Mr. Saad Khan is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Uprising. He also serves on the advisory board for start-up Lending Club, and is a founding member of the FilmAngels. Previously he sat on the board of directors for Blekko, Luminate and Jobvite, a company that developed an on-demand recruitment application to drive and manage talent acquisition for small to mid-sized enterprises. He served as Partner at CMEA Capital. Prior to joining CMEA, he was a Venture Partner and led the advisory services group at Garage Technology Ventures (GTV), a seed stage venture fund. During his career at Garage, he focused on emerging technology investments in the software and digital media space, working closely with many companies including TripleHop (acquired by ORCL), cFares, and Savage Beast (Pandora). Before GTV, he worked for the IBM alphaWorks group in Cupertino, CA, focusing on commercializing IBM R&D. he also worked for the Strategic Planning and Business Development Groups at the Walt Disney Company, helping to develop the strategic and operating plans for ABC, ESPN and Disney's e-businesses. He received a B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems and an A.B in Economics with Honors in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University.