, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

As a result of the overall investors’ jury feedback, the winners of the SVOD 2015 pitch competition were:

Congratulations to the organizers Stas Khirman and Anna Dvornikova for a very successful conference. We are looking forward to SVOD 2016 next year on May 25th.


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