MENTORS

They will be among the best European and American start up founders and investors. As they will have a deep knowledge of their industry and how to create a successful business, they will be advising you on how to develop your venture

Douglas Leone
Doug Leone is the Global Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital. He focuses on software investments aimed at the enterprise market. He is a Director of ActionIQ, Cyera, Island, Nubank, strongDM, Trade Republic, and Wiz. Doug was involved with Sequoia’s investments in numerous companies including Aruba (ARUN), Hyperion/Arbor Software (HYSL), Infinity International (SDS), International Network Services (ALU), Medallia (MDLA), MedExpress, Netezza (NZ), Plangrid (ADSK), Rackspace (RAX), RingCentral (RNG), and ServiceNow (NOW). Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Doug held sales and sales management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Prime Computer. Doug holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, an MS in industrial engineering from Columbia University and an MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Danijel Visevic
Danijel Visevic is a recognised climate tech thought leader investing in startups that promise the highest financial and climate returns. Before initiating the World Fund, he worked for Project A, one of Europe's most successful venture capitalists. Before that, he was co-responsible for the audio-visual appearance of Angela Merkel and worked as a journalist focussing on climate tech, startups and venture capital.
Vince Kohli
Vince Kohli, An Empathy Scholar, is a Silicon Valley Early-stage Venture Capital Investor, 7X Tech Entrepreneur, Serial Business Builder, Product Visionary, Inventor, Problem Thinking Doer, Public Speaker, and Author. Vince is a Global Impact Capitalist Maker, Exponential Impact Super Angel Investor focused on Web3, Metaverse, DeFi apps, Hyperautomation, Enterprise Deep Tech, AI and ML impacting Enterprise and Social Enterprise Industries. Vince is a special invited member of MIT Technology review Global Panel and business advisor at Meta. Vince serves as a StartpUp Judge at MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google, Samsung, IBM, DraperU, Founder Institute, Founders Space, California State University, StartX, and NASA. Vince is a StartUp / ScaleUp Business Design Investor/Advisor/Mentor at Google4StartUps, Microsoft for StartUps, Singularity, Launch, IBM, StartX, AngelHack, Top Silicon Valley Incubators, Venture Builders, Venture Studios, and Top Silicon Valley Accelerators at YC, Alchemist, and 500 Global. Vince is thought leader, subject matter expert and speaks regularly on topics related to Web3, Metaverse Business, NFTs, Defi apps, Creative Economy, dapps Corporate Innovation, 5G, AI/ML, Quantum Technologies, Edge Computing, Blockchain, Resilience, and Entrepreneurship. Vince is a life changing StartUp-ScaleUp mentor/coach on Massive Mission to Impact Billion Founder’s and Business Entrepreneurs with Global Professional Business Venture Mentorship Maker in Silicon Valley with a Pilanthropreneurologist mindset.

Vince invented the revolutionary Rapid Prototyping Investor Pitching Method termed as "Seven Second StartUp and ScaleUp Value Pitch". He is a High Impact Venture Mentor Maker in Silicon Valley for Global StartUps and ScaleUps Ecosystem, SAP recognized and awarded SAP Mentor Award and pioneered the first ever Corporate Mentorship Award. Vince is an Innovation Catalyst at UCSF for digital health, hardware and software design for medical devices, Corporate Startup Innovation at Honda Innovation, Samsung Tech Impact, Corporate Ventures with HP Ventures, and Samsung NEXT Ventures, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Venture Lab - IE Business School, Plug and Play, Silicon Valley.

Vince is a life changing coach for business founders and on a Massive Transformation Mission to exponentially Impact Billion Entrepreneurs with Global Professional Business Venture Mentorship Maker initiative. Vince has contributed Mentorship to the community of 10K+ (ten thousand plus) Silicon Valley Mentoring Mentee Founder’s team at Stanford as on January 2022, and contributed Mentorship to the Founder’s community totaling to 10,777 (ten thousand, seven hundred and seventy seven) Silicon Valley Mentoring Mentee Founder’s Team as of February, 2022. Vince’s Inspiring Initiative of Massive and Unstoppable Business Creation Platform termed as "Impact Billion Lives" is Silicon Valley High Impact Human Initiative with a Vision of World Impact and Intellectual Curiosity. Impact Billion Lives is a Silicon Valley High Impact Invite-only Mentorship Initiative with an Exponential Vision of World Entrepreneurial Exponential Impact to ScaleUp Entrepreneurial Thinking, Business Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurial Thinking, Value Innovation, Impactful Invention, Accelerate Global Expansion for Startup Founders to promote an inclusive future, innovate for human needs, with deep understanding of the emerging dynamics in global markets, to serve ambitious community be able to thrive, and creating an empathetic blueprint for the future of sustainable business growth, with caring culture, to be built on core purpose. Vince believes and executes with Pilanthropreneurologist mindset to Impact the Post COVID World with Exponential Empathy + Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Investment Industry Focus:

Web3, DeepTech, dapps, DAOs, NFTs, De-Fi, Aerospace/Aviation Space, Biotech and MedTech, Autonomous Vehicles/ Urban, Mobility, Agriculture and Food/AgTech, AI - Machine Learning, AI - Computer Vision, Quantum Technologies EdTech, Blockchain, FinTech, Robotics/ Autonomous Systems, Analytics/Data Analysis, Travel and Tourism Transportation and Infrastructure, Augmented Reality, Energy, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Urban Solutions and Smart Cities.

Business Technology and Product Expertise
Web3 design and Metaverse content, launching DAOs, Game-Fi, Defining Problem Clarity, Experimentation, Rapid Prototyping, User Empathy, Feedback Loop, UI/UX, Growth, Investor/VC Ready Pitch, Sales and Business Model Design, , Social Enterprise Innovation for Purposeful Community, Product Strategist, Data Storytelling, Scaling Technology for Social Innovation, Nonprofits focused on Social Good.
Jean Felix Clauteaux
- JC grew up to 18 years in the Uaiparú-La Gran Sabana jungle.
- Venezuelan mother and French father. 3 children and husband of Daniella Meneses Petersen, a Venezuelan master baker.
- Founder of URIJI, application and global social network based in the UK and Caracas.
- Graduated from the University of Paris 10 and La Sorbonne with a license and Master in Modern Literature.
- Knight of the National Order of Merit, decorated by the President of France.
- 20 years of career at L'Oréal. Marketing and commercial director in France, General manager in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. President of L'Oréal Venezuela for the period 2011-2016.
- Poetry writer and author of a book in 2014 El Alféizar.
- Single-engine plane pilot, 15 years of Karate and advanced SSI diver.
- Awarded by the Ushuaia-Hulot foundation on ecology project 1992.
- Advisor of the Capstone Project BMI Louvain University
- Ambassador of the Union Avatars Linking Realities Barcelona
Thomas Sherman
Thomas Sherman is the co-founder of CRCL Solutions, a small business focused on delivering artificial intelligence driven wind energy production forecasts to North American markets. As a founder of CRCL, Dr. Sherman has received national recognition, being named to the 2022 North American Forbes 30 under 30 energy list and being accepted into University of Texas' Austin Technology Incubator. Prior to founding CRCL, Dr. Sherman received his PhD from University of Notre Dame. Here he focused on developing mathematical models for environmental science applications. In his free time, he enjoys all things outdoors, including backpacking, kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
CJ Gooderham
CJ Gooderham is the Co-Founder of Equitable Solar Solutions. A non-profit program focused on re-purposing solar panels to underserved communities. He also works for a startup renewable energy development company, Balanced Rock Power, that develops and sells utility scale renewable energy projects across the United States. Prior to Balanced Rock, CJ worked for AES Clean Energy, a business unit of the Fortune 500 company, The AES Corporation. At AES, he worked with a team focused on greenfield development of solar and storage projects in their most strategic markets and was part of over 2 gigawatts of interconnection filings. CJ is passionate about decarbonization, and building a better future for the planet”
John Berger
Mr. Berger founded Sunnova in 2012 and has since then served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board. With more than two decades of experience in the electric power industry, Mr. Berger is an energy entrepreneur who has always supported free market competition, consumer choice and the advancement of energy technology to power energy independence. Before Sunnova, Mr. Berger served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SunCap Financial, a residential solar service provider. He also founded Standard Renewable Energy, a provider and installer of renewable energy and energy-efficient products and services. Mr. Berger received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
Andrés Blazquez
Andrés Blazquez joined 777 Partners in 2020. Prior to joining 777, he was a Senior Advisor with Guggenheim Partners. Before that, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Caucasus Capital Partners, one of the pioneer private equity investors in the Caucasus. He also was in charge of business development at Erlang Technologies, a US-based fabless semiconductors company. Mr. Blazquez has a B.A. in Physics from Kalamazoo College, a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis, and an MBA from INSEAD. He sits on the boards of Sevilla Football Club, Fanatiz and New World Value Fund.
T. Anim-Somuah
Thaddeus Anim-Somuah is a thought leading engineer and climate advocate. He is a dual citizen of Ghana and the United Kingdom, currently living in the Netherlands. He is a World Energy Council Future Energy Leader and works as Engineering Manager Projects at Croda, where he plays a key role in the global energy transition plans, In addition to these roles, he is a EU Commission Climate Pact Ambassador, Global Youth Climate Network (World Bank Group) Climate Ambassador (2021) and Executive Board Member at European Federation of Chemical Engineering (2020-2021). He is an experienced university advisor and startup advisor; having been appointed to advisory boards at organisations such as of University of Southampton and Brunel University as well as having supported incubators such as World Startup Co and Forward Incubator. In 2020 he was listed by Forbes Europe as 30 under 30 for Manufacturing & Industry
Francisco Ruiz
20+ years of experience leading strategy, innovation and business transformation projects within Energy & Utilities, TMT & Manufacturing in Europe, LatAm and US. Director of Business Consulting - Energy & Utilities at NTT DATA Europe & LATAM Professor of Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation & Digital Transformation Co-Founder of Exedra, An open community for entrepreneurs, innovators and new ventures developers to share experiences, knowledge and talent. Director of Business Consulting - Energy, Utilities & Open Innovation at everis (Mar 2017 - Oct 2021) 5 yrs 1 mo at Axis Corporate as Senior Manager | Energy, Telecom and Infrastructures in Barcelona Area, Spain
David Rivier
David was until recently the Chief Product Officer at WonderBill (Shell Plc), a Fintech company based in the U.K, where he led the product and engineering teams during a challenging transformation initiative. David has over 15 years of senior product leadership experience in international environments working for companies like Skype, Skyscanner, Barclays, 118118Money, etc.

During his career, David has acquired extensive knowledge building and leading customer and product-led businesses across B2C, B2B, and B2B2C in various industries. In addition, he has a track record of attracting top talent and establishing high performing product and engineering teams in distributed environments. David is a French national, holds an Mst in ICT Management at Limoges University (France), and an alum of Montpellier Business School MBA (France)
Giovanni Ciferri
Giovanni is Buddy Fit Co-founder and CEO. He is on a mission to empower people. He wants you to feel strong, healthy and at your best by making wellness fun & accessible!