Funding: Seed to VCs - Funded Women Tech Startup & Leaders Panel
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
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Join us for our Women In Tech Network's Funding: Seed to VCs - Funded Women Tech Startup & Leaders Panel featuring women in Startups, Tech & Funders. Our panelists will discuss the process of funding.
(Almost Sold-out event with 1,152+ RSVPs)
Barbara Boxer (BELLE Capital USA Fund)
Ms. Boxer is a Managing Director of the Fund, one of the Managers of the General Partner and serves as LeBe Inc.'s chief executive officer. Ms. Boxer has more than 20 years experience in advising and investing in early stage companies. Ms. Boxer has served as vice chairman of the Investment Committee for BELLE Capital, LP. She is also the Founder and Managing Member of Women Angels, LLC, an investment group with more than 100 women investors in Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, Chicago IL, and Washington, DC. Women Angels, LLC is comprised of qualified women investors who only invest in women owned businesses. Women Angels has invested over $5 million in five women owned businesses since 2007, co-investing with a number of women-focused funds including Phenomenelle Angels Fund and BELLE Capital. Ms. Boxer is phasing out of Women Angels and inviting its members to become limited partners in the Fund.
Hildy Shandell has over two decades of success working with private and public technology companies in a multitude of operating, strategic, transactional and investing roles. She has worked with Numecent as our Chief Operating Officer since November of 2010.
Previously, Hildy was a Venture Partner with Opus Capital, a $1 billion early stage venture capital fund, where she sourced and evaluated investment opportunities in multiple enterprise and consumer markets. She has also advised start-ups on business and go-to-market strategy, potential strategic alliances and financial/operational infrastructure.
Previously, Hildy was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Genesis Microchip, where she was instrumental in the sale of the company to STMicroelectronics at a 65% premium to market, the largest industry premium in recent years. While at Genesis, she accelerated new product launches through a technology licensing program and designed an acquisition strategy to strengthen the company's portfolio of differentiated technology. Prior to Genesis, Ms. Shandell was Vice President of Corporate Development at Broadcom. In that role, she completed close to $300 million of acquisitions which achieved 80% of the targeted sources of value and 95% retention of key talent.
Before joining Broadcom, Hildy was Chief Operating Officer of 3Dlabs, having been promoted from CFO, to lead global operations. Prior roles included Managing Director of the Renaissance Fund, a $150 million private equity fund, and partner at two major international law firms.
7-8pm Check-in and Networking (Appetizers, Delectable Desserts & Wine will be served)
8-9:30pm Panel and Q&A
- 9:30-10pm More Networking: Wrap up the evening with conversations with your like-minded Tech Startups Peeps
In attendance will be Venture Capital Partners and Angel Investors for over 10+ firms. Also mix and mingle with Entrepreneurs and Start-up company representatives from over 100 companies.
Who Will Attend:
Tech startups, venture capitalists, angels, small business owners, media and entertainment professionals, retail owners, entrepreneurs, mobile, Internet, digital media, startups, service providers, legal, financial services, banks, investors.
Impressive list of attendees (Plus myriad of Women Entrepreneurs/Tech Startups): Evite (Acquired by Liberty Media), DocStoc, Goldman Sachs, ShoeDazzle, Adly, Merrill Lynch, ShowKit, Deutsche Bank, Hulu, Busby, Applliq, TigerText, Scopely, Advanstar Communications (Acquisition: ENK International), Fan Appz, JP Morgan, Demand Media, Sensing Places, The Walt Disney Company, Go Fast Pay, Preact (Launch Pad LA), J. Hilburn, Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP, Tiger Lead Solutions (Acquired by Move Inc.), FullScreen, Hautelook (Acquired by Nordstrom), Knoll, Ernst & Young, The Israel Conference, Numecent, Manatt, CAA Venture, Taurus Capital Management, YourKidVid, Fandango, Patch of Land, City National Bank, Otozip, Gadbys Affair LLC, Stubbs Alderton, Consul Representative (Startup Community abroad) and more
Investors, Startups, Corporate Execs can apply to speak on our panels. We are seeking investors, angels, VCs, strategic investors and successful entrepreneurs for a panel discussion. Send email with subject line: ¨Speaker¨ with title, biography and areas of expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org
RECOMMENDED PARKING: Parking Options: On-street metered parking (After 6pm -No Fee)
Sponsors: Table sponsors get a table to showcase your product, demo, flyers, giveaways, food during the networking before and after the panel, plus their logo on the promo materials. Contact email@example.com with SPONSOR for additional sponsorship.
Women In Tech Network is a panel series in LA dedicated to connecting leading women entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and professionals with one another through educational networking and relationship building events.
Run by LA Tech Leaders:
Marina Lee (Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of WomenInTechNetwork.com & StartupsEdge.com, Board of Directors, C & Company, Contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine, The Glass Hammer, Business News Daily and Book: Women Change The World -May 2014), E3 Event with 150 Game Industry Executives,
Media Partner of DEWexpo, Vator - Splash, Launch Fest & Hackathon, OC Mobile Conference, LA Game Conference and The Israel Conference, Advisor for C-Launcher Startups Competition - C Launcher Awards and Silicon Beach Event, Committee Team: Toshiba Golf Classics - 250 Executive Women - 3rd Annual Women's Business Day and Golf Clinic, Founder & Executive Producer of Interviews Featuring: Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki & Dr. Deepak Chopra, Events: Tony Blair (Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) & Vincente Fox (Former President of Mexico), Howard Marks (Legendary Investor and Billionaire, founder of Oaktree Capital), Paul Yanover (President at Fandango CEO & Former Disney Exec). Senior Executives of Fortune 500 Companies, Tech Startups and more
Women In Tech Network fosters business opportunity and growth for LA's enterprising female community. We are the connective-tissue between Women Co-Led Companies & Funding Resources. In addition, our mission is to galvanize and bring together VCs & Angel Investors and bring new investment funds to help grow our LA Tech Startup Ecosystem.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
“Elance is proud to support this event and will be providing appetizers and wine for all in attendance. Elance is an online freelance marketplace where you can hire the skills your business needs instantly. Over half a million entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses like yours are hiring from a pool of over 2.6 million professional freelancers to augment and flexibly scale their teams. In addition, Elance is providing a $50 credit towards your first hire.
Thanks to our Community Supporters:
Pay it Forward Labs is a movement who want to help you grow your business by providing you with the cornerstones of success, Networking, Mentorship, Education and Referrals. Its our privilage to love what we do and do what we love.
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business' interests and issues facing the community. We provide the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a healthy local economy and quality of life.
When & Where
Women In Tech Network
Women In Tech Network http://womentechinvestorspanel.eventbrite.com/
Past Panelists - General Assembly Los Angeles & Women In Tech Network Present: Inaugural Women Investor Panel Event
Renee LaBran - Rustic Canyon & Fontis Partners, Victoria Cheng - Core Innovation Capital, Alyse Killeen - Clearstone Venture Partners, Alexa Fischer - Correlation Ventures & Eva Ho - Susa Ventures (Sold-Out - Full House - Standing Room Only with 206 Past Attendees - Here are some notables): Venture Capital Partners and Angel Investors for over 10+ firms. Also mix and mingle with Entrepreneurs and Start-up company representatives from over 100 companies.
Impressive list of attendees came to our Inaugural Women Investors Event (Plus myriad of Women Entrepreneurs/Tech Startups): Evite (Acquired by Liberty Media), ShoeDazzle, Siemer Ventures, Mobile Roadie, Hulu, Scopely, Advanstar Communications (Acquisition: ENK International), Fan Appz, JP Morgan, Three Square Inc, Buyerly, The Walt Disney Company, Preact (Launch Pad LA), Grandpoint Bank, Otozip, Cornerstone, J. Hilburn, Hautelook (Acquired by Nordstrom), Ernst & Young, Numecent, Philosophie, Goldman Sachs, Taurus Capital Management, Fandango, Merrill Lynch, Mayor Eric Garcetti Office, Henrik & Dr. Geeta Fisker (Fisker Automotive & Tesla Motors), Consul Representative (Startup Community abroad) and more (Plus a Rocketfeller)
Women In Tech Network is dedicated to connecting leading women entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and professionals with one another through educational networking and relationship building events. Run by LA Tech Leader Marina Lee (Founder of WomenInTechNetwork.com & StartupsEdge.com)
Women In Tech Network fosters business opportunity and growth for LA's enterprising female community. Our mission is to be the connective-tissue between Women Co-Led Companies and Investors. In addition, we galvanize and bring together VCs & Angel Investors and bring new investment funds to help grow our LA Tech Startup Ecosystem.
Past Panelists: Thought Leaders, Movers & Shakers and Headliners like Billionaire, Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Paul Yanover (President, Fandango), Howard Marks (Legendary Investor and Billionaire, founder of Oaktree Capital), VK Raman (Current VP of Foundry Engineering at Broadcom and VP of Procurement at Broadcom), Rocco Fabiano (Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. & President, Qualcomm Retail Solutions, Inc.), Sriram Viswanathan (Ex-Senior VP of Intel under Arvind Sodhani. Ran half of Intel Capital, now has a startup advisory/VC firm called Indusage) and Nagraj Kashyap (Vice President of Qualcomm Ventures).