Jacobo Ortega — Co-Founder and CEO of Everscale Group
Jacobo Ortega — Co-Founder and CEO of Everscale Group

About Jacobo Ortega

Jacobo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Everscale Group, which helps foreign companies in the enterprise software ecosystem start new operations in the nearshore region. Everscale Group is backed by the largest international operation group in the region, founded in 1986.

Prior to this, Jacobo was the CEO and part-owner of a regional system integrator, leading its growth and internationalization and securing a win for SAP Partner of the Year, among other accolades.

With remote work proliferating, cross-border operations are more critical than ever, especially for tech companies.

The question is, which cross-border capabilities are most vital…


Sanjay Goel, CEO NachoNacho
Sanjay Goel, CEO NachoNacho

Sanjay received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. From there, a fellowship from UCLA brought him to Los Angeles to receive his MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Ever the busy-body, Sanjay then went to Japan to work for SECOM as a robotics research engineer.

He returned to America to leave engineering behind and chase a career in finance. He landed himself a job at BARRA (Berkeley), the portfolio modeling company revered by asset managers. He then moved to New York City and found critical success working his way up the ladder and…


Currently Co-Founder & CEO at PostureHealth, Daniel James is building solutions to help people achieve their workplace wellness goals so that they can live a more healthy and productive life. Before launching PostureHealth, he spent time in various B2B product, sales, and marketing roles at startups and large companies like Adobe. Daniel is a recent graduate of Yale University where he was a member of the 2017 Ivy League Championship Football Team, A Joseph Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking Fellow, and Startup Yale 1st Place Winner.

What does PostureHealth bring to the marketplace?

At PostureHealth we are building unified digital…


Today we’re talking to Jon Gibbs and Adrian Townsend, the founders of Savion. These two met while working at Boeing and their startup offers climate-friendly jet travel.

What does Savion bring to the marketplace?

Jonathan Gibbs, Savion Co-Founder and CEO
Jonathan Gibbs, Savion Co-Founder and CEO

Jon: Savion offers on-demand personal jets at a business class price point. By bringing that price point down, our number of potential customers increases tenfold. We are greener than commercial flights with conventional gas, and carbon negative with renewable natural gas. The fuel that we’re using is not imported, not part of OPEC’s value chain, not tied to crude prices. Our natural gas comes from cow…


With 10 years’ experience using rapid diagnostic tests to improve global health and development, Patrick is passionate about empowering patients to proactively manage their health. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and his MBA, with distinction, from the University of Oxford, where he was a Skoll Scholar.

Born and raised in Alaska, Patrick enjoys spending his free time outdoors, paragliding, rock climbing, or just going for a run. He’d love to walk on the moon someday.

What does Redbird bring to the marketplace?

Redbird lets community pharmacies offer rapid diagnostic testing, so…


Deb Noller is a dynamic leader who brings more than 20 years’ experience in technology, sustainability and commercial real estate to her role as CEO of the Switch Automation team. She helps large enterprises apply technology for more efficient business operations, resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings for Fortune 100 companies. Deb loves cycling, strong coffee and mentoring young women in the tech industry.

What does Switch bring to the marketplace?

We are the first enterprise-wide platform for digitizing buildings. Most products in the market tackle buildings on a building-by-building basis. …


“Passionate and excited about how technology is challenging norms and changing the way we interact and engage with the world around us. Particularly excited about the convergence of mobile technology, cloud computing and AI.”

What does Gridraster bring to the marketplace?

We observed, and we strongly believe, that augmented reality and virtual reality will change the way we interact or work and live in the long run. But we also had a strong feeling that if all those things were to be possible, they have to be made possible on a mobile device. …


Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. His firm invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics. Khosla cofounded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Scott McNealy. He spent 18 years at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (now called Kleiner Perkins) before launching his own fund.

Would you say that you’re a venture capitalist?

You’ll never find me saying that we’re venture capitalists. If you look at the tagline on our website, in fact, probably since the 80s, I’ve never called myself…


Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. His firm invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics. Khosla co-founded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Scott McNealy. He spent 18 years at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (now called Kleiner Perkins) before launching his own fund.

We have noticed that there is a really strong network effect when you adopt the strategy of only hiring really great people. What’s your take on this?

An incredible network effect that’s seldom recognized. I’ll give…


Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. His firm invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics. Khosla co-founded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Scott McNealy. He spent 18 years at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (now called Kleiner Perkins) before launching his own fund.

If you had to pick the single most common mistake that young startups make, what would it be?

Let me explain the process of building a big company, assuming that’s the goal. It’s like you’re trying…

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