Bobby Yazdani is Founder and Managing Partner of Cota Capital, a firm investing in private and public technology companies. Bobby has successfully mentored entrepreneurs and invested in over 100 early-stage startups. In 2014, Bobby was ranked #1 out of 2000 angel investors for successful follow-on funding by CB Insights. In 2015, Bobby endowed the Signatures Innovation Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley to support data science projects with commercial promise.
Jeroen Plink is a global executive with a proven track record of developing and growing businesses, teams, and technologies with innovation and passion. Jeroen was CEO of Practical Law US during its acquisition by Thomson Reuters. He now serves on numerous boards and acts as a strategic consultants for start-ups.
Tom Ladt is an experienced executive and investor. Tom has lead and served on the boards of several public and private companies serving highly regulated industries such as technology, healthcare, real estate, and food processing. Tom has also served in key governmental roles and on numerous community boards.
Ileana Falticeni is the Chief Compliance Officer and leadership team member of a financial services technology company offering a cloud-based, end-to-end lending platform to the global financial community. She has over 15 years of compliance experience, and advises Jurispect on financial services regulation, the regulatory landscape, and industry practices.
John McCarthy has been directly involved in the national security, law enforcement, and compliance fields for more than two decades. John is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Operations at Bank of the West. Prior to his current position, he was Chief Compliance Officer at Airbnb Payments and launched the company’s compliance programs across the enterprise.