Panel

This Upcoming PitchForce Panelists

October 19,  2017

 

Maryanne Morrow

Maryanne is a FinTech and MarketingTech Expert. She is connecting Startup innovation with the Fortune 1000. Maryanne has over 20 years of consistently successful business development and relationship management in highly competitive markets. She has a broad disciplinary expertise across the financial services industry with experience in: mutual funds, separately managed accounts, unified managed accounts and structured products.

Maryanne is a member of the Keiretsu Forum angel investor group as well as the CEO and founder of SurgeXLR, a new kind of accelerator that is breaking the Silicon Valley model to help our founders fast-track growth and success by building business from the ground up.

Maryanne’s specialties include: Advertising, Multi-Media, Marketing and Communication Strategies, Fee-Based Asset Management, Mutual Fund Industry, Advisor Practice Management, Relationship Management.

 

Bob Kamm

Bob Kamm has over 20 years of experience in large and small companies.   Bob has started and sold 3 software companies.   These companies competed in the e-doc, logistics and security market spaces.  Bob is the Entrepreneur in residence for Sandy Hill Ventures specializing in secondary investments.    Bob holds an MBA in Finance from UCLA.    Bob has been a member of the Keiretsu Forum Angel Group for the past 13 years.

Bob Kamm has over 20 years of experience in large and small companies.   Bob has started and sold 3 software companies.   These companies competed in the e-doc, logistics and security market spaces.  Bob is the Entrepreneur in residence for Sandy Hill Ventures specializing in secondary investments.   Bob holds an MBA in Finance from UCLA.    Bob has been a member of the Keiretsu Forum Angel Group for the past 13 years.

 

Nathaniel Krasnoff

Nathaniel Krasnoff is an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners, an early stage Bay Area based VC looking at how intelligent systems affect a broad range of verticals including Workforce Innovation, retail, supply chain, logistics, fintech, edtech, insuretech, digital health, enterprise iOT, and others. Nathaniel is a recovering engineer with a passion for developing new products and initiatives that improve the lives of the people who use them. To date, he has spent the majority of his professional career developing technology in the spaces of augmented reality (AR) and transportation through which he designed and built AR motorcycle helmets and electric race boats, and is a proud member of World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Initiative.

 

David Emerson

David Emerson is a member of the Harvard Business School Angels Selection Committee.  He has a 20+ year career working with emerging high-growth companies in various capacities – including as senior management (general counsel, chief financial officer), board member, advisor and investor.   He is an active investor through Harvard and Berkeley Angels and is a principal in Greendale Ventures.  

David Emerson also practices law as a business attorney as a member of the California Bar and as a patent attorney registered with the USPTO, with an emphasis on social media and gaming, telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions and venture financing. He is a respected panelist and speaker at early-stage investing pitch events and serves as an industry expert and provides business counseling to start-ups in the San Francisco area. David Emerson holds degrees from Berkeley, Harvard and WPI and is a trustee of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.