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With Wasim Ahmad (Chief Crypto Officer, Vault 12), Jo Schneier (Founder/CEO, Trusty Care), Peter Fusco (Partner Corporate Tech, Orrick).
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $5
Orrick, 51 W 52nd St, 2nd Fl

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One of the most valuable additions to your team - especially when fundraising - is your advisory board. One of the most common questions entrepreneurs ask is how should we compensate advisors?. This panel, made up of entrepreneurs & investors, will discuss the importance of advisors, with particular emphasis on the fundraising phase. Panelists will also suggest fair approaches to handling compensation that can be used when negotiating advisor contracts. Advisors can add tremendous value to the trajectory of a startup, however they need to be kept motivated. Please join us to explore strategies that work & those that don't.
This panel is generously sponsored by Merrill Lynch & Orrick.

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Registration*, drinks & networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Panel discussion & audience Q&A
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Wrap-up drinks & networking
*Photo ID required for building security

Meet the Panel:

Moderator: Wasim Ahmad, Chief Crypto Officer, Vault 12

Panelist: Jo Schneier, CEO & Founder of Trusty Care
Joseph Schneier is a serial entrepreneur who with his co-founder, founded & exited two companies in the educational technology space. Following that, Mr. Schneier worked with behavioral research scientists at NYU building technology-based solutions for patient behavioral change with a focus on drug adherence, health literacy & addiction. In 2013, he co-founded Cognotion--a company focused on solving the talent shortage of healthcare workers.In 2018, Mr. Schneier founded, a company focused healthcare navigation & price transparency for those in public health systems like Medicare, Medicaid, & TRICARE. Mr. Schneier has spoken at TedMed, Lake Nona, JP Morgan Healthcare & is a mentor at New York University, Wharton, Cornell, Columbia, & the City University of New York college system. Mr. Schneier sits on the board of Superbia Credit Union, a LGBTQ credit union, & the advisory board of Stonewall Community Development Corporation, a non-profit focused on LGBTQ senior housing.

Panelist: Peter Fusco, Partner Corporate, Technology Companies at Orrick
Peter Fusco is a partner in Orrick's Technology Companies Group & leads the firm's New York Tech Companies practice. He represents venture funds & tech companies throughout all stages of their life cycle, from pre-incorporation planning to angel, seed & growth rounds to exit in M&A.Pete serves as senior outside legal advisor to many startups, growth stage companies & venture funds. Pete also works closely with NYU/Poly's Future Lab's incubator ecosystem & its related programs (such as Future Labs AI accelerators), Bunker Labs (Veterans in Tech) & BMW/Mini Urban-X accelerators.
Prior to joining Orrick, Pete represented tech companies & funds as a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP & an associate at Brown Raysman LLP. Prior to practicing law, Pete was a rifleman & crew-served weapons instructor in an Infantry unit in the Army Reserve & graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class from the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.


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