New Enterprise Associates
Patrick joined NEA in 2004 and is co-head of NEA's Consumer investing practice, focusing on Internet and mobile investments across stage. He is a director of 23andMe, eeGeo, Loopt, GoodGuide, Pixelberry and Refocus Imaging, and is actively involved with Vuze, Nurien and the firm's venture growth activities. Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies. Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Patrick was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Patrick earned his A.B. degree at Harvard University in Environmental Science. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College.
George Consagra was the former President of Scribd.com, the world’s largest social publishing site with more than 60 million users each month. Prior to this, he was COO of Bebo, where he oversaw the sale of Bebo to Time Warner/AOL for $850 million in March 2008 and managed engineering, sales and all global operations. Before joining Bebo, George was an executive at Organic, a leading global digital communications agency, where he was Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Media. George’s previous positions include founder and CEO of Media Concrete, a 3D animation studio, and film editor at Lucas Film. He began his career as an assistant cameraman for “60 Minutes” on CBS. George holds an MA in Social Anthropology from Columbia University and BA in Anthropology from Connecticut College.
Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer
Dara O'Rourke is the co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer of GoodGuide and an Associate Professor of Environmental and Labor Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Dara has spent the last 20 years researching the environmental, labor, and health impacts of global production systems. Dara's work has been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Business Week, Newsweek, Time, CBS, ABC, NPR, and even O — the Oprah Magazine. Dara has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and a wide range of non-governmental organizations. He was previously a professor at MIT. Dara holds an MS and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS from MIT.
William Rosenzweig is co-founder and Managing Director at Physic Ventures. He leads the firm's venture origination activities and supports portfolio companies in the areas of entrepreneurial leadership, business design, brand strategy and consumer marketing. Will currently works closely with GoodGuide, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, EnergyHub, Revolution Foods and Own. Will has spent more than twenty years integrating the practices and perspectives of an entrepreneur, venture investor and educator. As an entrepreneur, Will has been involved as a founder and executive of more than a dozen early-stage ventures. Will was founding CEO (and Minister of Progress) of The Republic of Tea, an award-winning specialty tea company that is credited with creating the premium tea category in the United States. He has played key leadership roles at Nakamichi, the TED Conference, Odwalla, Leapfrog Toys, Brand New Brands, Hambrecht Vineyards and Wineries, Kingdom of Herbs, and Winetasting.com.
Will co-authored the bestselling book The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business (Doubleday 1992, 1994), which was recently named one of the 100 best business books of all time. In 2010, Will was honored with the Oslo Business for Peace Award, presented jointly by the Business for Peace Foundation and International Chamber of Commerce in Oslo, Norway. Will was the only American selected among seven global honorees by a committee comprised of Nobel Laureates including Professor Muhammad Yunus, Professor Wangari Maathai and Professor Michael Spence.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Josh Stein is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where his current board responsibilities include Box.net, Eventful, Fynanz, GoodGuide, IZEA, Polaris Wireless, Redfin, SugarCRM, and ViVOTech. He is also actively involved with the firm’s investments in Glam Media, Opscode, and Tremor Media. His previous investments include iList (acquired by IGN/News Corp) and Yardbarker (acquired by Fox Sports Interactive). Prior to joining DFJ, Josh was a Vice President at Telephia, where he managed a group providing strategic analysis and information to the nation’s largest wireless carrier. Previously, Josh was a co-founder, Director and the Chief Strategy Officer for ViaFone (NYSE:SY), a DFJ portfolio company and a leading provider of wireless enterprise applications. Josh has previously held positions in product management at Microsoft and NetObjects, and was a management consultant in the San Francisco office of The Boston Consulting Group. Josh holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Center for Venture Education and the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital.