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WAMVentures Thanks the Speakers & Community Partners of WAMVentures Forum 5/17/17: Pitch to Investors | AI, Robotics & Advanced Tech

WAMVentures thanks our insightful speakers:


Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures. Oliver has been a leading operator and manager of emerging technologies for more than 20 years. Oliver has built and sold numerous ventures, including: Holmes Protection to ADT/Tyco, Americash to American Express, and launching RobotGalaxy, a national EdTech brand. Oliver has been investing in the robotics industry for close to 10 years, with four successful exits in his angel portfolio in the past two years (including 2 IPOs). He is a member of New York Angels and co-chairs the Frontier Tech Committee. Oliver holds 14 patents, has appeared on numerous television shows, and is a sought after speaker/syndicated writer of robotics.

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Frances Schwiep, Principal, Comcast Ventures. Frances is a New York-based venture capital investor focusing on early-stage investments in enterprise tech companies, with a particular focus on startups that are leveraging AI and digital assets to redefine the future of work, cities, and communication mediums in a “cloudy” and mobile world. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Frances was an investor at Highland Capital and Redstar Ventures, where she focused on consumer tech, healthcare IT, and B2B marketplaces. Before that she was a product manager at MC10 Inc., a wearable computing company where she helped develop applications for the company’s bio-sensors in sports and health verticals. Frances began her career in data science and consulting and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Ramphis Castro, Co-Founder, ScienceVest Ramphis is the Co-Founder of ScienceVest (YC F3), a fund and platform for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives. He is a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 450 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 40 countries on 6 continents, that have collectively deployed $200B in venture capital. He is the Co-Chair the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, he has researched the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research & commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.

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WAMVentures also thanks our Community Partners:

ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

The ThoughtWorks mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people we call them 'ThoughtWorkers' - to:

* Run a sustainable business

* Champion software excellence and revolutionize the IT industry

* Advocate passionately for social and economic justice

Shufflrr is presentation management. It turns one-and-done files into enterprise communications assets.  With its advanced search and visualization of files, Shufflrr expedites the creation, distribution, re-use, updating, sharing, broadcasting and tracking of not just PowerPoint but all file types throughout your organization.

The StartupOneStop newsletter is a first read of investors, entrepreneurs and the tech press globally, with its insightful editorial, and coverage of the top news of the week and curated events of special interest to the New York tech community. StartupOneStop is written and curated by Bonnie Halper, a superconnector who has been covering tech in NY since the early days of Web 1.0

TrendyTripping connects people with unique local spaces - and each other. What we offer: daily/monthly membership for those who are always in the field, but sometimes need a place to MEET, CREATE and COLLABORATE. Join our community of women founders and find the vibrant local space and people to inspire your success.

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