WHO NEW MANAGEMENT
Jed has over 18 years experience in technology
investing, consulting, management, and research.
Prior to founding Who New, Jed was a Managing
Director and General Partner at RS Capital Partners, a private equity investment
fund associated with Robertson Stephens. Before Robertson, Jed was
Managing Director and Co-Head of Investments at Accel-KKR, a technology-focused
private equity fund founded by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and Accel Partners.
Jed led Accel-KKR's international investing activities. Before joining
Accel-KKR, Jed was a Partner at Orchid Holdings, where he focused on venture
capital investments in the U.S. and China.
Jed started his business career at McKinsey &
Company, where he was a Senior Engagement Manager in McKinsey's San Francisco and
London offices. He worked primarily with technology, media, and
telecommunications clients and was a leader of McKinsey’s Interactive Media
Jed holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard
University, where his doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on electronic
and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures. He also holds an
M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar,
and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Stanford University. Jed has
published more than a dozen scientific articles in refereed journals, has been
an invited speaker at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, and has won teaching prizes
at Harvard and Stanford.
Marketing & Business Development Advisor
Amy's career spans over 19 years in consumer technology companies with
positions in marketing, business development, strategy and product management. Amy
currently runs her own consulting firm advising CEOs on a range of issues as
well as serving as interim management. Her clients include Moody's KMV, Expedia,
Paramark (acquired by NewWorld IQ), Deloitte Consulting and the Marin Humane
Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2000, Amy was an executive
at Travelocity.com (formerly Preview Travel, Inc) where she was responsible for
building and leading the business development, alliance management, investor relations and human
resources functions. Prior to that, Amy helped to create Wells Fargo's online financial
services strategy while serving in roles such as the VP of strategic
planning for the bank as well as VP of product development for the online
financial services group.
Amy worked at McKinsey & Company in the early 90's
helping telecommunications clients consider options for diversifying their
revenue base by adding broadband services. Amy began her career at GE and is a
graduate of their Financial Management Program.
Amy holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard
Graduate School of Business Administration. She
also holds a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of
Michigan where she graduated Summa Cum
Phi Beta Kappa.
over 25 years of experience in startups and research, in entrepreneurial,
managerial, and technical roles.
Most recently, John was SVP Engineering and Operations for AltaVista and helped
turn around the Web-search pioneer, leading to a successful $140M acquisition by
Overture and then Yahoo. He hired industry technical leaders and led the team in
greatly improving AltaVista’s search products, once again innovating in Web
search, and gaining parity with industry-leading Google.
Prior to AltaVista, John was an Entrepreneur in Residence at New Enterprise
Associates, helping to launch a storage startup. In 1996, he co-founded Post
Communications, the first email-marketing company based on relationship
marketing. As VP of Technology, he helped grow Post to 150 employees, 70
clients, and 3 terabytes of managed customer data, enabling an acquisition by
Netcentives for $380 million. At Open Market, he led a team building a
first-generation content-push product for Time-Warner.
John spent over 15 years at Xerox PARC, Digital Equipment's Systems Research
Center, and Yale University, researching compilation for VLIWs, programming
environments, distributed computing, garbage collection, and wireless PDAs, and
receiving two patents in programming-language implementation. He received a BSE
from Princeton University and a PhD from Yale University, and his thesis won the
1985 Association for Computing Machinery Best Dissertation Award and was
published by MIT Press.