General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
John Vrionis is a Venture Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners and has been investing in enterprise technology companies for the past two decades. He holds an MBA from Stanford, an MS in CS from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Harvard.
General Partner, DCM Ventures
Jason Krikorian is General Partner at DCM Ventures. He co-founded Sling Media, the DCM Ventures-backed pioneering digital media company that created the Slingbox. Jason’s experience as a successful entrepreneur brings unique first-hand insights and support to his portfolio companies. As co-founder of Sling Media, Jason led the establishment of partnerships with global MSOs and mobile operators, as well as the international expansion of the company. At DCM Ventures, Jason focuses on digital media, the Internet of Things, and industrial applications of consumer technology, among other themes. Prior to Sling Media, Jason was a Partner at id8 Group where he advised leading global brands on product and business strategy focusing on digital media and mobile device platforms. Jason also spent several years at BCG where he advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, automotive and utilities sectors.
David Mount is a partner at G2VP, focused on investments at the intersection of advanced digital technologies and traditional industry. Prior to G2VP, David was a partner in the Green Growth Fund at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for nine years, where he invested in companies such as OSIsoft, ServiceMax, Opower and SilverSpring Networks. He also founded Element Analytics, a software company focused on time series data analysis. Earlier in his career, David worked in the energy, chemicals and consumer portfolios at Bain Capital Credit, a $20B structured finance unit of Bain Capital. David holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in environment and resources and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He remains involved at Stanford as a guest lecturer and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.
Lecturer, Computer Science, Stanford University
Jay Borenstein teaches Computer Science at Stanford University with a focus on Virtual Reality, Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Jay also runs the Education Modernization (EdMod) group at Facebook. EdMod initiatives have included Facebook inspirED, TechStart, VR Camp, and Facebook Open Academy which was a collaboration with top computer science universities around the world, including, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon and University of Tokyo, among many others. Jay is also a Director at 6Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network. He also manages Chmod Ventures, a technology investment fund. Jay founded Integration Appliance in 2000 and was the CEO through 2007. Jay studied both as an undergraduate and graduate student at Stanford University.
Chairman and CEO
George Mathew brings 20 years of experience developing high-growth technology startups to the company. Prior to Kespry, George held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP. He has driven company strategy, led product management and development, and built sales and marketing teams. He joined Kespry in early 2017 as Chairman of the Board and CEO, where he focuses on leading the company’s mission to transform how people and businesses capture, use and get value from worksite intelligence. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.
Jeff Palmer is a technology executive who brings decades of experience to Kespry management and operations. Before Kespry, Jeff served as CEO of Blue Lane, a security appliance maker (sold to VMware), was President of GetThere, a corporate online travel procurement system (sold to Sabre Holdings), and was SVP Marketing of Memco Software (sold to Platinum Technologies). Earlier in his career, he held several executive positions at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc (NYSE: BBN). Jeff holds a BSME from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.