Video: Bubbles, valuations and a guide to fundraising in LA

Mitos Suson · October 30, 2015 · Short URL:

Vator Splash LA 2015 panel

At Vator Splash LA 2015Rob Kornegay, Partner at Wilson Sonsini, moderated the panel "Bubbles, valuations and a guide to fundraising in LA".  He was joined by panelists, Peter Lee, Partner at Baroda VenturesErik Rannala, Co-Founder & Partner at MuckerLabJames Conlon, Partner at Bullpen Capital;Tianxiang Zhuo, Managing Partner of Karlin Ventures.

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Mitos Suson

I am currently affiliated with Vator. I co-produce the Vator Events and enjoy the challenge. I am learning and growing a lot, being involved with Vator and I love it!

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