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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, Oasis Outsourcing, WeWork, TCVN, Nolcha, InList, OC Startup Council. This event was in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, March 27, 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 David Friedman, Vice President, Tech Coast Angels OC David Friedman
    Angel Investor
    Tech Coast Angels
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    Tech Coast Angels
    David Friedman is currently an independent entrepreneur, investor, and business advisor for tech and service companies. He is a member of the TechCoastAngels of Orange County and serves on the software/hardware evaluation committee. He has worked on assignments ranging from cyber security and wireless health to online commerce portals, to healthy food and snacks. He plays at the intersection of technology and the customer; his real love is commercializing technology to meet the needs of customers.

    Photo of Dean Kline, Managing Director, Penn Venture Partners Dean Kline
    Managing Director
    Penn Venture Partners
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    Penn Venture Partners
    Dean is Co-Founder and Managing Director for Penn Venture Partners, a vc fund for primarily for early-stage tech companies. He is also currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of USC Rossier EdVentures, an education ecosystem at USC. Previously he was VP of another vc fund and part of the founding management team and EVP of an organization which establishes and operates children’s hospitals in developing countries. Dean was Assistant to the Executive Director at the World Bank focusing on project quality, education and health sector policy, Africa, and Asia. He began his professional career as an International Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, working on Asia and the Middle East. Dean received his M.Phil. and Graduate Diploma from Cambridge University and his B.A. from Wheaton College.

    Photo of Kevin Park, Angel Investor Kevin Park
    Founder
    SimplePitch Ventures
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    SimplePitch Ventures
    Kevin is the Founder of SimplePitch Ventures, a fund that invests in early stage consumer companies. Portfolio companies include Eloquii (acquired by Walmart), Hylete, Pressed Juicery, and Bare Bones Broth. Over the past six years, he has also served as interim CEO, COO and CFO at his portfolio companies including Perverse Sunglasses (Toni Ko, NYX Cosmetics) and DreamDry (Rachel Zoe). Prior to founding SImplePitch, Kevin spent five years in private equity and was the Co-founder / President of Lourus, an education services company in Korea. He graduated from Yale University and MBA from Stanford. He was also a Fulbright Scholar and received his CFA designation.

    Photo of JJ Richa, Tech Coast Angels, Angel Investor JJ Richa
    Angel Investor
    Tech Coast Angels
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    Tech Coast Angels
    JJ Richa is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, executive and investor. Richa has successfully founded several companies, where he served as President and CEO, including a software company for the hospitality industry, an online ecommerce portal for high-end made-to-order gifts, and a custom software development company concentrating on the financial sector. Richa is a private equity investor, a longtime member of Tech Coast Angels where he served as its vice president and a member of its executive committee. Richa has served on numerous board of directors, started a private equity firm and served in senior executive restructuring and turnaround roles. Richa is a Founder and Managing Director at BusinessVision Advisory, a firm that provides interim CEO, fractional COO and business advisory services to businesses at various stages. Richa has BS and MS degrees from Cal State Long Beach.

    Photo of Bob Genthert, Managing Director, EvoNexus Bob Genthert
    Managing Director
    EvoNexus
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    EvoNexus
    Bob Genthert is currently Managing Director of EvoNexus Irvine. Bob Genthert has 35 years of experience in executive Finance and Administrative positions including CFO/VP roles at Fortune 50 companies including TimeWarner and at the $5.5B home entertainment division at The Walt Disney Company. Bob has been involved in many internal corporate organically grown start-ups, including the Disney Publishing Group, ESPN Magazine, MovieLink and Matrix Mass Multiplayer Online Game. Later, Bob became involved in venture backed start-up companies, The New Release, Sky Mobilemedia and ecoATM. Bob has been involved in two successful business exits and has raised over $200 million in financing deals for those companies. In 2013, Bob and his ecoATM co-founders culminated their hard work with a successful sale of ecoATM to the public company Outerwall for $350 million. Bob also has Board of Director experience including Partners Federal Credit Union and Kadho. Bob is a CPA and has an active status in the state of California.

    Photo of Scott Fox, CEO, OC Startup Council Scott Fox
    CEO
    OC Startup Council
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    OC Startup Council
    Scott Fox is a serial Internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO of the Orange County Startup Council, a community service organization dedicated to accelerating Orange County’s startup ecosystem. He has founded, worked for, invested in, or advised hundreds of startups since raising his first VC round during the first dot-com boom. An advocate for early stage entrepreneurs, Scott has also written 3 best-selling books to help first-time entrepreneurs get started. In Orange County he’s pleased to host the OC Startup Council’s #MasterMindsOC, a monthly free startup coaching workshop series for founders. Learn more about the workshops at https://MasterMindsOC.organd join the OC Startup Council at https://OCStartupCouncil.org.

    Photo of Doug Pennington, Founder, ArchAngels Investors Doug Pennington
    Founder
    Archangels Investors
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    Archangels Investors
    For over 20 years, Doug has been a leader and innovator in growing, financing and grooming young companies. He specializes in helping early stage companies develop a sound strategy, choose the right building blocks for business formation, and executing on a focused plan.

    Calling upon his experience as a serial entrepreneur and working with family offices, Doug founded Private Capital Network in 2006, an angel investment network that is focused on funding and mentoring early stage companies in key growth industries; technology & consumer products. Through PCN's resources and knowledge base, the Network has helped emerging businesses cross the important bridge from good idea to disciplined execution to reduce the standard the unacceptably high failure rate of small businesses.

    Doug later went on to form Archangels in order to work with the interests of some of Orange County's most prominent Family Offices and ultra worth investors. He envisioned Archangels as a disruptor from the ordinary investor network model. Doug realized that in order for an investor network to truly become excellent, membership had to mean more than just deal flow. With that in mind, Doug fostered an environment where members help one another solve problems, open doors, assist with active ventures, and advise one other on pending investments. This has resulted in a high caliber of active investments and participation.

    Currently, Doug is a frequent lecturer at the University of California at Irvine, California State University at Fullerton, Butler University, Chapman University, and Purdue University. Doug sits on the advisory board for the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCI, is an active mentor participating in the UCI Business Plan Competition. Doug also sits on the advisory boards of several companies, internationally.

    Photo of Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Delilhah Panio
    Vice President, Capital Formation
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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    Toronto Stock Exchange
    As the VP of Capital Formation for Southern California for TMX Group, Delilah advises U.S. companies on the opportunity to list and raise capital on Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange.
    As the founder of Stiletto Dash (a consulting firm), Delilah works with early-stage companies on their business and funding strategy and on getting investor-ready.
    Delilah is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and/or with a gender lens.
    Delilah is very active in the LA entrepreneur community, including as a frequent speaker, mentor for the Stubbs Alderton Markiles LLP Preccelerator Program, and pitch coach for organizations such as the Women Founders Network. Delilah is the former Co- Chair of Women in LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association), and was the L.A. Lead for SheEO's 2016 Radical Generosity program, an innovative new model funding model that calls upon women to commit $1,000 each into a perpetual fund to invest in women-led ventures.
    Delilah’s background is as a capital markets expert with 10 years previously in business development at Toronto Stock Exchange, including as the Director, Business Development & Strategy. She has advised many companies on the going public process and can provide an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the United States.
    Delilah holds an MBA in Enterprise Development and a BA in English, and has completed a certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.

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