Startup Showcase

Join us September 17th, 2021 at 2PM Pacific to check out the finalists pitches and find out who wins!!

Startup Showcase Judges

David Waxman

Partner at TenOneTen Ventures - David has nearly two decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David co-founded Firefly, an early pioneer in personalization and privacy technology. Firefly was acquired by Microsoft in 1998 where the company’s flagship product became the Microsoft Passport, the web’s first unified authentication and identity platform. After Firefly, David co-founded PeoplePC, a company dedicated to simplifying the process of joining the online world. PeoplePC served over 600,000 individual subscribers as well as Fortune 100 corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Vivendi Universal and Delta Air Lines. PeoplePC went public in 2001 and was acquired by Earthlink in 2002. In 2005, David co-founded SpotRunner, a Los Angeles-based technology company that worked to revolutionize the way advertising was created, planned, bought and sold. Since leaving Spot Runner, David has dedicated his time to helping entrepreneurs realize their goals. He is an active mentor, speaker and investor. David lives in LA with his wife, three daughters, and a ludicrous number of pets.

Jeanne Holm

Deputy Mayor at City of Los Angeles - Jeanne Holm is the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation of the City of Los Angeles, addressing technology, equity, digital inclusion, and fiscal accountability through municipal broadband, participatory budgeting, and digital transformation of government services. She was the evangelist for open data for the U.S. Government under President Obama, the lead for Africa open data for the World Bank, and the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA. She serves as an advisor for the U.N. on data and astronautics, is a Trustee of Claremont Graduate University, is on the Global Leadership Board for Time’s Up, and teaches at UCLA.

Keith Camoosa

Global Chief Data Officer at Initiative - Keith leads the data & analytics practice for Initiative. Initiative provides marketing & media services for clients such as T-Mobile, Amazon, Merck, Lego, Nintendo. Prior to Initiative, Keith led data insights & operations for Warner Bros and HBO Max.

Nancy Hammerman

Senior VP at Sutton Capital Partners - Nancy is a SaaS investor, mentor, coach. She is the Head of Research for Sutton Capital Partners. She is also a board member of Women Founders Network and LA Tech4Good

Rak Garg

Investor at Bain Capital Ventures - Rak is an early stage investor at Bain Capital Ventures in San Francisco, focusing on the future of developer tools, data infrastructure, and security. He worked on security & enterprise strategy at Atlassian as a product manager prior, and studied computer science at UCLA.

Video from Data Con LA 2019 Startup Showcase