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FAMILY OFFICE PANEL

CONNECTING FAMILY OFFICES, STARTUPS & VCs

An esteemed panel of leading family offices will discuss their strategy in tech investing, portfolio management, and the impact of COVID-19. We will see pitches from four premier startups. And attendees will have an opportunity to connect with each other post event on a double opt-in basis.

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PAST PANELISTS

FRANCISCO SACASA
OPERATING PARTNER & CFO
LinkedIn

Francisco (Cisco) Sacasa serves as Operating Partner at Bee Cave Capital, where he works with portfolio companies, helping them scale. His areas of expertise include software as a service (SaaS), consumer packaged goods (CPG), financial services, e-commerce, and technology.

Bee Cave Capital has been investing in a wide array of businesses since 2003. Over the years, the company has developed an expertise with CPG, healthcare and technology-focused companies. Their successful exits have included Life360, Silvertail Systems and nVision.

MATT OGUZ, CIO
LinkedIn

Matt Oguz is Chief Investment Officer at the IRIS Family Office, which invests in multiple asset classes and takes direct positions. The family office deploys a quantitative investment strategy, typically prefers the North American opportunities and is unconstrained in terms of stage or sector.

The family office invests in companies that work in meaningful ways, assets that persist and grow in value, and people who work hard with a positive purpose, aim to make the world a better place and are transparent, realistic and responsible.

RICARDO TAVERAS
MANAGING PARTNER
LinkedIn

Ricardo has founded, built, and sold 3 technology startup companies, including a sports-technology & fintech company acquired by the NFL in 2019. Since then, Ricardo has run the TPH Family Office, which has acquired a number of B2B SaaS companies in the Health Tech and Education Tech Sector as well as invested in Venture Capital Funds and Hedge Funds.

As a serial entrepreneur and investor, Ricardo has advised Fortune 1000 CEOs on topics of Intrapreneurship, Risk Management Framework Strategies, and Operational Turnarounds.

Ricardo is an active public speaker at Amazon, WeWork, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and others.

ROHIT GUPTA, PARTNER
LinkedIn

Mr. Rohit Gupta serves as Partner at GFO Companies. He brings over eight years of asset management experience to the GFO Companies team. Rohit's abilities to recognize promising new real estate ventures and re-invent assets to be attractive in their sub-market have been central to his asset management strategy.

GFO Companies is a private equity firm headquartered Los Angeles, California with regional offices located in San Francisco and Oklahoma City. The firm has extensive and diverse experience in the real estate sector and also invests in the early stage, high growth tech startups. The firm's exits include Palantir Technologies, Lyft, and Counsyl.

HALL T. MARTIN, FOUNDER & CEO

(PANEL MODERATOR)

LinkedIn

Hall launched TEN Capital as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, the firm has over 12,000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $700M and counting.

Hall serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director, where he achieved over a 40X return for the investors.

He is the founder and director of the Texas Open Angel Network, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the education of angel investors. As a part of that program, he hosts the Investor Connect podcast series.

He is also a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication.

Hall serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Texas, leading the Idea to IP program, which fosters startups from the engineering program.

PAST PRESENTERS

BARRET NEWBERRY

FOUNDER & CEO

JAY WHITEHEAD

CEO

LAUREN WEINIGER

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

OWEN HANKS

CO-FOUNDER & CEO