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Successful Capital Raising for Startups

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MSK's New York Office

437 Madison Ave, 25th Floor

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Please join us at MSK's New York office for a panel discussion focused on helping startup founders raise their first round of financing! The panel discussion will take place from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by a reception offering wine & light hors d'oeuvres.

Moderator:

Arina Shulga, Corporate and Securities Attorney at Michell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK)

Panelists:

Allison Kopf, CEO and Founder of Agrilyst, a startup that successfully raised several rounds of capital

Donna Redel, Board member of New York Angels, one of the longest running active angel groups in New York City that has invested over $100 million in entrepreneurial ventures

Sergey Gribov, Partner at Flint Capital, a VC fund focused on investing in early stage startups across the globe

Nitya Rajendran, Senior Associate at Tribeca Venture Partners that invests into early stage NYC-based startups

This event is geared primarily towards startup founders and investors.

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Allison Kopf is the founder and CEO of Agrilyst, the leading agriculture technology platform serving the fruit, vegetable, floriculture, cannabis, and hemp industries. Agrilyst won the highly coveted Disrupt Cup at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Kopf was recently named one of Forbes 2019 30 Under 30. Prior to founding Agrilyst, she helped BrightFarms become one of the leading indoor agriculture companies in the US. Allison serves on the boards of Cornell University's Controlled Environment Agriculture program and Santa Clara University's College of Arts and Sciences. She is a Techstars Farm to Fork mentor and holds a BS in Physics from Santa Clara University.

Sergey Gribov is a Partner at Flint Capital, an early stage venture fund which invests across USA, Israel and Europe. Sergey is also a board member at CyberX, Socure, BrandTotal and others. Sergey is a technology entrepreneur and investor with more than 20 years of experience. Over the years he has participated as a founder or a top manager in many startups in USA, Israel and Russia. Sergey has a lot of experience in IT, across sectors of software development, VoIP, bioinformatics, finance, internet, social networks and e-commerce. Sergey holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and B.Sc. in Computer Science and graduating Cum Laude from Beer-Sheva University.

Donna Redel is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange , The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel began a second career as a New York City based advisor and investor focusing on financial technology, blockchain and emerging technologies. She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member , the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee and co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee and chair of the Education Committee. Ms . Redel developed and is teaching at Fordham Law school and Fordham Gabelli Business a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Digital Assets. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, heath and promoting women’s leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an MBA from Columbia and a BA from Barnard College (Columbia).

Nitya Rajendran is a Senior Associate at Tribeca Venture Partners. She serves as a Board Observer at ACV Auctions and Domio. Prior to joining Tribeca Venture Partners, she was an investment banking analyst at Lazard where she received the André Meyer Fellowship. At Lazard, she worked on mergers and acquisitions as well as restructurings across numerous sectors within the Middle Market Group. Nitya graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Classics and a minor in Economics.

Arina Shulga is a Corporate and Securities Attorney with experience representing startups in corporate formation and capital raising transactions; angel investors and VC funds in making investments; crowdfunding portals; and participants in the digital asset economy. Before co-founding Ross & Shulga PLLC and a predecessor firm Shulga Law Firm PC, Ms. Shulga was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Ms. Shulga is active in the New York City startup community and is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. She also teaches Entrepreneurial Law at Fordham Law School.


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