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  • 1. Women In Tech Network Fast & Furious Progress!
  • 2. Book Launch! Finally It’s Official! :-))) Marina Lee, CEO & Founder of Women In Tech Network is one of the contributors in a book called Women Change The World (Arrianna Huffington and other major CEOs together have 100 Million reach) See Women In Tech Network’s Fast & Furious Progress! http://ow.ly/uw7Ok
  • 3. Our Solutions to 4.2% Women Entrepreneurs Funded, Study by Standford published by INC: http://ow.ly/uR4fC Join us for our Women in Tech Network Presents Panel Discussion: From Seed to VC, Insights into the Funding Process from Tech Leaders for Women Startups (Sold-Out event with 1,262+ RSVPs) WITNETWORK.eventbrite.com We have become the largest attendees event in Women Tech Startup Ecosystem! A few words from Councilman Mike Bonin - from the Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Keynote: Marianne Williamson Hildy Shandell (COO, Numecent - $14 Million Funded 2013 & Former VC) Kimberly Kovacs (Executive Vice President, Solium | Founder & Former CEO, OptionEase | Acquired November 2012) Matt Newman (CEO and Lead Engineer at Newman Infinite) Barbara Boxer (BELLE Capital USA Fund) Eva Ho (Partner at Susa Ventures & Founding Team at Applied Semantics - Renamed Google AdSense)
  • 4. May 21st Key Note: Marianne Williamson
  • 5. May 21st Panelist: Hildy Shandell (COO, Numecent - $14 Million Funded 2013 & Former VC) Hildy Shandell has over two decades of success working with private and public technology companies in a multitude of operating, strategic, transactional and investing roles. She has worked with Numecent as our Chief Operating Officer since November of 2010. Previously, Hildy was a Venture Partner with Opus Capital, a $1 billion early stage venture capital fund, where she sourced and evaluated investment opportunities in multiple enterprise and consumer markets. She has also advised start-ups on business and go-to-market strategy, potential strategic alliances and financial/operational infrastructure. Previously, Hildy was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Genesis Microchip, where she was instrumental in the sale of the company to STMicroelectronics at a 65% premium to market, the largest industry premium in recent years. While at Genesis, she accelerated new product launches through a technology licensing program and designed an acquisition strategy to strengthen the company's portfolio of differentiated technology. Prior to Genesis, Ms. Shandell was Vice President of Corporate Development at Broadcom. In that role, she completed close to $300 million of acquisitions which achieved 80% of the targeted sources of value and 95% retention of key talent. Before joining Broadcom, Hildy was Chief Operating Officer of 3Dlabs, having been promoted from CFO, to lead global operations. Prior roles included Managing Director of the Renaissance Fund, a $150 million private equity fund, and partner at two major international law firms.
  • 6. Women In Tech Network contributed to Book: Women Change The World (May 2014) by Michelle Patterson (President and CEO) Marina Lee, CEO & Founder of Women In Tech Network is feature as one of 40 Powerful Women in this book. Maria Shriver put California Women’s Conference on the map - The California Women’s Conference Keynote 2014: Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post This year, they are bringing together the CEOs from some of the top blogs in the world on one stage: EmpowHER, BlogHer, DailyWorth, and Huffington Post with Women Network bringing them together. Collectively, these media sites reach over 100 million people! The conference driven by women’s issues that brought actresses Marcia Cross and Tippi Hedren and other celebrities to Long Beach will return next spring. The California Women’s Conference, which normally took place in the fall, will be on May 20 and 21 in conjunction with Women Network Day, which “celebrates women supporting women and giving back to one another,” said Michelle Patterson, Women Network president and CEO. ”We are taking a moment and creating a movement!” Patterson said in an announcement Monday. “For nearly 30 years, the California Women’s Conference women have provided a forum for building successful businesses and positively influencing the world around them, hosting such influential personalities as Oprah Winfrey, Goldie Hawn, and First Lady Michelle Obama.” This will be Patterson’s second year conference, which is inspired by the women’s event that started nearly 30 years ago under Long Beach resident and former Gov. George Deukmejian and his wife, Gloria Deukmejian. That conference continued under the Governor’s Office and was made popular under former state first lady Maria Shriver.
  • 7. Women In Tech Network is a Media Partner at California Women Conference May 19th & 20th (Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post is the Key Note), Marina Lee (CEO & Founder) is a Contributor to Book: Women Change The World, Book Signing and a Women Network Board Advisory Member
  • 8. May 6th (35) Volunteers Dinner Meeting: Planning & Logistics (For May 21st witnetwork.eventbrite.co m 1262 RSVPs SOLD OUT Event) Pix: http://ow.ly/wHpef
  • 9. Thought Leader: Marianne Williamson will be at our May 21st Event
  • 10. Media Partner with Technology Investor Forum (formerly VCs in The OC) May 22, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center Orange County, CA TIF2014.com Featured Keynote: Brendan Iribe, CEO Oculus VR Inside the $2 Billion Facebook Deal: How This Orange County Startup Made it Big! The Technology Investor Forum is the evolution of VC in the OC, one of OCTANe's most popular signature events. Given the expanding regional innovation economy, the Technology Investor Forumwill deliver a broader investor base and showcase even more high-tech companies! What's more, it will continue to be the largest investment, high growth, and innovation conference in Southern California. With nearly 1,000 attendees, hundreds of companies, and dozens of investors, it is the one conference that all tech, life science, and cleantech CEOs, entrepreneurs, and investors must attend.
  • 11. Event at E3 in June with 150+ Game Industry Executives
  • 12. Media Partner & Sponsor Tablelagamesconference.com
  • 13. Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network Here are some of the reasons we created Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network: 1) What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs 2) Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds 3) Venture investor Aileen Lee says women executives are almost as hard ... at Silicon Valley's top-valued venture-backed companies as unicorns. 4) INC: Women Entrepreneurs receives only 4.2 percent of VC funding, according to new research from Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research. 5) Harvard Business Review: The Unnatural Selection of Male Entrepreneurs written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic http://ow.ly/umaM0 6) (Fox Business) Study: Investors Prefer Men’s Startup Pitches http://ow.ly/uHDy4 7) (WSJ) Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Drags On Solutions & WIT Network’s Objectives: Women Influencers, Key Contributors and Advisors helping in Changing The Ratio working with our Women In Tech Network and Ecosystem! See 8 Pix Slides: http://ow.ly/u9D58 1) Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series Events 2) Platform to connect Women Entrepreneurs and Investors (Sourcing for Investors who will invest in Women Co-Led Companies. We vet and accelerate the funding process. We are the Connective-Tissue between Women Entrepreneurs & Investors.) (Launching) 3) Media Platform to feature success stories of Funded Women Entrepreneurs (We showcase a dozen of successful Women Co-Led Companies as well as those in Silicon Valley to inspire. (Launching) 4) Angel Capital Fund (Coming Soon) 5) Galvanizing more Women In Tech and Placing them in Early Stage, Seres A or B Companies (Launching) Let's galvanize Influencers and help Change The Ratio. We need each and everyone of your help to make this happen. Thank you for your interest and support! Together we can do great things! :-) Greatly appreciate your interest and commitment to growing our LA/SoCal Tech Startup Ecosystem.
  • 14. Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network http://womentechinvestors2.eventbrite.com/ AGENDA (Note: VIP Networking Event for VIP Special Invites 7 to 8pm pst) Who Will Attend: ● 7-8pm Check-in and Networking (Appetizers, Delectable Desserts & Wine will be served) ● 8-9:30pm Panel and Q&A ● 9:30-10pm More Networking: Wrap up the evening with conversations with your like-minded Tech Startups Peeps Who Will Attend: In attendance will be Venture Capital Partners and Angel Investors for over 10+ firms. Also mix and mingle with Entrepreneurs and Start-up company representatives from over 100 companies. Tech startups, venture capitalists, angels, small business owners, media and entertainment professionals, retail owners, entrepreneurs, mobile, Internet, digital media, startups, service providers, legal, financial services, banks, investors. Attendees: 1,262 RSVPs Impressive list of attendees (Plus myriad of Women Entrepreneurs/Tech Startups): Evite (Acquired by Liberty Media), DocStoc, Goldman Sachs, ShoeDazzle, Adly, Merrill Lynch, ShowKit, Deutsche Bank, Hulu, Busby, Applliq, TigerText, Scopely, Advanstar Communications (Acquisition: ENK International), Fan Appz, JP Morgan, Demand Media, Sensing Places, The Walt Disney Company, Go Fast Pay, Preact (Launch Pad LA), J. Hilburn, Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP, TigerLead Solutions, Hautelook (Acquired by Nordstrom), Knoll, Ernst & Young, The Israel Conference, Molecular Recipes,Numecent, Manatt, CAA Venture, Taurus Capital Management, YourKidVid, Fandango, Patch of Land, City National Bank, Otozip, Gadbys Affair LLC, Stubbs Alderton, Consul Representative (Startup Community abroad) and more
  • 15. WIT Media Launch in May 2014 Featuring notable Women In Tech, Women Investors, Women Co-Led Companies, Women Entrepreneur friendly Investors and our Champions in SoCal Tech Startup Ecosystem & Silicon Valley.
  • 16. Councilman Mike Bonin from Mayor Eric Garcetti office will be at our major May 21st Event
  • 17. ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPO MAY 30TH - JUNE 1ST @BARKERHANGAR SANTA MONICA, CA Keynote: Elon Musk of Teslar & Space X Panelist at America’s Startup Expo: Marina Lee Press Release was picked up by Yahoo! Finance and Reuters confirming the interest in the market regarding entrepreneurship in America.
  • 18. Invited to be an ADVISOR Women In Tech Network is invited to be an Advisor for C-Launcher Startups Competition on October 23, 2014 at C Launcher Awards and Silicon Beach Event
  • 19. Media Partner with The Israel Conference in Oct 29-30http://www.theisraelconference.org/ ver 70 ExOver 70 Executives of Global Firms Yossi Vardi Godfather of Israel High Tech Dov Moran Founder & CEO Comigo Rob LoCascio Founder & CEO LivePerson Graham Weston Chairman & Co-founder Rackspace Ynon Kreiz Executive Chairman Maker Studios Sophie Blum Founder of P&G Israel House of Innovation Guy Horowitz Head of Corporate Business Development, Israel Deutsche Telekom AG Renu Bhatia VP, Sales and Partnerships Marvell Semiconductor Dan Winters VP, External Development/Talent Acquisition Activision Nagraj Kashyap SVP, Ventures Qualcomm Tal Simantov General Manager AOL On Yonah Lloyd President SodaStream Noa Tishby Israeli Actress, Producer, Model & Singer Gilad Novik Chief Technology Officer Horizons Ventures Ido Hacohen Head of Partner EcoSystem LivePerson and more
  • 20. Inaugural Women Investor SeriesInaugural Prominent Women Investors Series - Women In Tech Network (Eva Ho, VC - Susa Ventures, Renee LaBran VC - Rustic Canyon/FontisPartners, LP, Alexa Fisher, VC - Correlation Ventures, Alyse Killeen, VC - Clearstone Venture Partners & Victoria Cheng, VC - Core Innovation Capital) had 206 Attendees with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Reps, Consulate of Finland Rep, Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 Executive Advisors & Key Contributors, The Fiskers (Bio Tech VC and Fisker Automotive & Teslar Designer) and even a Rockefeller: womentechinvestorspanel.eventbrite.com
  • 21. Inaugural Women Investor SeriesInaugural Prominent Women Investors Series - Women In Tech Network (Eva Ho, VC - Susa Ventures, Renee LaBran VC - Rustic Canyon/FontisPartners, LP, Alexa Fisher, VC - Correlation Ventures, Alyse Killeen, VC - Clearstone Venture Partners & Victoria Cheng, VC - Core Innovation Capital) had 206 Attendees with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Reps, Consulate of Finland Rep, Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 Executive Advisors & Key Contributors, The Fiskers (Bio Tech VC and Fisker Automotive & Teslar Designer) and even a Rockefeller: womentechinvestorspanel.eventbrite.com
  • 22. December 13, 2013: Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network’s Luncheon Event
  • 23. Jan 7th: Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network’s Monthly Dinner Event
  • 24. Feb 4th: Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network’s Monthly Dinner Event (See 50+ Pix of Feb 4th): https://www.facebook.com/WomenInTechNetwork/photos_stream Pix - 29 Influential Women on 2/4/2014 our last event who have gathered together to be the Game Changer in SoCal Tech Startup Ecosystem! Ann Greenberg (Co-Founded Company - Acquired by Sony for $260 Million in 2008) Hildy Shandell (COO - Numecent - received $14 Million last year) Judy Hsieh (COO - Nasty Gal - $50 Million Funded last year) (Just to name a few)
  • 25. Women In Tech Network is a Media Partner with DEW Expo A 3-Days Event at Hyatt in Century City Feb 18-20 Digital Entertainment World As you may already know, we were Media Partners with a 3 Days Event at Digital Entertainment World Feb 18-20 DEWexpo.com (Tech & Entertainment Mega Event in LA with Fortune Billion Dollar Golden Boy, Box CEO Aaron Levie and other Tech & Entertainment Leaders!) ($995 per ticket)
  • 26. Women Investor Series - Women In Tech Network is a Media Partner with Launch Fest (Feb 24-Feb 36) and Launch Hackathon (Feb 21-Feb 23) We are also Media Partners with Launch Fest: http://events.launch.co/festival 800+ attendees (Up to $5,000 per
  • 27. March 11th: Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network’s Monthly Dinner Event
  • 28. March 13th - Women Investor Series - Women In Tech Network: (Committee Team Member of 3rd Annual) Toshiba Golf Classics. Afternoon with Amy Alcott, LPGA Legend and World Golf Hall of Fame Member - Sponsored by Toshiba, UPS, Merrill Lynch & more. The 2rd Annual Women’s Business Day and Golf Clinic at the Toshiba Classic Held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Newport Beach Country Club. The Women’s Business Day and Golf Clinic hosted 250 executive women. This special Event highlighted the accomplishments of OC’s leading women in business. Providing networking opportunities for all. It promoted and encouraged women to engage In the wonderful sport of golf.
  • 29. Media Partner - OCTANE: OC Mobile Conference We assisted OCTANE: Orange County Mobile Conference as their Media Partner on March 27, 2014. http://www.octaneoc.org/event/oc-mobile-conference-2/
  • 30. April 8th: Women Entrepreneur & Investor Series - Women In Tech Network’s Monthly Dinner Event
  • 31. Media Partner with City of LA (Building LA Tech Startup Ecosystem) on April 28th
  • 32. Friday, May 9th | Media Partner & Table for outreach
  • 33. Marina Lee was a Panelist, Susan Arete was the Moderator on the same Panel. Susan was able to create her own Panel on Friday. Women In Tech Network was asked to bring 2 investors to be featured at Friday morning Panel: Money Talks - Going from Angel and Beyond, the day before Disrupt LA Tech Summit and we made it happen!
  • 34. Table for Outreach (80 to 90% Women Attendees came by and wanted more info at PIF 600 Event and Media Partner on April 28th (6 to 9pm)
  • 35. Women Investor Series - Women In Tech Network is a Media Partner with Vator - Splash We are assisting Vator Splash (May 6-7, 2014): http://vator.tv/events/splash-oak-may-2014/sponsors Past Speakers: Mark Pincus (Zyngo CEO), Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO), Dick Costolo (Twitter CEO), Tim Westerngren (Pandora Founder) and more Speakers 2014 (2 Days Event - 76+ Speakers & Investors): http://vator.tv/events/splash-oak-may-2014/speakers James Freeman,Founder & CEO, Blue Bottle Coffee Danny Kennedy, Co-founder, Sungevity Mitch Kapor, Founder, Kapor Center for Social Impact Jeff Clavier, Founder, Managing Partner,SoftTech VC Tony Conrad, Venture Partner, True Ventures Benjamin Ling, Partner, Khosla Ventures Rob Goldman, Mobile Ad Monetization, Facebook Rebecca Lynn, Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures Sharon Wienbar, Partner, ScaleVenture Partners Howard Hartenbaum,Partner, August Capital Gil Penchina, Angel Investor Yousuf Bhaijee,Head of Mobile User Acquisition, Disney Mobile (formerly Tapulous) Tim Brady, Founder & Partner, Image K12 Charlie Brock,CEO & President, Launch Tennessee Gleb Budman,Founder & CEO, Backblaze Carol Carpenter, CMO,ClearSlide Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund Wayee Chu, Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund Rob Coneybeer, Founder & Partner, Shasta Ventures Drew Curtis,Founder & CEO, Fark.com Noah Doyle, Managing Director,Javelin Venture Partners Tim Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Shane Dyer, Founder, Arraynet Steven Fan, Head of Mobile Corporate Development, Yahoo! Malay Gandhi, Chief Strategy Officer, Rockhealth Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Journal, Thomson Reuters Alex Gurevich, Partner, Javelin Venture Partners Neal Hansch, Incubator Managing Director, MEST Jed Katz, Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners Erik Moore, Founder and Managing Partner, Base Ventures Wes Selke, Managing Director, Better Ventures and more
  • 36. Twitter: twitter.com/WomenInTechNet 910 Twitter Followers
  • 37. Women In Tech Network New Logo:
  • 38. Article on The Glass Hammer Hadley featured Women In Tech Network: Flavia Sparacino and Marina Lee http://www.theglasshammer.com/news/201 4/03/26/when-it-comes-to-innovating-in- tech-age-is-nothing-but-a-number/#more- 12688
  • 39. Business Daily News Article:http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5790-women-small-business-loan-tips.html