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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Los Angeles VC & Angel Roundtable, sponsored by Bingham McCutchen, Pura Vida Tequila, TransformPR . This event was in Downtown LA on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

    Cameron Casey TV and Movie Producer connected to VC Industry Cameron Casey TV and Movie Producer connected to VC Industry

    Cameron Casey is a successful Hollywood TV Show and Movie Producer. He has sold 4 TV Shows to Major TV Networks including a Documentary Series on Tech and Websites getting funding by Venture Capitalist Firms for Bloomberg Cable TV Channel. Cameron will share insights on the Entertainment, Tech and Venture Capital Worlds from his years of experience and business dealings.

    Anatoly Kvitnitsky, Corp Development, Experian Venture Fund Anatoly Kvitnitsky, Corp Development, Experian Venture Fund

    Anatoly Kvitnitsky works in Corporate Development at Experian Consumer Services. His focus is on finding partnership, investment and acquisition opportunities across financial technology, data, consumer healthcare and identity markets. Anatoly previously launched, a social network for sharing and selling data files. He completed his MBA at USC Marshall School of Business and his BS at Rutgers University.

    Photo of Stephen Silver, FP Angels Stephen Silver
    FP Angels
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    FP Angels
    Stephen is a partner with MAVN Funding Advisors which specializes in providing a range of funding and business development services for both investors and emerging growth companies.
    Stephen is an avid networker, and currently runs west coast operations for FundingPost events. Additionally, he is the co-founder of FP Angels, the angel investment wing of FundingPost.
    Prior to MAVN, Stephen was the Entrepreneur Director for the Southern California Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest angel investment group. Stephen screened the best deals from over 500 startups, connecting them with the group's 250 Angel investors.
    Stephen attended Babson College, the nation's #1 school for entrepreneurship and graduated with a B.S. in business administration, with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing.

    Moderator: Christopher Riley, Partner, Bingham McCutchen Moderator: Christopher Riley, Partner, Bingham McCutchen

    Christopher Riley is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, advising clients on M&A matters, public disclosure and reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters, as well as licensing and distribution agreements and regulatory compliance issues. His practice focuses on the high-tech and entertainment sectors, as well as Internet and new media businesses. Before joining Bingham, Chris was a legal consultant for The Walt Disney Company since 2011 and senior vice president and general counsel at Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. Prior to that, he was vice president and general counsel of, and assistant general counsel and vice president at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. Before joining Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Chris was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles and Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

    Photo of Stephen Block, Venture Partner, K5 Venture Partners Stephen Block
    Venture Partner
    K5 Venture Partners
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    K5 Venture Partners
    Stephen A. Block is a Venture Partner and management member of K5 Venture Partners, an Orange County venture fund that operates an accelerator/incubator, and a member of the Tech Coast Angels, Southern California's largest angel investing group, serving on the Executive Committee of the Orange County network. He also mentors entrepreneurs, speaks on angel and VC investing and entrepreneurship at universities and business conferences, judges/coaches business plan competitions at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Chapman University and Pepperdine University. He also serves as a judge for the regional finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

    Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of two public companies: Senomyx, Inc., a biotech based in San Diego; and Chromadex Corporation, a reference standards and ingredient supply company headquartered in Irvine. He also serves on two non-profit Boards: The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship at Chapman and the Long Beach Opera.

    Steve retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. in December 2003, having served in that position for 12 years. He has over 40 years of broad legal, management and executive experience and has served on the Boards of both private and public companies and of several industry trade associations and as the President of one. He has drafted legislation, lobbied at both the state and federal levels, and testified before Congressional and state legislative committees. He has taught Securities Regulation at Pace University Law School and lectured in continuing legal and business education programs. Steve holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA cum laude from Yale University.

    Marcus O. Filipovich, The Design Accelerator, Pasadena Angels, Angel Investor Marcus O. Filipovich, The Design Accelerator, Pasadena Angels, Angel Investor

    Marcus is a Partner with The Design Accelerator, a seed-stage investment fund that mentors technology businesses using great design as a critical disruption point. He is also a Director Emeritus of Pasadena Angels, a 100 member group of accredited investors. Marcus is a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor with a focus on digital entertainment. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School, University of Minnesota and an MSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Welcome Address: Bryan Au, Manager of Los Angeles, FundingPost Welcome Address: Bryan Au, Manager of Los Angeles, FundingPost

    Bryan Au is a best selling author, actor and even a famous healthy chef but he has deep roots in the tech, App and Venture Capital world. Since 2000 he worked with and helped launched many major website startups and even a Internet Dial Up ISP Provider...remember Dial-Up Connections? This gives Bryan a unique perspective from both sides as a person seeking funding and what Venture Capital Firms and Investors are looking for. This makes him the best qualified candidate to assist both parties in achieving their goals. Bryan is also a successful Eco Green expert, designer and consultant who happens to love watching cooking tv shows and helping people realize their dreams.

    Bryan even has his own App developed and launched by The App Company who made Buzz Aldrin's #1 App then they made his Eco Chef App for Bryan which instantly became #4 Worldwide in 50 Countries and was recently named the Official Must Have Healthy App for New Zealand. The Sierra Club also recommended his Eco Chef App to Millions of their members nationwide.

    Bryan Au has been featured on TV Shows, Newspapers, Magazines and Radio Shows around the World. He is considered to be a Celebrity Attraction and Speaker at many Expos and Events. Bryan is now a very proud and honored Host and Co-ordinator for the Los Angeles FundingPosting Events.

    Photo of Tom Nicholson, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund Tom Nicholson
    Angel Investor
    ARC Angel Fund
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    ARC Angel Fund
    Tom Nicholson is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor and founder of Nicholson NY, a leading NYC digital agency sold for $75 million to the Interpublic Group (IPG) and IconMedialab of Sweden, today one of the largest Internet consultancies in the world (NYSE-Euronext: LBi). Subsequent to the sale, he served on the company's Board of Directors and was Chairman of the US region prior to his departure in 2009 to focus on the "post-PC" Internet.

    Tom has been an active part of the NYC digital scene since it's inception. Called the dean of multimedia by NY Magazine, his early work helped define the current digital agency model as he and his firm provided guidance and development services to many of the world’s leading global financial, technological, entertainment and cultural institutions such as IBM, McKinsey, MasterCard, Citibank N.A., NBC, Prada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Under his leadership Nicholson NY/IconNicholson won every major national and international industry award and was consistently ranked by Forrester as one of the top firms in the U.S. and named by AdAge as one of the top three creative firms in the world.

    Since 2010 Tom has been an active early stage investor and advisor to startups such as, the Pandora-style art discovery engine, for which he was the first outside investor, and as a founding member of the Angel Round Capital (ARC) Fund that has identified and supported notable startups including Medivo, UpNext, Uptown Networks, Altruik, iJukebox, CareerMinds and others.

    Tom holds an MFA in Design from Michigan's Cranbrook Academy and has been recognized by Crain's, New York Magazine, New York University and others as a technology leader in the New York area.

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