Team

Warren Weiss

Founder & Managing Partner

Warren, more commonly known as "Bunny", thrives on seeking out and uncovering early emerging technology winners. He remains a General Partner at Foundation Capital (where he is no longer making new investments). He currently serves on the boards of Orkus, ForgeRock, Visier, Moxie Software, SilkRoad Technology. He was named to the Forbes Midas List of Technology's Top Investors for his work with SilverSpring Networks. Bunny is a four time CEO of venture backed companies, and worked with Steve Jobs at Next Software. Bunny is also on the board of the Weiss Scholarship Foundation. The foundation was created in memory of Bernard and Elsie Weiss. In spite of their difficult circumstances, they worked hard to make sure their three sons had a great education—and therefore great lives. Bernard and Elsie were passionate about education and understood its importance in creating a successful life. That’s why Brett, their son, felt it was appropriate to begin this foundation in their memory. Inspired by Bernard’s and Elsie’s dedication and passion, we work each day to empower children by trying to create a world in which every child has the opportunity to receive a great education.



Rohan Puranik

Partner

Rohan's most recent experience includes work at StartX, the Stanford accelerator. He focused on long term strategy for StartX, and has been a mentor to founders of early-stage StartX companies for nearly seven years. He is also the co-founder and former CTO of MindSumo, a platform connecting students and companies for career and consulting opportunities. He studied Computer Science at Stanford, focusing on systems and theory. Rohan worked at startups all through his college years, including at Optumsoft (founded by Professor David Cheriton).



Gail Haney

Chief Financial Officer

Gail joined WestWave Capital in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the financial management, reporting, and administrative functions of WestWave and brings over 20 years of Venture Capital finance experience to the firm. Gail was most recently the Management Company Controller at Felicis Ventures. Prior to that, Gail spent seventeen years at Foundation Capital, first as Controller and later as CFO, where she was involved with the company’s finance, operations and administrative management. Gail started her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Mohr, Davidow Ventures as Controller in 1996. Gail holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.