David Weiden is a partner with Khosla Ventures, where he specializes in Internet software, services, and
communications. At Khosla Ventures, he has led investments in Aliph a.k.a. Jawbone, Bitfone, Frengo, iLike,
RingCentral, Slide, and WideOrbit. Earlier personal investments and advisor relationships include FON, Good
Technology, Ingenio, loopt, LogMeIn, Opsware, SmartPay, Spot Runner, and Tellme. Before joining Khosla Ventures,
he was with McCaw Cellular, now AT&T. In the mid-1990s while at Morgan Stanley, he helped finance the buildout
of nationwide mobile networks working with what is now T-Mobile and Verizon, and later researching the emerging
mobile Internet. He joined Netscape in 1995 and led the Directory and Security Division that offered among the first
commercial products supporting Linux and open source. Later he led AOL’s Communications, Community, and
Instant Messaging product divisions as they surpassed 50 million users worldwide. Mr. Weiden then joined Tellme
Networks (acquired by Microsoft in 2007) as senior vice president, marketing and business development.
people & data
Andreas Weigend is passionate about people and data. Until 2004, he was the chief scientist of Amazon.com, where
he helped create a customer-centric, measurement-focused culture and focused on understanding customer behavior.
Dr. Weigend now serves as an independent consultant with such firms as Alibaba, Lufthansa, MySpace, and Nokia. He
helps them leverage the principles of the new consumer data revolution for innovating products and business models.
Dr. Weigend serves on boards and advisory boards of startups in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is also a limited
partner at Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. In his spare time, Dr. Weigend shares his
insights in speaking engagements and in his courses at Stanford (Data Mining and Electronic Business), UC Berkeley
(Marketing in Web 2.0), and Tsinghua/INSEAD (the Digital Networked Economy). He lives in San Francisco and
Shanghai, and on weigend.com.
Executive in Residence
Accel Partners and Greylock Partners
Jeff Weiner oversaw Yahoo’s category-leading consumer web products, including Yahoo.com and My Yahoo!;
communications and community products including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, and Flickr;
and search and media products. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Weiner served as senior vice president overseeing the
Yahoo! Search and Marketplaces Division. Beginning in 2005, he added responsibilities for Yahoo! Search Marketing
and Yahoo! Small Business. During his tenure, Mr. Weiner was part of the Search Division’s leadership team that
directed the acquisition and integration of Inktomi, AltaVista, and FAST, as well as the development of Yahoo! search
technology. He also helped launch the company’s suite of social search products, including Yahoo! Answers, and led
the acquisitions of del.icio.us and Flickr. Before joining Yahoo!, Mr. Weiner was co-founder of Windsor Digital, a
private equity firm. Earlier, from 1994 to 2000, he was at Warner Bros., where he helped conceive Warner Bros. Online.
Linton WeLLs ii
Distinguished Research Professor
National Defense University (NDU)
Linton Wells II, Ph.D., serves as the transformation chair and a distinguished research professor at the NDU. Before
NDU he served 16 years in the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, including service as the acting assistant
secretary of defense for networks and information integration and Defense Department chief information officer. Born
in Luanda, Angola, Dr. Wells was a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and a career naval officer. He received
an MSE degree from Johns Hopkins as well as a Ph.D. in international relations, and was graduated from the Japanese
National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo. Recently he has been focusing on STAR-TIDES, an information-sharing research project in support of populations in stressed environments ( www.star-tides.net).