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VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

CALLING HIGH-GROWTH STARTUPS TO PITCH


(Application Deadline - Jan 17)

Connect with Leading VCs

Our distinguished panel of VCs will discuss how the present recessionary environment is impacting the tech world. We will cover investment, deal flow, portfolio management, opportunities, and more.

  • DATE

  • TIME

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

PANELISTS

JENNIFER LEE
PARTNER
LinkedIn

Jennifer joined Edison in 2016 and leads Fintech investments for the firm. She serves as a Board Director or Observer on these companies and provides strategic support on an ongoing basis. She was recognized by VCJ's Rising Stars in 2021, 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 2021 and 2019, a finalist for Finovate's Fintech Woman of the Year for 2019, and was named to WSJ's Women to Watch in Private Equity in 2018.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Jennifer started her career at ForgeRock (NYSE: FORG), a global leader in identity and access management with a unique history stemming from Sun Microsystems. As the first sales executive of the company, she closed deals across all geographies and industry verticals, while guiding and building the company in its rapid expansion, She also hired and managed teams while building the company from its first year through multiple rounds of funding ($230M+ total raised pre-(PO). Throughout her tenure, the company revenue grew in excess of 100% YoY, including 200% sales growth during the last year of her term. During her MBA, she evaluated venture capital investment prospects and strategic business development opportunities for the Associated Press. Prior to joining Edison, she conducted comprehensive financial analysis on select European equities and generated proprietary value-oriented fundamental long/short investment theses for hedge fund clients of Commerzbank. In her spare time, Jennifer serves on the UNICEF New York chapter and volunteers with both Exeter and Columbia alumni associations.

DORON YORK
CHAIRMAN & CEO
LinkedIn

An accomplished High Impact Business & Executive coach and Early Stage Investor with over 25 years of successfully coaching practice, worked with more than 250 startups worldwide. Highly skilled in developing raw talent into “Rock Starts” performers. A world expert in taking companies for ideation to scalability with velocity. Building high-performance teams and scalable business models.

SHILA NIEVES BURNEY
CHAIRMAN & CEO
LinkedIn

As founder and managing partner of Zane Venture Fund, Shila leads with the experience, empathy and energy to inspire both first time founders and seasoned investors alike. She is an awarding project manager, board member, mentor and advisor. She currently is the managing partner for Zane Venture Fund and the founder of Zane Access, an organization leveling the playing field for underrepresented founders. She is an Executive in Residence at Harvard Ventures and VC-mentor for Pipeline Angels. She is also the recipient Atlanta Inno's 2021 Fire Awards and the winner of the 2020 Unsung Heroes' Champion Award by the Female Founders Alliance.

DANIEL EPSTEIN
VP LEGAL & POLICY
LinkedIn

Dan has spent his career helping businesses and individuals negotiate regulatory risk. Most recently Dan was a Senior Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President where he represented the Office of the President in government investigations and regulatory policy, serving as the lead architect behind Executive Order 13892 on regulatory investigations and enforcement. Previously, Dan was the Founder and Executive Director of Cause of Action Institute, which represented entrepreneurs and nonprofit media clients in their controversies with the government. Under his leadership, Cause of Action’s clients won previously unbeatable federal cases against regulators and enforcers at the FTC, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice, among others. Dan has also spent several years as a counsel for oversight and investigations at the leading investigative committee of Congress, the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In his spare time, Dan is completing his PhD in administrative law and econometrics, where his thesis defends the novel idea that congressional oversight ought to be rethought in regulatory terms.

*Additional panelists are being confirmed

PRESENTERS

DR. JO SHATTUCK

FOUNDER & CEO

BARRET NEWBERRY

FOUNDER & CEO

*Additional presenters are being confirmed

AGENDA

JAN 20, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
2:00 PM to 2:05 PM CHECK IN & WELCOME NOTE
2:05 PM to 2:10 PM INTRODUCTION
2:10 PM to 02:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
2:45 PM to 3:25 PM STARTUP PRESENTATIONS
3:25 PM to 3:30 PM CLOSING NOTES