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From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

Wall Street to Silicon Alley

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

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From Wall Street to Silicon Alley
Wed., October 1st @ 7:30pm | Cooley LLP

A roundtable discussion with former investment bankers who made the leap into the world of startups

Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models, editing powerpoints and running "scenarios" then join four reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley and learn how you too can make the leap.

Roundtable participants:

Jameson Weber, Hightower
Jameson is Vice President of Business Development at Hightower, a venture backed technology start-up that has built the industry’s first cloud and mobile commercial leasing and asset management platform. Prior to joining Hightower, Jameson was a Vice President in Oaktree Capital Management’s Real Estate Opportunities group focused on identifying, evaluating and executing investment opportunities within the real estate space.  Before Oaktree, he worked in the real estate groups at Morgan Stanley and Cerberus Capital Management.  Jameson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California with emphasis in real estate and corporate finance.

Joe Johnson, Yipit
Joe focuses on product, growth, and analytics at Yipit, the largest aggregator of local deals in the United States.  Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors investment banking group at Wells Fargo Securities.  He graduated from Georgetown with a B.S. in Finance and International Business.  

Stephen Quaderer, AppNexus
Stephen is Director of Planning & Development at AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad tech company.  Previously Stephen worked in the Firmwide Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs, focusing on corporate development and corporate strategy.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 with a B.S. in Finance.

Moderator: Sameer Syed, Genesis Media
Sameer is Director of Business Development at Genesis Media, an Adtech startup changing the way publishers monetize content.  Prior to joining Genesis Media, Sameer was as an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan for three years and also spent a year in JPM's internal consulting program. Sameer is the organizer and founder of “Wall Street to Silicon Alley” quarterly roundtable. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.


Special thanks to our roundtable sponsor:

Cooley works with startups to launch dynamic new ventures and take them forward. They have been at it since the venture industry began, having formed America's first venture fund in Silicon Valley.

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When & Where

Cooley LLP
1114 Avenue of the Americas
46th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Wall Street to Silicon Alley

We are a community of current and ex-finance professionals bridging the gap between finance and tech.


Established in 2012, we have been holding various events that help bring together the finance and tech/startup communities in New York City.  


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