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.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Michael Raymer is Board Member and Chief Strategy Officer at AngelMD. He is an adept leader, critical strategist and ambitious executive able to focus organizations on the global objective and fuel profit growth. His experience spans a variety of business environments including startups, turnarounds and Fortune 100 companies.
AngelMD is largest on-line marketplace connecting early stage healthcare companies with MDs/PhDs, investors and industry to create better investment outcomes. As of January of 2018, the AngelMD platform has connected over 7000 physicians/industry experts to over 750 healthcare startups. Investments in healthcare startups are made through network syndicates and directly from AngelMD through Catalyst LP funds.
Kenneth Kilroy is a Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners. Previously, he was with Marvin Davis, serving as the President of Davis Companies and Head of the Davis family office. Ken’s 25 years of family office direct investing experience includes: Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Petroleum, Davis Entertainment, the Sports Club/LA, WebTV, Fox Plaza, Aspen Skiing Company, the Pebble Beach Company, and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Brightstar is a private equity firm focused on partnering with closely held and family-owned companies, where they can be a value-add investor. Brightstar is led by a seasoned team of investors with significant operating experience. The team has worked together for over a decade with deep knowledge across numerous sectors and a primary focus on Business Services, Industrial Services and Consumer.
Michael Karas is President at Karas Partners Inc., where he focuses on real estate and technology co-investments. Previously, he was President at First Canadian Bancorp Inc., a private equity firm directing partnership investments, officer and director of a public-traded Real Estate Investment Trust REIT.
Karas Partners Inc. is a California based self-directed family business focused on real estate investments, technology, corporate finance, and aviation services. They successfully identify and structure direct investments with other strategic domestic and international families as partners investors.
Gregory Dyra is a principal investor, shaped by experiences at large endowments and large single family offices over the past two decades, and the Managing Member of Obair Capital, LLC, a private advisor on governance, operational and investment issues, to a Summit, NJ-based single family office, and an independent board member to a second, unrelated Boston, MA-based single family office.
Recent and ongoing, direct investment research includes, among other ideas, accessing world class innovation through established second tier centers of innovation (i.e. Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville etc.), digital health, biotechnology, fintech, ecommerce marketplaces, media, real estate tech, agtech, water rights related investments, autonomous driving, EV battery technology, energy technology accelerating global, multi-decade transition away from dirtiest fossil fuel feedstock, seeding asset management firms or their brand extensions, distressed commercial real estate with long term tax-exempt financing and railcar and aircraft leasing.
John White is the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cardinal System Venture Holdings, LLC. He also serves a Director and Investment Committee Member at Cardinal System Holdings, LLC., (“Cardinal”), a single family office holding company that serves as a platform for multi-generational business ownership and strategic investments.
John pioneered a “tech-hybrid” investment approach for Cardinal System Ventures that merges two worlds – traditional brick and mortar business assets and leading technology solutions – seeking out common threads across wide ranging industries and disciplines in a closed looped ecosystem. For his work in venture capital, John was selected as a member of Kauffman Fellowship Class 25 and as a 2019 REALITY Venture cohort participate through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.
Over the course of his career, he has worked extensively in the United States, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Southeast Asa. Most recently, he worked with MetricStream Inc., a venture-backed technology company based in Palo Alto, CA. John was MetricStream’s first Regional & Country Head for Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) and Asia Pacific markets. Under his leadership, John launched MetricStream’s office in Sydney, Australia, led the company’s first market entry in the Philippines and Vietnam, and secured the company’s first customers and partners in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand.
John is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Young Leaders Circle (YLC) of the Milken Institute and a Leadership Council member of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He serves on the board of directors for the Florida Venture Forum and Summer Search - New York City and is an advisory board member of the Coalition of Black Excellence.
John is a tech-hybrid investor, entrepreneur, advisor, writer and poet.
Jason Kuruvilla is Partner at RSM US LLP. He brings more than 10 years of experience working with clients in the financial services industry and in particular meeting the needs of hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, broker-dealers, private equity firms, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, proprietary trading groups, family offices, private foundations, and high net worth individuals.
RSM US LLP understands the issues driving your family office forward, whether those issues involve multigenerational wealth management, the adoption of technology solutions as part of a digital transition, philanthropic activities or any of the other challenges family offices tackle every day. Our family office professionals are curious, cohesive, caring and collaborative, and are focused on building relationships with the families we serve. We don’t view ourselves as a service provider to your family office; we view ourselves as your partner and an advisor that will earn your trust. RSM develops multigenerational relationships with family offices by providing tailored advisory services to help sustain family visions in an evolving, digitally driven world.