Annual General Meeting 2023

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The MaC VC team is excited to welcome you to our Annual General Meeting, which is taking place against the backdrop of LA Tech Week! Throughout the day, you’ll have opportunities to learn more about what we’ve accomplished at MaC, to hear from and interact with several of our portfolio company founders, and to network with each other. We’ll end the experience with Culture House, which is a uniquely fun and entertaining experience that brings together some of the premier creatives, startups, entertainers, athletes, and executives for the purpose of sparking new partnerships and engaging in captivating conversations.

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Agenda Friday, June 9, 2023

Closed Session: 8am - 11am PT

This portion of the day is open to all current MaC Venture Capital limited partners. During the closed session the MaC team will provide detailed updates on fund performance and recent additions to the team. We will also share our outlook on the Seed stage investing landscape and the Los Angeles VC ecosystem. Breakfast will be available at starting at 8am and the formal program will begin at 9am.

Conference: 11:30am - 1:30pm PT

The conference is open to MaC Venture Capital’s existing limited partners, prospective limited partners, portfolio company leaders, and select venture capital firms. During this portion of the programming you will hear from limited partners and portfolio companies on a variety of topics.

1. State of VC, the LP Perspective

Four of our largest and most experienced institutional Limited Partners (LPs) will analyze the current venture capital landscape and share insights into investment strategies, portfolio management, and the evolving expectations of LPs in this dynamic VC market.

Marlon Nichols

Moderator

Managing General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Dan Feder

Panelist

Senior Managing Director

Investments, University of Michigan

Aakar Vachhani

Panelist

Partner

Fairview Capital Partners

Melissa Richlen

Panelist

Director, Private Equity

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Stephen West

Panelist

Managing Director

StepStone Group

2. An Introduction to Pipe

Pipe is a global trading platform for recurring revenue streams.

Yasmine Moaven

Presenter

COO & CMO

Pipe

3. Hard Tech in Hard Times

A discussion around building and servicing hard tech companies amidst a challenging fundraising environment and geopolitical instability. Each of the MaC founders on this panel are or have recently raised significant funding rounds and are building products in the hard tech industry. We will explore how these founders envision the world in five years, as well as how and why they’re positioning their companies to thrive in that kind of world.

Mike Palank

Moderator

General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Trevor Bennett

Panelist

Co-Founder & CTO

Starfish Space

Nathan Mintz

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Spartan Radar

Laura Crabtree

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Epsilon3

Clint Graumann

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

NUVIEW

4. An Introduction to Stoke Space

Stoke Space is on a mission to sustainably scale the space economy using 100% reusable rockets designed to fly daily.

Andy Lapsa

Presenter

Co-Founder & CEO

Stoke Space

5. A Better Tomorrow: New Advancements in Health Tech

Join our panel of mission-driven CEOs as we explore new technologies that will change the way we think about healthcare. Panelists will share their insights on how AI, data, and software are transforming the industry for the better. Understand the latest trends in the market while getting a new perspective on the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to integrate technology into the medical system.

Adrian Fenty

Moderator

Managing General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Rithvik Seela

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Gradia Health

Justin Ley

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Reema Health

Victor Lee

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Preveta

Catherine Dennig

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Fursure

6. An Introduction to WonderDynamics

Wonder Dynamics develops and combines AI technology with storytelling.

Nikola Todorovic

Presenter

Co-Founder & CEO

Wonder Dynamics

7. Africa, A Land of Untapped Opportunity

Explore the untapped potential of venture capital investments in Africa. Join our portfolio company CEOs as they shed light on disruptive technologies and innovative startups that are shaping the African VC landscape. Discover the unique advantages, growth prospects, and impact-driven initiatives that make Africa an attractive destination for venture capital.

Tomiwa Aladekomo

Moderator

CEO

Big Cabal Media

Preston Timeyin Ideh

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Stears

Akintola Adesanmi

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Spleet

John Kamara

Panelist

Founder & CEO

AfyaRekod

Derrick Ashong

Panelist

Founder & CEO

AMP Global

Lanre Ogungbe

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO

Identitypass

8. An Introduction to Cambium Carbon

Cambium Carbon is a circular economy startup reforesting America by enabling local wood economies.

Ben Christensen

Presenter

Founder & CEO

Cambium Carbon

Culture House: 1:30pm - 8pm PT

Culture House is an immersive, full day experience against the backdrop of conferences such as SXSW, LA Tech Week, and AfroTech, to connect the most innovative industry leaders and drivers of culture and amplify our voices.

The Culture House founders and hosts, Marlon Nichols and Rodney Williams personally invite and draw investors, entrepreneurs and corporate attendees to Culture House. The scope of their networks include innovators, front runners and leaders in tech, music, film, government, fortune 500, VC, startups, branding and talent agencies, and more.

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