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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, LLP, This event was in Newport Beach on Thursday, September 28th 2017.

    Don Kasle, Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels Don Kasle, Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels

    Photo of Ray Chan, Managing Director, K5 Ventures Ray Chan
    Angel Investor
    K5 Ventures
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    K5 Ventures
    An active investor with years of successful track record, working in full partnership with founders to create the appropriate structures, systems and teams required.

    Ray is the Managing Partner of K5 Ventures, a Venture Partner of Tech Coast Angels ACE Funds, and the founder of The Portal. As an active fund manager, he has invested in over 400 companies. He is also committed to building a healthy and vibrant Orange County startup ecosystem through The Portal by turning students from UCI and other local colleges and universities into talented technical and marketing resources. - Linkedin Angelist

    Joe Scirocco, Angel Investor Joe Scirocco, Angel Investor

    Joe Scirocco is an investor in and member of the board of advisors to Human Ventures, LLC. Human Ventures operates as a foundry for newly formed businesses, where great ideas become reality with the right support and network. He also currently serves on the board of directors of The Collected Group (Joie, Current/Elliott and Equipment brands). Since 2015 Joe has been providing strategic advisory services to private equity and venture investors and their respective portfolio companies. These include acquisition support, restructuring, prep-for-sale initiatives, and interim C-level roles. From 1997 until 2015 he served variously as chief financial officer and chief operating officer for global consumer companies, including TOMS Shoes, Quiksilver, Inc (Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes, Rossignol and Cleveland Golf brands) and Tommy Hilfiger Corp. Previously he served as an audit and advisory partner in the Retail and Consumer practice of Price Waterhouse.

    Paul Wendee, Angel Investor Paul Wendee, Angel Investor

    DR. PAUL M. WENDEE is the publisher and editor of the Intrinsic Value Wealth Report,, an investment newsletter that uses an award-winning* proprietary quantitative value stock-picking computer algorithm, the Cassandra Stock Selection Model, ™ that he developed in 1994. He has been an investment banker, securities analyst, and private equity fund manager for 35 years. He is the Managing Director of Paul M. Wendee & Associates, LLC, a corporate finance, private equity, and management consulting firm which he founded in 1998. He is the creator and developer of Value Driver Theory, which is a new way of understanding and strategically thinking about business. Dr. Wendee is a successful entrepreneur and management consultant and teaches courses in business, investments, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance to university students, MBA students, entrepreneurs, and business managers worldwide. Dr. Wendee also founded the Value Driver Institute and Research and Educational Expedition Programs (VDI/REEP), a non-profit organization with a mission to conduct research on enterprise value driver theory and the enterprise value creation process; and to take the business incubator concept to places in the world where business incubators are not commonly found, but where they are needed the most.

    Doug Pennington, Founder, ArchAngels Investors Doug Pennington, Founder, ArchAngels Investors

    Tom Markel, Angel Investor Tom Markel, Angel Investor

    Tom has been an investor, interim executive and serial entrepreneur in nutraceuticals, hospitality, beverage, sporting goods, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, electronic hardware & software, and e-commerce. He refers to his business experience in baseball terms: “I’ve had three (3) strike outs, nine (9) base hits, 2 triple plays, 1 out of the park home run and 2 companies which are still at the plate”. Tom’s home run came when he helped form the largest mortgage REIT on the AMEX, which grew to over $2 billion in assets. Tom has a passion for giving back to his community as one of the original board members and former chairman of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County California. He served on the board of Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council and is a Knight in the Order of Malta caring serving the poor and sick worldwide. He was alpine press operations liaison for the 2012 Olympic games in Whistler Canada and served on the pit crew race management team at the 2017 Long Beach Grand Prix.

    Virginia Lorimor, Angel Investor Virginia Lorimor, Angel Investor

    Ms. Lorimor is a thought leader, investor, entrepreneur, and change agent specializing in the hi-tech, land development, building, and retail sectors. As a magna cum laude alumnus of the University of Southern California with a BSA, Ms. Lorimor began in Big 4 public accounting obtaining her CPA. Quickly leaning towards the strategic finance aspects including strategic partnerships, buy and sell side mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund accounting, IPOs, REITs, and fundraising for businesses at all stages. In 2016, Ms. Lorimor sold a group nine companies that she had grown over the course of 10 years, known as “The WIN Companies.” Now, Ms. Lorimor is moving forward with her latest project “Why2Fail.” Most importantly, Ms. Lorimor believes in continuously giving back to the community through mentorship and does so in many ways including significant involvement with California State University Fullerton’s entrepreneurship program and as board member with Manna, a food bank serving Orange County.


    Photo of Moderator: Joe Daniels, Partner, McCarter & English Joseph Daniels
    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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