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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Conference, sponsored by McCarter & English, InList. The event is in TBA on Thursday March 28, 2019.

Photo of Moderator: Joe Daniels, 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 Robert Mai, Managing Director, Scopus Ventures Robert Mai
Managing Director
Scopus Ventures
Scopus Ventures
Previously managed the Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors $200 million of Alternative Investments portfolio as well as the fixed income trading platform. He served as Member of the Board of Directors for Gold Mobile, essDOCS Limited, Tracx Systems, HyPr Brands, Imprint, and Aquicore. Mr. Mai graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Andrew Ly, Angel Investor Andrew Ly, Angel Investor



Photo of Brandon Maier, Co-Founder, Quake Capital Brandon Maier
Founding Partner
WestWave Ventures
WestWave Ventures
Brandon Maier is the founder of WestWave Ventures and has extensive experience building financial and marketing strategies for startup companies. Prior to launching WestWave, Brandon was a Founder and Managing Partner of Quake Capital, an industry-leading accelerator and investment firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. Under Brandon’s tenure and leadership at Quake, their portfolio companies raised over $100 million, including $25 million raised directly from Quake’s fund. Quake was named one of Forbes’ Top-Ten VCs and highlighted by CrunchBase for making the second-most investments in female-led startups (2018).
A New York University alum, Brandon is committed to giving back to the university entrepreneurship community, regularly giving lectures on entrepreneurship-related topics as well as providing office hours to student start-ups at NYU, Penn State, USC, and Brown. He also serves as a judge for several pitch competitions including Princeton’s Tiger Launch, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Next Gen, has mentored at Columbia’s AlmaWorks Accelerator, and is part of Invent Penn State’s Selection Committee.
In addition to his experience as an investor and mentor, Brandon has also been a part of two capital-backed startup teams, including the Winklevoss-backed pioneer in cryptocurrency, BitInstant - at its peak, it was the leader in all Bitcoin exchanges.

Mark Linao, Principal, AET Fund Mark Linao, Principal, AET Fund



Eric Schiffer, Chairman, The Patriarch Organization Eric Schiffer, Chairman, The Patriarch Organization



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