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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Philadelphia Investor Roundtable, sponsored by Caviar, GoEmerchant , AWeber Communications, Benjamin's Desk. This event was in Benjamin's Desk on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

    Photo of Karen Griffith Gryga,  DreamIT Karen Griffith Gryga
    Executive Director
    DreamIt Ventures
    Read the full profile for Karen here!
    DreamIt Ventures
    Karen Griffith Gryga is an experienced venture capitalist and investor with over 15 years of transaction experience. Karen is the Executive Director of MAG, The Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, which has two angel funds under management. The Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Funds I & II, LP (MAG I & II) were created to bridge the gap between angel funding and institutional venture capital funding serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Karen is also Co-Founder and CEO of FashInvest, an initiative focused on emerging growth entrepreneurs within Branded Goods, Fashion and Retail and Technologies that intersect Branded Goods, Fashion and Retail. The goal of FashInvest is to create a business platform focused on bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives to foster the growth and development of emerging growth enterprises within Branded Goods, Fashion and Retail. Previously, Karen was a Founder and Partner of Liberty Venture Partners, a Philadelphia based venture fund established in 1997. Karen holds a MBA in decision analysis from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (with Distinction). At the same time as Wharton, Karen obtained a Masters in Computer Science from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science (Phi Beta Kappa) from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Karina Sotnik, UpStart University of Pennsylvania Karina Sotnik, UpStart  University of Pennsylvania



    Archna Sahay, City of PHL Commerce Archna Sahay, City of PHL Commerce



    Jessica Magoch, CEO and Co-Founder of JPM Partners Jessica Magoch, CEO and Co-Founder of JPM Partners



    Rebecca Meyer, Senior VP & Managing Director, Client Strategy Pitcairn Rebecca Meyer, Senior VP & Managing Director, Client Strategy Pitcairn



    Cat McManus, Penn GSE and EdTEch incubator Cat McManus, Penn GSE and EdTEch incubator



    Yuval Yarden, Philadelphia Startup Leaders and Start.Stay.Grow Yuval Yarden, Philadelphia Startup Leaders and Start.Stay.Grow



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