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StartOut San Francisco presents Venture Capital 2017

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

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Join us for a candid conversation with top LGBTQ VCs in the valley. A great event for those that want to understand how to approach VC and learn what are the key element that a VC looks in a startup.

As always we will provide networking opportunities at the beginning and end of the panel.

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Mike Sullivan is a partner and head of the Corporate Group in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on representing emerging companies, entrepreneurs and angels/venture capital funds. Mike has led hundreds of financing and M&A transactions for emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, particularly in the software, satellite/space, mobile, digital media, cleantech and food/wine/spirits sectors.

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Patrick Chung is founding partner of Xfund, the early-stage venture capital firm spun out of NEA, Accel, and Breyer Capital. Prior to Xfund, Patrick was a partner at NEA and led the firm’s consumer and seed investment practices. He is a director of 23andMe, Philo, and Ravel Law, and is actively involved with CrowdMed, Curalate, Guideline, Halo Neuro, IFTTT, Landit, Rock Health, ThirdLove, Upworthy, and Zumper. Past investments include Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn), Loopt (acquired by Green Dot), GoodGuide (acquired by Underwriters Laboratories), Xfire (acquired by Viacom), and Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM). Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies. Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Patrick was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Patrick earned his A.B. degree at Harvard College in Environmental Science. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, an elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College.

Chirag Chotalia joined DFJ in 2016, coming from Pritzker Group Venture Capital in Los Angeles. While at Pritzker, he was instrumental in building the firm's west coast consumer and digital media practice. He sourced and led the firm's investments in Casper, The Honest Company, HelloGiggles (Time, Inc.), Hollar, PureWow, Raden, and Retention Science; and supported Pritzker's investment in Dollar Shave Club (Unilever).
Chirag also worked at CVC Capital Partners, Europe's largest private equity firm, and at Charlesbank Capital Partners. Chirag started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Chirag holds a BA in economics and diaspora studies from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in entrepreneurial management.
Chirag was named one of LA's top 10 innovators to watch by the Los Angeles Times. He is also a member of Swarthmore College's alumni council.

Tiffany Aike Ho is an investment associate at Sherpa Capital. Before joining Sherpa, Tiffany spent most of her career at J.P. Morgan, where she played various intra-preneurial roles across the bank. In 2014, she helped launch the Investment Bank's 150-person cross-asset electronic trading desk, named Execution Services. As Chief of Staff to the CEO of Chase Digital within the Consumer Bank, she led initial development for major strategic projects such as Chase Pay and web-and-mobile bank account opening.


She also previously served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at a private fund/incubator. From her experiences, Tiffany developed expertise in early-stage scaling, where she took an idea to market-launch and managed all aspects from product development, strategy, and everything in between.


Tiffany is a graduate of Yale University, where she was an active entrepreneur. During her time at Yale, Tiffany co-founded a variety of companies - ranging from an education nonprofit to materials science R&D firm to a restaurant - of which 2 are still operational today.


Tiffany and her partner live in San Francisco.

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