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Jeff Wallace is a long-time Silicon Valley, Bay Area resident who for many years has dedicated himself to serving the needs of companies, both locally and abroad, in their understanding of how to best deploy mobile technology and create an environment for innovation and disruption. Additionally, he consults with global startup ecosystems, including governments, corporations and startup accelerators/entrepreneurs, to help catalyze startup environments and to create a bridge for global startup entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley.
Jeff is President of Global Kinetics, a Bay Area based corporate advisor & market development partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. He is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, an online platform allowing global entrepreneurs to access Silicon Valley content, coaching & connections as they build viable businesses. In addition, he is a Founding Investor, former President / Managing Partner of Batchery, a global incubator for seed stage startups. Jeff is a SkyAdvisor at UC Berkeley's startup incubator, SkyDeck, and an investor in SkyDeck Fund. He is also a member of the Berkeley Angel Network, an angel investment group comprised of alumni and faculty of UC Berkeley. He is a mentor to several startup accelerators where he advises early stage companies. He is an active angel investor. Previously, he worked for Cognizant as founder & Global Head for Mobility, IoT & UX practice areas. He is a frequent keynote speaker at global technology and startup conferences. Jeff earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers College & an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Technology from UC Berkeley.