Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures. As the Founder & CEO of Lucas Point Ventures Adam invests in and advises early stage companies.
Adam's focus is supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. He sits on the Board of Pinks and Greens and serves as an Advisor to a number of companies as well as Chicago based Techweek. In 2014 he served as Chief Financial Officer of leading NYC based cybersecurity company NopSec, another of his investees. He is an Advisor/Mentor to San Francisco based Astia, Boulder based MergeLane, New York based 37 Angels, Menlo Park based Women's StartupLab and LA based Vinetta Project.
In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of "25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know" and also one of the "100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know". In 2015 he was featured in Tech.co as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 great people spearheading change in tech investment" by Silicon Republic.
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Amy Kadomatsu is co-founder and president of ROKO Labs, a mobile platform company that helps app creators grow and engage their user communities by adding referral programs, chatbots and promo code tracking, to their apps. ROKO Labs is also the host of the App Idea Awards, a competition for app entrepreneurs to pitch their app ideas to top-tier VCs including First Round Capital, Greycroft and Samsung Ventures.
Prior to ROKO Labs, Amy was a Managing Director at McGraw-Hill Financial, a Fortune 500 company. A serial entrepreneur, Amy has created and launched multiple start-ups including TheMarkets.com, which was sold to S&P Capital IQ in 2010 for $300M. Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Amy is an active seed investor with HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, a mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable, pitch night judge and advisor to start-ups. She also serves as Board Chair for MOUSE, a national nonprofit that empowers students to become leaders, inventors, and creators in the technology ecosystem. Amy is a graduate of Harvard University and has an an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Brian Laung Aoaeh is a partner at KEC Ventures, an early stage venture fund based in New York City, where he devotes the majority of his time to assessing potential Seed and Series A investments in technology startups. He blogs at Innovation Footprints and is on Twitter: @brianlaungaoaeh, LinkedIn: Brian Laung Aoaeh and Instagram: @brianlaungaoaeh.
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