Cheryl Foil

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Cheryl Foil is a Principal at Kiddar Capital. She leads the tech and innovation venture arm of Kiddar Cpaital.

Cheryl joined Kiddar from digital storytelling platform SocialSamba, where she served as CTO. She also has experience as CTO for social change startup WishWould and consulting CTO for various startups.

At Kiddar Capital's technical ventures, Cheryl focuses on late seed through Series B ($250k-$5mm contributions). Areas of focus include: 

- Smart City, Hospitality, and Real Estate
- Healthcare
- Natural Language Processing
- Interactive Storytelling, Brand Management, and SocialTV

Fund's investment verticals: real estate, technology and innovation. 

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Sarah Fay 

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Sarah Fay is a Managing Director at Glasswing Ventures. She has more than 20 years of experience in the marketing services industry, with a track record of leveraging technology to deliver groundbreaking new models for advertising and media.

Sarah served as CEO of Aegis Media North America, a media and digital marketing communications company, where she was also responsible for launching and growing a significant part of that business during her eleven-year tenure. Previously, Sarah served as President of Carat US, and Isobar US, where she was tasked with the integration of digital and traditional media services.

Sarah has served as Independent Director on the Boards of public and private technology and digital media companies such as Celtra, SocialFlow, The Street (Nasdaq:TST), Women’s Marketing, Inc. (acquired by Stephens Inc.), and [X+1] (acquired by Rocket Fuel). She participates as Board Advisor and/or angel investor in Adelphic Mobile, clypd, Colspace, Ghostery, Mavrk, Namely and Viral Gains.

Sarah’s contributions to the broader community include serving on the Executive Board of the Ad Club of Boston, as Director on the Board of The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX) and as Board Advisor to Advertiser Perceptions.

Sarah earned a BA in English from the University of Vermont and has received over 30 accolades and awards for her accomplishments such as “Media All Star” (AdWeek), “Top 100 Most Influential People in Media (Media Post) and “Fast 50” (Fast Company).

Fund's investment verticals: marketing technology, security and software space, artificial intelligence and social cognition.

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Beth Engel

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Beth Engel is a Partner and one of Dundee Venture Capital’s most valuable investments. Her diverse experience, which includes teaching spirited middle schoolers, working at every level of three startups and a successful stint at the FBI, allows her to blend problem-solving abilities with essential people skills – qualities rarely possessed by the same person.

Beth was the twelfth employee at Hayneedle, Inc. It was there that Beth learned how to grow and build a company. Following a move to the East Coast, where she received an MBA from Georgetown and worked for the FBI, she returned to Omaha to be DVC’s first partner and its principal portfolio manager.

She’s a whiz at forecasting the macro environment of a start-up and a dynamo at helping companies measure and manage their businesses while steering them towards success. Her unique perspective is integral in helping young startups through their growing pains and on to becoming promising enterprises.

 

Beth is also a cofounder of Interface: The Web School and an investor and mentor for Straight Shot, Omaha’s first startup accelerator. Beth loves the startup flexibility coming from the FBI and has four kids whose favorite lullaby is the Notre Dame alma mater song.

Fund's investment verticals: internet, web services, e-commerce and software. 

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Joanna Drake Earl

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Joanna Drake Earl joined Core Ventures Group as a General Partner in 2014. 

Joanna entered the business world from Stanford as a management consultant with Booz Allen's Media and Tech practice. She became a serial start-up Executive beginning in the late 1990s. She has launched many world's "firsts" award winning media tech products: personalized videonewcasts from ReacTV, advanced set top box media services via Moxi, and Viewer Created TV on Current TV.

Her last big company job was as COO for the Western operations of DeNA, Japan’s leading mobile entertainment company. She spearheaded the post-merger integration with Western acquisitions, drove a global planning process, and managed divisions including Strategy, Data Analytics, Finance, HR, IT, and International. 

Prior to DeNA, Joanna was a founding executive with Joel Hyatt and Al Gore of Current TV, the Emmy-award winning cable TV network.

As an inventor of Social Media, they were credited with many industry firsts; the integration of Google, Yahoo, and Twitter feeds into live television broadcasts; viewer-created advertising campaigns for Fortune 100 companies such as Sony, L’Oreal, Pepsi and Samsung; and the first community-driven episodic television series (“Bar Karma”) co-produced with Sims creator Will Wright. 

As the head of Current TV’s New Media, and eventual COO and Chief Strategy Officer, Joanna managed many divisions including Afffilate Relations, Advertising Sales, Marketing, Research, Public Relations, HR, Technology and Current TV’s European operations. 

Before Current TV, she was an Executive with other pioneering media tech companies, including Moxi Digital (“Apple TV”), and ReacTV (world's first personalized video newscasts).

Fund's investment verticals: information technology and healthcare. 

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Elodie Dupuy

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Elodie Dupuy has been at Insight since 2008, focusing on high-momentum consumer internet and SaaS software investments.

Elodie has worked on more than a dozen international investments with headquarters that span Canada, Brazil, Germany, and Lithuania and with operations across Latin America and Europe. 

Elodie is a board member at MV Sistemas, Bionexo, Hotel Urbano and Dawanda, and works at the board level with Elo7 and Vinted.  Previously Elodie worked with DailyDeal, which was acquired by Google in 2011, Folhamatic, which was acquired by Sage Group in 2012, and Trivago, which was acquired by Expedia in 2013.

Elodie graduated with honors and distinction from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of French and Spanish, and a Bachelors of German and Russian. She is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese and speaks Russian and Italian.

She has been a competitive gymnast for over 20 years, captains the firm’s dodgeball team, and relaxes by watching movies, reading, painting and playing the piano.

Fund's investment verticals:  e-commerce, internet, mobile, media, online gaming, software.

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Katherine Barr

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Katherine Barr focuses primarily on investments in consumer and business products and services that leverage data analytics and new technology platforms at Mohr Davidow Ventures. 

Specific areas of investment focus include Retail and E-Commerce Innovation (business process reinvention in the retail/e-commerce market), Life Technologies (B2B2C products and services that optimize our lives as consumers), and Workforce Innovation (optimization and automation of the workforce). Katherine currently sits on the boards of WorkFusion, BuildDirect, Ruby Ribbon, PunchTab and BandPage, sourced and is a board observer for Ticketfly, is an investor in Zuckerberg Media, Retention Science and Storefront, and is responsible for the investments in Visible Measures and Infusionsoft.

Fund's investment verticals: information technology, life sciences, predictive analytic, internet media, digital media, consumer internet, mobiles, business products, retail and commerce and clean technology.