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Warren Weiss
Founder and Partner
Warren, known affectionately as “Bunny,” has had decades of success uncovering tech giants in their emerging stages. His work on SilverSpring Networks earned him a spot on the Forbes Midas List of Technology's Top Investors, and he was recently voted a Top 100 Seed investor by Business Insider magazine. Bunny is a four-time CEO of public and private venture backed companies, and worked with Steve Jobs at NeXT which sold to Apple.

Bunny serves on the Boards of and for WestWave Capital. He remains a General Partner on past funds at Foundation Capital (where he no longer makes new investments), and serves on the board of Visier. Until recently he also served on the board of ForgeRock (IPO), which was sold to Thoma Bravo earlier this year for $2.3 Billion dollars.  Bunny is also on the board of the Weiss Scholarship Foundation, a charity that provides High School Scholarships to children in Kenya.
Gaurav Manglik
Gaurav has been a key driver of innovation in the cloud computing Industry. He co-founded CliQr Technologies in 2010 and served as its CEO until it was acquired by Cisco in 2016. At Cisco, Gaurav led cloud engineering for Cisco’s cloud and container initiatives and advised Cisco on related investments and acquisitions.

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Gaurav holds several patents in the areas of distributed computing and automating infrastructure and applications management. Gaurav currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fractl, Sonet, Spectro Cloud, UnSkript, and Zingly.
Rohan Puranik
Prior to WestWave, Rohan worked at StartX, the Stanford University accelerator. He focused on long term strategy for StartX, and has been a mentor to founders of early-stage StartX companies for nearly ten years. He is also the co-founder and former CTO of MindSumo, a platform connecting students and companies for career and consulting opportunities. MindSumo was backed by Google Ventures, and recently got acquired by MBO Partners.

Rohan graduated from Stanford University in 2009, with a BS in Computer Science focusing on systems and theory. He worked at startups all through his college years, including at Optumsoft (founded by Professor David Cheriton).
Rong Cao
Rong was formerly the VP of Engineering at Auth0 (acq OKTA $6.5B) and SVP of Technology at Socure (scaled from Series C to Series E). Rong was also VP of Technology at Nielsen, and led the company's transition to cloud. Having founded her own privacy startup before her time at Auth0, Rong has the empathy to support founders at the early stages of their companies as well as the expertise to help them scale to multi-billion dollar businesses.

Rong has been a very active angel investor over the past five years. Notably, she was an initial investor in Jasper AI, a generative AI-based company recently valued at $1.1B.

Rong holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Houston where she focused her research on distributed systems. She is a cybersecurity veteran and holds several patents in the areas of identity and security.
Damon Lewis
Damon oversees the financial management, reporting and administrative functions of WestWave and brings over 25 years of experience to his role. Prior to joining WestWave, he was Principal & Chief Financial Officer for Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting company. Damon is a Certified Public Accountant and started his career in public accounting, first at Arthur Andersen, serving public and private companies, and then as a Partner at Sensiba San Filippo where he served venture funds and venture backed technology companies.

Damon earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and is the Chairman of the SPCA’s Audit Committee.
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