Advisors

Gene Wang

Gene Wang is Chairman and CEO of People Power Co., a green tech startup focusing on Energy Efficiency. People Power is helping consumers save money on their electric bills while helping to save the planet by reducing carbon emissions.
At HP, Gene was VP Marketing and led the marketing, business development and industrial design organizations for the Handheld business unit, responsible for taking mobile innovation across the world. Gene was previously Chairman and CEO of Bitfone, which he sold to HP in 2007. Bitfone was the industry leader in Over-The-Air device management solutions for mobile phones. Mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LGE, Sony Ericsson, and carriers such as China Mobile and T-Mobile used Bitfone's products. Gene was CEO and Chairman of Photo Access, where he sold its hardware business unit to Agilent Technologies in 2000. Gene was the CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. At Symantec, Gene was Executive VP where he managed four divisions and helped grow the annual sales from $172 million to $412 million. Gene was VP and general manager at Borland, where he drove sales of the C++ programming language to over one million copies. Gene earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Gene likes to record and play music and is happily married with three children and one bad dog.

Ismael Ghalimi

Ismael Ghalimi is a passionate entrepreneur and fervent industry observer, founder and CEO of Intalio, creator of BPMI.org, initiator of the BPM 2.0 movement, producer of the Office 2.0 Conference, organizer of the Extreme Productivity Seminars, and founder of the Monolab|Workspace. Ismael is an advisor to several high-tech companies, including 3TERA, AdventNet (a.k.a. Zoho), Buzzgain, EchoSign, Egnyte, EveryTrail, Intellimaker, Move & Play, Muchobene, and Presdo. Ismael holds an Engineering Degree from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, and actually spent six weeks as a coal miner in Europe's deepest mine. Ismael is a professional scuba diver, instrument rated private pilot, and American V-Twin rider. Ismael lives with his wife, daughter and son in Palo Alto, CA.

Per Enge

Per Enge is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he is the Kleiner-Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professor in the School of Engineering. He directs the GPS Research Laboratory, which develops satellite navigation systems based on the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Per has received the Kepler, Thurlow and Burka Awards from the Institute of Navigation (ION) for his work. He is also a Fellow of the ION and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1983

Hap Klopp

Hap founded the North Face company back in the sixties, because he wanted to combine his passion for the outdoors with building a great business. He oversaw the growth of the North Face brand for more than 20 years until he sold the company. Hap is now focusing on helping entrepreneurs create successful and sustainable businesses in the outdoor, technology and travel industries.