Board of Directors
Josh Becker has a long history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was the 2nd employee at EarthWeb/DICE (NYSE: DHX), which went public in 1998. He went on to work at Netscape Corporation, McKinsey & Co, and in senior business development roles at Agile Software, and SimplyHired.
As CEO of Lex Machina, Josh leads all operations and directs hiring, product R&D, sales, marketing, business development and finance and raised the company's Series A funding. Previously he was co-founder and General Partner of New Cycle Capital, an early stage venture capital firm working with entrepreneurs who want to change the world. New Cycle's investments include OPower, Renewable Funding, PeoplePower, GoalSpring, Saber es Poder, and Terrapass. Previously, Josh worked for Redpoint Ventures and DCM.
Josh runs Startup2Startup.com, a monthly technology discussion group and is on the leadership team of the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs. Josh is a National leader in public policy. He is the founder of Full Circle Fund, and continues to serve as Board Chair. He is also a co-founder of the Clean Economy Network. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of California at Merced, and he serves on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Business School Fund.
Josh has an undergraduate degree from Williams College, a JD from Stanford Law School, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Michael Anders is a founding partner of ICONIQ Capital, a global multifamily office based in San Francisco. Prior to his current role, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Investments and Societe Generale (in Paris and London). He was a founder of GivingCapital, which developed the planning giving groups for a number of large financial service firms, and then helped in the structuring of their high net worth client's charitable giving.
He received his B.A./B.S. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, as well as a certificate in International Economics from Columbia University. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Delphine, and their three children, Lella, Romeo and Luna.
Eva serves on the Board of Full Circle Fund. A mother of three children, she dedicates her time to improving education. She currently leads the Parents Association with over 600 volunteers and serves on the Board of Trustees at Head-Royce, her children's school. She also serves on the Board of National Equity Project (formerly BAYCES), which coaches people to become the leaders who deliver on the promise of a quality education for every child in America. Eva worked for more than 10 years at Microsoft, marketing some of the company's most successful products, including Word, Office and consumer titles. Her last role there was Director of Market Planning and Analysis for Microsoft's line of home products. Other highlights at Microsoft include helping lead the turnaround in the company's Japanese application software business during a 3 year stint in Microsoft's Far East region and leading the first worldwide launch of Microsoft Office in over 25 languages. Prior to Microsoft, she worked in product management at Proctor & Gamble. Eva has a BA from Harvard University.
Harrison Dillon is the President, Chief Technology Officer, and co-founder of Solazyme. Dr. Dillon is a pioneer and thought leader in the renewables field. From garage startup to a sector leader, Dr. Dillon has guided the company's renewable oil production technology development through numerous phases. In 2010 and 2011 Dr. Dillon was the highest ranked scientist in Biofuels Digest's "Top 100 People to Know in Bioenergy." He is an inventor on over 30 of Solazyme's patents and patent applications. Dr. Dillon holds a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Utah and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Dr. Dillon managed the biotechnology patent portfolio of the University of Utah and was an Associate in the Biotechnology Group at Townsend and Townsend and Crew. Dr. Dillon has authored articles in scientific, business, and legal journals.
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Stephen Dodson is currently a Portfolio Manager at Bretton Fund. Prior to that he was President of Parnassus Investments, an investment management firm in San Francisco. He started at Parnassus Investments in 2002 and has worked in a number of areas within the firm, including investment research, shareholder services, technology and compliance. Before Parnassus, he worked for the venture capital group of Advent International, a private equity firm. Stephen covered the software and communication sectors, identifying early-stage companies for venture investment. Previously, he worked in the investment banking group of Morgan Stanley in New York and Menlo Park.
He has a BS in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco. He serves on the National Advisory Council of UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.
Matt Finick is CFO of ROBLOX, a user-generated building community with 10M+ monthly gamers. Matt also serves as an investor/adviser to several early-stage consumer startups. Prior to ROBLOX, Matt served as an SVP at Marvel Entertainment, leading teams across finance and operations. He also helped to launch Marvel studios, which self-produced the Iron Man and Hulk films. Previously, Matt was a VP in Equity Research at Thomas Weisel Partners covering the video game and toy sectors.
Mark was most recently VP of Product Management at Qualcomm iSkoot, Inc, following Qualcomm's acquisition of iSkoot, where Mark was CEO. iSkoot brings leading web services like Facebook, Twitter and Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks. Prior to that, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charles River Ventures. He also served as the EVP at Silicon Valley-based loopt, Inc., a ground-breaking social mapping startup backed by Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates. Before joining loopt, Jacobstein was the founding President for Digital Chocolate, one of the world's largest publishers of mobile games, which raised more than $20M in venture capital from Sequoia Capital, KPCB, and Sutter Hill. He was also the CEO and founder of Small World Sports, the world's first online fantasy sports business, where he raised more than $20M from Flatiron Ventures, SCP, CCP and NBC before selling the business to Paul Allen's The Sporting News. In addition, Jacobstein co-founded Small World Software, an Internet technology consultancy, which he sold to iXL in 1998. He then served as the SVP of sales and business development for iXL's New York office before its 1999 IPO. Jacobstein studied Computer Science at Harvard University and began his career as a software developer at Bloomberg L.P. Return to top
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Kiki Mills Johnston joined Full Circle Fund as CEO in July 2011. An innovative and hands-on leader, Kiki is responsible for the organization's overall strategy, building critical public and private partnerships, and achieving meaningful community impact.
Prior to Full Circle Fund, Kiki was President of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Established in 1996, MITX is the nation's largest non-profit trade association for the digital marketing, media and technology industry. The MITX community encompasses a rich ecosystem spanning emerging start ups to Fortune 1000 companies in the marketing and technology spectrum, including marketing services firms, media companies, technology developers and leading brand marketers.
Kiki was the chief advocate for the MITX membership working with legislative, media and general business audiences. In addition she provided strategic leadership focused on delivering member benefits that built connections, developed talent and advanced the industry and the association. MITX accomplishes this through over 70 events annually, nationally acclaimed award recognition programs and specific industry initiatives around entrepreneurship and talent retention. During her 11-year tenure, she oversaw the contraction and expansion of the membership base, an acquisition and re-branding of the organization, as well as regional expansion through strategic partnerships.
Prior to MITX, she was the Director of Marketing and Promotions at a biweekly lifestyle and entertainment publication, The Improper Bostonian Magazine. Kiki started her career at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. development finance agency promoting U.S. investments in developing countries. She was responsible for organizing diplomatic roundtable events and leading investment trade missions for corporations to Ukraine, Russia, Siberia, Poland and the Baltics, and the Russian Far East. She also served in an underwriting role to insure investments in oil and gas, power, telecommunications and agricultural industries.
Kiki served on the advisory council of The State of Massachusetts' It's All Here Initiative and on the board of 212, New York's Interactive Advertising Club. In 2010, she was one of sixteen leaders honored in Massachusetts receiving the Mass High Tech All-Star Award for her community-building work.
A graduate of the American University, Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. She moved to the Bay Area in late 2010 from Boston. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her border collie Douglas, snowboarding, and traveling.
Robin is Vice President of Online and Mobile at DocuSign, the global standard for electronic signatures and transaction management. Robin is responsible for growing DocuSign's Web revenue, driving online customer acquisition, and leading mobile marketing.
Robin has executive experience in marketing, strategy, and general management for top-tier start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies. She's worked across a broad spectrum of technology and consumer-focused companies, including Caring.com, Intuit, Digeo (formerly Moxi Digital), AltaVista, Odwalla, Clorox, and Mercer Management Consulting. Robin holds a B.A. from Dartmouth, an M.A. with honors from the University of Melbourne, and an M.B.A. from Stanford.
Joe Kleinschmidt is the Vice President of Cloud Products for Telligent, a social software company. Previously he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for Leverage Software, an enterprise social networking start-up which was later acquired by Telligent. Joe is passionate about product innovation and has helped to develop successful software products in a variety of areas, including biotech, web publishing, and financial services. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Catherine Hutton Markwell is the CEO of The BizWorld Foundation, an education non-profit organization in the Bay area. Ms. Markwell partnered with the Foundation's founder, Tim Draper, to re-launch BizWorld in 2003 by marketing programs to the education sector, and delivering curriculum directly into the hands of teachers. This development expanded the Foundation from a small Silicon Valley start-up to an international nonprofit, helping prepare over 350,000 children worldwide for the global economy.
Catherine oversees all aspects of BizWorld, is a strong advocate for elementary entrepreneurship, and works continuously to increase involvement by the private sector in innovative education. She has been featured in a best seller, "The Start-up of You" by Reid Hoffman, and is a seasoned speaker at events promoting entrepreneurship, business and financial education.
She started her career as a financial advisor for PaineWebber and Smith Barney. Prior to her shift into the non-profit education sector, she was an investment banker at Fortrend International in San Francisco, with a focus on international investment banking (working with founder-based companies in the US and abroad).
She received a fellowship with Full Circle Fund in 2007, where she served as the Grant Cycle Director for the Education Circle and is currently an active member and Board Member. She has served on the board of The Financial Women's Association of San Francisco, chaired various fundraising events for the Junior League of San Francisco, and her board membership history also includes The Future Leaders Institute of Oakland, CA. She currently serves as a board advisor for Pivot Learning Partners' Innovation Incubator. Catherine has worked with numerous corporate and private foundations and non-profit organizations, and has been consistently involved in philanthropic endeavors throughout her career.
She holds a Director's Certification from the Anderson School of Business, and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where she studied Political Science. She currently resides with her husband David, and children Devon Rose and Hutton Victor in Mill Valley, California.
Steve is currently Co-Founder & CEO of Junyo. He is also a Co-Founder of Zynga.
Rob Trice is currently a Venture Partner at Swisscom Ventures. He served as the founding Sr. Managing Director of SK Telecom Ventures from 2008 to 2012. He also served as a co-founding Partner of Nokia Growth Partners, Nokia's global growth-stage venture fund for direct and fund-to-fund investing from 2004 to 2012. From late 2000 until the end of 2004, he worked at BlueRun Ventures (formerly Nokia Venture Partners) on early-stage venture investments in the US and overseas. Prior to doing venture capital, Rob worked at DIRECTV in Los Angeles and Tokyo in a variety of operational and business planning roles. He also worked as an international policy analyst at a Washington, D.C. based think tank, the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Rob holds a Master of Arts from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is based in Menlo Park, California.
Peter is a partner in Cooley's business department. He joined the Firm in 2001 and is resident in the San Francisco office. Peter's practice primarily focuses on the representation of emerging technology companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms and investment banks. Peter regularly assists clients with financings and mergers and acquisitions, in addition to entity formation, organization and governance matters, securities transactions, and SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting. Peter received a J.D. in 2001 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow. Peter received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.
A Full Circle Fund Member since 2008, Sarah was a founding member of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle and served as Co-Chair of the Circle for two years. She has been interested in global issues since a high-school exchange trip to China, and in economic opportunity since personally participating in the first years of economic transition after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2007, Sarah has become even more interested in local and community issues, is very proud of the GEO Circle's three inaugural projects and to be part of their second grant cycle. Sarah worked as a management consultant for 10 years, with a focus on strategy and organizational performance. She has also worked in IT business development in Central Europe and venture finance in Central Asia. Sarah holds an AB in Soviet Studies from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and an MIA in International Business from SIPA at Columbia University. She enjoys books, food, and being outdoors, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young sons.
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