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“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti ”
“I look for world class teams. One part expertise. One part insight. Two parts drive.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead”
“People are the most important ingredient… when I am lucky, those people let me help them be successful.”
“Advancing health through revolutionary computer science. Building on 21+ years of consumer and enterprise investing.”
“...History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela ”
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle”
Erick has been discovering and working with startups his entire professional career as a technology journalist, startup event producer, and founder. Erick is the former Executive Producer of the DEMO conferences and former Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch (where he helped conceive, lead and select startups for the Disrupt conferences, among other duties). Prior to TechCrunch, which he joined as Co-Editor in 2007, Erick was Editor-at-Large for Business 2.0 magazine, and a senior writer at Fortune magazine covering technology.
Neal has in-depth knowledge of both emerging technologies and the technology needs of larger enterprises. He served 15 years as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of DEMO—the world-renowned launching pad for emerging technology. Neal oversaw the expansion into international events, online development, and its professional services practice. He led the the expansion of the DEMO brand into China, Singapore, Africa, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Russia, and Brazil. Prior to joining DEMO (part of IDG Enterprise), Neal held executive management positions at Fast Company Magazine, US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and CMGI. He is currently Founder of Traction Technology Partners, focused on connecting the enterprise with emerging technologies.
As Head of Community, Hillary is focused on connecting CRV to the best people in Silicon Valley and expanding CRV's talent network. She is passionate about building genuine, long term relationships with talented executives and connecting them to our partners as well as portfolio companies. Prior to CRV, she was at Facebook & Google, where she led teams in Sales, HR and Customer Success. Hillary lives in Los Altos and is a mom to three kids.
Partner, Velocity Networks
Partner, Velocity Networks
Head of Community
Chief Financial Officer