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About this Event
1. Tina Dai - Principal at Silverton Partners
Tina is a Principal at Silverton Partners, the longest running & most active early-stage VC in Texas. In her role, she collaborates with founders to help shrink the distance between the drawing board & realizing their vision. Prior to Silverton, Tina worked in venture at First Round Capital, product at Intuit, & strategy at McKinsey & Company. Tina also cares deeply about elevating female investors & founders - she co-chairs the AllRaise Principal Cohort program to accelerate women's careers in venture capital, is a founding member of the Beam Angel Network, & angel invests with The Council. She also serve on the board of Jusoor, a nonprofit investing in educational programs for Syrian youth.
2. David Powell - Director of Business Development for ToJoy International Capital
David Powell is the Director of Business Development for ToJoy International Capital. He heads up the search for companies in the US looking to expand internationally into the China market. Over his tenure in the tech community, he has worked with investors, coworking spaces, & accelerators focused on emerging technologies in the consumer space. David is looking to find new companies to work with & to help connect companies to existing resources in the US & internationally.
3. Jennifer Lee - Principal at Edison Partners
Jennifer is a Principal at Edison Partners leading the firm's fintech investments. As a senior investment lead, her investments include gohenry, Fund That Flip, Yieldstreet, MoneyLion, ComplySci, Bipsync, Clearpool (sold to BMO), & Bento for Business among others. She was recognized by NJBIZ 40 Under 40 in 2020, the Business Insider as 2019's Rising Stars of Wall Street, NY Fintech Women's Inspiring FinTech Females of 2019, a finalist for Finovate's Fintech Woman of the Year for 2019, & was named to WSJ's Women to Watch in Private Equity in 2018. Prior to joining Edison, she was at Commerzbank evaluating select European equities for fundamental long/short investments. Jennifer started her career at ForgeRock, a global leader in identity & access management with a unique history stemming from Sun Microsystems, & built the company from its first year through multiple rounds of funding ($230M+ total raised to date). MBA Columbia Business School, BA Johns Hopkins University.
4. Otilia Barbuta - Investor @ HP Tech Ventures
5. Taarini Kaur Dang - Managing Partner at Brave14 Capital
Taarini Kaur Dang is a 16-year old Venture Capitalist, TEDx Speaker, Forbes Writer, & Women Empowerment Champion. She is the youngest Venture Capitalist in the world. She is the Founder & Managing Partner of a Venture Capital firm called Brave14 Capital for which she has raised funding from top Venture Capitalists & Institutional Investors in the US. Taarini is the co-Founder of a female empowerment Instagram account called @ClassyWomenn which has ramped to 650k followers in 2 years across 10 Asian countries. She has helped over 500 women on a one-on-one basis so far. At the age of 13, she wrote a book (The Young Aspiring Entrepreneur) which has a foreword from Intel Capital President Wendell Brooks & quotes from Stanford Professor Chuck Eesley, Intel's Chief Diversity Officer Barbara Whye, Oracle ex-President Ray Lane & author Linda Swindling. She has been an invited speaker at top conferences, like Google Launchpad Female Founders Summit, Collision conference, TiECon, Women's March, ATEA, AI ShowBiz Summit, etc. She has been the only speaker under the age of 18 at these conferences. She has been featured in media by BBC, Nasdaq, Mercury News, etc. In 2019, she was ranked among the Top 100 Women in Finance from India. She is also the youngest person to win the Young American-Indian Award which she received from the Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna for her work in Entrepreneurship in 2018.