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Matthew Le Merle, Partner Keiretsu Capital Keiretsu is the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is also CoFounder Fifth Era & a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew has degrees from Christ Church, Oxford (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA). He was born in London, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.

Victoria Cheng, Senior VP CITI Ventures. Victoria invests in startups developing new technologies that improve the way we do things today. She covers commerce, financial technology, marketing technologies, data and enterprise IT. Victoria is particularly fascinated by companies leveraging mobile to create the next generation of financial services experiences.  Victoria was previously with Core VC investing in Fintech. Prior to that, Victoria consulted for NYCSeed and Foundation Capital. While in grad school, she worked at NimbleTV, a startup streaming live television to any screen. Victoria was previously a Private Equity investor at HIG Capital, and worked at Citi, advising companies on capital raises, M&A, JVs, and IPOs.  Victoria has an MBA from Columbia University, where she graduated with honors, and a BS from Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Victoria has traveled to >35 countries and loves discovering new cultures, foods, and tech innovations. Victoria is a Kauffman Fellow, a mentor to various incubators, and an advisor to the InSITE Fellowship.

Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant.  John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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