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Raising Startup Funding in 2021

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Join us for a virtual night of networking and learning from an all-star panel. The event will be in this format.

Agenda:

6:30 - 6:45 pm EDT: Introduction and Networking

6:45 - 7:45 pm EDT: Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 pm EDT: Networking

Panelists:

1. Aaron Michel - Partner at 1984 Ventures

Aaron is a partner at 1984 Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm in San Francisco. Prior to that he founded PathSource, a venture-backed startup that rose to be the top career app in the Apple App Store and was acquired in 2017. He sits on the executive committee of San Francisco's workforce investment board. Named an Innovation Rockstar by the Boston Business Journal, Aaron has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company and a range of business outlets. He graduated from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

2. Amit Sridharan - Founding General Partner at First Rays Venture Partners

3. Dylan Itzikowitz - Investor at Expa (started by the founder of Uber)

Dylan Itzikowitz is an investor at Expa, where he works to identify and support talented founders for Expa's pre-seed investments. Expa is an early stage venture fund started by Garrett Camp (founder of Uber & StumbleUpon), to help founders take companies from ideas to scale. With a background in investing, Dylan previously led media and travel investments at Founders Factory in London, in partnership with the Guardian & easyJet respectively. Dylan is also the founder of, The Forward Movement, a social enterprise that promotes accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

4. David Mandel - Managing Partner at Emerging Ventures

Prior to his current career in venture capital, Mr. Mandel built, operated and exited 4 different successful businesses in the Insurance and Finance industries over a 28-year period; including growing Alliance United Insurance Company to over $450MM in annual premium and over 500 employees, before selling to Kemper Corp (KMPR) in 2015.

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Mandel is also a life-long investor, and technology enthusiast. He invested in over 500 early-stage startups to-date, and is now generally regarded as a thought-leader in the field.

5. Ashna Paul - Investment Manager at Plug And Play Connect

Ashna works as an Investment Manager at Plug And Play Connect, a new Plug and Play Tech Center program that aims to connect and support startup founders and future entrepreneurs from minority communities. She also hosts events and webinars featuring South Asian Founders and VCs on themes related to building and scaling tech startups.

6. David Segura - Investor & Entrepreneur

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