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With Tess Bloch (Co-Founder, Spade), Nelson Chu (Founder/CEO, Percent), Jillian Williams (Partner, Cowboy Ventures).
Tue, Apr 02, 2024 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   Venue, To Be Announced

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Join us this April for Fintech Founders & Funders Fireside Chat & Mixer co-hosted with Silicon Valley Bank & Supermomos.

We will feature three incredible Fintech Founders & Funders on a fireside chat & will have time for networking & mingling over light bites & drinks.

Jillian Williams is a Partner at Cowboy Ventures, which recently launched two new funds - $260M. Jillian is a fintech nerd & loves to explore the intersection of financial technology & all other sectors. She spends her time across B2B & B2C fintech, & vertical SaaS more broadly. Prior to joining Cowboy, Jillian was an investor at Anthemis($1.5B AUM), an early-stage fintech focused venture firm, focused across North America & Europe. Jillian was Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2022, Crain's New York 40 Under 40 in 2021, & listed as VCs to know in NY by Business Insider.

Tess Bloch is the co-founder of Spade, the fintech providing real-time merchant intelligence for the card ecosystem. In her current role, Tess leads commercial, operations, finance, & people. Before co-founding Spade, Tess was the Head of Operations for income & employment connectivity API, Pinwheel. Tess also worked for McKinsey & Company in London across payments, private equity, & public & social projects. However, her passion for fintech started even earlier than that when she sought out a Venmo internship (later turning it into a full-time role) during her time at Stanford. Tess' robust fintech background allowed her to see firsthand how merchant intelligence was critical to the future of finance.

Nelson Chu is the founder & CEO of Percent (raised $48.5M), a global leader in financial infrastructure solutions. Founded in 2018, the company leverages proprietary technologies, integrations, & data to bring first-of-its-kind transparency & efficiency to lenders & credit transactions. He is an active angel investor, with notable investments including Anthropic, BlockFi, Care/Of (Acq: Bayer AG), Clover Health (NAS: CLOV), dv01, Eden Health, Plentina, Tala, & Uala.

Shoutout to our co-host, Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a division of First Citizens Bank, is the bank of some of the world's most innovative companies & investors. SVB provides commercial & private banking to individuals & companies in the technology, life science & healthcare, private equity, venture capital & premium wine industries. SVB operates in centers of innovation throughout the United States, serving the unique needs of its dynamic clients with deep sector expertise, insights & connections. SVB's parent company, First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ: FCNCA ), is a top 20 U.S. financial institution with more than $200 billion in assets. First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC. Learn more at

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