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Ben Barak - Ben Barak is a Managing Member of Seraphim Management, LLC, a venture fund management company, and the President of Rosebay Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund management company. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Tech Coast Angels, where he is also an active investor and mentor of startup companies.
Barak is a “well rounded” serial entrepreneur and businessman who has held several executive-level positions in startup companies/entities and has been the founder of five, including the leading group of directories for purchasing managers of electronic components, The Electronics Source Books, which were sold to Primedia in 1993, fast becoming some of the most profitable properties in Primedia’s history.
Barak holds a BSEE (cum laude) and a MSEE, from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and began his professional career as a microwave filters’ design engineer.

Andrea Sloan Pink - Andrea Sloan Pink is a Managing Member of Seraphim Management, LLC, a venture fund management company. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Tech Coast Angels. Ms. Sloan Pink served as General Counsel and Vice-President, Legal Affairs to one of the nation's largest DSL providers. She was a corporate attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP where she headed the Technology Group in Orange County, California. Her practice included advising public and private companies in Internet matters, technology transactions and intellectual property issues. She began her legal practice with Cooley Godward LLP in its San Diego and Palo Alto offices. Ms. Sloan Pink holds a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law where she was Comments Editor of UCLA Law Review. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television.

John Kensey - John Kensey has been the CEO of several early stage companies including two in which he had a founder’s role. He also led and became the CEO of an LBO of an engineering/distribution company that was subsequently acquired by a large European public company. His prior experience includes a six-year period with McKinsey & Company, Inc.

In 1988 he established Avalon Capital to serve as a platform for his consulting activities and his personal investing in early stage companies. Since then consulting to and investing in early stage companies has been his primary activity. He currently has positions as an “angel investor” in over ten early stage companies and is active with most of these companies as either a board member or advisory board member.

John has a BSIE from Stanford University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Strategic Management at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center, Claremont Graduate School. He is also one of the founders of the Tech Coast Angels and remains active in that organization.