A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019
Phil Wickham is a Founder and General Partner of Sozo Ventures. In addition to Sozo, Mr. Wickham serves as the Executive Chairman of the Kauffman Fellows in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Wickham is a veteran venture investor and startup entrepreneur. In his new role as Executive Chairman at the Kauffman Fellows, Mr. Wickham supports the leadership team in their ongoing development of the next generation of leaders in venture capital. From 2008-2016 he served as the organization’s CEO, and expanded the program into more than 40 countries and quadrupled both its operating budget and membership of the Kauffman Fellows Society. The network now numbers more 1000 Fellows, Mentors and Faculty, and over $250 billion in aggregate capital under management. He launched a multi-lingual book publishing arm, an annual research journal and the online Kauffman Fellows Academy. He also helped to conceive, staff and seed-fund TrueBridge Capital Partners, a $1.5 billion family of strategic fund-of-funds based in North Carolina. In 2012, he co-launched the CPIN collaboration between Japan’s Ministry of Economy and the Kauffman Fellows Program with endorsement by the US Embassy.