TechCrunch Embrace is partnering with Intel Capital for Embrace Office Hours on March 28th from 11:30am-12:30pm. Intel Capital managing directors Trina Van Pelt and Ken Elefant and director Christine Herron could be giving steering and advice for underserved and underrepresented founders. Apply here.
In 2014, TechCrunch launched Embrace to facilitate options for underserved and underrepresented communities in tech. As a part of this initiative, TechCrunch companions with a definite VC company each month in each the San Francisco Bay House or New York. This month, TechCrunch is partnering with Intel Capital for Bay House founders. You can fill in the application here.
Underserved and underrepresented founders embrace (nonetheless shouldn’t restricted to) veterans, LGBTQ, female founders and Native American founders. For questions electronic message firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trina Van Pelt
Trina Van Pelt is vp of Intel Capital and managing director of the Net of Points and Automated Driving Groups at Intel Firm. She directs the workers of equity funding, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategic enterprise enchancment professionals who decide, think about, lead and negotiate strategic transactions in firms centered on the Net of Points (IoT) and autonomous driving segments. She is accountable for fostering strategic contemplating and growth initiatives that hyperlink Intel’s enterprise approach with strategic transactions.
Van Pelt moreover co-leads Intel Capital’s Selection Fund, which invests in firms based mostly and/or managed by women, underrepresented minorities, U.S. navy veterans, bodily disabled and the LGBTQ neighborhood.
She joined Intel Capital in 2004. Sooner than changing into a member of Intel, Van Pelt was a director of firm enchancment at CNET Networks and an funding affiliate at TA Associates. She began her career in funding banking at Lehman Brothers and Ernst & Youthful’s financial advisory firms group.
She holds a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from the Faculty of Michigan and earned a grasp’s diploma in administration from the Graduate School of Enterprise at Stanford Faculty.
Ken Elefant joined Intel Capital in 2011, and is vp and managing director, the place he drives investments and M&A for software program program and security. Ken is a voting member of Intel Capital’s funding committee.
He joined Intel Capital from Opus Capital, the place he was a founding regular companion. Whereas at Opus Capital, he served on the boards of Spock Networks (Intelius), Transpond (Webtrends), Supersecret (Info Journey), Alert Enterprise, Jivox and TrustedID (Equifax). Beforehand, Ken was a senior affiliate at Lightspeed Enterprise Companions, the place he was involved with numerous investments. Earlier to this, he was a senior affiliate and Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures. Sooner than enterprise faculty, Ken labored at Radius Inc., the place he ran Worldwide Product sales and Promoting, and held quite a few promoting, finance and enterprise enchancment positions at Claris Firm (the software program program subsidiary of Apple) and RealNetworks.
Ken holds a BS in economics from the Wharton undergraduate division on the Faculty of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Enterprise School.
Christine Herron co-leads Intel Capital’s Selection Fund, and leads investments in early-stage firms for Intel Capital. She is accountable for vary investing all through Intel Capital sectors, to help know-how firms based mostly or run by women and underrepresented minorities.
Beforehand, Christine was an investor with seed-stage enterprise fund First Spherical Capital. At Omidyar Group, she developed the Media apply approach and led provides harking back to Widespread Sense Media and Socialtext.
Christine earned an MBA from Stanford Faculty and a BA from Columbia Faculty, and serves on Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Board of Directors. She is a founding advisor to every 500 Startups and StartX, and is an lively mentor and social media thought chief.