VC One-on-One Coaching with Norwest Ventures





    VC One-on-One Coaching with Sergio Monsalve and Josh Goldman of Norwest Venture Partners

    Overview This is a unique series where you can have individual meetings with a top venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. These meetings are designed to help founders and CEO’s of early stage companies identify partnerships, obtain industry insight and perspective, and exchange relevant ideas and contacts.

    These 30 minutes 1 on 1 sessions are not to be perceived as a funding exercise, but more of a discussion session that promises to be good use of an entrepreneur’s time.

    If you are an entrepreneur or a CEO of an early stage company, please submit a one page summary of your business for selection.

    To sign up, please email Julie Welch

    For SDForum Members Only!

    Sergio Monsalve, Principle, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), brings to NVP over 13 years of operational experience in marketing, product management, business development, sales and finance from a wide range of business and consumer technology companies. Sergio is focused on investments in the software, Internet, and media sectors. His current investments and board seats include Center'd and myYearbook. He is also a board participant and actively involved with M-Factor, Lending Club, and Picateers.

     Prior to NVP, Sergio was Vice President of Product Marketing at Photobucket. Previously, Sergio was Director and General Manager of the consumer electronics division at eBay, and he was also a Director of New Ventures at eBay.

     Sergio holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.


    Josh Goldman, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), joined Norwest Venture Partners with more than 20 years of operational experience having been a repeat entrepreneur, CEO, board member and investor in several high-growth technology companies.

     At NVP, Josh focuses on investments in consumer-facing internet products and services including search, e-commerce, social networking and digital media. His current investments and board seats include NearbyNow and Sojern. He is actively involved with the boards of directors at Evincii, Retrevo and Sonoa Systems.

     Prior to NVP, Josh was CEO of Akimbo Systems, Inc., (a company backed by Cisco, AT&T and leading venture capital firms).  Prior to Akimbo, Josh was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sprout Group. Earlier in his career, Josh was President and CEO of mySimon, Inc. (acquired by Cnet Networks).

    Josh holds an MBA from Harvard Business school and a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Computer Science from Tufts University.


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