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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Dallas Investor Roundtable, sponsored by CoAdvantage, BB&T, Trout Business Capital. This event was in Bill J. Priest Institute of El Centro College on December 10, 2015.

    Photo of Molly Cain, Executive Director, Tech WildCatters Molly Cain
    Executive Director
    Tech WildCatters
    Read the full profile for Molly here!
    Tech WildCatters
    Prior to joining Tech Wildcatters, Molly co-founded The Haul Company, a video-focused e-commerce startup that connects social personalities with brands, advertisers and networks for syndication. She is a regular contributor to Forbes, where her leadership column receives nearly half a million views a month, and on a career, lifestyle and networking site for professional women, which she founded in 2011.

    Molly has spent the greater part of her career in Dallas, where in 2012 she was recognized as one of Dallas’ 40 Under 40. Before joining the startup community, Molly managed strategy, communications and content management for Fortune 500 organizations. For more than ten years, she specialized in the development and execution of content management tools and change management initiatives for large and diverse audiences in a number of industries, including telecommunications, financial and media.

    Molly has an MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas and a bachelor of science from Texas A&M University.

    Photo of Sammy Abdullah, CFA, Managing Partner DAN Fund Sammy  Abdullah
    DAN Fund
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    DAN Fund
    Sammy is a co-founder of The DAN, former entrepreneur, and active angel investor. He runs the day to day operations of The DAN full-time including screening opportunities, working with entrepreneurs, and structuring and diligencing deals.

    Prior to The DAN, Sammy was a Vice President with a credit opportunities fund known as Congruent Investment Partners. Before joining Congruent, Sammy was with Prudential Capital Group in Dallas.

    Sammy's career has always centered around structuring and diligencing deals. While at Congruent, he was promoted to Vice President from Associate and grew with the firm as it eclipsed $400mm in assets under management. While at Prudential Capital Group, Sammy was a Senior Analyst, working as part of an 11 person group responsible for underwriting and managing Prudential Capital's $2B+ electric power portfolio.

    Photo of Steve Tinkle, Chief Doer of Sumo Business Steven Tinkle
    Chief Doer of Sumo Business
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    Steve has worked on projects with NASCAR, several Major League Baseball teams, companies on every continent (except Antartica), international athletes, startups, and even collaborated on a NY Times bestselling book. He has been “Finding a better way” in technology, business, strategic planning, marketing, and professional development for over 20 years and is also a Lean Startup enthusiast.

    Photo of Moderator: Casey Minshew, Texas Manager, FundingPost Casey Minshew
    Texas Director
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    Casey Minshew is a serial Entrepreneur, but he has deep roots in the Commercial Real Estate Banking & Small Business world. Since 2000 he worked with and helped launched one of top 10 Mortgage Banking organizations in Texas serving over 4000 Loan Officers nationwide. While processing Billions of dollars in loans. In 2009, after the market crash, Casey entered into the technology industry as the COO of a Video Technology company, helping launch better online communications in over 50 countries. This gives Casey 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..

    Today Casey is advising small to medium sized companies in outsourcing their HR to better prepare for challenges Healthcare reform will bring. He is also very proud and honored Host and Manager for the Houston FundingPost Events.

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