Venture Capital Panel: The Hottest Funding Trends of 2019 (so far) !


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A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss some of the trends in startup funding in Silicon Valley for 2019 (so far) and what to expect for the balance of the year and beyond.

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking

About the Panelists:

(More panelists TBA.)

Holly Liu, Y Combinator

Holly Liu is a visiting partner at Y Combinator. Holly founded Kabam, a company that started as a corporate social network then turned into fan communities for TV shows and sports, and exited as mobile gaming. Holly was in charge of product design and was lead designer on their flagship franchise Kingdoms of Camelot, a game that grossed over $250 million in revenue. She later oversaw the worldwide People and Culture function. Kabam grew to over 1,500 employees and sold to Netmarble and FoxNext in 2017.

Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners

Vish Mishra is a venture director at Clearstone Venture Directors. Vish joined Clearstone in March 2002 with over 30 years of leadership and management experience in the high tech industry including software, Internet, networking and telecommunications. He is a founder and served as a board member of Telera and was also co-founder of Excelan - companies which had very successful exits. Vish sits or has sat on boards of many venture-backed companies.

Vish holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology at Benares Hindu University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and MBA work from the University of Minnesota.

Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics Venture Capital

Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early-stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain).

Joe Jasin, DNA Partners

Joe Jasin is Managing Director of DNA Partners, LLC, an early stage venture capital investment firm. DNA invests in digital media value chain technology companies based in the U.S. and China. Joe spends about 20 to 30 percent of his time in China. Joe has over 20 years of experience in a career that spans globally in the mobile/wireless and digital media industries, having establishing a robust cross border presence in the U.S. and throughout Asia.

About the Moderator:

Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California ( ( Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.

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