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About this Event
We have some amazing speakers that will be sharing tactics & strategies for startups & raising money.
1. Alex Ferber - Co-Founder & Partner at Green Egg Ventures
Alex is Co-Founder & Partner at Green Egg Ventures, an early stage venture fund investing in software startups that are solving problems for businesses. Prior to co-founding Green Egg Ventures, Alex worked at Metamorphic Ventures.
2. Stu Smith - General Partner at Coughdrop Capital
Stu Smith is General Partner & Chief Compliance Officer at Coughdrop Capital, an early stage firm focused on technology startups mostly in the B2B SaaS space. He has invested in nearly twenty startups including Lattice, Superhuman, Mercury, & Fast. Stu also serves as Senior Vice President, Fullscreen Creator Network at WarnerMedia.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Stu has spent the majority of his career at the intersection of entertainment, media, & technology, focusing his efforts on empowering creative talent, driving transparency in entertainment & rallying audiences to come together for social good causes. Stu was a driving force in the North American launch of CrowdSurge (later known as Songkick), while also helping scale Red Light Management to become the largest independent music management company in the world. Stu was also part of the management team that led pop-rock band, The Decemberists, to their first Grammy nomination in 2012. In addition, Stu oversaw top NFL & NBA talent partnerships as Global Head of Music & Entertainment for social ecommerce company, Teespring. Most recently, Stu served as Senior Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships for leading online fundraising platform, Omaze, where he grew the company's topline gross donations from $15M to $50M.
An accomplished speaker, Stu leverages his experience discussing digital content development & strategy at events such as SXSW, SF Music Tech, Billboard Touring & Summer in the City. Stu grew up in Chicago, but now lives in Los Angeles with his husband Kyle.
3. Gayathri Radhakrishnan - Investment team at Micron Ventures
Gayathri Radhakrishnan is currently part of the investment team at Micron Ventures, investing from $100M AI fund. She invests in startups that are leveraging AI/ML to solve critical problems in the areas of Manufacturing, Healthcare, Automotive & AgTech. Prior to that, she brings 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience across product management, product marketing, corporate strategy, M&A & venture investments in large Fortune 500 companies such as Dell & Corning & in startups. She has also worked as an early stage investor at Earlybird Venture Capital, a premier European venture capital fund based in Germany. She has a Masters in EE from The Ohio State University & MBA from INSEAD in France. She is also a Kauffman Fellow.
4. Elias Davis - Principal, Kli Capital
5. Mark Friday - Managing Director Cathexis Ventures