Bret Waters


Bret Waters is a long-time Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur. He has raised angel and venture capital and run startups through various phases — from launch through growth and M&A exits.

Running Tivix is the most fun he’s ever had.

Bret is a regular lecturer on business strategy at Stanford University, where he teaches two popular courses in the Stanford Continuing Studies program.

He served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University, and spent six years on the board of the Stanford University School of Education, and remains active in the efforts to bring technology innovation to the field of K-12 education.

He also currently serves as a CEO mentor for the Global Social Benefit Incubator program at Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, helping entrepreneurs who are focused “Base of the Pyramid” markets.

Bret holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

In his spare time he travels the world, in search of the perfect fish taco.

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