Mr. Stephen Forte is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Fresco Capital. He serves as Board Observer at LeadIQ. He serves as Board Member at Swivl and CircleLink Health. He served as a Board Member at Swipes. He serves as an Advisor at Catalia Health. He was also the Advisor at Launchpilots and Quark VR. He was a Co-Founder and served as Director at Mach5 Accelerator. Based in Menlo Park, CA, He is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT. Prior, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools and acquired by Progress Software in 2014. He is an active angel investor and also a mentor at several startup accelerators including Haxlr8r and the Thiel Foundation's 20 under 20 programs. He is the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's first startup accelerator. He was the co-founder of several startups, including Chassis Finder (acquired in 2012), Triton Works (acquired in 2010) and Corzine (acquired in 2007). Prior to Corzen, he served as the first CTO of venture-backed Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired in 2011) and also was the co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He has an MBA from the City University of New York, did post-grad work at LSE and has written several books on application and database development.