SVCE Events - Spring 2024

Entrepreneurship for the Social Good

When: Monday, March 18, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater
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Lata Krishnan, Founder, American India Foundation, Investor, & Entrepreneur, in conversation with     

Anita Manwani, President, TiE Silicon Valley & Founder reLIMS.

Speakers' Bios:

Lata KrishnanLata Krishnan is an experienced Board Director skilled in advising companies and founders in building and scaling enterprises. She is a member of both public and private Boards, most notably the Stanford Healthcare Board (SHC), the governing body for Stanford Hospital and the School of Medicine. Lata is the Founder, former President, and current Co-Chair of the American India Foundation, she also serves on the Board of the Accion Opportunity Fund and is a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum. Lata is also a Senior Advisory Board Member of the London School of Economics, South Asia Centre. Lata also started her own Family Office, Shah Capital Partners and as Managing Partner takes an active role in identifying and investing in high-growth opportunities and inspiring founders from the technology, life sciences and social impact worlds. Her interest in story telling through the arts resulted in taking on the role of the Executive Producer of "Fremont" which was recently awarded the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Anita ManwaniAnita Manwani is President of TiE Silicon Valley; Founder reLIMS, a laboratory automation software company; and a former executive at HP/Agilent and NASA. She is committed to healthcare, education and access. She is a founding trustee of Ashoka University, an MIT venture The Graduate School for the Science of Teaching and Learning.  Anita  serves on several for profit and non-profit boards and has been recognized among top 80 women nationally as “Technology All Star”;  YWCA TWIN award for executive leadership and impact; and among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.  She is an avid golfer, open terrain hiker and enjoys cooking.

10 Lessons Learned to Grow from $0 to $100M ARR

When: Monday, February 19, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater
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Speaker: Alfonso de la Nuez, Cofounder & ex-CEO, UserZoom, Startup Advisor, Investor, & Author. 

Speaker's Bio

Alfonso de la Nuez

Alfonso de la Nuez is the Co-Founder and ex-CEO of UserZoom, the UX (user experience) Insights company that helps businesses gather and manage the insights they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Under his leadership, UserZoom grew from a bootstrapped firm out of Spain in 2007 into a $100m ARR, global organization with Fortune 100 customers across all industries. The company raised a total of $150m from multiple Silicon Valley investors. In 2022, UserZoom was acquired by top software investment firm, Thoma Bravo, for $810m, and in 2023 it was merged with UserTesting.

Alfonso began his career in Spain in the mid 1990s working in technology, where he gained his first experience in digital marketing, website design, usability testing and UX research. 

He is currently an advisor, investor and Board member working with tech startups, and a featured speaker at industry events, where he helps inspire the next generation of Entrepreneurs, UX professionals and Product Managers. He’s written a book called ‘The Digital Experience Company’ (published in August 2022), and he’s been granted three technology patents by the USPTO.

Alfonso holds a BA in International Business from San Jose State University, where he also played Div I Varsity Basketball after getting an athletic scholarship. An avid basketball player and Motorsports fan, he lives in Los Gatos, CA, with his wife, son and daughter.

SVCE Speaker Alfonso de la Nuez Feb 19, 2024, 6-7pm; 10 Lessons Learned to Grow from $0 to $100M ARR