Diaz Nesamoney

Diaz Nesamoney

Founder, President and CEO

Diaz Nesamoney founder of Jivox has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market’s first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999 with a market capitalization of over $3.7B and $1B in revenue. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category and is now the market leader with over $400M in revenue. Diaz is a board member of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. Diaz holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

John Squires

John Squires

Chief Executive Officer, Akademos

John Squires was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Akademos, Inc. in April 2011. Akademos offers a turnkey virtual bookstore and marketplace for small and midsized schools. Its advanced technology, comprehensive supply-chain solution, and commitment to responsive personal service make it a leader in providing affordable course materials and digital learning tools for schools. Squires was previously the founder of Next Issue Media, the digital publishing consortium joined by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc. Next Issue Media brought these companies together to develop publishing solutions for tablet reading devices. Prior to Next Issue Media, Squires served as executive vice president at Time Inc., where he was responsible for leading digital operations and overseeing Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Money and Golf magazines. John holds a BA degree from the University of Washington.

Mani Subramanian

Mani Subramanian

Founder and CEO, Fortisure Ventures

Mani Subramanian founded Fortisure Ventures LLC in January 2011 to identify and mentor early stage founders to build successful and enduring companies. With more than 40 years of experience in the global information technology industry, Mani has significant leadership, operations, marketing and sales expertise globally. Mani’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1993 in the SF Bay Area when he founded Caritor (previously IT Solutions). In early 2007, when Caritor had presence in four continents with revenue of $150M, Mani architected a buy-out of Keane, making the combined entity a $1B company with over 12000 employees. Mani was the Chairman of Keane until the company was acquired by NTT Data in 2010. Mani also helped co-found Influence Software, a business intelligence company, jointly with Marv Mouchawar in 1996, which was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA) in 1999. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Mani served as the President of Wipro Systems from 1989 to 1992, where he led Wipro through a strategic shift to IT services. Before joining Wipro, Mani was part of the top management team at Tata Consultancy Services. Mani is a mechanical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Meghna Subramanian

Meghna Subramanian

Co-Founder and Legal Counsel, Fortisure Ventures

Meghna Subramanian is a Co-Founder and Legal Counsel for Fortisure Ventures. Since 2011, Meghna has worked closely with Fortisure’s portfolio companies, closed new investments, and coordinated the legal process for Fortisure and some of its portfolio companies.  Prior to founding Fortisure LLC, Meghna was an associate with the San Francisco office of Latham and Watkins, where she specialized in securities and antitrust litigation and complex business disputes. Meghna received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A. in Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley. She is admitted to practice law in the state of California.

Robert Chatwani

Robert Chatwani

Chief Marketing Officer, Atlassian

Robert is the Chief Marketing Officer for Atlassian, where he oversees all customer focused marketing and brand programs. Prior to Atlassian, Robert served as Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer for Teespring, a social e-commerce platform. Previously, Robert was the CMO of eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace. Robert joined eBay when the company was under 5,000 people, and helped scale the expansion to over 35,000 over his 12-year tenure. At eBay he was responsible for driving buyer and seller growth for eBay’s North America business, which generates over $35 billion in annual trading volume. Robert also built and scaled eBay’s social impact ventures, which have raised over $600 million for non-profit organizations around the world. Robert started his career in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the Global Strategy Practice. Robert received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing from DePaul University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.