Panelists

Assim Gupta

Assim has a background in eCommerce, SaaS, mobile and ERP/CRM space. In last 20 years Assim has played several roles ranging from a software engineer to a product manager to the CEO of start-ups. He specializes in taking an idea from "a gleam in the eye" to the "hands of the consumer". He has worked on product strategy, architecture, development, deployment and global operations.

 

Paul Twombly

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonylazar

 

Mr. Twombly is a serial entrepreneur and high tech veteran with over 40 years of experience in telecommunications, software and computer networking. He began his career in the telecommunications industry in the late 1960’s, started his own highly successful communications engineering company in the mid-1970’s, held management and executive positions with ROLM Corporation, IBM, WarpSpeed Communications, NICE Systems and Foundry Networks.

He’s currently a General Partner with XF Ventures where he is actively involved in advising and investing in seed and early stage companies. In addition he is a prominent and active member in several well known angel groups including The Angels Forum, the Band of Angels and the Keiretsu Forum.

Fred Drinkwater

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Fred Drinkwater is an angel investor and technical program manager. He was a Principal at Drinkwater Consulting, with experience in consulting and project management for developing products in the mobile communication fields. He has worked with major OEMs such as Nokia, HTC, Samsung, and Motorola, and most recently managed production of generic and custom products for fortune 100 OEM companies. Fred graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Robert Winter

 

Mr. Winter is a high-performing  individual with a broad business, start-up, venture capital, angel investment, private equity and senior management skill set -- and with significant subject matter knowledge in many high technologies.
 

He is currently the managing director at daVinci Capital Group which is an investment that focused on certain technology sectors. They work with senior management and the Board to develop and execute growth strategies which include business combinations with companies. daVinci Capital Group mainly focuses on technology companies in the realm of Information technologies and Services as well as Electronics and Medical Technologies.