8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
November 5-6, 2015  |  Four Seasons  |  San Francisco, CA

Cynthia Ringo

Managing Partner, DBL Investors



Cynthia Ringo is a Managing Partner of DBL Investors, which she joined in April of 2008. Ms. Ringo currently sits on the board of directors of Solexant and View and works with Livescribe, Kateeva and Ecologic. Ms. Ringo was formerly a Managing Director of VantagePoint Venture Partners from 2002 to 2008 where she was Group Leader of the Communications, Systems, Internet and Media Practice. Ms. Ringo served as a Board Member of the following VantagePoint portfolio companies: Entrisphere, Klipsh, Tymphany, Widevine, Livescribe, Provina and Meriton.

Prior to VantagePoint Venture Partners, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Coppercom, a next-​​generation network switching company, from 1998 to 2001 and was the Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Coppercom Ms. Ringo took the company from pre-​​revenue and five employees to an industry leader in two new communications markets. Coppercom was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2003. Prior to Coppercom Ms. Ringo was the SVP of Corporate Development and Business Units at networking company Madge Networks from 1993 to 1997.

While at Madge Networks Ms. Ringo had P&L responsibility for 3 business units with $400 million revenue and 500 staff, and identified and negotiated acquisitions worth over $500 million. Ms. Ringo was the VP Marketing and Sales at data warehousing software company Red Brick Systems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990 Ms. Ringo held various legal, sales, marketing, business development, and consulting roles.

Ms. Ringo served on the board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs from 2000 to 2004, and as Chair of the Board for 2001 through 2003. Ms. Ringo is a mentor to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She also serves as an advisor to several organizations including: the SVForum, a Silicon Valley leadership forum, Astia, supporting women-​​led entrepreneurs, and and is a member of the Emeritus Board, Watermark. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.

Ruben J. Rojas

Deputy Executive Director, California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank




Conlan O'Leary

Co-Founder, Sighten



Conlan O'Leary is co-founder and CEO of Sighten. He oversees all commercial aspects of the business including sales, operations, product, legal as well as writing some front-end code. Before Sighten, Conlan co-ran the financing product and pricing desk at Clean Power Finance (CPF). Prior to CPF, Conlan worked and technology and cleantech mergers & acquisitions as well as private capital raises at Seven Hills Partners, a boutique investment bank based in San Francisco. Conlan has spent time in South America working on microfinance, in Alaska helping to manage a salmon cannery, and in Thailand living in a Buddhist monastery.

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