Heidi Roizen represents the voice of the entrepreneur, having been one herself. But she also represents the voice of the user, as those are the roots that led her to start a company in the first place.
Heidi is on the board of directors of Zoox, Planet, Memphis Meats, ShareThis, and Flux.
After Heidi earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford, she co-founded T-Maker, where she served as CEO for over a decade through its acquisition by Deluxe Corporate in 1994. Next, she joined Apple as VP of worldwide developer relations, and from there, Mobius Venture Capital. She's since been named to the Corporate Board Member's "Top 50 Women in Tech" list and Hot Topics' Top 100 Women in Tech. She received both the 2018 Financial Woman of the Year Award by the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), and earned the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives Annual Achievement Award, among other accolades.
In addition to being a partner, Heidi co-leads the DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship Program in the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford University.
Heidi is also a Fenwick and West Entrepreneurship Educator in the Department of Engineering at Stanford University, where she teaches the course Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Heidi is a member of the boards of directors of TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), DMGT (LSE:DMGT), Eventful, TrustedID, ShareThis and XTime, and serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises and the National Center for Women in Information Technology.
Shahin has worked with Lux Capital since 2006, focusing on investments in energy and technology. He is a Partner based in Lux's Palo Alto office. Before joining Lux, he held technical positions at General Motors and several Silicon Valley technology startups. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Computer Science with College of Engineering Honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management from the University of California at Los Angeles. Shahin has also served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UCLA department of Electrical Engineering, and Staff Research Associate at the California NanoSystems Institute. His research on wireless biosignal telemetry has been published in over ten IEEE conference proceedings and three IEEE journals.
Shahin sourced Lux's investments in Silicon Clocks (acquired by NASDAQ:SLAB), SiBEAM (acquired by NASDAQ:SIMG), Planet Labs, Scaled Inference and Flex Logix, and played key roles in Lux's investments in Everspin and Luxtera. He works closely in supporting all of Lux's energy and technology companies. Shahin has been an invited speaker/panelist at a variety of Universities and organizations including the IEEE, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, UCI, the California Cleantech Initiative, OCTane, and the MIT Club of Silicon Valley.
Invitation Homes, Lumity, Planet Labs, Polarr, ShareThis, and UPSIDE Foods
Aeva, Mythic, Nervana, Subspace, and Survios