About Bay Area Ventures

Bay Area Ventures is a weekly show about the Bay Area way of doing business. As a co-host, I cover all aspects of what makes working and living in the Bay Area unique and special. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, from politics to public policy, from venture financing to M&A I try to cover it all in order to help you apply the great practices of the Bay Area to your ventures.
The show airs live from our studio at the campus of Wharton San Francisco, on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco on Mondays from 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET. The show replays on Monday 9pm PT, Wednesday 1am PT, Thursday 11am PT and Saturday 9am PT. It can also be downloaded or streamed via the SiriusXM mobile app.
Each week I feature two guests or companies for one hour each. Here is a list of upcoming and past guests:

Upcoming Guests

August 21, 2017
  Tentative Jocelyn Mangan, COO of - Snagajob
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  TBA
 

Recent Guests

May 22, 2017
  Paul Charney, CEO and Erica Fortescue, Creativity Architect of - Funworks
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Alex Lubinsky, Founder and CEO - Rentberry
 
April 24, 2017
  Jim Wunderman, CEO - Bay Area Council Quarterly Update
  Christopher Farm, Co-Founder and CEO - Tenjin   Dave McLean, Founder and CEO - Magnolia Brewing
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Martin Plaehn, CEO - Control 4   Mark Chung, Co-Founder & CEO - Verdigris
 
March 27, 2017
  Wenyi Cai - Founder and Managing Partner of Polymath Ventures and Jeremy Dann, Adjunct Professor - USC Marshall School of Business
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Sara Margulis, Co-Founder and CEO - HoneyFund as seen on ABC's Shark Tank
 
February 13, 2017
  Bay Area Ventures Conversation of the Month with Parry Bedi, Co-Founder and CEO - GlimpzIt
  Jonathan Swanson, Co-Founder and President - Thumbtack
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Tim Chen - Founder & CEO of NerdWallet
 
January 23, 2017
  Bay Area Ventures Conversation of the Month with Sami Kaipa, Co-Founder and CTO - GlimpzIt
  Abe Sher, Managing Partner - Energetico Ventures
  M&A Moment 2016 review and 2017 forecast with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Bay Area Council Economic Update 2016 review and 2017 forecast with Jim Wunderman, CEO - Bay Area Council
 

2016

December 19, 2016
  Bay Area Ventures Conversation of the Month with Parry Bedi, Co-Founder and CEO - GlimpzIt
  Paul Judge, Co-Founder & CEO - Luma
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Sheyrl O'Loughlin - CEO and President of REBBL and author of "Killing It: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart"
 
November 14, 2016
  Parry Bedi, Co-Founder and CEO - GlimpzIt
  Jim Fowler, Founder & CEO - Owler
 
October 24, 2016
  Dr. Micah Weinberg, President - Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  Erik Jones, CEO - Jacobian Engineering
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, Representative for California's 18th Congressional District Anna G. Eshoo
 
August 22, 2016
  Jeremy Dann, Adjunct Professor - USC Marshall School of Business
  David Wan, CEO - Harvard Business Publishing
  Adi Ingnatius, Edtor-in-Chief - Harvard Business Review
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Jum Whitehurst, CEO - Red Hat and author of The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance
 
July 25, 2016
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Kirk Heath, CEO and Tom Clifford, Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founders, - Modio
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder - Asana
 
June 20, 2016
  Dave Cogdill, President and CEO - California Building Industry Association
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Jim Dolce, CEO - Lookout.com
   
May 16, 2016
  Dale Dourgherty, Founder and CEO - Maker Media
  Marcus Weller, Co-Founder and CEO - Skully.com
   
April 25, 2016
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder and CDO - Indiegogo
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Emmett Carson, CEO - The Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  
April 18, 2016
  Co-Founders Chris Farm, CEO and Amir Manji - Tenjin, Inc.
  Jamis MacNiven, Owner - Bucks Woodside
  
March 21, 2016
  Special Agents Malcolm Palmore and Robert McMenomy - FBI - San Francisco Division
  Cristi Hegranes, Founder and Executive Director - Global Press Insutitute
  
February 29, 2016
  Amit Yoran, President - RSA
  Shan Sinha, Founder and CEO - Highfive
  Jason Fass, Chairman of the Board - Zepp Labs
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Founders - Minnesota Street Project
  
February 1, 2016
  Mark Chung, Founder and CEO - Verdigris
  Thomas Pedersen, Co-Founder and CEO - Onelogin
 

2015

December 14, 2015
  Daniel Farrar, CEO - Switchfly
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Michael Kim, Managing Partner - Cendana Capital
 
November 23, 2015
  Ward Carter, Founder and CEO & John Rafferty, Marketing Director - Tric Tools
  Ariel Tseitlin, Partner - Scale Venture Partners
 
October 26, 2015
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Mark Leahy, Partner - Fenwick + West
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Liz Cabrera-Spencer, Director of Marketing - Smart Utility Systems
 
October 19, 2015
  Elisa Jagerson, CEP - Speck Design
  Ashmeet Sidana, Founder and Managing Partner - Engineering Capital
 
September 28, 2015
  David Rodnitzky, Founder and CEO - 3Q Digital
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Chosen Cheng, VP, Marketing - Eternaltile
 
August 31, 2015
  Balaji Prabhakar, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist - Urban Engines
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Martin Plaehn, CEO - Control 4
 
July 20, 2015
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Derek Newell, CEO - Jiff
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Farhad Mohit, CEO - Flipagram
 
June 22, 2015
  Cristina Banks, Director - Interdiciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Bruce Ives, CEO - LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network)
 
June 1, 2015
  Tim Sullivan, CEO - Ancestry.com
  Tina Sciabica, Executive Director - READ Global
 
April 13, 2015
  Wences Casares, Founder and CEO - Xapo and Dan Morehead, Founder and CEO - Pantera Capital
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Roger Shinmoto, VP, Product Development - Patriot Memory
 
March 2, 2015
  Sheryl O'Loughlin, Faculty - Sonoma State University
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Mark Randall, VP, Creativity - Adobe and Jeremy Dann, Adjunct Professor - USC Marshall School of Business
 
January 12, 2015
  Shan Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO - Highfive
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Rick Gilbert, Founder - PowerSpeaking
 

2014

December 15, 2014
  Pat Lencioni, Author and Founder - The Table Group
  Chris Ehrlich, Managing Partner - Locust Walk Partners and Peter Milner, CEO - Heart Metabolics
 
November 24, 2014
  Parry Bedi, CEO and Sami Kaipa, COO, Co-Founders - GlimpzIt
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Adam Gettings, Founder and CEO - Leeo
 
October 27, 2014
  Steve Gerbsman, Founder and CEO - Gerbsman Partners
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Noah Lang, Co-Founder and CEO - Stride Health
 
October 13, 2014
  Jason Fass, CEO - Zepp Labs
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Jordan Ritter, Founder and CEO and Brian Valentine, Managing Principal - Ivy Softworks
 
September 29, 2014
  Jacob Jaber, CEO - Philz Coffee
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Sarah Brubacher, Director, University Programs - eBay
 
September 8, 2014
  Pete Wheelan, CEO - Inside Track
  Chuck Reed - Mayor of San Jose from 2007-2014
 
August 25, 2014
  Mark Randall, Chief Strategist and VP, Creativity - Adobe
  Doug Tomlinson, Founder and CEO - Vino Volo
 
August 18, 2014
  Fred Reid, Founding CEO - Virgin America
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Dan Feldstein, COO and Co-Founder - Red Ventures
 
August 4, 2014
  Mark Seiden, Principal - MSB Associates
  Sarah Leary, Co-Founder and VP, Marketing - Nextdoor
 
July 28, 2014
  Dr. Michael Housman, Chief Analytics Officer - Evolv (now Cornerstone)
  Eurie Kim, Partner - Forerunner Ventures
 
July 14, 2014
  Terry Kramer, Visiting Scholar - UCLA Anderson School of Management
  M&A Moment with Rick Climan, Partner - Hogan Lovells
  Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder and CEO - AngelList
 
July 7, 2014
  Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner - GGV Capital
  Bay Area Council Quarterly Update with Jim Wunderman, CEO - The Bay Area Council
  Dave Grenell and Topher White, Co-Founders - Rainforest Connection
 
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