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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our DC Startup Week VC and Angel Investor Event, sponsored by McCarter & English, DC Startup Week, Contap, InList, Seasons Pizza, mow Media. The event is in The Crown & Crow on Thursday, September 12, 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 Roy Morris, Angel Investor, MIT Alumni Angels of DC Roy Morris
Angel Investor
MIT Alumni Angels of DC
MIT Alumni Angels of DC
Roy Morris is an expert in technology, finance, and legal. He has invested in a number of early stage startups, either individually or as part of a group. He has held board seats on a number of startups and non-profits. He is the former chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC. He is currently a member of MIT Alumni Angels of Washington DC. He has an MBA from Wharton, Masters of EE from MIT, and JD from GWU. His current interest is focused on Artificial Intelligence.

Photo of Alex Katz, WIN Venture Partners Alex Katz, JD CPA
Founder & Managing Partner
WIN Venture Partners
WIN Venture Partners
Alex Katz is a Founder and Managing Partner at WIN Venture Partners. He is a seasoned venture capital investor, and also serves as a General Partner of ff Venture Capital, a leading New York venture capital firm. He has been working with seed-, early-stage and growth companies for over 30 years. Alex has experience serving as a board member and/or adviser to many companies, which currently include DocAuthority, Ltd., Phone.com, Inc., Ionic Security, Inc., Muse by InteraXon and others.
Prior to venture capital, Alex practiced law with Mesirov Gelman and was a founding partner of Katz and Miele, LLP, a tax and corporate law specialty firm. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company, Inc., a $21m industrial supply company, and was responsible for driving its strategy of obtaining market share through internal growth and five external acquisitions. In addition, Alex was Chief Financial Officer of Lenape Dynamic, Inc., a $15m metal forging company, for which he raised capital to execute a roll-up strategy and was responsible for dramatically increasing that company’s operating margins. He has also worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
Alex earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law.

Photo of Mark Walsh, Angel Investor Mark Walsh
Angel Investor
Angel Investor
Angel Investor
Mark Walsh recently stepped down as head of Investment and Innovation for the Small Business Administration for the Obama Administration. He oversaw all SBIC, SBIR, Accelerator/Incubator and other growth activities at the SBA, and was appointed to key committees at the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of the Treasury for the Obama Administration.

That was his first government position. Prior, he had a 30+ year career in technology, media, venture capital, and angel investing. He was ceo of a high growth public company, (VerticalNet NASDAQ: VERT) was a senior executive at GE, AOL, and HBO, and has invested in and/or served on the board of a number of high profile public and private companies, including BlackBoard (NASDAQ: BBBB), NutriSystems (NASDAQ: NTRI), half.com (Bought by eBay), IndustryBrains (bought by Marchex-NASDAQ: MCHX), Day Software (bought by Adobe) and many, many others. He got into the collision of technology and politics early, serving as the first chief technology advisor to the Democratic Party in 2002, running the internet efforts for the John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004 and was the founding CEO of Air America Radio. He has been ceo and chairman of many startups, including Homesnap and GeniusRocket, and was lead independent director for Thestreet.com, the media company founded by Jim Cramer. He also served as a venture partner for Revolution, Inc. in Washington, D.C., the investment fund started by his AOL colleagues Steve Case and Ted Leonsis.

He was the chairman of the board of his college alma mater, Union College in New York, chairman of the Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Maryland, and received his MBA from Harvard. He has served on a number of very prominent not-for profit boards, including the Bipartisan Policy Center (where he was chair), the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Theatre Workshop and many others.

Photo of Kim Cayce, Angel Investor, Citrine Angels Kim Cayce
Angel Investor
Citrine Angels
Citrine Angels
Kim Cayce is passionate about leveraging technology to empower women and girls. She is the CEO of Artemis University, an organization that aims to help close the gender technology gap and equip women with the digital skills they need to succeed in the workplace of the future.

Kim is a co-founder and Executive Committee member of Citrine Angels, an early-stage angel investing group that supports the growth and success of female-founded businesses in the Washington DC metro area. With more than 15 years of investing experience and multiple exits, Kim has extensive experience investing in fintech, ecommerce, wearable technology, and real estate.

Kim holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an executive MBA from Stanford GSB, and a BA from Duke University. Today, Kim speaks on the topic of women's entrepreneurship at events and conferences around the world and is an advisor to several startups in the ecommerce, mobile payment and proptech industries. Her personal investments are focused on providing opportunities for all women to access capital and achieve positions of influence.

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