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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our San Francisco VC and Angel Investor Roundtable, sponsored by McCarter & English, The event is in TBA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Photo of Jake Chapman, Partner, Gelt Venture Capital Jacob Chapman
Gelt Venture Capital
Gelt Venture Capital
Jake Chapman is a founder of Gelt Venture Capital. He believes that technology can be a force for good in the world and invests in companies making an impact. Jake focuses on technology companies working on the frontier of technology including robotics, autonomy, advanced manufacturing, space and artificial intelligence. Prior to Gelt VC Jake ran a Silicon Valley based corporate venture fund, founded a successful ad tech company that at its peak generated 65M targeted ad impressions a month, lead global logistics for a startup, was a venture capital attorney, dealt poker and made a damn fine cup of coffee. When not working with his companies Jake enjoys writing about the tech sector and is a contributor to TechCrunch, WIRED, Venture Beat and Pando and has been featured in global publications like US News & World Reports and Forbes.

Photo of Ed Dua, The Batchery, Angel Investor Ed Dua
Angel investor
Angel Investor
Angel Investor
Nextsport designs, manufacturers, and sells a range of innovative sporting good products on a worldwide basis. All of Nextsport's products are sold under the Fuzion brand.

Eric Shuss, Angel Investor Eric Shuss, Angel Investor

Christina Bosemark, Sand Hill Angels, Angel Investor Christina Bosemark, Sand Hill Angels, Angel Investor

Andrew Romans, Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital Andrew Romans, Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital

Photo of Manan Mehta, Partner, Unshackled Ventures Manan Mehta
Founding Partner
Unshackled Ventures
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.

Angel Investors