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Jim Pallotta

Raptor Ventures

Based in United States. Invests in Information Technology, Digital Media, Entertainment, Restaurants, Consumer Internet, Social Media, iOS, Lifestyle Products, College Campuses, ECommerce, Marketplaces, Art, Data Mining, Content Discovery, Local Advertising, Music, Social Commerce, Ticketing, Mobile, Video, Content, Mobile Commerce, Outdoors, Sports, Action Sports

Bruce Shaw

Founder, Harvard Common Press, award-winning food media company. Co-founder, The Food Loft, innovation space for food companies. Investor in foodtech startups.

Paul Palmieri

Paul Palmieri plays a dual role of investor and advisor to seed and venture stage companies. He serves as both a General Partner of Grit Capital, a NY and Maryland based early-stage fund, and as Venture Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, California. He focuses on data and AI based businesses in the areas of consumer software, marketing technology, media, and commerce. Some of his current investments include Niche, Jackpocket, Zeel, Pulse8, Scorestream, Immersv, Yet Analytics and Moonlighting. He serves on the board member at Niche, and as an observer at iFundWomen. Mr. Palmieri is a successful entrepreneur in the internet space – most notably in the mobile ecosystem. He was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM) from 2006 to 2014, a market leading advertising technology company. He led the company from concept to several hundred million USD in revenue, operations on three continents, a successful IPO, and operation and growth as a public company. Prior to Millennial Media, he held management positions at Verizon (NYSE: VZ), (AOL), and Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS). He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Television, as an expert in user data, and the secular trend of mobile computing. Mr. Palmieri is the former Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, and served on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He is a current national judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, was a winner of the award in the technology category in 2011, and was named Executive of the Year in 2011 by the American Business Awards. Mr. Palmieri is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, where he serves as a Trustee. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and 2 children, and operates Grit Capital Partners out of New York City.

Gary Rubens

Gary Rubens is a Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Start It Labs. He serves as Advisor at 9Mile Labs. He is a Strategic Advisor at Visual Vocal. Rubens serves as Steering and Screening Committee Member at TiE Angels Group Seattle. He is a Co-Founder & served as the Chief Executive Officer, & President at Allied Trade Group. He also currently serves as President at DBS Worldwide. He is also currently the Owner and serves as an Advisor at i1 Biometrics.

David Fraga

David Fraga serves as Chief Operating Officer at InVisionApp. He also is an Angel Investor. He served as a Vice President, Corporate Development at Shutterstock. He has been with Shutterstock since 2009, leading M&A, corporate Partnership and Strategic Growth Initiatives. Prior to joining the team, he worked at insight Venture Partners, a technology-focused private equity and venture capital firm.

Tim Converse

Head of Search Science Engineering at eBay. Ex-Inktomi, @yahoo, @powerset, Bing. Co-author PHP Bible series. Co-founder of @jybe (acquired by Yahoo! in 2013)

Andre Bliznyuk

Andre Bliznyuk serves as Partner at Runa Capital. He serves as the Board Member at SchoolMint. Andre Bliznyuk is also a Board Member at Lendio. He also serves as Partner at Runa Capital. Prior to that, he was head of capital markets and investor relations at Sistema. Andre graduated from MSU with a master's degree in Cross-Cultural Communications, followed this with a graduate course in Economics/Management. He previously served as Board Member at Auxo.

Patrick Rea

Co-Founder & Managing Director of CanopyBoulder. Executive Editor of The State of the Legal Marijuana Markets. M&A, VC & B2B media in natural products

Allan Johnston

CEO @team-network. Vice Chair @aises-foundation, VP @wedbush-securities. Investor @curemark, @simplysocial-2, @tyler-systems-inc-simply-social-ancala-info.

Emmett Shear

Emmett Shear is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Twitch Interactive. He is also co-founder of and a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the 4th largest peak internet traffic in the U.S.

Rahim Fazal

Rahim Fazal is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at SV Academy. Rahim Fazal is Co-Founder and served as Chief Strategist and Chairman at Involver. He is a three-time company co-founder, including a web-hosting company he sold for $1.5 million dollars while taking his senior year final exams during high school. He then started a web services platform business and eventually took it public, becoming one of the youngest directors of a publicly traded company in the United States. Fazal completed his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Arda Kutsal

Arda Kutsal serves as Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Webrazzi. He is an Investor at Rigetti Quantum Computing and Ginkgo Bioworks. He also serves as an Advisor at Colendi.

Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler is an angel investor. He is the Founder and serves as CEO & Executive Advisor of Strategic Leadership at Ellipsis Advisors. He serves as a Board Member of Lumini. He serves as a Board Advisor at Lanetix. Hans Hickler serves as Board Member at KleenGel Medical. Hans Hickler serves as Board Member at VenX Medical and MEla Artisans. He joined DHL in 2005, and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Customer Solutions, responsible for the customer relationship management of the group's largest customers. Prior to that, Hickler served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express in the United States. In that position, he focused on building out the DHL Express US network and implementing numerous service initiatives. In this capacity, he devised strategies to bolster the company's standing in the express shipping industry and also implemented a recognized Customer Experience Initiative aimed to deepen customer engagement and enhance customers' experiences. Hickler started his career in the ocean transportation business, and for the next 20 years he held senior positions including Sales, General Management, CIO for the NOL Group and CEO of APL Logistics. Hickler has served on the boards of several startup ventures in the automotive, technology and medical device sectors. He holds a Ba in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a degree from Aiglon College.

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