Member Spotlights

April 14, 2017

Steven Sesar (’96)

Co-Founder and President of FreedomPop
Steven Sesar is a seasoned consumer internet entrepreneur, Co-Founder and President of FreedomPop, the highly publicized free mobile phone startup, responsible for customer acquisition, retention, monetization and all company operations.

Prior to FreedomPop, Steven served as VP Marketing & Revenue for Woo Media, Inc., an online interactive video platform with multiple consumer properties across web, Facebook and mobile platforms, and was responsible for driving over 10 million registered users, developing a multi-million dollar revenue stream and positioning Woo Media for acquisition.
April 10, 2017

Veeral Hardev (’04)

Director of Business Development at Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
Veeral Hardev came from family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Growing up in the Bay Area, he always wanted to attend UCLA. His passion for technology led him to the field of engineering but he always knew he wanted to be involved in business side of things. In 2004, Hardev graduate from UCLA with a B.S. in Materials Science and a B.A. in Economics.

Since then, he has authored numerous patents and has advanced from entry-level engineer to director at Nanosys, Inc. reporting directly to the CEO. During his time at Nanosys, Hardev has helped lead the transition of the company from R&D to a profitable business.
December 18, 2016

Eric Dy, PhD (’14)

Co-founder and CEO of Bloomlife
Eric brings a unique perspective on the needs, opportunities, and challenges in emerging healthcare technologies and delivery models informed by multi-disciplinary technical expertise and insight gained through business development in consumer and medical markets.

Prior to co-founding Bloomlife, Eric served as senior business development manager at IMEC leading sales and partnership activities in North America. In his 3 years leading sales activities in North America, Eric generated $25M+ in revenue from partnerships covering next gen sequencing, remote patient monitoring, hyperspectral imaging, and mixed-signal chip design.
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.