Sit-Down Breakfast with an Investor: Virginie Raphael, Tusk Ventures
Thursday, January 23, 8.30 am - 10 am
Our thanks to Kettlespace for hosting. Continental Breakfast included.
Hosted by Bonnie Halper, Editor, StartupOneStop Newsletter
About our Guest: Virginie Raphael is a Principal & early-stage investor at Tusk Ventures where she brings a deep understanding & expertise in managing the constantly evolving policy & media landscape startups face. Virginie is responsible for sourcing early-stage investment opportunities in highly regulated industries, evaluating potential new & follow on investments, & executing transactions. She also oversees the Fund's operations & supports Tusk's portfolio companies by leveraging the firm's communications & regulatory & political experts. Prior to Tusk, Virginie was a Vice President in Public Finance at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital.
About Tusk Ventures: Tusk Ventures is one-part venture capital firm, one-part political strategy firm that deploys both capital & political expertise to help startups break through regulatory barriers & operate at full speed. We take on the entrenched interests & politicians trying to stifle innovation & competition so our portfolio companies don't have to. Disrupting any industry also means disrupting the political status quo. Our job is to make that happen. We got our start as Uber's first political advisory firm back in 2011 & since then, have worked with over 30 different startups on a wide variety of issues - communications, legislation, regulations, grassroots organizing, opposition research, partnerships, procurement - at every level of government & virtually every market in the United States.And for white spaces like crypto, drones, cannabis & autonomous, figuring out a regulatory structure that works for you - & getting that structure enacted in law - is equally critical.
ABOUT KettleSpace:KettleSpace is an NYC-based startup that transforms top restaurants into an all-access network of working & meeting spaces that don't break the bank. Members enjoy access to bottomless coffee, tea, & snacks, fast wifi, power outlets, a vibrant community of like-minded professionals, exclusive events & perks & more.
First time guests can take advantage of a free 7-day trial at www.kettlespace.com. After, membership is only $99/mo. Use code StartupOneStop to get 2 months for the price of 1!
We always keep the group small so that all attendees have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, & we leave time for networking as well.
$30 CASH ONLY at the door
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