Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO
A distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in fintech and investment in fintech.
Jeff Cain directs the Envestnet|Yodlee Incubator. He has extensive technology and startup experience, having been a business development and M&A executive at companies
such as Common Sense Media, Cadence Design Systems and Red Herring. He built an
ecosystem of wireless startups for Rutberg & Company and ran a consultancy that provided M&A, partnership and business planning services to technology and media companies. Jeff also started two consumer products companies and was even an investment banker. Jeff holds a BA in economics from Stanford and an MA in religion from Harvard.
Gopi Rangan is the founder and General Partner at Sure Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in InsurTech startups. The mission of the firm is to enable peace of mind for individuals and businesses. Portfolio: Blitzz, Decent, Hi Marley, Mile Auto, Rocket Dollar and SpotAngels. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. Gopi has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India.
Jordan Wahbeh partners with startups and investors to grow, scale, fund raise and achieve their objectives through operations, fundraising, business development, product development, and team leadership. As an experienced leader and advisor, he assists or leads in business operations and development, market growth, org transformation, and customer management. As a Partner at Andra Capital, and Bay Angels’ Managing Partner, Jordan has a strong network of resources and SMEs along with a varied portfolio of startups companies.
Peter Wycisk serves as an Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures, managing investments in the US and Europe. Prior to his role at Pegasus, Peter worked in investment banking and municipal finance. His responsibilities included execution of diverse quantitative analyses, and development of innovative financing and rating agency strategies for various issuers. To date he worked on over 30 transactions totaling approximately $2 billion. Peter holds a degree in Management and Finance from Case Western Reserve University.
About the Moderator: Arman Pahlavan is a corporate attorney and partner at the Perkins Coie’s Emerging Companies and Private Equity groups in Palo Alto. He advises venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies across their legal needs. He counsels them on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions and fund formation matters.