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Investing and Funding Dynamics - Wharton Alumni Angel Network SoCal

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We Work Santa Monica 520 BROADWAY, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401

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Come meet some of SoCal’s top VCs and active angels in the Wharton Angel Network who are investing in local start-ups. Find out what they are looking to invest in, how they think about investments, and even the mistakes NOT to make.

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5:30-6:00PM Registration/Arrival

6:00-7:00PM Panel and Q&A
7:00-8:00PM: Reception with refreshments

Panelists Include:

Mr. David Waxman, Managing Partner, TenOneTen Ventures. David has nearly two decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David co-founded Firefly, an early pioneer in personalization and privacy technology. Firefly was acquired by Microsoft in 1998 where the company’s flagship product became the Microsoft Passport, the web’s first unified authentication and identity platform. After Firefly, David co-founded PeoplePC, a company dedicated to simplifying the process of joining the online world. PeoplePC served over 600,000 individual subscribers as well as Fortune 100 corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Vivendi Universal and Delta Air Lines. PeoplePC went public in 2001 and was acquired by Earthlink in 2002. In 2005, David co-founded SpotRunner, a Los Angeles-based technology company that worked to revolutionize the way advertising was created, planned, bought and sold. Since leaving Spot Runner, David has dedicated his time to helping entrepreneurs realize their goals. He is an active mentor in several prominent Los Angeles accelerators, including Amplify, LaunchPad LA, and MuckerLab. David lives in LA with his wife, three daughters, and a ludicrous number of pets.

Mr. Andres Diana, Seed Invest.. Andrés Diana is the Managing Director for SeedInvest Los Angeles. SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform connecting investors with high quality startups seeking funding. SeedInvest provides investors with insider access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities and makes investing in the asset class as easy as buying shares of stock.

Before joining SeedInvest in 2014, Andrés spent most of his career driving innovation in the public financial markets. In previous roles, he founded and managed a broker dealer and trading floor, and spent much of his career working as a quantitative proprietary trader in the equities markets. Andrés received his degree in entrepreneurship, information systems, and marketing from The Wharton School and loves all manner of action sports, especially Kitesurfing.

Mr. Ashwin Gonibeed. Ashwin is currently with T-Mobile, an executive in T-Mobile's executive rotational program that helps participants gain a broad view of the company/industry through 9 month stints across different front/product lines. Related to Angel Investing, he runs the WEMBA38 Class Angel Fund: http://www.wemba38angels.com/home.html.


Paid Premium Members attend for Free. To become a paid Wharton Angel, please go to http://www.whartonangelnetwork.co/ and join the SoCal chapter.

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