Access to Capital

28th October 2021 • 12pm PST

Join The Alliance for Southern California Innovation and Sieo for a lively & interactive zoom that will explore the tips, tricks, and practical advice for raising a Series A. Hear from both sides of the aisle - VCs and Founders - on what makes for a successful raise (as well as what to definitely avoid!).
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Chief Marketing Officer

Alex Alexander

Alex (He/Him) is an avid rock climber and aspiring saxophonist. Alex leads all marketing efforts across Sieo but has a personal penchant for customer acquisition with an emphasis on retention. He loves helping startups scale & mentoring and developing his team. He is passionate about & fascinated by AI & environmentalism.

Chief Business Officer

Aisling Carlson

Aisling (æʃlɪŋ - ASH-ling). Australian/Irish, by way of Hong Kong and Paris. Interests: cycling, the ocean, sci-fi novels, ethics, and pistachio gelato. In a previous life, Aisling worked for a VC and advisory firm in London and a hardware startup in LA. She is the founder of Faura.co and Chief Business Officer at Sieo.

Access to Capital

Bridging the gap: From Seed to Series A - answering all the questions you need to know (and all the questions you didn’t know you needed to know!)

28th October 2021 • 12pm PST

Join The Alliance for Southern California Innovation and Sieo for a lively & interactive zoom that will explore the tips, tricks, and practical advice for raising a Series A. Hear from both sides of the aisle - VCs and Founders - on what makes for a successful raise (as well as what to definitely avoid!).
Come with questions for our experienced panelists and leave with first hand knowledge on how to catch an investors’ eye. Also - for one startup founder - ask your Series A fundraising question to our panelists live and receive real time feedback. Sign up below if you would like to join.

Panelists

Petra Griffith

Petra Griffith launched Wedbush Ventures to invest in the next generation of technology companies solving big market problems. Having helped build many firsts - the first online printing software, first fitness wearable, first native ads - and launched a venture banking division for a regional bank, Petra understands the strategic and creative mindset necessary to narrow in on a product’s core features for successful market fit execution.

Her past leadership to product, strategy, marketing, and operations teams at established and startup organizations like Netflix, Yahoo!, and 24 Hour Fitness makes Petra a coveted product strategy ally.  Petra holds a BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA from London Business School

Minnie Ingersoll

Minnie Ingersoll is a partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast.  TenOneTen is a venture fund based in LA investing in early stage software and data companies.  

Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of recently public Shift Technologies (Nasdaq : SFT), an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google. In her spare time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.



Guy Kamgaing

Guy Kamgaing, a Los Angeles-based Cameroonian entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of StarNews Mobile and a 20-year veteran of the African mobile space.

Guy started his career by supplying network equipment to mobile operators and ISPs in Africa and other developing markets. He later entered the Value Added Services space by founding Mobile-XL, a mobile SaaS company, and creating the XL Browser, the first mobile browser using SMS as a content bearer, before data and smartphones became mainstream. He then decided in 2015 to work on the creation of a platform to deliver African content at an affordable price to consumers. He launched StarNews in 2017, and after only 9 months of pilot deployment in Côte d'Ivoire in partnership with the operators MTN and Moov, StarNews Mobile reached over one million subscribers. Guy holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a mechanical engineering degree from France.

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Chief Business Officer

Aisling Carlson

Aisling (æʃlɪŋ - ASH-ling). Australian/Irish, by way of Hong Kong and Paris.

Interests: cycling, the ocean, sci-fi novels, ethics, and pistachio gelato. In a previous life, Aisling worked for a VC and advisory firm in London and a hardware startup in LA. Aisling is the co-founder of Faura.co - a community for the intellectually curious.

Co-Host

Raychel Espiritu

Raychel Espiritu is a Los Angeles native with over 12 years of experience in digital marketing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cal State University, Northridge, and has a wide range of experience in working with large corporate brands, small businesses, marketing agencies, tech start-ups and a venture firm.

Raychel specializes in business development, community building, and digital marketing. Her current role as Venture Outreach Manager at The Alliance for Southern California Innovation has her helping match leading series-A-ready start-ups with institutional investors. Meditation is a big part of her personal development and she loves being a connector in the SoCal startup ecosystem.