Diversity in VC

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Date(s) - 03/15/2016
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

DTLA General Assembly



Jess Erickson
Director of Diversity, 500 Startups

Elizabeth Yin
Partner, 500 Startups

Monique Woodard
Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Alyse Killeen
Venture Capital Investor, Private Fund

Diversity in tech: we’re all talking about it, but what are we actually doing about it?

Join GA, 500 Startups and a panel of trailblazing women in tech. We’ll learn their stories and hear what they’re doing about diversity in the industry. Join us and connect with our LA team and local founders.

*Drinks and light apps will be provided.

500 Startups LA Distribution Team:

Andrei M. Marinescu, Distribution Partner @500Startups:

Andrei is a distribution partner at 500 Startups, where he invests in seed-stage startups and helps portfolio companies scale their businesses. Previously, he was chief marketing officer at Ring and Viddy. Andrei was the first marketing hire at Hulu, where he helped to launch and scale the Hulu Plus business to over 3M subscribers and a $500M revenue run rate. Earlier in his career, he was VP marketing at MOG (acquired by Beats Music) and product manager at myFICO. He holds an MBA from The Walter A. Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, an M.S. from Caltech, and a B.S. from Purdue University.

Matt Ellsworth, Distribution Partner @500Startups:

Matt specializes in Sales, Business Development, Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, and Outsourcing. Prior to 500 Startups Matt was the VP of Growth for Storefront, a marketplace for Short-term retail space. Before that Matt was selling enterprise deals to companies like Pinterest, Tumblr, Ticketmaster, Toms, American Apparel, Paramount, and many more.

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Scott Perry -- LA Tech Digest founder

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