Jordan Thibodeau is a fourth-generation real estate investor and the community manager of the Silicon Valley Investors Club. Jordan works on the Mergers and Acquisitions team at a major Fortune 500 tech company. Jordan made SVIC to be a group where both current and former STEM professionals take part in rich discussions and share investment & career advice that is uniquely tailored to their needs.
Yigit Ihlamur is a co-founder of Vela Partners, a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in B2B startups with investments spanning from seed to Series A. Prior to Vela Partners, Yigit worked in the Cloud division at Google in the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on product management, strategy, operations, growth, startup, and reseller partnerships. Yigit earned a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Koç University.
SearchfundSearcher spent most of the 2010s consulting with Searchers, Operators, and Investors in this rapidly growing community. SFS first led the successful acquisition of a Partnered Self-funded Search deal and its operations. Next, SFS began directly helping Traditional and Solo-Sponsor Searchers with their deal-sourcing and operations.He also began assisting Accelerator Searchers with their businesses. In recent years, SearchfundSearcher has become an investor, advised new investors, and joined the Boards of several small businesses acquired by Searchers.
Lisa America is a real estate agent located in Austin, Texas. Her introduction to the Real Estate world came with her first home purchase in 2012. This later became Lisa's first investment property. Through her own experience, she has been able to see how purchasing Real Estate can be financially beneficial and provide financial stability. As a first-time or seasoned buyer or seller, her team will take care of you from start to finish. She strives for you to be an educated buyer or seller so you feel comfortable in your Real Estate decision. Lisa is a trusted SVIC partner and SVIC members receive a "friends of SVIC" discount when working with her!
Puneet Singh received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and was admitted to the State and Federal Bars in 2001. For fifteen years she served as a Managing Partner of the Northern California offices of a statewide real estate law firm with over 200 employees. Her experience includes counseling the largest property management firms in the nation as well as smaller portfolio owners on their real estate needs. Ms. Singh has extensive knowledge in fair housing, post foreclosure evictions, property management, and unlawful detainer law and litigation.
Ms. Singh is the recipient of numerous awards including the Individual Partner of the Year Award for the 2006 and 2012 GEMM awards hosted by the Contra Costa Chapter of the California Apartment Association and the 2007 Above and Beyond Award in Public Affairs for the California Apartment Association.