Join WAMVentures Forum on November 15 (Wednesday 6-9pm) & meet investors involved in AI, Machine Learning & Future Tech! Meet investors Erik Nordlander, Engineering Partner - GV (Google Ventures); Elizabeth Galbut, Managing Partner - SoGal Ventures & Pano Anthos, Founder & Managing Director - XRC Labs.
Erik Nordlander, Engineering Partner - GV
Erik joined the GV team in 2010 as an engineering partner. He is based out of New York City. Along with his technical knowledge, he brings expertise in building top notch engineering teams & scaling complex systems.
Prior to joining GV, Erik led the team that built Google's next generation display ad serving system. He helped Google's acquisition & technical integration for Doubleclick (DCLK) & led a team that built statistical modeling & machine learning models for Google's ad businesses. Erik was also a developer on Google's core engineering infrastructure, including a distributed file system that key products, such as Google.com & Gmail, rely on today.
Erik studied computer science & engineering at MIT, where he did his graduate research at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on unique data extraction & disk forensics.
Elizabeth Galbut is a venture capitalist, designer, professor, & global speaker on healthcare innovation. She is Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures which invests in diverse founding teams in the US & Asia. With 49 investments to date including 2 exits, she is actively seeking to back exceptional startups revolutionizing how the next generation lives, works, & stays healthy. SoGal Ventures has been featured in over 100 publications such as BBC, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, & Entrepreneur Magazine for their innovative approach to investing. This year, Elizabeth received TechWeek100 Innovative Investor & NYC's 33U33 Top Venture Capitalist awards.
Elizabeth's favorite investment area is the intersection of smart design & machine learning/AI fueling major health tech innovation. Her portfolio of digital health startups include lab platform Everlywell, global health network MORE Health, sexual wellness brand Unbound, digital pathology analytics pioneer Proscia, medication adherence tech eMocha, smart water bottle Hidrate, AI-powered drug discovery Insilico Medicine, smart socks Siren Care, asthma management tool Tueo Health, & physician authorization system Glidian.
Prior to graduate school, Elizabeth was a strategy & operations consultant at Deloitte Consulting focusing on large healthcare clients. Outside of her client-facing work, she contributed to business development efforts that led to over $200M of new work. Elizabeth holds a MBA/MA Design Leadership Dual degree from Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also a proud alumnus of Georgetown University & London School of Economics.
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Pano Anthos, Founder & Managing Director - XRC Labs
Pano leads XRC Labs as its Founder & Managing Director. Having founded 4 startups around key platform shifts, he saw the seismic shift coming to retail & with the right vision & timing recruited Parsons School of Design & Kurt Salmon to be founding sponsors. Now with 18 accelerated startups, 10 active world class retail sponsors, 60+ business mentors, Pano has built a world-class ecosystem for retail & consumer goods innovation at XRC Labs. He speaks regularly at NRF national & regional meetings, Shoptalk & RILA executive conferences. He leverages a deep startup network in Silicon Valley, New York, & Boston to fuse leading technology, E-commerce & user experience innovations to existing customer-oriented businesses.
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PITCH SESSION: Apply to pitch for investor feedback at: contact "at" wamventures.com by November 9, 2017 12 noon EST. Submit 1-page executive summary including stage of business, problem, solution & market size of your industry/vertical. Preference for companies that have achieved MVP & demonstrate progress toward traction and/or unique technology (emphasis on AI, AR, machine learning & other future/emerging tech & businesses with scaling potential). Use SUBJECT: Pitch at WAMVentures Forum 11/15/17.
WAMVentures encourages women & diverse founders to pitch & gain valuable investor feedback.
HOST: Veronica Guzman, Founder, WAMVentures Group
REGISTER EARLY: Prior WAMVentures Forums have sold out! NO DOOR registration.
* Light food & beverage during networking *