Fellows 2018/2019

 

  Daisy Huang --   LinkedIn

Daisy Huang -- LinkedIn

  Jon Lam --   LinkedIn

Jon Lam -- LinkedIn

  Vincenzo Elifani --   LinkedIn

Vincenzo Elifani -- LinkedIn

  Douglas Munsey   --   LinkedIn

Douglas Munsey -- LinkedIn

  Justine Humenansky --   LinkedIn

Justine Humenansky -- LinkedIn

  Harry Goldberg --   LinkedIn

Harry Goldberg -- LinkedIn

  Neha Ruikar --   LinkedIn

Neha Ruikar -- LinkedIn

  John Terada --   LinkedIn

John Terada -- LinkedIn

  Roman Kiwakyou --   LinkedIn

Roman Kiwakyou -- LinkedIn

 
 

MEET THIS YEAR'S FELLOWS:

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DaiSy Huang

Prior to Haas, Daisy was the Product Manager and Co-Inventor of an enterprise-level, patent-pending, Machine Learning Platform. Daisy spent 6 years in the big data analytics and machine learning industry, with both hands-on coding experience and product management experience in both China and US. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of technology and humanity. At Haas, Daisy is also part of the Haas Startup Squad. Daisy holds a BA in Economics and English from Tsinghua University.

Douglas Munsey

Douglas is a first year Berkeley-Haas MBA with extensive experience founding and scaling successful companies and is now transitioning to a career in venture investing. Prior to Haas, Douglas was one of the first employees at Ki Mobility, a medical device company now approaching $100M in sales with over 250 employees. Douglas is also the co-founder of Complex Rehab Systems, a B2B SaaS company offering AR/VR functionality to improve the prescription and fitting of medical devices. Prior to making the leap into entrepreneurship, Douglas spent several years as an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley covering the medical technology sector. Douglas also provides guidance to healthcare startup founders, including several current and former SkyDeck companies. Douglas is the co-president of the Haas Venture Fellows, a VP of the LAUNCH accelerator, and a member of the Life Science Angels. Douglas graduated with a bachelor’s in Finance & Investing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Harry Goldberg

Harry Goldberg is passionate about healthcare innovation and investing. Today, Harry is a dual degree MBA/MPH student at UC Berkeley, focusing on HealthTech AI. Previously, he worked in early stage HealthTech venture capital, helping to identify, fund, and manage startups focused in disruptive services and IT. Prior to VC, Harry worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he advised clients across the entire healthcare industry in due diligence, growth strategy, human-centered design innovation, analytics, and business model design. Also, he completed internal rotations in business development and corporate development. Outside of work, he enjoys yoga, meditation, podcasts, and sous vide-ing.

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JOHN TERADA

John is currently a First-Year MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley. At Haas, he is the Team Lead (Future of Work) for Haas Impact Investing Network, an Entrepreneurial Finance Fellow, and a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. For Haas Venture Fellows, John will act as the Venture Capital Club Liaison. Prior to attending Haas, he was a Partnerships and Business Development Associate at Udacity, brokering opportunities for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Web Development, and Cybersecurity curricula. Before Udacity, John was at NewSchools Venture Fund within the Ed Tech Investment Team, helping fund and operate a virtual accelerator program for 70+ ventures. He was also a former Business Strategy Consultant with Accenture. John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Marketing and a B.A. in Government.

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JON LAM

Jon (whose friends affectionately call him Jon-Jon) is a first-year MBA student at Haas and leads the speaker series effort for Haas Venture Fellows. He started his career at the Yale Investments Office, where he worked on the venture capital and leveraged buyout teams, and has also worked brief stints at Hillhouse Capital and Lime. Jon holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Engineering Sciences (Electrical) and Economics from Yale.

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Justine Humenansky

Justine came to Berkeley-Haas to focus on innovation and investing after spending four years in NYC working as an equity research analyst at Barclays. At Barclays, Justine analyzed the Consumer Internet and Telecom Services and Infrastructure sectors, during which time she completed all three levels of the CFA program. Pre-MBA, Justine also worked in the Growth Strategy and Tech Ventures division of Equinix, a data center infrastructure company. Prior to her career as a financial analyst, Justine was a professional ballet dancer, performing with companies such as the Joffrey Ballet. At Haas, Justine is a Consultant with Blockchain at Berkeley, a Berkeley Scout for StartU, and a Dorm Room Fund Partner. Justine graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University.

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Neha Ruikar

Prior to Haas, Neha held Product Management positions at various Bay Area startup’s, focusing mostly on ML and AI. Neha was also a mentor at Google’s Launchpad Accelerator where she advised early stage women run startups on product-market fit, strategy and roadmap. At Haas, Neha was the Co-chair of the Venture Capital Investment Competition at Berkeley, where she organized workshops conducted by VC’s and law firms for entrepreneurs and students. Neha has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Engineering from Pune and Purdue University respectively. She was also a Board member at Women in Cleantech and Sustainability, a non-profit organization and an Associate Editor at IEEE.

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Roman Kiwakyou

Roman is a second-year student in Haas’ Evening & Weekend MBA program. Currently, he works in Silicon Valley Bank’s Energy & Resource Innovation practice and focuses on financings for venture-backed companies. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Roman spent five years on the investment team at Hercules Capital focused on investments in the sustainable and renewable technology sectors, and prior to that held corporate finance roles at two public companies. Roman is passionate about working with and supporting startups that are modernizing traditional industries such as farming, energy generation, and transportation. His goal is to help Cal founders develop sustainable (pun intended) business models that not only create financial success, but also have a positive impact to the environment.

Vincenzo Elifani

Vincenzo is a first-year MBA at Berkeley-Haas. Previously, he worked in business development at Amazon where he was in charge of growing a portfolio of clients using logistic and advertising solutions as well as carrying out projects to improve customer experience. Prior to Amazon, Vincenzo worked in international brand management at Unilever where he led the restructuring of two brands and many other country-tailored marketing projects. Vincenzo is currently involved in the Campus Capital Program with Alpha Edison, an early-stage VC based in LA. He is also the Chair of the Venture Capital Investment Competition. Vincenzo holds a BA in Philosophy from La Sapienza University and a Msc from Bocconi. Vincenzo is originally from Rome, Italy and enjoys running up on the Berkeley hills and taking road trips around the United States to take analog photos.

 

HAAS VENTURE FELLOWS ALUMNI

  Andrew Briggs   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Andrew Briggs ('17-'18)
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  Amy Fan   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Amy Fan ('17-'18)
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  Hussein Ahmed   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Hussein Ahmed ('17-'18)
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  Ali Sardar ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Ali Sardar ('16-'17)
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  Sundar Subramanian ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Sundar Subramanian ('16-'17)
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  Brett Austin Cooper   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Brett Austin Cooper ('17-'18)
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  Christian Keil   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Christian Keil ('17-'18)
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  Jeff Oldenburg ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Jeff Oldenburg ('16-'17)
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  Sahinaz Safari ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Sahinaz Safari ('16-'17)
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  Josh Ephraim ('15-'17)   LinkedIn

Josh Ephraim ('15-'17)
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  Claire Collery   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Claire Collery ('17-'18)
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  Mariana Lanzas Goded ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Mariana Lanzas Goded ('17-'18)
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  Amanda Eller ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Amanda Eller ('16-'17)
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  Chinmay Malaviya ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Chinmay Malaviya ('16-'17)
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  Patrick Castles ('15-'17)   LinkedIn

Patrick Castles ('15-'17)
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  Matthew Bond   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Matthew Bond ('17-'18)
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  Esmond Ai   ('17-'18)   LinkedIn

Esmond Ai ('17-'18)
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  Zach Thigpen ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Zach Thigpen ('16-'17)
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  Taylor Smith ('16-'17)   LinkedIn

Taylor Smith ('16-'17)
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