OPEN Forum lunch
Women Forum Keynote
Love With Food provides real time consumer experience insights for CPG companies. Love With Food ranks Top Ten on the Inc List of 50 Fastest Growing Women Led Companies in America. It's platform allows food companies to build a more intimate direct-to-consumer relationship by sending samples/coupons and collecting consumer experience insights from its community of highly engaged and targeted consumers who pay a small monthly fee to discover new healthier food/beverage at home or in the office. By combining this intimate direct-to-millennial experience and big data, the platform reinvents the traditional in-store sampling and focus groups by making it more efficient and cost effective. It's process and real-time analytics platform cuts food companies marketing budget by 70%.
Love With Food’s clients include General Mills, Nestle, Cliff Bar, PopChips. It has a social mission to end childhood hunger in USA. A portion of the proceeds is donated to foods banks in the U.S. To date, Love With Food has donated almost 700,000 meals nationwide.
Investors and advisors include 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Great Oaks Ventures, Justin Kitch (Homestead.com founder), Jonathan Ebinger (BlueRun Ventures), Manish Chandra (Poshmark), Chris Cornyn (Revolution Foods).
Previously, AiHui was the Startup Pitch Director for Women 2.0. She loves developing in Ruby on Rails & was also a Senior Software Engineer at PeopleSoft, Inc.
OPEN Silicon Valley Monthly Mentorship Breakfast provides a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs and industry professionals to meet with experts in their respective field, in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable business and career feedback. Participants deliver an elevator pitch for 30 to 60 seconds, and the guest mentor provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.
This OPEN-SV Mentorship Breakfast event is hosted by Rehan Jalil, President & CEO @ Elastica on Oct 9th.
Rehan’s Official Bio:
Rehan Jalil is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Limited Partner in technology venture funds. He is the President and CEO of Elastica, the the leader in Data Science Powered Cloud App Security. Previously he was President of WiChorus (Tellabs subsidiary) and SVP of Tellabs. He led WiChorus as a founder and CEO through inception to eventual merger with Tellabs for $180 million. He was the chief architect at Aperto Networks, where he led advanced technology development of broadband wireless silicon and carrier-grade systems. At Sun Microsystems, he contributed in development of one of the industry’s earliest advanced multi-core multithreaded processor for throughput computing and graphics applications.
He holds an AMP from Harvard Business School, an MSEE from Purdue University and BEEE from NED University, and has over 25 patents granted or pending. He was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for 2010.
Target Audience: OPEN-SV Members or non-members (see below) - No walk-ins.
Invitation will be extended based ONLY to registered attendees as: Register Here
OPEN-SV members – Free
Non-members – $30
OPEN SV board has confirmed election of officers and approved Exec team for 2015-2017 term as below
President: Amra Tareen
Gen Sec: Hasan Randhawa
Treasurer: Noman Ali
Executive Team (Teams are being finalized right now)
EVP: Mobashar Yazdani
Marketing Chair: Fahad Aziz Team: Hasan Randhawa, Amra Tareen
Sponsor Ship Chair: Andaleeb Ahmad Team: Yasser Khan, Riaz Karamali, Faisal Jeddy
Registration/Membership Chair: iftikhar Mirza
Youth Board/Events Co-Chairs: Reshma Hyder, Imran Qurashi Team: Youth Volunteers
CM/mentorship events chair: Arif Shamim
Volunteer and Event logistics Chair: Shama Khan Team: Ifthikhar Mirza
Affliate Program: TBD
Program Operations Chair: Mobashar Yazdani Team: Nabeha Khan, Babar Yasin
Website: Noman Ali , Team: Volunteers
Freshdesk broke ahead from the pack of cloud service companies and it doubled its client base in 2014. Gets funded by $50 million Series E Funding.
PeerNova, Inc. announced today that online retailer Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) has invested in PeerNova to complete the second tranche of its Series A financing. PeerNova announced in December 2014 that it raised $8.6 million for the first tranche. To date, PeerNova has raised $19 million in equity and debt financing.
Elastica (www.elastica.net), the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security, today (Mar, 11 2015) announced that it has closed its series B funding round with an investment of $30 million. Elastica Positioned to Lead Emerging Cloud Application Security Market as Enterprises Recognize That Traditional Security Solutions Cannot Protect Data or Detect Threats in Cloud App Usage
Elastica is hiring