RodRigo Sepúlveda Schulz
Co-founder and CEO
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz leads vpod.tv, an award-winning company that enables corporations to create their own
Internet TV channels on any connected device. The company’s recent innovation awards include Supernova 2006 in
San Francisco, Innovate!Europe ’06 in Zaragoza, Global Mobile Monday Summit in Helsinki, Best Demo award at
Capital-IT in Paris, and RedHerring 100 Europe 2007. Recent customers include some of the largest global brands
and Internet properties in Europe: Fanta, Danone, Radio Monte Carlo, PriceMinister, ParuVendu, and the French
government. Earlier Mr. Sepúlveda was co-founder and managing partner of RISC Partners, a seed-stage investment
boutique, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of glowria.fr, an online DVD rental and VOD service.
In 2004, he also led the mobile strategy team for AOL Europe, redefining the group’s online and mobile presence. He
previously was a principal with Gemini Consulting and a manager (founder of the E-business Practice) at KPMG
General Manager, Unified Communications Group
Zig Serafin is responsible for working with the leadership team to shape Microsoft’s strategy in unified
communications, overseeing strategic growth areas, building up Microsoft product lines in the enterprise
communications segment (including Microsoft’s voice and mobile communication services platform), and
developing strategic partnerships. Previously, Mr. Serafin was responsible for global marketing and business
development for Microsoft’s Office Real-Time Collaboration Group, where he led teams responsible for driving
business strategy and managing product growth. Earlier he was senior director in Microsoft’s Corporate
Development Group, responsible for corporate mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Before joining Microsoft
in 1999, Mr. Serafin served in product management, business development, sales, and operations positions at
Novell Inc. and Callware Technologies Inc. In those roles, he focused on establishing partnerships with network
infrastructure providers, OEMs, and systems builders, as well as global telecommunications service providers. Earlier
he was with Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo & Co.
Greycroft Partners, LLC
Dana Settle is a partner with Greycroft Partners, an early-stage venture fund with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
She heads the firm’s west coast office and currently oversees its investments as a board member or observer in K2
Network, Ladies Who Launch, Digisynd, ContentNext Media (PaidContent), Doppelganger, Vuze, and WideOrbit.
Before joining Greycroft, Ms. Settle served several years as a venture capitalist and advisor to startup companies in
Silicon Valley, as an associate and then venture partner with Mayfield, where she focused on early-stage companies in
the mobile communications and consumer Internet markets. Representative investments include Revenue Science,
Trigo (sold to IBM), Truveo (sold to AOL), and Doppelganger. Her experience also includes investment banking
at Lehman Brothers in the Media and Communications Group and international business development at McCaw
Cellular Communications. Ms. Settle holds a BA degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from
Harvard Business School.
Senior Director, Technology Partnerships
United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Mitul Shah is directing a partnership between the Vodafone Group Foundation and the UNF. The partnership
leverages Vodafone’s core strengths—its mobile technology, global infrastructure, and capacity for mass consumer
outreach—with the UN’s scale, mission, and human capital. The partnership’s goal is to support activities and manage
initiatives that use technology tools to help the UN address the world’s toughest challenges more effectively and
efficiently. He is also directing the UNF’s efforts on program evaluation and performance measurement. Before joining
UNF, Mr. Shah was director of programs at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in Baltimore. At IYF, he created
and directed Bridgeit, a distance-education program using mobile technology to empower teachers in the classroom.
Along with Bridgeit, he directed a USAID-funded program in the Philippines called the Education and Livelihood
Skills Alliance. Before working at IYF, Mr. Shah was a senior consultant at Inforte Corp., an information technology
and strategy consulting company.