Geoff Davis’s Startup Story

Geoff Davis is the CEO at Sorenson Impact. He creates companies & global systems that help people live better and help the planet, and has a background in implementing impact investment strategies, impact measurement, emerging markets, financial services, education, venture & private equity.

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Seana Day’s Startup Story

Seana Day is a partner at Culterra Capital, which provides strategic and transaction advisory services across the Agriculture, Supply Chain and Food Tech sectors. She is also a Venture Partner at Better Food Ventures, exclusively investing in early stage companies that are leveraging information and communications technology to transform and strengthen the food and agriculture sectors. Seana leads the firm’s agtech sector thesis.

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G Radhakrishnan’s Startup Story

As Director Venture Capital for Micron’s $100M AI Fund, Gayathri is actively investing in startups that apply AI to solve critical problems in the areas of Manufacturing, Healthcare and Automotive.  She brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience across product management, product marketing, corporate strategy, M&A and venture investments in large Fortune 500 companies such as Dell and Corning and in startups. She has also worked as an early stage investor at Earlybird Venture Capital, a premier European venture capital fund based in Germany.

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Jamie Rodota’s Startup Story

Jamie Rodota is currently the Senior Director of Strategy for Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, where he invests catalytic capital in the most promising seed stage companies located outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston.

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Nitzan Pelman’s Startup Story

Nitzan Pelman is a social entrepreneur at heart and cares deeply about finding solutions for breaking the cycle of poverty through education and workforce development. Nitzan launched Climb Hire, a new upskilling organization, that helps overlooked and hidden talent prepare for “new collar” jobs related to Salesforce. Prior to Climb Hire, Nitzan founded ReUp Education in 2015 and served as its founding CEO for 3 years. ReUp partners with universities to re-enroll students who have dropped out of college.

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Pedro Goes’s Startup Story

Pedro Góes is currently the CEO of InEvent. InEvent is a Y Combinator venture backed company providing an event, marketing and sales platform for Forbes 2000 Global companies, including Amazon, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Santander, Unilever, Boeing, Embraer and Citibank. Previously Pedro started a company in college where he had more than 10,000 monthly active paying users. He is a Y Combinator Alumni, a 40 under 40 founder by Association Magazine, a UK Event Tech Award Winner and a Gold Crocodile Award Winner.

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Adam Henderson’s Startup Story

Adam is currently a Founding Member of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s Largest Angel Investment group, serving as COO/Head of Global-partnerships. In addition, Adam is an advisor to the Keiretsu Capital real estate fund. Adam has spent his career at the intersection of Real Estate and Technology. He has been an early investor, board member, founder, and advisor in a number of companies ranging from agribusiness, trading platforms, Fintech, App development, SaaS software, green tech, real estate to wine with successful exits including an IPO.

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Allen Taylor’s Startup Story

Allen Taylor is part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, a mission-driven organization focused on supporting high-growth companies in emerging and under-served markets. He leads Endeavor Catalyst, Endeavor’s innovative co-investment fund that has been recognized as one of the most active global venture investors in markets like Latin America and the Middle East. Since launching in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has raised over $250M+ across three funds and made 200+ investments in 30+ different markets, including 37 companies now valued at $1B+.

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Chon Tang’s Startup Story

Chon Tang is an experienced entrepreneur, computer scientist, venture investor, and fund manager. Currently a founding partner at UC Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, he is is leading the effort to transform UC Berkeley into a global nexus for entrepreneurship, with the support of private venture capital.

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Tim Bucher’s Startup Story

Tim Bucher is currently CEO of Agtonomy, a company with a hybrid autonomy and tele-assist platform for agriculture vehicles. Tim is a high-tech serial entrepreneur who has created several successful companies over the last 3 decades, taking one of them public and selling six others to tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, Dell, and Seagate.

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