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Curious about how Founders and Funders of some leading companies got to where they are now? Are you considering launching a business, but unsure if it will get funded? Do you want to know how Funders connect with new startups, what tolerated risks they invest in, and what they look for when funding a startup?

Whether these are questions you have now or might consider in the future, we’d love to see you at the next Gay Geeks LA event: LGBT Founders and Funders Panel, hosted by Grindr ( and StartOut (

The most well respected LGBT angels, founders and venture capitalists will be on hand to talk about how they evaluate business plans, the qualifications of a strong management team and more!

This moderated panel will be followed by a Q&A session, then networking with LA entrepreneurs, software professionals and other techies.


Joel Simkhai, CEO & Founder of Grindr

David Cooley, President & Founder of the Abbey Food and Bar

Chirag Chotalia, VC of Pritzker Group

Greg Wiles – Managing Director, VentureOut Capital

Moderator: Carter McJunkin, Grindr COO/CFO

When: September 16th


6:30-7:00 Networking/Reception

7:00-7:45 Panel

7:45-8:00 Q&A

8:00-8:30 Networking/Reception

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