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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our Philadelphia VC and Angel Investor Roundtable, sponsored by McCarter & English, WeWork, Seasons Pizza. The event is in WeWork on Thursday, January 17, 2019..

Photo of Moderator: David Sorin, McCarter & English David J Sorin
Partner
McCarter English
McCarter English
Dave Sorin is an office managing partner and the head of the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice at McCarter & English. He focuses his practice primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, information technology, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, FinTech, e-commerce, and communications), and life sciences. Many of the companies he represents are well-known names throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Under his leadership, McCarter is recognized as one of the most active law firms regionally, nationally and globally according to PitchBook (3rd in the East, 8th nationally, 9th globally, 8th in enterprise software and 6th (tied) in global early stage company deals). In 2017, Chambers, the definitive publisher of law firm and lawyer rankings, named him one of the top lawyers in the country in its inaugural rankings of venture capital and emerging growth company lawyers.

Photo of Jack Taylor, Senior Associate, Touchdown Ventures Jack Taylor
Senior Associate
Touchdown Ventures
Touchdown Ventures
Jack is a Senior Associate at Touchdown Ventures, joining the team in 2017 and focusing on investments in the Internet of Things (IoT) and physical security sectors. Before Touchdown, Jack gained operating experience at Personal Capital, a venture-backed startup in Silicon Valley, and was co-founder and President of the Philadelphia InSITE Fellowship chapter while attending business school. Prior to that, he spent time in the New York venture ecosystem evaluating investment opportunities at Laconia Capital Group, New York Angels, and Virgil Capital. Jack previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he specialized in short-term interest rate products. Jack holds a BA in History from Duke University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors as an Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing & Operations major.

Photo of Rick Genzer, Investment Director, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Rick Genzer
Investment Director
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Rick has been involved in business leadership and technology since 1986 in roles ranging from software engineer to executive vice president and CTO. His direct functions and activities during this time include hands-on software development, systems architecture, product & project management, online services, business development, financial services, monetizing web-content, electronic commerce, due diligence for M&A activity and leadership in various content-orientated and high technology application development initiatives. From 2000-2016, he stitched together proven leadership skills, business acumen and deep technology experience into a successful management consulting practice serving a wide range of technology companies throughout the US. Today Rick proudly serves as an investment director for the IT vertical at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

Stephen McGovern, Senior Associate, Eos Venture Partners LLC Stephen McGovern, Senior Associate, Eos Venture Partners LLC



Photo of David Magerman, Managing Director, Differential Ventures David Magerman
Managing Partner
Differential Ventures
Differential Ventures
David Magerman is a managing partner at Differential Ventures. He is an experienced hedge fund manager, computer scientist, and angel investor. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. His thesis on Natural Language Parsing as Statistical Pattern Recognition, published in 1994, was an early and successful attempt to use large-scale data to produce fully-automated syntactic analysis of text. After graduating, he spent the entirety of his career at Renaissance Technologies, widely recognized as the best quantitative hedge fund management company in the world. He helped found the equities trading group at Renaissance, joining the group in its earliest days, playing a lead role in designing and building the trading, simulation, and estimation software. On an extended garden leave from quantitative finance, he is looking to use his data science, software development, and statistical modeling expertise to help Israeli startups succeed in the global marketplace.

Photo of RJ Lewis, Angel Investor, Delaware Crossing Investment Group RJ Lewis
Angel Investor
Delaware Crossing Investment Group
Delaware Crossing Investment Group
R.J. Lewis is the Founder and CEO of eHealthcare Solutions (EHS). eHealthcare Solutions delivers audiences and drives digital innovation for both advertisers and publishers with 400+ properties. EHS exclusively represents 85 high-quality healthcare publishers. The EHS vision is to aggregate niche audiences for the measurable benefit of both marketers and publishers with 400+ pr. EHS was previously named a PM360 Trailblazer Company of the Year and Mr. Lewis was previously named to the PharmaVOICE 100 list of most inspiring leaders in life sciences. R.J. also co-founded Ad-Juster, a thriving technology company focused on online discrepancy management serving more than half of the comScore top 100 web publishers. Ad-Juster was named to the INC 500 list (#186) of fastest growing private companies in 2013, 2014, and 2015. R.J. has been angel investing since 2009, and has been an active member of Delaware Crossing Investment Group since 2011. R.J. Lewis earned his MBA in 1999 in Marketing and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

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