Prominent Boston investors will discuss the current investment climate, recent trends, and what they look for in potential investments.
Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group, http://launchpadventuregroup.com/team – Christopher is the co-Managing Director of LaunchPad Venture Group and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community with investments in more than 25 start-ups. Christopher is also an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson College, a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups and a frequent panelist and speaker. He is a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of numerous start-up companies as well as several non-profits, and he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson’s Olin School of Business.
Shereen Shermak, https://www.linkedin.com/in/shereen-shermak/, is a Boston-based venture capitalist, entrepreneur and active angel investor. She works with Flybridge Capital Partners as an advisor and leads marketing for Wise Trading Technologies and advises Doni, Inc. Previously, Shereen served as a Fund Manager and CEO at Launch Angels, a Boston-based seed stage VC firm, where she managed the Where Fund’s investments in 13 early stage companies. She co-founded BuysideFX, where she led Product and was a member of the management team, and held a similar role at Boston-based Currensee (acq. Wanda). Shereen received her M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School and holds an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Michael Skok, _underscore.vc, https://underscore.vc/team/michael-skok – Michael is one of the founding partners of Underscore VC. Prior to that he was a GP at North Bridge Venture Partners. He has created ventures with founders, and invested in many great entrepreneurs who went on to build billions of dollars of value focusing on large market opportunities such as eCommerce and Big Data. Michael focuses on breakthrough technologies & disruptive business models such as SaaS, Cloud, Open Source & Mobile. Prior to becoming an investor, Michael was an entrepreneur and CEO in the software business for 21 years. Michael founded and recruited teams that attracted over $100m in private equity for investments in multiple software companies ranging from Enterprise Big Data & Analytics to Security & Consumer products.