Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 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, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio
David Blumberg Founder/Managing Partner Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. David is an authority on early stage investing with David is the founder and managing partner of Blumberg Capital. David is an authority on early stage investing with decades of experience. He founded Blumberg Capital in the early 1990s and launched its first venture-backed fund in 2001. Prior to Blumberg Capital, David managed international investments with the Bronfman Family Office, Adler & Co, APAX Partners and at T. Rowe Price. He also launched business development for Check Point Software Technologies as one of its top four executives. David earned his A.B. in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD. David speaks French and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish. David serves on the boards of Apester, Credorax, Deep Instinct, DoubleVerify, EarnUp, EasKnock, FeeX, IntSights, Jassby, Lendio, SigOpt, SupplyPike, Roam, Trulioo and Wunder.
Chris McCann General Partner Proof of Capital, entrepreneur, and community builder. Prior, Chris founded and led the community program at Greylock Partners, a San Francisco based venture capital firm with $3.5 billion under management which led investments in Facebook, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Coinbase, among others. Chris has an angel portfolio of over twenty investments within the fintech and blockchain verticals including: Binance ($2.8B market cap), Solana (valued at $250M), among others. Before he joined the firm, he was the co-founder of StartupDigest (acquired by Techstars), and was an early advisor for the Thiel Fellowship & StartX at Stanford University. He also created RelayNode, covering the blockchain & fintech sectors and reaches 15,000 entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors on a weekly basis.
Michelle Killoran Principal OMERS Ventures In her role as Principal at OMERS Ventures, Michelle Killoran is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities in the real estate and health tech sectors. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Michelle was a Senior Associate in Financial Advisory at Deloitte. As a part of the Valuations group, she provided valuation services to both public and private companies related to mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax, and litigation. Michelle is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University. In 2020, Michelle was named one of Venture Capital Journal’s “40 Rising Stars under 40” in the global venture community.
Adam Carson Operating Partner Point72 Ventures on the FinTech team based out of San Francisco. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Adam worked at JPMorgan Chase as the Head of Digital / FinTech Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships with a focus on advising Chase’s lines of business (Consumer Banking, Business Banking, Merchant Services, Card Services, Auto Lending and Home lending) and functions (Digital, Marketing, Operations, Risk and Technology) through their digital transformation. Earlier in his career Adam worked at eBay, Bain & Company and Morgan Stanley. Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Adam attended Duke University and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has lived / worked in New York, London and Hong Kong before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.