Shadi Mehraein Prior to co-founding Rivet Ventures, Shadi was with Focus Ventures, a leading expansion-stage venture fund with over $830 million in commitments. She was responsible for sourcing diverse investment opportunities including Marin Software (IPO) and was involved in other investments such as PCH International, BookRenter, and DeliveryAgent. Prior to Focus, Shadi was with Bessemer Venture Partners, a multi-stage venture fund with over $4B in commitments. At BVP, Shadi helped guide the firm's investment in Intacct Software and was also actively involved in researching and framing investment strategies for sectors such as e-commerce, SaaS, gaming, and digital media. Shadi began her investment career as an analyst at CIBC/ Oppenheimer's Corporate Finance - Technology Investment Banking group. Shadi has a BA in Economics from Stanford University where she was a member of the NCAA Division 1 Sailing Team.
Rebeca Hwang Prior to co-founding Rivet Ventures, Rebeca Hwang co-founded YouNoodle, Cleantech Open, and Startup Malaysia. Rebeca was educated at MIT and Stanford and has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and as one of the top 35 under 35 Global Innovators by MIT Tech Review. Rebeca also serves on the Global Board of Kauffman's GEW and lectures Technology Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Rebeca was born in Seoul, raised in Argentina and educated in the US, and has worked closely with several countries on their national startup programs, including Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Iceland, Chile and Mexico, where she is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council. Recently listed by Forbes as one of their 20 inspiring young female founders to follow on Twitter and is a frequent speaker at global conferences on entrepreneurship.
Christina A. Brodbeck Prior to Rivet Ventures, Christina A. Brodbeck was a founding team member at YouTube, where she was the company's first UI Designer. While at YouTube, she was the lead designer for YouTube Mobile. Christina, a passionate advocate for innovation in education, launched YouTube EDU as her official side project. Before YouTube, Christina worked at MRL Ventures, NASA, and Keynote Systems. Most recently, Christina co-founded Pickvee, a startup focused on using technology to improve health and well-being. The company's first product, TheIceBreak, is an app and Web site that helps couples grow in their relationships. She is a seasoned angel investor with investments in approximately 20 companies, and has mentored at various places including 500 Startups and The Designer Fund. Some investments include: Cue, HeyZap, Matterport, and Vayable. She speaks globally on women in technology, design, investing and entrepreneurship. She is originally from the Chicagoland area, and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds a master's degree in Instructional Multimedia Design from San Francisco State University.