Tips from Startup Founders Who Did It
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Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8 pm EDT on Zoom
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In this panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs, we will hear how they were able to successfully raise funds during 2020.They will share their experiences about working in a virtual environment where the power of networking has been touted as an important factor in getting the deal done. And we will explore whether the new approaches will have staying power after the pandemic is over and a new normal sets in. Brett Topche, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Red & Blue Ventures will moderate.
About Our Panelist: Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher is co-founder and co-CEO of Harper Wilde, the Venice, California-based DTC brand disrupting the $16 billion intimate apparel industry with its mission to take the B.S. out of Bra Shopping by offering high-quality, ethically-made product at a fair price and a commitment to empowerment, social responsibility, and humor.
In her role, Jane oversees supply chain management, manufacturing, and operations. Most recently, Jane worked alongside the operating team at Providence Equity Partners in New York. Previously, she served as both a consultant and internal strategist at McKinsey & Co., and held a leading role with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In initiative.
Jane received her B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and her MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and Operations from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she met her co-founder and co-CEO, Jenna Kerner, and the idea for Harper Wilde was born.
About Our Panelist: Craig Limoli
Craig Limoli is the CEO, Founder & Chairman of Wellsheet. To learn more about Craig Limoli please visit website.
About Our Panelist: Chris Molaro
About Our Moderator: Brett Topche
Brett Topche co-founded Red & Blue Ventures and has more than a decade and a half of venture capital and private equity experience. He has spent much of his career primarily focusing on investments in ecommerce, digital media, mobile applications, marketing technologies and B2B software. Prior to co-founding Red & Blue, he spent more than nine years at MentorTech Ventures. He represents Red & Blue on the Boards of AptDeco, MD Ally and Strella Biotechnology and as an observer at Burrow. He also serves on the Board of PayPerks and observes on the Board of goTenna representing MentorTech Ventures. He previously served on the Board of Wanderfly (acquired by TripAdvisor), and observed on the Boards of SeniorHomes.com (acquired by Bankrate), Curalate (acquired by Bazaarvoice) and TicketLeap (acquired by PatronManager). Brett is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School, with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies and a Political Science minor from the College and Arts and Sciences.
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