Annual General Meeting 2024

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The MaC VC team is excited to welcome you to our 2024 Annual General Meeting. 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.

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Agenda & Content: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

BREAKFAST: 9AM - 10AM PT
CLOSED SESSION: 10AM - 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.

MATCHMAKING: 11:30AM - 12:30PM PT

In partnership with PledgeLA and the Annenberg foundation we are hosting a special session where LPs and underserved emerging managers will have the opportunity to conduct brief structured introductory meetings.

LUNCH: 12:30PM - 1PM PT
CONFERENCE: 1PM - 3:00PM 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. Building with Artificial Intelligence

Explore how the latest advancements in AI will shape everything ranging from the legal space to the future of work. Our panel of experts will talk about the most interesting challenges and opportunities as they develop new ways to deploy AI in their respective fields.

Adrian Fenty

Moderator

Managing General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Jim Penrose

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Tranquility AI

Tina Wojcik

Panelist

Founder and co-CEO

Blaze

Emal Alwis

Panelist

Founder and CEO

Avala

2. Forging the Future: Venture-Backed Innovations in Defense Technology

Discover how MaC innovators at the forefront of defense technology are advancing the future of our national security. Understand how the latest advancements in computer vision, aerospace engineering, and drone technology are revolutionizing how the United States thinks about the next evolution of modern warfare.

Mike Palank

Moderator

General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Austin Link

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Starfish Space

Brian Manning

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Xona Space

Danny Goodman

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Swarm Aero

Raj Sodhi

Panelist

Founder and CEO

Haxion

3. Innovation in Media

Learn about the latest cutting-edge transformations shaping the future of media. Our industry visionaries will discuss the latest technological advancements and creative strategies revolutionizing content creation, distribution, and consumption.

Danny Brown

Moderator

Danny Brown

Partner, MaC Venture Capital

Roy Taylor

Panelist

Founder and CEO

Ryff

Nate Parker

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Mansa

Ken Sutton

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Yobe

4. Succeeding in a Down Market

Join our panel where some of our most tenacious venture-backed founders will share strategies to thrive despite challenging macroeconomic conditions. Discover insights on adaptive leadership, innovative fundraising approaches, and resilient growth tactics essential for navigating tough economic landscapes.

Marlon Nichols

Moderator

Managing General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Ramin Ahmari

Panelist

Founder and CEO

Finesse

Rich Pleeth

Panelist

Co-Founder and CEO

Fin

Sanmi Olukanmi

Panelist

Founder and CEO

Shekel Mobility

5. Hollywood's Digital Cultural Revolution

Join Charles King in a discussion with two industry titans as we explore the intersection of media and technology in Hollywood.

Charles King

Moderator

Founder & CEO, MACRO & Special General Partner MaC Venture Capital

David Oyelowo

Panelist

Actor, Director, and Producer; Co-Founder, Mansa

Daniel Kaluuya

Panelist

Actor, Writer, Director

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: 3PM - 3:30PM PT

Join us for a special performance by a mystery Grammy winning artist.

NIGHTCAP: 3:30PM - 8:00PM PT

We’ll end the experience with 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.

Music by MiCK

Mick Batyske (p/k/a/ MICK) is a DJ, content creator, tech investor, inspirational speaker, and music curator.

Forbes said “Mick walks a tightrope between entertainer and entrepreneur.” Vogue said he “keeps the dance floor going all night.” And Drake once said MICK’s mixes were “pivotal” in his life.

As a deejay, MICK is a regular at Art Basel, Cannes Lions, CES, F1, The Grammys, Miami Tech Week, NBA All-Star, and Super Bowl. Clients have included A16Z, Cartier, GQ, Instagram, LeBron James, Michelle Obama, The NBA, Prince, Spotify, + Vanity Fair.

MICK has helped create social campaigns for brands such as: Avion, Cadillac, LinkedIn, Macallan, Maserati, New Balance, NBA2K, Public, and Tonal.

More than just a deejay, MICK invests in + advises a wide array of start ups and early stage companies. Investments include Anchor, Backdrop, Freestyle, Last Crumb, Neon Money Club + Quicknode.

MICK speaks regularly on creativity, entrepreneurship + culture to brands, conferences and universities, including Alibaba, Cannes Lions, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Twitter + Walmart.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Carolyn and 8-year old son Myles.

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