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Virtual Venture Capital Panel and Pitch Night

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1. JACQUELINE BENNETT – Managing Partner, Highlands Venture Partners

Jacqueline’s career spans multiple disciplines and geographies, including private equity, investment banking, and operations. Over the past two years, Jacqueline has invested in and advised dozens of companies and teams in emerging categories. Before co-founding Highlands Venture Partners, she was a Director at Sands Lane Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in cannabis, hemp and ancillary companies. At Sands Lane she was responsible for fund formation, originating investments and general management. Prior to Sands Lane, she launched the East Coast arm of ELLO Capital, a cannabis investment bank, where she built and lead a team to source and execute transactions.

She previously worked at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank in New York where she advised early stage disruptive companies and consumer & retail clients on private placements, M&A, leveraged buyouts and IPOs and was selected for key internal leadership initiatives including technology innovation and resource management. Prior to this, she spent two years at Credit Suisse in private equity coverage and three years in San Francisco leading strategic and finance efforts at Viator, a venture funded high growth ecommerce company that was acquired by TripAdvisor. Jacqueline started her career as an equity capital markets analyst at Babcock & Brown, a leading merchant bank, in Sydney.

2. Elena Gantvarg - Principal | Flint Capital

VC investor with over 15 years of experience in enterprise software, startups and management consulting, spanning US, Europe and Israel.

The main areas of expertise include Digital Health, enterprise software and SaaS.

3. Jay Gould - Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Jay Gould is an entrepreneur and an active angel investor (invested in 70+ startups). Jay was a finalist to the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the Year, named to the NJBIZ 40 under Forty, and many other awards. Previously, Jay founded Yashi, which was acquired in 2015 for $33 million in cash. Yashi was a 4x Inc 500 award recipient. Prior to Yashi, Jay founded the first video sharing site on the web, which he sold. Jay also founded an early dating site and an early social network, both acquired.

4. Shila Nieves Burney - General Partner Zane Venture Fund

Shila Nieves Burney, Award Winning project manager, investor, mentor & advisor brings 20+ years of professional career experience working alongside leading organizations and exceptional talent. She creates solutions that address disparities through investment in human capital. Shila's super-power is connecting individuals and organizations across the globe.

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