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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our San Francisco VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event, sponsored by McCarter & English, Crowded.com, Iconiqlab, STEAM Role, Jewel Toned. The event is in San Francisco on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

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

Photo of Ali Farahanchi, Venture Capital, Danhua Capital Ali Farahanchi
Vice President
Danhua Capital
Danhua Capital
Ali is the Vice President of Danhua Capital based out of Palo Alto

Photo of Duygu Oktem Clark, Partner, DO Ventures Duygu Oktem Clark
Parnter
European Investment Fund - TTA
European Investment Fund - TTA
Duygu Oktem Clark is a Business Development Leader of the European Investment Fund's TTA where she leads early stage tech startup investments, and the Founder of DO Venture Partners - a boutique consultancy company focused on corporate innovation. Prior to that; as an Intrapreneur, she founded and ran Turkey's first corporate-run startup accelerator from scratch where she led 22 early stage investments. Before that, she was a Founding R&D Manager at Turk Telekom where she oversaw more than 40 R&D projects with an overall budget of +$100M. She has mentored hundreds of startups in the last 5 years and continues to help startups by serving as a jury member and mentor at many startup programs including the Chobani Startup Program,Founder Institute, United Nations Clean Tech, Telefonica Wayra UK and Startup Bootcamp. She is a Computer Engineer with Master Degree in Technology Management.

Photo of Clarence Wooten, CEO, STEAM Role Clarence Wooten
CEO
STEAM Role
STEAM Role
I'm a serial internet entrepreneur whose been creating and building Internet startups since 1998. Back then I was co-founder and CEO of ImageCafe.com, an online superstore of pre-fabricated websites for small businesses. ImageCafe was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions/Verisign in November 1999, 7-months after we launched and just before the dot com bubble popped. Timing is everything ;-)

In 2006, I founded Groupsite.com, a self-serve SaaS platform for building private, branded communities of interest. At present, Groupsite.com is profitable and powers more than 50,000 online communities. In 2011 after 5 years as Groupsite's CEO, in order to pursue other opportunities, I transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman where I continue to guide product vision and strategy.

After being an entrepreneur based in Maryland my entire career, in early 2011, I moved to Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley, with the goal of doing it bigger and better. In pursuit of this goal, I founded:

Progressly, an enterprise platform for executing business processes and monitoring progress across your organization; and STEAM Role, a Tinder-like app for finding your dream career by following the roadmaps of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) role models. STEAM Role is more than a startup to me, it’s a calling — stay tuned!

As a serial founder and product architect, my startup and investing activities are primarily focused on funding and leading the early product development, strategy and company-building activities with talented co-founders and teammates. There is nothing like working with a driven team of smart passionate people.

I am a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and was honored as a distinguished alumnus in 2010. In 2006 I was named an honorary alumni of the University of Maryland. I also serve on the board of trustees at Philadelphia University - one of the nation's top design schools.

Steve Kuh, Group Project Steve Kuh, Group Project

Steve is interested in providing solutions to combat counterfeit goods using blockchain technologies. ICO is planned for Q2-2018. The blockchain technology presents opportunities to solve many social issues such as counterfeits, identity and credit card plastics in wallets, and digital security tags in general. With the ICO, it is hoped that products are developed from current prototypes to custom solutions that will be marketed to take advantage of the blockchain based decentralized digital public ledger and change the world one person at a time.
With over 20 years experience as a founder and CEO of an IT firm, his specialty includes communications systems engineering, creation and production of digital IT products.

Keynote: Patrick Lowry, Iconiq Lab Keynote: Patrick Lowry, Iconiq Lab

Pat Lowry is the CEO and founder of Iconiq Lab, a global ICO and Token Sale accelerator program based in Germany. He was a member of the Deutsche Börse Venture Capital team, where he developed a strong passion for blockchain technology and alternative financing methods. He has a decade of financial industry experience, including as an associate at Graham Partners, a Philadelphia private equity fund, and PwC as an auditor of private equity, hedge and mutual funds. Patrick was a co-founder and the CFO of Voltaic Coatings and holds an MBA and a CPA license.

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