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from Marisa Alma McGinnis “In the Summer of 2014 I was on your “speed pitching” #nopanels. The founder of Tempo Automation pitched me. He had 5 minutes. I liked what I heard. I asked him if he had a female co-founder, the answer was “yes” so I sent them to Golden Seeds. Golden Seeds funded Tempo. Tempo Automation, Inc. (located in San Francisco) just closed their $40M Series C round which was led by a major SF VC. I invested in the C-round along with Golden Seeds and the VC. The company has a valuation of $140M and expects to have an IPO in two years. Just another Pemo success story.”

Marisa Alma McGinnis, Golden Seeds & limited Partner Blumberg Capital @NoPanels Summer 2014. She does startup investing & real estate investing & is an advisor for a couple of startups. She is interested in early industries artificial intelligence, robotics & virtual reality. The most important thing to Marisa is the team because there are a lot of good ideas especially in Silicon Valley & she is looking for a team that can execute. There’s a lot of intermingling now between the angel groups & the vcs. For example Golden Seeds can go all the way through to Series A & not all that long ago after the initial seed round then the company would have to go the venture capital route.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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