Date(s) - 21/03/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the San Francisco Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference.
Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the west and has raised millions of dollars for start ups as a direct result of our fast pitch conferences.
Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners
Scott Kelly Founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, is a 25 year fundraising, marketing, sales, training and publicity veteran. Scott has raised millions of dollars in capital for disruptive companies, garnered national media coverage for hundreds of regional and national brands and generated millions of dollars in revenues for the companies he has represented. He has also trained over 1,000 sales people and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe.
Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law
Michael Hool is our founding Partner and is a pioneer in the field of venture formation and financing in the Southwest and California. Michael works with select companies as an advisor, legal counsel and periodically serves in executive and board capacities. Michael practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial representation, securities, finance and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and all aspects of counseling emerging companies. He represents both issuing companies and investors in a large variety of financing transactions. In the past fiscal reporting year, the firm has assisted entrepreneurs in over $187 million in funding transactions and has assisted funds raise over $100 million for investment in emerging companies.
Michael represents or advises accelerators, incubators, and has formed three active angel investment groups, including ATIF (predecessor to AzTech Investors) and Canyon Angels. Michael has chaired or served on the board of Arizona Venture Capital Conference, BioAccel, AzTech Investors, Canyon Angels, and the Indus Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hool is currently active in formation of three separate seed stage investment funds. Mr. Hool is highly sought after as a speaker and author of papers on a broad variety of topics. Michael is also active as an investor in a growing portfolio of emerging companies.
JD Morris Red Hook Capital
JD Morris focuses is serving on the board of advisors and board of directors of private and publicly traded companies. He co-invest with friends & family in EBITDA and moonshot deals. He Co-Found the spin-off Red Hook Capital with several family offices to invest in moonshot to EBITDA deals.
He has been a speaker at various industry forums, has been quoted in numerous leading publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, He has made several appearances on Bloomberg, CNET, CNBC, ESPN, WSJ, and other media sources (with more than 500 hours on Bloomberg).
JD worked through college with family offices starting in the development office of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is an Omega Rho student from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C
Jiazi Guo, Venture Capitalist/ Investor
UC Berkeley alumni, Entrepreneur since age 16. Formerly Investment Banker, Hedge Fund. Currently active venture capitalist and mentor at TechStars, alchemist accelerator, 500 startups, plug-n-play.
Aakash Jain – Investor at Venture University
Previously, he was an advisor to several seed and growth-stage startups on their operational and fundraising goals, predominantly focused on the fintech and consumer verticals. Before that, he sourced and evaluated investment opportunities at Jump Capital in the areas of robotics, fintech, agtech and cybersecurity. Aakash co-founded Airport Sherpa, a startup that delivers food and retail to your gate inside the airport. Aakash also co-founded and is the Membership Lead of the Booth Bay Area Angel Network. Earlier in his career, Aakash developed algorithms for automated trading at Morgan Stanley. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Booth School at the University of Chicago, and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University. Aakash was a member of the founding class at Jacobs University in Germany, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dan Farrell Chairman & CEO Privos Capital
Mr. Farrell is the Chairman & CEO of Privos Capital, a global Multi-Family Office (MFO) LP investment firm.
As a multi-family office, our family office partners run successful private equity firms, secondaries, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate funds, venture capital firms, wealth and asset management firms, foundations, endowments, multi-national corporations, early-stage venture firms, foundations, global and local businesses.
Our family office partners own international corporations, including national airlines, global shipping companies, African mining companies, Hollywood studios, Australian junior mines, US real estate funds, Hong Kong global businesses, US private equity secondary funds, Argentinian vineyards, Canadian oil sands energy companies, London property companies, and Arab surgical centers and hospitals. We bring an impressive club of worldwide influence, business experience, and wealth. Our partners are both LPs and GPs mixing it up on the world stage. To work with our firm, you must a family office passionately engaged in changing the world.
Our People have deep experience helping family offices turn highly complex and confidential financial problems into opportunities and successful liquidity events, whether from an IPO or successful trade sale. We are experts in working with the Next Generation, Millennial (“NextGen”) family office investors and family members who embrace ESG, SRI and sustainable investments.
Nuno Goncalves Pedro – Strive Capital
Nuno is Grishin Robotics’ Venture Partner. Grishin Robotics is a series A and B Sand Hill firm focused on Smart Hardware with investments in companies such as Zume Pizza, Starship, Zipline, Spin, Yellow, Ring and others. He is also the Managing Partner & Founder of Strive Capital, the San Francisco Bay area’s first quant micro-VC firm, now focused on “deep” AI and Blockchain, with investments in companies like AppAnnie, KeepSafe and Gusto. He has had a 22 year career in Tech as a Product Manager, Operator, Investor and Board member in the Bay area, Europe and Asia, and was previously a Senior Expert and member of the Asia-Pacific leadership team at McKinsey & Co, based in Beijing.
Aaron Michel Partner at 1984 Ventures
1984 Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm in San Francisco. Prior to that he founded PathSource, a venture-backed startup that rose to be the top career app in the Apple App Store and was acquired in 2017. Named an Innovation Rockstar by the Boston Business Journal, Aaron has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company and a range of business outlets. He graduated from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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