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6/17 State of Marketplaces Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

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***ATTENTION: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE MOVING TO A 100% WEBINAR FORMAT ON ZOOM. EVENT LINK WILL BE PROVIDED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL.***

 

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Are you a Marketplaces startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Marketplaces industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

 

Who Should Apply?

We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 9 (Tuesday 11:59PM PDT) - click here to apply!

 

Application Link: https://bit.ly/3ceFaGm

 

Not part of a startup?

Get tickets and join us! Pitch Your Startup Event is a great networking and learning opportunity.

 

Want to Judge?

Fill out our form today for a chance to preside as a judge in one of our monthly exclusive pitch events.

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Agenda: THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE A 30 MIN PANEL PORTION AT THE BEGINNING.*

2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks

2:05pm PDT - 2:20pm PDT: Panel

2:20pm PDT - 3:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels

 

Judges:

Nandu is a technology investor at Canaan Partners, an early stage venture capital firm. He focuses on investments in enterprise software as well as frontier technologies like AI/ML, robotics, etc.

Previously, Nandu worked on Thumbtack’s product team, leading strategic projects to help inform and execute the product roadmap. Before entering the world of technology and startups, he was a management consultant helping clients across industries build their go-to-market strategy and scale their sales teams. Nandu’s work experience has focused on bridging product, sales, and marketing execution with the broader business strategy.

Nandu grew up in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.

 

Carle joined VMG in 2012 and focuses on all aspects of the Fund’s investment strategy, sourcing, execution, portfolio company oversight and exit management. Carle has actively and effectively participated in and led the sourcing, management and monetization of multiple VMG investments. He played a critical role in VMG’s investments in babyganics, Justin’s, Health Warrior, Sun Bum, Daily Harvest, Illegal Mezcal, Pill Club, Shogun, Weee!, Necessaire, and Boulevard. Historically he has been a member of the VMG Growth team partnering with iconic consumer packaged goods brands, but in 2019 Carle launched VMG Catalyst which focuses on consumer technology investments.

Carle serves, or has served, either as an observer or director, on the boards of babyganics, Daily Harvest, Health Warrior, Ilegal Mezcal, Justin’s, Necessaire, The Pill Club, Shogun, Spindrift, Solid Gold Pet, Sun Bum, and Weee!.

Prior to VMG, Carle worked at Summit Partners where he was responsible for sourcing and executing growth equity investments in the consumer and business services sectors. Carle received his B.A. with Honors in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

Joe Kaiser is a director at Mercato Partners, leading the firm’s investment efforts in Southern California and the Midwest as well as its Performance Team. Joe has spent nearly 20 years as an investor, operator of both start-ups and turnarounds, and an investment banker. Joe represents Mercato Partners on the boards of Ephesoft, Kalderos, Steelhouse, Summersalt and Venafi.

Prior to joining Mercato Partners, Joe served as an executive at Vivint Solar, where his work helped drive to a $1.6 billion IPO in 2014. In this role, Joe raised over $1 billion in project finance as well as led many of the company’s corporate development activities. Previously, Joe served at The Blackstone Group, and supported the acquisition of Vivint Solar and its sister company, Vivint, Inc. Over the course of Joe’s career, he has either invested in or advised on nearly $25 billion in private and public equity and debt issuances and acquisitions.

Joe received a BSBA in accounting from Saint Louis University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Joe spends his free time learning to code from his children and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

 

Vivian has been an operator and an investor, both as a venture capitalist and as an angel. At Javelin, she is a generalist investor focused on companies that are reinventing the future of social, commerce, work, finance, and healthcare. Prior to joining Javelin, Vivian was an investor at Cota Capital, where she sourced or led investments in fintech, commerce, and enterprise SaaS. Prior to the venture world, she spent four years as an operator at Uber, where she focused on mobile operations, business intelligence tools, investments, and global expansion, payments & banking strategy.

 

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Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)

San Francisco, CA 94105

Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes.

 

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