Ning Sung is the President of International Computer Technology. Being a technologist with a strong business emphasis, he has been involved with emerging technologies, consulting, and playing a pivotal role in the business establishments between the United States, Japan, and China. His company is a systems integrator partnering with major companies in Japan, Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu, Softbank, and many others, to provide consulting for the clients on how hi-tech products are being used; as well as the strategic use of development tools from America. He constantly travels to Japan to meet with partners and end-users, as well as providing presentations on the research projects from major companies. He has also been constantly involved in the M&A of companies as well as investments activities in the three countries. Before he started this company, he was working for National Advanced System with a deep understanding of the IBM Mainframe Operating systems, and Tandem Computers in the AI development. Mr. Sung is fluent in Japanese, English, and Chinese. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Japan, obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Santa Clara.Read More
Srini Srinivasan has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing early stage technologies, startups, and advanced engineering projects in a wide variety of roles: customer development and support, product management, marketing, sales, engineering, finance and general management. His experience spans diverse domains of data analytics, advanced materials, Internet, devices, networks, control systems, consumer and financial markets. While incubating a business intelligence venture, he is consulting for the Advanced Technology Labs of Lockheed Martin in computational materials and serving as an advisor for various other bay area startups. Previously, he was the founder of EASI, which provided analytics products for wireless networks and embedded real-time systems. He was the founding CEO of TimeSys, a leader in the embedded Linux market with applications in industrial automation, telecommunications, networking, consumer devices, aerospace and defense. Earlier in his engineering career, for Westinghouse Electric, he co-led an engineering team that delivered an automated online tester for the world’s first digital safety system for a nuclear power plant. Srini holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Bachelors of Engineering respectively from the University of Houston and the IIT Madras in India.Read More
Bob Simmons is a CPA and shareholder in the San Jose accounting and consulting firm of Abbott, Stringham & Lynch. He started his career with Pricewaterhousecoopers and has been with Abbott, Stringham & Lynch since 1990. Bob has over 40 years of broad-based accounting and tax experience with emerging and closely-held businesses along with high net worth individuals. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Lake Forest College and has completed graduate studies at Northern Illinois University and San Francisco State University. He is member of the American Institute of CPAs, the California Society of CPAs and the Financial Planning Forum.Read More
Heike Schmitz is an angel investor with a portfolio mostly in high tech, including healthcare, IT, clean-tech and even a restaurant. She is currently looking into entrepreneurial opportunities in the marine space. She is also involved in philanthropy supporting local and global environmental and community related organizations.
In the early years of her career, Heike worked as a management consultant, analyst, and programmer for several Swiss companies. After moving to the US and taking some family time off, she first gained experience in Silicon Valley as a quality assurance engineer with a small startup. Heike was subsequently hired into the Google engineering team, where she eventually developed and led their first testing services teams, an organization of then over 300 people. As senior engineering manager, she was later involved in the preparations for the IPO, including preparation for Sarbanes–Oxley compliance. Heike left Google in 2006.
Heike is a citizen of the United States and of Germany with a special place on her heart for Switzerland, the land she grew up in. Here she studied Computer Science at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Additionally, in 2014, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Marine Biology.Read More
Anton is a founder and managing partner of Anchor Pacific Capital, Inc. a boutique cross-border investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai. APC focuses on value-add commercial real estate investments projects in the US and also actively invests in early and mid-stage technology ventures in Silicon Valley and China. Anton has been a member of Sand Hill Angels since 2016.Read More
Len Lehmann has been a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and investor for 30 years. Len founded three systems companies, two of which were strong financial successes. In 1982 he co-founded DigiRad Corp., a medical imaging company, and led its digital systems engineering team. In 1985, he founded GreenSpring Computers, and was its chairman until its acquisition by SBS. Greenspring produced controls for large customer-integrated embedded systems. In 1989, Len co-founded Global Village Communication and was its initial CEO. Global Village grew to over $100 million in revenue and was listed on NASDAQ.Read More