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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out San Diego VC and Angel Investor Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, WeWork, Oasis Outsourcing, InList, Nolcha. This event was in WeWork B Street on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

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

    Photo of Greg Horowitt, Managing Director, Jun Capital Partners Greg Horowitt
    Co-Founder & Managing Director
    Jun Capital Partners
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    Jun Capital Partners
    Greg Horowitt is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and innovation systems architect. He is a Managing Director of Jun Capital as well as a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows. He is the Director of Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, and also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University. He has spent 25+ years working in startups, venture capital, and is one of the pioneers in the field of innovation ecosystems. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley and is a trusted advisor to such notable organizations as the US State Department, Aspen Institute, University of California, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank, in addition to his role as a Senior Fellow with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. Mr. Horowitt has worked in several executive and investment roles including a Berkshire Hathaway operating company, and continues his work today as an investor, advisor, and board member of multiple entrepreneurial startups.

    Photo of Dror Habusha, Angel Investor Dror Habusha
    Angel Investor
    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Dror Habusha is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and the founder of Jewelrythis.com, an online platform that helps jewelers design and produce custom fine jewelry pieces. As a seasoned entrepreneur and as angel investor with more than 20 years of experience, Dror enjoys the startup rollercoaster experience and likes to help new ventures raise capital, penetrate their market, and achieve success. Dror has profitably invested in variety of businesses from medical devices and online educational sites to video games and several others. His educational background is in accounting, economics and law.

    Photo of Sven Beerweiler, Angel Investor Sven Beerweiler
    Angel Investor
    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Sven is a Business Developer and a Co-Founder of Tourmaline LabsTM. Sven is a serial entrepreneur with a passion to convert ideas into reality who shapes companies to reach their goals. With a desire to succeed, Sven enjoys the journey, stays calm and is prepared for a myriad of situations. A positive and levelheaded mind has helped during "difficult and dangerous" moments that he faced over the years both in business as well as a former professional motocross champion. He started, built & sold four of his previous businesses successfully.

    Photo of Silvia Mah, Co-Founder, Ad Astra Ventures Silvia Mah
    Founding Partner
    Ad Astra Ventures
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    Ad Astra Ventures
    Dr. Silvia Mah, PhD, MBA, is the new President of CONNECT San Diego and founding partner of Ad Astra Ventures, that aims to “get to even” for high achieving women. Dr. Mah also serves as Executive Director of Hera Labs, an accelerator for women-owned businesses; founding member of Hera Angels, a female angel investment group; Investment Committee member of Next Wave Impact, a social impact venture fund; and an angel investor to over 30 startups who have diverse founders on the leadership team. Dr. Mah’s own success includes producing a globally-recognized podcast, She Invests!, highlighting the investment journeys of female angel investors and venture capitalists; serving for 2 years as the Student Programs Diversity Director at the Office of Innovation and Commercialization’s The Basement, a technology accelerator for undergraduate startups at UCSD; & Fund Manager for the San Diego Angel Conference, a new angel fund to activate regional capital from aspiring and existing angel investors. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Mah believes in integrating family and work to create a lifestyle that serves both with a strong cup of integrity.

    Photo of Paul Wendee, Angel Investor, ArchAngel Investors Paul Wendee

    ArchAngels Investors
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    ArchAngels Investors
    DR. PAUL M. WENDEE 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 has been an entrepreneur, investment banker, securities analyst, and private equity fund manager for 37 years. He publishes an award-winning investment newsletter, the Intrinsic Value Wealth Report, www.IVWealthReport.com. He is the creator of Value Driver Theory, a new way of understanding and strategically thinking about business; and teaches courses in business, investments, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance to university students worldwide. He 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. Paul is also an angel investor and is an active investor with various angel groups including ArchAngels Investors.

    Photo of Gary Benitt, Social Leverage Gary Benitt
    General Partner
    Social Leverage
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    Social Leverage
    I am a seasoned tech entrepreneur and operator with over eighteen years of diverse management experience in the Internet communications sector. I have experience in managing various technology teams including development, quality assurance and client implementation and I have broad experience in all facets of growing a business from startup mode into a mature organization, all while delivering customer value.
    Specialties: Management of entrepreneurial Internet software technology organizations - financing, business development, product & project management, pricing, marketing, fund raising, operations.
    I've also had the pleasure of investing in and working directly with entrepreneurs over the past few years. It's been an incredible experience and I'm looking forward to spending more time with great people who are arduously pursuing their passions and dreams.

    Photo of Steve Weber, Angel Investor Steve Weber
    Angel Investor
    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Steve is an entrepreneur and investor with more than 20 years of experience in technology and Internet marketing. He is the founder of Z57 Internet Solutions, a national leader in real estate marketing technology, which he founded and built from start up to 200+ employees and over $150,000,000 in sales since inception. He experienced successful exit in 2012 when he sold the company to Constellation Software, Inc.
    Steve works with seed and early stage startups as an advisor and angel investor, and currently serves on the advisory boards of Doctible and Evergreen Technology (formerly TapHunter), two San Diego SaaS startups that he has invested in and actively participated in the launch and build out of the sales organizations.

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