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VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
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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.

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    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

PANELISTS

OLAF HANNEMANN, CO-FOUNDER
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Olaf Hannemann is the Co-Founder & CIO at CV VC, Founder of INTABA Finance AG, Co-Founder of nourish me GmbH, and Venture Partner at Alpinext Partners. He brings almost 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking at JPMorgan/Chase in Switzerland, the UK and Germany, advising the chemical industry across EMEA, M&A and corporate finance in Switzerland/Germany, and most recently leading the Global Corporate Banking business in Switzerland.

CV VC is a next generation investment company where cutting-edge blockchain and crypto technology meet traditional venture capital. Based in the heart of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley, the company invests in all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to growth capital and has its own thriving ecosystem.

NIHAL MEHTA
FOUNDING GENERAL PARTNER
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Nihal Mehta is a Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures. With 14+ years of experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date and investing in over 70, Nihal is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands.

Eniac Ventures leads seed rounds in technical founders across consumer, enterprise, and deep tech. The firm makes a relatively concentrated number of investments each year into high conviction founders and their companies. The firm helps startups make it to the next step by acting as unofficial “co-founders” to their investments.

JAMES F KENEFICK
MANAGING PARTNER
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James F. Kenefick is an entrepreneur, CEO, operator, YPO member & investor. He brings 20+ years of experience in Voice, Data, SaaS & Cloud. He has led 3 companies from start-ups to revenue growth of $15, $30 and $100M (all in less the 10 years), raised $500M+ in capital, creating companies worth $750M+ in market capitalization, and invested and exited 7 tech companies.

Azafran Capital Partners is a Deep Transformational Technologies Venture Fund based in New York City. Azafran Fund II is Vintage 2020, investing in companies utilizing disruptive voice, acoustics/sensory, and imagery technologies embedded with Augmented AI /ML in the Health, Wellness and Enterprise markets.

BRIAN PALLAS
CEO & FOUNDER

(PANEL MODERATOR)

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Brian Pallas is CEO and Founder of Opportunity Network. Brian has been nominated in 2014 for the Wired Audi Innovation Award by Wired Italy as one of the most promising Under 35. In 2016, at the age of 28, he was selected as a judge by Forbes to identify the best 30 Under 30 for the first European edition of the ranking. Brian is also included in the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum.

Opportunity Network is an invite-only network for select CEOs and private investors to grow their businesses worldwide. The platform includes 30,000+ CEOs from 130+ countries and a total transaction flow of ~$300B. All members are screened by prestigious vetting partners, including UBS, ABN Amro, Citizens Bank, London Stock Exchange Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, Caixabank and more.

*Additional panelists being confirmed

PRESENTERS

SARAH BADAHMAN

CEO & FOUNDER

KYLE STONER

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

TOPHER TAYLOR

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

TROY GLICK

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

* Presenters being confirmed

AGENDA

DECEMBER 9, 2020

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

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