Jane D. Lindner
Jane is CEO of UrLoop, Inc., an enterprise software platform for senior living communities and a social network for older adults. Jane previously served as Managing Partner of Jane Capital Partners since co-founding it in 2001. An operating executive who has launched a number of start ups, including Smart Wires Inc., Zenergy Power plc, Carbonflow, Inc., Trinitech Pty, she is particularly passionate about impact investing. Under her leadership, Jane Capital won mandates to advise the technology and/or renewable arms of Macquarie Bank, ConocoPhillips and New Zealand’s state-owned power generator, Meridian energy Ltd. Formerly, she was a Director and Chief Operating Officer for Globalgate, an e-commerce holding company that was the parent of Yellowpages.com and was instrumental in raising $30 mm in financing. She also served as Executive Director of WI Harper Group, a technology venture fund – one of the first to focus on bridging the gap between China and Silicon Valley where her group was responsible for executing 16 transactions in 3 years with companies such as Legend Corp, Zenith Electronics and SyQuest. Earlier in her career, Jane owned and operated Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics in Australasia, a successful educational service company. Jane holds a B.S. from Syracuse, an M.A. from the University of Connecticut and was a Ph.D. candidate at UC-Berkeley before joining Evelyn Wood. She is on the board of UrLoop and has held directorships at a number of technology companies.
Neal M. Dikeman
Neal is Senior Venture Principal at Shell Technology Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell. Prior to joining Shell, he was a founding partner of Jane Capital Partners. At Jane Capital Neal served as alternative energy advisor to a number of multinational energy companies and helped launch a number of Jane Capital start-us, including Smart Wire Grid, Inc. and Zenergy Power Plc. Previously, Mr. Dikeman supported mergers and acquisitions at Globalgate, Inc., an ecommerce investment firm, and the parent company of Yellowpages.com and was an Associate at private equity fund manager Doyle & Boissiere LLC, which invested in mid-market manufacturing companies. Mr. Dikeman began his career in energy investment banking with Bankers Trust in the oil & gas and energy service sectors. He holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University, and has served on the board of a number of technology startups. Currently, Neal serves on the board of American Electric Technologies, Inc.
The Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson, III, Esq.
Senator Stevenson is a former United States Senator from Illinois, a former partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, and a two-time candidate for Governor of Illinois. Senator Stevenson is a strong proponent of alternative energy, and has a long history advising technology startups and venture capital firms. He is a board member of many notable civic organizations and business corporations. Widely traveled and an authority on East Asia, Senator Stevenson is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Order of the Sacred Treasure with Gold and Silver Star from the Emperor of Japan. Senator Stevenson has also held positions as Illinois Supreme Court law clerk, member of the Illinois House of Representatives, and Illinois State Treasurer. He is a veteran of the Korean War and a former USMC Captain. Senator Stevenson received a B.A. and a J.D. from Harvard University.
Jane Lindner is more than an accomplished investment banker and deal maker with considerable experience in Asia. In highly pressured circumstances, she keeps the wheels synchronized and turning. She knows how to put the pieces and the people together. She is a natural manager, a magnet for talent, and a good person to work with.
Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson, III
Former U.S. Senator
Director of HuaMei Capital Co. & Chairman of SC&M Investment Management Corp.