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Chirag Chotalia, Principal DFJ, joined in 2016, coming from Pritzker Group Venture Capital in Los Angeles. While at Pritzker, he was instrumental in building the firm’s west coast consumer and digital media practice. He sourced and led the firm’s investments in Casper, The Honest Company, HelloGiggles (Time, Inc.), Hollar, PureWow, Raden, and Retention Science; and supported Pritzker’s investment in Dollar Shave Club (Unilever).  Chirag also worked at CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest private equity firm, and at Charlesbank Capital Partners. Chirag started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.  Chirag holds a BA in economics and diaspora studies from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in entrepreneurial management.  Chirag was named one of LA’s top 10 innovators to watch by the Los Angeles Times. He is also a member of Swarthmore College’s alumni council.

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Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She is Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 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 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. 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 audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland, New Zealand & Silicon Valley. Bio https://pemo.one

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