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Virtual Fundraising Conference

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$10 – $500

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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. Ben Narasin - General Partner at Tenacity Venture Capital

Ben Narasin is the Founder and General Partner of Tenacity Venture Capital, a pre-Series A venture fund. Immediately previously, Narasin wes a full time investor and Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the worlds largest and oldest traditional venture firms. A prolific entrepreneur and highly regarded early-stage investor with three decades of company-building expertise, Narasin has focused on emerging technologies and new markets throughout his investment career. With a portfolio comprising key early successes in some of today’s fastest growing sectors, such as fintech, digital marketplaces, mobile and connected devices. His overarchiing focus in seeking new investments is, in his words, “to find founders whho make me say wow.”

Narasin is a 25-year entrepreneur and 10-year early-stage investor. His knack for spotting emerging trends led him to make seed investments in companies like Dropcam, Lending Club, TellApart, Kabbage and Zenefits. Before NEA, Narasin served as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures, and was prior to that was President of TriplePoint Ventures, the equity arm of TriplePoint Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s seed funding investment activities.

Narasin’s path to investing is rooted in entrepreneurship. He founded several consumer companies before launching his investing career, including Fashionmall.com, one of the first e-commerce companies, which he founded in 1993 and led to a successful IPO in 1999. Narasin frequently writes and speaks about technology and investing, as well as food and wine, a lifelong passion. He holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.

2. Brad Menachemson - Strategic Early Seed Investor & Mentor

Brad is passionate about the notion and power established through the collective sharing of knowledge and along with his significant commercial track record in developing and growing brands both in Australia and abroad he enjoys acting as a strategic early seed investor and industry mentor.

What he loves to do:

> Mentor enthusiastic entrepreneurs in general business disciplines as well as strategic growth planning

> Invest in start up brands that show scalability and disruption within their industry

> Provide corporate governance at a board level

> Aid entrepreneurs in raising seed capital

> Add to his diverse portfolio as to work with a variety of entrepreneurs shoulder to shoulder

3. Victoria Mehran - Venture Partner at Expert Dojo

Victoria is a Venture Partner at Expert Dojo; over ten years of experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, and business development in various industries, including Sensor & Technology, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Asset Management, and Private Equity Industries in the UK, US, and Europe. Since 2018, she has been investing, mentoring, and advising women entrepreneurs in their journey.

4. Maximillian Diez - Real Estate Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Maximillian “Max” Diez is the CEO of Twenty Five Ventures, a consultancy that helps proptech and fintech startups scale their businesses. With 20-plus years in real estate as a broker, investor, advisor, and executive, he spent his first 11 years managing $32 million in assets. He has grown startups and established businesses alike and led them to acquisition. An alumnus of the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, an ambassador for Realtor.com, a contributor to Forbes, and a respected thought leader in real estate tech, Max lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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