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Greg is drawn to early-stage, technical teams tackling complex hardware problems.
He has spent his career building and leading teams to help scale multifaceted products from initial concept to high-volume production. Greg was Tesla’s executive leader of global manufacturing, factory/automation engineering, supply chain, and product excellence. While at Tesla, he led growth from low-volume Roadster production to the fully integrated manufacturing of the Model S and X and a revenue run rate exceeding $8B.
Prior to Tesla, Greg was the Senior Vice President of Operations at SunPower and led the growth of manufacturing operations from pilot scale to more than $2B in annual revenue. In this role, he was responsible for the rapid implementation and growth of advanced silicon, cell, and panel manufacturing operations globally. Earlier in his career, Greg held various roles in manufacturing and quality in the semiconductor industry.
Greg has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Greg enjoys developing software, diving, and mountain biking.
Aidan is a true frontierswoman — not only as a trail-running Canadian originally from the rugged Rocky Mountains, but also as a leader of world-class teams at Apple and Samsara that have pushed the boundaries of the digital-physical technology frontier. From scaling manufacturing operations from zero to millions of weekly units for the first-ever AppleWatch, to growing Samsara’s connected operations platform to hyperscale and the 20,000+ customer business it is today, Aidan knows what it takes to build and scale full-stack companies.
Aidan is a deep believer in technologies that help the industrial and healthcare sectors transcend traditional physical-digital divides. She’s built businesses that utilize cutting-edge techniques in computer vision for workplace safety and security, paired minds with the world’s pre-eminent experts in sensor, mobile and wearable device manufacturing to bring new innovative manufacturing practices to market, and scaled cellular, cloud, support and 3PL operations and infrastructure for millions of IoT connected devices.
While Aidan loves bringing new technologies to market, she is equally — if not more — passionate about providing access to capital and leadership roles for underrepresented groups across a diverse spectrum of talent. She was a founding member of Samsara’s DEI committee and co-founded and led Samsara’s PRIDE employee resource group to a 300+ membership scale.
Aidan has a BA in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Throughout his career, Kushagra has been an influential change agent driving innovative new technologies from early concept to scale production. Kushagra is passionate about investing in next generation Cloud and Edge infrastructure, which he believes is a foundational bedrock enabler for the massive Digital Transformation underway across all sectors of our economy. He is an engineer at heart and is drawn to founders who think outside the box and are tackling hard technical problems to open up new markets.
Previously, as VP and Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft’s Azure Division, Kushagra was responsible for the vision, strategy and execution for the cloud-datacenter infrastructure that hosts Azure’s global scale services. He played a pivotal role in Microsoft’s success as a leading hyperscale public-cloud operator and remains a recognized industry leader on infrastructure innovation and open-source hardware. Kushagra represented Microsoft on the Open Compute Project Board of Directors, and continues to be a strategic advisor to the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, Kushagra was a Principal Engineer at Intel for over a decade, where he built leading-edge microprocessor silicon and architected Enterprise platform hardware. He has published over 25 research papers in international conferences and holds more than 30 patents in chip and system designs.
Kushagra is also on the industry advisory board for the Computer Science Department at SUNY Binghamton, where he earned his MS. In his free time, Kushagra enjoys photography, traveling and baking artisan bread.
Operating Partner and Head of Investor & Portfolio Relations
Angela is an Operating Partner at Eclipse managing investor and portfolio relations including fundraising strategy, limited partner relations, company communications, and community outreach. She joined the team from Formation 8.
Prior to joining Formation 8, Angela was the director of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network. While there, she mentored Stanford entrepreneurs, developed a robust network of investors and strategic advisors, and led the communications and outreach strategy. Additionally, she was a board member of BASES, the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students.
Angela joined Stanford from Khosla Ventures, where she was a member of Pierre Lamond’s team, working closely with both the wider investment team and portfolio companies. Angela began her career as a marketing strategist for McCann Worldgroup, where she conducted market and consumer research for such brands as Microsoft, HP, Cathay Pacific, and The Boys and Girls Club of America.
Jay believes the world’s enduring businesses are grounded in their desire to create non-zero sum outcomes for all stakeholders.
If founders and their companies create a tremendous value proposition for their customers, while building a purpose-driven culture that motivates and cares for their employees, amazing outcomes are possible. Jay has spent his career searching for these outlier businesses and technologies. At Eclipse Ventures, he is most energized when he can partner with founders that share this vision.
Jay seeks to identify businesses at an inflection point in their business model. His experience in later-stage capital markets has led him to focus on early-growth investments at Eclipse.
Prior to joining Eclipse. Jay was a growth investor at Fidelity Management & Research Company. He began his career specializing in healthcare, investing globally. He then moved on to work alongside a team of growth-focused portfolio managers. On that team he spearheaded investments across multiple industries including TMT, industrials and infrastructure.
In his free time, Jay is passionate about the outdoors. He’ll have a smile on his face when he is on a bike or in his trail-running shoes.
Director of Finance
Lani manages finance and accounting operations for Eclipse Ventures.
Prior to joining Eclipse, Lani worked as a Senior Manager at Standish Management providing fund administration support to various private equity and venture capital clients. At Standish, she was responsible for overseeing and coordinating various fund operations including the financial reporting process.
Lani began her career in the assurance practice at Deloitte where she focused on venture capital audits. She is a CPA and earned her B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
Matt’s passion is working alongside founders who reject the status quo. He looks for teams creating a premium product or experience that modernizes the traditional way of doing things. Matt is focused on expanding Eclipse’s expertise investing in transformative technologies across supply chain, logistics, construction, industrials, agriculture, robotics, manufacturing and compute.
Prior to Eclipse, Matt was an investor at Coatue Management, a $25 billion tech-focused hedge fund and private investment firm. Matt joined as a founding member of the venture capital effort, and over his six-year tenure, helped to establish the firm as a premier technology practice with investments including Uber, Meituan, Spotify, Snap, Bytedance, Cerebras, UiPath, Figma, Airtable and many others.
Before Coatue, Matt was an early team member of Financial Technology Partners. There, he focused on advising companies on mergers and acquisitions.
Matt is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, where he received a B.S. in finance and was quarterback on the varsity football team. Matt is a Southern California native, having grown up in Del Mar in San Diego’s north county.
Lior founded Eclipse Ventures to meet the unique and unmet needs of entrepreneurs building full-stack start-ups. He is particularly excited to work with founders who want to bring the full-stack approach to legacy industries and build digital bridges to the physical world. Lior believes that complex problems require multidisciplinary solutions, and he likes to partner with audacious founders with big ideas.
Prior to launching Eclipse, Lior was Founder and General Partner at LabIX, the hardware investment platform of Flextronics. LabIX brings together startups, OEMs, and technology partners across the entire hardware ecosystem. At LabIX, Lior led investments in companies across: energy storage, wireless/infrastructure, 3-D optics, additive manufacturing, and robotics.
Lior also co-founded Farm 2050, an AgTech Collective, with Innovation Endeavors to address the global food challenge. Prior to LabIX, he was part of the founding team of Elementum, the Flex proprietary SaaS platform, which was later spun out. Before moving to Silicon Valley, Lior was a serial entrepreneur in Tel Aviv, where he helped build Intucell, which was sold to Cisco in 2012.
Lior is a (Res) of an elite Special Forces unit in the Israel Defense Force.
Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Christina plays a multitude of roles central to the team’s smooth and efficient operations, from managing people’s calendars and Eclipse’s meeting spaces, to developing and implementing firm-wide operational policies and best practices. An experienced office manager in fast-paced environments, Christina supports all of the team’s daily and ad-hoc needs.
She is excited to grow her strategic thinking and research skills while studying business administration at Foothill College. Having grown up mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, Christina enjoys many different outdoor activities: hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, and spending as much time as she can with her niece and nephew.
Director, Administrative Operations
As Director of Administrative Operations, Sarah is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the office, providing high quality administrative services and support in an efficient manner. Sarah is also Executive Assistant to Founding Partner Lior Susan and Early-Growth Partner Matt Mulvey.
Prior to Eclipse, Sarah worked at Tesla, where she was a Leadership Recruiting Coordinator and then Executive Assistant to the VP of People and Places, supporting an organization of 3,600 employees.
Sarah graduated cum laude with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance and computer science from the University of Alabama. Sarah currently lives in Nashville with her husband and two sons.
Artem is fascinated by how technology, coupled with entrepreneurial energy, changes our world. He is driven by an intellectual curiosity to understand what makes technology ventures successful over the long term. Artem started his career at Bain & Company, working on strategy and operations projects in TMT, consumer goods, retail and transportation industries. At Bain, his projects ranged from launching e-commerce operations for a food retailer in Europe to designing commercial strategy for a telecom operator in South Africa. Artem also worked at Airbnb and Coursera in Product Strategy and Business Operations functions.
He holds a first-class honors B.S. in Economics from the University of London, an M.S. in Finance from the London School of Economics, and an MBA/M.S. in Sustainable Design and Engineering joint-degree from Stanford University. Outside of work, Artem enjoys long-distance running, skydiving, traveling and cooking pancakes for friends.
Operating Partner and CFO
Greg oversees all aspects of finance, investment reporting & monitoring, operational, compliance, accounting, and human resource functions at Eclipse and is also involved in fundraising activity of the firm.
Prior to joining Eclipse, Greg worked at Sequoia Capital where he managed financial reporting and operations for funds across the U.S., China, India, and Israel. During his time at Sequoia, Greg was also responsible for developing and reviewing GAAP valuation models for portfolio companies across all geographies.
Previously, Greg was part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) audit practice in San Francisco where he focused on financial services clients. In his role with PwC, Greg supervised and trained audit team members and worked with multiple investment management and banking and capital markets clients. Greg graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University. Greg earned his CPA and is a member of the AICPA.
Director of Communications
Mike has spent his career creating content that informs and engages, initially as a journalist, and subsequently as a communications specialist in higher education. Prior to Eclipse, Mike served as Communications Manager for several academic centers at Stanford: the university’s Center for Ethics in Society, and before that, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. At STVP, he wrote stories about technology entrepreneurship, innovation research and broader topics like creativity, diversity and startup strategies.
Prior to Stanford, Mike worked as a journalist and freelance writer for newspapers and business publications throughout the Bay Area. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University, and in his free time, enjoys being outdoors — cycling, snowboarding, scuba diving and exploring the coast.
Community Operations Manager
Lily oversees a breadth of community events at Eclipse including portfolio company sessions, network gatherings and team volunteer events. In addition, she runs the Eclipse Annual Meeting. Lily is also responsible for digital media and manages Eclipse’s social media accounts. She is passionate about supporting the Eclipse portfolio in any way she can.
Prior to joining Eclipse, Lily worked as an account manager for an IT staffing company where she managed accounts with leading technology companies, such as Yahoo, NetApp, and Lockheed Martin. Lily graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Lily enjoys traveling and cooking new recipes.
Business Operations Manager
Jannelle leads investment operations at Eclipse, continuously working to improve processes around deal flow and pipeline management, network engagement, portfolio support, and all other day-to-day operations. She manages Eclipse’s CRM, internal productivity and collaboration tools, while also providing administrative support to the team.
Prior to joining Eclipse, she worked as an account executive for Oracle, managing emerging technology companies. Jannelle graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concentration in marketing. In her free time, Jannelle enjoys hiking, exploring San Francisco, and weekend trips to Lake Tahoe.
VP of Marketing
Laura Spaventa Lewis
Laura is passionate about telling the human story behind technology.
She has spent her career building world-class brands in the form of creative content, PR strategy, messaging, customer marketing, social and digital marketing. Prior to Eclipse, Laura was the Director of Marketing for Unusual Ventures, where she built the brand from the ground up. Laura joined Unusual from AppDynamics, where she led the international PR team and strategy leading up to the eventual acquisition of the company by Cisco for $3.7B. Post acquisition, she continued to pursue her love of storytelling and the human-interest piece of technology by scaling and leading the customer marketing program at AppDynamics. Earlier in her career, Laura worked at LaunchSquad, a PR agency, which specializes in communications for high-growth startups, and was one of the original editors of Help a Reporter Out (HARO), a robust database of sources for journalists, which was eventually acquired by Vocus (now a part of Cision).
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communication and a B.S. in Apparel Merchandising. Outside of work, Laura loves exploring Northern California with her husband and daughter, cooking, reading, hiking and traveling.
Seth invests in technology companies at the nexus of human-computer interaction. We are entering a new generation of machine intelligence and Seth believes that compute systems, in a number of different form factors, embedded in the physical world will dramatically shift how humans live their lives. He has a deep focus on integrated systems that improve the movement of people and goods; additionally, Seth is eager to build products that help consumers quantify and improve their wellness. He believes fervently that the greatest companies the world has ever seen are yet to be created, and there has never been a better time to begin building.
Previously, Seth was at GE Ventures where he invested in industrial hardware technologies focusing on robotics, additive manufacturing, and industrial IOT. Seth is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College. He spends his free time enjoying the beautiful NorCal outdoors.
Peter is focused on building and investing in companies at the intersection of human behavior and technology. He’s passionate about cognitively informed technologies that enable people to make better decisions, and he looks for companies that promote this symbiosis between humans and computers.
Prior to Eclipse, Peter was at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy & Analytics practice. He worked on projects in the TMT sector at companies such as Apple, AT&T, and the WNBA. Operating mostly as a product manager, Peter developed a knack for leading product teams from inception to launch. Before Deloitte, Peter spent time at Duke’s Center for Advanced Hindsight studying the psychological mechanisms that guide user behavior.
Peter received his B.A. in cognitive science and computer science at Pomona College, where he also played on the varsity basketball team. Peter is originally from New York City and now spends his free time surfing along the California coast.
Esther has held various customer service-related positions in her career before starting her role as an office coordinator at ShopRunner in 2017 and quickly becoming an executive assistant and event manager the following year. As a hobby, she also worked as an event coordinator for a boutique wedding-planning company called SQN Events, where she got to be a part of some extravagant weddings and experience her share of crazy, unforgettable moments.
Esther was born and raised in Chicago, graduating from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Communications. She appreciates meaningful conversations, loves good food, checking out cute cafes, traveling, and hiking with her dog, Arrow. She’s super excited to call the San Francisco Bay Area her new home and explore all that it has to offer.
Justin brings to Eclipse a deep understanding of translating basic science into successful commercial operations. His passion for full-stack investing stems from the belief that disparate hardware and software creates significant friction, and frustration, for users. He likes to collaborate with founders who design integrated, elegant solutions resulting in a more seamless — and useful — experience for the end user. Justin is particularly interested in novel approaches to complex issues such as healthcare, multilayer security, and distributed computation systems to support artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining the investment team at Eclipse, Justin built and led the commercial operations at Misfit, a digital health company acquired by the Fossil Group for more than $250M. Before Misfit, Justin managed the commercialization efforts in the foods, fuels, and chemicals spaces at Synthetic Genomics (SGI), a leading synthetic biology company.
At SGI, Justin’s efforts led to first-in-class technology development, licensing, and commercialization deals with ADM and other Fortune 100 food and chemicals companies.
Justin received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCSB and his MBA from MIT Sloan. Justin is an avid cyclist and triathlete and serves on the advisory board of CycleKids, a nonprofit focused on strengthening the physical and emotional health of children.
As part of the finance team, Tim manages fund operations and financial reporting for Eclipse.
Tim previously worked at Standish Management as an Engagement Manager providing fund administration services to various venture capital, real estate, and fund of fund clients. At Standish, he was responsible for managing various fund operations including financial reporting process and other investor correspondence.
Tim graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.S in business administration with a concentration in finance.
Executive Assistant and Business Operations Manager
Anja Leon Guerrero
In her role as Executive Assistant, Anja provides high-level administrative support to three partners at Eclipse. She covers calendar management, travel needs, expense reports, along with maintaining smooth and successful operations for the team. She also fosters Eclipse’s family culture by organizing celebrations, giving gifts, and on-boarding new employees while supporting recruitment and operations at our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Eclipse, Anja was an Administrative Assistant at Khosla Ventures. She has years of experience supporting C-level executives in a fast-paced environment.
Anja grew up on the beautiful island of Guam and is currently working towards obtaining a degree in Human Resources and International Management. She enjoys playing rugby, snowboarding and exploring new cities!
Pierre Lamond is a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He started his career in 1957 as an engineer at Transitron Electronics before joining Dr. Gordon E. Moore’s R&D team at Fairchild Semiconductor. While at Fairchild, Pierre oversaw the development of advanced high-frequency transistors and the first generation of digital integrated circuits.
Pierre left Fairchild in 1967 to cofound the National Semiconductor Corporation (NSM), where he was vice president and general manager, Integrated Circuits. Following CEO roles at Coherent Radiation and Advent, Pierre returned to National Semiconductor in 1977 to assume the role of Chief Technology Officer and VP, General Manager of Advanced Products.
In 1981, Pierre joined Sequoia Capital as a general partner, where he played a pivotal role in the expansion of the semiconductor, systems, and software portfolios. While at Sequoia, Pierre was chairman of the board at Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open-Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity, and Plumtree. He was also a director at Mellanox Technologies and Xoom. Pierre ran, on a temporary basis, engineering departments at Cisco Systems (CSCO) and C-Cube.
Pierre spent three years as a general partner at Khosla Ventures, serving on the boards of Skybox Imaging (Google), Cogenra (SunPower), SEEO (Bosch), Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD), and HeartVista.
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