eTail West 2018

February 26-March 01, 2018

JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA


Tim Chang

Mayfield Fund

Tim leads consumer technology investments at Mayfield focusing on next-gen Commerce & Marketplaces, Communities, Health & Wellness and Digital Media, and has been named to the Forbes Midas List and the AlwaysOn Power Players of top investors, as well as receiving the Special Achievement award from the Gamification Summit for his work in leveraging game design thinking. Tim has led early stage investments in Iridigm, Playdom, ngmoco, Basis, AdChina, and Moat, creating more than $2.6B in total exit value. His current portfolio includes Grove Collaborative, Massdrop, Ript Labs, Classpass, HealthTap, TRIPP, Next Entertainment, Pillow, Lantern and 3Drobotics. Tim holds an MBA with honors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MSEE/BSEE from the University of Michigan. Tim is an accomplished musician who performer in three bands, and is passionate about leveraging technology with wisdom to boost consciousness and fitness across body, mind and spirit.

11:35 AM Keynote Panel Discussion: The Venture Capital Perspective: Retail’s Future

Get the perspective of leading VCs around retail opportunities, the state of eCommerce and how to look ahead in the future.  Peer into their crystal ball during this Q&A driven group discussion:
• What types of businesses in the startup ecosystem investors are interested in 
• Explaining which technologies VCs are hot on right now
• Finding the right fit: the best ways of identifying and connecting the right investors and start-ups
• Once the deal is closed, what are the next steps? How to stay ahead of the tech curve?