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Founder and CEO, Startgrid, Inc. Managing Director, Wavepoint Ventures, LLC
Peter is the CEO of Startgrid, a company developing a software platform that helps entrepreneurs connect to the resources and relationships they need to build companies. Startgrid’s mission is to serve emerging regions where entrepreneurship is growing, but where geographic barriers still limit opportunities for companies to scale.
Peter has also spent almost 20 years as a venture capital investor, helping seed and early-stage entrepreneurs build their businesses. Most recently he co-founded Wavepoint Ventures, a seed fund pursuing investments across Northern California including in smaller communities outside of Silicon Valley.
He's passionate about social entrepreneurship and sits on the Board of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University. He also Chairs the judging for The Tech Awards in the economic development category and has advised PATH.org on the use of venture capital to advance global health. He has a BS from Tufts and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA.