Aanand RadiaUniversity Ventures Aaron Christopher CohenFueled Ventures Aaron CohnQuiet Ventures Aaron DubinGoldman Sachs Aaron JacobsonNEA Aaron LorenzRamapo College Abby LyallQuake Capital Adam CarverAngelList Adam D. FriedEdtech Speaker/Presenter Adam DakinDreamit Ventures Adam PenenbergFast Company Adam Plotkinff Venture Capital Adam SmithBowery Capital Adelyn ZhouTOPBOTS Adi LevanonFinTech Collective Adrian RosenkranzSalesforce Adrien ColombieCreatives Without Borders Ahmet TosunPoltio Akiba CovitzYellowdig Alana TungTime Warner Investments Albert WengerUnion Square Ventures Alberto PayoITespresso.es Alberto PepeAuthorea Alejandro CremadesOnevest Alessandro PiolAlphaPrime Alessandro AnzaniSmartup Capital Alex De La CruzDentons Alex EvansPlaceholder Alex FairMedstartr Alex RappaportFlocabulary Alex TrottaCiti Alexa DePasqualeGrey Group Alexander G. RojasBarst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP Alexander NiehenkeScale Venture Partners Alexander OpaschowskyErnst & Young Alexander SchaperfischerAppelt Alexandre DouzetTheLadders Alexandria CarrollLicense to Drift Ali HamedCoVenture Allison KernStarVest Partners Allison ShamonVersion 2.0 Communications Allison WilliamsNewark Venture Partners Ally McloskyJP Morgan Alton DelaneDentons Aman KandolaBessemer Venture Ami ShahFace2Face Amit BansalDigitalis Ventures Amrita SharmaMacy's Amy ChenNYC Media Lab Andre CosteLazare Consulting Andreas HielscherColumbia University Andrew AckermanDreamIt Ventures Andrew AsnesRoundHill Entertainment Andrew BakerEmpire Angels Andrew CohenBrainscape Andrew ColbertZiegler Andrew HongffVC Andrew KangpanTwo Sigma Ventures Andrew LearyIPSOS - SMX Andrew MitchellBrand Foundry Andrew WeisgallSpruce Andy SaldanaNY Tech Meetup Angela Lee37 Angels Anna GarciaAGM Ventures Anna PhillipsGoldman Sachs Investment Partners Anna WhitemanTribeca Venture Partners Anne Augusta BlumGerman Accelerator Anne Sophie SchmidtHOF Capital Anoop KansupadaThe Founders Organization Anthony CrowellNew York Law School Arrun KapoorSJF Ventures Arthur BiererAB Dev Labs Arthur GodivaWeWork Labs Asael MeirCohnReznick Ash KaluarachchiStarted Ashley TenneyDentons Assaf DaganGoodgood NYC Azeem AzharPeerIndex Azi CohenNew York Angels Barbara SchlossSAPio Becky KrillNoodle Partners Ben Askew-RenautPackLink.com Ben ChodorWest Corporation Ben JacksonFor the Win Ben ShawBarclays Ben SouthworthTech City Investment Organisation Benjamin BernsteinPartnership Fund for NYC Benjamin HakounFittingBox Bernhard MehlKisi Bill DaddiDaddi Pr Bo WangQuake Bobby AlexisDigital Domain 3.0 Bonny MorlakTiltsta Borahm ChoShopify Boris GodinCapco Brad HarrisonScout Ventures Brendan FeinbergWeWork Brendan RyanFragomen Brendan SyronScout Ventures Brent FareseSchwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Brett BrodySource Inc. Brian AoaehKEC Ventures Brian CohenNew York Angels Brian FrumbergVentureOut Brian HirschTribeca Venture Partners Brian MurphyCohnReznick Brian NoguchiLab79 Brian StuckeyCoventure Bridget JacksonNBC Universal Brittany LaughlinLattice Ventures Brock BontragerScout Ventures Bruce TaraginBlumberg Capital Bryan BuiOxeon Ventures Buddy ShakhashirLuther Byron LingPrimary VC Carlos BaradelloSausalito Ventures Carlos WilliamsDbC Carly-Ann FergusXRC Labs Caroline McCarthytrue[x] Media Caroline MurphyCSG PC Casey TaylorFemale Founders Fund Cezary PietrzakImgur Charbel KhalifeEY Charlene GillLa Playa Insurance Charles C. SmithSocialStarts Charles KergaravatBGC Partners Charles LaCalleDreamit Chere PartonAetna Health Chip KennedyCollectively Chipper BoulasDemetr Ventures Chris DeMayoWithum Chris DickeyNYU Chris EriccoDentons Chris ErricoDentons Chris GorgesBiddlist Chrisophe GarnierSparkLabs Christian BuschGerman Accelerator Christian NoskeAlliance Ventures Christina BechholdSamsung Global Innovation Center Christopher CapraEmerging Media Christopher GallagherGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Christopher LangfordLowe’s Ventures Christopher T. ErricoDentons Chuck DoerrOpenFin Clay ShirkyNYU Clem TurnerBMK Connor O'keefeQuad Partners Conor WebbFFVC Coray LuskinEngland & Company Cort DaviesStartup CMO Cosmin EneLaterpay Courtney NelsonBDMI Fund Craig R. MulletBranison Group Csaba KonkolyTiller Partners Dan AkivisArc Companies Dan PiekarzDataart Dani PascarellaInvided Daniel BraunWork Genius Daniel ClarkNYCEDC Daniel GesserCXense Daniel Kraftifridge & Company Daniela ZatloukalovaiTutorGroup Danielle WeinblattTake The Interview Danish MunirGenoa Healthcare Danny LopezBlippar DANNY SCHULTZGotham Ventures Dario MutabdzijaBlueseed Dave GovanHitachi Dave GrossmanDG Interactive David AntokalYork Advisory Group David BeattyGolden Seeds David BigelowJP Morgan Private Bank David GoldbergCorigin Ventures David GreenburgerHitachi Vantara David HauserBrainchild & Co David HochmanBusiness Incubator Association of New York State David HorowitzGenacast Ventures David LevyIpreo David MatlinMcCarter & English David MeltonEmpire Angels David MishkinOxeon Ventures David PakmanVenrock David PowelliCashout David SorinMcCarter & English David StudinskiSailthru David TetenHOF Capital Dawn Kikel37 Angels Deb BermanSkaled Deborah JacksonPlum Alley Deep GujralWithum Deepa GandhiDagne Dover Deepen ParikhCourtside Ventures Dennis MortensenX.AI Dessy Levinson645 Ventures Diane Henry37 Angels Dietmar M. RiegGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc Dina FierroChristian Louboutin Dina UfbergConnectivity Capital Partners Divya KaveriaCapco DJ SmithThe Glimpse Group Dmytro PokhylkoNYCEDC Doba ParushevEdison Partners Donna MurdochS&P Global Ratings Dora Chomiak37 Angels Douglas ClintonLoup Ventures Dr. Felix MoesnerSwissnex Boston Dr. Richard ParkCityMD Dr. Ron Razmi Kinders Dr. Ulrich QuayBMW i Ventures Ece ErdagozBain Capital Ed PlottsLadder.io Eduardo FernandezShuttleCloud Edward DaciukExtensionEngine Edward SalamoneARC Angel Fund Edward TolsonNew York Angels Edwin PlottsLadder.io Edwin PottsLadder.io eeeeBowery Capital Elaine LambLa Playa Insurance Eleni Delimpaltadaki JanisNew York City Economic Development Corporation Eleni JanisNYC EDC Elizabeth VilchisSamsungNext Elizabeth YoungReonomy Ellie WheelerGreycroft Elliott LevineHP Elodie DupuyInsight Venture Emily MatorinPond5 Emmanuel DebuyckAdwanted Emmanuel Saint-MartinFrench Morning Emre OzguBMK Eric ErliGerman Accelerator Eric Martineau-FortinWhite Star Capital Eric NeherWalmart Eric ReinerInsight Partners Eric SpanoErnst & Young Eric TurnerTekfen Ventures Eric VreelandBowery Capital Eric WollbergVentureOut Erica MatsumotoNYC Media Lab Erik GrimmelmannNY Tech Alliance Erik HessAutomotive Mastermind Inc. Erik JansenUltra Capital LLC Euan RobertsonNYC Economic Development Corporation Evan BartlettZocDoc Evan JudgeDentons Eyal BinoICONYC labs Eyal MeggedIronSource Fabrizio RenziIBM Italia Fady YacoubHOF Capital and Co-Founder Fernando NapolitanoItalian Business & Investment Initiative Fernando Soto SerdioClub De Innovacion Florian KrischAdvantage Austria Florian SeroussiEverContact Foy SavasAlphaPrime Ventures Fran GrossAdvantages Francesco GenuardiConsulate General of Italy in New York Frank DiSanzoGartner Ganesh KumarHOF Capital Gareth JefferiesNorthZone Garrett KlughSTAR Angel Network Gaspard de DreuzyKapitall Gaurav MehtaBerkeley Angel Network Gaurav MirchandaniOne Paper Lane George T MathewsDXC Technology Geri KirilovaLaconia Capital Group Gianluca GalletoDG Advisors Gianluca GallettoNew York City Economic Development Corporation Gil AddoRubicon MD Gil BeydaGenacast Ventures Gil FuchsbergNy Angels Gil GalanosIsrael & Co. Giordano Bruno ContestabileTilting Point Grant BiggarTribeca Angels Greg ObrienNoodle Partners Gregg ArchibaldGen2 Advisors Gregory KarelitzHubspot Guido GeisslerMacquarie Group Habib KairouzRho Capital Partners Hadley HarrisEniac Ventures Haithem ElembabyHarbinger Strategy Hannah OiknineBabbler Harry O'SullivanBowery Valuation Heather BinnieEmpire Angels Heather MyersSpark No. 9 Henry TooleRRE Ventures Hernan BotbolTaringa Hugh SeatonAquinas Hugo FacchinTry The World Ian MyersSMBC Ihar MahaniokFacebook Ilan AbehasseraWillo Ilan ElbaseEffective Capital Imraan AhmedRadius Ventures Imre HildiCatapult Inaki BerenguerPixable Ipek BakirEducation Consortium Irene FuchsGerman American Chamber of Commerce Ishan SinhaPoint72 Ventures Iulia MicVentureOut Ivan Cestero Ivy Teng LeiIvyTL Jabber Al-BihaniKomeeda Jack HidaryAlphabet X: AI@X & Quantum@X Jackson Snyder Jacob LoewensteinSamsung Next Jacob YormakStory Ventures Jake DunlapSkaled Jake HendersonCurrent Jake KuppermanRevel Ventures Jake LevineCapco James HaftCryptoOracle James HillEdison Partners James SteinbergTrusu James TiengExceed Capital Partners Jamie FialkoffHIT Lab Jan ChmelíkCzechInvest Jared KleeIBM Jason BlackRRE Ventures Jason E. KleinOn Grid Ventures LLC Jason HarrisFlatiron Investors Jason PalmerNew Markets Venture Partners Jason RazianoCorigin Jason ShumanCorigin Ventures Javier RosasSaleMove Jay HellerNasdaq Jay KapoorMESA Global Jay PoBessemer Venture Jay ZhouGranite Ventures Jayme TtsutsuseLadder Jeff FernandezGrovo Jeffery ToSalesforce Jeffrey KaufmanGriffin Securities Jeffrey ReitmanNYCA Jeffrey ShlefsteinWithum Jennifer ChenDipp Jens DaumGerman American Chamber of Commerce Jeremy HarperER Accelerator Jeremy RobbinsNYC Office of the Mayor Bloomberg & Executive Director Jesse GlassEmpire Angels Jesse PodellStartupbootcamp FinTech Jessica Brondo DavidoffAdmittedly Jessica LinWorkbench Jessica Peltz-ZatuloveMDC Ventures Jim HerboldHerbold Consulting Jim SpaethSequent Partners Joanna SchneierCognotion Joe DolceJoe Dolce Communications Joe ManganelliCalculate Joe Meyer Joe RubinARC Angel Fund Joel AlbarellaNew York Life Ventures Joel BockDentons US LLP John AzubuikeTCV John BertonTribeca Angels John Frankelff Venture Capital John LanahanLaunch Capital John LynnThe Studio Project John MatsonVoyagerHQ John McEvoyTribeca Angels Johnathan MartinCeterus Jonathan HarberStartEd Jonathan CherkiContentSquare Jonathan DrillingsRiverside Jonathan GordonNY Presbyterian Ventures Jonathan StruhlIndicator Ventures Jonathan ZisermannMediastay Jordan GoldbergstickKcom Jorge TorresVentureStack Jose AguilarNestle Nutrition Jose Aguilar RojasNestle Nutrition Jose de CaboOlapic Josef FeldmanFundersGuild Joseph BrantukNasdaq Joseph CoyneStudio VC Joseph DanielsMcCarter & English Joseph SotoFacilitated Growth Josh CohenGiant Innovation Josh RochlinTeckst Joshua CohenGIANT Innovation Joshua NessVerizon Joshua NussbaumCompound Joshua RochlinTeckst Joshua SchwartzEast Wind Advisors Joshua SiegelRubicon Venture Capital Joy MarcusGotham Ventures Julia CapalinoBloomerent Julian CounihanRed Sea Ventures Julian MoncadaLerer Hippeau Ventures Julie BlancAquiline Julien VenezianoFueled Julius JungJung Management Consulting Jurja Julia CakaloGustav Kaeser Training International Justin FrommAdvertiser Perceptions Justin GageAlgorithmia Justin HendrixNYC Media Lab Justin KreamerNYCEDC Karel SmékalMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karen MoonTrendalytics Karena WellsNBC Universal Karim FattalHOF Capital Kate Eberle WalkerBrooklyn Prospect Charter School Kate HipwellUK Boarder Agency Katelyn DonnellyDelivery Associates Kathleen Traynor DeRose Kathleen UtechtCore Innovation Capital Katie Frankelff Venture Capital Kelly Hoeyjkellyhoey.co Kent KurtzPacific Advantage Capital Kenza AdeidaLazare Consulting Keri HoytNoodle Kerry LangstaffXignite Kerry McIlroy37 Angels Ketan BhallaEquityZen Kevin BlombergClarity PR Kevin McAlileyVeritas Strategies Kevin SiskarFounder Institute Kjael SkaalerudSkaled Krista ThormodsonPereg Ventures Kristin CalveTopstone Angels Kristy LeongComcast Ventures Krunali ParekhDentons Kumar DoraiswamiTribeca Angels Laura PuglieseHITLAB Laurette DelGuercio Lawrence JohnsonMorningstar Len AdamsACG Resources Leslie C. CohenMotivate Leslie RevittGAP Lexie KierThe AOK Group Lindsay Turkish7 For All Mankind Lior GlassPwC Lisa ConnFWD.us Lisa PattiAccentC3 Livia MarottaLVMH Liz ElkissU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Logan CohenKUDZOO Loren BusbyMid Atlantic Bio Angels Loren VittetoeBowery Capital Lou KernerCryptoOracle Lucas GeigerWireline Lucas NelsonGotham Ventures Lucas TimberlakeFintech Ventures Fund Lucy YuAmazon Luis SanzOlapic Lukas PospichalGreenbook Luke SandlerMcKinsey Luna AtamianFWD.us Lylan MastermanWhite Star Capital Lyron BentovimThe Glimpse Group Manuel Silva MartinezSantander InnoVentures Marco SchnablautomotiveMastermind Marcos DinnersteinNYVC Margaret GriffinHIT Lab Maria MihaylovaBMK Maria PalmaRRE Ventures Marianne AerniFjord Mark AustinBright Capital Mark FascianoCanrock Ventures Mark FriedmanSteve Madden Mark O’NeillMM Lafleur Markus RauschnabelBluum Martin SoorjooThe Pitch Clinic Mat KalinskiRubicon Mateusz KaliskiRubicon Venture Capital Mathew TorgowNvidia Matt BrunoFahrenheit 212 Matt CynamonCircl.es Matt GershnerRemesh Matt ListroHarbinger Matt LopezSkaled Matthew BrowningIntelliBlast Health Matthew BrunoBCG Digital Ventures Matthew HartmanBetaworks Matthew HooperBarclays Matthew KittayFox Rothschild Matthew LeePereg Ventures Matthew R. KittayEmpire Angels Mazy DarOpenFin Megan O'connorHi Clark Megan O’ConnorClark Melissa GuinanNYCEDC Melissa KempMedia Assembly Meng HeAnheuser-Busch InBev Mette DyhrbergMymee Mia HegazyCatalyst Investors Micah KotchUrban-X Michael B. LaskoffAnnum Michael CichowskiAquiline Capital Partners Michael DeathlessJump Into The Light Michael GilroyCanaan Partners Michael HershfieldWeWork Michael LiuCarat Michael NeeceJenyta Networks Michael R. NecceJenyta Networks Michael RoderickSmall Pond Enterprises Michael TaorminaMineful Michèle HeckenAlpha Global Experts Inc. Michelle BacharachFINDMINE Michelle DervanReThink Education Fund Michelle NacouziIndicator Ventures Mike AjnsztajnAceleratech Mitchell KleinhandlerScout Ventures Monica RichmanDentons Monica StewartSkaled Morgan MacklesX.AI Morgan RoddCanvs Morgan SchofieldLadder.io Moshe Neuman26 Ventures Murat AktihanogluERA Nael RasamnyOutbound Ventures Natalia Quintavalle Natalie HwangSimon Ventures Nate CheckettsRhone Nathaniel AbramsJP Morgan Nathaniel Becker Chaseyet2ventures Nathaniel CotanchOnevest Neal TapariaImagine Easy Neil CapelSailthru Nic BrisbourneEsprit Nic PoulosBowery Capital Nick PadulaPhilips Nihal MehtaENIAC Ventures Nikki EvansCity University of New York Nisa Amoils Nitya RajendranTribeca Venture Partners Niya SincklerSpark Labs Noam KostuckiRedefineus Noelle MillholtHomer Nora PetersonXessentials Nora WesselNBC Universal Oisin HanrahanHandy Oliver ChristieFoxy Machine Oliver KrayMyPostcard Oliver NotewareStreetSmarts VR Omar DarwazahArab Angel Fund Omid AkhavanZA Ventures Onsi SawirisHOF Capital Owen DavisNYC Seed Pablo DuranteSoftonic Pano AnthosXRC Labs Patricia BayleyNYCEDC Patrick ChenZiegler Pau SabriaOlapic Paul WigdorAscendant Advisors Paul BiancoffVC Paul CiancioloFirstMark Capital Paul GollashVoxy Paul GrossingerINE Ventures Paul HurwitzActiveHealth Management Paul QuigleyHOF Capital Paul StrachmanISAI Pete CasellaPoint72 Ventures Peter LiuCollectively Philip DelvecchioVentureOut Philip Ginsberg Philipp von dem Knesebeck Philippe FinkelsteinCross Border Newtork Phyllis Yaffe Pierre DorsazSwissnex Boston Prateek AnejaUniversity Ventures Preeti BirlaNYC Department of Education Rafael MarcusUI Path Rajiv JadhavRSQUARE.MEDIA Raju RishiSigma Prime Ventures Ralph DenglerVenable Ramphis CastroScienceVest Randolph AdlerDentons Raouti ChehihEuraTechnologies Reed WhitmontLadder.io Rep. Michael Grimm Reuben LevyBloomberg LP Richard ColucciAlgomi Richard Remillardthe Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Richie ChaikofBain Capital Ventures Richie ChaikofBain Capital Ventures Rik WillardMintCombine Rima ReddyXRC Labs Rinat Sherzerfisbo Rob AronsonEdTech Advisory Group Rob BelcherSaaS Capital Rob MalcolmMblox Robert GreifeldNASDAQ Robert NapoliMichael Page Robert Neivert500 Startups Roger ChenSilverton Partners Rohan WadhwaExceed Capital Partners Rolfe SwintonGfK Ron QuarantaWall Street Blockchain Alliance Ross GoldsteinGotham Ventures Rui MarquesAICEP Portugal Global Ryan Armbrustff Venture Capital Ryan DarnellBasset Investment Group Sagar Shah37 Angels Sam Caucci1HUDDLE Sam JacobsAqueduct Revenue Advisors Sam SwiftBetterment Samantha WolfPitchFWD Samuel NewboldCSG PC Sandeep BhanoteRadius8 Sandra CreamerBig Canary Consulting Sapna ShahRed Giraffe Advisors Sarah MilewskiDreamit Sarah MillarCity Light Capital Sarah StringerCarat Scarlett SieberBBVA Scott BrooksAgile Education Marketing Sean LippelFinTech Collective Sebastian ReicheltHelloFresh Sebastien MejeanSojeans Sep AlaviResidence Ventures Shaden MarzoukCardinal Health Shahriar KhanNYC EDC Shaun JohnsonStartup Institute Shawn ChengConsenSys Sheila NarayananVulcan Consultants Shelli KashrielNielsen Ventures Sherry SmithClarity PR Shubh AnandCity Light Capital Shwetha ShetttySAP Shwetha ShettyCorporate Strategy Group Silvia PeschieraIBM Italia Sima VasaInfinity Squared Simon ChadwickCambiar Consulting Simon Sylvester-ChaudhuriGlobal Futures Group Sky RolnickJump into the Light Sol LeeNyca Partners Solomon HailuTusk Ventures Sorosh TavakoliOoyala Stefan DickerRise Stefan MancevskiBetterment Stefanie LightmanSitrion (NewsGator) Stella VoutsinaMDC Media Partners Stephane DuboisXignite Stephanie WeinerBain Capital Ventures Stephen M. Goodman Stephen MoralesL.E.K. Consulting Stephen SilverArc Angel Fund Steve KupferRed House Steven EhrlichSpitzberg Partners Steven Greenbergff Venture Capital Steven KuyanFuture Labs Stuart ColemanHero Digital, LLC Suman LalScientific Innovations Group Sumay ParikhQuake Capital Sumeet ShahGalvanize Inc Sunny ParikhPartnership for New York City Susan LindnerEmerging Media Susan MigliaccioPwC Susanne GellertGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc Susanne Greenfield37 Angels Sutian DongFemale Founders Fund T.T. Nguyen DucPearson Affordable Learning Fund Tanjila IslamTigerTrade Taylor GreeneCollaborative Fund Teal WillinghamNYU Data Future Lab Teddy CitrinGreycroft VC Teddy GoldsteinGerman Accelerator New York Terry KawajaLUMA Partners Terry KentThe Kent Advisory Group Thatcher BellGotham Ventures Theseus RocheManahattan Youth Tim ConnorsEdtech Advisory Group Tim DevaneRed Sea Ventures Tim SchumannBuddy Ventures Timothy MalloyEarly Growth Financial Services Timothy MasekLADDER Tina NathansonAIG Todd BreedenKiwi Venture Partners Tom NassrCheckMate Creations Tomaz LevakOriginTrail Tommy PatekBain Capital Ventures Topher HegngiLadder.io Torrance Robinsontrovvit Trace CohenNYVP Travis SkellyFinTech Collective Tripp ShrinerPoint 72 Urs CeteBDMI Fund Usukuma EkuereAlpha Translations Van Hamilton BarbeauResults International Group Vanessa LiuSAP Foundry Vanessa PestrittoXpring @ Ripple Veronika SonsevWomen Innovate Mobile & CEO inSparq Victor M RamirezAbstract Vijay NagappanMHS Capital Vincent TangSamsungNext Vineeth BhuvanagiriFlume Health Walter OlshanskiPwC Wendy Xiao SchadeckNorthzone Weston ReynoldsGreycroft VC Wilton Arellano Yair AreliSisense Yair SegevEscalon Services Yanev SuissaNew Enterprise Associates Yasmina BackstromSACC Yi LiuZonvon Yiannis BroustasRabt Yoav VilnerRanky Yohan RusoPriveal Yoni RechtmanTusk Ventures Zak SchwarzmanGotham Ventures Ziv Ben-BarouchPereg Ventures Close Aanand RadiaUniversity Ventures Aanand Radia is a Managing Director at UV. Prior to UV, Aanand was a private equity investor at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he focused on Financial Services and Special Situations. Prior to BlackRock, Aanand worked at EdisonLearning (formerly Edison Schools), an early pioneer in the charter school movement and later a diversified K-12 education technology and services company, where he focused on corporate strategy, business development, and new product and finance initiatives. While at Edison, Aanand helped to develop an alternative education product offering delivered through a hybrid/blended learning environment. Aanand started his career at Patriot Capital, a middle market private equity firm, where he made investments across a broad range of industries. Aanand received his B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Aanand focuses on opportunities in student finance and education to employment pathways. Aanand leads or has co-led the firm’s investments in Galvanize, Revature, Avenica, PrepMD, Vemo Education, as well as a number of the firm’s seed investments including ParagonOne, DesignLab, Shortlist, CareAcademy, Mpower, Meritize. http://universityventures.com Aaron Christopher CohenFueled Ventures NYC tech veteran Aaron Cohen is Fueled’s resident startup expert and venture director. A three-time cofounder, he is both an alumnus and former staff of DreamIt Ventures, the third best VC accelerator in the world according to Forbes. A passionate advocate for technology’s empowerment potential, he was the C4Q 2014 Volunteer of the Year. http://fueled.com Aaron CohnQuiet Ventures Aaron is a partner at Quiet Ventures, who design useful products worth talking about and build apps for fellow founders who are almost ready to quit their day jobs. Aaron has a lot of experience and has built: a slackbot to make teams more fulfilled at work; an SMS-based laundry startup that sends you puppy pictures; Founders Friday, a weekly meetup and community; the NYC Salon, a bi-weekly "TED, with friends"; and The Annual "Friends Rent a Ski Mountain" event, where 125+ friends rent a mountain in Upstate NY. www.quietventures.com Aaron DubinGoldman Sachs Aaron Dubin (New York, NY) is a member of the Firm’s Investment Team focused on venture investments. Before that he was an Investment and Portfolio Management Analyst at Pitango Venture Capital, an Israeli venture firm. He holds a BA in Business Administration (cum laude) with Specializations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. He is a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya where he is currently a Visiting Lecturer. He is also a Teaching Assistant in the Johnson-Cornell Tech MBA program. www.goldmansachs.com Aaron JacobsonNEA Aaron Jacobson joined NEA as an Associate in 2011 and is focused on information and energy technology investments. Prior to joining NEA, Aaron spent two years at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco. At Qatalyst, Aaron worked as an Analyst engaged in various M&A transactions which included the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the strategic investment in Go Daddy from KKR / Silver Lake / TCV, the sale of Palm to HP and Conexant's sale to Golden Gate Capital, among others. Aaron held summer positions at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (including with their internal Ventures Group) in Murray HillNew Jersey, as well as at Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division in New York City. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering and carried a minor in Math. http://www.nea.com/team/aaron-jacobson Aaron LorenzRamapo College Abby LyallQuake Capital Abby Lyall manages the cohort operations for Quake's New York office, as well as organizing Quake's UIS, CVP and internship programs for university students. She brings her entrepreneurial spirit to the Quake team, having founded startups in the ed-tech and media spaces and qualifying as a finalist in the NYU Berkley Center’s $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge. She previously worked for Morgan Stanley’s private wealth management group, Blackrock's Aladdin technology division and the aviation startup BLADE. www.quakecapital.com Adam CarverAngelList I lead business development and investor relations for AngelList. It's the most rewarding and enjoyable job I've ever had. I connect family offices, venture funds, startups and tech entrepreneurs to support projects that can change the world. I'm also an angel investor and co-founder of The Fund, an NYC pre-seed VC comprised of founders and senior operators or NY venture-backed companies. Contact me to talk startups or other fun ideas. Adventure beckons. " angel.co Adam D. FriedEdtech Speaker/Presenter Adam has positioned himself as an innovations leader - embracing and encouraging the development of educational technologies. He is deeply committed to improving learning experiences through radical learning culture transformation. As a pedagogical leader, district superintendent, college instructor, and noted speaker and presenter, Adam has received numerous awards for his creativity and innovation. He serves on several academic boards and is deeply passionate about mentoring EdTech startups in their development process. Adam also has international recognition as a speaker and presenter, along with numerous education and technology publication credits to his name, including conferences and webinars. Adam DakinDreamit Ventures Prior to joining Dreamit, Adam has held various senior management roles in sales, marketing, product development, clinical affairs, operations, and general management. His career has focused exclusively on building early stage venture-backed health tech companies. He has co-founded five health technology companies which have raised over $60M in early-stage capital. http://www.dreamit.com Adam PenenbergFast Company Published stories in Fast Company, Forbes, Forbes.com, Wired, TechCrunch, the Economist, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Mother Jones, among others. Wrote a weekly media column for Wired News and covered technology for Slate. Currently a contributing writer to Fast Company magazine and I also write columns for fastcompany.com. Tragic Indifference: One Man's Battle With the Auto Industry Over the Dangers of SUVs (HarperBusiness, 2003) was optioned for the movies while a chapter of Spooked: Espionage in Corporate America (Perseus, 2000) was excerpted in The Sunday New York Times Magazine. Latest book is Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today's Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves, which was excerpted in five publications including Fast Company, Wired UK and the Financial Times, and published in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Japan, Korea and soon coming out in China. Garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of The New Republic, which was a watershed for online journalism and portrayed in the film "Shattered Glass" (Steve Zahn plays Adam Penenberg). Most recent books: Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking for Portfolio/Penguin (Oct. 2013). Cloud Racers, a multimedia book about of two Depression-era pilots racing to be first to fly around the world solo, for Atavist (May 2014). Specialties: Writing, editing. Lectures on social media, viral marketing and viral expansion loops, the changing media landscape, journalism ethics, gamification. Adam Plotkinff Venture Capital Adam Plotkin is a Partner at ff Venture Capital. In this capacity, he provides targeted strategic counsel to a range of ffVC investments, with a focus on technological innovation in logistics and manufacturing, insurance-commerce, financial services and media. Adam has experience serving on the boards of CardFlightDrop, LoyaltyFour Mine, and Sure, to name a few. Prior to ffVCAdam spent several years in business development, advisory and operational roles with several startups in New York and Los Angeles. Adam was the first hire at Lake Baldwin Management, a Princeton, New Jersey, opportunistic hedge fund, where he was a generalist investor, managing an array of public and private market investments. http://www.ffvc.com Adam SmithBowery Capital Adam Smith is currently a Venture Partner at Bowery Capital. Previously he was a partner and West Coast Lead of AOL Ventures. Adam's passion for combining Art and Technology began with his first career as a Toy Designer. With degrees in both Physics and Sculpture combined with his enjoyment of designAdam was accepted into MIT Media Lab Program where he helped create and complete the Toys of Tomorrow Program. Adam's adventures then sent him overseaswhere he took a position with Telecom Italia in both RomeItaly and HelsinkiFinland before moving back to the States for the the challenging and rewarding position of Product Manager at Google. Adam enjoyed 7 years at Google before joining AOL Ventures. " www.linkedin.com/in/adamdouglassmith Adelyn ZhouTOPBOTS Adelyn Zhou is a seasoned technology leader in the Artificial Intelligence and bots space. She has been recognized as one of the top 30 people to follow in AI, top 10 people in bots, and top 50 people in growth. She is a leader in the largest bot community of 24,000 members and organizer of the popular NY AI and Bot Meetup. She has been an invited speaker at conferences and institutions including SXSW, DLD, Launch Festival, Growth Marketing Conference, 500 Startups, Social Media Week, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Cornell University, and more. She is a frequent contributor to VentureBeat, Forbes, Wired, Inc. and other publications. She is focused on connecting emerging technologies for business applications. http://www.topbots.com Adi LevanonFinTech Collective Adi Levanon is Director of Investments at FinTech Collective a New York-based venture capital fundfocused exclusively on financial services technology companies and invests across Capital MarketsWealth & Asset ManagementBankingAlternative Lending and Insurance. " http://www.fintech.io Adrian RosenkranzSalesforce Adrian Rosenkranz is a director of small business growth initiatives at Salesforce.coma customer success platform helping companies connect with customerspartners and employees. Adrian Rosenkranz received his B.S. from Stanford in International Relations." http://www.salesforce.com Adrien ColombieCreatives Without Borders Adrien Colombié is a French award-winning creative designer raised in France & currently living in New York City. After several years working in the best advertising companies in ParisBarcelona and New-York City he quite to travel the world with his backpack for 12 months. He is now back in the Big Apple as a Freelancer and ready to rule the city. Founder of Creatives Without BordersDesign teacherStartups mentorInternational Consultanthe is also a 7 summits climber whenever he is not running a Marathon or writing articles. He has climbed the highest mountainscrossed the driest desertsand ran marathons along the most beautiful beaches. – this is where he finds his inspiration and greatest ideas. And this is what makes his approach to his creative work truly unique…his world is limitless." http://www.creativeswithoutborders.org Ahmet TosunPoltio Ahmet is the Founder of Poltio, the worlds biggest social polling network for content creators, publishers, brands, and users. You can create any type of interactive Poll, Quiz or Test in seconds to get immediate feedback from thousands and make your own site more interactive. Prior to founding Poltio, Ahmet worked with the TIMwe Group for just under 10 years. TIMwe is a global provider of mobile engagement solutions. In 2009, he received his B.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. www.poltio.com Akiba CovitzYellowdig Senior university administrator, professor, and senior corporate executive, charting the course forward for America's top universities as they fully embrace the online world, while maintaining - and enhancing - the beauty and power of on-campus life. Alana TungTime Warner Investments Alana Tung is an Associate at Time Warner Investmentswhere she focuses on digital media investments that have the potential to develop strong operating partnerships with Time Warner's divisions (HBOWB & Turner) or disrupt the status quo. Her particular areas of focus include ad-techsocial mediaentertainment and gaming. Prior to joining Time WarnerAlana was an Investment Banking Analyst in Peter J. Solomon Company’s M&A Group. Alana is a graduate of Columbia Universitywhere she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics." www.linkedin.com/pub/alana-tung/26/284/4ab Albert WengerUnion Square Ventures Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USVAlbert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor (EtsyTumblr). He previously founded or co-founded several companiesincluding a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. Albert graduated from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT." www.usv.com Alberto PayoITespresso.es Alberto Payoworking as an Editor in Chief at ITespresso.es has a decade of experience in different areas of the mediaincluding radiotelevision and print media." www.itespresso.es Alberto PepeAuthorea Alberto Pepe is the founder of Authorea which is the place to write scientificacademicand technical documents in collaboration. He graduated from the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles with a doctorate degree and majored in Information and Data Science." www.authorea.com Alejandro CremadesOnevest In 2010Alejandro Cremades founded with Tanya Privethe startup investing marketplace Onevest (formerly RockThePost) where they connect early stage startups with investors. After one year of development they were able to launch the platform to the public on November 232011. In less than a yearthe platform was already mentioned by TIME as one of the best crowdfunding platforms in the worldas one of the top 10 digital tools for entrepreneurs by Forbes and as one of the hottest startups to watch by Business Insider. Cremades joined officially as CEO of Onevest on May 12012. Prior to OnevestCremades worked as a lawyer at King & Spalding where he was involved in one of the biggest investment arbitration cases in history which was Chevron v. Ecuador ($113 billion at stake). Cremades is an active speaker and has given guest lectures at the Wharton School of Business and at NYU Stern School of Business. Cremades was ranked number one on Vanity Fair's 30 Under 30 for 2014." onevest.com Alessandro PiolAlphaPrime Alessandro has been involved in the technology industry for over 30 years, first as a software developer, then as a marketing and business development executive both in a large corporation and in a startup, and finally as a venture capitalist. As a VC, Alessandro has invested in software, new media, communications technologies, and infrastructure. He still gets excited about new technologies and ideas and he is always looking forward to learn and contribute to every project he gets involved in. And he is an even greater fan of working with brilliant engineers and talented managers. He is an angel investor, a mentor and an advisor to a number of companies in the New York area. He also co-authored the book "Tech and the City: The Making of New York's Startup Community”. Recently, he started a new firm, AlphaPrime Ventures, investing in technologies that protect people and assets. alphaprime.com Alessandro AnzaniSmartup Capital Alessandro was born in Milan. He founded his first venture at the age of 18 and scaled it to market-leader before selling it. He launched eight more companies (five of them in the United States)sold three. He spent four years as Investment Manager in private equitymanaging over $2B in transactions. Owns an angel-investment funda quality-certification firmand a corporate-development consulting firm. He received his Master’s of Business Administration from Cornell University; before that he earned a Master’s in Real Estate Finance and a Master’s of Science in Economics. Before coming to the USA on an Investor VISAAlessandro worked in BrazilFranceRomaniaHolland UKFinland and Italy. " http://www.smartupcapital.com Alex De La CruzDentons Crossed-trained in conference center operations as flexibility and coverage is needed to maintain successful operation of delivering expert customer service to high profile clientele in a fast-paced result-driven environment. www.dentons.com/en Alex EvansPlaceholder Alex is currently a Research Associate at Placeholder, he previously studied Economics and Politcal science at the University of Virginia. Before his time at Placeholder, Alex spent two years studying early stage investments with Lowe's Ventures. On his spare time he enjoys reading and publishing literature on crypto currency. In addition to this, in his list of skills and endorsements, Alex has financial modeling, venture capital and public speaking. www.placeholder.vc Alex FairMedstartr Alex developed a leading healthcare innovation focused crowdfunding site and created a healthcare CrowdChallenge model to help partners and investors crowdsource and market test the best ideas in healthcare. He leads a team of up to 35 professionals in open innovation, product development, and business development programs for clients and sponsors including GE, Pfizer, Takeda, J & J, HHS, Aetna, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and over 70 more. http://www.medstartr.com Alex RappaportFlocabulary Since co-founding Flocabulary in 2004, Alex has been responsible for defining the company's strategic vision and building the business from the ground up. A musician by training, Alex has bootstrapped Flocabulary into a rapidly-growing, mission-driven edtech company that now reaches millions of students. Named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2018, Alex is a regular author and speaker on education and entrepreneurship. His articles have appeared in The Hill, Entrepreneur and EdSurge, and he has spoken at conferences and events including Smart Cities, Creative Mornings, TedX and The Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong. Alex is a member of the Nationswell Council and has served as a mentor for 4.0 Schools and the StartEd Accelerator. He is also the creator of Big Idea Week, a community-driven entrepreneurship program for elementary and middle schools. Alex graduated from Tufts University and lives in Brooklyn, NY. www.flocabulary.com Alex TrottaCiti Alex Trotta is Vice President of Fintech Acceleration at Citi Bank. His goal is bringing Citi FinTech's mantra of Open Innovation to the world and in doing so, inviting cutting-edge technologies into a Fortune 50 company that is poised to evolve with the new technological climate. Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Alex enjoys working with technology companies to help them better articulate the problem that they are solving and the target market they are solving it for. His ability to easily work with different types of people, from multiple backgrounds, and across various industries has allowed him to provide value in sales, strategy, marketing, and operations. citicards.citi.com/usc/Multi/tab/SL/Featured/PS/DV/default.htm?m=43KV111111W&cmp=KNC~01~110901~CRDACQXX~~Google&BT_TX=1&ProspectID=948ABA59F729423986D9E203DEA5BA72&BT_SGUID=DF261C44A0BE4AC68B9A8A4C66E124D9 Alexa DePasqualeGrey Group Alexa is a strategic marketer with 5 years of experience vetting early-stage startups and managing client relations with Fortune 500 brands. She has a passion for creating connections between people and businesses and is very well-immersed in the NYC tech scene. Alexa is now a VP at Grey Group. Grey ranks among the world's top advertising and marketing organizations, serving one-fifth of the FORTUNE 500, in 96 countries. http://grey.com/global Alexander G. RojasBarst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP Born in Valhalla, New York, Alexander G. Rojas received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Rojas is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, the Southern, Eastern, and Northern New York Districts of the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Rojas is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and served on the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (ALIA), serving on the Corporate Committee, EOIR Liaison Committee, District Director Committee, National Waivers Committee, National Removal Detention Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Rojas’s public service experience also extends to his work with the Putnam Hospital Foundation Center, where he serves as Secretary. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Rojas often speaks on immigration and nationality law at conventions and other industry events. The legal community has recognized his work with listings in Who’s Who in American Law and New York Super Lawyers. Alex has over 25 years of experience in Immigration and Nationality Law. He represents multinational corporations involved in a wide range of industries including transportation, entertainment, publishing, financial services, media and technology. Alex also heads up the firm’s litigation and removal practice, I-9 compliance, EB-5, and Arts and Entertainment unit. Alex is a frequent speaker before immigration and human resource organizations. bmkllp.com Alexander NiehenkeScale Venture Partners Alex has over a decade of experience in advising and investing in early and growth stage software startups. At ScaleAlex focuses on opportunities in business software (marketingsalesHRfinance) and vertical software (financial servicescommerceetc). He has been involved with the firm's investments in Bill.comDemandbasePeopleMatterand Sailthru. " http://www.scalevp.com/team/alex-niehenke Alexander OpaschowskyErnst & Young Alexander is the International Director and German Business Center Leader for North America and Mexico at Ernst and Young. His team provides assistance on critical issues arising from changes in accounting standards or legal requirements, new business activities and business acquisitions. His goal is to support his clients in understanding current developments, assessing the impact on their businesses, identifying promising opportunities and laying the foundation for sustainable growth. To achieve this, he combines technical and practical knowledge, profound sector insights, analytical thinking and, above all, integrity. http://www.ey.com Alexander SchaperfischerAppelt Alexander is the Director of fischerAppelt's New York office. He has an expertise in market entry consulting, international campaign management, and brand strategy. He is also a Young Professional Ambassador for the German-American Chamber of Commerce. Alex received a B.A. in International Relations from The George Washington University. http://www.fischerappelt.de Alexandre DouzetTheLadders As CEO of TheLaddersthe premier online job-matching service for career-driven professionalsAlex is responsible for the company strategyglobal business operationsand product development. He co-founded the company in 2003 with Marc Cenedella and Andrew Kochand grew the member base to more than 6 million since inception. Alex holds an MBA from INSEADan MS from New York Universityand a BS from the University of Lyon III in France. A competitive athleteAlex finished the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship in 12 hours12 minutes and 21 seconds." http://www.theladders.com Alexandria CarrollLicense to Drift Alexandria Carroll is a business planning and operations professional whose career trajectory punctuates her strengths in complex problem solving, team building and client service. Alex has experience spanning the tech, retail, finance and advertising industries, where she served in roles that sharpened her analytical and project management skills and fostered out of the box thinking. Alex is the founder of License to Drift®, an upcoming travel and leisure website whose goal is to encourage its consumers to discover new locales, drawing on their personal tastes as a way to spark interest in the offerings of a particular area. Alex is passionate about B2C enterprises and the manifold opportunities to leverage technology to enhance consumer experiences. Her strong customer service orientation was cultivated during her time in the retail industry, where she developed an assortment, inventory management, and markdown strategies that improved shopper experience and optimized profitability. Alex leveraged comparable client management skills during her time in investment research and advertising. licensetodrift.com Ali HamedCoVenture Coventure invests in early stage startups and builds software in exchange for equity. He looks for great founderssolving important problems." medium.com/@alibhamed Allison KernStarVest Partners Ms. Kern joined StarVest as a Senior Associate in October 2015. StarVest Partners is a New York City-based venture capital firmformed in 1999 to invest in expansion stage technology-enabledbusiness-to-business services companies. Previouslyshe was a Senior Associate at the Emerging Sovereign Groupan emerging markets- focused hedge fund within the Carlyle Group. At the Emerging Sovereign GroupMs. Kern was investment analyst to the CIOfocusing on public equities and emerging markets macro." http://www.starvestpartners.com Allison ShamonVersion 2.0 Communications Alli Shamon is a strategic and results-oriented account manager at Version 2.0 where she works withdisruptive B2B technology companies, primarily in the mobility (electric and autonomous vehicle),martech and fintech industries. www.v2comms.com Allison WilliamsNewark Venture Partners Allison Williams is Director of NVP Labs, a “bridge-to-seed” accelerator program at Newark Venture Partners. NVP Labs invests in early-traction B2B businesses that have strategic alignment with NVP’s corporate LPs (Audible/Amazon, Prudential, Dun & Bradstreet, Panasonic, RWJBarnabas and others). Before moving to venture, Allison became a seasoned leader with CEO and COO experience and a proven track record of driving expansive growth in startup technology companies. As founder and CEO at Yarly, in two and a half years, Allison assembled a talented technical team, built a cross platform mobile application, established a nationwide distributed salesforce and achieved profitability. In mid-2015, Yarly was acquired by YesVideo, a top competitor which powers over 30,000 retail locations, and Allison was retained as an advisor. Since then, Allison has been COO of a multi-national influencer brokerage software company (top clients include L’Oreal and Heineken) as well as Head of Strategy for a leader in the live streaming video space (top clients include Univision and Monumental Sports). http://newarkventurepartners.com Ally McloskyJP Morgan A makeshift hobbies section: international travel (32 countries in the past 5 years); behavioral economics; half marathon running (8 races in 10 months on 3 continents in 2016); St. Jude fundraising; boxing; consumer psychology; outdoor/water sports; TED.com; painting/graphic design; self-improvement; stand-up comedy; exploring all there is to do and see in NYC. http://www.jpmorganchase.com Alton DelaneDentons Business professional with extensive experience in business development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Strong track record of leading teams and executing strategic transactions and business opportunities that drive long-term growth. Proficient in managing multiple projects simultaneously with proven leadership and interpersonal skills. www.dentons.com/en Aman KandolaBessemer Venture Aman Kandola joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2017 as an investor in the New York City office. Aman focuses on identifying high-potential machine learning, esports, VR/AR, and cybersecurity startups. Before joining BVP, Aman studied Computer Science and Statistics at Harvard University where he particularly enjoyed learning about new statistical techniques and algorithms. He also worked as a co-founder of a logistics service in New York and a social media mental health software startup based out of the Harvard i-Lab incubator. Aman also worked as a software engineer at Bloomberg LC. For leisure, Aman enjoys playing music, playing video games, dancing on a Bhangra team, and watching sports, most notably Liverpool FC and his hometown New York Knicks. www.bvp.com Ami ShahFace2Face I am a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and fellow of the American College of Physicians and also fellowship trained in Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine as well as Aesthetics and I currently practice Integrative, Personalized Medicine under Ami Anand Shah M.D. PC and I am Founder of Face2Face Health Medical, a practice focused on optimizing children's health and wellness utilizing a multidisciplinary virtual, concierge and on-site practice national model that will launch late 2015 and is inspired by my personal journey with my twins health and wellness from a physician and patient perspective. http://www.f2fhealth.com Amit BansalDigitalis Ventures Amit is a Principal at Digitalis. He currently represents Digitalis as a Director of Somatix. Amit is on the board of the Fund for Public Health NYC, an independent, nonprofit organization that connects the NYC Health Department with public and private sector partners to build public health programs. Prior to Digitalis, Amit was at Mars, Inc. in both corporate strategy and corporate innovation roles. Most recently, he was responsible for developing the business model for a new unit focused on affordable nutrition in the developing world. Amit has also worked in rural healthcare in India at Piramal E-swasthya, a start-up leveraging telemedicine to provide last mile access to primary care. Amit began his career at GE Healthcare in corporate finance, where he held a number of roles in finance, risk, and marketing. He received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his B.A. from Boston College. http://www.digitalisventures.com Amrita SharmaMacy's Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers. http://www.macysjobs.com Amy ChenNYC Media Lab Amy is building a community of practice in innovation and entrepreneurship at NYC Media Lab. Amy connects industry executives with university faculty and students. Her activities focus on rapid prototyping and startup formation. At NYC Media lab, their primary areas of exploration and experimentation are: virtual, augmented and mixed reality, data science, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence, and user experience and interaction design for search and discovery. http://nycmedialab.org Andre CosteLazare Consulting Lazare Consulting is a boutique strategic advisory firm dedicated to helping communication companies, technology companies and companies in other sectors define their growth strategy, transform their business, improve their performance and expand internationally. We also advise companies on M&A transactions and access to capital. In addition to Coste's extensive operational management and strategic finance experience, Coste possesses a comprehensive international expertise in markets as varied as Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, and the US. http://lazare-consulting.com Andreas HielscherColumbia University Andreas H. Hielscher received his Phd degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1995. After spending 2 years as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he joined the faculty at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In September 2001 he moved to Columbia University in New York City, where he is now the Director of the Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory. He holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology. http://bme.columbia.edu/andreas-h-hielscher Andrew AckermanDreamIt Ventures Andrew is a recovering consultant turned serial entrepreneur startup mentor and angel investor. The Managing Director for DreamIt’s New York program, Andrew is also a contributing writer to AlleyWatch.com. In a previous life, Andrew led Bunk1.com as COO/Head of Product where he built it from scratch to the leading provider of web services to the summer camp industry. In 2008, Andrew moved on to manage a family office where he was responsible for both incubating new ventures and for managing over $50M of alternative assets including hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds. http://www.dreamitventures.com Andrew AsnesRoundHill Entertainment Andrew Asnes is an entrepreneur, advisor and production executive with broad experience in live entertainment and digital technology. His companies focus on live event production (primarily Broadway, Off-Broadway and Touring Productions), VR, AR and 360-degree video production. In addition, he runs the VR/AR Invest Meetup which fosters an environment for startups and investors in the VR/AR ecosystem to connect, inspire and propel innovation. Andrew graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Film Studies and received his M.B.A. in Finance, Management, and Marketing. http://www.roundhillvr.com Andrew BakerEmpire Angels Andrew Baker is a member of Empire Angels and is an early-stage investor in New York. He is interested in tech startups with an emphasis in IoT and machine learning. Some of his investments include Mah-Ze-Dahr BakeryEnertivJuno and Speakaboos." http://empireangels.com Andrew CohenBrainscape Andrew is a metrics-obsessed executive and investor focused on high growth opportunities and network effects. Currently, Andrew is the CEO of Brainscape, a web & mobile education platform that is optimizing the learning process for millions of students and professionals. Beginning as an Excel spreadsheet in a cognitive science lab at Columbia University, where Andrew received his Master's degree in Educational Technology, Brainscape has since evolved into a robust web & mobile learning ecosystem. Millions of people around the world are now using Brainscape to dramatically amplify their study results. www.brainscape.com Andrew ColbertZiegler Andrew Colbert joined Ziegler in 2006 as a founding member of Ziegler’s Healthcare Services & IT Corporate Finance practice. He specializes in advising healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies on a spectrum of strategic and financing alternatives including mergers and acquisitionscapital raising transactions and partnership development. Andrew is also involved in Ziegler’s principal investing efforts and serves on the Strategic Leadership Committee at Ziegler." www.ziegler.com/andrew-colbert Andrew HongffVC Andrew joined ff Venture Capital as a Partner Operations Manager in 2018. In addition to his work at ff Venture Capital, he is a Kairos Fellow and the Founder of ZUPP a platform that offers wholesale prices and machine learning-generated recommendations on health & fitness supplements. Prior to ff Venture Capital, he served as the CEO & Founder of OnTrack, founded KodiBlue, worked as an Associate Vice President at Delta One Solutions, a Technology Consultant at Oracle, and an Analyst at Nielsen. Andrew received a Bachelor's in Marketing and Management Leadership from Boston College. http://ffvc.com Andrew KangpanTwo Sigma Ventures Andrew is an investor at Two Sigma Ventures. They imagine breakthroughs in the way the world approaches investment management, insurance, and related fields by following the scientific method. Their engineers and modelers develop ideas backed by information and improved by iteration. Empowered by extraordinary computing power and vast amounts of data, they build sophisticated predictive models to realize progress. Andrew was previously an Associate at ff Venture Capital where he was responsible for managing investment due diligence for new and existing portfolio companies. Since 2008ff VC has invested in 80+ companies and created an aggregate market value exceeding $2.5 billion. He was also a Senior Consultant at Prophet, where he worked directly with executive teams at a range of clients across industries on strategic issues. http://www.twosigma.com Andrew LearyIPSOS - SMX Global executive and recognized thought leader in the consumer engagement space, helping Fortune500 brands define their social, mobile and local strategies. Andrew MitchellBrand Foundry Andrew is the founder of Brand Foundry Ventures and leads its strategy. A successful entrepreneur with dual experience as an operator and investor, Mitchell has sourced, monitored and executed over 50 early stage investments in the consumer and retail technology space with a total combined enterprise value today of over $3 billion. He received a B.A from Lafayette College and Six Sigma Accreditation from Villanova University. http://brandfoundryvc.com Andrew WeisgallSpruce Andrew is Cofounder at Spruce Inc. he worked as MBA Associate at Gotham Ventures and Associate at Stanford C. Bernstein. Prior to spruce he served as Director of Analytics at Betterment. Prior to Betterment, he worked as MBA Associate at Gotham Ventures and Associate at Stanford C. Bernstein. www.spruce.co Andy SaldanaNY Tech Meetup Andy is the Director of Operations for NY Tech Alliance (formerly NY Tech Meetup), a non-profit organization that runs the largest Meetup group in the world with over 55000 members and a mission to build a more sustainable and diverse technology industry for all New Yorkers. Overall, a passion for justice and diversity is a huge passion for him and he advocates about the importance of diversity in the tech community and business cultures to anyone whether they are ready to listen or not. http://nytm.org Angela Lee37 Angels Angela is an educatorentrepreneurand angel investor. She has started several companies in the education sector. Currently she teaches Leadership and Strategy courses at Columbia Business School and is their Executive Director of Teaching Excellence. She has 15 years of experience in marketing strategy and innovation. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg TVMSNBCForbesand CNBC. Angela has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School." http://37angels.com Anna GarciaAGM Ventures Anna is a results-driven financial services executive with 15+ years of experience in senior roles across capital markets, investment banking, asset management and venture capital. During most of her Wall Street career, she ran a top-ranked fixed income origination/hedging business and had a proven track record of building high impact client relationships and driving revenue growth. More recently, she has immersed herself in working with and investing in early stage companies where she can contribute her professional expertise and help management teams build viable businesses. She currently serves as an Advisor to two fintech firms and mentor at several start up accelerators in New York City (ERA, Barclays/Techstars, Canadian Technology Accelerator). www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/0688437D:PM-agm-ventures-enterprises-inc Anna PhillipsGoldman Sachs Investment Partners The Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) venture capital and growth equity team has invested more than $6 billion in private opportunities globally. The team partners with entrepreneurs to build disruptive businesses and, since 2003, has invested in over 100 private transactions, including Uber, Facebook, SMS Assist, Spotify, Pinterest, thredUP, foodpanda, GoEuro, Cadre and Compass. The GSIP venture capital and growth equity team is located in New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. http://www.gsipventures.com Anna WhitemanTribeca Venture Partners Anna is a Senior Associate at Tribeca Venture Partners. Prior to joining TVP, she was an investment banking Analyst at Credit Suisse and an Associate at VMG Partners, a consumer private equity group in San Francisco, where she focused on deal execution, portfolio oversight, and advisory to companies such as Stone Brewing, Health Warrior, and Quest Nutrition. Anna has partnered closely with entrepreneurs both in the FinTech space during her time at Credit Suisse while working on the Partnership for New York’s FinTech Innovation Lab and in the branded consumer products space while at VMG. Additionally, Anna serves as Chairman of the Youth Advisory Board at Rockflower Partners, a venture philanthropy fund supporting female entrepreneurs globally. Anna holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. http://tribecavp.com Anne Augusta BlumGerman Accelerator Anne Augusta Blum is a Program Manager at the German Accelerator in New York. She is also a mentor at the Founder Institute. She attended Fordham University and Cornell University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Prior to working at the German Accelerator, she was a Mobile Developer Partnerships Associate at Facebook in San Francisco. Anne received a B.S. in Economics from Fordham University and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. http://www.germanaccelerator.com Anne Sophie SchmidtHOF Capital Anne-Sophie worked at Objective Solutions International, a global executive search firm specialized in Finance and Technology. Her role included the sourcing of senior-level candidates from Senior Associate to Partner level, followed by first-step screening, coaching, salary negotiation and deal closing. She also spent time researching potential new client companies, business lines, and core competitors within the financial services, consulting, and tech industry marketplaces. Previously, Anne-Sophie worked at Tiqqle, an early stage tech startup focused on bringing hyperlocal chat software to the mobile space, where she was responsible for all marketing and brand strategy efforts. As the head of the New York City Marketing Division, she oversaw the team conducting a field test across Manhattan and the boroughs. Her role also encompassed launching a social media campaign, and hosting promotional events for potential investors throughout NYC. http://www.hof.capital Anoop KansupadaThe Founders Organization Anoop has Entrepreneurial mindset with multiple years of experience in the startup world. He's Deeply motivated by participating in the growth of creative and boundary-pushing new ventures with an innovative and ambitious team. thefoundersorganization.com Anthony CrowellNew York Law School Anthony W. Crowell is the 16th Dean and President of New York Law School. Since joining NYLS in 2012he has worked closely with the faculty to initiate several bold changesincluding reintroducing NYLS as “New York’s law school” and developing a Strategic Plan focused on driving student outcomes. This includes a historic doubling of clinical programsand significantly enhancing career placementbar performanceand student/alumni engagement. NYLS also introduced the nation’s first two-year J.D. honors program. In October 2013he was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of its “People to Watch in Higher Education.” " http://www.nyls.edu Arrun KapoorSJF Ventures Arrun Kapoor is the Managing Director for SJF Ventures’ New York City office. He has been involved as a Board Director or Observer to Jopwell, Voxy, Portfolium, Civitas Learning, RaiseMe, Think Through Learning, FieldView Solutions, ServiceChannel, Truist, and Ayla Networks. He leads the NYC EdLinks program, is a member of the Investment Board of the Social Venture Fund for The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, and was on the Advisory Board for the University of Texas System, Institute for Transformational Learning. Arrun was most recently with Bain & Company in London and Delhi, where he launched the firm’s internal green practice initiatives. He worked with Bain’s private equity consulting practice and gained experience in a range of industries. Prior to Bain, he was an early employee and Manager with Eurasia Group, a successful political risk consulting business in New York and London. He holds a Master’s in International Political Economics from the London School of Economics and completed a BA from New York University with an economics and business focus. http://sjfventures.com Arthur BiererAB Dev Labs Arthur is a Software Developer, Security/Privacy Champion and Project Manager with 18 years of software experience at Microsoft in gaming, networking, security, privacy, and API design. He is equally adept at learning new technology as well as international global issues and foreign languages. He is active in the Silicon Alley Startup community helping build startups. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of AB Dev Labs. Founded in New York in 2011, AB Dev Labs provides complete startup development solutions for Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs. From product development, customer development and coshoring, they make sure your startup is built on a proper foundation. http://abdevlabs.com Arthur GodivaWeWork Labs Arthur Godiva is the founder of Triangle, a consulting firm and university helping companies and people grow from the three angles of innovation, development, and marketing. As a consultant, he has worked with countless growth startups in the venture community either directly or by launching hackathons, labs, incubators, and accelerators for companies like Techstars, Samsung, NYU, and WeWork. Previously, Arthur was a management consultant and VP for Bank of New York Mellon’s Fintech Innovation Division advising the firm and its clients on Technology UX/Product Management and Business Architecture. Before graduating Baruch College Zicklin School of Business in Computer Information Systems, he ran product for firms like Cablevision and NYC Diamond District, and ran strategy/marketing for nonprofits like Children’s Tumor Foundation, Yankees Foundation, UNCF, and the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation. www.wework.com/labs Asael MeirCohnReznick Asael Meir is a partner in CohnReznick’s Long Island office and leads the Firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Industry Practice in the Firm's New York offices. With more than 15 years of experience in providing assurance and financial reporting services, Asael serves technology, hospitality, and retail and consumer products companies. He works closely with business owners and management teams of both privately held and publicly listed companies who are seeking guidance on acquisitions, divestitures, and capital formation transactions. www.cohnreznick.com Ash KaluarachchiStarted Ash is the director of StartEd Accelerator (previously known as EDGE EdTech). With 10+ years experience advising and building partnerships for organizations solving problems in education, Ash is passionate about applying technology to solve challenges in education, finance, and machine intelligence. www.startedaccelerator.com Ashley TenneyDentons As Practice and Business Development Manager for the US Corporate practice at Dentons, I work closely with practice leadership, lawyers and business services professionals to provide operational support to all facets of day-to-day activities. I am also focused on innovative practice management initiatives that support our strategy, with a particular focus on technology and the delivery of customized value to clients through high quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. A motivated and innovative self-starter, I strive to proactively work with attorneys and staff to develop and maintain relationships. http://www.dentons.com Assaf DaganGoodgood NYC Been doing digital since 2003 - from flash banners for some extra cash beck in the dayto full flash sitesdesign and conceptionto mobile devices. I created some communication operationson localeuropean and global scaleusing various technologies and good ideas. " http://goodgood.nyc Azeem AzharPeerIndex Azeem is founder of PeerIndexa startup building an expertise directory for the social Web. Previously he was worked with started oradvised or invested in startups like SeedcampDopplrPowersetNew Energy FinanceZygoTrueKnowledgeMondus.comPlanetOutesouk and AMI Software. He was for a time Head of Innovation at Reuters; and had stints at the BBCThe Economist and The Guardian." www.brandwatch.com/peerindex-and-brandwatch Azi CohenNew York Angels Azi Cohen is a former Israeli living in Long Island NYentrepreneur/CEO with 20 years’ experience managing technology based startup companiesactive angel investor mostly in enterprise software and a member in NY Angels. He is interested in leading exciting startup companiesaccelerating the business and taking such company to the next stage." http://www.newyorkangels.com Barbara SchlossSAPio Barbara is the BCG Secondee at SAPio, working in SAP's Corporate Strategy Group. She is currently developing SAP's strategy and vision for various emerging technologies and partnering with startup accelerators and women in tech organizations in the New York area. Barbara graduated from M.I.T. with a B.S. in Aerospace and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. http://www.sap.io Becky KrillNoodle Partners Data-driven B2B SaaS marketing leader equipped with the broad, yet critical range of skills required of the demand function. From competitive positioning and content strategy to PPC and CRO, there’s not much I haven’t done when it comes to the digital marketing landscape. A power-user of a growing list of software solutions, I keep my finger on the pulse of new technologies that offer deeper levels of automation, optimization, and organizational efficiency. I've never been shy about my love of software and have pioneered many expensive software purchases and implementations over the years. For this reason, I’m quite familiar with the B2B software buying process and persona overall. Ben Askew-RenautPackLink.com Ben Askew0Renaut launched PackLink.com that is an online shipping servicea young and upbeat company experiencing extreme international growth. We offer individuals and business customers a fast and easy way of booking parcel deliveries with the world's top couriers." http://www.packlink.com Ben ChodorWest Corporation Ben is the President of Digital Communications at West Corporation. They are dedicated to delivering and improving upon new channels, new capabilities and new choices for how businesses and consumers collaborate, connect and transact. They operate at the scale and speed necessary to capitalize on the promise of emerging technologies and the advantages they will provide. Prior, Ben was the host for HealthTech Talk Live, which broadcasts live weekly on iHeart Radio/Clear Channel nationwide. He would interview front-page emerging health tech innovators and titans about the latest in digital health technology, human ingenuity, biotech medical advancements and health tech capital market trends. Ben JacksonFor the Win I run For the Win, a consulting firm that helps high-growth startups attract and retain the best talent. As Series A and B startups scale, too many lack the processes and tech to effectively manage people. We help our clients embrace the people-first management principles behind successful startups like Dropbox and Airbnb while avoiding the pitfalls that ensnared once-promising businesses like Groupon, Zynga, and Nasty Gal. Over a period of 3-4 months, we work with our clients to create buttoned-up recruiting, onboarding, and management SOPs before their runway gets eaten up by premature turnover and lost productivity. In the process, we roll out best-in-class tools that make it all work seamlessly and give them visibility into the lead metrics their business depends on. I'm a technology expert with two decades of hands-on experience in design, engineering, and product management at consumer-facing startups and media companies. Previously, I worked at VICE Media as Director of Mobile, and at The New York Times building their iOS apps during the transition to paid subscriptions. I've spoken at SWSW, Ignite NY, and events at places like Google and Spotify, and written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Fast Company, among others. I also mentor young developers and volunteer on the curriculum advisory board for C4Q's Access Code, a boot camp for underrepresented groups in tech. ftw.nyc Ben ShawBarclays www.home.barclays Ben SouthworthTech City Investment Organisation Benjamin Southworth is Deputy CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO). He focuses on helping develop existing and new events for the Tech City cluster and ensuring that the community’s views are communicated to policymakers in government and City Hall. Before joining TCIOBen was involved in a number of tech start-ups and a was a founder of Digital Sizzle and Silicon Drinkabout events in East London." http://www.techcityuk.com Benjamin BernsteinPartnership Fund for NYC Benjamin Bernstein is a Senior Associate at the Partnership Fund for New York City. Prior to joining the Partnership Fund, Benjamin worked at UBS Investment Bank for over five years, focusing on the Consumer Products and Retail sector. Benjamin worked with companies on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in both the debt and equity markets in addition to providing general financial and strategic advice. Benjamin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics as well as a Certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University. http://pfnyc.org/our-investments Benjamin HakounFittingBox Benjamin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fittingboxa leading SaaS company in the eyewear industry. He is also a speaker at the Sciences-Po Paris and board member of start-up contest Petit Poucet.Benjamin graduated from HEC Paris." http://www.fittingbox.com Bernhard MehlKisi Kisi develops cloud technology to build secure access control systems that use a combination of sensors and mobile devices to grant facility access to authorized personnel. Designed for commercial and enterprise applications, the Kisi system provides an added layer of intelligence and enhanced experience at all access points of the facility. The system software streamlines access management for operations teams while generating sophisticated data visualizations and personnel tracking for advanced IT departments. For the end user, Kisi works in the background to detect their presence and timely unlock doors for them as they approach. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the company engineering campus is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2012, Kisi has been installed in hundreds of modern offices, campuses, data centers, and high-traffic facilities across the globe. In 2013 the team participated in TechCrunch Disrupt and won New York City's Next Big Idea Competition for their modern approach to access control. Clients include Cushman & Wakefield, TechStars, Oscar Insurance, Harry's and many other fast-growing innovators. The Kisi mission is to devise innovative solutions to critical inefficiencies in access management and physical security. getkisi.com Bill DaddiDaddi Pr A consumer brand communications and promotions veteran with more than 20 years experience, Bill began his career as a journalist, holding positions with a variety of news organizations including CNN, WPIX-TV News, The McNeil/Lehrer Report, American Baby Magazine and Consumer Electronics Monthly. Since then, Bill has specialized in building equity and demand for brands from companies such as Cotton Incorporated, Holcim, P&G, Limited Brands, Johnson & Johnson, KAO Corporation, Sears, Kmart, Bacardi USA, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many others. Prior to forming Daddi Brand Communications in 2005, Daddi was President of Belsito & Company, a healthcare and consumer marketing agency. Bo WangQuake Bo Wang is an MBA student at NYU's Stern School of Business. Bo started his career in security trading infrastructure system with IBM, where he developed security trading platform for major Canadian banks. Bo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, with a major in electrical and computer engineering. Bo has also finished all three levels of CFA exams. www.quakecapital.com Bobby AlexisDigital Domain 3.0 Experienced entrepreneur, builder, and fundraiser. Love scaling tech companies. I get things done. Currently Head of Mobile and Touring Experiences @ The VOID --> www.thevoid.com Passionateabout emerging tech and its cross industry impact. www.digitaldomain.com Bonny MorlakTiltsta Bonny Morlak is the Founder and CEO of Tiltsta, a mobile shopping solution designed to help fashion CMOs turn the marketing budget into a revenue generator; with delightful tilt-interactive mini shopping carts that allow impulse buying within any social or messaging app. Bonny strives for equanimous awareness, efficacy, resiliency, and empathy. tiltsta.com Borahm ChoShopify Co-Founder of Kitchensurfing, product and design guy: A Brooklynite by way of Berlin, Bo began his career at age fifteen, focusing his work and studies on creating interesting social interactions with technology. After working at digital agencies in Germany, he founded Kitchensurfing — a web marketplace where you can hire chefs to cook for you, at home — in 2012. To date, Kitchensurfing has raised $18.7M from Union Square Ventures, Tiger Global and prominent angel investors like David Karp, Founder Collective, Chris Dixon, and Joanne Wilson. Bo received his BA in communication design in Germany, and has considerable experience in product and service design. Bo has lived in cities around the world, including Hamburg, his birthplace, Konstanz, and Melbourne. In his spare time, Bo hunts ramen. www.shopify.com Boris GodinCapco Boris is Associate Management Consultant, AML Transaction Monitoring Project Manager & Business Analyst- Global Bank, PMO Analyst- Top National Bank, CUNY Baruch Ambassador for Associate Training Program and Lead for Capco Connect Recruiting at Capco. He is also Founder of Volunteers For Smiles Inc, a non-profit organization which helps people, in need, meet basic needs, orient actionable plans to achieve their desires and provide support so they can successfully function within society and live to their fullest potentials. www.capco.com Brad HarrisonScout Ventures Bradley C. Harrison is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technologymediaentertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIThe worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fundITU Venturesand helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOLBrad co-authored 3 patents in searchgeo-taggingand personalizationwith Edmund FishSenior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOLBrad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business careerBrad served in the United States Army for five yearsearning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and retired as Captain." http://www.scoutventures.com Brendan FeinbergWeWork Brendan Feinberg works as a Manager of Finance & Coporate Development at WeWork that provides the spacecommunity and services people need to create their life’s work. He received B.S. in Management from Boston College." www.wework.com Brendan RyanFragomen As Managing DirectorGlobal OperationsBrendan holds senior executive responsibility for a range of Fragomen’s international operations. This includes Fragomen's practices in CanadaBelgiumGermanySouth Africathe United Kingdom and its correspondent office in France. Brendan has contributed to several policy and legislative reviews for governmentsincluding preparing testimony for the U.S. Congress and testifying before numerous Australian Senate committees on immigration legislative reform. Prior to joining FragomenBrendan was the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Australian Global Visa Solutions practice. Brendan also has extensive Australian Government experienceincluding three diplomatic postings to the PhilippinesHong Kong and India; and three years working as the Departmental Advisor to the Minister for ImmigrationParliament HouseCanberra." www.fragomen.com Brendan SyronScout Ventures Venture capital investor focused on identifying, evaluating and executing early stage investmentsin technology enabled companies and supporting those businesses through businessdevelopment, strategic positioning, and financial planning. http://www.scoutventures.com Brent FareseSchwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Experienced Investor with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and blockchain industry. Skilled in Venture Capital legal agreements, Fund Formation, Freedom to Operate (FTO), Trademark Infringement, Design Patents, Intellectual Property Valuation, and Patent Portfolio Analysis. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. www.slwip.com Brett BrodySource Inc. Brett joined the VentureOut team in January 2014 as the Director of Business Development responsible for developing the pipeline of programs sponsor and partner outreach and startup due diligence. Prior to VentureOutBrett spent time in consulting, finance, and sales within a number of startups and small institutions. While not at work you can find him playing guitar, checking out local music or cheering on his beloved Knicks. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Management at Tulane University where he studied Finance and Music and is proud to call New Orleans a second home. " https://www.ventureoutny.com Brian AoaehKEC Ventures I am a partner at Particle Ventures. We are institutional seed-stage technology venture investors in Supply Chain & Industrial Intelligence. My subject matter specialization is internet infrastructure, supply chain, and transportation software. Particle is built by the same team that launched KEC Ventures. I am a self-taught early-stage VC, and I spend most of my time in NYC looking for founders. Let’s talk - even if your product is not yet built. I want to meet founders creating new markets or transforming existing industries. How can I help? I am also the founding organizer of The New York Supply Chain Meetup. We are building a multi-disciplinary community of practice for people committed to exploring and solving problems in global supply chain networks using modern technology like cloud computing, edge computing, distributed and decentralized ledger technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, industrial internet of things, etc. Join us. I am most content when I am thinking about and trying to solve ill-defined problems - the types of problems other people may describe as being too difficult and not worth the trouble. I am abnormally enthusiastic about the research process that leads me to develop answers to such problems. I think of myself first and foremost as a research analyst. I have an obsession for cool mechanical pencils. I never say no to a cup of coffee. I am not afraid to be different, and I embrace uncertainty. http://www.kecventures.com Brian CohenNew York Angels As an angel investor and mentor to entrepreneursBrian now serves as Chairman of the New York Angels who has invested over $53 million into more than 70 early stage technology companies. Brian was the first investor in Pinterest and numerous other industry leading startups. As a social entrepreneurBrian is the founding Board member of Center4NYC’s first technology accelerator devoted to serving the non-profit community. Brian also co-founded Launch.it in May 2012the first direct-to-customerself-publishing PR news platform. Brian holds a Masters Degree in Science Communications from Boston University's School of Public Communications and currently serves on the Dean's Board of Directors. " http://www.newyorkangels.com Brian FrumbergVentureOut Brian is the CEO and founder of VentureOut, which he launched in 2012 while working at Gotham Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund. He started VentureOut as a vehicle to help bridge the gap between the innovators around the world and the opportunities available to them in the New York and San Francisco technology ecosystems. Brian is also a proud advocate of the New York City's vibrant technology community, a role he plays as a speaker, a mentor, on the Board of Directors of the NYC Innovation Collective, Founding Member of NYC Tech International, a member of the FWD.us Innovation Council and as the Founder of the Chaminade Alumni Entrepreneurs Association. Prior to VentureOut, Brian’s career has spanned venture, at Gotham Ventures, consulting, supporting early-stage tech startups in NYC, business development, at OTR Global, and sales, as the youngest institutional salesperson globally at Standard & Poor's. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. https://www.ventureoutny.com Brian HirschTribeca Venture Partners Brian is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Tribeca Venture Partners. Prior to starting Tribeca Venture PartnersBrian was a founder and Managing Director of GSA Venture Partnersformerly the venture arm of Greenhill & Co (NYSE: GHL). Prior to GSAVPBrian was a Principal at Sterling Venture Partners and a Vice President at ABN AMRO Private Equity." http://www.tribecavp.com Brian MurphyCohnReznick Specialties: Financial Services, Real Estate and Construction Brian NoguchiLab79 3x entrepreneur. Software engineer and designer. Co-founder of Lever and YCombinator S12. Curator for the San Francisco Hub of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Co-author of realtime web framework, Derby, and popular node.js MongoDB library, mongoose. Author of popular nodejs library everyauth. Tinkering and working on a new startup in San Francisco. lab79.org Brian StuckeyCoventure Brian is a Principal with CoVenture. Previously he held product leadership positions at several early-stage companies in New York. CoVenture operates three businesses that bridge technology and finance. We invest in pre-seed venture capital and build software for the companies we invest in. We manage direct private credit funds that provide private credit capital to alternative private credit platforms, enabling them to finance the loans they originate. We create crypto funds for individuals, IRAs, and institutions to get simple and easy access to cryptocurrencies. coventure.vc Bridget JacksonNBC Universal NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. http://www.nbcuniversal.com Brittany LaughlinLattice Ventures Lattice invests in entrepreneurs who personally understand the problems they plan to solve. Building a lasting business requires a big vision, backed by strong skills and insights and a rooted passion in the outcome is key. We believe that connections to experienced operators, peers and industry experts at the right time can dramatically accelerate company growth. We believe in funding the best and accelerating our portfolio with the right networks. We believe there are diversity of needs that are not currently served by technology. We invest in companies pursuing industries hungry for innovation with technologies that are defensible via network effects. http://www.lattice.vc Brock BontragerScout Ventures All things Saas. Interested in autonomy/AI and blockchain. Previously at Lazard, PwC and BC. www.scoutventures.com Bruce TaraginBlumberg Capital Bruce has 23 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker, and corporate attorney. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital in 1998, Bruce co-founded and held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht & QuistMayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company. A native of New York, Bruce earned his BA in Finance from Yeshiva University and his MBA and JD from Fordham University. http://blumbergcapital.com Bryan BuiOxeon Ventures I currently am a Director at Oxeon Venturesa seed-stage venture studio focused on building the next generation of healthcare IT/Service companies. Oxeon Ventures is wholly owned by Oxeon Partnersthe preeminent healthcare executive search firm that focuses on the build out of C suite level executive teams and has played an integral part in EvolentQuartetLandmark HealthClover and much more. My mandate is to identify opportunities in the marketbuild out business plans and execute them using the phenomenally talented executives sourced from Oxeon Partners. " Buddy ShakhashirLuther Luther connects you with the best product managers out there and top 1% software developers from our vetted talent pool. Get a guaranteed price quote in minutes. " http://hireluther.com Byron LingPrimary VC Byron was previously at Gilt Groupe, joining as an early marketer, and later leading the company’s corporate development efforts. He launched the company’s CRM marketing efforts, while working closely with the product team to build out the first loyalty platform. He later led the company’s corporate development efforts, including the sale of Jetsetter to TripAdvisor, debt/equity fundraising, and launching the company’s third-party distribution business. Prior to Gilt Groupe, Byron worked in investment banking at Sagent Advisors, focusing on food, drug and specialty retail M&A. Byron earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Case Western Reserve University. www.primary.vc Carlos BaradelloSausalito Ventures Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investoradvisor and public speaker. A leading innovation and entrepreneurship practitionerCarlos draws his understanding from his broad global business and academic experiencedeep technical knowledge and understanding of the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to gain key lessons for high-growth ventures to scale globally. http://sausalitoventures.com Carlos WilliamsDbC Carlos is the Founder of Designed by Carlosa design studio that focuses on the tangible value of design. DbC is able to work across industries and capabilitiesaiming to use good strategy to tackle design challenges. Before founding DbC Carlos worked for Bain & Co as a Graphic Coordinator where he worked with Fortune 100 companies to improve their digital strategy & brand identity. http://studiodbc.com Carly-Ann FergusXRC Labs Carly-Ann Fergus sits at the intersection of Fashion, Technology, and Retail. She serves as the Director XRC Labs, a retail tech accelerator launched in partnership with founding sponsors Kurt Salmon and Parsons School of Design at The New School. As Director, Fergus helps select the portfolio startups, connects them with corporate partners, resources, and industry experts to accelerate their businesses. With a multifaceted career journey in the fashion industry, her work experience spans from established companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, to start-up brands such as Nahm. She spearheaded the launch of a New York-based women's ready-to- wear brand and served, as Director of Operations, then earned her MA in Fashion Studies, with a focus on Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design. Her thesis research focused on the rise of New York City as a leading global fashion capital and the issues that stem from the lack of access to capital for its rising community of emerging talent. Carly-Ann served as a member of the Selection Committee and Advisory Board for the 2017 - 2018 inaugural CFDA and Accessories Council Elaine Gold Launch Pad (an initiative intended to catapult visionary ideas into viable futures for designers 0-3 years within their professional journey). She strives to be a leading voice for change and innovation in fashion. www.xrclabs.com Caroline McCarthytrue[x] Media Caroline McCarthy is the vice president of communications and content at true[x] Mediaa digital advertising company that aims to bring the excitement and creativity of the television commercial to the web. She joined true[x] after spending a year as a freelance editorial director working with both startup and Fortune 500 clients on brand storytellingevent curationand product launches. Previouslyshe had roles at Googleleading influencer outreach and event partnerships for Google+and serving as managing editor of the Think Quarterly brand; and as a journalist and TV commentator for CNET.coma division of CBScovering entrepreneurship and digital culture. Caroline was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30 In Media" list in 2012 and twice to Business Insider's "Silicon Alley 100" list. Caroline serves on the advisory board for Social Media Week NYCis the vice chair of the board of directors at MOUSEand is an ambassador for women's outdoors organization Ladies Trekking. She has also done work with Camp Interactive and was a member of their NY Marathon team in 2010. Caroline is a proud alum of Princeton University." http://www.truex.com Caroline MurphyCSG PC Caroline obtained her Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in Dublin, got admitted to practice at the Bar of Ireland, and is a member of AILA and the Irish American Bar Association of New York. Caroline is experienced in employment-based, family-based, and investment-based immigration. As part of our EB-5 practice, she has worked with investors in both direct investment and Regional Center petitions, and has counseled individual EB-5 investors on Source of Funds requirements. Caroline has experience with corporate clients and startups seeking E, H and L nonimmigrant visas, as well as a range of extraordinary ability individuals, including entrepreneurs and entertainers. She has broad experience working with Irish individuals on J-1 Intern and Trainee visas. bmkllp.com Casey TaylorFemale Founders Fund Casey is a dedicated community professional who works to grow and support organizations that empower the most brilliant founders in the tech startup industry. Before joining DCG, she served as the Director of Community at Female Founders Fund, an early-stage venture firm that invests promising, women-led companies. In this role she managed post-investment of a fast growing portfolio, in addition to overseeing the firm's own communications, brand strategy, Expert Network, partnerships, and 40+ annual events. Prior to joining the team at Female Founders Fund (or F Cubed for short), she maintained a 50K+ member community of the world's largest Meetup group, NY Tech Meetup. In this position, Casey was keeper of a massive pipeline of demo applications, helping to vet and coach 200+ tech demos per year for the organization's popular monthly demo event. Additional responsibilities spanned from forum moderation, to crafting tech policy advocacy, to consulting on workforce development projects with the NYCEDC and Mayor's office. Having found her way to the startup industry from an untraditional path, Casey cares deeply about mentorship and distributing opportunity to those who are commonly overlooked. At Goddard College she customized an Interdisciplinary BA in Communications to focus on the intersection between technology, sociology, gender studies, and sustainability. http://femalefoundersfund.com Cezary PietrzakImgur I help tech companies grow faster by combining data-driven thinking and human insights into a repeatable growth process (ie NOT growth 'hacking'). I focus predominantly of acquisition, retention and data strategy/platform implementations, and have 10+ years of experience in the following marketing disciplines and tools imgur.com Charbel KhalifeEY His career has been focused on financial services mixing strategy, banking, asset management, digital, FinTech, and fundraising. Previous employers include J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, and Societe Generale. http://www.ey.com%20 Charlene GillLa Playa Insurance Charlene joined La Playa Insurance in 2014, bringing perspective from both underwriting and broking. She has worked for over 22 years in both Personal and Commercial insurance, with the last 14 years being focused on underwriting risks related to the Entertainment Industry. With twin boys, most of her free time is spent cheering on favorite NY sports teams: Jets, Mets, Nets, and of course Let’s Go Rangers! http://www.laplayainsurance.com/who-we-help/media-and-digital.htm Charles C. SmithSocialStarts Charles Smith has been an active NY angel investor since the mid-2000s who has invested in more than a dozen companies and has worked for and sat on the boards of ten more. He founded Extension Entertainment, a social music discovery platform. He is the owner of The Ineo Group LLC. Charles spent three years as the Vice President of Etsy Inc.was Vice President of Sales at Tacoda and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning at RealMedia. http://www.socialstarts.com Charles KergaravatBGC Partners Charles is Vice President at BGC PartnersAmerican global financial services company that provides a wide range of servicesincluding trade executionbroker-dealer servicesclearingprocessinginformation and other back office services. " http://www.bgcpartners.com Charles LaCalleDreamit Charles LaCalle devotes much of his time to analyzing edtech and digital health startups as potential investments for Dreamit. He also heads community management for the 250+ Dreamit portfolio companies. Prior to joining DreamitCharles worked as an associate at Flatiron Investors, a seed-stage investment firm. He gained operational experience as a project manager at Allied Health Media (education technology) and a product associate at LearnVest (fintech). Charles holds a dual degree in Government and History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He is also on the board of StartOutwhich provides mentoring for LGBT founders and is an active mentor in Big BrothersBig Sisters. http://www.dreamit.com/#meaningful-experience Chere PartonAetna Health Ms. Chere Parton serves as COO of Aetna Digital. Previously, Ms. Parton was the National Head of Provider eSolutions for Aetna where she oversaw the strategy, development, marketing and deployment of all electronic solutions offered to the national health care community. Prior to joining Aetna in 2004, Ms. Parton was the Corporate Project Executive for Provider eConnectivity at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia where she also oversaw the development of the strategy and execution of provider electronic solutions. She has over 20 years of experience in health care and has led provider marketing functions, business process reengineering and contracting negotiation oversight of over $50 million annually. In 2011, she was honored with a Healthcare 11 award recognizing 11 of the nation’s top executives and thought leaders in the healthcare IT industry by eMids Technologies and Healthcare Payer News. Ms. Parton holds a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and is accredited as a Fellow by the Academy for Health Care Management. http://aetna.com Chip KennedyCollectively Chip is the Co-Founder and Director of Engineering at Collectively, helping startups design, build, and grow their technology. His goal is to bring mission-driven tech startups from idea to market by helping entrepreneurs plan, brand, design, and build their product. He runs a studio filled with amazing designers, user experience experts, and engineers: all working together to challenge entrepreneurs and help them build technology that matters. http://docollectively.com Chipper BoulasDemetr Ventures Investor, business-builder. Partnering with promising entrepreneurs in the digital arena with the humbleambition of helping to create tomorrow's global leaders. Global experience and network across the US,Europe, and Asia. https://angel.co/chipper_b http://www.demetr.co Chris DeMayoWithum Chris is a partner at Withum and serves as the firm’s Practice leader for the Technology and Emerging Growth Services Group. With over 15 years of experience, he has dedicated his time to servicing this industry and tech community and has had the privilege of working and building relationships with some of the most well-known and successful technology and emerging growth companies in the space. In addition to servicing his clients, his responsibilities include representing the firm in the marketplace, developing marketplace strategies, leading the growth and success of the firm’s technology and emerging growth practice. www.withum.com Chris DickeyNYU Establishing and growing partnerships with international organizations charged with improving public health, including the World Bank, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, and WFP. Designing, developing, delivering, evaluating, managing, and continuously improving educational experiences that incorporate experiential, active, social, and blended learning. Building a diverse and constantly evolving selection of global, continuing educational experiences, including courses and non-credit workshops. Interested in sustainable, scalable public health programs that increase access to health care; Experienced manager of international program growth via data analysis and reporting using advanced technology tools; Co-Founder of pioneering company that delivers primary health care, diagnostics, approved drugs, and clean water to low income, rural consumers in growth markets; Former General Manager of technology firms focused on improving decision-making by senior executives; German-speaking, Columbia University Doctor of Public Health and Wharton MBA Specialties: Public Health, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management, Molecular Biology, Communication, Database design and analytics, Research Chris EriccoDentons Experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of representing emerging growth technologycompanies in a broad array of venture capital, private equity, securities and strategic transactionsaround the United States and abroad. http://www.dentons.com Chris ErricoDentons Chris Errico is Co-Chair of the firm's US Startup Program and member of the Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice at Dentons. Chris is actively engaged in a diverse corporate practice, working with a wide range of fast-growing technology, software, digital media and life science companies at every stage of their development. Chris regularly counsels emerging growth companies on transactional matters, including venture capital, seed/angel financings; public and private offerings; asset and stock acquisitions; debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. Chris also advises his clients on a daily basis regarding complex securities matters, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, strategic transactions, and general legal issues. bit.ly/2ywxqNT Chris GorgesBiddlist Chris Gorges is the Founder and CEO of Biddlist, a resource for creative people and brands: undergraduate design students, Fortune 500 companies experiencing branding problems, start-ups that need apps built on the fly, etc. Before this, Chris was the Managing Director at Infinia Group where he led Infinia Ventures, a practice dedicated to the startup ecosystem. He has done strategy consulting work in brand, digital, and growth strategy for clients like startups,Fortune 500 and the US government. http://www.biddlist.com Chrisophe GarnierSparkLabs Entrepreneur with strong track record in shaping and guiding organizational success in the digital commerce and new media industries. Been capitalizing on my expertise with start-up companies between EuropeNYC and Silicon Valley to launch e-commerce & m-commerce companies between Europe and North America. Vast experience in scaling start-up style businesses to corporate level operationsin both volume and global presence." http://www.spark-labs.co Christian BuschGerman Accelerator Christian is in charge of the German Accelerator in NYC and is a managing partner at Napali Partners, a boutique consulting and advisory firm. Christian was previously SVP, Head of Marketing at Indiegogo, the world's global crowdfunding platform. . Before that, Christian was General Manager and SVP Corporate Development for Alloy Digital (now Defy Media). He also served as General Manager for Takkle (acquired by Alloy Digital), and held senior management roles at Cellfish Media, and Bookspan (Bertelsmann/ Time Warner). Christian is on the board of Above Average (Broadway Video’s Youtube studio) and Pruftechnik AG and is an active investor in early-stage startups. Christian is a frequent speaker at industry events, avid traveler and fluent in English, German and Spanish. http://germanaccelerator.com Christian NoskeAlliance Ventures Christian Noske is one of the most dedicated and talented young professionals working with Alliance Ventures that invests in cutting-edge solutions focusing on the mobility needs of the urban population. www.alliance-2022.com/ventures Christina BechholdSamsung Global Innovation Center Christina Bechhold is an Investor at Samsung Global Innovation Center that is focued on early stage venture capital investments in software and services. She is a Regular Contributor on the Acceleratorsthe Wall Street Journal’s startup blogas well as a Venture for America mentor. Christina was previously a Managing Director at Empire Angels and a Vice President at Citigroup with background in capital marketsemerging markets and structured finance. Christina graduated cum laude from the honors program of Boston College with a B.S. in Management and majors in Finance and Philosophy." http://empireangels.com Christopher CapraEmerging Media Experienced marketing and business development leader with proven success aligning marketing initiatives to drive sales and growth Select Accomplishments • 14+ years marketing and public relations experience with startups and large companies • 11+ years experience in the online and offline gaming market • Lead PR & marketing strategies that helped 10 venture-backed startups to acquisition in 10 years • Drove customer acquisition, market share and awareness for online gaming companies • Developed product placement opportunities in music videos and popular television shows, generating more than 150 million views • Lead multi-disciplined marketing and public relations teams that successfully executed VIP events, concerts, parties and media relations campaigns • Planned and executed marketing, public relations and social media initiatives for more than 40 trade shows, conferences, and events resulting in dominant press coverage in local, regional, national, lifestyle and broadcast media • Formulated and managed branding, positioning and key messaging for disruptive startups and large companies • Won 10+ PR & marketing awards, including the Best Company Positioning/Branding campaign for the PokerStars World Series of Poker Campaign in 2009 • As Director of Business Development for startup tech consulting company grew revenues from less than $500k to more than $12 million in 4 years Expertise Integrated marketing strategy • Public relations strategy • Marketing and public relations execution • Marketing and public relations measurement • Player acquisition and retention • Affiliate development and management • Brand development • Key messaging and positioning • Advertising • Social media • Business development • Online Gaming, Casino & Poker • Media and spokesperson training • Leveraging trade show and conferences • Customer relationship management • B-to-B • Analyst relations • Financial budgeting • P&L • Cross-functional teams • CXO reporting & management http://www.emergingmediapr.com Christopher GallagherGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Christopher is a Senior Manager for the German American Chamber of Commerce. At 120 locations in 80 countries around the world, the German Chamber Network (AHK) offers experience, connections, and services to German and foreign companies. The service portfolio of the AHKs was unified worldwide under the brand name DEinternational. DEinternational simplifies the international comparison of the different AHK services, especially for medium-sized companies. Before working with the GACC, Christopher worked with the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. He also graduated from St. Joseph's with an M.B.A. http://www.gaccny.com Christopher LangfordLowe’s Ventures Christopher is a successful corporate finance and strategy professional with experience in strategy development, all forms of strategic execution (mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, joint ventures and partnerships), transactional execution (marketing, due diligence, financial modeling) and leadership of both strategy-based and transaction-based teams. www.lowes.com/ventures Christopher T. ErricoDentons Chris Errico is Co-Chair of the firm's US Startup Program and member of the Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice at Dentons. Chris is actively engaged in a diverse corporate practice, working with a wide range of fast-growing technology, software, digital media and life science companies at every stage of their development. Chris regularly counsels private and public companies on transactional matters, including venture capital, seed/angel financings; public and private offerings; asset and stock acquisitions; debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. Chris also advises his clients on a daily basis regarding complex securities matters, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, strategic transactions, and general legal issues. In addition, Chris provides strategic insight and counsel to entrepreneurs on a broad array of issues, including general business strategy, organizational matters, equity financings, intellectual property protection and employment and compensation consulting. Chris also works closely with Dentons' Health Care practice and Intellectual Property and Technology practice in advising the hospital and surgeon communities. This collaboration covers a broad range of health care services, including advising providers on regulatory compliance; creating accountable care organizations; and helping surgeons develop, protect, commercialize and enforce intellectual property rights. www.dentons.com/en Chuck DoerrOpenFin Chuck Doerr is President and COO of OpenFin. He is responsible for the company's technology strategy and business operations. Prior to OpenFinChuck was VP of CDS Technology at IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) where he was responsible for ICE's CDS e-trading and processing technology and software development. Before ICEChuck served as Chief Technology Officer of Creditex where he was responsible for all technology initiatives. He architected the company's award-winning technology platformled software development and managed Creditex's global technology infrastructure. openfin.co Clay ShirkyNYU Clay Shirky is Vice Provost for Educational Technologies. In this role, he designs, develops, and enhances all academic aspects of technology-based teaching and learning, University-wide; oversees the development of NYU’s instructional technology strategy, working with deans, faculty, NYU IT, and other university offices; maintains an inventory of online education offerings; and helps schools use educational technology to recruit new students, help existing students learn and progress, and generate costs savings or new revenues. He chairs the University’s Future of Technology-Enhanced Education Committee. www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/office-of-the-president/office-of-the-provost/academic-affairs/clay-shirky.html Clem TurnerBMK General Legal Counsel: Clem has served in a "Business and Legal Affairs" position for two emerging companies and provided business and strategic counseling for numerous companies. Business Combinations: Clem has handled the mergers of large public corporations and purchases of family-owned proprietorships. Securities: Clem has counseled a wide range of companies on securities issues, from Fortune 100 public companies to pre-formation start-ups. Entrepreneurial Law: Clem has represented start-up, emerging and established technology companies in a variety of ways, including Venture Capital Raises, Partnership Agreements, Employment Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and more. Entertainment Law: Clem has worked as a production company executive handling all legal aspects of film, television, internet and corporate production. Clem currently represents several production companies and talent. http://www.BMKLLP.com Connor O'keefeQuad Partners Connor joined Quad in 2015 and is a Vice President. He leads efforts in a deal generation, transaction execution and portfolio management. He is currently a Board Member of TargetX, ILSC, Interfolio, Cayuse, and Rubicon. Prior to Quad, Connor worked in investment banking at Moelis & Company. He holds a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. http://www.quadpartners.com Conor WebbFFVC Conor is an Associate for ff VC, one of the best performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms investing in some of the strongest growth areas to date, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones, enterprise cloud software, and crowdfunding. ffVC identifies and invests in technology and technology-enabled companies at their inception – across geographies and emerging industries. Conor graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Management and Marketing and received his M.B.A. in Private Equity and Finance from The University of Texas in Austin - Red McCombs School of Business. Conor has a lot of experience as an Associate working with Park Street Capital and Seven Peaks Ventures. http://ffvc.com Coray LuskinEngland & Company Corey Luskin has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate development, and brings extensive experience completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions, primarily for information services, digital media, financial technology and financial services companies. Cort DaviesStartup CMO We help SaaS Startups build replicable, scalable sales and marketing systems so they can takethemselves out of sales for good. Free Training: How To Build A Replicable Sales System To Scale Your SaaS And Take Yourself Out Of Sales For Good. http://startupcmo.io Cosmin EneLaterpay Cosmin is currently developing and running LaterPaya Payment Infrastructure Platform for digital content provider. Content providers can use the LaterPay platform for creating different paid content business modelse.g. pay per use. Following the claim "Use nowpay later" the users can experience content first and convince themselves before paying for it. LaterPay's technology identifies and tracks user’s devicecreates a real time invoiceaggregates purchases across many websites and provides for their payment when €5 or a certain number of used articles is reached." www.laterpay.net Courtney NelsonBDMI Fund Courtney Nelson is an Investor with BDMI, Bertelsmann’s Venture Capital fund. At BDMI, Courtney is responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, portfolio management and thesis development. She is a board observer or adviser for companies including Food52, Clique Brands, The Athletic, Dashbot, ART19, Zergnet, Wibbitz, Inked Brands, Vemba, and Inverse. Courtney joined BDMI from Catalyst Investors, a NYC-based growth equity firm investing in technology-enabled businesses. Prior to joining Catalyst, she worked at Greenhill & Company in their Mergers & Acquisitions group, where she worked on transactions across various industries with an emphasis on consumer and retail. Her other prior work experience includes positions at Business Insider and Allen & Company. Courtney was recently named as one of Business Insider’s “30 and Under: Rising Stars in Venture.” She holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, with concentrations in Finance and French and a minor in European History. Courtney serves as an alumni adviser for McGill and a mentor for BUILD, a non-profit dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship and empowering youth in under-resourced communities. She is on the Advisory Board for Venture For America, a non-profit dedicated to creating economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs. http://www.bdmifund.com Craig R. MulletBranison Group Craig is the President of Branison Group. Branison Group provides merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to business owners, corporate executives and private equity groups. http://www.branison.com Csaba KonkolyTiller Partners Global investor and entrepreneur. Extensively travelled the world (visited over 70 countries) and worked and lived on 3 continents. Specialties: startups, venture capital, private equity, business development, fundraising, global macro, hedge funds, trading, global equities, risk management. Dan AkivisArc Companies With a background in equity research, Dan is currently focused on venture capital LP opportunities as well as direct investments from seed through series B. The Arc Companies are a group of New York-based companies that focus on the acquisition, development, building, marketing and repositioning of properties, primarily in high barrier-to-entry locations with a view toward long-term growth potential. The group also provides advisory services to third parties. In addition, The Arc Companies is involved in Venture and Start-up investments. http://www.arcny.com Dan PiekarzDataart Business development, technology, and services executive with over 20 years of international experience implementing and leading technical service organizations within the life sciences, healthcare, software, and outsourcing industries. Extensive experience supporting SaaS clinical management, and SaaS CRM solutions. Specialties: Global operations management, strategy alignment planning Cross-functional leadership, organizational transformation, sales US, EU, AP customer service implementations, customer experience focus Information Technology, SaaS systems implementation, Clinical information systems Problem management, project management, process design Root cause analysis, CAPA, clinical regulatory awareness Shoring, outsource, offshore partnerships, Help Desk Global hardware provisioning, customer support, customer service Metric dashboard design, reporting, analysis Financial planning & control, budget, P&L EHR, Telemedicine, mHealth http://www.dataart.com Dani PascarellaInvided Prior to founding Invibed, Dani became a stockbroker at age 20 while attending University of Florida and worked at CNBC on the show Mad Money with Jim Cramer. She went on to work as an Investment Specialist at J.P. Morgan, where she managed money for individuals with at least $25 million in investable assets. Dani also holds an M.S. from Columbia University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Invibed is part of the NYU Steinhardt EdTech Accelerator powered by StartEd's 2017 Cohort, also participated in Startup Next (powered by Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs) and Project Entrepreneur (powered by Rent The Runway and UBS) invibed.com Daniel BraunWork Genius Daniel is a passionate Entrepreneur skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and eCommerce. He has experience in the internet industry, VC, and Consulting as well as a Bachelor of Science from one of the finest Business Schools in Europe. Work Genius (formerly MyLittleJob) shapes the Future of Work with AI-enabled freelancing to offload tasks in seconds and to engage up to 250,000 experts through technology. Daniel's role there? He mostly focuses on acquiring more happy clients right now since that's what counts if you don't want to get eaten up in the most competitive playground in the world. http://www.workgenius.com Daniel ClarkNYCEDC Daniel has a love for people, places, and problem-solving. More specifically, he is an Urbanist and Economic Development professional specializing in Public-Private Partnerships, Business Development, and Corporate Attraction. He prides himself on bringing an entrepreneurial approach to all of his work, especially to be the youngest person to get a Business Improvement District across the line and established as a law in NYC. All of his work at NYCEDC expresses itself in: promoting and growing quality jobs for all New Yorkers and in cultivating dynamic, resilient communities across all five boroughs. www.nycedc.com Daniel GesserCXense Dan Gesser is an experienced and innovative sales leader and digital marketer with a proven track record of building customer engagement and ROI in B2B and B2C environments. In his most recent role Dan was Senior Vice President of Sales for Cxense in North America, responsible for new sales and customer success. Prior to joining Cxense, Dan held a number of Sales Leadership roles at IBM. Dan joined IBM with the 2013 acquisition of the mobile customer engagement start-up, Xtify. He built and led the sales and business development organization for Xtify and was responsible for new customer engagements, working closely with the C-Suite of companies ranging from Coca-Cola to the U.S. Federal Government. Prior to joining Xtify, Dan held a number of roles at Citi, Overture Technologies, and CGI-AMS. Dan has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan and a BA from Cornell University. www.cxense.com Daniel Kraftifridge & Company Daniel Kraft brings years of executive leadership experience across various high technology disciplines. He is the founder and managing director of ifridge & Company and CEO and President of NewsGatora top enterprise-class social software vendor. A proven guru in corporate strategyDaniel has held senior positions in several leading Enterprise Software companiesand as President & CEO at RedDot Solutionshe led the company into the U.S. marketand ultimatelyto a successful acquisition by Open Text. Prior to thathe held senior positions with Commerzbank Securities where he led investment banking transactions in the software market." http://www.ifridge.com Daniela ZatloukalovaiTutorGroup Daniela is a seasoned marketing professional with a broad international experience in the education technology field, both in the US, Europe, and Asia. Her career has spanned a variety of leadership roles including business development, global marketing, strategy, and project management. Daniela has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 clients to small, medium enterprises. Daniela's specialty lies creative marketing, partnership development, event production and project planning. Currently, Daniela holds a Global Marketing & PR Manager role at iTutorGroup, which is the largest online education platform that leads a revolution in education with its human-to-human platform and service model. Prior to joining iTutorGroup, Daniela has been actively involved in the Silicon Valley accelerator space and continues to spur entrepreneurship and grow startup ecosystems globally. Daniela is passionate about self-development, health, wellness, psychology, and neuroscience. http://www.itutorgroup.com Danielle WeinblattTake The Interview Danielle is the Founder and CEO of ConveyIQ. She has operational and startup experience from founding to scale and helped create the Digital Interviewing and Interviewing Management sectors. In 2017, she launched Convey-the first Talent Communication software for recruitment. Convey is the only solution that engages candidates from application to onboard integrated into all major Applicant Tracking Systems. She has led the company since inception and has experience launching 3 software products. In 2016, the company was recognized as a Top 10 HR Cloud Solution Provider. ConveyIQ has raised $14M in venture capital. Danielle has been a contributing writer for Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post and Wired and was a contributor to the book, "Been There, Run That." In 2014, she was named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine and a Top Under 30 Entrepreneur by the New England Technology Summit. Danielle was an Arthur Rock Fellow at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Rock 100, a network of founders of high-impact ventures. ConveyIQ's mission is to build the most innovative products possible that enable employers to create remarkable hiring experiences at scale. Leading brands in over 95 countries work with ConveyIQ to hire the best talent, including Dentsu Aegis, NBCUniversal, Convergys, Equinox, Zappos, and The New York Times. Danielle attended Harvard Business School where she achieved Honors while founding Take the Interview, a digital interviewing software company. Before HBS, Danielle was a Private Equity Associate at Catterton Partners. She began her career in M&A in Citigroup's Investment Banking Division, focused on Energy, where she was a top-ranked Analyst. Danielle received a B.S., summa cum laude, in Applied Economics from Cornell University. She graduated in the top 1% of her business school class, Beta Gamma Sigma with Highest Distinction. She is a classical pianist, cellist and was an opera singer. http://www.conveyiq.com Danish MunirGenoa Healthcare Danish Munir joined Genoa Telepsychiatry since 2015 and he is currently the Technology VP. Before this, he also served as CTO and Co-founder of 1DocWay, which is a Web-based Telepsychiatry company. They help clinics that treat behavioral health patients but don't have enough provider capacity by finding them the right providers and equipping them with a purpose built telepsychiatry platform to facilitate remote care delivery. Before his career, Danish attended The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and earned the bachelor degree in Engineering and Computing information Sciences there. http://www.genoahealthcare.com Danny LopezBlippar A bi-lingual, driven and experienced leader, I have worked internationally at the highest level in both the private and public sectors. I am a former diplomat and banker with strong business development, communication and leadership skills. After years of watching with admiration what the world of tech is achieving, I am excited to now be a part of it. web.blippar.com DANNY SCHULTZGotham Ventures Danny is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Gotham Ventures and enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their vision. Over the last two decades he has been actively involved with technology companies from startups to public companies in media, ecommerce, mobile and enterprise software.Danny ran Lehman Brothers equity private placement business just prior to co-founding his own start-up, Atlantic Venture Partners, the predecessor to DFJ Gotham and now Gotham Ventures. He began investing as an angel and was fortunate to get very early exposure to the Israeli tech scene going back to the mid-1980s.Danny is attracted to creative and energetic entrepreneurs that seek to disrupt the status quo and loves to see entrepreneurs succeed. His investing is focused on e-commerce, digital media, fintech, mobile and the enterprise. Currently, he is responsible for Gotham’s investments in Yipit and Pickie – e-commerce companies that also thrive on data, an area Danny loves.Danny has led a number of Gotham’s successful investments including XOsoft, acquired by CA, and Pivot, acquired by the CME Group. He was also responsible for Gotham’s investment in Massive through its successful acquisition by Microsoft. His personal investments have included SMARTS, acquired by EMC; Insulair, acquired by Georgia Pacific; Active Impulse Systems, acquired by Phillips; and PassLogix, acquired by Oracle.Danny also enjoys mentoring young VCs and entrepreneurs. He is active with the Kauffman Fellows Program and Endeavor Global and was Co-chair of INGENUITY 2012, New York’s premier startup venture conference.Danny is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Economics. He and his family reside in Westchester, New York. In his spare time, he can frequently be found somewhere in Westchester playing hockey, or in nicer weather training for his next triathlon. http://gothamvc.com/portfolio/daniel-schultz Dario MutabdzijaBlueseed Dario is the Co-Founder & President of Blueseed. Blueseed is the upcoming startup community on a cruise ship stationed in Silicon Valley’s international waters. Dario studied and/or worked in HawaiiChinaCaliforniaAustria and Bosnia. He received his J.D. and LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento CAand the University of Salzburg in Austria. Prior to BlueseedDario served as Director of Legal Strategy for The Seasteading Institute. He is passionate about connecting people and businesses around the world." http://blueseed.com Dave GovanHitachi e are on the threshold of the IoT era, where all things are connected to one another through digital technology, transforming the way we do business, the shape of industry, and people's lifestyles. Anticipating these changes, Hitachi is advancing its 2018 Mid-term Management Plan to become an Innovation Partner for the IoT Era. In fiscal 2016—the first year of its three-year plan with a target date set for fiscal 2018—Hitachi transitioned from a product-out organizational structure to a market-driven one, and worked vigorously to launch the Lumada IoT platform to enable new value creation. Today, we are engaged in helping resolve a wide range of social issues through the global implementation of our Social Innovation Business—which combines the operational technologies that have been our strength since our founding with the expertise in IT we have amassed over more than half a century, including such new digital technologies as big data analysis and AI. The needs of our customers and the issues confronting society today are constantly changing. Responding quickly and effectively to those changes requires collaborative creation with customers and partners. We will work with all of you to address shared issues, exchange ideas, and create new value for society by contributing to the enhancement of people's quality of life and the building of a sustainable society. http://www.hitachi.com Dave GrossmanDG Interactive January 2002, Dave formed DG InteractiveLLC, an interactive marketing agency. His goal was to start a company centered on digital marketing that would integrate the most common aspects of customer’s digital needs: Website design and development with a focus on search engine optimization and online marketing. Dave feels that the key to unlocking value for clients is in building a client’s brand by designing user-friendly sites that potential customers are able to find when they search online. Dave has a strong commitment to customer service and always makes sure the client’s needs are met. Prior to starting DG Interactive, Dave was a Senior Producer and Search Engine Strategist at ICE Integrated Communications and Entertainment in New York where he managed and consulted on projects for a diverse selection of clients including ForbesFidelity Investments, Canadian Tire, Price, waterhouse, Coopers, and Canon U.S.A. http://dg-interactive.com David AntokalYork Advisory Group David Antokal’s mission is to be a perfect equity partner to small business owners and entrepreneurs through respectful and valuable engagement, building bonds that extend beyond business. His company leads and co-invests in equity investments in growth-ready companies between $5-$50 million of revenue and up to $5 million of EBITDA. They bring to bear a focused group of operating advisors and a supportive network to help make the best decisions for long-term success. David BeattyGolden Seeds David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor. David is currently co-founder and Vice President of Business Development for ProSeeder Technologiesan enterprise funding platform enabling financial firms to collaboratesyndicate and execute private equity and debt transactions. David is an active angel investor and is a Managing Director of Golden Seedsan angel investor group in New York where he is co-head of the Golden Seeds instituteleading workshops for angel investors and entrepreneurs in the US and overseas. David sits on a number of boardsincluding Emoziatechnology to assess a users emotional state and MISa radiology consulting company." http://www.gorann.com David BigelowJP Morgan Private Bank David Bigelow is a Senior Banker at J.P.Morgan’s Private Bank which brings indispensable intelligence and personalized insights to individuals and families across the globe. J.P.Morgan’s Private Bank focuses on helping clients address their long-term financial needs. It develops strategies to help preserve your wealth-so clients can enjoy their life, provides for their heirs and supports the causes they are passionate about. His passions include my children, his family's Vermont homestead, rugby and fund-raising for high impact non-profits (especially higher education and medical foundations). am.jpmorgan.com/private-bank/public/gl/en/home?refid=gpslp01&utm_campaign=BrandBanking&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=Google&keyword=jp%20morgan%20private%20bank&linked=search-BrandBanking-google-ppc-jp%20morgan%20private%20bank&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-qDTBRD-ARIsAJ_10yIOW5ZreI_S5Yh5vKiGmiOQEcYP4cmH01T9jCynoqkm4L6buDQm4PUaAsJZEALw_wcB David GoldbergCorigin Ventures Corigin Ventures is a Manhattan based investor of early-stage capital and support. Leveraging operational expertise and cross-industry relationshipswe seek tech-enabled startups in high-growth markets led by inspirational teams. Free of limited partners or sector constraintsCorigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments." http://www.vcramblings.com David GreenburgerHitachi Vantara David builds revenue teams at technology organizations. He works with a few of the best-executing startups in New York City, building high-intensity, culture-first teams. David is an advisor to early-stage startups, Co-organizer of BuildingTheSalesMachine.com - a knowledge sharing platform for Founders, VP's and Directors building revenue organizations. www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/home.html David HauserBrainchild & Co David Hauser is the Head of Finance & Operations at Brainchild & Co where he lead Finance and operations across direct-to-consumer companies being incubated in-house at Brainchild & Co. In addition to that he aids in the diligence, sourcing and executing of investments for Brainchild Holdings, Kal Vepuri’s direct investment vehicle. http://brainchild.co David HochmanBusiness Incubator Association of New York State David Hochman is the Executive Director of the Business Incubator Asso- ciation of New York State. He is a board member of the New York State Economic Development Councilco-heading an innovation section. David is also a consultant in technology-based economic developmentserving clients in the government and non-profit sectors. He holds an A.B. in the history of science from Princeton University and an MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business." http://bianys.com David HorowitzGenacast Ventures David is a partner at Genacast Ventures. Prior to GenacastDavid was Managing Director at Comcast Venturesthe venture capital arm of Comcast. David joined Comcast Ventures in 2000 as one of the first employees of the fund. David focused on investments in digital mediaadvertising technologydigital homeeducation and financial technology. David led investments in Entropic (NASDAQ: ENTR)Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN)Invite Media (acquired by Google)LinkShare (acquired by Rakuten)Nuera Communications (acquired by Audicodes)and XOS Digital (acquired by JumpTV/Neulion.) Prior to Comcast VenturesDavid worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns." http://www.genacast.com David LevyIpreo David has been an active entrepreneur and investor in financial software and services for more than 20 years. From 1994 to 2003 David was co-founder and CEO of a company called CDS that introduced front-office software for high yield bond trading, loan trading and loan syndication. He built a global client base of leading broker/dealers and investment banks, leading the company until its acquisition by Fidelity Information Services (NYSE: FIS). In 2008, David led an angel group that invested in Debtdomain, an early-stage company with an emerging Web platform for new issue bookbuilding, CRM, and data rooms in the syndicated loan market. He joined as co-CEO, opened the New York office and built the business to a successful exit in 2013 via a sale to Ipreo, which was then a KKR portfolio company. David remains at Ipreo in an advisory capacity while pursuing new investment opportunities. In addition to the full time management roles described above, David has made several angel investments in both FinTech and non-FinTech businesses. http://www.ipreo.com%20 David MatlinMcCarter & English David Matlin is special counsel to McCARTER & ENGLISH, focusing in the areas of transactional, securities and general corporate law matters. He represents primarily privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them in corporate finance transactions, securities offerings, periodic securities law compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. David had been counsel at SorinRand. He has also been a partner in the New Jersey office of Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation and of the Princeton office of Hale & Dorr LLP. David returned to legal practice eager to apply his combined legal and healthcare industry experience to assist our clients in achieving their goals. www.mccarter.com David MeltonEmpire Angels Empire Angels is a member-led, New York City based angel group comprised of experienced young professionals who are attracted to making smart investments in early stage technology ventures with a focus on supporting young, US based entrepreneurs. The group is collaborative and open source, providing a democratic framework with highly filtered deal flow and member training. Empire Angels, through it’s individual members, typically invests between $100k and $250k in Seed, Seed+ and Series A rounds. EA invests in early stage, capital efficient companies led by dedicated, young founders with a clever solution, large target market and initial user engagement, as well as a clear path to meaningful revenue generation in the next 6-12 months. Empire Angels hosts monthly pitch sessions to screen start ups before pursuing due diligence and active negotiations. Empire Angels is not a fund and while members collaborate on due diligence, make individual investment decisions. http://empireangels.com David MishkinOxeon Ventures As a Director on the Oxeon Ventures Fund team, David focuses on a broad range of activities, including leading the sourcing and diligence efforts of Oxeon’s strategic venture fund, as well as managing Oxeon’s portfolio of more than 50 investments. David is a passionate advocate for healthcare entrepreneurs and an active member of the startup ecosystem in New York City. http://www.oxeonpartners.com David PakmanVenrock After 12 years as an internet entrepreneurDavid joined Venrock in 2008 as a Partner and focuses on early stage internet and digital media companies. PreviouslyDavid was the CEO of eMusicthe world’s leading digital retailer of independent music. Prior to joining eMusicDavid co-founded Myplay in 1999which introduced the “digital music locker” and pioneered the locker category. Before Myplayhe was Vice President at N2K Entertainment. He also was the co-creator of Apple Computer’s Music Group.David is a graduate of and a member of the Board of Overseers at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is an active mentor in New York’s TechStars startup accelerator program. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of ITHAKA and holds a board seat with the New York Venture Capital Association." http://www.venrock.com/teammember/david-pakman David PowelliCashout David Powell is an experienced Program Director focusing on building community and connecting people with ideas. His skill sets include strategic partnerships, content strategy, and influencer outreach. In addition, he has a unique talent for building partnerships that create the resources needed to build companies. www.mission50.com/en David SorinMcCarter & English Dave Sorin is an office managing partner of McCarter & English and Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice. He focuses 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 and life sciences. www.mccarter.com David StudinskiSailthru As the director of product management at Sailthru, David assists in the management of 20+ person development team, oversees QA and Implementation groups, plans and maintains product roadmap, specifically core product enhancements, and engages in numerous other activities. http://sailthru.com David TetenHOF Capital David is managing partner of HOF Capital, particular interest in fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS, and international startups. David was previously a Partner at ff Venture Capital for 6 years. ffVC is one of the best performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the US. He has advised Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund) and other institutional investors. http://www.hof.capital/#second Dawn Kikel37 Angels Serial entrepreneur and angel investor with experience pre launch through IPO. As an active early stage investor, I am interested in companies in a wide variety of businesses. I make seed and angel investments in early stage companies that represent game changing ideas or technology rather than small upgrades to the status quo. An advisor and mentor in the early aspects of building companies with expertise in strategy, hiring, branding, business development, sales, communications and marketing. http://www.37angels.com Deb BermanSkaled Deb Berman is a Principal at Skaled, a consulting and training company which helps companies to optimize their people, processes, and technology to accelerate business growth for scaling success. As a leader, Deb has led high-performance Sales, Account Management and Success Management teams specializing in building out repeatable, scalable processes. http://skaled.com Deborah JacksonPlum Alley Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO of www.PlumAlley.co and the Co-founder of the WIM Accelerator. Deborah earned her MBA from Columbia Business School in 1980. In early 2011 she founded JumpThru, a for-profit company whose purpose is to encourage more women to use technology and to create their own wealth by founding successful companies. Deborah has been active in early stage companies both as an investor and founder. She was a member of New York New Media in the late 1990s where she made her first early stage company investments. Since 2009Deborah has been a member of Golden Seedsthe third most active angel network in the nation investing in female founded companies. Her investment portfolio spans from cloud technology and consumer internet to mobile technology companies. plumalley.co Deep GujralWithum Deep is a principal and the leader of Withum’s Technology Advisory practice based in New York City. Deep’s team of technology industry specialists provide consulting services including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising to both venture and private equity-backed companies, ranging from SaaS, e-commerce, marketplace, ad-tech and publishing sectors. Deep is known for delivering high-value strategic advice to entrepreneurs, private equity, and venture capital firms as they seek to stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing market. He frequently presents and authors articles around technology trends, entrepreneurial strategies and the venture capital landscape. Deep also serves as a mentor and advisor to various tech organizations including 500 Startups, Y-Combinator and Techstars, and is a member of the New York Venture Capital Association, and the National Venture Capital Association. www.withum.com Deepa GandhiDagne Dover Deepa Gandhi is founder and COO of Dagne Dover that combines her fashion acumen with analytical skills and insights. Recognizing her passion for retailshe transitioned from Lehman Brothers to Club Monaco where she honed knowledge of merchandisingplanningand managing a retail supply chain. She now brings this experience to Dagne Dover." http://www.dagnedover.com Deepen ParikhCourtside Ventures Deepen Parikh is a Venture Partner at Interplay Ventures, a Partner at Courtside Ventures, and a Board Member of the New York Venture. He also acts as a mentor of the LA Dodgers Sports & Entertainment Accelerator and a founding member of NextGen Angels NYC. about.me/deepenparikh Dennis MortensenX.AI Dennis is a pioneer in leveraging data and a serial entrepreneur who has delivered a number of exits. His long-term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai. He’s an Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the author of Data Driven Insights, and a frequent speaker on AI, intelligent agents, and the future of work. x.ai Dessy Levinson645 Ventures A life-long geekDessy is passionate about nascent technology and is eagerly waiting for the future to become more evenly distributed. She is doing her part by specializing in VR/ARmost recently leading 645 Ventures’ Series A investment in LittlStar. She spent fifteen years as a creative director, acquiring a deep understanding of the digital consumer mindset while leading marketing initiatives for Colgate PalmoliveGerberCentury 21Mall of America etc. At 645 VenturesDessy brings a rare balance of reason and creativity, enabling her to make investment decisions that are driven in equal measure by logic and vision. http://645ventures.com Diane Henry37 Angels Diane Henry has 10 years experience in building a successful real estate company. Bringing her experience to Rogue Capital, Henry has a passion for helping technology companies start and build their own businesses. Dietmar M. RiegGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc Dina FierroChristian Louboutin Dina Fierro is a creative thinker and seasoned digital marketer with more than 15 years of professional experience. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, she explored roles in editorial, marketing and communications before launching, in 2006, one of the first successful fashion and beauty blogs, eye4style.com. Her early immersion in the blogosphere led to a senior role at digital marketing agency Attention, leading the fashion and beauty practice and launching brands including MAC Cosmetics, Clinique, Nine West, and David Yurman in social media. She later joined sister agency HL Group, where she was tasked with developing and leading the then nascent Digital practice as well as strategy for clients that included Amazon Fashion, Bloomingdale's, Bolthouse Farms, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands, and Stella Artois. A versatile brand marketer, Dina most recently led global digital initiatives for iconic Parisian designer Christian Louboutin. Dina has been engaged as a speaker on social media and influencer marketing by Decoded Fashion, Glossy's Hot Topics series, Intersect Fashion Internet Week New York, Social Media Week, and BlogHer, among other events. Passionate about innovation, she serves as a mentor at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), a New York-based incubator that provides a roster of hand-selected, participating start-ups with an intensive four-month program designed to advance their progress into exciting, viable businesses. http://www.christianlouboutin.com Dina UfbergConnectivity Capital Partners Dina Ufberg works with the Connectivity Ventures Fund launched in 2015 by the principals of Connectivity Capital Partnersan advisory firm that leverages its unique global network to make introductions that add real economic value to new companies and ventures." http://www.connectivitycapitalpartners.com Divya KaveriaCapco Divya is Principal Consultant at Capco, an FIS™ company that is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We combine innovative thinking with unrivalled industry knowledge to deliver business consulting, digital, technology and transformational services. Its collaborative and efficient approach helps clients reduce costs, manage risk and regulatory change while increasing revenues. www.capco.com DJ SmithThe Glimpse Group D.J. Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse Group. The Glimpse Group is a holding company for a portfolio of startups focused on the virtual and augmented reality industries. At Glimpse, D.J.’s responsibilities include overseeing the production of all VR and AR content as well leading the effort to locate new subsidiary companies. In addition, D.J. is co-organizer of The New York Virtual Reality which is currently the 2nd largest VR meetup in the world with 4500 members. www.theglimpsegroup.com Dmytro PokhylkoNYCEDC Dmytro Pokhylko is Director and Vice President of FS, Media, Tech, and entrepreneurship Teams at New York City Economic Development Corporation. He oversees development and implementation of economic policies across the City’s key sectors and key functions of sector teams, including budget development, portfolio structuring, and personnel development. Oversee and manage outside multiple consultant teams conducting work on current initiatives. In terms of community engagement and stakeholder management, he represents the City and helps build consensus at CEO-level public-private dialogues, domestic and international panels and in-person meetings with key stakeholders; coordinate communications for finance-, media- and broadband- focused advisory boards. www.nycedc.com Doba ParushevEdison Partners Born and raised in Bulgaria, Doba began his career with Endeavor in Chile, where he assisted in the search, selection and support of promising entrepreneurs. There he led a technology incubation program in partnership with 3M and a venture debt program sponsored by Banco de Chile. Later he worked in management consulting with McKinsey & Company, and subsequently in venture capital with AXA Strategic Ventures. www.edisonpartners.com Donna MurdochS&P Global Ratings Donna leads a global team developing innovative learning and talent development solutions across practices and functions at S&P Global Ratings. She develops and executes learning programs for a "people first" digital transformation strategy. Donna is a global learning and talent development leader with over 15 years of experience driving innovation programs in the workplace, specializing in digital transformation, learning, and adoption using new methods, modalities, and a foundation of adult learning and leadership theory. She applies research and experience to application and practice in a variety of contexts including consulting, NGOs, healthcare, academia, and finance. www.spratings.com Dora Chomiak37 Angels Growing the tech start-up ecosystem in Ukraine. Digital leader. Online marketing and sales; business development; product development; strategy. Collaborative leadership approach that fuels profitable innovation. Clients include startups, Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. Fluent in Ukrainian. Conversant in Russian. Deploying cool new stuff, from vision to enduring operations. Razom for Ukraine Board Member-at-Large Supporter of Hromadske Radio Public Radio Ukraine. Member of 37 Angels in NYC. I host TEDxWestVillageWomen. Visitor to Ukraine for over 25 years. http://www.37angels.com Douglas ClintonLoup Ventures Co-founder of Loup Ventures, an early stage venture fund investing in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and augmented reality, Doug brings his developed understanding of what successful startups look and feel like along with his vision for the future. He previously spent eight years at Piper Jaffray. http://loupventures.com Dr. Felix MoesnerSwissnex Boston Dr. Felix Moesner is the Director of swissnex Boston and the Consul of the Consulate of Switzerland. Established as the world’s first science consulate" in 2000swissnex Boston is part of a global network of five knowledge outposts including San Francisco (2003)Singapore (2004)China (2007) and India (2009). The mission of swissnex Boston is to promote knowledge exchanges between Switzerland and North America in higher educationtechnologyinnovationscience and the arts. Felix Moesner is a Master and Doctor graduate from ETH Zurich and the University of TokyoAsia’s leading university. As engineer and scientisthe majored in roboticsMEMS and nanotechnologies. Dr. Moesner worked in two consulting firms (IT & executive search) and two blue chip companies (high-tech & financial) at senior management level before joining the Swiss Knowledge Network. Before accepting his position in BostonDr. Moesner was the head of the Science and Technology Office Tokyo at the Embassy of Switzerland in Japanpromoting Swiss ScienceTechnology and Education in Japan and interfacing between Swiss and Japanese governmentsuniversitiesR&D institutions and companies. Together with the US Embassyhe also held the presidency of the Science and Technology Diplomatic Circlewhich is comprised of 80+ diplomatic missions and affiliates such as NSF or NASA in Tokyo since 2005. Several awards and grants underline his proactive commitments." ny.swissnexboston.org Dr. Richard ParkCityMD Dr. Richard Park is board-certified in emergency medicine and completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Park is the author and co-editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s Intensive Review of Emergency Medicine. His unparalleled education combined with his vision for delivering highly accessible, top-quality medical care has made CityMD the top urgent care in the NY metro area. Dr. Park lives on Long Island with his wife and two children. http://www.citymd.com Dr. Ron Razmi Kinders Dr. Ron Razmi is the Founder and CEO of Kinders. He brings extensive clinical, business, and technical expertise to addressing key issues facing healthcare organizations today. He began his career as a cardiologist and was one of the pioneers in application of MRI systems in managing cardiac patients. He built the software system, cardiovascularmri.com, to serve as a platform for education and training of cardiologists in use of MRI in managing their patients. Ron worked with top life sciences companies in strategy, M&A, and product development. He founded Acupera in 2011, a population health management software platform. Ron completed his medical training at the Mayo Clinic and holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. http://kindersco.com Dr. Ulrich QuayBMW i Ventures Ulrich has been working for the BMW Group for more than 13 years. He has been Managing Director of BMW i Ventures since July 2011. Ulrich is on the board of Chargepoint and MyCityWay. Before heading the Venture Group of BMWUlrich was a department manager in the legal department of BMWboth in Germany and England. He holds a phD in International Private Law." http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/corporation/bmwi_ventures/index.html Ece ErdagozBain Capital Ece focuses on investments in application software and business services companies in venture and growth stages. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Ece worked at BlackRock, where she focused on developing and executing exposure management and trading strategy solutions for large institutional clients. Ece graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Economics and a secondary concentration in Government. She also held positions at Google, where she worked on market expansion and sales strategy, and in Morgan Stanley’s Capital Markets group. www.baincapital.com Ed PlottsLadder.io Ed combines a deep understanding of technical marketing with a clear vision of full-funnel growth strategy to transform growth solutions into repeatable system processes. This is particularly key for Ladder's proprietary growth tactic recommendation engine, as well as team training, strategy oversight, and tech-infused creativity. http://ladder.io Eduardo FernandezShuttleCloud Eduardo Fernández is an engineer from MadridSpain and co-founder/CEO of ShuttleCloud. ShuttleCloud is a cloud data migration and synchronization platform. Companies like Google and Comcast and universities like Stanford and Harvard use ShuttleCloud to transfer email and address book datamigrate to Google Apps and merge data when acquiring other companies or going through a corporate rebranding. ShuttleCloud was incubated in 2011 at TechStarshas offices in NYC and Madridand is funded by High Line Venture PartnersSV Angel and Great Oaks Venture Capital." shuttlecloud.com Edward DaciukExtensionEngine ExtensionEngine is customizes learning experiences – unique and powerful learning that leverage the latest in learning science and advances in technology to engage the learner and create true learning. They are a service provider that takes a comprehensive approach to create custom online learning, providing ID, UX/UI, development/QA, program management, hosting/support and learner acquisition services. Edward SalamoneARC Angel Fund ARC Angel Fund invests in seed and early-stage companies with high growth potential. We focus primarily on Software, IT, Internet, Tech-Enabled Services, Business Services, Digital Media, Mobile, Healthcare IT, among others. The Fund has a primary focus towards NYC and the surrounding North-East and Mid-Atlantic area companies. ARC Angel Fund invests in industries with which its members have experience, with investments averaging $50,000 to $250,000, each, over the life of the investment. ARC Angel Fund is a member-led Angel Fund. An Angel Fund is, in essence, a hybrid model between an Angel Group and a Venture Fund. The members of ARC Angel Fund range from experienced Angel Investors and Partners in VC Funds, to executives of successful companies. Our members bring their own expertise to the table and can actively participate as much as they like in the Fund's investment decisions. http://www.arcangelfund.com Edward TolsonNew York Angels Edward received his B.S. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technologycompleting both programs with a 5.0/5.0 grade point average. Edward was a founding team member of a high frequency trading firmwhere he led the construction of an automated equity trading strategy. Edward then served as Managing Director of JP Morgan's hedge fund subsidiaryHighbridge Capital Managementwhere he spent nine years. Edward is currently the founder and managing partner of Blue Basin Capital Managementa quantitative investment manager. " www.linkedin.com/in/etolson Edwin PlottsLadder.io Edwin is the Director of Growth at Ladder.io, a growth technology and services agency that uses proprietary technology and data-driven strategy to increase your ROI. Edwin grows businesses with impactful analysis + tech-infused creativity, as an ROI-Driven Growth Strategy Architect and Director, Transforming Performance Marketing Into Systemized Solutions/Processes. ladder.io Edwin PottsLadder.io Ed combines a deep understanding of technical marketing with a clear vision of full-funnel growth strategy to transform growth solutions into repeatable system processes. This is particularly key for Ladder's proprietary growth tactic recommendation engine, as well as team training, strategy oversight, and tech-infused creativity. ladder.io eeeeBowery Capital Eric is an Analyst at Bowery Capital based in New York. Prior to joining Bowery Capital, Eric was a member of both the Enterprise Marketing and Small Business Acquisition teams at Yext where he worked on lead generation and branding strategy through blogging, search engine optimization, web development, video marketing, social media as well as various paid advertising channels. Before Yext, Eric worked as an Inbound Marketing Manager at HubSpot, which is where he got his introduction to Inbound Marketing while specializing in email marketing and webinar production. Eric has an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University. www.bowerycap.com Elaine LambLa Playa Insurance Elaine joined La Playa’s S&T group in August 2011, bringing 18 years’ experience in commercial broking, including over 10 years working on international and technology business. She works across La Playa’s London and New York offices, supporting clients with both their UK and US operations. Most weekends Elaine can be found on the Golf Course. http://www.laplayainsurance.com/who-we-help/media-and-digital.htm Eleni Delimpaltadaki JanisNew York City Economic Development Corporation Nurtured across disciplines, industries, and geographies, Eleni combines strong business and investing acumen and expertise in nonprofit strategies and public policy. She is a resilient leader, entrepreneur and corporate manager with serial success developing new businesses, advancing organizational innovation and mobilizing stakeholders for 13+ years. Eleni started and heads the external partnerships team at NYCEDC powering the agency to develop innovation ecosystems in NYC and accelerate business and job growth through innovations in target industries: cybersecurity, financial services, smart cities, enterprise tech and life sciences. http://www.nycedc.com Eleni JanisNYC EDC Eleni Janis is a Vice President at the Center for Economic Transformation at New York City Economic Development Corporation. She leads efforts to accelerate sustainable, impact investing in order to direct more private capital to businesses with positive social and environmental impacts and oversees EDC’s incubator portfolio. Prior to the NYCEDC, Janis specialized in federal and state public policy advocacy and research in areas including community development, banking, housing, labor, and immigration. Her work spans 15 years in Washington, DC, New York, London and Athens www.nycedc.com Elizabeth VilchisSamsungNext Results-oriented professional with 10+ years of experience leading projects on entrepreneurship,engineering, technology, and education. I enjoy setting a vision for solving challenging problems,creating roadmaps, and motivating teams to achieve outlined goals. http://samsungnext.com Elizabeth YoungReonomy Navigating CRE markets can be a painfully slow process that is difficult to manage. Assorted processes and tools—some digital, some manual—produce heaps of data. Relevant, up-to-date property specs are buried into the mix, or they're nowhere to be found. We set out to change all that. www.reonomy.com Ellie WheelerGreycroft Partner at Greycroft, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC and LA. Greycroft invests in internet and mobile startups across the digital ecosystem in both B2C and B2B. Previously spent time at Cisco and in several early stage technology investing roles. Began career in growth equity investing at Summit Partners. Specialties: Mergers and acquisitions, early stage technology venture capital, digital media, strategy, ecommerce, SaaS, retail technology, business development, entrepreneurial finance http://www.greycroft.com Elliott LevineHP Elliott has experience working inside of academia in K-12 and Higher Education, as well as a wealth of startup experience and background as an executive in a Fortune 50 company (the first HP Distinguished Technologist in Education). His skill set crosses sales, marketing, partnerships, alliances, strategic planning, channel/reseller execution, STEM education, columnist and customer/media facing speeches and keynotes. At HP, his vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates them — inspires them — to do what they do. To make what they make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. store.hp.com Elodie DupuyInsight Venture Elodie Dupuy has been at Insight since 2008focusing on high-momentum consumer internet and SaaS software investments. Elodie is a board member at KaBum!MV Sistemas and Bionexo and works at the board level with Hotel UrbanoElo7 and Vinted. Previously Elodie worked with DailyDealwhich was acquired by Google in 2011Folhamaticwhich was acquired by Sage Group in 2012and Trivagowhich was acquired by Expedia in 2013." http://www.insightpartners.com Emily MatorinPond5 Pond5 is a global media marketplace providing artists around the world with an opportunity to license their work to an international community of media producers and brands. We work with more than 60,000 contributors in 150 countries, with over 10,000 video clips uploaded to our site every day. www.pond5.com Emmanuel DebuyckAdwanted Formerly CEO of a French advertising agency for 17 years, Emmanuel has been a fine observer of the relations between media and advertisers. He now is the CEO of Adwanted, the first multi-channel advertising platform. www.adwanted.com Emmanuel Saint-MartinFrench Morning Emmanuel Saint-Martin is a reporter for the weekly Le Point. Reporterhe has covered the war in Iraq. It's New York correspondent for the international news channel France 24 and founder of French-speaking French Morning Webmagazine. He is the author Romain Gubert of "Above alldo not tell anyone ... "(Albin Michel)" The French Arrogance "(Balland). Emmanuel Saint-Martin lives and works in New Yorkthe US. " http://frenchmorning.com/ny Emre OzguBMK Emre Ozgu is a Partner at Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP. He brings more than fifteen years of professional experience in representing and counseling individuals and corporations on all aspects of U.S. immigration law related to permanent residence (“green cards”) through employment and family sponsorship, a wide range of work visas (H, L, E, O, J and P visas) and other immigration matters. Emre successfully represented hundreds of individuals and corporations before a variety of US administrative agencies and can represent immigration clients in any jurisdiction across the United States. He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Economics. bmkllp.com Eric ErliGerman Accelerator Eric Erli is a Marketing and Operations Associate at the German Accelerator. The German Accelerator Tech is a government-backed accelerator program that empowers high-potential German startups and emerging companies to successfully enter the U.S. market and scale their business globally. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. germanaccelerator.com Eric Martineau-FortinWhite Star Capital Eric is a founder and managing partner of White Star Capital and has close to 20 years of investment banking and VC experience. He was previously a founding member and Partner of Messier & Associésa transatlantic boutique M&A advisory firm in the media and technology space. Eric also worked in mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in New York and London as well as at ABN AMRO in corporate finance and private equity in ParisLondon and Amsterdam. Over his careerEric has been involved in transactions valued in excess of $10 billion. He has been doing early-stage investments since 2007 and has led multiple investments including LudiaBetaworks and Science Incin which he holds Board seatsDollar Shave ClubBloglovin’ and Summly. Eric graduated from HEC Montreal and holds an M. Sc. in Finance from the ESSEC in France. He was born in Canadais married to a French national and has two American daughters." http://whitestarvc.com Eric NeherWalmart Prior to his role as the Head of Merchandising & Content for the Brand Incubation department of Walmart, Eric was the former Vice President of Merchandising at Birchbox. He oversaw a team of 15 and was responsible for the merchandise assortment across the Birchbox women's subscription box and e-commerce site. He was also responsible for driving all aspects of the merchandising function including strategic vision, team operations, budgeting and P&L, vendor relations, and organizational structure. Eric sat on the Birchbox operating team representing merchandising at the executive level. Previous to Birchbox, Eric worked at Lipstick Queen and he graduated from NYC with a BFA in Drama in 2004. www.walmart.com Eric ReinerInsight Partners Eric Reiner joined Insight in 2012. He previously worked at Pitango Venture Capital in Israeland at a sports marketing firm in DeerfieldIL. Eric studied Economics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern Universityand completed the Certificate in Engineering Designspecializing in human-centered product and interface design. He also was a part of Northwestern’s NUVention programand co-founded an internet start-up. Outside of workhe enjoys rock climbingSCUBA divingtraveling and cooking." http://insightpartners.com/team/#!eric-reiner Eric SpanoErnst & Young Eric Spano is a Senior Consultant in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, working in the Strategy group. A pragmatic, dedicated professional with over 3 years of experience in external audit, Eric has served biotechnology, retail and financial services clients. Eric has in-depth knowledge of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies and is an advisor to several companies, in addition to being the founder of the payment processing startup Bylls. He is also a founding director of the Bitcoin Embassy in Montreal. Eric is experienced in financial modeling, trend analysis, cost allocation/optimization, business model development and creating value through collaborative teaming and innovative problem solving. http://www.ey.com Eric TurnerTekfen Ventures Eric is a Senior Associate at Tekfen Ventures. Tekfen Ventures is a corporate venture capital group investing in early-stage industrial technology companies. Eric focuses on deal sourcing, investment execution, and portfolio support. Eric graduated from The Wharton School with an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. http://tekfenventures.com Eric VreelandBowery Capital Eric is an Analyst at Bowery Capital based in New York. Prior to joining Bowery CapitalEric was a member of both the Enterprise Marketing and Small Business Acquisition teams at Yext where he worked on lead generation and branding strategy through bloggingsearch engine optimizationweb developmentvideo marketingsocial media as well as various paid advertising channels. Before YextEric worked as an Inbound Marketing Manager at HubSpotwhich is where he got his introduction to Inbound Marketing while specializing in email marketing and webinar production. Eric has an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University." www.bowerycap.com Eric WollbergVentureOut Eric Wollberg is the program director at VentureOut and a conduit between the Israeli and American innovation ecosystems. As the Program Director, Eric sources the world-class startups that populate our programs. Additionally, he helps develop and run our accelerators, so that our participants have a flawless and fruitful experience. Prior to VentureOut, Eric was an Israel Government Fellow, working at the Israel Innovation Authority. There he helped bring companies totaling $1.5 trillion in market capitalization to engage with Israeli startups. Eric studied innovation economics at Sogang University and graduated with a degree in economics from New York State’s Public Honors College at Geneseo. https://www.ventureoutny.com Erica MatsumotoNYC Media Lab Experienced leader, strategist, and problem solver with over eight years of experience working in the intersection of social impact, economic development, and public private partnerships. Collaborative, results driven, and well versed in leading high performing cross functional teams. Masters degree in public policy and management from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Undergraduate degree in philosophy from Haverford College. Fluent in Spanish and Japanese. Specialties & Skills: Public policy, community and economic development, strategy, human centered design, social impact, quantitative and qualitative analysis, international development. Program design and management, program monitoring and evaluation, organizational management, client relationship management, stakeholder management, project and partnership implementation. http://nycmedialab.org/about Erik GrimmelmannNY Tech Alliance Erik Grimmelmann is the President of the NY Tech Alliance. The NY Tech Alliance was formed through the merger of the New York Technology Council and NY Tech Meetup and has over 60,000 members. Its mission is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. Erik is also an adjunct professor at CUNY. Erik graduated from Michigan University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Columbia Business School, and Duke University - the Fuqua School of Business. Erik HessAutomotive Mastermind Inc. Erik Hess is the VP Business Operations at Automotive Mastermind Inc. He believes that the best decisions are informed decisions, and that trust is earned through transparency, alignment, and accountability. Prior to his current position, he founded his own company, Go Cashless Inc. which was an Angel Funded FinTech Startup. Along the way, he has founded other startups and consulted at Aviation Leasing Group. automotivemastermind.com/#/home Erik JansenUltra Capital LLC More than 20 years of successful technology investing experience. Co-founded the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital, a multi-billion dollar U.S. registered investment adviser focused on public and private technology companies. Pequot grew to offer a diverse range of investment products tailored to the needs of domestic and offshore investors, with an institutional quality infrastructure and an extensive proprietary research platform. Principal focus on AI, IoT, Blockchain and sustainable technologies. Native Dutchman who came to the USA after working at Procter & Gamble in Europe. Frequent speaker at numerous Venture and PE and Impact Conferences. http://www.ultracapital.com Euan RobertsonNYC Economic Development Corporation Euan Robertson is an Executive Vice President at NYCEDC whoalongside colleague Ann Lileads the Center for Economic Transformation (CET). CET at NYCEDC aims to develop the City’s major business sectors by implementing policy and programmatic initiatives that address current issues faced by each industrycreate good jobsand promote entrepreneurship and economic diversification across the five boroughs. Euan holds an M.A. with Honors from the University of St. AndrewsScotlandand an M.B.A. with Distinction from the London Business School." http://www.nycedc.com Evan BartlettZocDoc Building a rapidly growing sales team at Zocdoc! Co-hosting a quarterly sales leadership meet-up called Building the Sales Machine. Experience: sales management, says, forecasting, sales leadership, sales coaching, sales motivation, sales operations, sales enablement, sales growth, scaling, sales compensation, crm, salesforce.com , sales strategy, inbound sales , SDR leadership, hiring process, interviewing, hiring profile creation, international expansion , customer development, execution, france, spain, uk http://www.zocdoc.com Evan JudgeDentons Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com http://www.dentons.com Eyal BinoICONYC labs Eyal Bino is a co-founder and Partner at ICONYC labsa first of its kind accelerator and fund focused on helping early-stage Israeli tech startups build iconic global companies via NYC. Prior to ICONYChe founded and ran the Global Innovator programthe leading NYC-based platform for global early stage technology startups looking to gain strategic access to NY-based investorspotential customers and partners so they can accelerate their growth. http://iconyclabs.com Eyal MeggedIronSource Eyal is a digital media executive with extensive experience in product leadership, business development and, early-stage capital raising. Eyal sources, manages, and cultivates key strategic partnership and M&A endeavors. www.ironsrc.com Fabrizio RenziIBM Italia Core competence: R&b (Research and business) management in multicultural environment. i.e. using research innovation and technology to partner with clients for transforming their business. In this role he leads all the technical functions that work together with Italian companies for their digital transformation. He is also in charge of bringing IBM research in Italy. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of technology & innovation for Italian banks & insurances & financial institutions. In 2009-2010, based in Dubai, was IBM Director of Systems and Technologies for emerging markets (Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) Since 1997 he worked on leading edge technologies and transformation initiatives for IBM, covering different managerial roles in areas such as: ondemand, ebusiness, ecommerce, client server. He joined IBM in 1990 as System Engineer in charge of introducing in Italy new technologies and solutions developed in our R&D labs in USA, where he also spent some years of his professional life in international assignments. He is a member of Confindustria Research Committee, Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari Innovation Board, Milano Ricerca Board of Directors, ISSNAF (Italian Scientist and Scholars North America Foundation) board of trustees. Distinguished member of AAIIC (associazione accademici italiani in Cina) Master degree in Electronic biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, he also got an International Executive Program diploma from INSEAD in Paris and Singapore. Keynote speaker in several scientific and technology related events, Renzi is author of more than 350 speeches, papers and publication in scientific and technology related congresses and events. He acted as lecturer and contract professor in several Italian universities. Specialties: Managing innovation team in international diverse and multicutural environment, bringing innovation to clients while partnering with them on research and innovation. http://www.ibm.com Fady YacoubHOF Capital and Co-Founder Fady is the Co-founder and a Managing Partner at HOF Capital, a global venture capital firm that offers seed and growth funds to tech-based startups. Prior to founding Hof Capital, Fady was active Investor @ Amplify.LA and a business developer at Switch. Fady received a degree in International Finance from the University of Southern California. http://www.hof.capital Fernando NapolitanoItalian Business & Investment Initiative Fernando is Founder & CEO of the Italian Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II). Since 2008Chairman of BEST Steering Committee. He is also the member of the Board of Directors at Mediaset and of the Advisory Board of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology." Fernando Soto SerdioClub De Innovacion As CVO i'm responsible to lead the complete value management cycle of create, communicate and capture value and leads the company to a differentiated and defensible market positioning. All this spans product development, marketing, pricing and sales. Value is based on the economic impact of a solution on a customer's business relative to the next competitive alternative, so i always need to have a deep understanding of all our members, how every aspect of their business works, the economics and how competition can affect them. As part of the value proposition i lead the international relationships in order to provide our members with a powerful network that can accelerate all their innovation processes. http://www.clubdeinnovacion.com Florian KrischAdvantage Austria He joined the team in August 2016 and covers the following industries: startups, fintech, apparel and social media. He is also monitoring disruptive trends in finance and tries to identify future challenges for banking. Prior to this position, Florian gathered working experience at major Austrian and international banks. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business http://www.advantageaustria.org/international/index.en.html Florian SeroussiEverContact Florian is the CEO of EverContact. Evercontact extracts contact info from the email signatures in their client's incoming email. Their service creates new contacts for them and also auto-updates any changes to their existing contacts. Previously, he was the founder of Global Roaming Group. Florian has been a director of Group Labotec, of which is a subsidiary of Group ACTI from October 1997 to October 2003. Florian is also the founder and has been President of Group Xplore since its inception in 1996. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of FloVox from October 2004 to June 2006. Florian received a M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. www.evercontact.com Foy SavasAlphaPrime Ventures Foy Savas is a partner at AlphaPrime Ventures. Throughout his careerFoy has worked with startups as an investorexecutiveadvisorand consultant. As of lateFoy's been spending most his cycles on adtechnovel databasesand machine learning. In the pastFoy's given lectures at universitiesauthored the technical book The Merb Wayand delivered keynotes and talks at various conferences around the worldincluding NYC's TEDxSiliconAlley." http://alphaprime.com Fran GrossAdvantages With 20+ years of marketing experience, Fran's team and her have taken Advantages from a local printing business in New York City to a multi-million dollar powerhouse branding and communications agency with national clients from the service, retail, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors. By telling authentic stories through purposeful marketing, they teach brands how to leverage their organizational assets and amplify their reach. Fran is now dedicated to sharing her intimate journey of brand discovery, which unlocked her potential and resulted in Advantages’ success. Since her first WHY Discovery with Simon Sinek in 2006, she has developed her own unique twist on his iconic Golden Circle and “Start With Why” philosophy. Fran loves sharing what she has learned to inspire others to explore their core values, their mission, vision and the personal “WHY” that will propel them as leaders to excel every day. http://www.advantages.net Francesco GenuardiConsulate General of Italy in New York Francesco Genuardi is an Italian diplomat with the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary and backed by 23 years of experience in various fields of international relations. http://www.consnewyork.esteri.it/consolato_newyork/it Frank DiSanzoGartner Gartner, Inc. is an American research and advisory firm providing information technology-related insight for IT and other business leaders located across the world. Its headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Frank is also the former CIO of St Peter’s Healthcare System and was rated Top 100 CIO’s in 2015. http://www.gartner.com Ganesh KumarHOF Capital Ganesh is an experienced strategist, growth hacker, quant, angel investor, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about ventures that change the world and disrupt the status quo in finance, technology, and B2B SaaS. Ganesh spent years building disruptive platforms in both startup and enterprise companies. He built one of the first high-frequency trading platforms at Lehman Brothers across four continents. At FactSet Research, he blitz-scaled Derivative Solutions, a fin-tech startup, to hundreds of thousands of users using distributed cloud and machine learning algorithms. Ganesh also has helped PE/VC and F100 companies tackle blue-sky challenges at the Parthenon Group by creating M&A and growth strategies across fin-tech, retail, e-commerce, and biotech verticals. http://www.hof.capital Gareth JefferiesNorthZone Gareth joined Northzone in 2015. His main area of focus is consumer and B2B technology, in particular the fintech ecosystem in London and the rest of the UK. He is involved in Northzone’s investments in fuboTV, Zopa, ComerJob, Crosslend, eProspects. Prior to joining Northzone in 2015, Gareth spent his formative years at OC&C Strategy Consultants, advising on a mix of pure strategy projects and commercial due diligences across a varied selection of markets, from tech, travel and online gambling to distressed debt and pork sausages! http://northzone.com Garrett KlughSTAR Angel Network As a managing director of STAR Angel NetworkGarrett is responsible for all operations to include; strategyportfolio/relationship managementbusiness developmentscreeningsdeal flowdue diligencemarketing and communications." Gaspard de DreuzyKapitall Gaspard is a serial entrepreneur with experience in the entertainment industryparticularly as an executive producer of video game software. He co-founded three game productiondevelopment and consulting companies and produced titles for PCMicrosoft XboxSony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii systems. He has worked with some of the world’s top game developers and publishers including AtariTHQ and Mattel on popular franchises such as Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. Gaspard was also a senior strategic marketing consultant at Warner Music. A native of ParisGaspard and his wife moved to New York in 2006. He received a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine." landing.kapitall.com/home Gaurav MehtaBerkeley Angel Network Gaurav is a principal investor who originates and executes private equity and private debt investments in growth stage and middle market companies. Additionally, Gaurav invests his own capital as an independent angel investor (associated with Berkeley Angel Network). Gaurav currently works for China Orient Asset Management ($160 billion AUM) and previously worked in investment banking for six years at institutions such as Barclays and BMO Capital Markets. Prior to his career in investment banking, Gaurav headed Corporate Development at US Oncology. Prior to US Oncology, Gaurav held a number of roles investing in private and public securities. As an angel investor, Gaurav seeks investment opportunities in growth-stage companies in the HCIT, healthcare services, consumer, and TMT industries (although open to looking at businesses in other industries). www.berkeleyangelnetwork.com Gaurav MirchandaniOne Paper Lane Gaurav Mirchandani is Forward thinking tech entrepreneur with experience in investing and building start ups in US and Asia." http://www.onepaperlane.com George T MathewsDXC Technology DXC is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology is a $25 billion company with a 60-year legacy of delivering results for thousands of clients in more than 70 countries. Our technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. http://www.dxc.technology Geri KirilovaLaconia Capital Group Geri Kirilova is an Associate at Laconia Capital Group and is responsible for assisting Laconia in all stages of the investment process, facilitating Laconia's operations, increasing its presence and network in the startup and venture community, and supporting the Fund's portfolio companies. Prior to joining Laconia, Geri was a Business Associate at Techstars Internet-of-Things, a mentorship-driven accelerator program partnered with GE, SAP, Verizon, Bosch, and PwC to support companies rewiring legacy industries such as construction, healthcare, and transportation through connected devices, artificial intelligence, and drone technologies. In addition to facilitating program operations, Geri worked directly with the ten portfolio companies on customer acquisition, growth strategy, fundraising, business development, and messaging and storytelling. Additionally, Geri has worked in venture capital in Central and Eastern Europe (LAUNCHub in Sofia, BG and Credo Ventures in Prague, CZ). Beyond the venture space, Geri has operational experience managing a branch of Kweller Prep, a boutique educational services firm, leading hiring, training, sales, program management, client relations, and curriculum development. Geri graduated summa cum laude from New York University Stern School of Business, with a B.S. in Business with specializations in Information Systems and Management. www.laconiacapitalgroup.com Gianluca GalletoDG Advisors Entrepreneurial and visionary executive with international public and private sector experience. Works with CEOs and boards, governments, nonprofits and universities. Angel Investor and mentor for startups, with a focus on, and passion for, immigrant entrepreneurship, inclusion an diversity. Specialties: Global strategy and business development (including capital raising), Innovation and technology, FDI & trade, public-private partnerships, economic development, . Leveraging a strong technical background in economics complemented by cross-cultural relationship-building, leadership, and management skills. Effective multicultural communicator with an extensive U.S. and global network of top-level relationships in the corporate, government, and institutional investment sectors. More on specialties and experience: - Recently completed a strategic advisory project at The Partnership for New York City. - Provided expert insights in a number of global gatherings such as Barcelona's Smart City Expo, City Innovation Summit, Cities for Life (Medellin), World Bank's CitiSense etc. - Served NYC's Administration with NYCEDC to promote the growth of NYC innovation ecosystems through partnerships with other cities, and providing support for foreign companies expanding in NYC and NYC companies expanding abroad. - Former investment management professional with vast and deep international experience. - Media contributor (CNBC, L'Unita', RAI) on economic affairs. - Extensive volunteer and advocacy experience in academia, social impact, politics, entrepreneurs support. - Ran for Italy's Parliament in 2013 in the North American District. http://www.mydgadvisors.com Gianluca GallettoNew York City Economic Development Corporation Gianluca manages the International Affairs desk at NYCEDC supporting the agency’s economic development strategy and industries initiatives by engaging the international community in order to attract foreign direct investmentshelp NYC businesses access foreign markets and establish international partnerships to exchange best practices. Among the initiatives managed by Gianlucathe World to NYC program connects the most innovative business entrants from around the world with investorsincubatorspartners and city agencies in NYCthe NYC Next Idea business plan competition encourages foreign students and graduates to develop business plans for NYC. An entrepreneur and a consultantprior to joining NYCEDC Gianluca was providing strategic advice to SMEs entering the US and foreign cities on branding and attracting investments and best practices. He has 16 years of experience in investment management10 in advising SMEs and prior experience with the EU. Gianluca holds an MA in International Economics from Yale University and a BA/MA in EconomicsBusiness and Law from Bocconi University in Milan." http://www.nycedc.com Gil AddoRubicon MD Graduated from Yale and Harvard Business School, Gil co-founded RubiconMD, an innovative eConsult service that connects providers to same-day insights from top specialists. http://rubiconmd.com Gil BeydaGenacast Ventures Gil Beyda is the Founder & Managing Partner of Genacast Venturesa seed fund formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures to invest in technology-centricInternet start-ups. Gil has invested in Invite Media (acquired by Google)Demdex (acquired by Adobe)DoubleVerifyPacklateEnterproidMortar DataLeadiD and YieldMo." http://www.genacast.com Gil FuchsbergNy Angels Gil GalanosIsrael & Co. Gil Galanos is the CEO of Israel & Co.a nonprofit that builds greater understanding of and appreciation for Israel among present and future leaders. Prior to joining Israel & Co. in 2011Gil served as Executive Directorand is still acting Presidentof the U.S. Israel Business Council (USI)a trade association he founded in 2010. USI brings together investorsentrepreneurs and business executives across key growth sectors including digital mediahealthcareinternetcleantechmedical devicesmobilesoftwareand telecom to spur innovation and promote business between the U.S. and Israel. From 2006 to 2010Gil acted as the Deputy Economic Minister to North America for the Government of Israel Economic Mission. In this positionhe formed and organized business delegations to and from Israelprovided advisory services to Israeli companies in the U.S.served as a key liaison between Israeli companies and American investorsand developed strategic partnerships between Israeli and U.S. companies and organizations. Gil’s early work experience includes various roles in the Israeli high-tech arenaworking for companies such as Comverse Technologies (CMVT) and Intel Corporation (INTC). Gil has a BSc in Information Systems from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Gil lives in New Jersey with his wife and three daughters." http://israelandco.org Giordano Bruno ContestabileTilting Point Giordano Bruno Contestabile is VP of Product Management and Revenue at Tilting Pointa new generation games partner for top independent development studios. Giordano previously worked at PopCap Games (acquired in 2011 by Electronic Arts for $1.3B)most recently as Executive Producer of the Bejeweled franchiseoverseeing a portfolio of products that included Bejeweled Blitza top 10 grossing mobile game and one of the longest running free-to-play titles globally. Giordano previously managed PopCap’s mobile gaming businessand PopCap’s business operations in Asia Pacific. An active angel investorGiordano has invested in The RealRealTonxGranifyInvinoNomikuKyck and Kanvas" http://www.tilting-point.com Grant BiggarTribeca Angels Grant is an active investor and advisor to early stage FinTech companies in New York and London. He also invests outside of FinTech where there is an opportunity for innovation and disruption. Grant has extensive global experience, having run and established businesses in Asia, the UK and New York. Grant was one of the earliest Creditex employees, joining in 2000. Grant led the Creditex team in Europe and Asia as they leveraged technology to introduce transparency and efficiency into previously inefficient and opaque derivative markets. By 2008 the Creditex European business was the market leader and dominant provider of credit derivative execution services to the European interdealer market. In a high profile sale in 2008, Creditex was sold to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) for more than $600mm. Following the sale, Grant moved to New York and was promoted to President of Creditex and also became a member of the Senior Management team of ICE. In this role, Grant oversaw the integration of Creditex into ICE and navigated the business through the regulatory and market evolution that occurred post the financial crisis. Having been through the life cycle from start-up to sale and integration into a public company, Grant now focuses on using his experience to advise and support early stage businesses at the beginning of that journey. Areas of Expertise Electronic trading, fixed income, credit derivatives, interdealer brokerage, capital markets, senior management, strategic planning, generating liquidity in illiquid markets, international strategies. Education University of Auckland, BCom New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) http://www.tribecaangels.com Greg ObrienNoodle Partners Before this role, Greg O’Brien (Chief Operating Officer) was the Senior Vice President of QuinStreet, a leading performance media and marketing business. Greg previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the The CollegeBound Network LLC, an educational recruitment marketing company based in New York, where he led and managed the development of new products and services and grew the company’s client base across various sectors. Prior to joining CBN, Greg served as a Managing Director with McFarland Dewey & Co., LLC, a boutique investment bank, where he led the firm’s Education practice. Mr. O’Brien currently serves as adjunct faculty for UNC Chapel Hill’s MBA Program. He holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. www.noodle-partners.com Gregg ArchibaldGen2 Advisors Gregg Archibald is a marketing researcher and strategist dedicated to helping the research industry navigate the waves of change that are making the field both more challenging and more exciting. Gregg has spent most of his career helping Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies deepen their knowledge of consumer trends and insights and using that knowledge to drive profit and growth. At Gen2 Advisors he is dedicating his expertise and experience to fostering robust growth and healthy bottom lines in the research industry itself. After more than 20 years of experience with companies like AT&T, Capital One, Marriott, and GE Financial, the excitement and enthusiasm for marketing research is still there. He holds an MBA from the University of Memphis. He spends his time in Richmond, VA with his son and two dogs (one is a blue-ribbon Frisbee dog). Gregory KarelitzHubspot HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, 31,000+ customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot’s software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. HubSpot's software has helped companies worldwide change how they market and sell, while our innovative approach to company culture has helped redefine transparency and autonomy in the modern workplace. www.hubspot.com Guido GeisslerMacquarie Group Nathaniel Abrams is a vice president of JPMorgan Chase in New York, where he helps make strategic investments. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small-business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. www.macquarie.com/us/corporate Habib KairouzRho Capital Partners Habib is a Managing Partner of Rho Capital PartnersInc. a private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management and offices in New YorkPalo Alto and Montreal. Rho's business units span various classes of private equity investmentsincluding venture capital in early stage and growth equity technology and healthcare companies (Rho Ventures and Rho Canada)and fund investments in all classes of venture capital and private equity funds (Rho Fund Investors)." http://www.rho.com Hadley HarrisEniac Ventures Hadley was a two-time entrepreneur in the mobile technology space. From 2007-2011 he was an executive at Vlingoacquired by Nuance Communications for $22500where he held the roles of Head of Business & Market Strategy and Vice President of Marketing. At VlingoHadley was responsible for the firm’s user acquisition and monetization. In the early years Hadley also lead Vlingo’s efforts in business development and finance. After Vlingo he became CMO of Thumba mobile social platform that boasted the 2nd highest user engagement next to Facebook. At Thumb he was responsible for all of the company’s marketing and business development activities until they were acquired in spring of 2012 by Ypulse. Before heading to VlingoHadley worked at Charles River Ventures where he spent time helping with mobile investments while looking for a young startup to join. Prior to thatHadley held a variety of roles including Corporate Strategy for Samsung and Product Management at Microsoft. He began his career as a software developer and engineering team manager for Pegasystems." http://eniac.vc Haithem ElembabyHarbinger Strategy "As a startup founder with multiple exits, I think there are a lot of things broken with the way that entrepreneurs approach sales and marketing in today’s complex market. My team’s focus in 2018 is to make sure we can help as many people as we can scale their businesses without running out of money." http://harbingerstrategy.com Hannah OiknineBabbler Hannah previously worked at Growit Agencyan agency for French companies who enter the US marketas an account manager. Thenshe founded Babbler the first real-time media relations platform for the digital age and The only opt-in network that lets media and PR pros instantly share newscontent and messages in a single platform." http://babbler.fr Harry O'SullivanBowery Valuation Harry is the Vice President of Finance for Bowery Valuation. Their goal is to redefine the commercial appraisal space through big data, advanced technology, and extensive expertise. Their proprietary platform allows their appraisers to work smarter and faster, which means we can deliver unparalleled accuracy and consistency, in a fraction of the time. Previously, Harry was an associate at ff Venture Capital in 2016, where he was associate-managing the Due Diligence team. He primarily conducted analyses of new and follow-on investments, coordinated deal flow processes, helped source new deals, and worked closely with the AI NexusLab. http://boweryres.com Heather BinnieEmpire Angels Empire Angels is a member-led, New York City based angel group comprised of experienced young professionals who are attracted to making smart investments in early stage technology ventures with a focus on supporting young, US based entrepreneurs. The group is collaborative and open source, providing a democratic framework with highly filtered deal flow and member training. Empire Angels, through it’s individual members, typically invests between $100k and $250k in Seed, Seed+ and Series A rounds. EA invests in early stage, capital efficient companies led by dedicated, young founders with a clever solution, large target market and initial user engagement, as well as a clear path to meaningful revenue generation in the next 6-12 months. Empire Angels hosts monthly pitch sessions to screen start ups before pursuing due diligence and active negotiations. Empire Angels is not a fund and while members collaborate on due diligence, make individual investment decisions. http://empireangels.com Heather MyersSpark No. 9 Spark No. 9 helps design and launch businesses people love. We are delivering a new kind of strategy--the kind that is road-tested and instantly actionable. We help you find and keep your first customers. We develop creative campaigns to represent a range of positions for your product, we test them with potential customer targets, and we identify the match between product and customer that fits your business goals. Our rigorous in-market testing validates your customer strategy. The result: early traction, efficient spending, and risk-managed growth. Spark No. 9 is composed of a cross-disciplinary team of strategy & business experts, creative talent, customer acquisition specialists, and product developers who support every stage of new business development. http://sparkno9.com Henry TooleRRE Ventures Henry joined RRE in 2017, where he spends his time working with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of different industries. He is primarily focused on finding new opportunities in SaaS, FinTech, healthcare, and consumer, but will constantly be exploring new areas for investment. Henry started his career at Microsoft in strategy and marketing roles within the Windows and Devices organization. After that he joined Casper, where he worked on the data and analytics team. Henry graduated from Yale University with a BA in History. In his spare time you can find Henry snowboarding, golfing, listening to a good podcast, and occasionally traveling back home to Massachusetts. http://www.rre.com Hernan BotbolTaringa Hernán Botbol is an Argentine entrepreneur and current director of Taringa!. This 10-year-old website is the largest social network in Latin America. Botbol currently lives in Silicon Valleywhere he is leading the company's expansion to the region. In addition to Taringa!Hernán directs Wiroosa web hosting companythe record label 432 hzand the music streaming platform for Taringa! " taringa.net Hugh SeatonAquinas A lifelong learner, I'm passionate about creating systems&processes that make learning more effective, impactful and easier. I am lucky that I get to do that every day with our company, Aquinas. Working with rockstars in technology, learning science, and psychology, I have the privilege of seeing our team innovate solutions that address real needs in the corporate learning market. I believe immersive technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will change the way we experience new ideas and revolutionize learning. At the same time, new means of connecting workers to learning make learning reinforcement a powerful tool for training and workforce development. Advances in AI mean personalization of learning is poised to take entirely new directions. http://www.aquinas.io Hugo FacchinTry The World Innovative and problem-solving business executive, with major successes in international operations, supply chain management, product development and organizational design. Proven leadership and management expertise in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, leading and supporting exponential growth through disruptive product strategy paired with continuous supply chain optimization. Board member of several fast growing start-up, I am always savvy to tackle more challenges ! http://www.trytheworld.com Ian MyersSMBC Ian Myers is Corporate Advisory at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), working together with other members of the Group to offer customers highly sophisticated, comprehensive financial services globally. Prior to SMBC, Ian worked worked on the Stanford Silicon Valley New Japan Project designed to increase ties between Japan and Silicon Valley through networking, policy research, events, and academic inquiry at Stanford Asia Pacific Research Center. He holds MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. http://www.smbc.co.jp/global Ihar MahaniokFacebook Ihar is an Engineering Manager at Facebook and Angel Investor at Empire Angels. As an Engineering Manager at Facebook, he manages a team building a Facebook Local Discovery product, that helps Facebook users to find great local businesses, has overseen the launch of the "Local" bookmark in Facebook iOS & Android apps - which made the Facebook app one of the best tools to discover places nearby, and facilitated the launch of food ordering utility on the Facebook iOS & Android apps. As an Angel Investor at Empire Angels, for the last 6 years Ihar has invested in early stage startups that solve old problems in new ways and has an investment portfolio that includes companies such as Instacart, and Meldium and Screenhero which were both acquired. http://angel.co/mahaniok Ilan AbehasseraWillo Ilan previously founded Producteev acquired by Jive Software in November 2012. He has been an Business Angel in fantastic startups: Wit.ai (acq'd by Facebook) Sunrise (acq'd by Microsoft) Checkr.ioOKPandaCircaAlgolia and 15 others. www.willo.com Ilan ElbaseEffective Capital Ilan Elbase is the Founder and Managing Partner of Effective Capital since 2012. Ilan previously conducted numerous transactions as a Director at M&A boutique Financière Cambon for 5 years. He started his career in New York at Goldman Sachs and Calyon. Ilan graduated from ESSEC Business School and the University of Richmondwhere he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance." http://www.effective-capital.com Imraan AhmedRadius Ventures Imraan is a Principal with Radius. He is responsible for identifying and executing new investment opportunities and working closely with several Radius portfolio companies as a board observer or designee. A graduate from Columbia University in the City of New York, Imraan has additionally invested in multiple start-ups, including ACV auctions, HENRY the Dentist, and Maven Clinic. http://www.radiusventures.com Imre HildiCatapult In 2012Imre became CEO of iCatapulta tech accelerator and business development company which takes local (CEE-region) technologies to the global market. Imre is also the Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Primus Capitala Budapest-based venture capital funda serial entrepreneurand a business angel investing with a focus on mobile internet startups and projects. After earning a BS and an MBA at Cornell UniversityHild began at McKinseymoving on to the conduit securitization practice of Lehman Brothers. In 2003 he returned to Hungary and founded a number of innovative technology and real estate companies." http://www.icatapult.co Inaki BerenguerPixable Inaki is a Spanish entrepreneurfounder and CEO of Pixablea mobile startup founded in 2009 at MIT. Pixable is a mobile photo browser used by more than 7 million people to discover and enjoy social photos in a daily basis. The company raised over $7MM in venture capital from Highland Capital Partners and Menlo Ventures and has over 60 employees. Pixable was acquired in 2012 for $30MM by SingTelthe world's second largest telecom operator. He continues working at Pixable/SingTellaunching two new products internally: Photofeed and Contactive." http://www.pixable.com Ipek BakirEducation Consortium Ipek was most recently a member of the research team at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, where she conducted cost and efficiency analyses of educational programs. Irene FuchsGerman American Chamber of Commerce At the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) our mission is to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the US. Our own Startup and Entrepreneur Program (STEP) enables young companies to explore the US market and to test and adjust their business ideas. Join us for our conferences and events which provide an excellent platform for exclusive networking opportunities within the German American Business Community. http://www.gaccny.com/en Ishan SinhaPoint72 Ventures Ishan Sinha is a technology investor based out of NYC with experience in both public and private markets. He is broadly interested in the internet, fintech, and emerging markets. He received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Ishan is now an Associate at Point72 Ventures. Point72 Ventures is the early-stage venture capital strategy funded exclusively by Steve Cohen and eligible employees of Point72 Asset Management. They invest in emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the financial services industry. http://p72.vc Iulia MicVentureOut Iulia Mic is a Marketing Associate at VentureOut and is responsible for planning and implementing marketing campaigns, including content, social media, email, and web. Born in Romania, Iulia has recently joined the team in pursuit of her dream to work and gain international experience in NYC. Prior to VentureOut, Iulia spent the past few years working in marketing and sales and participating in cultural programs around the world. Iulia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s in Statistics. ventureoutny.com Ivan Cestero I'm a teacher, program manager and educational innovator working at a startup N-12 private school in NYC. I also work with Breaker, an ed startup, running design challenges and PD. My passion is for project-based and experiential education, particularly using the world of social innovation as a lens for real-world problem solving. I see design as a foundational tool for developing these critical non-cognitive or "soft" skills. My goal is to develop viable and scalable models for such work, for example with our current student-led Design 4 Impact startup. I arrived here by teaching in many different contexts and countries, on the one hand; and through my experience in the social enterprise space, on the other. Despite (or perhaps because of) the sad state of our institutionalized education at most ages, I feel it's a great time to be an ed innovator as experiential, emergent, network-based and public-facing work gains more currency. It's high time to revolutionize K12 ed, create new and hybrid models, and connect schooling with both industry and personal fulfillment. Ivy Teng LeiIvyTL Ivy is the Founder and CEO of IvyTL, with a goal to: identify, build, and set-up key tracking analytics and KPIs for publically-traded companies in Hong Kong; draft, refined and finalized public park experiences with New York City Housing Authority and partners; design branding, digital and traditional assets, including website and newspaper ads, for Brooklyn’s largest tutoring center; and establish brand guidelines, advertisements, and value proposition for Bay Ridge’s first dual-language preschool. After graduating from Pace University, Ivy has a lot of experience, working at IPG, Gap, and Ladder.io. Ivy also takes part in a lot of service work. Jabber Al-BihaniKomeeda Jabber Al-Bihani Jr. is a community builder developing meaningful relationships and experiences through the all-powerful food. Growing up in the diverse neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Jabber was exposed to global tastes at a young age. His appreciation for food was inspired by the flavorful dishes made by his friends’ immigrant mothers and the nostalgic stories and memories they shared with the feasts. After completing his studies in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Temple University, Jabber ventured off for his first backpacking trip through the Middle East and Europe. Further fascinated by food-centric cultures he encountered and memorable food adventures with fellow travelers; Jabber returned home with a new sense of purpose. Komeeda was created to recreate those food experiences he was enriched by throughout his life. Today, Jabber operates Komeeda with his skilled team and also operates as an experiential marketing, business development, and creative branding consultant for the culinary world. Through his works, he has created a “kommunity” comprised of restaurants, bakeries, chefs, foodies, and resources coming together to bring New Yorkers and it’s guests to the table for Fun Eating Experiences. http://www.komeeda.co Jack HidaryAlphabet X: AI@X & Quantum@X Jack has been recognized for his leadership by organizations such as the World Economic Forum and the National Committee on US-China Relations. He is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) a group created by President Bill Clinton to bring together government, the private sector, and non-profits to solve the big problems of our day. Jack studied at Columbia University and was awarded a fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study brain imaging. Jackson Snyder Jacob LoewensteinSamsung Next Jacob Loewenstein leads AR/VR business development and product strategy at Samsung Next, Samsung’s software and services innovation arm. He received his MBA at MIT Sloan, where he co-founded VR/AR@MIT, which is dedicated to fostering VR/AR/MR innovation. Additionally, he was a founding Co-Organizer of the Reality, Virtually Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, the biggest VR/AR hackathon. Prior to MIT, he worked in revenue strategy and business development at BuzzFeed and as a internal management consultant at Bridgewater Associates. He received his BA, Cum Laude, from Princeton University, where he studied the intersection of Media Theory and Public Policy. Jacob is based in New York and has previously lectured on VR and AR at AWE, AR in Action at NYU/MIT, Illuminate Global at Harvard, and Hacking Arts at the MIT Media Lab. He has also lectured on digital media at Princeton. http://samsungnext.com Jacob YormakStory Ventures Jacob is Founder & Partner at Story Ventures. Story is an early stage venture fund based in NYC. They invest activley in entrepreneurs with big visions that leverage technology and the proliferation of data to change the way people interact with the world. Sectors they have targeted include cybersecurityenergy infrastructuretelecompaymentslendingcomputer processingdata analytics/visualizationautonomous movement/connected carcomputer visionand urban infrastructure.Jacob's background as a lawyer for start-up companies allows Story Ventures to help founders navigate the often-overlooked day-to-day challenges of running a company (e.g. structuring financingsmaking executive hiresmanaging cap tablesand protecting IP)." www.storyventures.vc Jake DunlapSkaled Jake Dunlap is a top-level sales executive and entrepreneur with 12 years of experience, working with global 2000 and start-up companies, and specializing in talent acquisition, brand marketing, decision-making, operations, and sales processes. In 2013, he founded Skaled, a revenue-innovation firm focused on replicable ways to generate new customers for growing companies, as well as innovating sales process for established organizations. Previous to Skaled, Jake served as Head of Sales & Customer Success for Chartbeat, Vice President of Sales at Glassdoor, and Senior Sales Manager at CareerBuilder. Jake holds an MBA in international business from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, as well as a BS in entertainment management from Missouri State University. skaled.com Jake HendersonCurrent Relentlessly pursuing the agile, test-driven discipline of growth marketing, Jake is a life-long learner that continuously finds new ways to grow companies. Jake currently works for Current, a financial technology company that provides collaborative banking solutions, starting with a smart debit card and app for parents to provide better financial education for their kids. Before this, he worked at Ladder, a growth marketing agency that uses proprietary technology and data-driven strategy to increase your ROI. current.com Jake KuppermanRevel Ventures Jake is an investor with Revel Ventures. Jake LevineCapco Jake is A passionate, ambitious, and well-rounded leader with the desire to attain a successful career that will utilize his skills from previous professional experiences, along with his prior education and communication skills. He is currently working at Capco as Associate. Prior to Capco, he worked for Align, Eller College of Management, urboox.com, and Rentrak. He received B.A. in Marketing from University of Arizona, Eller College of Management. www.capco.com James HaftCryptoOracle James has been at the forefront of the global investment banking and venture capital industries, focusing on emerging markets and early stage finance in the digital, wireless, mobile media and communications businesses. He has been advisor to over 50 venture-backed entities, co-founded NXTPLabs, a leading tech accelerator in Latin America and co-founded PALcapital, a NY based merchant bank and early stage VC fund. Previously, James was the MD of Latin American Equity Capital Markets at INGBarings, Founder and MD of Emerging Markets Investment Banking at Furman Selz, and MD of Asian Investment Banking in Hong Kong for Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for the first listing of a Chinese company on the NYSE. He is a Founder and board member emeritus of Urban Arts Partnership and Chairman of the USA of WeForest. James received an AB in Economics and Art History from Vassar College and a JD/MBA from Emory University. cryptooracle.io James HillEdison Partners Currently sourcing investments for Healthcare ITInteractive MarketingFinTechand Enterprise 2.0. Perform financial analysisdue diligenceand market research for potential investments and portfolio companies. Research legal matters related to venture capital financingprivate equitymergers and acquisitionsinitial public offeringsand spin-offs. " www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonaldhill James SteinbergTrusu James is the Co-founder of Trusu. Trusu is digitizing imported goods all the way to the end customer in Asia. James TiengExceed Capital Partners James Tieng is a Managing Director and co-founder of Exceed Capital. He is a member of the Investment Committee. With over 12 years of investing experience, James has led and completed 14 platform transactions (majority and minority deals), having deployed over $1.5 billion of equity in education, software, business services, and digital media companies. His investments have ranged in enterprise value from less than $10 million to over $1 billion. James has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 10 public and private companies. Prior to joining Exceed, James was a Principal at Quad Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the education sector. Previously, he was with Apax Partners, where he focused on financial, business and digital services investments around the world. Prior to Apax, James was an investment professional at Irving Place Capital. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he worked on strategy, M&A and corporate finance engagements across a variety of industries. James received an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned an AB in Economics from Princeton University with certificates in Finance and Political Economy. http://exceedcapital.global Jamie FialkoffHIT Lab Prior to joining HITLAB, Jamie worked at Columbia Business School, where she designed and facilitated original learning programs on innovation for the Executive Education Program. Jamie is a licensed social worker and brings with her an extensive passion for improving the lives of others. Before her time at Columbia, she worked as an individual therapist, primarily with individuals with eating and weight disorders. In addition to working directly with clients, Jamie was involved in the research and design of a mobile health technology app as part of a novel treatment for eating disorders. She also has experience working with underserved youth and individuals with disabilities. Jamie received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. http://hitlab.org Jan ChmelíkCzechInvest Jan Chmelík serves as the Director of East Coast Operations at CzechInvest. Prior to his current role he was the Aerospace Sector Manager at CzechInvest, an Administrative Assistant at Siemens Czech Republic, and worked in intern capacities at CzechInvest and Czech Trade, and as a trainne at the European Development Agency. Jan received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in International Relations and European Studies from Metropolitan University Prague. http://www.czechinvest.org Jared KleeIBM Inorganic strategy, acquisitions and strategic partnerships lead for IBM Industry Platforms, including Watson Financial Services and Blockchain. Deep experience from strategy ideation and definition through deal execution. Previously AI product management and global sales leader. Launched, built, and led AI product and sales teams from product ideation through multi-million revenues. Deep AI and NLP expertise, sitting at the intersection of business need and technology potential. Governance board and lead for IBM Research initiatives to create the next generation technology for risk and compliance. Banking regulatory compliance domain expert, focused on the use of AI to improve quality and reduce cost for regulatory management and know your customer. www.ibm.com Jason BlackRRE Ventures Jason is an Analyst at RRE where he devotes much of his time to analyzing deals in machine learning, cybersecurity, and B2B SaaS. Prior to joining RRE, Jason worked at Microsoft where he developed Office’s first dedicated startup analysis and early warning system. Jason holds a BA from Harvard University in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science. While there, Jason founded the Harvard College Tech Review where he served as Editor-in-Chief, worked as a freelance designer and photographer and co-Founded two student startups. http://www.rre.com Jason E. KleinOn Grid Ventures LLC Jason E. Klein is an experienced media CEO and builder of digital and traditional businesses who has led two successful turnarounds. He is founder and CEO of On Grid Ventures LLCan advisory and investment firm in digital mediamarketingand information; a Managing Director at Empirical Media; a member of New York Angels; Board Member and Chair of External Relations for Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York; and a mentor at several NYC-area incubators. Mr. Klein holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Dartmouth Collegewhere he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in computer science. " http://www.ongridventures.com Jason HarrisFlatiron Investors Jason Harris is Venture Partner at Flatiron Investors. Prior to thathe worked in the strategic development department at GeistM. Before this he worked for 5 years as a trader at Amherst Securities Group. He is alsoa Certified Financial Analyst and earned his BS at New York University. " Jason PalmerNew Markets Venture Partners Jason Palmer is General Partner at New Markets Venture Partners, one of the nation’s leading education-focused venture capital firms. As a double-bottom line investor, New Markets focuses on innovative, high impact, early and growth stage edtech companies that improve student outcomes while building profitable organizations. Jason has been affiliated with New Markets since 2011 and became a General Partner in 2016 after three years at the Gates Foundation. Jason brings twenty years of experience as an education technology entrepreneur, executive, and investor, and focuses on fund strategy, supporting portfolio companies and leveraging deep connections with industry leaders. Jason holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and also serves on the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education Foundation Board. http://newmarketsvp.com Jason RazianoCorigin Jason Raziano is an Investor at Corigin Venturesa New York based early – stage venture capitol firm supporting founders who are impacting the future of consumer behavior and daily living. Prior to that Jason served as an associate at Primary Venture Partners while bringing experience in Derivatives and Foreign exchange with leading company’s such as BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley. Jason holds a B.S. in Finance from the Villanova University." http://www.corigin.com Jason ShumanCorigin Ventures Jason Shuman is the Venture Fellow at Corigin Ventures a Manhattan based investor of early-stage capital and support. Corigin seeks out tech-enabled startups in high-growth markets led by inspirational teams. Free of limited partners or sector constraintsCorigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments. As investors they leverage operational expertise and cross-industry relationships to assist in early stage growth" http://www.corigin.com/ventures Javier RosasSaleMove Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have worked with great people across different continents at innovative companies. As a sales leader and student of sales I am dedicated to the process and even more so the people involved. I am passionate about building high performing teams, turning promising ideas into reality and helping people around me get better. Top producer in every role as an individual contributor and built top teams at various stages to great success. Lead Top of the Funnel Sales (Lead Gen), Closers (Inside and Field), Sales Operations, and Customer Success teams. Specialties: Enterprise Software Sales/Saas Software; Experience selling to a wide range verticals including but not limited to healthcare specialties, hospitals, financial services, ecommerce, apparel, software, technology, manufacturing , agencies, universities, publishing... at all levels. Experience hiring, developing, and retaining talented sales professionals, business development, inside/outside sales, sales training, and sales process development. Jay HellerNasdaq Jay Heller is Head of IPO Execution Team & Capital Markets at Nasdaq with 20+ years of experience in the financial markets. His specialties include Trading, Banking, IPO's, Syndicate, and Equity Capital Markets, Sales - Financial Markets. Prior to Nasdaq, he was Director of Institutional Trading and Sales at American Capital Partners at American Capital Partners, a sell-side boutique that in addition to institutional and retail brokerage and trading services, also provides high-quality independent research and investment banking services. He received B.S. in Management Science & Economics from Kean University. http://www.nasdaq.com Jay KapoorMESA Global Jay Kapoor works as a Digital Media Advisor and Investor at MESA Global that focuses on investingcapital raising and advisory for startups in digital mediaentertainmentconsumer services with personal focus and ecpertise on opportunities in Sports Media and Live Entertainment" http://www.mesaglobal.com Jay PoBessemer Venture Bessemer Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm that invests in breakthrough consumer, enterprise and healthcare technology founders from our six offices around the globe: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Israel, and India. We admire those who aren’t afraid to break with convention and are driven to push the limits of what is possible with technology and product. Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Instructure (NYSE: INST), Mindbody (NASDAQ: MB), Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), Yelp (NYSE: YELP), LinkedIn, Pinterest, Blue Apron, Periscope, Twitch, Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) and Ovascience (NASDAQ: OVAS) are a few of the companies we have been fortunate to partner with. Founded in 1911, with $4.5 billion under management, Bessemer Venture Partners enjoys the longest running record of success in venture capital, tracing our roots back to the Carnegie Steel Empire. www.bvp.com Jay ZhouGranite Ventures Jay is an Investment Principal at Granite Venturesa venture capital firm that has managed over $1 billion and has invested in more than 200 technology companies. Past notable investments include: Siebel Systems (Acquired by Oracle for $5.8B)Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY)Convio (NASDAQ:CNVO)Mercury Interactive (Acquired by HP for $4.5B). Current Investments include: AnaplanSmuleHirevueTelltale Gamesetc. As an entrepreneur-turned-VCJay brings over 6 years of startup and venture capital experience." www.linkedin.com/in/jayzhaolinkedin Jayme TtsutsuseLadder ROI-driven growth marketer with experience generating and scaling new business revenue. As the first business development and marketing hire at three startups, I love testing new approaches, watching numbers excessively, and building campaigns that drive sustainable results. At IBM, I work on campaign strategy for IBM Z and LinuxONE. ladder.io Jeff FernandezGrovo Jeff Fernandez is passionate about empowering people to do their best work. In 2010, Jeff founded Grovo to reinvent learning for the enterprise. Today, the fast-growing SaaS startup provides companies in 190 countries with the learning technology, content, and expertise to effectively develop their people. Jeff is now a Board Member at Grovo after leading the company as its CEO for 7 years. Currently, Jeff is traveling and spending time with family before starting the next adventure. Prior to Grovo, Jeff served as product manager at Clickable (acquired by Syncapse), a web service that brings simplicity to online advertising. Previously, he led business development and sales for Doostang (acquired by Universum Global), an online career networking community. Originally from Dumont, N.J., Jeff graduated with highest honors from Harvard College, where he penned his thesis on maximizing human performance (Coaches' Motivational Techniques and Individual Athletic Performance). Jeff has spoken at events including TEDx, SXSW, Internet Week, and ASU+GSV, and has contributed to Inc, Fast Company, Forbes, and more. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Cori. Jeffery ToSalesforce Jeff brings industry solutions to market and drives rapid adoption. He is currently the Global Head of Insurance at Salesforce, partnering with top financial services companies and innovative solution providers to re-think digital experiences for employees and customers. Jeff founded FinTech Garage (www.fintechgarage.com) to work with emerging companies in AI, IoT, Blockchain, Telematics, RegTech, and process automation. Jeff was named one of ACORD's Top 10 InsurTech Leaders for 2017. He was an Innovator Award Winner at IBM and played executive roles in IBM's growth initiatives, including Smarter Cities, Smarter Healthcare, and the Retail Emerging Business Opportunity Group. Certified Trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, PMI-Agile Certified, LIMA-Certified Licensing Practitioner (Tech & Consumer Product Licensing), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), CPHIMS, ITIL V3. www.salesforce.com Jeffrey KaufmanGriffin Securities Mr. Kaufman joined Griffin Securities, in January 2013, as Managing Director. Mr. Kaufman has over 30 years’ experience in institutional sales, research and trading. Mr. Kaufman had been a partner at Kaufman Bros. for 9 years and played a major role in the development of the Company’s institutional sales, research and trading departments. Mr. Kaufman has been Managing Director, Institutional Sales at Morgan Joseph where he provided general investment banking services to numerous types of companies and played a major role in dozens of secondary’s and IPOs. Mr. Kaufman has been Senior Institutional Equity Salesperson at Moness, Crespi & Hardt & Co. where he specialized in research sales and trading. Mr. Kaufman earned a BBA from Baruch College, and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. http://www.griffinsecurities.com Jeffrey ReitmanNYCA Jeffrey Reitman is a Principal at Nyca Partners, a fintech focused venture capital firm. At Nyca, Jeffrey primarily spends his time working on investments in the Alternative Credit, Digital Advice and Financial Infrastructure sectors and has worked on many investments such as Acorns, Blend Labs, LeapYear, Orchard, Roofstock, True Accord, and Zendrive. Prior to joining Nyca, Jeffrey worked in J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group, focusing on the Specialty Finance sector. In his previous role, Jeffrey worked on transformative transactions such as Navient’s $7.3bn spin-off from Sallie Mae and Synchrony Financial’s $2.9bn IPO. Before J.P. Morgan, Jeffrey was a Co-founder, Board Member, and the Chief Technology Officer of GXStudios, Inc., a media and entertainment company responsible for creating massively multiplayer web-based games. Jeffrey received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Yale University. http://nycapartners.com%20 Jeffrey ShlefsteinWithum Based in Withum's New York office and a member of the Start up and Emerging Growth in Consumer Products and Technology groups, Jeff has over 25 years of professional accounting experience. He specializes in providing advisory services (accounting, audit and tax) to a variety of industries including retail, engineering and construction, technology (Israeli) and start-ups. He offers a hands-on approach and assists them with all of their financial matters, including but not limited to, tax strategies, business plans, mergers and acquisitions and sales of companies. www.withum.com Jennifer ChenDipp Jennifer is a Taiwanese-American entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in branding, UX/UI design, digital marketing, product development, business management, cross-country sourcing and terms of trade, tourism and technology innovations. She is the founder of dipp Inc. During her days in Asia, Jennifer ran an international import/export company, LS Asia, bridging SEA with Chinese lighting manufactures in sourcing, purchasing, cross-country shipments. Before founding dipp, Jennifer was a co-founder at a tourism cultural portal, WhirlingTurkey, based in Istanbul, promoting sustainable tourism and providing a fair wage to our destination specialists. Since October 2016, Jennifer's newest and latest venture is focus on revolutionizing digital advertising through high quality user-generated content. We focus on building an AI recommendation engine that programmatically pairs and distributes UGC with branded services to allow discovery and shopping in one. Jennifer is a passionate member in the startup ecosystem and is always available to offer her expertise to other fellow entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, branding and foreign trades. withdipp.com Jens DaumGerman American Chamber of Commerce Jens is the Senior Manager for the Legal Department and Business Development at the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). The GACC New York offers a wide range of services to the Northeastern and Western states. Benefiting from being close to Silicon Valley the California branch mainly supports trendsetting industry sectors such as IT, biotechnology, renewable energies, semiconductors, and nanotechnology. Jens received his Master's of Law from Fordham University before gaining a lot of experience as an Associate and Partner at Wendling & Coll. and Jung & Coll. http://www.gaccny.com/en Jeremy HarperER Accelerator Jeremy is a strategist with an analytical mind and passion for working with startups. Born in Canada and raised in LondonJeremy spends his spare time catching his breath on rugby and soccer fields across NYC. Prior to joining ERAJeremy has worked as a senior strategy consultant on the Booz Allen Hamilton team and as a communications planner with Unilever. Jeremy received a B.A. from Brown University." http://eranyc.com Jeremy RobbinsNYC Office of the Mayor Bloomberg & Executive Director Jeremy Robbins is a Policy Advisor and Special Counsel in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Director of the Partnership for a New American Economythe bipartisan coalition of more than 450 business leaders and mayors making the case that smarter immigration laws will help the companies better compete and create American jobs. Prior to joining New York City governmentJeremy clerked for a federal appellate judgepracticed law at a large national law firmand worked on human rights issues in Argentina. Jeremy holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School." http://www1.nyc.gov Jesse GlassEmpire Angels Jesse Glass is an active angel investor through the Empire Angels network. Empire Angels is a member-ledNew York City based angel group comprised of experienced young professionals who are attracted to making smart investments in early stage technology ventures with a focus on supporting youngUS based entrepreneurs. The group is collaborative and open sourceproviding a democratic framework with highly filtered deal flow and member training. Empire Angelsthrough it’s individual memberstypically invests between $50k and $150k in both seed and Series A rounds. " http://empireangels.com Jesse PodellStartupbootcamp FinTech Jesse is Managing Director for Startupbootcamp FinTech New York. He is responsible for all aspects of the program including startup outreach and working with its excellent partners. A lifetime New Yorker, Jesse spent twelve years in trading and business development roles at financial insitutions such as Jefferies, KCG and Susquehanna. In 2012 he entered the NYC fintech startup scene and has never looked back. Jesse is a founding board member of Hannah Banana Foundation, a non-profit that helps chronically and terminally ill patients when they're in care, and is a mentor for Career Gear, a national nonprofit organization offering interview clothing and job counseling to men in need. www.startupbootcamp.org Jessica Brondo DavidoffAdmittedly Jessica Brondo Davidoff is founder and CEO of Admittedly a venture-backed ed tech startup that offers a free platform for high school students on web and mobile that helps them get accepted to their dream colleges. Jessica Brondo Davidoff received her B.A. from Princeton University in Public & International Affairs." http://admittedly.com Jessica LinWorkbench I am a co-founder and VC at Work-Bench, an enterprise-focused venture fund and community in New York City. My investment area of focus is in future of work and future of teams. At Work-Bench, we have been building a new kind of enterprise venture fund that leads with community and that supports the greater NYC enterprise ecosystem, with our 32K sq ft home and hub for enterprise tech here in NYC, and 200+ events a year to bring together and connect leading enterprise startups and forward-thinking Fortune 500s. My role draws on my previous lives in both the corporate and startup worlds: in Learning & Development at Cisco Systems, and leading an innovation and design fellowship in South Africa at Harvard University. I am also a longtime GED instructor, and am passionate about transforming workforce development through tech. I believe teachers are key to closing the skills gap, and why I bring together educators and employers for Teacher's Tech Tours. http://work-bench.com Jessica Peltz-ZatuloveMDC Ventures Jessica Peltz is the Investment Director at kbs+ Venturesfocusing on sourcing deal flow and making investment recommendations for early stage tech startups looking to transform the media and advertising industry. She is a frequent speaker within the NYC startup communityand specializes in helping connect marketers with emerging technology. Jessica’s cutting edge collaborations were often featured in the trades such as MashableAdageMobile Marketerand Mediapost. Jessica has a BA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Businesswith a double concentration in Marketing and International Relations. " www.mdc-partners.com/about-mdc/ventures Jim HerboldHerbold Consulting Jim Herbold is a passionate go-to-market leader who fuses sophisticateddata-driven sales and marketing strategies with disruptive product inputs to yield hyper revenue growth. He has helped three companies achieve dramatic growth and exits: Box (A-round VP Sales hire to EVP Global Sales to IPO and $2BN+ valuation)EmailLabs (< $1MM to $20MMacquisition by Lyris)and AboveNet (E-round investorIPO$1.4BN acquisition by Metromedia Fiber Networks)." www.linkedin.com/in/jimherbold?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=0AP7&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A74035%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2C Jim SpaethSequent Partners Jim co-founded Sequent Partners over 13 years ago. During that time, he has consulted on media and brand metrics for many of the country’s foremost media, associations and marketers. Jim also founded USA TouchPoints, the cross-platform, consumer journey measurement system developed by Sequent Partners. Prior to co-founding Sequent Partners, Jim served as President of ARF, The Advertising Research Foundation, for seven years. Under Jim's leadership, ARF expanded its scope to incorporate all aspects of market research practice on a global basis, including marketing and media ROI, CRM, brand valuation, digital marketing and the transformation of the research function to a business discipline focused on value creation. Prior to his leadership role at ARF, Jim spent over a decade developing new research tools to improve clients' business performance at PEAC ViewFacts, ScanAmerica and ASI. He has also led the media research and planning function at General Foods and Young & Rubicam. Joanna SchneierCognotion Jo Schneier has been developing educational technology products since 2003. His primary focus has been on accelerating knowledge acquisition with populations that struggle in the classroom environment. Following two exits in the Ed Tech space, Jo went on to form a consultancy focused on patient behavioral change that worked in coordination with research scientists on topics like drug adherence. In 2013, he cofounded Cognotion and currently serves as CEO. Jo is a frequent speaker and mentor and has recently spoken at TEDMed, Lake Nona and StartupHealth JP Morgan. He is a mentor at Cornell, NYU, Columbia and Wharton. Cognotion is a Techstars and StartupHealth company and won the 1776 Challenge Cup. Joe DolceJoe Dolce Communications Public speaking isn't easy. That's because few of us are taught the basic rules of audience engagement no matter how much education we have. I started this company to change that. Our techniques are effective, easy to master, and will stay with you for life. We work collaboratively to ensure clients master best practices for connecting to audiences in seconds, telling memorable stories, using their bodies and voices to increase their presence, and marshaling their passion so that it energizes a room. Clients have told us repeatedly that our training makes a profound difference in the way they give presentations or talk to the media. Joe ManganelliCalculate Joe founded Calculate to enable startups and boutique businesses to better focus on what they do best by managing their financial operations and helping them make thoughtful data-backed decisions. Before founding Calculate, Joe was a Financial Planner and Analyst for Perella Weinberg Partners and Goldman Sachs for around 7 years. He received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. www.calculate.works Joe Meyer Joe Meyer is an experienced start-up CEOand former executive at several high-growth digital companies including HopStop (acquired by Apple)Quigo (acquired by AOL) and eBaywith a proven track record of launching new businessesgrowing trafficincreasing engagementraising venture capitalrecruiting teamsscaling revenue and achieving liquidity. Joe was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Crain's New York Businessand was #9 on Business Insider's 2013 "Silicon Alley 100" list (of the Top 100 executives in the NYC tech industry). Joe was also on the Board of Directors of Kalexo (acquired by Autodesk) and Belief Networks (acquired by Benefit Focus)and Board of Advisors of Adtuitive (acquired by Etsy). Joe is also the Co-Founder of ExecThread (http://www.execthread.org)a premium career network for high-calibre executives." http://execthread.org Joe RubinARC Angel Fund Joe spends most of his time working with investors and helping early-stage entrepreneurs and speaks at events such as the NYC Economic Dev. Corporation's Jumpstart & Fasttrac Program'sFashInvestConnecticut's CTech& is a Mentor to Angel Groups such as 37 Angels and TopStone Angels. Joe is also a Founding Partner of ARC Angel Fund I & IIseed tech funds based in NYC with Investments such as Upnext (acquired by Amazon), Medivo, Sidecar, Kanvas (acquired by AOL), YieldMo. Prior, he was a board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates and on the Investment Committee of Elevate Innovation Partners. http://www.arcangelfund.com Joel AlbarellaNew York Life Ventures Passionate, charismatic leader with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in the Insurance and Asset Management industries with a history of inspiring change and thriving in ambiguity. Founder & Leader of a successful Fortune 100 Corporate Venture Capital business (and R&D Lab); Action-oriented, metric driven, data enthusiast with optimistic tendencies, wide curiosities, broad perspectives and a deep respect for those who have come before. www.nylventures.com Joel BockDentons US LLP Joel is a leading technology attorney working with fortune 500, emerging growth and venture-backed companies, universities, and entrepreneurs. He assists companies with technology transactions, patent litigation, and patent prosecution. Mr. Bock also assists life sciences companies with licensing and development agreements and patent prosecution. He also assists clients with Intellectual Property strategy, including open source issues, trademark prosecution and copyright protection and enforcement issues. http://www.dentons.com John AzubuikeTCV John is Experienced Investment Professional with a demonstrated history of working on both early-stage Venture Capital and Leveraged Buyout deals. He is a former KEC Ventures analyst and associate John was a systems engineer at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) where he built inventory management and incubation software to automate the cell reprogramming process." www.tcv.com John BertonTribeca Angels Solo practitioner. He practiced corporate and securities law on Wall Street for many years, while also developing residential condominium lofts in Soho and Tribeca on the side, before opening his solo practice. Berton Law, formed in 2011, provides general corporate advice to starts up, small companies and individual entrepreneurs. John’s experience advising start-ups has sparked an interest in angel and early round investment. Prior to forming his own firm, John worked as in-house counsel at Jane Street Capital from 2008-2010, Goldman Sachs from 1997-2008, and was an associate at Clear Gottlieb from 1992-1998. A life-long New Yorker, John attended public schools and has never lived above 14th Street. He serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Washington Market School, the pre-eminent preschool in Tribeca, and also serves as trustee and treasurer for two international human rights advocacy groups: the Campaign for International Human Rights in Iran, and Justice Trust, which focuses on rights abuses in Myanmar. http://www.tribecaangels.com John Frankelff Venture Capital John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Mr. Frankel was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologieswhich was purchased by AOL in December 2007and in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ)which had a successful IPO in March 2011. He has also served and/or now serves on the boards of 500pxAdcadeApparel Media GroupAppyCoupleAlerts.comCentzyClearPath ImmigrationInfochimpsInteraXonGobblerKloutPatents.comParse.lyPhone.comQuigo TechnologiesStrongTechHe worked at GoldmanSachs & Co. for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology developmentreengineeringand capital markets. In particularhe established Goldman’s Cayman offshore administration businesstheir London global custody businessand reengineered their global prime brokerage business. " http://ffvc.com John LanahanLaunch Capital As an Senior Associate at Launch CapitalJohn Lanahan runs LaunchCapital's New York City officesourcing new deals and providing insight and due diligence on potential investments. Launch Capital prides themselves on taking a methodical approach when evaluating an investment opportunity." http://www.launchcapital.com John LynnThe Studio Project John’s mission is to align the future of work with the future of education, and he was featured on Forbes to talk about how acceleration at places like Studio Project and Techstars represents a new kind of educational model. He is also a veteran of the startup community and ready to talk all things entrepreneurship: in the past, he founded a company accepted to one of the world's top accelerators, closed term sheets, helped launch and manage the Techstars NYC program. He has engineered connections resulting in LP investments for venture capital funds (including the Techstars Venture Fund, $150mm), the creation of a Techstars company, angel investment for a mentor's new venture, and sourced co-founder relationships, c-suite hires, and first hires. http://www.studioproject.co John MatsonVoyagerHQ I’m the Managing Director for Voyager HQ, a club connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Since its inception two years ago when I started as Digital Director, Voyager HQ has grown to over 1,000 members, with a vibrant community workspace in the Flatiron/Chelsea area of Manhattan, the Voyager Clubhouse, that is home to 27 companies and over 70 members. I’m also the Co-Director for Startup Grind NYC, a global community in over 250 cities around the world, united by the mission of educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I helped launch and am now on the leadership council of a non-profit, the NYC Innovation Collective, a network of innovation leaders from over 80 incubators and accelerators coming together to raise the bar for entrepreneurial leadership. In my 5 to 9, I co-host a podcast called... 5 to 9, highlighting people who work on compelling side projects, whether artistic or entrepreneurial. On a simplistic level, I establish value propositions, create growth strategies, and leverage market opportunities to maximize profits. I like helping others do the same. My skillset and background are primarily in marketing, sales, and community development. Lots of hats, short on time. Music, art, and film lover. Design and coding enthusiast. www.voyagerhq.com John McEvoyTribeca Angels John is a passionateserial entrepreneur whosince 1999has started three companies focused on using technology to alter the traditional rhythms of the institutional finance space. His first ventureCreditex – a hybrid electronic and voice brokerage trading platform for the credit derivatives market – was acquired by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) in 2008 for over $600mm. More recentlyhe has been a founder and operating partner of eBond Advisorswhich is bringing financial technology to the product level of corporate bonds – creating a more liquid corporate bond for investors while lowering financing costs for large issuers. Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuitsJohn spent 13 years on Wall St at PaineWebberBankers Trustand Deutsche Bank in derivative structuring and sales. He has been an active angel investorboard memberand advisor to many young companies. He loves the entrepreneurial environment and processand is always willing to lend a hand or advice when asked. http://tribecaangels.com Johnathan MartinCeterus Jonathan Martin, Vice President of Business Development at Ceterus. Ceterus empowers entrepreneurs with niche-specific financial reporting and automated accounting. Driven by this mission, I work to provide our entrepreneur customers the most accurate, relevant information about their business while saving them precious time. http://www.ceterus.com Jonathan HarberStartEd Until 2014, Harber served as CEO of Pearson K12 Technology. Harber was the CEO and co-founder of Schoolnet, Inc., a company that helped school systems use data and assessment to increase academic achievement. Schoolnet was acquired by Pearson in 2011. Prior to Schoolnet, Harber lead two other edtech companies from founding to acquisition. Harber runs Harber Advisors, LLC, advising private equity funds and education companies on education-related transactions. For over 25 years, Jonathan D. Harber had been a pioneer in education innovation. As a successful entrepreneur and now a board member, consultant, mentor, and professor, he works to advance innovation in the field. www.started.com Jonathan CherkiContentSquare Jonathan is a dynamic young entrepreneur. Passionate about numbers and statistics, Jonathan Cherki founded ContentSquare straight out of ESSEC Business School in 2009. ContentSquare empowers every member of the digital team to optimize the customer journey and dramatically increase conversions. Jonathan has made ContentSquare a "life project" and is extremely attentive both to the market and online retailers' needs. He is a prominent member of the FrenchTech startup community and described by Gartner as one of the 4 Most Innovative Technologies in eCommerce, ContentSquare is the best way to learn how to make your customers happy. http://www.contentsquare.com Jonathan DrillingsRiverside Jonathon is a principal at Riverside Acceleration Capital, a Riverside Company fund, investing in Enterprise software companies at the early-growth phase. The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Most recently, Jonathon was with Comcast Ventures, also investing in enterprise software. He spent several years helping build start-ups as a product manager and ops processional, having been Director, Operations at Yext and Managing Director, Product Development for BrightWire. He led all product and engineering efforts at BrightWire, and managed all members of that team, after significant time as the organization's Product Manager. His prior experience includes several years in growth-stage Venture Capital at Investor Growth Capital (working primarily within the enterprise and SMB software sectors), Secondary Direct Venture Capital and general Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking. Jonathon graduated from Duke in 2004 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering www.riversidecompany.com Jonathan GordonNY Presbyterian Ventures Jonathan Gordon is Director of NYP Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of NewYork-Presbyterian, where, he is responsible for managing the hospital’s venture investment fund, building strategic partnerships and managing the hospital’s IP portfolio. http://www.nyp.org Jonathan StruhlIndicator Ventures Jonathan has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. His ability to listen and synthesize facts and expert opinionscoupled with his unparalleled resourcefulness is what underpins Indicator’s commitment to diligence and support for portfolio companies. He’s cautious to jump to a conclusion before he has interpreted all indicatorsbut is steadfast in his own convictions. Jonathan welcomes debate and ensures we explore all angles. Jonathan is a 5th generation entrepreneurand it’s evident each day he comes to work and interacts with founders and teams. " Jonathan ZisermannMediastay Jonathan is the Co-Founder of Mediastaya web company that enables brandsmediaand retailers to engage with over 25 million people through its casual gaming platform. He is also an angel investor and a member of the French startup accelerator 50 Partners.Jonathan graduated from EM Lyon Business School." http://mediastay.com Jordan GoldbergstickKcom Jordan Goldberg is the CEO of stickK. He graduated from Yale University in 2006 where he earned his BA in American Studies. Jordan is a recipient of Yale School of Management's Silver Anniversary Scholarshipa scholarship to the MBA program awarded to six undergraduate students each year. After completing the first year of his MBA programJordan decided to take a leave of absence from school to work full-time on stickK." http://www.stickk.com Jorge TorresVentureStack Jorge is a service professional with a background in venture capital and law practice. Most recently, Jorge provided capital to entrepreneurs as a venture partner at SILAS Capital, a New York firm that Jorge helped build into a trusted partner for entrepreneurs starting and scaling high-growth consumer businesses. As part of the team, Gorge invested in brands such as CASPER, RINGLY, TRACKSMITH, and others. Today, Gorge focuses on the talent side of the venture capital business by helping people enter the industry, advising fund entrepreneurs who are starting new firms, and teaching and mentoring students. Jorge’s current projects include helping InSITE Fellows scale across the U.S. its cutting-edge university-based entrepreneurship and venture capital programs for graduate students (MBA, MD, JD, Ph.D.). Jorge is also teaching the Business of Venture Capital at Yale, which is an introductory seminar on venture capital and innovation investing for undergraduates. Subscribe to Jorge’s newsletter, Venture Stack at venturestack.news for the latest. venturestack.co/?gi=71608bdd79fa Jose AguilarNestle Nutrition I'm a senior global marketing and commercial executive with extensive global experience conducting business in more than 60 countries, including ex-pat assignments. Passionate about building relevant brands that meet consumer needs . Skilled in effectively collaborating, coaching, mentoring and leading global cross-functional teams. Proven ability in unearthing and leveraging market insights and business acumen to develop impactful and innovative strategies that grow sales and market share in new and existing markets. Extensive knowledge in P&L management, brand management and innovation in leading Fortune 500 companies (Nestle, Abbott, General Mills, Bausch & Lomb, ManpowerGroup) across several categories including nutrition, health and wellness, food, OTC/science-based products, consumer goods and professional services. Strategic Planning - Brand Management and Innovation - Product Launches - New Markets Assessment - Portfolio Management - Geographic Expansion - Team Leadership - Global and Ex-Pat Experience - Financial Management http://Global%20Brand%20Managing%20Director Jose Aguilar RojasNestle Nutrition Jose is a senior global marketing and commercial executive with extensive global experience conducting business in more than 60 countriesincluding ex-pat assignments. He is passionate about building relevant brands that meet consumer needs. Jose has proven ability in unearthing and leveraging market insights and business acumen to develop impactful and innovative strategies that grow sales and market share in new and existing markets. He has extensive knowledge in P&L managementbrand management and innovation in leading Fortune 500 companies (NestleAbbottGeneral MillsBausch & LombManpowerGroup) across several categories including nutritionhealth and wellnessfoodOTC/science-based productsconsumer goods and professional services. " http://www.nestle.com/brands Jose de CaboOlapic José de Cabo is one of the three founders of Olapica software as a service company that specializes in allowing brands to engage and empower their communities by displaying their photo content on their properties and leveraging it twofold. Firstlythrough increased conversionas well as increased conversation around the brand. The Olapic founding team met at Columbia Business School where they began building the technology at the end of 2010 as they noticed the world was increasingly communicating in a visual fashion. Currently Olapic works with over 100 clients including CoachLululemonNew BalanceNasty GalReefGuessPepsiPeople magazine." www.olapic.com Josef FeldmanFundersGuild Josef Feldman is a partner of FundersGuild a NYC focused venture fund that provides outstanding tech founders unparalleled access to early stage investment opportunities. " http://fundersguild.com Joseph BrantukNasdaq Joseph Brantuk is Vice President at Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange market in the world by market capitalization, behind only New York Stock Exchange. The exchange platform is owned by the Nasdaq OMX Group. When the microprocessor was born in 1971, Nasdaq capitalized on the new technology by bringing all-electronic trading to the market. Later in the decade, this provided the likes of Apple and Microsoft with the means to raise capital that was previously unavailable to them. Today, Nasdaq is the leading technology and information services provider to the capital markets. http://www.nasdaq.com Joseph CoyneStudio VC Joseph is the PartnerChief Investment Officer at Studio VC, which is a venture fund that provides capital and operational guidance to growing companies with breakout potential. They take an active role in supporting entrepreneurs with strategic and product planning, business development, and marketing to influence positive outcomes. Joseph received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://www.studio.vc Joseph DanielsMcCarter & English As a business lawyer, Joseph represents startups 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 have led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. I have helped companies and private equity firms handle scores of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, Joseph has represented issuers and underwriters in dozens of 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. He is currently the Managing Partner at McCarter & English, a 400 lawyer firm with offices all over the world. www.mccarter.com Joseph SotoFacilitated Growth Joseph Soto is a Managing Partner at Facilitated Growth LLC a business and management consultancy that assists entrepreneurs in the maximization of profits and utilization of resources by providing the necessary tools for continual growth in a changing marketplace. He has worked as a Director and Treasurer at Superior Ostrich which was incorporated in Texas on August 6th 2013; however, operations commenced decades earlier. More over Joseph is also a Director and Advisor at Epica Medical Innovations that strives to improve the prognosis, hopes, and outcomes for humans and animals. He holds a B.S in Business Administration Management and Operations from Mercyhurst University. facilitatedgrowth.com Josh CohenGiant Innovation Joshua Cohen leverages his years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and adviser to give large organizations the tools and know how they need to move and act with speed, agility, and creativity. He guides GIANT Innovation’s clients to develop cutting edge products, services and business models with minimal resource expenditures using the same Lean Startup Methodology that he has applied in his startup career. www.giantinnovation.io Josh RochlinTeckst Josh Rochlin was an early pioneer in the New York Internet venture community, founding MyCalendar.com and serving as its CEO before selling it to Sports Huddle in 2001 (now owned by CBS). Josh then led business development and strategy at GoAmerica (GOAM), the first wireless internet service provider (now Purple Communications). Prior to IBM's acquisition of Teckst (formerly Xtify), Josh served as its founding CEO. Prior to joining Teckst, Josh served as the Chief Administrative Officer at Marc Ecko Enterprises, where he oversaw all non-apparel businesses and ventures. www.teckst.com Joshua CohenGIANT Innovation Joshua Cohen leverages his years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and adviser to give large organizations the tools and know how they need to move and act with speed, agility, and creativity. He guides GIANT Innovation’s clients to develop cutting edge products, services and business models with minimal resource expenditures using the same Lean Startup Methodology that he has applied in his startup career. Joshua has deep roots in technology-intensive sectors, having founded and built startups in both Europe and the U.S., including Germany-based iPharro, a spinoff of Germany’s world-renowned Fraunhofer Organization, and NYC-based Ganxy. He is the former co-head of US investments for SevenVentures, the venture capital division of one of Germany’s largest media companies. As an entrepreneur-in-residence, he’s worked as part of the core team at Citibank's D10X program, helping Citibank create and roll out an unprecedented number of new startups within the organization. Through many years of international work and living, he’s developed a deep global network and continues to advise startups and companies all over the world. A fluent German speaker (with a smattering of French), he is responsible for all of GIANT’s European practices. He serves as an adjunct professor at the European School of Management and Technology where he teaches entrepreneurship. Joshua is a graduate of Princeton University with an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and additional studies at the University of Cologne. www.giantinnovation.io Joshua NessVerizon Joshua Ness is an Open Innovation Manager with Verizon in New York City. He is also co-founder at StrategyHack and co-director for the NYC chapter of Startup Grind, a global community of entrepreneurs. He teaches enterprise teams how to drive intrapreneurship and collaborate with startups to create new markets for growth. He also works to educate, inspire, and connect people as a mentor and educator on topics like networking, corporate innovation, and growth. www.verizon.com/?lid=//global//residential Joshua NussbaumCompound Josh is a Partner at Compound, working on deal sourcing, diligence and helping portfolio companies with anything and everything that they may need. http://compound.vc Joshua RochlinTeckst Josh Rochlin was an early pioneer in the New York Internet venture community, founding MyCalendar.com and serving as its CEO before selling it to Sports Huddle in 2001 (now owned by CBS). Josh then led business development and strategy at GoAmerica (GOAM), the first wireless internet service provider (now Purple Communications). Prior to IBM's acquisition of Xtify, josh served as its founding CEO. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Josh practiced law at international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP. Josh serves on the board of directors of AVTV Networks and has previously served on the boards of Al Ahram Beverages and Hydron Technologies. teckst.com Joshua SchwartzEast Wind Advisors In 2002after 14 years of combined investment banking and corporate law experience at leading Wall Street firmsJosh formed East Wind AdvisorsLLC with a view towards bringing “bulge bracket” – quality services to emerging growthlower middle-market and late stage venture companies. Prior to forming East WindJosh worked for over seven years as an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. From 1998 to 2001Josh was a Managing Director in Bear Stearns' Media & Entertainment Investment Banking Groupwhere he initiated and led the firm's education & training practice and advised companies operating in various sectors of the media industryincluding broadcastingprogrammingand cable. From 1994 to 1998Josh worked in Bear Stearns' Emerging Markets Investment Banking Groupwhere he led teams responsible for raising over $1 billion of capital for Latin American companiesmany of which operated from Brazil. From 1987 to 1994 Josh was a Corporate Associate at the law firm of SkaddenArpsSlateMeagher & Flom. Josh’s firmand its principalsperiodically make equity investments in areas of interest." http://www.eastwindadvisors.com Joshua SiegelRubicon Venture Capital Joshua Siegel is General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capitala VC fund that invests in Later Stage Seed and Series A & B venture capital financing rounds of early stage disruptive technology companies. Rubicon only considers companies that have raised a minimum of $500k non-founder cash funding." http://rubicon.vc Joy MarcusGotham Ventures Joy Marcus joined Gotham Ventures as a Venture Partner in May 2011. She recently led the firm’s seed investment in Dailywortha digital media company focusing on the financial lives of women. Prior to joining DFJ Gotham VenturesJoy was General ManagerUS for video website Dailymotionfrom its US launch through its acquisition by Orange (France Telecom) in January 2011. Joy was named to the Digital Power 50 by the Hollywood Reporter in 2009 and 2010and is a regularly featured speaker at industry events including OMMANATPE and Digital Hollywood. She is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law. " http://gothamvc.com Julia CapalinoBloomerent Bloomerent was founded to reduce floral waste, send florists new business and save customers money. Our service connects event hosts with a hand-picked community of florists and allows them to share flowers arrangements between two events in close proximity. Flowers are used for only a few hours when they have a lifespan of 3-14 days. By sharing centerpieces, you not only give these blooms a second life but you save money for going green. Bundles by Bloomerent (https://bundles.bloomerent.com/), our newest product, allows customers to choose from three bundles that fit their budget and needs. The product is the first online platform with transparent floral pricing and turns a process that previously took months into a transaction that takes minutes. http://www.bloomerent.com Julian CounihanRed Sea Ventures Julian is Principal of Red Sea Ventureswhich invests in early stage technology-enabled companies that have the potential to transform industries and consumer experiences for the better." http://www.redseaventures.com Julian MoncadaLerer Hippeau Ventures Julian is an analyst at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. At LHV Julian is responsible for deal sourcingdeal execution and portfolio support. Julian is also an avid entrepreneurstarting multiple businesses throughout his high school and collegiate career. Most recentlyJulian began developing mobile applications and released his first app in Apple's App Store in July. Julian is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin." http://lererhippeau.com Julie BlancAquiline Julie joined the investment team of Aquiline Technology Growth in 2017. Prior to joining Aquiline, Julie was an investor at Accel in Palo Alto where she focused on high-growth SaaS, mobile, and internet businesses. Previously, she worked at Two Sigma Ventures investing in early-stage data science driven businesses. Julie began her career in venture capital at Insight Venture Partners. www.aquiline.com Julien VenezianoFueled The Fueled Collective, a coworking space in Manhattan, has long been ranked amongst the top workspaces in New York. It houses 35 of the most exciting startups in NYC. At The Collective, we share a love of plush leather couches, a fully stocked ice cream cart, ping pong tournaments, amazing views of downtown and a killer snack bar! We've invited some of the most disruptive, interesting startups in NYC to help build not just an office, but a community. It's a shared workspace where beautiful things are created. It's no wonder that Buzzfeed, Business Insider, and other major publications have called us “the coolest NYC workspace we've ever seen. fueled.com Julius JungJung Management Consulting Julius Jung is an internationally experienced entrepreneur and management consultant based out of New York City. He founded FeedbackNow Northeast USA in 2016 to manage the US-market entry for the Swiss start-up FeedbackNow. Since its launchHe is heavily involved in mentoring start-ups in the New York areahelping predominantly German start-ups to set foot on the US-market and he is now firmly planted in New York's vibrant start-up and German community. www.linkedin.com/in/juliusjung/en Jurja Julia CakaloGustav Kaeser Training International Working with Gustav Kaeser Training International (http://www.gustav-kaeser.com), guiding groups of professionals in self-development and in achieving full potential. Primary focus is Leadership and Sales Training for global corporations. Justin FrommAdvertiser Perceptions Justin Fromm is an experienced media executive and a leading expert in the Connected TV and SVOD space. Justin has extensive experience conducting strategic research on the value of TV and digital media as platforms for advertising, the marketing of televisual programming, and the effects of new technology on consumer behavior and the media industry. Justin has deep expertise in market research and has led the research work at advertising sales organizations within broadcast networks and OTT platforms. He has broad experience designing and leading research studies using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, biometric and lab-based measurement, and advanced analytical techniques. Justin GageAlgorithmia Justin Gage is an investor at Cornerstone. He works on analyzing early-stage deal flow of software companies in spaces like VR and Big Data and meeting cool people along the way. He helps source companies, does deep diligence on stuff Cornerstone's interested in, and research industries and geographies that might be relevant to the company. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and Data Science from NYU Stern School of Business. algorithmia.com Justin HendrixNYC Media Lab I'm Executive Director at NYC Media Lab. I connect companies seeking to advance emerging media technologies with New York City’s universities to drive technology entrepreneurship, R&D and innovation. Launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYU and Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing the universities of NYC and corporate members such as Associated Press, Audible, Hearst, ESPN, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Bloomberg, Weather Company, NBCUniversal, Viacom and Verizon. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to design to engineering, and its programs include seed R&D projects with member companies as well as The Combine, an early stage accelerator program that encourages digital media startup entrepreneurship and technology commercialization on the City’s campuses. Previously I was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist, where I directed prototyping and commercialization of new digital media business concepts. I completed a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. I live in Brooklyn. I tweet at @justinhendrix- opinions expressed here or there are solely my own. http://www.nycmedialab.org Justin KreamerNYCEDC Justin is the Vice President of NYCEDC, New York City Economic Development Corporation. NYCEDC consists of teams of skilled and dedicated individuals with know-how and expertise across many fields including community/neighborhood development, workforce development, real estate, industry and sector analysis, design, urban planning, marketing, engineering, financial analysis and more. He graduated from The George Washington University with a B.B.A. in International Business and Marketing. He also graduated N.Y.U. with an M.U.P. www.nycedc.com Karel SmékalMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Smékal is the Deputy Consul General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Prior to his current role he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for 5+ years as a Desk Officer for Mexico and Central America, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Albania, and a Desk Officer for Albania and Kosovo. He also is a member of the Board of Director on the European Procurement Forum. http://www.mzv.cz Karen MoonTrendalytics Karen is Co-founder and CEO of Trendalytics, a product intelligence engine that leverages machine learning to measure consumer demand for brands and products. She started her entrepreneurial ventures by founding StyleMusée, a visual portal to discover fashion social media by taste preference. At Goode Partners, she executed the firm’s investment in SkullCandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) and worked on the turnaround of a luxury specialty retailer. Previously she worked in Gap Inc.’s Corporate Strategy group, where she assessed acquisition and new retail concept opportunities such as Piperlime.com. www.trendalytics.co Karena WellsNBC Universal Karena joined NBCUniversal in 2013 and is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Investments in Digital Enterprises. In this role, she oversees NBCU’s relationship with digital platforms such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, and leads the company’s efforts in emerging categories such as voice, VR, AR and connected car. Previously, Karena was the Vice President of Strategy & Operations at Viacom where she ran the Music Group’s (MTV, VH1, CMT & LOGO) digital movie business, and led the launch of the Group’s first digital studio (MTV Other) and TVE app platform (iOS, Android & Xbox). Prior to moving into an operations role, she oversaw strategic and large-scale growth initiatives as part of MTVNetworks Corporate Strategy team. Karena is a graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts in Economics and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. http://www.nbcuniversal.com Karim FattalHOF Capital Karim is the Head of Operations at HOF Capital, a technology venture capital firm. HOF has a broad portfolio acceleration platform, including offices in New York (headquarters) and London and a venture partner network around the world. We are backed by leading multinational corporations across 14 countries and 6 continents, which view HOF as the best way to work with the US innovation economy. He received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the Bentley University. http://www.hofvc.com Kate Eberle WalkerBrooklyn Prospect Charter School Kate Eberle Walker is an Education CEO/Investor/Advisor, and for two years was CEO of The Princeton Review, a leading provider of tutoring, test prep and admissions services. Kate is very active in mentoring and supporting early stage edtech companies, and she also supports non-profit education initiatives through her work with the International School of Brooklyn and The Morgan Moses Foundation. Prior to TPR, Kate spent 8 years at Kaplan, where she managed M&A and investments, including the creation of the Kaplan-Techstars Edtech Accelerator. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is based in New York, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. www.brooklynprospect.org Kate HipwellUK Boarder Agency Kate Hipwell is the UK Border Agency's Regional Director for the Americas based at the British Consulate General in New Yorkmanaging UK visa operations in locations across North AmericaSouth America and the Caribbean. Kate has over 10 years experience in UK Government both in policy and operational roleswith an emphasis on immigration and border control. Previous roles include Private Secretary to the British Home Secretary andmost recentlyChief Operating Officer for UKBA at Heathrow Airport. Kate is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and the Université de Caen in France. She has lived in New York City since 2010." www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration Katelyn DonnellyDelivery Associates Katelyn is an investor, entrepreneur, and consultant with experience across the U.S., U.K., and emerging markets. She invests in early-stage, technology-enabled companies, often focused on blockchain enabled enterprise, financial services, education, and emerging markets. Katelyn also is a founding Partner of Delivery Associates, the leading public sector advisory firm focused on implementation of large-scale reform using data and monitoring technology. She co-founded and served as the Managing Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, a $65M venture fund that invests in education and edtech companies in emerging markets. Katelyn also led the initial strategy and implementation of Pearson’s global efficacy strategy with Sir Michael Barber and was on the founding team of the FT125 Club, a division of the Financial Times. Particular previous investments and board memberships include SPARK Schools, Avanti Learning Centers, APEC Schools, Omega Schools, and HarukaEDU. Katelyn started as a consultant at McKinsey in San Francisco. Katelyn is a Kauffman Fellow and was named to Corporate Venturing Power List and Forbes 30 Under 30. " www.deliveryassociates.com Kathleen Traynor DeRose Kathleen is currently serving as the Non-Exec Board Chairshe is also a board member and a CIO-type: senior global leadership roles in asset and wealth management: FinTech innovationtechnology and digital adaptationglobal multi-asset class investment strategy and process designbusiness leader (global strategyP&Lorganizationproduct design)researchthought leadership and client and marketing skills. " www.linkedin.com/in/kathleentraynorderose Kathleen UtechtCore Innovation Capital Kat Utecht is a Managing Partner at Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital firm investing in companies empowering small businesses and everyday Americans. Previously, Kat was both an investor and the Entrepreneur in Residence in the New York office of Comcast Ventures, first investing out of the main fund and then investing in and working closely with portfolio companies of the Catalyst Fund, an affiliated seed-stage fund of Comcast Ventures. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Kathleen worked in venture capital at Core Innovation Capital (it was so good, she went back for an encore) and WVP Ventures. Prior to her venture roles, Kathleen invested in and led Green Rock Entertainment, an online / offline commerce startup whose main product was Cahootie. She won Ernst & Young's Winning Women Award for its success. Before her operational adventure, Kathleen was an investment banker in the financial services group of Raymond James and a graduate of General Electric Capital's Financial Management Program. Kathleen holds a bachelor's degree from Babson College and an MBA from the Wharton School. She also holds a whole host of other roles including mentor at 37Angels and TechGirlz and East Coast board member of Astia. http://corevc.com Katie Frankelff Venture Capital Katie Frankel joined ff Venture Capital in March of 2010. Katie has experienced all sides of the venture capital world: she was a crucial part of the Quigo Technologies publisher development team. One of her most notable accomplishments was her contribution to the initial presentation to AOLwho ended up acquiring them. Katie was also a founder of The Trifecta Platforman advertising management companyas their Chief Analyst. She managed all the accounts of both the publishers and the advertisersbut was also responsible for creating marketing materialincluding the documents to be shown to potential investors. Katie received her BA in History from Quinnipiac University in 2009 after completing the four year program in three years." http://ffvc.com Kelly Hoeyjkellyhoey.co Listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/EntrepreneurshipKelly is a connection-maker and networking strategist. She has helped clients (ranging from Fortune 500 to fashion to private equity to AmLaw 200) with community engagement online and IRL. Kelly was the first president of global business networking group 85 Broads and worked directly with CEO/Founder Janet Hanson on network-building strategies and membership growth and expansion. Prior to her entrepreneurial leapKelly was immersed in the legal worldfirst as an attorney then in law firm management. She sits on the advisory boards of Lion’esque Style and The Levo League. Kelly is a member of the inaugural Pipeline Fellowship class of angel investors." http://jkellyhoey.co Kent KurtzPacific Advantage Capital Kent is a global financial leader with extensive trading experience generating profits and managing risk in derivative and cash markets. He has multi-asset class experienceboth buy side and sell side trading and management rolescovering fixed incomecreditand equity markets. http://www.pac-partners.com Kenza AdeidaLazare Consulting Lazare Consulting is an international boutique strategic advisory firm dedicated to helping innovative companies define their growth strategy, transform their business, improve their performance and expand internationally. We also advise companies on M&A transactions and access to capital. Born and educated in Europe and China, our Partners have grown their career across multiple markets and cultures in Asia, Europe and North-America and bring their experience of leading business across 50+ countries. Lazare Consulting is established in New York and Shanghai. lazare-consulting.com Keri HoytNoodle Keri Hoyt (President) started her career at The Princeton Review. During her 18-year tenure, she partnered with colleges and universities to help improve their marketing and admissions processes, helped build online programming, and honed her marketing and product-development skills. Keri joins Noodle Partners from Success Academies, where she ran 34 high-performing elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New York City. Kerry LangstaffXignite B2B technology marketing expert with 25+ years’ experience. Excellent understanding of SaaS, inside, direct and channel sales models. Track record of building and leading high-performance teams in fast-paced high growth environments. Demonstrated ability to create compelling product messaging for SMB and enterprise audiences, taking new products to market, category creation, and developing a solid pipeline of sales-ready leads. Passionate about aligning sales and marketing and closing deals! Experience at start-up and enterprise organizations ranging from 35 to 13,000 employees. Led teams of 1 to 25 people. Managed marketing budgets from $1M to $30M. Most excited by making a difference at emerging technology startups. Willing to be first marketing hire and do tactical execution while shaping messaging, delivering leads and building a company. Data driven, but also the creative big ideas generator. Not afraid to share opinions. Pragmatic operating style and can-do, fun attitude. http://www.xignite.com Kerry McIlroy37 Angels I am a business development executive with a background in startup operations, business development and the law. Currently, I am the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cooley LLP’s New York office. There, I assist high tech and emerging growth companies with business strategy, provide fundraising advice and make high impact, targeted business introductions. I work closely with entrepreneurs across a variety of industry sectors, including digital media, internet, e-commerce, enterprise, adtech, fintech and life sciences facilitating connections between fast-growing companies and legal, financial and strategic resources that fuel their growth. Additionally, I manage Cooley LLP’s relationships with technology and venture-focused organizations in the New York startup community. http://www.37angels.com Ketan BhallaEquityZen Ketan was the Chief Operating Officer at Sliced Investinga San Francisco-based fintech startup focused on simplifying hedge fund investing for accredited investors. He had broad responsibilitiesincluding product development and overall business operations. Prior to Sliced Investinghe was a Vice President and the Head of Business Management within J.P Morgan’s Alternative Investments Group. " www.linkedin.com/in/ketanbhalla Kevin BlombergClarity PR Clarity PR is the fastest growing PR agency in this year's PR Week Top 150. A global tech PR agency, Clarity PR specializes in fast-growth technology companies. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Berlin, and staff in most major European markets. Work with early-stage tech startups, through to large multinational organizations. And a reputation built on delivering high-profile media relations campaigns in mainstream media outlets, major technology blogs, business publications and vertical market trade press titles. http://www.clarity.pr Kevin McAlileyVeritas Strategies Kevin McAliley is passionate about building teams that grow innovative educational companies whose high quality but inexpensive products significantly improve student learning outcomes. He is currently the President at Veritas Strategies. Their mission is to get to know and understand their clients need, wants, and long-term goals. They want to help them develop, implement, and monitor a strategy that's designed to address their individual situation. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, English, and American literature from Harvard University, before graduating from Columbia University with an MBA. http://www.veritasstrategies.com/p/mission-statement Kevin SiskarFounder Institute Kevin Siskar is Managing Director of the Founder Institute in New York. He has built a portfolio of over 80 early stage companies and in 2016 he was named Best Startup Ecosystem Developer in the entire Founder Institute network, which has a global network across over 150 cities. You can find find him on Siskar.co talking startups, products, technology and services — and the people who build them. Kevin is also a Venture Partner at Outbound Ventures, the founder of Brinkway and a co-founder of the NYC Innovation Collective. For more information visit: http://www.siskar.co/about Kjael SkaalerudSkaled Kjael is passionate about business, as a blend of art and science to create and capture value. Most of his work involved advising growth stage companies (Series A+) on revenue-generating initiatives, ranging from go-to-market strategies and sales process to partnership channels and team building. He is currently a Consultant for Skaled, a modern sales-consulting firm that helps companies increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their sales organization with the use of sales technology. Skaled’s sales tech experts serve as a team extension to tackle and solve people and process challenges with technology. They generate double-digitit revenue growth for their clients while creating a healthier and more profitable sales and marketing organization in the process. http://skaled.com Krista ThormodsonPereg Ventures Krista is Principal at Pereg Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on identifying entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas that will transform the way the world markets. Pereg invests in businesses that solve real-world marketing and advertising problems, including market intelligence technologies, spend management tools, advertising solutions, and online and mobile enablers. http://peregventures.com Kristin CalveTopstone Angels After completing the Pipeline Fellowship in 2012Kristin decided to continue in Angel Investing and founded Topstone Angels. Kristin is a serial entrepreneur with experience in startupsmergersacquisitionsjoint venturesnew product developmentnonprofitsas well as commercial and residential real estate. She has extensive experience in both traditional and new mediaincluding executive positions at American Lawyer MediaThe Dealand A&E/The History Channel. Kristin’s nonprofit experience includes multiple terms as President of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk." about.me/kcalve Kristy LeongComcast Ventures After graduating from The Wharton School, Kristy has had a lot of experience in marketing and strategy. Her industry experience includes consumer products (CPG), healthcare, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals, mobile and social gaming, online publishing, and startups. Kristy also consults at Compass Pro Bono. She received her B.S. in Economics and Biological Basis of Behavior from The University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. from The Wharton School. http://comcastventures.com Krunali ParekhDentons Krunali Parekh provides marketing and business development support to professional service firms with a primary focus on commercial real estate and law firms. She has 8+ years and professional services marketing experience with focuses on event management, technology and content management; pitches and coordinating RFP responses. www.dentons.com/en/find-your-dentons-team/practices/venture-technology-and-emerging-growth-companies/regional-practices/venture-technology-and-emerging-growth-companies-in-the-united-states/startup-program-in-the-united-states Kumar DoraiswamiTribeca Angels Kumar is an entrepreneurial executive with strong interest in technology, data and finance. He has over twenty five years financial services experience and brings expert knowledge of exchange structures, hedge fund strategies, risk mitigation, structured products and quantitative finance. This includes derivatives research at Salomon Brothers; followed by sales & trading and strategic, executive management level experience at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and Natixis Capital Markets. Kumar also ran a quantitative hedge fund for several years and helped the electronic swap trading start-up TrueEX gain significant market share and traction in the competitive SEF market. Kumar is an active angel investor with a portfolio spread across finance, technology, biomedical and natural foods spaces. He loves the public equity markets and spends significant time on research and fundamental analysis of finance and technology companies. http://www.tribecaangels.com Laura PuglieseHITLAB As Deputy Director of Innovation Research, Laura leads HITLAB's mHealth and digital health research efforts. This includes conceptualizing, implementing and evaluating projects to improve healthcare worldwide. She brings a global perspective and a passion for strategizing innovative, stylish and resourceful solutions to pressing healthcare problems. Laura has studied, worked and traveled around the world. Before joining HITLAB, Laura provided qualitative research and strategic consulting for Oxfam and International Medical Corps, and led grants, new media and institutional development efforts for a non-profit working to expand education access in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also worked with Boston University School of Public Health to perform exploratory investigation of remote technology-driven solutions for disaster relief, and led award-winning independent qualitative research on patient-provider relationships in South Africa’s women’s health services. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master's degree in Public Health from Boston University. http://hitlab.org Laurette DelGuercio Laurette DelGuercio is a business development and strategy consultant to FinTech start-ups. Her focus is helping companies to identify growth opportunitiesdefine competitive advantage and establish strategic alliances and channel partnerships. Laurette was the CMO of Transactis where she managed the business development and strategic relationship management team growing the business to being ranked #121 in Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500 and #420 in Inc’s 2014 500 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. " www.linkedin.com/in/laurettedelguercio?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=BZSL&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A2376951%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx% Lawrence JohnsonMorningstar Lawrence Johnson Experienced in developing international ventures in China and Europe. He has Specialties in Diffusion of new technologies in uncharted markets Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. http://www.morningstar.com Len AdamsACG Resources Entrepreneur with experience in the Talent Acquisition, Executive Search and Staffing industries. Have started, built and successfully managed entities. Have successfully acquired and started 4 firms. Seeking acquisition opportunities in staffing space, joint ventures and new businesses. Also interested in Board Seats. Provides executive search & consulting services to companies of all sizes, including family owned businesses. Own several staffing and consulting firms providing search, staffing and consulting services to a variety of industries (Banking, Financial services, Compliance, Insurance,Broker Dealers ,Cyber Security, AI, Private Equity , Fraud, Luxury Goods, IT, Risk, Software companies, Foreign companies, Inbound foreign start ups, Start-ups, etc) Provides Executive Search assistance and advice to Private Equity firms seeking management changes to portfolio companies. Provides interim executive and temporary staffing services, executive search and general recruitment Leslie C. CohenMotivate Ms. Leslie C. Cohen is currently an Adjunct Professor at Parson School of Design at The New School served as the Executive Director at XRC Labs. She also acts as an Account Director at Taproot, providing pro-bono consulting services for non-profits in the social services and arts sectors. Ms. Cohen previously served as the Managing Director of Technology Ventures at IMG Artists. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of the development and launch of new technologies and digital strategies for artists and divisions. http://www.motivote.us Leslie RevittGAP Retail executive with experience in operations, marketing, strategy, innovation, and storeexperience. Passionate about consumer behavior, operational efficiency, and innovation. jobs.gapinc.com/gap-home Lexie KierThe AOK Group Lexie Kier is Managing Director of LaterPay USA, a micropayment company for digital content. Grounded in the patent-protected principal of "use now, pay later," LaterPay’s one-click system enables streamlined purchase of unbundled or rebundled content for any newspaper, magazine, blog, game or video. Before joining LaterPay, Lexie founded Cuurio, an index of startups and innovation platform helping bold brands find clarity, context, and connection. Cuurio helped a growing number of innovative brands and agencies (including Warner Brother, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, and J. Walter Thompson) to create vibrant native mobile partnerships that activated consumers in new channels. http://theaokgroup.com Lindsay Turkish7 For All Mankind In fall 2000, the landscape of premium denim was changed forever. Born in Los Angeles, California, 7 For All Mankind was the first company to bring premium denim to scale, putting L.A. on the map as the fashion authority of the west coast staple. 7 For All Mankind quickly earned an immediate following for its innovative use of fabrics, fit and finishes in denim. Twelve years later, the company still shows exponential growth, with extensions into sportswear, men, children, footwear, and accessories. Often nicknamed as "Sevens," the brand has become not only a household name, but a favorite among Hollywood elite, fashion editors and stylists. Our jeans have graced the bodies of notable female celebrities that include Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, and Kate Bosworth. Male celebrity fans include Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds and Penn Badgley. The company continues to be a force in the industry it brought to life, with innovative collaborations and partnerships. In 2012, 7 For All Mankind pushed the envelope of denim advertising even further, with a digital spring campaign imagined and directed by actor James Franco. Today, 7 For All Mankind is an international brand with over 100 retail locations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to our own brick and mortar stores and website, the brand is sold at luxury department stores and high end specialty boutiques around the world. 7 For All Mankind is in its second decade of business, and remains the leader in premium denim, and continues to push industry standards to a new level by being a hybrid brand of fashion and innovation. http://www.7forallmankind.com Lior GlassPwC Lior is working on developing technological and operational solutions in the Banking and Capital Markets space. He has been helped PwC establish joint business relationships with startups and develop Blockchain based solutionsand constantly look for ways to improve PwCs involvement in that field. " http://www.pwc.com Lisa ConnFWD.us Lisa Conn is the Northeast and Midwest Regional Director for FWD.us. Working to build a political infrastructure in the tech communityLisa brings to bear vast experience in community organizing and electoral politics. The veteran of three successful political campaignsLisa spent two years working for president Obama's 2012 re-election campaignfirst in Los Angelesand then as the Regional Field Director in the critical region of Broward CountyFlorida. From thereshe served as Campaign Manager for a competitive and victorious City Council race in Los Angeles. Lisa is a graduate of New York Universitywhere she studied Social and Cultural AnalysisAmerican Studiesand Metropolitan Studies." www.fwd.us Lisa PattiAccentC3 Lisa is the Founder and CEO of AccentC3. At AccentC3 the accent is on communication with their desired audience, clarity in their speech, and confidence communicating in a new cultural landscape. They have worked with people in several industries, from technology to finance, "big law" and healthcare. They also work with a global clientele from countries such as Brazil, Russia, China, France, and Italy. Lisa also has a lot of experience in this field. She graduated from The University of Cambridge with an ESOL Certificate in English Teaching to Adults. Lisa has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for many companies, even as an independent consultant. Apart from running AccentC3, Lisa is a communications coach at Starta Ventures and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. http://accentc3.com Livia MarottaLVMH As a MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS expert, I led the strategic planning, creative development, market planning, and execution of successful brand-building, PR, advertising, and other business development programs in North America. Most notable is my ability to integrate CLASSIC MARKETING EXPERTISE with leading-edge SOCIAL and DIGITAL MEDIA savvy to create fully integrated programs that dominate high-end, affluent customer markets. My specific areas of expertise include LUXURY GOODS (jewelry, fashion, fragrance, eyewear, accessories) in addition to the TECHNOLOGY and HOSPITALITY markets. My employers are some of the most well-respected in their markets, including Bulgari, Swarovski, Luxottica, TAG Heuer, LVMH, and Hill & Knowlton, for their iconic brands and market positions. The achievements that my teams and I delivered are significant: ► Hundreds of millions of dollars in product sales of iconic brands over the past 16 years ► Consistent ranking as #1/#2 for media coverage and editorial share of voice ► Strategic alliances with major corporations (Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Coach, Piaget, Warner Bros.) ► Management of high-profile celebrities, product ambassadors, and influencers (e.g., Brad Pitt, Tiger Woods, Jeff Gordon, Uma Thurman) ► Best-in-class relationships with prominent media outlets (Elle, Vogue, W, WSJ, NY Times, Conde Nast, Hearst) EXECUTIVE QUALIFICATIONS: ► Strategic Marketing, Multimedia Communications & New Business Development ► Brand Development, Architecture & Line Extension ► Start-Up Ventures, Turnarounds & Brand Revitalizations, Global Corporations ► Profit & Loss (P&L), Budgeting & Resource Allocation ► Public Relations, Special Events & Public Presentations (Corporate/Brand Spokesperson) ► Multigenerational Talent Recruitment, Training, Mentoring & Retention ► Private Equity (PE) & Venture Capital (VC) Consulting http://www.lvmh.com Liz ElkissU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Liz Elkiss currently serves the Obama Administration as Counselor to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In this roleher portfolio includes a variety of employment-based and high skilled immigration issues. Liz also leads USCIS's pioneering Entrepreneurs in Residence initiativewhich pairs top private sector talent with government experts on a team to streamline agency policies and practices related to startups and foreign entrepreneurs. Prior to USCISLiz practiced law at Hogan Lovells US LLP in WashingtonDC. Liz is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan law school." http://www.uscis.gov Logan CohenKUDZOO Logan is a driven professional with majors of finance and international business with a certificate in international bank management. She is Currently leveraging skills from business education to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. She is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of KUDZOO, an app that connects brands with Gen. Z through an educational lens. KUDZOO works with students, schools, and businesses to improve student engagement in & out of the classroom. Logan has the ability to develop relationships as well as work independently, strong communication and presentation skills, time management ability, high standards of integrity, analytical thinker, strives under pressure, passion for learning, team-oriented, creative and entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoys the challenge of formulating. www.kudzooapp.com Loren BusbyMid Atlantic Bio Angels Loren is an angel investor, part of the Mid Atlantic Bio Angels, an angel group focused exclusively on new and emerging life science companies. Beside investing, she serves as a Managing Member of Cresco Advisors. Ms. Busby provides financial and advisory services to fund mangers and small businesses under the moniker Cresco Advisor Loren VittetoeBowery Capital Loren is an associate at Bowery Capitala VC fund investing in early stage business software companies. Before bowery capitalLoren worked as a TMT investment banking associate and analyst at Goldman Sachs and a corporate finance at Groupon. She was also the investor relations analyst at Activision." Lou KernerCryptoOracle Lou Kerner has been a crypto enthusiast, investor and thought leader since 2013, and is recognized as one of the most influential crypto bloggers. Lou was previously a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israel Founders Syndicate, which invested in tech companies founded by Israelis. Prior to Flight VC, Lou was the Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund (SIF), which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Before SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. Prior to angel investing, Lou ran Bolt and .tv. Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media & tech companies for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch. Lou has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. cryptooracle.io Lucas GeigerWireline Lucas Geiger, a serial entrepreneur and software engineer, is the founder and CEO of Wireline, a cloud application marketplace for developers and businesses. Wireline is raising the largest open-source developer fund through an ICO. http://www.wireline.io Lucas NelsonGotham Ventures Lucas works most closely with Gotham Ventures Portfolio companies STELLAService and ADstruc as well as his angel investments in BranchDarkNetand WayWire. He is a Kauffman Fellowco-authored The Art of Software Security Testingchaired DefCon – the largest hacking convention in the US – for 10 yearsand has been a member of the NY tech community since 1999. Prior to coming to Gotham VenturesMr. Nelson was a senior manager for product security at Adobe following his time as an investment associate at US Venture Partners. Mr. Nelson received his B.S. from Purdue in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth." http://gothamvc.com Lucas TimberlakeFintech Ventures Fund Lucas Timberlake is the Director and the Chief Investment Officer at Fintech Ventures Fund. Prior to that, he worked as a Director at Fund That Flip. Lucas received a dual degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in the City of New York. Upon graduation, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Lucas is a fintech venture capital investor, with a specific focus on early-stage lending, payments, and insuretech companies. He is also a strategic adviser/mentor to the fintech and transportation technology communities. www.linkedin.com/in/lucasjtimberlake?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=PQm-&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A42290394%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3 Lucy YuAmazon Amazon Launchpad is a unique marketing program that showcases innovative products from startups to millions of Amazon customers. We work with over 100 venture capital firms, incubators, and accelerators, and have launched more than 15,000 unique products from over 2,100 start-ups globally. I lead our business development at Amazon Launchpad in which I work with our partners to bring on the best startups to the program. The program is created such that startups can have a dedicated storefront where customers can discover innovations anywhere from the world. We offer personalized on boarding experience, the ability to customize product pages, access to Amazon's global marketing and network. www.amazon.com Luis SanzOlapic Luis Sanz founded Olapic which increases sales and engagement for over 300+ brnads and retailers by intergrating customer photos into the shopping experience. Luis holds an B.A. in Telecommunicatoins and Data Processing from University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Colombia University." http://www.olapic.com Lukas PospichalGreenbook During my tenure as Managing Director, we have transformed GreenBook from its origins as a business directory into a leading marketing, content, and community platform serving the global insights industry. I received my graduate degree in management from the University of Economics in Prague and completed a marketing program at HEC in Paris. I love mountains, good beer, and refilling energy on hikes and bike trips with my family. Luke SandlerMcKinsey Luke is an investor and advisor for early stage ventures, PE and corporate media clients. Luke was formerly the market lead for McKinsey’s Fast Growth Tech practice serving consumer clients on a variety of growth and operational strategies. As an Engagement Manager he has experience leading digital strategy and transformation projects for consumer finance, media and telecom clients. Prior to McKinsey, Luke ran the digital media division of a Hollywood literary agency, consulting on digital video content, organization and advertising strategy for publishers and television networks in addition to representing IP for film/TV. Luke is a Feldberg Fellow of Columbia Business School and a Scholar of Merton College, Oxford. www.mckinsey.com Luna AtamianFWD.us Luna Atamian is the New York Regional Organizer for FWD.us. Working to build a political infrastructure in the booming New York City tech community Luna brings to bear diverse experiences in community organizinghuman rights and law. After graduating from Sorbonne Law School in ParisLuna gained valuable experience working both in law firms for corporations in Europe. She decided to come to the United States in 2012 to study human rights at Columbia University and today is happy to call herself a (transplanted) New Yorker. " FWD.us Lylan MastermanWhite Star Capital At White Star Capital, Lylan invests in Seed & Series A tech startups. He actively helps their portfolio companies succeed by sourcing investment opportunities and tries to be helpful to startups. He looks at companies across all tech sectors and tends to gravitate more towards startups in IoT, big data & analytics, fitness technology, proximity & beacons, adtech, and the ridiculously disruptive startups that don’t fit in a clear bucket. http://whitestarvc.com Lyron BentovimThe Glimpse Group Result oriented executive with strong strategy, finance, and operations background, proven track record and the ability to get things done in both private and public technology companies. Passionate leader with strong communication skills and extensive experience leading multinational organizations through Growth, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Integration, Turnarounds and other structural changes. Creative and driven with experience executing strategic initiatives, delivering bottom-line results and transforming them into shareholder value. www.theglimpsegroup.com Manuel Silva MartinezSantander InnoVentures Based in London, Manuel serves as a Partner at Santander InnoVentures which is Santander's global $100Mn FinTech fund started in July 2014. Building on the Bank’s philosophy of collaboration and partnership, the fund provides venture equity financing to FinTech startup companies in relevant areas to the Bank and helps them unlock all the value Santander has to offer. Each of our investments will have a sound financial case, but also a clear vision on how we can help a startup grow and scale. General themes of interest include digital delivery of financial services, e-commerce and payments, online lending, e-financial investments, and big data analytics. http://santanderinnoventures.com Marco SchnablautomotiveMastermind automotiveMastermind revolutionizes the way dealerships and manufacturers find, engage, and win customers by successfully leveraging Big Data Behavioral Analytics. Our proprietary technology analyzes years of customer, service, and market data to help understand and predict exactly which customers are ready to buy, the reasons why, and the key messages most likely to close the sale. automotiveMastermind is proven to grow your business, increase customer satisfaction, and retention. automotiveMastermind currently works with hundreds of dealerships from various automotive manufacturers, including Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and MINI with plans to further expand its OEM partnerships in 2017. automotiveMastermind is headquartered in New York City and San Francisco and has more than doubled its employee count in the last year. www.automotivemastermind.com Marcos DinnersteinNYVC After being an editor at Digital.com, Marcos is now an Executive Council Member at New York Venture Council, with experience at establishing processes and continually improving them. He is an effective Product Management team member, possessing a ‘Figure it out and get it done’ attitude. New York Venture Council members are leading NYC-area venture capitalists, family offices, angels, entrepreneurs, universities, media and professional advisors, all dedicated to increasing deal flow and ecosystem cooperation in the world's financial capital.