Rich Miner is a Managing Partner of Google Ventures. He has spent the past 25 years growing businesses with innovative communications and interface-intensive applications. Rich joined Google through the acquisition of Android, a mobile platforms company that he co-founded. During his first three years at Google, he helped lead the development of the Android platform and ecosystem. Prior to Android, Rich was a Vice President at Orange, where he led R&D activities in North America and also started and was a principle in Orange Ventures. He came to Orange through the acquisition of another company that he co-founded, Wildfire, which made a voice-based personal assistant. He met his Wildfire co-founder when he helped incubate Avid Technology in his university lab. Rich is based in Boston, Massachusetts and received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Kevin is a General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners. His deep knowledge of the enterprise and consumer technology sectors comes from time spent at blue-chip software companies and from his experience as an entrepreneur. He currently sits on the board of Veeva Systems, Zuberance, SupportSpace and GroundTruth.
Prior to joining Emergence, Kevin was a senior member of Microsoft's Corporate Development group. In this role, he shared responsibility for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft's acquisitions, strategic investments, and joint ventures. Under his leadership, Kevin's team participated in over $500 million in transactions spanning all of Microsoft's business groups.
Kevin earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
VigLink began as a conversation with Niel Robertson and since that time he has been a peerless supporter, advisor and board member.
Niel is CEO of Trada, the only crowdsourced paid search marketplace. Previously he has been CTO of Newmerix, CTO in Residence at Mobius Venture Capital and a Venture Partner with Fidelity Ventures in Boston. Prior to his work in venture capital, Mr Robertson co-founded Service Metrics, and pioneered the Application Performance Management (APM) space. Service Metrics was acquired by Exodus Communications in 1999 and Niel continued to serve as VP of Research.