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Virtual Fundraising Conference

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Join us for a virtual night of networking and learning from an all-star panel.

Agenda:

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

6:45 - 7:50 pm EDT: Panel Discussion & Startup Pitches

7:50 - 8:00 pm EDT: Networking

Panelists:

1. Jared Yellin - CEO & Co-Founder of 10X Incubator

Non-techy tech Co-Founder of dozens of companies, Jared brings an extremely unique perspective to launching tech companies that cash flow and scale rapidly. With his ability to build a team, create a culture of excellence, and lead a movement of fellow tech co-founders, he has become most known for his commitment to successfully launch 10,000 tech companies in 10 years.

2. Mark D. Crawford - Managing Director at STANLEY Ventures

Mark has invested capital in all stages of the corporate lifecycle - from seed to mature. He has been involved in seed, growth, buyout, distressed, and recap situations at the Associate, Vice President, and Director levels.

Mark is a Managing Director at STANLEY Ventures and is based in Sunnyvale, California. He is responsible for bring technology and innovation to Stanley Black & Decker and leading the corporate venture capital practice in the Silicon Valley region. Prior to his tenure at STANLEY Ventures, Mark worked at Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation.

Previously, Mark led a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies based in the Midwest. In addition, he worked at an investment fund focused on the manufacturing, B2C, government contracting, and logistics sectors.

Mark currently serves on the Boards of Fort Robotics, FreeWire, Hivot, and Prieto Battery.

3. Mary Curtis - Partner at Mighty Capital

4. Chase Ross Emanuel - Venture Community at Alto & Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Chase leads venture community at Alto by day, scouts for Lightspeed Venture Partners by night, and was a travel tech founder in a past life. He's previously held partnerships and business development roles at Carta, Galvanize, and the NYC Mayor's Office. Today he invests in pre-seed and seed stage founders primarily building venture scalable subscription, consumer fintech, and future of work companies.

5. Nisha Desai - Managing Partner at Andav Capital

Nisha Desai is Managing Partner of Andav Capital, a New York-based investment and advisory firm for early stage tech-enabled companies.

Prior to her role leading Andav Capital, Ms. Desai was a Director at Deutsche Bank, where she managed a firm-wide restructuring program pursuant to a $19.7M Consent Order, advised senior management and Board members on multi-billion-dollar investments and complex cross-border deal structures, and represented the firm in industry and regulatory discussions. Previously, Ms. Desai served as a Vice President at J.P. Morgan, where she led a global remediation program pursuant to $225M Consent Orders, advised on restructuring the investment bank under Dodd-Frank, and was seconded to the CIO-losses “London Whale” Crisis Management Taskforce, where she also supported CEO Jamie Dimon during his Congressional testimony. Earlier in her career, she worked on financial litigation and white-collar criminal actions at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; in consultative sales and business development at Google Inc.; and as a pre-revenue Founding Team Member (“Employee #4”) at Sweetgreen, a startup now valued at $1.6B. Previously, Ms. Desai served as U.S. Congressional staff for civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and judicial staff for a Public Defender’s Office and Superior Court in Georgia.

Ms. Desai holds an M.B.A. with Distinction in Finance, Operations, and Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. with Honors in International Politics from Georgetown University. She has served on the boards of various companies and nonprofits and currently serves as a non-residential Fellow with the Atlantic Council, a global think tank. She is an active member of the CFA Society of New York and an advisor, judge, and mentor with Techstars, SAP, SAP.io, Microsoft, Google for Startups, Maryland FounderTrac, NY Fashion Tech Lab, and various startups and investment firms.

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