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Gerardo Godinez

Partner  Moss Adams Nationwide, Moss Adams is a fully integrated professional services firm dedicated to growing, managing, and protecting prosperity for public, private and not-for-profit enterprises. With over 2,900 professionals, we work with the world’s most innovative, dynamic, and promising clients and markets in the market capitals of the West, and beyond. Through a full […]

Top Tier VCs Talk HealthTech

Join us as three top Healthcare and Life Science venture capitalists examine trends, discuss business models and explore the opportunities for healthtech startups.

Andy Summers

Director, Corporate Development  Illumina Corporate Development, Illumina February 2011 – Present (5 years 6 months)Greater San Diego Area Senior Associate, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital May 2006 – August 2010 (4 years 4 months)

Lori Steele

Founder & CEO  Everyone Counts Lori Steele Contorer is the world’s top expert in election modernization, pioneering the adoption of software as a service and bringing proven state of the art technologies, already proven in other mission–critical industries, to make elections more accessible, affordable, transparent and secure. The transformation has begun, and her visionary leadership […]

Derrick Oien

CEO  ScoreStream Seasoned technology executive in the wireless, online media and traditional media space. Most of my focus is on user generated content and how this form of content creation and distribution is the most important trend in media in the coming years. Specialties:User Generated Content, Content Licensing, Intellectual Property Rights, Wireless, Digital Media, Communities, […]

Allison Long Pettine

Founder & President  Crescent Ridge Partners Allison Long Pettine is an investor and entrepreneur who is passionate about finding and empowering visionaries uniquely destined to change the world. She recently founded Ad Astra Ventures, a fund dedicated to empowering founders of high growth startups with at least one female co-founder. She is President of Crescent […]

Craig Lee

CEO & Biz Dev Manager  QuickFire Seasoned executive with track record of delivering innovative products and solutions into technically demanding markets. Strong communications and leadership skills for developing adaptable, high performance teams. Proven ability to initiate sales, drive product marketing, and develop channels. Clear understanding of board and investor motivations and needs. Core business approach: […]

Cheston Larson

Partner  Latham & Watkins Cheston Larson serves as Chair of Latham’s San Diego Corporate Department and Emerging Companies Practice, and is Co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group. Cheston’s practice covers a broad range of general corporate matters, including counseling public and privately-held companies as well as representing venture capital and investment banking firms […]

Ken Hood

Managing Partner  FusionX Ventures During the last 10 years I have managed businesses involving the fusion of hardware devices, software, and cloud subscription services. I have led 3 startups to an exit, and stayed on to lead and integrate 2 of these businesses into publicly traded acquiring companies. My P&L ownership roles have ranged from […]

Scott Foote

SVP & Co-Founder  Square 1 Bank Scott oversees Square 1’s banking practice in the Pacific Southwest. Scott was a cofounder of Square 1, and has nearly 20 years of financial services experience, with over 15 in the life sciences and technology venture banking industries. Scott previously served as vice president for Comerica Bank and Imperial […]

Sureel Sheth

Vice President  JMI Equity Software and health care technology investor at JMI Equity, a growth-focused private equity firm with more than $3B of committed capital. Sureel has been part of the JMI team since 2010 and focuses on the healthcare IT sector. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as providing […]

Jonathan Kabakoff

Senior Principal  Alexandria Venture Investments Jonathan Kabakoff is a Senior Principal – Science and Technology at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and its strategic venture capital arm, Alexandria Venture Investments. In his role, Mr. Kabakoff is responsible for strategic venture capital investments, business development, and tenant underwriting in Alexandria’s San Diego and Seattle cluster locations. […]

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