2020 One Harvard New Venture Competition Judging

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Announcing our 2020 1HNVC Judges

Sonja Hoel-Perkins

Sonja Hoel-Perkins
Venture Capitalist, Founder and Managing Director of the Perkins Fund, and Co-Founder of Broadway Angels

Zack Rinat

Zack Rinat

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Driveroo
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Model N (NYSE: MODN)
Chairman, Conduit (NASDAQ: PERI)
Founding Director, TradingDynamics, Acquired by Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA)
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, NetDynamics. Acquired by Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW)

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens
Venture Capitalist, Founder of S-Cubed Capital. Formerly a Partner at Sequoia Capital

Maggie Wilderotter

Maggie Wilderotter
CEO, Investor and Entrepreneur. Board Member of DocuSign (Chair), Costco, HP, Cadence Design Systems and Lyft. Founder and Owner of Grand Reserve Winery & Inn


Thank you to our 1HNVC Judging Committee

Cathy Benko, Committee Chair

  • HBS 1989
  • Band of Angel Investor
  • NIKE, Inc. Board Member
  • Former Vice Chairman and Managing Principal, Deloitte

Patrick Chung

  • Harvard/HBS JD-MBA 2004
  • Managing General Partner, Xfund
  • Head of Consumer and Seed Investing Practices, NEA
  • Board Member at 23andMe

Lara Druyan

  • HBS '94
  • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Data Capital
  • Former Managing Director & Head of Innovation, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Former technology executive operating roles in private and public companies

Vince Lane

  • HBS OPM 37
  • HBS Chair, Start Up Partners
  • Global investor and entrepreneur
  • Advisory Board, Tsangs Group
Mary McDougall

  • HBS 1981
  • VP, Astia
  • Former CEO, Survox
  • Serial enterprise software entrepreneur

Jennifer Machado

  • HBS 1990
  • Angel Investor with Golden Seeds
  • Financial work with non-profits and a credit union
  • Former Finance Executive, Chevron

Steve Payne

  • HBS 1985
  • Architect Partners, Tech M&A advisory
  • Co-founder, Ignite Ventures
  • Chairman, Ice911 Research

Jim Simmons, HBS 1974

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Simmons Goodspeed Ventures
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Caltech Angels Network
  • Board Member, Sylvan Source, Inc

Dr. Fanis Tsoulouhas

  • HBS PLD 2017
  • Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Gallo Management Program, UC Merced
  • Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, UC Merced
  • Former Professor at Poole College of Management, NC State University

A list of notable investors who will be in the room is forthcoming.


Questions? Contact the 2020 1HNVC Team at 1hnvc20@gmail.com