Mark Gorenberg – Managing Director
Mark Gorenberg has 26 years of venture capital experience, funding and serving on the boards of numerous successful start-ups including Omniture (IPO, subsequently acquired by Adobe), AdForce (IPO, subsequently acquired by CMGI), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Scopus Technologies (IPO, subsequently acquired by Siebel) and Crowdfactory (acquired by Marketo). He is currently a Founder and Managing Director of Zetta Venture Partners, the first early stage fund focused only on the intelligent enterprise. Prior to his career in venture capital Mark served as a software executive, entrepreneur and a member of the first SparcStation team at Sun Microsystems.
Mark is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation, and a board member of the MIT Investment Committee (MITIMCo). In 2011, Mark was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a 21-person advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers.
He graduated from MIT and received Masters Degrees from the University of Minnesota and Stanford University.
Ash Fontana – Managing Director
Ash started the money side of AngelList – the most successful startup investing platform in the world – managing $130M over more than 250 funds. There, he launched online investing, created the first startup ‘index fund’ and curated investment opportunities across 500,000 companies. He also ran special projects like AngelList’s expansion into Europe and the UK. Simultaneously, Ash led syndicates and angel investments in Canva, Mixmax and others.
Ash previously co-founded Topguest, a Founders Fund-backed company that built customer analytics technology for companies like IHG, United and Caesars Entertainment. Topguest sold in an 8 figure transaction 18 months after the company was founded.
He started his professional career at Macquarie Capital, where he was a top-ranked analyst in private equity, investment banking and equity research. Academically, he graduated with First Class honors in law and finance on five scholarships from the University of Sydney.
Jocelyn Goldfein – Managing Director
Jocelyn Goldfein is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware.
During Jocelyn’s tenure at Facebook, she helped convert News Feed to Machine Learning and spearheaded the transition to a ‘mobile first' product organization. As an early engineer at VMware, she built core virtualization technology and ultimately established and ran VMware’s Desktop Business Unit, a $150M line of business. Jocelyn also held engineering and leadership roles at startups Datify, MessageOne and Trilogy/pcOrder.
As an angel investor, she’s backed over 20 startups with an emphasis on infrastructure and AI. She serves on several boards, including Harvey Mudd College, and is a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, where she received her BS in Computer Science.
Josh James – Venture Partner
Josh founded Domo in 2010 to help CEOs and other leaders change the way they do business and obtain value from the tens of billions of dollars spent on traditional business intelligence systems. Before founding Domo, Josh was the CEO of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006; and from 2006-2009, he was the youngest CEO of a publicly traded company.
Omniture was the number one returning venture investment out of 1,008 venture capital investments in 2004, as well as the number two performing technology IPO of 2006. Omniture was also the fastest or second fastest-growing public company for three consecutive years. In 2009, Josh facilitated Omniture's $1.8 billion sale to Adobe.
Josh serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a worldwide community of individuals committed to, and recognized for, their proven leadership and potential in shaping the future.
In 2012, the Utah Tech Council inducted him into its Hall of Fame and Mountain West Capital Network named Josh its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of its "40 Under 40: Ones to Watch" and, in 2009, as one of its "40 Under 40" top business executives. He was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Brigham Young University's Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade.
Josh is the founder of CEO.com, a resource to help founders and CEOs stay up to date with what's happening at the executive level across top industries, as well as stay armed with the latest leadership strategies and best practices. He also founded Silicon Slopes, a non-profit initiative designed to promote the interests of Utah's high-tech industry.
Josh has six daughters.
Jeff Kearl – Venture Partner
Jeff is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Stance, a lifestyle apparel brand headquartered in San Clemente, California. Stance is best known for designing innovative socks and underwear as well as high profile collaborations with the NBA, MLB and Rihanna. Stance is backed by Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, August Capital, Shasta Ventures, Sherpa Ventures and Universal Music Group.
Prior to Stance, Jeff co-founded Logoworks, an Internet startup backed by Shasta and Benchmark that was successfully acquired by HP in 2007. Following the acquisition, Jeff ran strategy and new ventures at HP.
Previously, Jeff worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm with over $500M under management where he invested in both software and Internet companies including Altiris (IPO), Ancestry.com (IPO), Cerberian (acquired by Bluecoat Systems), Control4 (IPO),and MediConnect Global (acquired by Verisk Analytics).
Jeff is an angel investor having invested in over 30 startups including Coupa, Domo, Insidesales, Lithium, MX, Omniture and Uber. Jeff is an investor and serves on the board of directors at Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), Needle and Julep.
Kristen Ostro – Director of Operations
Kristen previously served as the Director of Operations to both Xfund and Homebrew, helping them launch and build both firms from inception. She also started, Strut Consulting, which provides operations support to today's emerging and established venture capital firms. Before that, Kristen spent five years working as an Executive Assistant and West Coast Marketing Coordinator for New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the largest and most active venture capital firms in the world.
Prior to joining NEA, she was in a jack-of-all-trades role for a licensed broker-dealer in San Francisco, and also supported the Executive Director of Baker & McKenzie, LLP, at their San Francisco and Palo Alto locations. She remains forever grateful to Craigslist for connecting her with her first job at Tower Records headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. There she supported the Chief Financial Officer and his staff during the company’s final years.
Kristen played Division One Women’s Volleyball for Towson University, where she earned two torn ACLs and a B.S. in Business Administration.