Mentors and Trainers
The experienced angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs listed below are a sample of the mentors and trainers that are part of the 37 Angels network.
Ellie Wheeler (@ellie) is a Principal with Greycroft Partners. Prior to Greycroft, Ellie had deep investment experience evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital with investor Chris Sacca, working in Cisco in Corporate Development and working briefly at the London-based venture capital firm DN Capital.
Adam Quinton (@adamquinton) is an investor and advisor to startups. He is the founder of Lucas Point Ventures, a mentor for Women Innovate Mobile, AccelFoods, Topstone Angels and a Pipeline Fund Ambassador. Adam is a Founding Angel at Astia Angel and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
Charlie O'Donnell (@ceonyc) is a Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and previously spent two plus years at First Round Capital. He founded NY’s largest independent innovation community group, nextNY, and was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in NY Technology three consecutive years by Alley Insider.
Jeanne M. Sullivan (@gianna212) is a founding General Partner of StarVest Partners. Jeanne has over 23 years of venture capital experience and has spent 30 years in the technology sector. Her expertise also includes strategy, a keen understanding of the technology landscape and industry trends.
Jeffrey Finkle (@jfinkle) is an entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of operating experience and 13 years of investing experience. He is co-chair of the ARC Angels evaluation committee and serves as the Chairman of Service Channel. He is an active advisory board member in several of his investments and non-profits.
Joe Rubin (@fundingpost) is a Co-Founder of FundingPost.com, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors for over 10 years in 20 cities. Joe is also a Founding Member of ARC Angel Fund and prior to that was instrumental in helping to raise $2.5 Million for his dot.com start-up.
John Ason (@kewpster) has been an Angel Investor for the past 15 years. Prior to investing he worked over 25 years at AT&T, doing engineering and international business. He has made over 50 investments across a range of industries and is the lead angel in many of them. John is an active mentor and speaker.
Kathleen Utecht (@KUtecth) is Sr. Associate at Comcast Ventures where she identifies new investment opportunities, conducts diligence and advises portfolio companies. Kathleen also worked for Core Innovation Capital and WVP Ventures and led Green Rock Entertainment, a toy/game manufacturing startup.
Mark Peter Davis (@mpd) is a Partner at High Peaks Ventures and was an IT-focused VC at DFJ Gotham Ventures prior to that. Mark is the author of a blog that addresses industry topics and offers guidance on how to raise venture capital. Mark is also an occasional contributor to a number of industry news services.
Mathew Guliner (@mguliner) most recently headed corp dev at Indomitable Entertaiment before launching Black Owl Ventures. Indomitable focused on film, Broadway, early stage digital media and tech. He was also an M&A executive at Sony Pictures and active in early stage VC at Meyer and Company/Ocean Road Advisors.
Tracy Barba (@fundingwomen) has over 15 years of experience leading communication strategies and fundraising for PE funds, investors, think tanks & foundations. She is the Communications Director for Bamboo Finance. She launched & directed communications for the VantagePoint's CleanTech Practice; a $1B VC fund.
William Reinisch is a Venture Partner and responsible for the investment activities in the NY office of Paladin Capital where he specializes in strategy and investments for the high tech industry. He is also the CEO and Founder of XIV River Consulting. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia and Stevens Inst. of Tech.
Vamsi Sistla (@vsistla) is an innovative technologist with over 15 years of experience in Television, Media & Entertainment industry. He was a technology co-founder for three startups in interactive TV, mobile events and Social TV industries. He is an active Angel investor in ARC Angels, Eniac Venture Funds, and TIE Angels.
Lori S. Hoberman (@lorihoberman) is a Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she chairs the Emerging Companies / VC practice. She is a co-founder of Mojiva, a mobile ad network and platform. She is a frequent panelist on the subject of entrepreneurism and VC and chairs the NYC Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum.
Vincent Tang (@mynameisvinn) is a Principal with Canrock Ventures, where he is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities and helping portfolio companies with their strategic and operational objectives. Vincent has 10 years of investing experience in technology and media companies.