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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Miami VC & Angel 2014 Wrap-up Cocktail Party , sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, Pura Vida Tequila, FP Angels. This event was in South Florida on Wed., December 10, 2014 .

    Photo of Vamsi Sistla, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund Vamsi Sistla
    Angel Investor
    ARC Angel Fund
    Read the full profile for Vamsi here!
    ARC Angel Fund
    Starting 1996, Vamsi Sistla worked at various media & entertainment startups in engineering and software development roles. In 2002 he pivoted into Market & Technology Research at ABI Research, Inc as Director of Broadband & Consumer Electronics, and in 2006 he join Gemstar-TV Guide as Director, Mobile Entertainment. From 2009 to January 2011 he worked for Rovi(Macrovision) as Director, Mobile Product Development and later Director, Mobile/Social Platform Product Management.

    During his tenure at ABI Research, he has appeared on many business- and news-related TV and radio programs such as CNBC Squawk Box, Canadian Report on Business (RoB TV), CE Channel, and NPR Marketplace and CNET Tech Radio. He has been cited by AP, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswire, USAToday, Forbes, TWICE, BusinessWeek and CIO.

    Currently he is an active Angel investor in few of the Angel funds (including ARC Angel Fund) and part of TIE Angels & AngeList at Eniac Ventures. He is also founder/CEO of Telvetto, Inc - a "Curated TV" startup.

    Photo of Brad Kayton, Angel Investor, FP Angels / Launchpad Venture Group Brad Kayton
    Angel Investor
    Investors Colaborative
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    Investors Colaborative
    Brad Kayton is a serial entrepreneur turned parallel, having made a number of investments in start-ups over the past few years as well as acting as an advisor or consultant to a number of start-ups. Brad is a member of Launchpad Venture Group. Brad has started five companies operationally, a few others as the first funder, and he adds the most value in the early years of a company's life-cycle. Brad has been a CEO four times, a board member often, came up through the ranks operationally on the product manager-marketing side, and began his career as a software programmer. Brad has an MBA and a Masters in Communications Technology and lives in the Boston metro area.

    James Holmes, Caerus Ventures James Holmes, Caerus Ventures

    Caerus Ventures is an incubator of innovative concepts and pioneering organizations, supplying them with the capital, resources and relationships necessary to achieve their goals. Our philosophy at Caerus is to be a value-added investor to every company in our portfolio. By leveraging the collective experience and resources of our principals, we are capable of adding significant value through the formation of strategic relationships, the introduction of capital, and business development. Our objective is to be agile and responsive, both in our evaluation and execution of a new venture. We embrace the contemporary entrepreneurial spirit and seek out the next great idea.

    Douglas O'Keefe, Early-Stage Investor, Miami Innovation Fund Douglas O'Keefe, Early-Stage Investor, Miami Innovation Fund

    Doug O'Keefe is the President and co-founder of The Miami Innovation Fund - a group of accredited private investors fostering very early-stage technology innovation and growth in South Florida. The Miami Innovation Fund provides financing for promising early stage companies specializing in information technology, interactive marketing, media and communications, including all mobile device applications, business service and application software across most vertical industries. Mr. O'Keefe is also the head of the Corporate and Securities Practice at the law firm Carey Rodriguez O'Keefe Milian Gonya, LLP, where he represents issuers and investors including venture and private equity funds, brokerages and family offices.

    Jack Karabees, Angle Investor, Miami Innovation Fund Jack Karabees, Angle Investor, Miami Innovation Fund

    Miami Innovation Fund is a group of accredited private investors fostering very early-stage technology innovation and growth in South Florida. We provide equity financing for promising businesses with novel, often patentable technologies, specializing in information technology, interactive marketing, media and telecommunications, including all mobile device applications, business service and application software across most vertical industries.

    Jared Anderson, Jarden Media Ventures Jared Anderson, Jarden Media Ventures

    Jared Anderson is the Director of Media Ventures for Jarden. He is responsible for sourcing new media & ad-tech partners for a variety of their brands.

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