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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Sacramento VC & Angel Roundtable, sponsored by Daniel, Russell & Charles Co., Pura Vida Tequila, Greenberg Traurig. This event was in Northern CA on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

    Photo of Kumar Sripadam, Angel Investor Kumar S. Sripadam
    Management & Business Consulting
    Kedge Ventures
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    Kedge Ventures
    Kumar Sripadam is a veteran technology entrepreneur and has held many senior roles in the industry. Currently he is involved in management& business consulting for several companies through Kedge LLC. Most recently he was a Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Business Development at RighttagInc (now InovaInc). Prior to that he was a Co-Founder, CEO and VP of Marketing & Business Development of Bluewave Networks (now CelestixInc). He has 26 years of experience in the high technology sector such as systems hardware, mobile, internet and e-commerce. Mr. Sripadam was a member of the founding team at Redback Networks, a successful Networking company where he made key contributions to Systems and Hardware.

    Mr. Sripadam serves on the Executive Board of Incentive Logic. He is an advisor at Qvivr Inc. He is also involved with many early to mid-stage companies such as Appensure, Outdu, Qvivr, EverFresh, Palmstar Media Capital etc. Some his key investments currently arePubnub, Oration,Paystand, Openbucks,Resume, Zafesoft, Fonemine etc. He also transacts business throughInforel Technologies a technology services company based in California and India. He is associated with IFLY Silicon Valley and Hollywood. He is a Charter Member of TIE-SV and is actively involved in TIE-Angels and TIE- Launchpad. He is a member and advisor ofSilicom Ventures. He is also a member of ArcAngels, an east coast based angel forum and recently joined the executive committee. He is also involved in many other Silicon Valley professional organizations. He holds an MSEE from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

    Photo of Danielle Davenport, Angel Investor, South Valley Angels Danielle Davenport
    South Valley Angels
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    South Valley Angels
    Founder and Board Member of South Valley Angels (located in Silicon Valley). SVA provides capital for a business start-up/seed funding, in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. Advisor and manager for High-Tech Opportunities, from analysis to funding. Lead Due Diligence activities within the vertical of expertise.

    Photo of Peter Weiss, Angel Investor from Seattle Peter Weiss

    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Peter Weiss's career includes more than thirty years of finance and managerial experience; a dozen years consulting on corporate finance and general management issues for early stage companies; and twenty-five years as an early stage investor.

    Mr. Weissís consulting practice centers on tailoring capital structures and financing plans to match a businessís capital needs, economics and long-term goals. His experience as a manager and an arms-length investor provides a context for understanding the goals of different stakeholders and has led him to think carefully about how to foster alignment between and among disparate parties. His wide-ranging background has allowed him to develop a variety of tools and techniques to help attract capital and return cash and profits to investors and owners.

    Mr. Weissís business principles are rooted in his familyís specialty food company where he worked while growing up. His professional career began on Wall Street with mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs. His consulting clients include technology, retail, service and manufacturing companies. Mr. Weiss has owned and operated businesses, served on multiple Boards of Directors and been active in a variety of community service organizations.

    Photo of Moderator: Michelle Rowe Hallsten, Greenberg Traurig Michelle Rowe Hallsten
    GT Greenberg Traurig
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    GT Greenberg Traurig
    Michelle Rowe Hallsten represents emerging and established companies in a variety of practice areas, including general corporate, securities, corporate governance, private debt and equity financings, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Her client base covers many industries, including technology, health care, insurance, business services, life sciences, retail, publishing, professional services and real estate.

    Prior to joining the firm, Michelle served as a staff attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and was also in private practice in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm for four years.

    Photo of Welcome Address: 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.

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