For those with questions on if/when/how to access US accelerator programs and/or angel investment. Julian Gay (serial entrepreneur, investor), Danielle D’Agostaro (Principal Partner, WV Ventures) and Danny King (co-founder & CEO, Accredible) share their insights and answer your questions in an informal virtual roundtable format.
Julian Gay, co-founder and CEO of Xendo, an intelligent enterprise search company, acquired by AppDirect. Based in San Francisco since the first dotcom boom, Julian has ridden the startup roller-coaster multiple times, founding and exiting a couple of enterprise-focused companies. Julian is a TechCrunch Battlefield alum, Alchemist Accelerator alum and mentor with background in financial services and telco.
Danielle D’Agostaro is the Principal Partner at WV Ventures, a $100M VC joint venture between Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn, Johnson Controls, and Northwestern Mutual. Prior to WVV, Danielle spent 7 years building the Alchemist Accelerator into the leading enterprise accelerator in the country where she was Managing Partner and COO. In that role, not only did she run the daily operations of the company, but she also invested in and worked with over 400 companies such as LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Quantum Computing, and Cobalt.io.
Danny King, co-founder and CEO of Accredible, an alumni and mentor of the YC program and member of the founding board of GBx.