Managing Director, K5 Ventures
WHY: Among OC’s better-known VC execs. Runs firm with Amir Banifatemi, focused on Series A and B funding in heavy technology companies. Member of the investment committee for Tech Coast Angels’ ACE Funds.
RECENT: Co-founded early-stage medical device accelerator Koa Accel with Dr. Francis Duhay. Invested in Makani Sciences and Microdermics.
QUOTABLE: Koa team is heavily invested in startup success, “with all parties” involved having “skin in the game.”