From Wall Street to Silicon Alley
Tuesday, February 28th @ 7pm | WeWork
A roundtable discussion with former investment bankers & finance professionals who made the leap into the world of startups
Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models, editing powerpoints & running 'scenarios' then join reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley & learn how you too can make the leap. #WStoSA
**Attendance is capped to create an intimate roundtable. No walk-ins will be accommodated.
Charlie O'Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures -
Charlie is the sole Partner & Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The fund makes seed & pre-seed investments & was the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born & raised. Brooklyn Bridge invested in the first rounds of Canary, Orchard Platform, Tinybop, Hungryroot, Clubhouse, Ringly, & goTenna among others. He previously had investment roles at Union Square Ventures & First Round Capital. Charlie started his career at General Motors Asset Management's Private Equity Group, where he did investment analysis work on late stage VC investments, buyouts & secondary fund investments. He holds a BS in Finance from Fordham University.
Gesche Haas, Dreamers // Doers -
Gesche is the founder of Trailblazer Ventures, a startup studio/lab, that incubates companies in-house with the mission of increasing the # of successful ventures launched by women. The lab's first product, Dreamers // Doers, is a global high-impact community of entrepreneurial, trailblazing, women. Gesche Haas is an entrepreneur highly committed to creating social change, & re-defining realities. Prior to founding Dreamers // Doers, Gesche held senior positions at multiple venture-backed startups in roles covering growth, strategy, finance, business operations, business development, & more. She also spent five years as an investor at a healthcare-focused hedge fund (~$3bn AUM, SAC spin-off).Gesche holds a BBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Lee Moulton, Breather -
Lee is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Breather, a start-up providing hourly office & relaxation space rentals in metropolitan cities. Prior to joining Breather, Lee spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs working in various capacities including as a Client Strategist for the Chairman & CEO of the firm. He also spent time as a member of the Institutional Sales team in the firm's Asset Management Division. Lee holds a BA from Amherst College.
Moderator: Sameer Syed, Google
Sameer works in Strategic Partnerships at Google, where he is responsible for building, managing, & growing partnerships with Google's strategic digital media partners. Previously, Sameer worked in business development roles at Tremor Video & at ad tech startup, Genesis Media. He began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan. Sameer is the organizer & founder of Wall Street to Silicon Alley. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Special thanks to our roundtable sponsor: WeWork
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