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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out San Francisco VC and Angel Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, Crowded.com. This event was in Runway Incubator on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

    Photo of Terrance Yang, Managing Partner, Yang Ventures Terrence Yang
    Founder & Managing Partner
    Yang Ventures
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    Yang Ventures
    Founder & Partner at Yang Ventures Mentor, invest in startups. Small investor in funds by top VC Ex-Wall Street. One of two business people to build Morgan Stanley headquarters' first CDS, now > $300 billion net notional Obama Harvard Law classmate, elector, AAPI finance co-chair Mentor, Plug and Play Bitcoin accelerator

    Photo of Katherine Glassey, Angel Investor Katherine Glassey

    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Highly accomplished CEO, marketer, entrepreneur and general manager with a strong track record of success in growing revenue and creating liquidity events on behalf of innovative technology companies serving both consumer and business markets. Product innovator with success in business management, business development, finance, operations, capital sourcing, negotiations, acquisitions, mergers & liquidations. Now serving as advisor and director for technology startups.

    Specialties: Business development, M&A, sales, corporate evangelism, operations and executive leadership. Led product management. Executive coach, mentor and board member.

    Dynamic leader, market strategist and product visionary with experience in enterprise software, big data, life science and B2C apps. Fund raiser and executive who drives growth, revenue and value for Venture-backed and public companies.

    Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures

    Nitin is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund for immigrant founded startups in the U.S. The fund has led marquee investments in driverless trucking, AI for water management, edge computing and emotional intelligence. Before starting Unshackled Ventures, Nitin founded an experiential ecommerce company. Prior to that, he ran finance and strategy for ed-tech startup Kno (acquired by Intel) that raised over $90M of funding from top VC’s including Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and Floodgate. Before Kno, Nitin worked at Deloitte, focusing on tech startups and helping them with growth, exits, and strategic initiatives. Nitin has appeared on NBC, NPR, CCTV, has been featured in various publications including Forbes, WSJ, Financial Times, Techcrunch, CNN, and has been an op-ed contributor in the Huffington Post and ReCode. Nitin is actively engaged as mentor or as part of evaluation committee at Stanford University, Babson, Alchemist Accelerator, GTWY, Founder Institute, among others. Being an immigrant himself and having founded startups while on a visa in U.S., Nitin understands the venture resources immigrant founders need, besides capital. He recognizes the opportunity immigrant founders represent and is focused on building an ecosystem that strengthens the pursuit of their American dream.

    Ravi Mulugu, Principal, Siemens Venture Capital Ravi Mulugu, Principal, Siemens Venture Capital

    Ravi is an Investment Principal at Siemens Venture Capital based in Palo Alto, California. He focuses on venture and growth capital investments related to Energy Management, Industrial Internet of Things and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence. . Ravi’s professional experience includes working in both the solar and wind energy industries in various technical and managerial roles. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital, Ravi worked at SunPower Corp. as a Product manager responsible for utility scale solar inverters and plant control software. Prior to that, Ravi was a consultant at Siemens Power Systems Consulting Group where he conducted techno-economic studies for electric utilities and renewable project developers. Earlier in his career Ravi worked at GE Wind Energy where he was responsible for various electrical subsystems within the 1.5 MW wind turbine. Ravi received a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

    Photo of Tom Nicholson, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund Tom Nicholson
    Angel Investor
    ARC Angel Fund
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    ARC Angel Fund
    Tom Nicholson is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor and founder of Nicholson NY, a leading NYC digital agency sold for $75 million to the Interpublic Group (IPG) and IconMedialab of Sweden, today one of the largest Internet consultancies in the world (NYSE-Euronext: LBi). Subsequent to the sale, he served on the company's Board of Directors and was Chairman of the US region prior to his departure in 2009 to focus on the "post-PC" Internet.

    Tom has been an active part of the NYC digital scene since it's inception. Called the dean of multimedia by NY Magazine, his early work helped define the current digital agency model as he and his firm provided guidance and development services to many of the world’s leading global financial, technological, entertainment and cultural institutions such as IBM, McKinsey, MasterCard, Citibank N.A., NBC, Prada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Under his leadership Nicholson NY/IconNicholson won every major national and international industry award and was consistently ranked by Forrester as one of the top firms in the U.S. and named by AdAge as one of the top three creative firms in the world.

    Since 2010 Tom has been an active early stage investor and advisor to startups such as Art.sy, the Pandora-style art discovery engine, for which he was the first outside investor, and as a founding member of the Angel Round Capital (ARC) Fund that has identified and supported notable startups including Medivo, UpNext, Uptown Networks, Altruik, iJukebox, CareerMinds and others.

    Tom holds an MFA in Design from Michigan's Cranbrook Academy and has been recognized by Crain's, New York Magazine, New York University and others as a technology leader in the New York area.

    Photo of Michael Beller, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund, GP at CoVenture.vc Michael Beller
    General Partner
    CoVenture
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    CoVenture
    Mike is a GP of CoVenture, a VC that provides equity capital, debt capital, and software development services to early stage domain experts focused on business process innovations. Mike is also an active angel investor. Prior to CoVenture, Mike was a founder of Diamond Technology Partners, a management consulting firm helping clients with business, operations, and technology strategies and initiatives, which he helped lead from inception through IPO. Mike has also held a variety CxO roles in VC and PE backed companies in the technology, retail, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. Mike is a graduate of the Cornell University College of Engineering and a member of the Cornell University Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship.

    Photo of Cliff Tong, Angel Investor Clifford Tong
    Angel investor
    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    CEO and Principal Consultant for management consulting firm focusing on new ventures and fast growing companies.

    Active Angel Investor and member of the Keiretsu Forum, Berkeley Angel Network, and Vancouver Angel Forum. Founding Investor & Advisor for The Batchery, Skydeck accelerators. Interested in new ventures, especially those in high technology, consumer products, energy/cleantech, financial services, real estate.

    Specialties: Business development, strategic planning, marketing, finance, organizational development, technology evaluation, cost/benefit analysis.

    Photo of Moderator: Joe Daniels, Partner, McCarter & English Joseph Daniels
    Partner
    McCarter English
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    McCarter English
    Mr. Daniels represents startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Mr. Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle over $5 billion of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 25 IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer.

    Mr. Daniels also serves as outside general counsel for numerous companies, assisting them with everything from day-to-day business transactions to multinational strategic alliance transactions ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to joint ventures. He focuses on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors, and has experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, biotech, cleantech, consumer, digital media, ecommerce, energy, Internet of Things, Fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software, UAVs and telecommunications.

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