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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out FundingPost Philadelphia Investor Roundtable, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Crowded.com. This event was in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

    Photo of Welcome Address: Yuriy Porytko, Philadelphia Manager, FundingPost Yuriy Porytko
    Philadelphia Manager
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    Read the full profile for Yuriy here!
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    Yuriy is the entrepreneur’s resource champion – networking, partnerships, community building, alliances, funding, mentoring, and – especially today – learning to do more with less, maximizing yields from limited resources. Yuriy is a Senior Executive with strategy, business development and Fund Management expertise derived from 20+ years of US and international experience. He is currently a Founding General Partner of SmartInvest Ventures and a Managing General Partner of SmartStart, a transatlantic startup accelerator/incubator. Yuriy Co-Chairs Open Access Philadelphia a think tank and movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial leaders from government, academia and business in Philadelphia, who convene monthly to share projects and passion. Yuriy continues to hold advisory roles in Philadelphia Start-up Weekend, Leto Investments LLC and LABACA Venture Capital among others.

    Yuriy was Founder and COO of Brooks Capital (a $500m Venture Fund) generating multiple high-value portfolio exits in Trade Sales to public and private companies. As a Principal in Sage Technology resources, Yuriy manages deal-flow and due diligence as well as participating as interim-CXO and Board Member in portfolio companies. Yuriy has worked with more than thirty technology start-ups under many funding structures and successful exits.

    Yuriy is an active participant and speaker in many Entrepreneurship and Start-up communities including PSL, Philadelphia Startup Leaders, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Delaware and Lehigh Valley Startup Weekends, Code for America Philly Brigade and Philly Health Codefest among others. He has participated in both Company and Product launches at Suburban Connect, Network Visions, Metromedia International and Motorola Toperator, Solar Communications- Camanco, PCRoomlink, BCG portfolio: Medcases, Alliance Consulting, Netcarrier, Eclipse Aviation, Santera Systems, Sage Technology Resources, Airdesk, DreamIt, GCV, Chariot ETE, University City Science Center QED technology transfer incubator programs.

    Yuriy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in European History, University of Pensylvania, 1991. He is fluent in Ukrainian and proficient in Russian and has travelled extensively in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the former Soviet Union.

    Photo of David Gitlin, Panel Moderator,  Greenberg Traurig David Gitlin
    Corporate & Securities
    GT GreenbergTraurig
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    David Gitlin focuses his practice on corporate and securities, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, technology development and corporate finance. For more than 30 years, David has counseled foreign clients doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad. He has structured more than 200 M&A deals, over half of which have been cross-border transactions involving leading businesses in Finland, India, Israel and Sweden, among others. His representation of U.S. clients has included the purchase or sale of businesses in more than 15 countries. David represents both U.S. and foreign venture capital funds, and has handled numerous technology development transactions, particularly in the life sciences area. These include drug development, licensing and joint venture agreements involving biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as collaborations between industry and academia. David received his law degree from Tel Aviv University Law School and received his LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and Israel. David is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading M&A attorney and is nationally ranked as a leading Venture Capital attorney. In 2005, he was recognized by the mayors of Philadelphia and Tel Aviv for exceptional accomplishments in developing business opportunities for Israeli companies in the United States. Prior to joining the firm, David was partner in the corporate practice of a large, multidisciplinary law firm. He also practiced at a Philadelphia-based law firm, where he chaired the corporate/securities practice group and was a member of the firm’s executive committee.

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