Susan Mason CoFounding Partner Aligned Partners Susan has over 25 years of operating management and venture capital experience. Aligned Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in capital efficient start-ups in the enterprise space. Prior to Aligned Partners, she was a General Partner with ONSET Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $600 million under management.Susan specializes in investing in the information technology area, specifically communications, security and financial technology.As an investor and board member, Susan has played a pivotal role in the development of companies including Securent (acqd CSCO), Alteon (IPO), Gadzoox (IPO), SilverTail Systems (acqd EMC), Omney (acqd MA), and many others. Prior to entering venture capital investing, she held positions in high-technology engineering, marketing and business development.She led a highly successful consulting practice, helping Fortune 1000 corporations capitalize on emerging markets and technologies.Early in her career, she held positions in marketing and engineering design of high-performance systems and microprocessors for Fujitsu Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor and NCR Microelectronics. Susan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.She is a regular guest speaker on entrepreneurial topics at Stanford University, UCLA and many of the local events in Silicon Valley. She is a founding boardmember of the Center for Venture Education, which operates the Kauffman Fellows Program.She has served as its Chairman and continues to serve on the board as Chair Emeritus.

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Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer.  She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV: Broadcasting Silicon Valley to the World! She is the CoFounder/CEO & Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with over 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley: Network with & Learn from Silicon Valley Investors! ; NoPanels: Engage Directly with Investors & Industry Leaders ; PitchPerfect Silicon Valley: Craft your Pitch for Funding! She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & 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 13 years.  She has been in small business for 45 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