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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out DC Startup Week VC and Angel Investor Event, sponsored by McCarter & English, DC Startup Week, Contap, InList, mow Media, ARC Angel Fund. This event was in The Crown & Crow on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

    Moderator: Herb Moore, McCarter & English Moderator: Herb Moore, McCarter & English

    Photo of Roy Morris, Angel Investor, MIT Alumni Angels of DC Roy Morris
    Angel Investor
    MIT Alumni Angels of DC
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    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
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    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.,, 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
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    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), (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, 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
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    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.

    Photo of Stephanie Marshall, Angel Investor, Gaingels Stephanie Marshall
    Angel Investor
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    Stephanie Bauer Marshall is the founder & CEO of M3 Advisors, a boutique consultancy. Ms. Marshall also currently runs SPROCKIT, where she connects big companies with startups in the media and mobility sectors. In addition to helping startups gain traction, she is also an active investor and advisor, primarily in the technology sector. She is an executive team member of the newly launched Citrine Angels, the only DC-based angel group focused on female founders. She is also an LP in several Portfolia funds, Backstage Capital and is a member of Gaingels. She supports SheEO, Quesnay's Female Founders in Tech, and other organizations focused on closing the funding gap for underrepresented founders.

    She is a high-energy senior marketer and business advisor with more than 20 years of success in the digital advertising, marketing and media space. From leading an innovation team at a Fortune 15 corporation through the challenging process of developing and marketing patented products to refining early-stage offerings at startups, Ms. Marshall is an industry-recognized leader in successfully bringing digital advertising, mobile marketing, media and data monetization products and services to market.

    Business Insider named Ms. Marshall one of its “Most Influential Women in Mobile Advertising” and Mobile Marketer named her a “Woman to Watch.”.

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