Eric R. Mathewson is the Founder and CEO of WideOrbit, the leading provider of advertising management solutions for media companies. Since its founding in 1999, WideOrbit has grown to be the media management platform of choice for over 70% of US television stations. Prior to WideOrbit, Eric was a portfolio manager at Montgomery Securities and managed equity derivatives at Kidder Peabody.
Navin Chaddha is responsible for the overall leadership of Mayfield Fund. He is a proven serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors for 2012 and several years prior, was listed as a Top 12 VC Hotshot by Red Herring, and named as a Power Player West, Mobile, Cloud and Green Power Player by Always On. Navin invests in the mobile, social, cloud/ SaaS, energytech and big data themes in the U.S., India and China and is the founder of Mayfield’s dedicated India Fund, which he oversees.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Navin was founder and CTO of VXtreme which was acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media. He served in various management roles at Microsoft after the acquisition. He was also co-founder of iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ IPO), CEO and founder of Rivio (acquired by CPA2Biz), and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mobius Venture Capital.
Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University (received Stanford and IBM Graduate Fellowships) and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi (received the Director’s Medal for being first in his class) and was honored with the prestigious distinguished IIT Alumni Award in 2006. He holds 35 patents and serves on the advisory board of Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.
Kathy is a 30 year veteran of the local broadcast business. She started her career in the TV rep business before moving to the station side at WTTG in Washington. After a seven year stint in Los Angeles with Western International Media as a broadcast supervisor, Kathy returned to sales at TeleRep and Petry TV. In 1987, she rejoined Western and founded its Direct Response division.
In 1998 Kathy became EVP, Director of Local Broadcast for Western International (now Initiative Media) where in 2001 she earned the Media All Star award for Spot Television. In 2003 she was named President of Local Broadcast at MindShare, a position she held through 2008. Kathy was named a Media Maven in 2003.
Kevin is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures. He brings more than 15 years of operating experience with leadership roles in both consumer and enterprise technology companies.
Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Kevin was the CEO of Quid, a leading SaaS business intelligence platform, which Fortune 500 companies from Intel and McKinsey to Samsung and Barclays, among others, utilize to better understand the web’s unstructured data. Prior to Quid, he was an early executive at Slide, where he built out the company’s business functions as they scaled to 150 million monthly users and ultimately drove the acquisition by Google (GOOG) as CFO.
Earlier in his career, Kevin held a variety of senior operating roles at eBay and PayPal. His initial entrée into Silicon Valley began with Half.com, which was acquired by eBay (EBAY) in July 2000.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Lehigh University. Growing up as a Philadelphia sports fan, Kevin remains an Eagles season ticket holder and still holds out hope that they will one day win a Super Bowl championship.
Brian is a second-generation television broadcaster who has been involved with WideOrbit since its inception. Brian started his career at TeleRep, owned by Cox Communications and later became a Founder and Co-Owner of Lilly Broadcasting.
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati have provided legal counsel to WideOrbit since its inception in September of 1999. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the leading Silicon Valley based law firm representing technology companies. Wilson Sonsini is also a shareholder of WideOrbit.