Bing Gordon joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008. At KPCB, he leads on the sFund, the investment initiative to fund and build applications and services that deliver on the promise of the social web. The sFund, launched in late 2010 with strategic partners Amazon, Facebook, Zynga, Comcast, Liberty Media and Allen & Co, has made 14 investments to date, including 4 seeds. Bing serves on the board of directors of sFund companies Lockerz, Cafebots and Klout; sFund strategics Zynga and Amazon; as well as Zazzle and Mevio. He was also a founding director at ngmoco (acquired by DeNA 2010) and Audible (acquired by Amazon 2008).
Previously, Bing was a long-time exec at Electronic Arts, since its founding in 1982 with initial funding from Kleiner Perkins. He was Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008, and previously headed EA marketing and product development. Bing drove EA’s branding strategy with EA Sports, EA’s pricing strategy for package goods and online games, created EA’s studio organization, and contributed to the design and marketing of many EA franchises including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer.
Bing was awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and held the game industry’s first endowed chair in game design at USC School of Cinematic Arts. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale University, where he serves on the President’s Council. Bing’s favorite games of all time are World of Warcraft, the Sims, Diablo, Pogo, Civilization, Columns, Freecell, Farmville and Cityville.
David Ko is the head of mobile operations at Zynga. He most recently served as senior vice president of Yahoo!’s Audience, Mobile and Local businesses. Prior to this role, Ko led all aspects of Yahoo!’s mobile business globally, including strategy, product and monetization.
Ko, a Yahoo! veteran, joined the company in April 2000, has held various leadership roles within the organization. He was a key contributor to the distribution strategy of Yahoo! products such as Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger and other services. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ko served as a senior associate for Equity Capital Markets at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was responsible for identifying, executing and closing deals in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Before joining the Equity Capital Markets group, he was a financial analyst for the Investment Banking Division in Global Energy.
Ko is a graduate of New York University, Stern School of Business. He lives in Palo Alto, California with his family and enjoys reading tech blogs, photography and playing golf on the weekends.
Jim Goetz is a General Partner at Sequoia Capital. He has helped create and grow a number of technology companies and product lines to market leading positions both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He currently serves on the board of Appirio, Barracuda, Clearwell, eMeter, Jive, Metaswitch Networks, Nimble Storage, Palo Alto Networks, Sencha and Widgetbox. He was previously on the boards of AdMob (Google), Dash (RIM), PeakStream (Google), Peribit (Juniper), Rhapsody (Brocade) and involved with Timetra (Alcatel) and TopSpin (Cisco). Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Jim served as a General Partner at Accel Partners. In 1996, he co-founded VitalSigns Software (Lucent) where he assembled and led the team that pioneered end-user performance management with Net.Medic and application and network performance market with VitalSuite. Within four years, VitalSigns grew into the market leader in network and application performance management software with $100M in bookings and 25M+ agents deployed. Prior to VitalSigns, Jim was the Vice President of Network Management for Bay Networks (Synoptics) where business segment revenues increased from $80 million to $396 million, Optivity’s market share grew to a dominant 51% and their embedded RMON market share grew to 43%. Prior to Bay and Synoptics, he held various product and marketing positions at AT&T and Digital Equipment. Jim has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mike Rayfield is General Manager, Mobile Business at NVIDIA. Mike has been with NVIDIA since 2005 and manages the Mobile Business (Tegra). He has been in the semiconductor business for over 25 years and held management positions at Texas Instruments, Cisco and an array of start-up companies. He received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont
Peter is head of marketing at Flurry, a leader in iOS and Android application acquisition, monetization and analytics solutions. The company serves over 35,000 companies across more than 75,000 applications, downloaded to more than 250 million mobile devices. Prior to Flurry, Peter led product marketing at mobile game maker, Digital Chocolate, helping build the company into a top-ten publisher world-wide. He joined Digital Chocolate from Electronic Arts, where he managed The Sims franchise, the #1 PC game of all-time. Peter spent the first seven years of his career in consumer packaged goods marketing. He holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Tim brings a combination of operational, technical and international business experience to Norwest Venture Partners. Tim focuses on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, and also leads NVP’s investment practice in China and Asia-Pacific. Tim’s venture investments have generated more than $1.3B in M&A exit value. Tim led NVP’s investments and serves on the board of directors in AdChina, PCH International, AllReach Media, Lumos Labs, Brite Semiconductor and 3jam. He also led NVP’s investments in BranchOut, a career networking application for social networks and social media, as well as in ngmoco (acquired by DeNA) and Playdom (acquired by Disney), two of the premier leaders in social gaming. Tim is a board observer working closely with Borqs, deCarta and Veveo.
Tim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an MS in electrical engineering/system engineering as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim is also an accomplished musician and currently performs with BlackMahal and Coverflow.