Deena Shakir (Lux Capital, GV) & Uber brunchwork

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You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Lux Capital Partner Deena Shakir and Nikhil Goel, Uber's Head of Product, Aviation. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Deena and Nikhil, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, farm-to-table meal.

Deena Shakir is a Partner on the investing team at Lux Capital, a venture capital firm investing in counter-conventional, early-stage science and tech ventures, with $2.4B AUM. She is particularly interested in breakthrough approaches in health, home, and access that can positively transform lives.

Prior to joining Lux, Deena was a partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures), supporting a portfolio of more than 300 companies. She also directed social impact investments at, and led strategic partnerships for early-stage products in healthcare, research, machine intelligence and search at Google.

Deena serves on the Boards of several non-profits including Tarjimly, TechWadi, and AMIDEAST. She is a Kauffman Fellow and a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member.

Nikhil Goel co-founded the Elevate ( team at Uber, an urban aerial ridesharing across the world's most congested cities, as well as our more nascent drone delivery project for Uber Eats.

Formerly a consultant in McKinsey's Silicon Valley Office, Nikhil worked with some of the world's leading consumer and technology companies.

Prior to McKinsey, Nikhil founded two startups: (Udemy for software engineers) and (TaskRabbit for India). He also held PM roles at Google and Microsoft working with engineering teams across YouTube, Xbox, and Office. Previous to that, engineering roles at SAIC and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

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