Emcee and Judges

The Judging Process

Each of the five finalists within the five categories have two minutes to present their entry. After each presentation, the emcee and the category judges have seven minutes to provide constructive criticism to assist these finalists in their business planning, technology development, sales, and marketing. Winners are chosen in each category and announced at the V2Venture Awards Ceremony at the end of the day. Click here to view the list of 2014 winners.

V2Venture 2014 Emcee

Christine Herron, Intel Capital

Photo Courtesy of Christine HerronOur emcee for 2014 will be Christine Herron. Christine is a Director at Intel Capital, where she invests in Internet and digital services companies. At Intel, Christine has led investments including betaworks, E la Carte, Goldbely, Jelli, Movable Ink, and Storenvy. She previously was an investor at First Round Capital and Omidyar Network, working with companies such as Double Verify, Get Satisfaction, Mint, and Common Sense Media. At Geocapital Partners, Christine funded Netcom and AXON Networks, two key builders of Internet infrastructure. She was also a hands-on operator at Mission Research and NetObjects, and was the founder and CEO of e-commerce SaaS vendor Mercury2. Christine works as an active catalyst for startup teams, and is an enthusiastic advisor to both 500 Startups and StartX.

V2Venture 2014 Judges

Renata Akhunova
Formula VC Venture Fund

Thomas Ball
Austin Ventures

Graham Forman
Edovate Capital

Frank Gruber
Tech Cocktail

Jeff Livingston
McGraw-Hill Education

Jason Mendenhall
Switch SUPERNAP

Bubba Murarka
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Hany Nada
GGV Capital

Deborah Quazzo
GSV Partner

David S. Rose
Gust

JC Simbana
Silicon Valley Bank

Lisa Suennen
Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC

Jeff Tannenbaum
BlueRun Ventures

Andy White
VegasTechFund​

Jack Young
Qualcomm Ventures