Alloy Ventures
Alloy Ventures made their initial investment in Retrevo in early February 2006. Alloy Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm whose limited partners have entrusted it with over $1 billion in capital. Each year Alloy invests in a small number of entrepreneurial ideas and young companies. Alloy strives to achieve long-term relationships with its entrepreneurs and executives. Click here to visit Alloy Ventures’ site.
Norwest Venture Partners
Norwest Venture Partners joined Retrevo in December 2006. Norwest Venture Partners offers its portfolio companies the essentials of success: a sound reputation, significant financial resources, seasoned business experience, and a network of relationships. Click here to visit Norwest Venture Partners’ site.
Holly Brown
Former President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

Holly Brown brings a wealth of experience in developing successful consumer web strategies. As President of MSLO’s Internet division, Ms. Brown led the transformation of marthastewart.com to a market leading branded lifestyle media platform. Prior to MSLO, she spent six years at Yahoo! in several senior leadership positions, most recently as Chief of Staff to the COO.

Ms. Brown received her master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Summit, New Jersey, with her husband and two children.

Bruce Berkoff
Chairman of the LCD TV Association

Bruce Berkoff is the founding chairman of the LCD TV Association (LCDTVAssociation.org). This global not-for-profit trade association was created to help inform, promote, improve, and connect” the entire supply chain involved with the large and growing multibillion dollar LCD TV industry. Prior to this, Mr. Berkoff was CEO and later Chairman of a fabless semiconductor start-up in the HDTV video processor space (Enuclia) and, before that was the EVP marketing and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) globally for LG.Philips LCD, one of the world’s leading TFT-LCD manufacturers, living in Seoul, South Korea for over six years. While there, he led product planning, international PR and promotion, and strategic marketing and analysis. Mr. Berkoff also served as general manager of Philips Flat Display Systems’ software and electronics business unit in Silicon Valley. He has also held executive management positions at several technology companies, including UMAX Computer Corporation, Radius, and SuperMac Technologies.

Bruce Berkoff is well-known for his visionary keynote addresses, panel chairmanships and other roles at display and electronics industry events around the world, including the Symposium on Information Displays (SID) Business & Investor Conferences, USDC (US Display Consortium) Conferences, DisplayForum Europe, HDTV Forum, Asia SID (ASID), EuroDisplays (ESID), the U.S. Flat Panel Display (US FPD) Conference, the Flat Information Display (FID) Conference, SEMI’s GFPC, DisplaySearch Conferences and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Mr. Berkoff holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics and biophysics from Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. He has display-related patents both granted and pending in the U.S. and China.

Banny Banerjee
Director of the Stanford Joint Program in Design

Originally trained as an architect, Banny Banerjee holds graduate degrees in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, and Design. His many interests sent him on a journey that included architecture, structural engineering, adobe architecture and low energy systems in rural India, computer simulation for energy conservation in complex systems, software engineering, mechanical engineering, product design, industrial design, furniture design, interactive art, and design strategy.

Banny Banerjee is the Director of the Stanford Joint Program in Design, and serves as a bridge between the d.school and the design program. In addition, he heads the “Design for Change” lab, which is aimed at conducting research through design in the areas of sustainability, technology futures, and the dynamics of rapid change.

Prior to Stanford, he worked for IDEO, a leading design company in a number of roles. He has led projects with companies such as P&G, Intel, Microsoft, HBO, BMW, Samsung, HP, Pfizer, and Ely Lilly. His interests in the confluence between digital and physical experiences took him to Xerox PARC where he worked on ambient media and physical computing. His engineering experience included working with Jet Propulsion Laboratories on Mars missions.

At Stanford, Banny is working on developing radically new ways in which design thinking could bring about rapid change and be directed towards meaningful impact, especially regarding some of the bigger challenges facing mankind.

Banny has conducted studies in environmentally conscious design, design semiotics, ambient media, methodologies for human centered design, cognitive and evolutionary psychology in design, MEMS, micro-fluidics, nanotechnology for thermal applications, use of sensors in interactive systems, thin client technologies, and design methodologies for technology futures.

He retains an active interest in working with his hands, and in addition to being a proponent of rapid prototyping, likes to work on furniture or sculpture projects in wood, metal, and cast concrete.