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San Francisco VC Fast Pitch Conference

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San Francisco State University Downtown Campus

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San Francisco, CA 94103

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Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the San Francisco Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference.

Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the west and has raised millions of dollars for start ups as a direct result of our fast pitch conferences.

Investor Panel:

Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners

Scott Kelly Founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, is a 25 year fundraising, marketing, sales, training and publicity veteran. Scott has raised millions of dollars in capital for disruptive companies, garnered national media coverage for hundreds of regional and national brands and generated millions of dollars in revenues for the companies he has represented. He has also trained over 1,000 sales people and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe.

Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law

Michael Hool is our founding Partner and is a pioneer in the field of venture formation and financing in the Southwest and California. Michael works with select companies as an advisor, legal counsel and periodically serves in executive and board capacities. Michael practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial representation, securities, finance and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and all aspects of counseling emerging companies. He represents both issuing companies and investors in a large variety of financing transactions. In the past fiscal reporting year, the firm has assisted entrepreneurs in over $187 million in funding transactions and has assisted funds raise over $100 million for investment in emerging companies.

Michael represents or advises accelerators, incubators, and has formed three active angel investment groups, including ATIF (predecessor to AzTech Investors) and Canyon Angels. Michael has chaired or served on the board of Arizona Venture Capital Conference, BioAccel, AzTech Investors, Canyon Angels, and the Indus Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hool is currently active in formation of three separate seed stage investment funds. Mr. Hool is highly sought after as a speaker and author of papers on a broad variety of topics. Michael is also active as an investor in a growing portfolio of emerging companies.

Jordan Wahbeh, Managing Partner Bay Angels

Jordan partners with startups grow, scale, and focus on achieving their objectives through operations, fund raising, business development, product development, and team leadership. As an experienced leader, advisor, and mentor, he assists or leads in business operations, business development, org transformation, customer management, and team growth. He is a partner and executive director at Bay Angels, and has a small portfolio of companies he works with. Most recent is his work with VCs and Accelerators in Silicon Valley, Dubai, Jordan, Kuwait, and European groups.

His 20+ years’ experience includes hands-on work, and leadership in high-demand, fast-paced, or structured environments in engineering, business, SW development, IT, Hi-Tech, Big Data/Analytics, IoT, Smart Home, and manufacturing.

For newly established companies already showing significant progress, BayAngels provides the necessary funding to help them reach the next stage of their growth. Our investors have helped infuse dozens of early stage companies with the capital necessary to accelerate their success.

Mike Walsh, Structure VC

Mike has designed missile defense systems, designed and sold air and water pollution control systems and was an early angel investor in Salesforce.com. After a decade of software sales and sales management, Mike successfully founded and sold an enterprise social networking company, while attending business school at Haas and Columbia University. Following the sale of Leverage, Mike focused his efforts on investing and was a first round investor in Uber. Leveraging his early investment success and love for helping early stage companies, Mike launched Structure Capital in June of 2013 and invested in 50 companies during the first year of business.

Sasha Talebi, Founder/Managing Partner of Sequence Venture Group

Sasha Talebi is founder and Managing Partner of Sequence Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital investment and advisory firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Talebi has launched or helped fund operating companies across a range of industries including ecommerce, wireless, mobile, enterprise software, financial services, healthcare services, clean energy, social media, and data analytics.

In conjunction with his work in the startup community, Mr. Talebi plays a critical role in technology transfer and commercialization of advanced integrative science projects through his relationships with university research groups, private think tanks and academic institutions.

Mr. Talebi serves on the boards of several venture-backed companies, non-profit organizations and public-private partnerships.

Prior to launching Sequence, he managed investment portfolios for hedge funds of various strategies on behalf of multinational family offices and private banks.

Mr. Talebi is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where he earned a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Management.

Mar Perez, InCube Ventures and VentureHealth

Mar Perez is an Principal for InCube Ventures and VentureHealth, investment funds focused on disruptive healthcare innovation based in San Jose, California. In her role, Mar wears multiple hats – from screening over 500 deals per year and managing due diligence to speaking in public forums and building relationships with Limited Partners. She also manages the Fund’s online presence, and contributes to organizational strategy. She is passionate about breakthroughs that can change medicine. She has spent her career in life sciences, most recently in governmental relations and sales with Johnson & Johnson. When Mar heard about VentureHealth, she fell in love with the opportunity to help investors and entrepreneurs dramatically improve the lives of patients

Prior to joining VentureHealth, Mar earned an international MBA from a joint program of the ADM Business School and UC Riverside. Her earlier academic training focused on business management, at the Universidad San Pablo CEU.

Born and raised in Spain, Mar lived in Australia and the United Kingdom prior to relocating to Silicon Valley, California – her current home.

Jun Li, Wisemount Capital

Jun Li is founder and General Partner of Wisemont Capital, a VC fund focused on early stage technology startups, especially in B2B and enterprise software, IoT, and healthcare.

Previously she is a Sr. Vice President of Beyondsoft (002649.SZ) and managing partner of Beyondsoft US Startup investment. She has over 16 years industry experience in Enterprise Software and Services. Before managing Beyondsoft US investment, Jun led Beyondsoft US Strategic Account Business Group, and grew its business from $3million to $65million. She had experience of building and leading a high performance team of over 2000 people. Her Microsoft Practice team had received 2014 Global Preferred Supplier Excellence Award. Jun often consults Fortune 500 companies and Startups on their China goto market strategy. Before joining Beyondsoft, she worked at Microsoft and CompareNet.

Jun is also a member of Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC), mentoring and contributing to the startups communities in both US and China for many years.

SURAJ RAJWANI - DoubleRock General Partner

Suraj is the co-founder and managing partner of DoubleRock. He has over ten years of management, investment, and M&A experience in Silicon Valley, China, and India. He was previously the Managing Director of the Global Entrepreneurs Network Organization (GENO) in Singapore. Suraj is an expert on multinational company branding, exit strategies, and deal origination.

OlegKoujikov - Managing Partner Maxfield Capital Partners

Oleg Koujikov is a partner at Maxfield Capital where his investments include drchrono, Machinioand iodine. Prior to that, he was investing in the likes of Zone Labs, Musicmatch and Atom Films within several venture settings including Intel Capital. Early in his career, Oleg worked as an investment banker in London, a product manager in Chicago and an architect in Paris. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Terri Hanson Mead is the Managing Partner of Class Bravo Ventures

A consulting company that provides IT strategy and IT compliance services in the life sciences space in addition to expert witness consulting services. She is an active angel investor, former Vice President of Sand Hill Angels, an EIR with Tech Futures Group, a podcaster (Piloting Your Life), a speaker, a blogger, and regularly advises early stage startups across all sectors. Terri invests in early stage digital health startups, specifically FemTech and PediaTech. In her spare time, Terri flies helicopters. She is passionate about supporting, and advocating for, under-represented founders and investors.

Matt Greenleaf - Founding Partner of Magic Carpet Capital
Matt is the Founding Partner of Magic Carpet Capital, a hybridized venture-hedge fund founded with Y Combinator alumni. Magic Carpet invests in pre-seed and seed stage companies, with an additional focus on emerging markets and minority founded startups. Prior to VC, Matt started TEDxSFState, SF Hacks and INCUBED, to build the foundation for entrepreneurship and innovation at San Francisco State University.

Additional investor panelists to be announced soon!

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Scott Kelly, CEO
Black Dog Venture Partners

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