Our Team


laura buhler

Executive Director 

Laura Buhler, a Calgary native, joins C100 with deep experience in business development, strategy, partnerships, and marketing. Prior to C100, Laura worked at Gilt.com (a Hudson's Bay Company) where she led Business Development. Prior to Gilt, she was a project manager at the World Economic Forum and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York and Canada. Since moving to the Bay Area from New York, Laura has enjoyed the easy access to the mountains and the sea! On weekends, find her on the slopes skiing or exploring the region's great trails and wineries. 

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VANESSA GREGSON

Head of Operations

Vanessa joins C100 with extensive non-profit development, fundraising and operations experience coupled with hands-on knowledge of startup growth operations to support the C100 community. She attended Arizona State University on a full academic scholarship and graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in International Business Management. Vanessa spends her free time volunteering for a variety of local causes, hiking and biking around the Bay Area and traveling as much as possible.

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MEGAN BACIGALUPI

Program Manager

Megan joins C100 with considerable experience in the non-profit and government sectors, specifically program management and strategic planning. Megan is a graduate of U.C.L.A and U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Following law school, she worked for 7 years in the administration of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Most recently, she managed programing for the non profit Start Small Think Big as they expanded from NYC to the Bay Area. When not working, Megan enjoys coaching her son's soccer team and exploring her adopted home town of Oakland.

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JOSHUA GOODFIELD

Community Manager

Joshua joins the C100 with experience in the non-profit and technology innovation sectors. His past experiences have been in large part centered around cultivating the next-generation of Canadian technology. Joshua's background is in clean technology and sustainability management and graduated with a Master's of Applied Science in Environmental Science and Management. Previously, he has held positions with the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia-Pacific, and the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy. Joshua enjoys spending his time volunteering, learning new skills, travelling, and getting outside as much as possible.

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Elise yu

Program Analyst

Elise joins the C100 as a recent undergrad, with a degree in Commerce- specializing in Marketing- from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. 

Elise has experience in food and bev, retail, and customer service. She loves making new connections and hearing people's stories of success. Elise enjoys spending her commute time listening to podcasts, exploring the Bay Area on the weekends, and watching animal videos in her spare time!

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Board of Directors

Co-Chairs

 
Andre Charoo   VP, New Markets, Hired   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Andre Charoo

VP, New Markets, Hired

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Shari Hatch Jones   Founder & Managing Partner, Sightline Coaching   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Shari Hatch Jones

Founder & Managing Partner, Sightline Coaching

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Ajay Royan   Managing General Partner and Founder, Mithril Capital Management LLC   Twitter  &  Linkedin

Ajay Royan

Managing General Partner and Founder, Mithril Capital Management LLC

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Andrew D’Souza   Co-Founder & CEO, Clearbanc   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Andrew D’Souza

Co-Founder & CEO, Clearbanc

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Anthony Lee   General Partner, Altos Ventures   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Anthony Lee

General Partner, Altos Ventures

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Bram Sugarman   Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, Shopify   Twitter  &  Linkedin

Bram Sugarman

Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, Shopify

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Jennifer Holmstrom   Head of Talent, GGV Capital   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Jennifer Holmstrom

Head of Talent, GGV Capital

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Shaan Pruden   Senior Director, Partnership Management, Apple   Twitter  &  Linkedin

Shaan Pruden

Senior Director, Partnership Management, Apple

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Curt Sigfstead   Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking, JPMorgan   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Curt Sigfstead

Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking, JPMorgan

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Ruth Hennigar   Board Member   LinkedIn

Ruth Hennigar

Board Member

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Yen Lee   Former Chief Growth Officer, Ebates (Rakuten)   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Yen Lee

Former Chief Growth Officer, Ebates (Rakuten)

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Janet Bannister   General Partner, Real Ventures   Twitter  &  LinkedIn

Janet Bannister

General Partner, Real Ventures

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Sean Harrington   VP City Solutions, Verizon   Twitter  &  Linkedin

Sean Harrington

VP City Solutions, Verizon

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