Tom is an experienced entrepreneur. His first technology startup created the world’s first 3D touch consumer device. He raised over $34 million in venture capital, licensed tens of millions of dollars of game development, obtained national distribution on his products and took the company public. The IP was sold to Facebook. Tom is currently the CEO of Devvio, leading provider of large-scale enterprise blockchain solutions for IoT, identity, ES&G, payments, supply chain, NFTs, workplace safety, and asset/records management.
Will started his high-tech career at NEC Corporation (6701: Tokyo) Headquarters in Tokyo, involved in the international corporate planning of NEC’s global market expansion. From there, he became an Early-Stage Technology Venture Capitalist as a Board Director at over 75 early-stage technology companies over the next 28 years, and was a Co-founder/Managing Director to 5 Early-Stage Venture Capital Funds and 2 Venture Debt Funds. Will has extensive global operating and investment experience, serving as a Venture Partner at Rogers Venture Partners, Toronto, Canada and CSV Capital Partners, Shanghai, China. He has invested more than $5B in tech investments. He is an early investor in Xpansiv, and serves as its Executive Chairman.
Stephen is a Partner at PacBridge Partners with over 20 years of experience in clean technology, renewable power, investing and their intersection with public policy. At PacBridge Capital Partners, he specializes in providing early stage and growth capital to companies seeking to take disruptive technologies to market and build scalable businesses. PacBridge is based in Hong Kong and Vancouver and invests in opportunities globally, with a particular focus in Asia and North America. As well, Stephen also serves as a Senior Advisor to Fort Capital Partners, focusing on origination of M&A, capital raising and advisory transactions. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
Prior to his current roles, Stephen practiced law and worked in energy/clean technology – leading the global External Affairs group at Ballard Power Systems (including emerging market business development in Asia). Following Ballard, Stephen founded both a renewable power company and a strategic advisory firm. In addition to serving on portfolio companies’ boards of directors in the past, Stephen has served as Vice-Chair, Fuel Cells Canada; Chair, Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance; Steering Team & Planning Committee, California Fuel Cell Partnership; Member, US Dept. of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Advisory Panel; Director, National Hydrogen Association (US); & Director, US Fuel Cells Council.
Ray currently serves as the Global President of Devvio. Prior to joining Devvio, Ray spent 8 years as a General Partner and Head of European and Corporate Operations for one of the top performing early-stage venture capital funds in the USA. He has more than 20 years of experience in global technology investment, corporate strategy, company building, valuation and strategic financing.
Jamila Piracci has over two decades of experience as a financial services professional. She started her career as an attorney for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, followed by spending over a decade as outside counsel in structured derivatives and as a lawyer for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, where she coordinated market participant solutions to issues ranging from operational challenges involved in novations to auction methodologies for credit default swaps. In 2011, Ms. Piracci was tapped to create the regulatory program at the National Futures Association (NFA) that is responsible for the oversight and margin model reviews of swap dealers under the Dodd-Frank Act. After eight years building and leading the program, she left NFA to relocate with her family from the New York City area to the Houston area. Upon her departure, she began providing regulatory strategy and compliance solutions to market participants.
In addition to her client work and service on the Board of DevvStream Inc., she sits on the Boards of the Futures Industry Association and SwapEx, LLC. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Hidden Road Partners.
Ms. Piracci received her JD and MBA degrees from Cornell University and her AB from Harvard University.