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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our East Bay, Berkeley VC and Angel Roundtable, sponsored by McCarter & English, Crowded.com. The event is in The Batchery on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Moderator: Joe Daniels, Partner, McCarter & English Moderator: Joe Daniels, Partner, McCarter & English



Photo of Kal Deutsch, Angel Investor, The Batchery Kal Deutsch
Partner & Founding Investor-Advisor
The Batchery
The Batchery
Kal is Co-Founder at HubSV, which is exporting the best of Silicon Valley to countries all over the world in partnership with governments, non-profits and corporations. Its international acceleration program features remote mentorship, local boot-camps, classes and a Silicon Valley on-shoring program. Kal served until December 2016 as the CEO and a Founding Investor-Advisor at Batchery, a Berkeley-based startup accelerator, with fifty companies graduated last year. He is also on the screening and pitch event committees for Berkeley Angel Network, an angel investment group for UC Berkeley alumni. With a background in finance, strategy and product management, Kal has held a number of executive positions at companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies to early stage startup companies, including Visa, Wells Fargo, and Price Waterhouse. Startups include Homegain (acquired by Gannett Company’s Classified Ventures), EscapeHomes (acquired by HomeAway), and TotalMove (acquired by MostHome). Kal holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from UC San Diego.

Photo of Joshua Langenthal, Angel Investor, The Batchery Joshua Langenthal
Angel Investor
The Batchery
The Batchery
Josh is an investment professional and consultant who is interested in entrepreneurship focused on community development in the nonprofit and for-profit spaces. He is a managing member of M-L Three, LLC, a multi-strategy private investment group, that includes direct investment in individual companies. As a consultant, Josh helps entrepreneurs build communication practices for their investors, boards and advisors. Additionally, he serves on non-profit boards at both the local and national levels. Josh holds Masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and an A.B. from Harvard.

Kumar Sripadam, Investor, ARC Angel Fund Kumar Sripadam, Investor, ARC Angel Fund

Kumar Sripadam is a technology entrepreneur, business consultant, investor and mentor. He transacts his business operations through Kedge LLC. He has 27 years of experience in the high technology sector. He has held several senior and executive positions at Righttag( Inova), Bluewave Networks (acquired by Celestix) etc. Kumar was a member of the founding team at Redback Networks, a successful Networking company where he made key contributions to Systems and Hardware. His areas of interest are Enterprise and Application software, Mobile, E-commerce, Infrastructure, Big Data, IOT and Consumer products. Kumar Sripadam serves on the Executive Board of MetaCert. He served on the board of Incentive Logic Inc, Arizona. He is an advisor at Qvivr Inc. He is also involved with many early to mid-stage companies such as Appensure, Outdu, Qvivr (Swyp), EverFresh, Palmstar Media Capital etc. Some his key investments currently are Cloudera, Docusign, Pipedrive, PeriscopeData, Iterable, Pubnub, Paystand, Openbucks, MobileForcesSoftware, Crowded, Skulpt, Bioz, YouPlus, Goombal, SyncOnset, Zafesoft, etc. He is an active investor and an LP at The Hive, The Fabric, AngelPad, BluePointe Tech Ventures, MontaVista Capital, ArcAngel Funds, TiE LaunchPad etc. He also transacts business through Inforel Technologies – a technology services company based in California and India. He is associated with IFLY Silicon Valley and IFLY Hollywood. He is a Charter Member of TIE-SV and is actively involved in TIE-Angels and TIE- Launchpad. He is a member and advisor of Silicom Ventures. He is also a executive committee member of ArcAngel Fund, an NY angel forum. He is also involved in many other Silicon Valley professional organizations. He holds an MSEE from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Manan Mehta, Unshackled Ventures Manan Mehta, Unshackled Ventures

Manan 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. Prior to Unshackled Ventures, Manan ran marketing for ed-tech startup Kno that raised over $90M of funding from top VC’s including Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and Floodgate. The company was acquired by Intel in 2013. Before Kno, Manan was an investment banker at the Royal Bank of Canada, with his most notable deal being the $1.9B acquisition of Skype led by Silver Lake and Andreessen Horowitz in 2009 — later sold to Microsoft for $8.5B. Most recently, Manan was invited by the White House and the U.S. State Department to speak at President Obama’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at Stanford University. He’s an active mentor to startups at Stanford University and has been an op-ed contributor in the Huffington Post, ReCode, with the firm being featured in the WSJ, Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, CNN and many other national press outlets. As a first generation American, Manan knows his life is inextricably linked to immigrants. He is a firm believer that immigrants are the heartbeat of American entrepreneurship and is excited about unleashing entrepreneurs to innovate and create opportunities for themselves and society.

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