Google Ventures And Khosla Ventures Join In2 Summit Lineup
Charting the future of public relations
Holmes Report
News and insights from the global PR industry

Google Ventures And Khosla Ventures Join In2 Summit Lineup

Holmes Report

Google Ventures And Khosla Ventures Join In2 Summit Lineup
[caption id="attachment_1245" align="alignright" width="196"]Eric Glass Eric Glass[/caption] Google Ventures' communications partner Jodi Olson and Khosla Ventures' Mojgan Khalili, as well as Workday's head of comms Eric Glass and San Jose Mercury News startup reporter Peter Delevett', have joined the lineup for the 2014 In2 Innovation Summit in San Francisco. Olson [pictured top, left] leads communications for the Google Ventures team and advises portfolio companies on their public relations strategies. Prior to joining Google Ventures, she led consumer and platform communications for Twitter, during a time when the company grew rapidly from startup to global brand. Previously, she ran marketing communications for social search company Kosmix, which was acquired by Walmart. Jodi spent the earlier years of her career on the PR agency side, consulting to a mix of Fortune 500 companies and technology startups.

Khalili is operating partner at Khosla Ventures where she focuses on all aspects of communications, and taps into her aggregate experience in politics, enterprise technologies, Internet and consumers to the task of guiding the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to Khosla, she drove all communications strategy and message development for Yahoo's product and tech organization. Before that, she spent time at NEC and later Cisco, where she held a series of leadership roles -- including managing strategic communications for Cisco’s CEO council and leading content development for domestic and global markets. She's also worked on Santa Clara County's largest public works project and served as press secretary for a local politician -- which earned her a spot on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “30 Under 30.”

Glass leads the global PR team at Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human capital management and financial management software that was launched with venture funding. In October 2012, Workday had a successful IPO that valued the company at $9.5 billion. Glass joined Workday in March 2012 and previously held a senior post at Hill + Knowlton Strategies advising clients including Salesforce, Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Delevett writes about startups and venture capital for the San Jose Mercury News. He’s covered Silicon Valley since the dot-com era, when his Wiretap column first became required reading for tech-watchers. Peter also spent years editing the Merc's political coverage, culminating with the Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman governor's race. In his voluminous spare time, he's an award-winning travel writer.

All four join a session on "The New Rules of Venture Capital, PR & Marketing" that explores the impact of VCs now routinely employing in-house marketing experts to -- not only raise the profile of their funds -- but also their portfolio companies. The session is being moderated by former CNBC Silicon Valley bureau chief Jim Goldman, now EVP at the Zeno Group.

The In2 Innovation Summit brings together the industry's brightest, most forward-looking thinkers to chart the future of engagement. It will be held at the Four Seasons San Francisco, January 22 & 23.
View Style:

Load 3 More
comments powered by Disqus