HBS Alumni Angels of Northern California
Yasemin Besik Kliman, MBA '99 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasemin is an investor, board member, and Startup advisor who has been an active member of HBS Angels since 2009. An electrical engineer by background, Yasemin held executive positions in Siebel Systems, Yahoo and a number of startups in Silicon Valley. Her areas of expertise include digital advertising, machine learning, enterprise software, social gaming, augmented reality and ecommerce.
Tony Lazar, AB '85 tonylazarHBSAA@gmail.com
Tony has been an active member of the HBSAA Selection Committee since 2009, where he focuses on healthcare and technology commercialization. He has co-founded and invested in several medical startups, and runs a company automating data exchange between healthcare payors and providers. Tony worked at NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute and remains an avid astrophotographer. He holds an AB from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.
Jean Kovacs, MBA '85 email@example.com
Jean has over 25 years of experience directing technology companies and growing businesses. Most recently, she was CEO and co-founder of Comergent Technologies, a fast-growing leader in e-business that was bought by Sterling Commerce (a division of AT&T). She has also served as interim CEO at two private companies during the past 12 months and has been working closely with a venture capital fund.
Etienne Deffarges, MBA '85 firstname.lastname@example.org
Etienne is the Co-Chairman of the HBSAA-NC. An aeronautical engineer by training, he has enjoyed a rewarding professional career as a management consultant, business executive, and entrepreneur. He has led or participated directly in two IPOs and several exits. He graduated from HBS as a Baker Scholar in 1985.
Selection Committee Chair:
Gabe Turner, MBA '10 email@example.com
Gabe chairs the HBSAA-NC's Selection Committee. He is the Executive Director of the Draper Venture Network, a collective of independent VC firms that collaborate on opportunity sourcing, diligence and value creation for their investments. Prior to DVN, Gabe spent six years as a management consultant, first with Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice and then as an independent advisor where he worked with governments on policy related to science, technology and innovation, and with startups in the Silicon Valley on user acquisition and growth.
Director of Entrepreneurial Outreach:
Bhavna Muthangi, MBA '10 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhavna Muthangi is the Director of Entrepreneurial Outreach for the Northern California chapter of the HBS Angels Association. She works in the Cloud Strategy Group at Oracle. Previously she worked in product management at Symantec and Cisco. She received her MBA from HBS in 2010, and went to college at the University of Pennsylvania.