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With Jason Mackey (Athenian Capital), Brian Horner (Ladder Ventures), Alicia Holley (Wealthing VC Club).
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 07:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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About this event
Are you a founder looking to raise VC or Angel funding?

Have no idea of how to go about the process?

Wish there was someone who could just answer all your questions?

This event is for you!

StartOut will be hosting an "Access to Capital - Ask Me Anything" event where you can pick the brains of VCs & Angels to get the inside scoop on fundraising!

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Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD, MBA, MSci. is the CEO & founder of the Wealthing VC Club, a boutique investment group for accredited investors. The Club allows members access to highly vetted, post-seed deals alongside VC funds. She has spearheaded the development of this group using her network of over 40 VC partners, a robust team, & her international expertise on venture capital, angel investing & funding, which spans over 3 decades.

She is an advocate for women & other minorities' progress in entrepreneurship. And has invested in more than 40 companies, has founded or co-founded over 15 companies, & 3 non-profits. Dr. Castillo Holley was also the founder of Chile's first seed capital fund where she lived between 1996 & 2002.

Prior to an entrepreneurial & investing career, Dr. Castillo Holley was a researcher in plant genetics & later led the Product Development department at a Bayer-Shell joint venture.

She received her Ph.D. in Finance & Entrepreneurship studying Research Commercialization from the University of Western Australia & is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is an MBA graduate from Babson College. And holds a Master of Science in Seed & Biotech, & an Engineering degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

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Jason Mackey

Managing Partner - Athenian Capital

Founded in 2021 by Jason Mackey & Yuri Cataldo, Athenian Capital is a pre-seed venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts backing intrepid entrepreneurs building the infrastructure & services critical to the development & adoption of web3, worldwide.

Read about their investment thesis here.

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Brian Horner

Managing Partner - Ladder Ventures

Ladder Ventures is a seed stage venture fund based in Los Angeles. Brian is an active advisor in several of his portfolio companies, concentrating on fund raising, finance, strategy & corporate development. In addition to investing on behalf of Tech Coast Angels (TCA) & his fund, Brian is also an adjunct faculty member at UCLA Anderson, instructing MBA courses in both Business Creation & Strategic Management. Prior to joining TCA, Brian spent 10 years in the investment banking industry in New York, most recently building & running Scotiabank's electricity trading business. Brian majored in both Economics & Business Management at Bucknell University, & received his MBA from UCLA Anderson.

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Jessica Bussert, Panel Moderator

Founder/CEO - Wave Therapeutics

Jessica has been a lifelong maker/hacker since her early teens. She was a computer game publisher at 15, a robotics programmer at 17, an entrepreneur at 20 consulting with Indiana businesses, & a successful fortune 100 business leader running EMEA consulting division. She has also been a volunteer firefighter, an Emergency Medical Technician(EMT), an emergency room nurse, & an inventor/entrepreneur. She is a Purdue University Alumnus, an active community volunteer, a public speaker, a Diversity Community Organizer, & a member of The Startup Ladies, SONSIEL, The Female Founders Alliance, Women In Bio & an IYG leader.
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