SVOD15 is proud to announce amazing speakers – Jim Barnett, serial CEO, Founder, Investor and Jeff Crowe, Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners.
Jim Barnett, serial CEO, Founder, Investor.
Jim is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Glint Inc. He is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, having run several successful companies. He is also chairman and co-founder of Turn Inc., where he was CEO for many years, and chairman of Sojern Inc. Prior to Turn, Jim served as president of Overture Search, a division of Overture Services, Inc. Jim joined Overture via its acquisition of AltaVista Company, where he was President and CEO. Prior to this role, Jim was president of Ancestry.com (previously named MyFamily.com) and chairman, president and CEO of Accolade Inc. Prior to that Jim was chief operating officer of an “Inc. 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.”
Jim has served on the boards of many private and public companies including SideStep, Inc. and Extole Inc. where he was chairman and Petco where he was also an early investor. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Glint is a real-time employee engagement platform. Glint helps you see into your organization in revolutionary ways, giving you power to create real impact on employee engagement, retention and performance.
Glint is a real-time employee engagement platform that has raised $15.5 million in funding. Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures led this round of funding.
Jeff Crowe, Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners, has more than 20 years of CEO and executive experience in technology companies. He joined Norwest in 2004 and became managing partner in 2013. Jeff focuses on investments in the internet, consumer, and software arenas. 2015 marked his second consecutive appearance on the Forbes Midas List of tech’s top investors, and he was one of the earliest investors in Lending Club– the largest U.S. Internet IPO of 2014. Jeff currently serves on the boards of Lending Club (NYSE: LC) and RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) and private companies Badgeville, Extole, Glint, HoneyBook, Madison Reed, Owler, and Turn. He is a board observer at Minted and is responsible for Norwest’s investments in Jet, Spotify, and Uber. Jeff’s past investments include AdChina (acquired by Alibaba), Admeld (acquired by Google), deCarta (acquired by Uber), Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Nano-Tex (acquired by Crypton, Inc.), The Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify), true[X] media (acquired by 21st Century Fox), Tuvox (acquired by West Interactive), and he was previously a board observer at Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM).
Prior to Norwest, Jeff served as President, COO and board member of DoveBid, Inc., a privately held business auction firm, which expanded during his tenure via internal growth and acquisition from a $10M revenue run rate to a $120M revenue run rate with 400 employees.
From 1990 to 1999, Jeff was co-founder, President, CEO and Board member of Edify Corporation, a venture backed enterprise software company focused on voice and internet e-commerce platforms and applications. Jeff was responsible for all strategic and operational activities at Edify as the company went from start-up in 1990 to $80M in revenue and 400 employees. Edify held its IPO in 1996 and was sold to S1 Corporation in 1999.
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