Member Spotlights

December 1, 2016

Susie Kim (’15)

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pluto Money
Susie is co-founder and chief creative officer of Pluto Money, a mobile personal finance app that fuses behavioral science with technology to help millennials build better money habits and reach their saving goals.
December 8, 2015

Songe LaRon (’06)

Co-founder and CEO of Squire
Songe is the co-founder and CEO of Squire, a startup that is positively disrupting the male grooming industry by allowing people to book and pay for a haircut from their phones in a just few taps. The iOS mobile app uses a combination of search features based on style, budget, and location in order to both simplify and savor the finer facets of the barbershop experience.

The iOS mobile app uses a combination of search features based on style, budget, and location in order to both simplify and savor the finer facets of the barbershop experience.
August 17, 2015

Steve Seigel (’05)

President of Silversheet
Steve is the President of Santa Monica Based Healthcare Start-Up Silversheet. Silversheet is a cloud-based credentialing & privileging platform for doctors, allied health, and nurses. Silversheet is backed by top-tier investors, including Upfront Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Slow Ventures, BAM Ventures, and SV Angel.
July 19, 2015

Carlos Camara, PhD (’06)

Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Tribogenics
Dr. Carlos Camara is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Tribogenics, a leading innovator of portable x-ray technology for industrial and consumer applications. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from UCLA in 2006, Camara continued conducting research as a postdoctoral scholar, which led to a breakthrough study in x-ray production through triboluminescence, the phenomenon on which this new technology is based.

According to Camara, the academic and technical training he received on campus was key to generating technology innovation and advancing entrepreneurship in the private sector. He first joined the UCLA community in 1998 while participating in an undergraduate exchange program from Mexico. Forming early bonds with the scientific community on campus helped him to grow both personally and professionally.
July 19, 2015

Oneal Bhambini (’01)

Partner, TCW/Craton & CFO, Flywheel
Oneal is concurrently CFO of Flywheel, a venture backed transportation technology company, and a partner at TCW/Craton, a technology-focused private equity arm of TCW, an investment firm majority owned by The Carlyle Group with $180 billion of assets under management.

Growing up in San Jose, California, then the heart of Silicon Valley, Bhambani found himself drawn to the tech industry at an early age. As an undergraduate, he wrote Charles Schwab & Co.'s very first cloud-based web application, which used Java server-side solutions for a consumer-facing product, and, after graduation, pitched merger and acquisitions strategies to tech companies as an analyst for UBS Investment Bank in San Francisco.