Meet our Advisors
EFN’s Advisory Board advises EFN on direction, growth, and expanding the network of members and partners as well as developing funding sources. Our Advisory Board is comprised of long-time mentors who are leaders in university education, entrepreneurship, and investing.
Mentor Committee Chair
Ray has spent over twenty years in sales, marketing communications, direct marketing, advertising, brand awareness as well as building strategic partnerships, alliances. Ray is a founding member of EFN and his mentoring dates back to EFN’s beginnings at UC Berkeley in 2003.
Dinesh is a Partner with Accel Partners a leading global venture capital firm headquartered in Palo, Alto. At Accel, he focuses on early stage cross-border (U.S./India) companies, in such areas as technology, Internet, and mobile. Previously, he co-founded was an executive at several tech firms.
Partner at Acquity Ventures, LLP
Wayne is an investor and entrepreneur. He also mentors and advises founders on company formation, fundraising and business development strategy. Wayne’s has worked iin Africa, Europe and in industries as diverse as sports, food, cosmetics, and clean tech.
Michael has worked in Silicon Valley for 35+ years. He owns GISTICS Inc., an innovation think-tank that develops public advocacy proposals through white papers, events, and a network of websites. Michael has mentored 25+ seedling startups through EFN. In 2019, he launched, Gratitude Games, a global community dedicated to bringing Gratitude Protocols to one billion smartphone users.
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Ravi has held senior level executive positions at several startups. At CMU he teaches entrepreneurship and finance to students in software master’s programs. He is also an EIR in VentureBridge, a CMU accelerator based at CMU’s Silicon Valley Campus.