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Sharon Wienbar, Partner Scale VP. Sharon is the CEO of Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women, based in San Francisco. Sharon brings her passion for the power of education and her drive to #changetheratio in tech to Hackbright. Sharon serves on the boards of Actiance, Applause, Colfax Corp. (NYSE: CFX) and Kaleido Health Solutions. Previously, Sharon was a Venture Capitalist at ScaleVP, where she led investments in software, internet and mobile companies. Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2001, Sharon was Vice President, Marketing for Critical Path and Amplitude Software. She spent most of the 1990’s at Adobe Systems, starting as Product Manager for Asian Products and later led marketing for many of Adobe’s applications, and spearheaded numerous cross-product initiatives. Before her technology line experience, Sharon practiced strategy consulting at Bain & Company for nearly five years. Married and the mother of two university-aged daughters, Sharon is also a competitive rower and enjoys the team aspects and the competitive thrills of the sport. Sharon has served on Microsoft’s Venture Advisory Committee, is a frequent public speaker, has authored and taught several case studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a multi-year “AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Media Winner,” was recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 25 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter” and as one of “40 Over 40” women to watch. Sharon holds an S.M. and an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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