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About this event
Join us for a virtual night of networking & learning from an all-star panel. The event will be in this format.
6:30 - 6:45 pm EDT: Introduction & Networking
6:45 - 7:45 pm EDT: Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
7:45 - 8:00 pm EDT: Networking
1. Aaron Michel - Partner at 1984 Ventures
Aaron is a partner at 1984 Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm in San Francisco. Prior to that he founded PathSource, a venture-backed startup that rose to be the top career app in the Apple App Store & was acquired in 2017. He sits on the executive committee of San Francisco's workforce investment board. Named an Innovation Rockstar by the Boston Business Journal, Aaron has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company & a range of business outlets. He graduated from Harvard Business School & the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
2. Amit Sridharan - Founding General Partner at First Rays Venture Partners
3. Dylan Itzikowitz - Investor at Expa (started by the founder of Uber)
Dylan Itzikowitz is an investor at Expa, where he works to identify & support talented founders for Expa's pre-seed investments. Expa is an early stage venture fund started by Garrett Camp (founder of Uber & StumbleUpon), to help founders take companies from ideas to scale. With a background in investing, Dylan previously led media & travel investments at Founders Factory in London, in partnership with the Guardian & easyJet respectively. Dylan is also the founder of, The Forward Movement, a social enterprise that promotes accessibility & inclusion for people with disabilities.
4. David Mandel - Managing Partner at Emerging Ventures
Prior to his current career in venture capital, Mr. Mandel built, operated & exited 4 different successful businesses in the Insurance & Finance industries over a 28-year period; including growing Alliance United Insurance Company to over $450MM in annual premium & over 500 employees, before selling to Kemper Corp (KMPR) in 2015.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Mandel is also a life-long investor, & technology enthusiast. He invested in over 500 early-stage startups to-date, & is now generally regarded as a thought-leader in the field.
5. David Segura - Investor & Entrepreneur