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April 4, 2019

Watch SC’s Venture Capital Panel discussion at Idea to IPO’s 2/28/2019 event on the topic of The Hottest Funding Trends of 2019

Watch the YouTube recording of the 2/28/2019 panel discussion, shared by Idea to IPO here

About the Panelists:

Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics — 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). At the same time, Nuno has served and continues serving as a board member for various start-ups and non-profits in the US, Europe and Asia.

SC Moatti, Mighty Capital — SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of product managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com (http://scmoatti.com/)

Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures — Bill Reichert is co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Partner at Fenox Venture Capital, a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and around the world. Some of Garage’s most successful investments include Pandora Media (NYSE: P), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), iNest (acquired by LendingTree), and LeftHand Networks (acquired by HP).

Anna Fokina, DCVC — Anna Fokina is a Senior.Associate at DCVC Bio, an early stage VC fund focused on agtech and computational life science. Previously she was on the investment team at Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), the Venture Capital arm of Monsanto, which was one of the most active investors globally in agriculture.

Prior to joining MGV, Anna was a long-short equity analyst at Moore Capital Management and SC Fundamental. Before that, she was an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Centerview Partners. Anna received a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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 (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.

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