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Nancy Fechnay is an accomplished founder, investor, and mentor. Nancy was a Partner at Flight Ventures (the brainchild of Gil Penchina). Nancy launched the first AngelList syndicate in Europe in early 2015. Since then Flight has built the largest online group of investors in the world. Nancy also mentors for Techstars and the Vatican's positive impact accelerator, Laudato Si. Nancy invests in high-growth tech companies (Angel through Series A), but is most interested in working with companies that have the potential to positively impact the world through scalable technology. Nancy has been a part of the startup investing world for nine years. Starting her career in cleantech venture, Nancy has since worked for top firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight and leading her own angel deals in all things tech. Passionate about unleashing one’s true potential through the power of community and sharing life’s highs and lows, Nancy co-founded The Inspire Movement with the help of Hephzi Pemberton and Google in London in 2016. The Inspire Movement brings people together to share impactful stories of overcoming life's greatest challenges in an effort to address the overwhelming problem of mental health in the 21st century. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. (Past speaking engagements include SLUSH, Google HQ, CognitionX, Europas, Oslo Innovation Week, GIANT Health, and Websummit.)
Patrick Schwarzenegger is an American-Austrian actor, model, and entrepreneur. While some of his work includes staring in movies and Mini series- Patrick has gained reputation for helping and scaling small buisness. More specially, Patrick has become known as one of the top and most influential investors in the Better-For-You health and wellness CPG space. Patrick has helped companies with celebrity endorsements and fundraising, manufacturing contracts, re-brands, messaging and marketing.
Currently eating a lot of candy + building BEHAVE | Previously: SoulCycle, Daily Harvest, Uber, and the NFL
Hi, I’m Ben Zises - angel investor, advisor, and fund manager. Most notably, I was the first investor and founding advisor to quip, Caraway & Arber, before each had its name, and had early investor roles in A Kids Company About, Branch, Brightland, Cadence, Cleancult, Co-op, Density, Envoy, Haus, Judy, Lalo, Settle, Stix, Swag.com & Windmill among others. My focus is on areas where I am most passionate and have an informational AND educational competitive advantage: Consumer (CPG, eCommerce infrastructure), PropTech & Future of Work. I personally experienced the complete life cycle of building a company: from identifying a problem/market opportunity, coming up with the “idea”, to painstakingly developing a business plan, product road-map and executing on it. I've been in a founder's shoes: from leaving my stable job, asking friends and family for money ($2MM raised from 30+ investors), to hiring and scaling a team, and more. I've also experienced similar ups and downs: from launching to widespread industry acclaim, countless press articles, gaining tens of thousands of users, iterating & pivoting 3x, pitching hundreds of VC's in NYC & Silicon Valley, to failing to raise a successive round of funding, and ultimately winding down the company (and moving past failure).
Ben Cogan is co-founder and co-CEO at Hubble, one of America’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies. Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and over the past year Hubble has extended its footprint around the world. Cogan is also a co-Founder at Willow, an adult incontinence brand, Mockingbird, a baby stroller brand, and is an adviser to Resolved CX, a customer service platform for direct-to-consumer companies.
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