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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Las Vegas Investor RoundTable, sponsored by UNLV's Center for Entrepreneurship at the Lee Business School, Half Price Lawyers, SocialRadius, Adam Hodson CPA, CapSchedule, Effortless Office, AA Printing, Quadshot Software. This event was in UNLV Meeting Room 208C in the Student Union on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

    Rob Mallery, Head of Origination, Originate Rob Mallery, Head of Origination, Originate

    Rob Mallery built a multi-million dollar software recruiting firm in Orange County in 2005. He is now the Head of Origination at the software venture firm, Originate. At Originate, he is responsible for building the world-class team of engineers, designers, and business professionals.

    Originate partners with forward-looking enterprises and high growth startups to design, build, and invest in ambitious software products and companies.

    To fully align partners and employees, Originate passes through 20% of the upside it earns in each partnership to the employees that contributed to the success.

    Founded in 2007, Originate has eight global offices including Los Angles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Orange County, Stockholm, and Hangzhou, China.

    Darcy Wedd, Angel Investor Darcy Wedd, Angel Investor

    Darcy Wedd is an accredited investor in Las Vegas that invests $25K - $100K per deal. His investments include UXPin, Outbox (stealth), Mogreet, Dealflicks, ChangeCoin, Wanderu, Stockr, m-Qube, Joust, Inc (, FilmBreak, and Balance Street.

    Joseph DiSorbo, Angel Investor Joseph DiSorbo, Angel Investor

    Joseph DiSorbo is an accredited investor in Las Vegas.

    Joseph DiSorbo is Founder and CEO of Webgistix Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced eCommerce order fulfillment.

    Joe is a successful entrepreneur and business executive with more than 20 years of experience in senior management. Joe founded Webgistix in 2001 in Palo Alto, CA to help eCommerce retailers manage their supply chains more efficiently and strategically. Webgistix’s innovative cloud-based services automate and accelerate order fulfillment. Today, Webgistix has hundreds of customers in dozens of countries on five continents. Webgistix is on track for continued rapid growth.

    Prior to starting Webgistix, Joe founded, a Palo Alto, CA based Internet company focused on the higher-education market which he sold in 2000. Joe has started several additional companies in and out of the technology space.

    Previously, Joe was vice president of finance and operations for Cutco Korea. Based in Seoul, Korea, Joe oversaw sales offices, facilities, warehouse operations and IT across 23 branch offices throughout Korea. In addition, he launched Cutco’s operations in the Philippines. While at CUTCO, Joe also held roles in international business development and engineering.

    Joe holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Geography, Master degrees in Finance and International Business and he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (OPM41). Joe is a member of YPO (Young President’s Organization).

    Joe is an avid golfer and world traveler.

    Pilar Stella, Co-Founder, Alchemy P4 Pilar Stella, Co-Founder, Alchemy P4

    Pilar Stella has over 15 years solving complex problems across sectors. Pilar is currently the cofounder of Alchemy P4, a hybrid investment fund that combines EB-5 foreign investors with more traditional investors to invest in commercial real property, job creators and startups. Pilar contributes to, Women 2.0 and other publications (, and has published two books. She successfully cofounded and exited a cross-sector think tank and consultancy agency ( She was the cofounder of one of the early online giving data platforms, OneGiving. She has served in roles across public, private and nonprofit sectors, including as a policy advisor to Colorado Governor's Office of Public-Private Partnerships; working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of CO and Nevada; with foundations including Annie E. Casey, Colorado Health Foundation, Ford Foundation; advising investors and startups; and producing events with Nobel Peace Laureates and leaders such as Richard Branson. She was also a German Marshall Fellow, in which world leaders, including Tony Blair, have participated. She is considered a strategist, catalyst and connector in all of her work and surfs and teaches yoga to relax and have fun!

    Roddrick Reed, Managing Partner, Rebel Venture Fund Roddrick Reed, Managing Partner, Rebel Venture Fund

    Utilizing a founding gift from Jeff Moskow of $500,000, the Rebel Venture Fund provides experiential learning opportunities for UNLV students through participation in real world venture capital funding. As Managing Director, Roddrick leads due diligence teams consisting of undergraduate and MBA students to review possible investment opportunities.

    Welcome Address: Aaron Sahagun, Southwest Regional Director, FundingPost Welcome Address: Aaron Sahagun, Southwest Regional Director, FundingPost

    Prior to FundingPost, Aaron founded Alumwire, Inc. where he managed corporate networking events during the early days of the Company in Berkeley, CA. He drove the Company's strategic direction, business development, technical activity, and marketing activities as its CEO. Aaron has been named by BusinessWeek as one of "The Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs." Aaron has been also featured on NBC, CBS and CNET. The initial sales of $100K+ from Alumwire's Fortune 500 beta clients led to a $1.4 million dollar financing round. Aaron successfully exited Alumwire in 2011.

    Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending the University of California, Berkeley, Aaron attended a private, technical high school in Los Angeles where he majored in computer science and developed games in Visual C++, C++, Visual Basic and Javascript. He programmed e-commerce web sites for several companies and organizations in the southern California area during his teenage years.

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