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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Venture Whiskey Hudson Cruise + Korean Tech Demo , sponsored by SBA, DEV Korea, McCarter & English, BDO, This event was in NYC on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

    Photo of Moderator: David Sorin, McCarter & English David J Sorin
    McCarter English
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    McCarter English
    Dave Sorin is the managing partner of McCarter's East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice. He focuses his practice primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, information technology, e-commerce, and communications), and life sciences. Many of the companies he represents are well-known names throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Stephen Pelletier, ARC Angel Fund Stephen Pelletier, ARC Angel Fund

    Photo of Miriam C Eaves, Angel Investor Miriam Eaves
    Managing Partner
    Cargile Group
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    Cargile Group
    Miriam C. Eaves is an innovative business development and sales executive who creates revenue for businesses in the Cleantech, Information Services and Media space.

    Her functional areas of expertise include new business development, building strategic alliances, consultative sales, new product launch, strategic marketing and corporate development.

    Ms. Eaves has created and implemented customer-driven strategies that have stimulated sales, increased industry presence and significantly enhanced the bottom line for her clients. She has negotiated numerous partnerships, deals and sales contracts to meet demanding financial and business objectives for Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures.

    Notable clients include Dow Jones, Reuters and Deutsche Bank, as well as startups funded by world class venture capital and private firms, such as Draper Fischer, New Enterprise Associates and TA Associates.

    Ms. Eaves founded the trade group Women in New Media in 1994 and served as President until 2004. She is also a member of the New York Board of the Clean Economy Network and the WPA.

    Miriam Eaves holds a BA from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Virgina.

    Photo of J. Skyler Fernandes, Simon Venture Group J. Skyler Fernandes
    Managing Director
    Simon Venture Group
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    Simon Venture Group
    J. Skyler Fernandes is the founding Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), the venture capital arm of Simon, an S&P 100 company and the largest retail real estate company in the world. SVG invests in the future innovation of retail, including in-store retail tech, ecommerce, data analytics, logistics, and internet of things. SVG makes investments between $250K-$5M+ in early stage to high growth companies (Seed through Series C+ rounds) that are both directly and indirectly strategic to Simon.

    Some of our portfolio companies include: Augmate (Enterprise SaaS For Digital Eyewear), Deliv (Same Day Delivery), Fuhu (Child Tablets & Accessories / #1 Fastest Growing Company in US), Jifiti (Gifting Made Easy), Le Tote (Clothing Rental Subscription), Shopkick (Acquired by SK Telecom).

    For more info on Simon Venture Group, go to:

    Apply To Simon Launch - Retail Tech Startup Competition & Accelerator: Win $25K, Free Office Space For 1yr, Acceptance into Plug & Play Retail Accelerator:

    Mr. Fernandes gave the first TED Talk on Venture Capital: Innovating the Financing of Innovation and has developed key entrepreneur resources, such as "The Best Startup Pitch Deck", which has become the #1 investor pitch deck online, viewed and downloaded over 200,000 times and is used by accelerators and business schools around the country, and has the #1 Googled image for IRR Analysis.

    Mr. Fernandes graduated a year early from New York University (NYU), summa cum laude, due to his studies at Harvard University in Quantum Physics.

    Neelam Brar, Empress Capital Neelam Brar, Empress Capital

    Mateusz Kaliski, Rubicon Ventures Mateusz Kaliski, Rubicon Ventures

    Photo of Kendrick Nguyen, Kendrick Nguyen
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    We're building Republic to bring angel investing to main street. Nothing says "I support this team, this startup, this innovation" louder than making an investment, however small. If everyone invests with purpose today, we can shape tomorrow's world. I also support mission-driven entrepreneurs through my work as the founding adviser of NOW, a venture capital platform led by Shiza Shahid, who co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. My prior business experience focused on fundraising, ops, product strategy and investment. Many years a securities attorney, I now maintain a semi-active pro bono practice. Please don't hesitate to connect, especially if you have questions about investment crowdfunding.

    Bernard Mantha, ARC Angel Fund Bernard Mantha, ARC Angel Fund

    Photo of Murat Aktihanoglu, ERA Murat Aktihanoglu
    Managing Director
    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
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    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
    Murat is an engineer, author and technology entrepreneur. He recently sold Centrl, a location-based social networking startup that he founded in 2008. At the time of the sale, the application was the first to offer a free IM-on-a-map-system that was not reliant on SMS.

    A tireless force on the NYC tech startup scene, Murat founded the Entrepreneurs Roundtable in 2007. The organization, which holds monthly "short pitch" format meetings connecting investors with promising startups, has created active and engaged communities New York City, Philadelphia, Turkey and Japan, with India and China coming soon.

    In 2011, Murat co-authored Location-Aware Applications, a comprehensive guide to the technology and business of creating compelling location-based services and applications.

    Murat has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's most well known brands including AT&T, Sony, Panasonic, Logitech and Pioneer. He has established engineering infrastructures and software development methodologies for numerous startups including Improv, Sonicbox, Plaxo, Manyone and Coollris. His expertise has been in constant demand; he has managed engineering teams for Silicon Graphics in Mountain View and Sony Corporation in San Jose and Tokyo.

    He is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences and panels, such as Mobile Marketing Association Forum, Monaco Media Forum, Ultra Light Startups, Siggraph and New York Entrepreneur Week.

    Murat serves as a board member for the Turkish American Business Forum and is co-founder of the Turkish Founders Club. He is an advisor at MIT Enterprise Forum, Standard Start, Girls In Tech and the Turkish Women's International Network.

    Murat holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrics and Electronics from Bilkent University, in Ankara, Turkey.

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