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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our San Francisco VC and Angel Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, The event is in Runway Incubator on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

Photo of Terrance Yang, Managing Partner, Yang Ventures Terrence Yang
Founder & Managing Partner
Yang Ventures
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
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 VCs 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. . Ravis 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 Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director, Advance Ventures Ephraim Lindenbaum
Managing Director
Advance Ventures
Advance Ventures
Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture investment fund that invests in seed and early-stage start-ups across three core sectors; Sustainability (AgTech, CleanTech & FoodTech) MobileCom (Communications, IoT, & Mobility) and Information Technology (Enterprise & Consumer Facing). Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors.

Mr. Lindenbaum has served as a board member or board advisor to: Agnitia Networks(acquired by LeadingEdge), Aviatis, BPG Worldwide, Bright Light Systems, Corvigo(acquired by TMWD), DiveQuest, eSports(acquired by Ositech LTD), Environmental Institute of America, iLoopMobile(acquired by Archer), Inertia Beverage Group(now WineDirect), MycoTechnology, Ooba Beverages(acquired by Healthy Brands), Realta Entertainment Group, SiteAudit, Sitebase, Smaato, Solaireo, SolarX, TerraFusion, Tunewear and

Prior to founding Advance Ventures, Mr. Lindenbaum was the co-founder of interactive media pioneer Broadcast Production Group and served as CEO until its acquisition in 1999 by Parago, a leading global engagement management company. Under his leadership, Broadcast Production Group was listed as a Top 15 fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley and a Top 100 fastest growing private company in the US. Mr. Lindenbaum has been nationally recognized in cover and feature stories by CNN Future Watch, New Media News, AV Video ~ Multimedia Producer Magazine, Wired, MicroPublishing News and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Photo of Priya Saiprasad, Principal, Microsoft Ventures Priya Saiprasad
Microsoft Ventures
Microsoft Ventures
Priya is a Principal for Microsoft Ventures in the Bay Area, and has worked with entrepreneurs both as an investor and an acquirer. Previously, she was part of Squares Corporate Development team as a Deal Lead, where she led several acquisitions in the mobile payments, SMB SaaS and AI & machine learning spaces. Prior to that, Priya was an investor at Saints Capital focusing on direct secondary investments in enterprise SaaS and marketplace startups. She started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst for UBS as part of their Leveraged Finance and Restructuring group. Priya holds a B.S. in Business Administration and graduated with highest honors from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Photo of Cliff Tong, Angel Investor Clifford Tong
Angel investor
Angel Investor
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
Shepperd Mullin
Shepperd Mullin
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.

Angel Investors