Made by companies owned or operated by Haas alumni. Some offer special discounts to the Haas community and/or give a portion of revenue earned back to the Haas Fund.
Thomas Chalberg, MBA 11, PhD
Founded in 2006, Advernum is a privately held biotechnology company that develops technologies and products for sustained delivery of therapeutic proteins to the eye to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as other ophthalmologic disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal degeneration, and glaucoma. Thomas Chalberg, MBA 11, PhD, is the company’s CEO and Co-Founder.
The Advisory Group
Greg Patterson, MBA OO, co-owner/co-founder of The Advisory Group
The Advisory Group is a Wealth & Life Strategy firm, designed to help people make work optional through life-changing financial advice. The firm advises approximately $1billion.
Has your success unlocked new opportunities, challenges, and questions? At The Advisory Group, we take a holistic approach to financial planning and wealth management, to help you articulate and create the life you want. With the right knowledge, listening, guidance, strategies, and a proven process, we are your financial coach and support team, simplifying and optimizing your financial life and goals. As a result, you can enjoy more time doing what is most important to you, while knowing how to stay on track. We are true fiduciaries, your goals and interests always come first.
Turn your success into freedom, and also improve the lives of others. The Advisory Group serves business owners and leaders in their three financial opportunity/responsibility realms: Self/family (personal wealth); Employees (retirement plans), and; Community (endowments).
As part of our commitment to giving back, The Advisory Group of San Francisco, LLC makes a donation to Haas in the first year of every new relationship with a Haas alum.
Learn more: www.AdvisoryGroupSF.com
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Doug Kirkpatrick, MBA 97
AlphaGlider manages low cost, actively managed investment strategies, in the best interest of retail investors across the United States. After a 15-year career as an international equity analyst and portfolio manager with the Artisan Partners and Janus Capital mutual fund families, Doug Kirkpatrick, CFA, MBA 97 founded AlphaGlider in 2013. He currently serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer. AlphaGlider is a registered investment adviser.
Shing Wong, MBA02
Are you a salesperson, marketer, or conference organizer looking to learn more about your live audience or to amplify your message? Ampslide is a new interactive presentation tool that enables you to live share slides with your audience in real time. Audiences in turn can instantly share your content to their networks, without any software required. Find out more at ampslide.com!
Back to the Roots
Alejandro Velez, BS 09 and Nikhil Arora, BS 09
Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora (both BS 09) during their last semester at Haas. Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots created the Grow-at-Home Mushroom Farm. Available at over 3,000 retail locations around the country it lets anyone easily grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home in just 10 days. They recently launched the AquaFarm, a self-cleaning fish tank that grows food. A closed-loop ecosystem, this award-winning product looks great in any kitchen or classroom.
Beyond the Arc
Steven J Ramirez, MBA 91, Jacqueline Espinoza MBA 91, Tony Pines MBA 90, and Brandon Purcell MBA 09
Beyond the Arc is a Berkeley-based customer experience consulting firm led by CEO Steven J Ramirez, MBA 91. We work on the cutting edge of Big Data, helping our clients define their Big Data strategy, mine the data for valuable customer insights, and operationalize these insights to achieve measurable ROI. Beyond the Arc was recently named one of the Most Promising Big Data companies by CIO Review. In addition to our Big Data team, we have practice groups in customer experience and brand communications. We currently have 4 Haas alumni on staff — Steven J Ramirez, Jacqueline Espinoza MBA 91, Tony Pines MBA 90, and Brandon Purcell MBA 09 — and many of our clients are in the Haas alumni ecosystem
Bezels & Bytes
Melissa Koerner, BCEMBA 11
Stay connected in style! Bezels & Bytes creates accessories for wearable tech, including gold plated bracelets for your Fitbit. Now you can ditch the rubber fitness bracelet and count steps in style. It is a great gift! Get free shipping and free returns. Melissa Koerner, BCEMBA 11, co-founded the company in 2015.
Bob Basso, MBA 03 and Jamin Seid, MBA 03
Cannae Partners is a private real estate company that invests in value-add properties on the West Coast, principally in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm’s founding partners Bob Basso, and Jamin Seid, both MBA 03, specialize in real estate investment and development in R&D, industrial, office, and land.
Mauri Schwartz , EWMBA 85
Career Insiders is a Career Management and Talent Acquisition Consultancy founded by Haas alum Mauri Schwartz to help companies and job seekers with career and talent management needs. Mauri is proud to offer fellow Haas alumni a 10% discount off any of Career Insiders’ services. Career Insiders provides both individual job seeker services, and corporate talent management solutions in the areas of recruitment, outplacement, executive coaching, and employee career development. Options range from 1:1 sessions to small groups and presentations to any size of audience.
Andreas Otto, MBA 08
Caremondo is a global digital marketplace for high-quality medical tourism where patients can compare medical or aesthetic treatments and book appointments at more than 100 trusted hospitals worldwide. Patients receive comprehensive services including translations, interpreters, and international travel arrangements. Additionally, Caremondo asists its partner hospitals in their global online marketing to increase visibility and international patient attendance. Caremondo was co-founded by Andreas Otto, MBA 08, in 2014 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Hari Harikrishnan, MBA 99
Founded by Hari Harikrishnan, MBA 99, The Cerebrus Group is a Silicon Valley based strategy consultancy that delivers executable strategic plans for products and services portfolio modernization and go-to-market evolution. Cerebrus focuses on strategies that require blending business goals and digital technologies to achieve transformation. Visit us at TheCerebrus.com
Miles McGinley, FTMBA 18
Clarity Consultants helps you take Talent Development objectives from vision to reality. Our elite L&D consultants deliver game-changing strategies and training. The world’s most forward-thinking companies trust Clarity to design, develop, and deploy learning programs that create more engaged and future-ready employees. For over 30 years, we’ve provided consulting talent for every element of learning and talent development including Needs Assessments, Learning Strategy & Planning, Instructional Design & eLearning Development, Training Facilitation & Delivery, Learning Technology Strategy & Support, and Organizational Development & Change Management.
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Quang H. Tran, MBA 09
Clingme was co-founded by Quang H. Tran, MBA 09, with an ambition to connect local merchants with potential customers. The app aims at providing a customized experience for users in exploring local life: such as shops, food and entertainment. Clingme was first launched in 2014 in Vietnam, and expect to roll out through out South East Asia in the near future.
David Lyng Real Estate
Morgan Lyng Lukina, BS 06 and Greg Lukina, MBA 13
Since 1980, David Lyng Real Estate has remained committed to delivering the most comprehensive real estate services throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara counties. The goal at David Lyng is to maximize your buying and selling power by utilizing over thirty years of real estate experience and marketing. David and Sally Lyng started their firm with one small office and four real estate agents. Over the years, they have grown it to five offices and over 120 real estate agents. Just recently David and Sally have begun transitioning the business to their two daughters, Megan Lyng and Morgan Lyng Lukina, BS 06, and their son-in-law, Greg Lukina, MBA 13. This next generation is committed to continuing the company’s mission of providing exceptional service and support throughout their client’s real estate transactions. Contact David Lyng Real Estate for all of your Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley real estate needs. Contact [email protected], mention Haas, and David Lyng Real Estate will donate 3% of their commission (up to $1,500 per transaction) to the Haas Fund
DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP
Len Conapinski, MBA 12
DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP is a boutique law firm with offices in Los Angeles, the San Francisco bay area, and Research Triangle North Carolina, co-founded by Len Conapinski, MBA 12. The firm focuses on commercial transactions and project finance, with particular experience representing renewable energy companies, technology companies, and startups. For smaller companies that are seeing increased legal workflow but that do not have the need for a full-time in-house counsel, the firm can provide part-time general counsel services.
Far Leaves Tea
Peter Christy, MBA 92
Far Leaves Tea has been a home away from home for Cal students and alumni, both as staff and customers, since 1998. Our Pacific Rim style teahouse provides tea, teaware, and space for people to get away from their busy lives and enjoy the practice of making and sharing tea with friends or sipping alone with one’s thoughts. Far Leaves will give a 10% discount on your purchase and will contribute 10% to the Haas Fund when you enter the code GoBears! at checkout.
Nick Paranomos, BS 06
GameOn is a free chat app that gives fans a better way to connect around sports. The concept is simple: huddle up with your friends around your favorite teams and talk trash before, during and after the game. We push your team’s most interesting news, stats and live game updates right into the huddle to make it easier than ever to get your GameOn with friends. Nick Paranomos, BS 06, is GameOn’s CMO
Gifts for Good
Laura Hertz, BS 13
Gifts for Good is the first source for corporate gifts with a social impact. They offer life-changing products made by over 60 different nonprofit and social enterprise partners, impacting lives in 50 states and 72 countries around the globe. Whether you need branded swag, custom gift boxes for employees or clients, or a choice of gifts or charity impact options delivered via email Gifts for Good has you covered. You can use code “GoBears!” for 5% off your entire order.
Steven Lam, BS 10
GoGoVan is a rapidly expanding delivery-van reservation and renting service. It allows customers to request a van and driver for short deliveries or transportation through a mobile app. The community of delivery providers available on GoGoVan ranges from motorcycles, vans, lorries, to even 10 feet to 26 feet trucks. GoGoVan empowers logistics service providers to tap into a city-wide pool of demand that was previously out of their reach. Founder Steven Lam graduated from Haas in 2010.
Max Wesman, MBA 10
GoodHire helps companies build great teams through its innovative online employment background screening service. GoodHire helps thousands of companies of all sizes comply with FCRA legal requirements, while delivering fast, affordable, and accurate reports. Founded in 2012 by Max Wesman, MBA 10, GoodHire is part of Inflection.com, a recognized leader in online public records and identity management. We are excited to offer Haas alumni 25% off their first GoodHire report. Please use the provided link to receive this discount.
Nick Livingston, EWMBA 14
Honeit.ai is cloud-based interview technology for recruiting, hiring and research. The Honeit interview platform automatically schedules, records, transcribes, indexes and parses interview questions and answers from phone, voip or video calls. Instead of typing interview notes and summaries, companies can easily search, analyze and share “interview intelligence”. Honeit turns interviews into insights for quick collaboration and better team decisions.
HOTWORX Downtown San Jose
David Heindel, FTMBA 83
HOTWORX is a revolutionary health & fitness option. Our family-owned and operated studio is located right in the Bay Area (San Jose). Our studio offers 24-hour access to workout sessions in an enclosed infrared sauna led by certified virtual instructors. Our 11 different sessions last 15 to 30 minutes, so, this is the perfect way to get more workouts in with less time while taking advantage of the many benefits of infrared heat. Enjoy 50% off your enrollment fee.
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Jeff Gundell, BS 79
Jag Forms is a broker of printing, promotional products, and logo’d apparel. Jeff Gundell, BS 79, established Jag Forms in 1986, and now runs the company with his daughter, Sara. In addition to providing quality products to our customers, Jag’s mission is to reduce or eliminate the stress associated with buying and managing these products. It’s always our goal to make your job easier. Jag is also a licensed supplier for UC Berkeley, and is proud to work with many departments & programs on campus.
Last Minute Gear
James Dong, BS 10
Last Minute Gear is an outdoor gear shop, whose broader mission is to make the outdoors more accessible while reducing waste and unnecessary overconsumption. Like a traditional retailer, they sell brand new, high quality equipment. But unconventionally, they also have a 24/7/365 rental program, with some of the same high quality equipment at 90% off retail prices. Additionally, they host a free-to-borrow community gear library. Based in San Francisco, but serving the Bay Area and beyond!
Brian Liou, BS 13, and Tristan Tao, Cal 14
Leada was founded by Brian Liou, BS 13, and Tristan Tao, Cal 14. We believe statistics, computer science, and business are fundamental skills for the 21st century and want to empower professionals with these skills for their careers. Leada provides online courses in data science & analytics. Our content emphasizes industry skills and project based learning. Special enterprise packages can be offered for Haas alumni, email [email protected]
Belinda Lyons-Newman, MBA 12
Lyons-Newman Consulting helps leaders of nonprofits guide their organizations toward success. We work with nonprofit executives and boards of directors to clarify organizational problems and explore solutions. We have helped nonprofits navigate transitions, form partnerships, grow their memberships, and actualize their missions. Our consulting services draw on the latest research, theories, tools and frameworks from the nonprofit and private sectors to tailor effective strategies for your organization’s unique needs. Founded by Belinda Lyons-Newman, MBA 12.
Bhavin Parikh, MBA 10 and the late Hansoo Lee, MBA 10
Magoosh helps students get into college and grad school. We offer online and mobile preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. We also offer support navigating the admissions process. We have already helped over 500,000 students in over 200 countries. We provide both self-paced learning via videos and practice questions and live online cohorted classes. We believe that higher education should be accessible to all, and we’re aiming to break down barriers and expand access. Magoosh was cofounded by Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi, and the late Hansoo Lee, all MBA 10.
Viola Sutanto, BS 97
We are a design studio based in San Francisco with a simple mission: to delight and inspire through exceptional design and uncompromising quality, using eco-friendly sources of the highest quality whenever possible. We make functional home and travel goods that are simple solutions for everyday. Live each day delightfully. Viola Sutanto, BS 97, is the Founder and Creative Director. Cal alumni receive 20% off with discount code CALBEARS20
Glenn Ballard, CPA, EWMBA 10
Glenn Ballard, CPA, EWMBA 10, leads Marpé Finance & Accounting, a professional accounting practice focused on startups and early-stage companies. Sevices include: Startup CFO – a ‘one-stop shop’ for all accounting, tax & valuation needs; 409a Valuation – private company stock valuation; Audit Prep – for later stage private companies; IPO Readiness – and technical accounting consulting for the SEC audit; M&A Support – for companies who choose a merger as their exit strategy. Marpé will offer its most favored rates to Berkeley alumni.
Sandeep Shroff, MBA 00
myStartUpCFO provides a full-stack CFO office to startups on demand — from day to day bookkeeping based on US GAAP/accrual based accounting to help with financings, Board/investor management, budgeting and planning, due-diligence, compliance, taxation, etc. They’ve worked with 300+ entrepreneurs and helped dozens of them raise over $150+ in equity and debt financings. Sandeep Shroff, MBA 00, started the company in 2013 and has 20+ years of experience in growing companies from unfunded dreams to a sale to Fortune 10 buyers.
Kevin Casey, MBA 09
New Avenue delivers a better quality of life to families across the Bay Area by making it easier to add an ADU to your home. The company has helped over 1,000 families since they started in 2009. New Avenue’s online management platform automates everything you need to successfully complete a custom project including all payments, contracts, proposals, scheduling and invoicing. Their teams of designers and builders deliver all necessary design, permitting and construction services in one seamless design/build process. New Avenue is a long time leader in the national trend to reinvent existing homes for multigenerational living and longer term ownership with ADUs. Founder & CEO Kevin Casey earned his MBA from Haas in 2009.
Scott Kucirek, MBA 99
OCHO candy was created to provide candy lovers a delicious, organic alternative to traditional candy bars. They use the finest, organic ingredients and handcraft their bars with no preservatives, additives, or artificial flavors so that you taste the difference in every bite. The OCHO philosophy is that candy bars are fun, so have attempted to put a bit of fun into their website and in all that they do. OCHO Candy Bars will donate 10% of sales back to the Haas Fund.
Primary Residental Mortage, Inc.
Mike Koran BS 03
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. is a national, independent, full-service, residential mortgage banker. Co-founded in 2008 by Mike Koran BS 03, PRMI-SF is located at 1746 18th St., San Francisco. We have our own in-house underwriting and processing team, ensuring your loan is turned around quickly and efficiently. Since graduating from Berkeley Haas, Mike has worked tirelessly to redefine the customer experience in the mortgage industry. With more than $1B of closed origination volume in his career helping more than 5,000 homeowners, Mike has earned countless merits and awards and exemplifies the highest level of expertise and leadership in the mortgage industry. SPECIAL: Appraisal costs paid by Haas Alumni will be reimbursed at closing on all transactions AND all pre-approval qualifications are free of charge!
Sam Willard Photography
Founded by Sam Willard, BS 97
Founded by Sam Willard, BS 97, Sam Willard Photography specializes in compelling business portraiture that strengthens personal and corporate brands—professional headshots, at-work lifestyle imagery, and event photography. From individuals looking to stand out in the job market, to large enterprises looking to showcase their people and culture, Sam has spent more than a decade specializing exclusively in business portraiture for clients nationwide. Special 25% headshot discount for alumni!
Arthur Bretschneider, EWMBA 16 and Sushanth Ramakrishna, EWMBA 16
Seniorly is a consumer solution for the under-innovated senior living space. Seniorly empowers families to make better decisions when searching for senior housing options, by providing them with real time availabilities, pricing, videos, and links to inspection reports. Arthur Bretschneider founded the company with classmate Sushanth Ramakrishna at Berkeley Haas while pursuing their MBAs (EWMBA 2016). Arthur is a third generation senior housing operator, and Sushanth was most recently a lead engineer at Salesforce. The company launched in January 2015.
Silicon Valley Sales Group, Inc. | Sandler Training
David Cowan, FTMBA 96
The Silicon Valley Sales Group works with entrepreneurial and visionary business owners to identify and address the challenges limiting their sales success. Those challenges typically include a lack of process, accountability, confidence, and core selling skills. We tailor our coaching and training programs to address their specific needs and goals while teaching the Sandler Selling System, a manageable, repeatable, scalable sales process and proven methodology. Our clients often realize 2X and greater improvement in their sales results. In addition to being a certified Sandler trainer, David Cowan holds BA & MBA degrees from UC Berkeley. He draws on his formal education and 30 years of experience in sales, sales management, and executive leadership roles to help leaders across various companies and industries achieve their goals.
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Leo Popov, MBA 15, and Bimohit Bawa, MBA 16
TrueCare is a nationwide Health & Wellness where you are platform. TrueCare is a health tech company, building end-to-end solutions for disease prevention screening, compliance & safety, virus control, vaccination, home care/health, and corporate well-being services. TrueCare operates a marketplace of more than 100K+ registered healthcare providers and is changing the future of how care/healthcare services are bought and delivered. TrueCare24 was founded in 2015 by Leo Popov, MBA 15, and Bimohit Bawa, MBA 16, who met at the Berkeley Haas MBA program.
Stewart Noyce, MBA 89
TruNorth Consulting offers active, hands-on product management consulting for emerging technologies. TruNorth puts your great technology in position to win, managing the initial product launch with success factor measurement and collaboration tools molded to client requirements. Founder Stewart Noyce, MBA 89, brings 30 years of software product development and a passion for results. Engagements are designed to get initial customer traction in three intense months, and establish an anchor market segment in the subsequent year.
Kathryn Fritts, MBA 14
Underclub is an underwear subscription service that helps women upgrade their underwear drawers and discover their next favorite brands. Fill out a questionnaire, and a pair of underwear from places like Cosabella, Commando, and Natori will be custom-chosen just for you — then delivered right to your mailbox with a personal note. Subscribe for yourself or send as a gift! Use code UNDCHAAS10 for 10% off your first purchase. Underclub was founded in 2014 by Kathryn Fritts, MBA 14.
Javier Vergara, MFE 01
Owned and founded by Javier Vergara [email protected], MFE01, Valtin Capital is a boutique financial advisory company based in Santiago de Chile. We focused on business valuation, strategic advisory, M&A advisory, capital risings, financial derivatives and risk management. We help international clients to invest in andes countries (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador). Valtin will donate 10% of the fees to the Haas Fund.
Your Remote Assistant
Alex Brutin, MBA 99
Your Remote Assistant provides virtual admin services such as dedicated Executive and Sales Assistance as well as Customer and Back Office Support to startups and professionals. The company was founded in 2008 by Alex Brutin, MBA 99, and has a staff of college-educated and experienced individuals. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area while the team is based in the Philippines which enables YRA to offer the service at a very affordable rate. YRA will donate 5% of the first year fees from Cal alumni to the Haas Fund.
Ezra Roizen, BCEMBA 04
Founded in 2007 by award-winning veteran finance and tech journalist Bambi Francisco, the Vator media family includes Vator Splash; VatorNews, boasting over 500 contributors covering the business and trends of high-tech innovation; Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurship and investors, Vator Competitions, an online competition management platform and a new crowdfunding platform. Ezra Roizen, BCEMBA 04, is the Chairman of Vator.co. The company regularly facilitates Haas discounts for events.