KiwiCo empowers kids to explore, create, and learn with hands-on kits. Mirvie provides a personalized window into pregnancy for early detection and intervention. Grove is committed to a plastic-free future with its line of eco-friendly beauty, home, and lifestyle products. Learn about these 3 exceptional entrepreneurs and their mission to create a better world for our generation and the next ones, building movements and communities, and the milestones in getting to escape velocity.
Maneesh Jain — Co-Founder & CEO, Mirvie
Maneesh has been a life science entrepreneur for the past 20+ years, with founding, CEO, and executive roles in five previous successful start-ups. Maneesh is passionate about building start-up teams to create innovative products that address large unmet needs in healthcare. His previous experience focused on start-ups that built the very first platforms to create more accessible next generation sequencing and medical ultrasound imaging, as well as the first liquid biopsy plasma test for the early detection of cancer. Maneesh is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors for Mission Bio and Mammoth Bioscience. He has also served as an executive advisor at several life science companies including Cellular Research, Counsyl, Inscopix, Invitae, Magarray, and NextBio. Maneesh has degrees from Caltech and Stanford, and trained at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. He is an author on over 20 publications and several patents.
Stu Landesberg — Co-Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative
Stuart Landesberg is the co-founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative, a leading sustainable consumer products company transforming the industry into a force for human and environmental good. Grove creates and curates high-performing, planet-first products across household cleaning, personal care, laundry, clean beauty, and pet. Stu has long been passionate about sustainability. He began building the company that became Grove in 2012 (first under the ePantry name) when he became frustrated that he had to choose between his values and products for his home. He wanted to create a platform that would allow families easy access to healthy, sustainable products. Grove was established in 2016 as a certified B Corp and is now also a public benefit corporation. Grove serves millions of households in the U.S. every year and has raised more than $450 million in total funding to-date. In 2021 alone, Grove’s product innovations are expected to save over 2.3 million pounds of plastic. By 2025, Grove will be 100% plastic-free. Stu was previously with TPG Growth, where he was involved in more than $400 million in consumer and technology investments. Stu and his wife, Caitlin, live in San Francisco with their two children and dog, and spend as much time outside as possible.
Sandra Oh Lin — Founder & CEO, KiwiCo
Sandra Oh Lin is the Founder and CEO of KiwiCo. KiwiCo is inspiring the next generation of innovators by designing and delivering seriously fun and enriching hands-on experiences that build creative confidence and problem solving skills. Before starting KiwiCo, Sandra was the GM for eBay Fashion, a founding member of PayPal Mobile, and part of the early team at an online content management startup and a payments startup. Sandra’s career began in R&D at Procter & Gamble. She’s also a mom of 3 kids who are a constant source of inspiration. Sandra graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before starting KiwiCo, Sandra was the GM for eBay Fashion and a founding member of PayPal Mobile. Additionally, she led product management, marketing, and technology at an online content management startup and a payments startup. Sandra’s early career began in R&D at Procter & Gamble. Sandra graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kamini Ramani — CMO, Mayfield
Kamini Ramani’s mission is to deliver on the Mayfield brand promise to entrepreneurs and to provide a range of support to portfolio companies. Prior to Mayfield, she was a messaging and corporate communications counselor to the leaders of emerging and established technology companies in Silicon Valley for three decades. These included companies from the client-server and internet waves, with a highlight of providing public relations counsel to Steve Jobs at NeXT in 1995. She holds a Masters in Communications from Stanford University, a Masters in English Literature from Yale University, and a Bachelors in English Literature from Bombay University.