Hunter Walk is a founding Partner at Homebrew. Homebrew is a Seed stage venture firm providing capital and assistance to entrepreneurs who are building the companies that they envision within the Bottom Up Economy. Some notable investments are Plaid, Cruise, ShieldAI, and theSkimm. Prior he led customer product management at YouTube and was on the founding team at Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life.
Mar is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Pear VC. Pear partners with entrepreneurs from day zero to build category-defining companies.
She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford for her breakthrough work in circuit design automation and taught the Analog Circuit Design course at Stanford University for over a decade.
Mar made her mark as an entrepreneur by co-founding three companies. She was awarded the renowned T35 Young Innovator Award by MIT, she made it on the Midas Brink List of Top Tech Investors and won the Women in EDA Achievement Award.
Kimmy Scotti is a founding partner at 8VC, a top US-based venture capital firm, and she is a serial entrepreneur.
She is the co-founder and executive chairman of the women’s health company Monthly Gift.
Prior to 8VC, she served as the Executive Director of Business Development & Operations at a NY Family Office where she incubated and invested in many businesses.
Most notably she co-founded a direct-to-consumer healthcare company that has helped millions of Americans afford their prescription medications.
As the pandemic hit in 2020 major waves resulted in private investing. Companies that were already trading at a discount in the secondary market dropped significantly and really only the best balance sheets are able to retain their value in these volatile swings. This conversation will explore the major changes that have been seen in the secondary market so far this year and what experts are expecting in H2.
Andrea Lamari Walne is a General Partner at Manhattan Venture Partners (“MVP”), a research-driven merchant bank and venture fund with a refined focus on a portfolio comprising of majority secondary direct investments in pre-IPO companies. She leads the San Francisco regional office and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s growing West Coast presence and team.
David ibnAle spent the first part of his career in Private Equity at Summit Partners and Francisco Partners. He then became managing director of TPG Growth where he led the firm’s global technology investing efforts. David is now Founding and Managing Partner at Advance Venture Partners, an investment firm built in partnership with family-owned media powerhouse Advance. Learn how his early career in private equity changed his view on venture investing and why patient capital might be the secret to be long term returns.
Recent events have caused much of the business world to quickly develop new strategies in succeeding with a fully distributed team. From eliminating communication and information silos to figuring out how to turn a home into an office, these are the topics that have been on our customer's minds. In this podcast, we will talk with Dylan Boyd of R/GA Ventures about best practices and pro-tips of being remote.
Kelvin Beachum is an offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals, but his role as a professional football player is not all that defines him. Off the field, he is a devoted philanthropist, community activist, and volunteer.
While still playing in the NFL, Beachum became passionate about technology and took an unusual turn into venture investing. He became relentless about optimizing time and visualizing how his network today can be the springboard to his next big career opportunity. Beachum’s philosophy on his network extends beyond just vanity metrics and connection counts, he believes in putting in the sweat equity behind build strong lasting relationships.
Beachum’s inspirational and admirable approach to his relationships and his investments is but one of the many lasting impacts he’ll undoubtedly have on future generations.