We are hosting a talk on venture capital (VC) funding and an access to funding networking event. Our speaker, Roger Chen will cover demographic trends, VC trends, a summary of startup ecosystem, and how Asian Americans can be bigger participants in the Austin startup scene.
Roger is a Principal with Silverton Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Austin and the most active VC fund in Texas. As a technology investor, prior to joining Silverton, Roger was a Principal with Genacast Ventures in New York, a leading seed-stage VC firm. He previously spent time with Comcast Ventures and Fontinalis Partners, and has been a consultant to several West Coast VCs. Prior to getting into venture capital, Roger spent time at various tech firms including a role as product manager for Google Maps.
There will also be a showcase of our business funding members, so you will hear about VC funding but will also have the opportunity to network with non-profit lenders, commercial banks and learn about the City of Austin's small business loan programs .
Refreshments and appetizers will be served. For mixer sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marisa Vickers
. This event is presented in partnership with the City of Austin. Thank you to our IBM for hosting this event.