We started with the idea of helping the next generation of angel investors learn about investing and become part of our community. Today we are certain that young investors want to make educated investment decisions and support founders beyond the capital.
program includes a series of in-depth discussions and educational sessions with topics ranging from:
■ Deal sourcing advice;
■ Evaluating startups and markets;
■ Partnering with early-stage founders;
and much more.
Progressive Capital Management
Palo Alto Networks
Numbers Station AI
WW (formerly Google, Facebook)
Ignatious Growth Capital and Advisory
Sr Product Manager
Sai Mahesh Vuppalapati
Kellogg School of Management
Wing Venture Capital
Luck & Co
Rafi Tanzim Syed
Christina Leigh Morgan
Felix A. Navarro Jr.
Juan is an investor at Soma Capital investing in early stage seed and series A companies. He has invested across multiple sectors including fintech, enterprise, consumer and healthcare. Prior to Soma, Juan was a Scientist where he worked on OTC (Over the Counter) drug development at Johnson&Johnson and later focused on Influenza and Oncology research at Genentech. He started his investing career at DCM and later Manchesterstory Group. Has an MBA and a background in Data Science and Biochemistry.
Engineer at Snap. Previously at Google, Spotify, and Airtime. Percussionist & Drummer.
Jessica is on the growth marketing team at Zageno, a General Catalyst backed startup. She is also head of content for Elpha (Y Combinator S19, community of 36K+ women in tech), Harvard in Tech, and Techstars Boston. She was formerly an investor at Soma Capital and graduated with high honors from Harvard. In her free time, she loves running, biking, and hiking.
Megan is the founder, advisor and investor focusing on emerging tech. She has built 4 companies, one successfully exited. She has a long track record of taking technical products to market and of serving as interim CMO for other high-growth startups. She is also a sought after mentor at Techstars, an Advisor and angel investor in several early stage companies, and a Venture Partner at Republic. Megan earned her MBA from Thunderbird in 2012 a certificate from VC Unlocked, Stanford’s invite-only investor training program for emerging leaders.
Growth Initiatives team at Hippo Insurance, where he helps lead their smart home program and sales operations function.
Warner Music Group
Sumit is the Head of Corporate Development at Revel Transit Inc. Prior to this, he held a similar position at Fluidity, a blockchain technology company that was acquired by ConsenSys. He's also served as Head of Corporate Strategy, Business Operations, and New Market Strategy at Spotify, and has held consulting roles at Bain & Company, and technical roles at Google and IBM. Sumit received a BSc Engineering from UAlberta and MBA from NYU.
Oscar is the co-founder of Remi, a direct-to-consumer sleep and wellness brand based in San Francisco. Prior to starting Remi, Oscar worked at venture capital firm Sinai Ventures, a $100 million fund focused where he focused on early stage consumer investments. Previously, Oscar worked at BMW’s VC arm on mobility, autonomous driving, and marketplace investments. Oscar is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.