Accredited Investor Judges
There are 55+ Accredited Investors that have registered so far to be judges to rate the investor presentations during the conference. The judges will participate in the Q&A, provide feedback and fill out the presetation rating form which will include level of interest to learn more and interest to invest. The forms will be tabulated to learn who the judges have voted to select a winning presentation. Forms filled out by the judges and audience that includes additional Accredited Investors will be collected and provided to the companies presenting.
Accredited Investor Judge Qualifications
- Following on this webpage are a few of the Accredited Investor Judges.
- Check back frequently, more will be added.
Accredited Investor Judge Qualifications
- Active accredited investor or make decisions on allocation of capital.
- Allocate time at the event to be an investor judge for companies presenting at event.
- Do Not Qualify - business development, finders and brokers who are not actively investing.
Dr. Aaron Levy, CSO, Medwatch Technologies CEO, ETV Global, Inc.
Dr. Aaron U. Levy is the acting Chief Strategic Officer at MedWatch Technologies, Inc., and CEO & Founder of Emerging Transformational Ventures. At MedWatch, Aaron is overseeing strategic initiatives, financial modeling as a foundation for planning & growth, leading corporate vision and joint ventures, including M&A, governance, and board relations.
A seasoned technology and turnaround CEO (private & publicly traded), commercial growth leader, inventor scientist/engineer, entrepreneur and a published author with global operational and manufacturing experience, Aaron started his career as a scientist/research engineer, designing a high energy Cosmic Rays detector for a global Astrophysics project, magnetic & infrared card readers at Citicorp and rapidly rosed to President, CEO, and Chairman at several private and publicly traded innovative technology firms, from the early stage to publicly traded ($1B M-Cap NASDAQ); He also served as CEO, economic development, of a Native American Tribe with over $1B in operations. Aaron presented to the investment community, and led global companies that delivered to Cisco, Illumina, Baxter, NASA/JPL, Xerox, IBM, TI, HP, Boeing, Honeywell, BA, Elbit & Toshiba among many others. Aaron holds a PhD in management, BSEE and MSAE in Engineering. A patent holder for a manufacturing process, Aaron published “Factors Influencing CEOs” (2015, 2010) & Digital Printing (2004). He was Elected to Young President Organization (YPO), engineering honor societies and holds an FAA certificate as an airline pilot & instructor.
Aaron’s diverse industry background, innovation, overall understanding of organizational, financial, and human performance, helps bridge the gap between corporate disciplines, communication to investors, and how to optimize M&A process for the benefits of stakeholders.
Andrew Koh, Advisor, dClinic PTE LTD
Professor Andrew Koh is a multiple award thought leader, advisor, startup investor, accomplished banker, and risk expert. As a recognised global speaker, he has shared expertise with heads of states, ministers, board members, directors, c-suite executives, industry experts from central banks, government bodies, financial institutions, major Asian and Fortune 500 corporations.
Andrew is an active advocate as an industry contributor in finance, governance, and technology fields and in the Singapore fin-tech and blockchain sectors a.k.a. new “Silicon Valley” in various capacities including advisor, board member, venture capitalist and investor in more than 100 projects including World’s First Blockchain & AI virtual cities, World’s First Fair Digital Blockchain Bank, World’s First Private Blockchain health-tech, World’s First Hybrid Fintech Cities.
He has been featured in global events such as ACFE Fraud Conferences, ASEAN Block-Batam Blockchain Conference, ASIAN Bankers Association Chief Risk Officer Conference, Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference, Chief Information Officer Innovation Insight Summit, IBM Tour Series, ISB 20th Anniversary Alumni Conference, NYU Stern Cybersecurity Conference and The Singapore Fintech Festival.
An accomplished academia with eight world-class degrees, his research publications included a ground-breaking article on Blockchain Risk Management, training webinars for a global fraud association, author of two advanced examination modules for the Singapore central bank, contributor to the widely referenced HANDBOOK OF DIGITAL CURRENCY - Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data (2015), column writer on Rethinking Enterprise Risk Management for an award-winning risk magazine, Strategic Risk.
As recognition of his works, he is a recipient of global awards including Coursera Online Community Leadership, France’s Ecole supérieure RDS Professor, U.K.’s Fellowship of The Royal Society for the Arts, Austria’s Fellow of Salzburg Global, Harvard Accelerator Founding Group, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Scholar, Institute of Internal Auditor Board Governor, ISMG Thought Leader, LinkedIn Power Profile, MIT Challenge Ambassador. United Nations Climate Change Alumni, University of Manchester General Assembly Member.
Anshuman Sinha, Angel Investor, Co-Founder & CEO Startup Steroid
Anshuman Sinha is an entrepreneur, Angel Investor, strategist amd board member TiE SoCal Angels Fund. He is the Co-Founder & CEO Startup Steroid - An Absolute Startup Ecosystem.
About Startup Steroid
Startup Steroid takes online matchmaking of Investors and Startups to a new level by offering a suite of tools designed to boost the Startup Ecosystem. We act as a single point of entry platform by providing every required element under one roof – from White Label Deal Flow SaaS Platform for Angel Groups to access to SMART money for Startup Founders. We are here to smoothen the deal-making process and make private investment lovely for all.
Dr. Cliff Ma is a serial entrepreneur and founded MentorX in 2015 to provide a personalized career planning platform using AI technology for college students around the world. He founded VoiceOn Technology in 2008 and provided an interactive English-speaking solution to 230M Chinese students, sold in 2015 and cofounded 2 EDA companies in Silicon Valley, both successfully exited.
He has held Sr. director-level positions in technical and business at industry leading companies in Silicon Valley such as SDL, SNPS、MGC、KLAC etc.
Daniel Barnard, Private Wealth Management, CAPITALFIT
Daniel Barnard provides business consulting services, an investor and C-Suite advisor, CapitalFit podcast host, marketing and branding strategy, servant leader, 30 years of delivering results.
Daniel is an experienced entrepreneur, former investment advisor for 27 years, investor, C-Suite advisor, advisor to start our investment funds, business development officer, and relationship manager.
Greg McAndrews, President, Greg McAndrews & Associates
Greg McAndrews has more than 50 years in financial communications.
$2,173,609,195 Raised in 234 Securities Engagements.
Established in 1972, Greg offers a full range of public relations services to the financial industry.
Advisor to entities that are publicly-held or are seeking to raise funds from the public in private placements or registered offerings: S-1s, S-11s, TRA, LLCs, Reg. "A", "Reg. "D", SCORE, 25102(n) in CA plus 15c211 applications for public trading and removing "chill" for DTC.
Joshua Peck, Chief Investment Officer, True Code Capital
Joshua Peck is the founder of TrueCode Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund designed to provide uncapped growth in the emerging cryptocurrency market while seeking to protect investor capital. He is the bestselling author of Cryptocurrency Risk Management: A guide for family wealth managers.
Drawing on twenty years of experience, Joshua developed and capitalized on leading-edge technologies. He utilizes a systems approach to portfolio management that leverages his deep quantitative background in financial engineering, machine learning, and applied mathematics.
Before starting TrueCode Capital, Joshua founded an Internet startup that grew to $30 million in revenue. In addition, he served as an advisory board member, angel investor, and mentor for various startup clubs and accelerators.
His next venture was managing his family office, where he developed the software and system for growing his private family portfolio. After nearly a decade of testing, experimentation, and live trading with his proprietary strategy, he founded TrueCode Capital. Joshua is a frequent guest of the media, including:
Josh received his B.S. in Computer Science from Pittsburg State University and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas.
He resides with his family in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he manages a first-generation family office to care for his descendants for many generations.
Jeffrey Maganis, Co-Founder, Crowdcreate
Jeffrey Maganis is the co-Founder of Crowdcreate, a leading marketing agency that helps businesses grow by leveraging disruptive technologies & the latest marketing strategies. We've successfully funded over $250 million dollars across 500+ projects. Crowdcreate has been a global pioneer in launching and scaling some of the most successful projects across various industries. Crowdcreate also runs one of the largest networks of crypto founders, investors, influencers, and creators.
Jeffrey is also the Founder of ChargeTech (Acquired by Family Office). I bootstrapped the company in my garage and grew it to a multi-million dollar profitable global enterprise. It was one of the largest phone charging station and portable power companies at the time. Clients included Google, Toyota, NASA and T-Mobile. We won numerous awards for having the most innovative products.
He is a Google and Amazon SEO expert and has ranked all of his businesses to the 1st page of search rankings using digital marketing techniques that have generated millions of dollars of revenue. He is looking to invest/joint venture partner on fast growing startups contributing both my capital and expert skill sets..
His background ranges from hedge fund trading on Wall St to working at PIMCO. I actively invest in startups, real estate, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and alternative investments.
Lynn Mack, MBA, Medical Device & Venture Capital
Lynn Mack has over three decades of experience as a recognized International Executive Leader in New and Disruptive Environments, Lynn Mack has carved an exceptional path across diverse sectors, including Medical Device, Global Business, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Plant Medicine, and Women's Health.
Ms. Mack is a proven senior-level executive, board member, and advisor, boasting a remarkable track record of progressive leadership roles within the realms of global business strategy, operations, negotiations, and investor relationship management. Her expertise in "Innovating Solutions and Executing Quickly" showcases a unique talent for driving teams, developing growth strategies, and delivering revenue results. This ability extends to turnarounds, startups, mergers and acquisitions, and high-growth scenarios within new and disruptive environments.
As a transformational leader and strategist, Lynn Mack is passionately committed to fostering innovation and driving initiatives like Women's Wellness #femtech and Medicinal Cannabis intelligence in domestic and global markets.
Michael Oconitrillo, Financial Professional, Strategic Fortune Wealth Management
Michael Oconitrillo is a first generation born and raised Angeleno. His family immigrated from Costa Rica and he speaks fluent Spanish. He has a background in financial services, management, and operations, and is joining Strategic Fortune Wealth Management as a Founding Member.
Michael's goals include closing the gap between the historical and systemic barriers to opportunities for lower and middle America, while providing education in financial literacy to help families escape poverty and working individuals create generational wealth.
Nabiha Megateli-Das, Chief Investment Officer, The Meritage Venture Group
Nabiha Megateli-Das (“Nina”) is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for The Meritage Venture Group (MVG). This Florida-based triple family office fund she designed with successors invests in cutting-edge regenerative medical and sustainability technology. MVG focuses on post Series A minority investments into sustainable materials, biologics, eDNA, and medical device stalwarts with proximate commercialization milestones. MVG also syndicates when IP-based platform technologies integrate AI and are designed to generate multiple impacts in a phased national or global strategy.
Nina is also Managing Partner at Mindful M&A, a C-suite strategy advisory and investment bank she co-founded. Mindful M&A guides middle-market founders, private equity groups, and family offices in targeted M&A transactions for rapid growth and/or successions. Prior, Nina served in other award-winning C-Suite and senior strategy consulting, scaling, and digital transformation roles that successfully launched novel products and partnerships for health, biodiversity, and sustainability leaders ranging from international development and federal agencies, nonprofits, and foundations to startups, family-owned businesses, small-cap and Fortune 1000 strategics.
Raj Nihalani, M.D., RAC, CTO, ReShape Lifesciences
Raj Nihalani is the founder of SEVEN INNOVATION HUB with a large clinical and business network. Clinician with special congressional recognition for medical innovation. Expert in multiple therapeutic areas, across med-device/health tech/biotech including clinical strategy, physician adoption, business development, capital raise and M&A strategy. Experience with large companies and startups from concept to clinical trials to M&A & IPO. Powerhouse of clinical innovations in AI, ML for value based med tech/health tech, digital therapeutics, surgery & robotics.
Experience in Cardiovascular, Minimally Invasive Surgery, GI, Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders, Ophthalmology, Spine and Fem-tech.
Has over 20 years of experience in activities including startup formation & structure, capital raise, funding, clinical operations, business strategy, business development, P&L, technology and intellectual property creation, physician relationships, regulatory strategy, clinical trials patient enrollment, competitor assessment, creating exit strategy and M&A.
Over 2 dozen US & International issued patents in med-tech, digital therapeutics, bio-electronics for type II diabetes, spine surgery & AI enabled digital health/health tech.
Rami Rivera Frankl, Founder & CEO, Dragon Tree Media & Technologies
Rami Rivera Frankl is a DGA Director, Producer, Entertainment Technologist, Entertainment Executive, Strategic and Economic Advisor, Guest University Lecturer, and Author with experience creating and implementing strategic plans and resolving complex challenges for domestic and international businesses and governments.
On January 1st, 2022, Mr. Frankl was appointed by the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina M. Raimondo, to serve on the District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC). In September 2022, the Executive Committee of the DECSC appointed him to be Chair of the Media & Entertainment Committee, where he is building bridges between the US Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration, Southern California Entertainment Companies, and the International Community.
Mr. Frankl is a Chair Emeritus of the Directors Guild of America, Latino Committee—which addresses inclusion and diversity in Hollywood. He served and was elected to two consecutive terms.
A pioneer in the early home entertainment industry, he was recruited by Universal Studios’ Digital Media Lab (Digital Video Compression Center) to work with Jerry Pierce’s Panasonic/Universal team to help develop video compression (Mpeg-2) encoding systems and DVD technologies.
After several years of building and managing digital media departments in Post Houses and helping develop Spruce Software, which was sold to Apple, Rami and business partner Brent Akamine launched HobokenWest Digital Media, where they served clients including MGM, SONY, Paramount, Disney, Fox, Toyota USA, Universal, Panasonic Disc Services, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and Vivendi Visual Entertainment (UMGD) and produced over 500 DVD projects.
Following Hoboken West, Mr. Frankl founded DragonTree Media and produced a feature film, City of Gardens, in Lima, Peru, starting with John Robinson (Lords of Dogtown, Elephant, Transforms) and Grant Bowler (Atlas Shrugged, Killer Elite, Guns Akimbo).
In 2018, Rami founded DragonTree Media + Technologies, a firm consulting in Entertainment, Media, Capital, Information Technologies, International Relations, and International trade.
Mr. Frankl is a Pepperdine Graziadio Business School President and Key Executive MBA program graduate, 140 cohort, and is an Advisor to the Institute of Entertainment, Media, Sports & Culture.
Mr. Frankl is passionate about Human Rights, Equality, and Digital Accessibility for all people. Parallel to his career, Rami has served the community as a volunteer and board member for various nonprofits and civic organizations.
Reginald Grant, MSEd, Business Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Co-founder, eSportsInstruction
and NFTs By Athletes, Inc., former NFL Player
and NFTs By Athletes, Inc., former NFL Player
Reginald Grant provides consulting services to CEOs, and start-up companies to help them develop revenues, cultures of success, and position them to raise capital. Using our eSports Instruction, eSiPitch, and non-traditional Business Accelerator platform's.
Co-founder, eSportsInstruction, Inc./ eSiPitch
We help innovators, athletes, and investors connect with start-up businesses in eSports, Sports, and Education. In 2019 events in Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, CA, and Minnesota.
Roland Rick Perry, Managing Director, Institutional Analyst Inc.
Roland Rick Perry is the the Managing Director of Institutional Analyst Inc., headquartered at the old Chicago Stock Exchange next to the Board of Trade, the Mercantile Exchange, The CBOE and Ceres, with offices in Beverly Hills CA, Delray Beach FL and Port Jefferson NY.
We work with small-cap companies which have products or services which can be defined as "best of breed."
We manage the Internet Stock Review, the National Stock Review, the Biotech Stock Review, the Blockchain Stock Review, the Alternative Energy Stock Review, IA's Special Situation Research, the Private Equity Stock Review, the Patent Stock Review, the Beverage Stock Review, Beverage Start-Up News and the recently launched Marijuana Stock Review.
Sanjay Shrivastava, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Innova Vascular
Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava is the founder and CEO of Innova Vascular, Inc., www.innovavascular.com a company engaged in developing innovative cardiovascular medical devices. Prior to founding Innova, Sanjay cofounded BlackSwan Vascular, which is a medical device startup company that developed the first liquid embolic agent approved for a peripheral vascular use in the USA and has been acquired by Sirtex Medical Limited, a subsdiary of Grand China Pharmaceuticals. Sanjay also serves as a member of the board of directors at enVVeno Medical Corporation, which is a Nasdaq traded (ticker: NVNO) medical device company headquartered in Irvine, CA.
Sanjay has been involved in developing, commercializing, evaluating, and acquiring medical devices for over 20 years. During his career, Sanjay has held positions at leading medical device companies including senior director, business development at Johnson & Johnson, vice president, upstream marketing and strategy at BTG, plc. (a publicly traded company that was acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation), director global marketing at Medtronic and director, research & development at Covidien/ev3 (merged with Medtronic).
Sanjay holds 31 issued US patents and numerous International patents in medical devices and has edited two books including one titled “Medical Device Materials” published by ASM International. He was named among 100 Notable People in Medical Device Industry by the prestigious MD&DI (Medical Devices and Diagnostics Industry) magazine. He has been an invited speaker at clinical, business, and engineering conferences to speak about medical device innovation and commercialization. Sanjay holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Steve Dean, Managing Partner, Dean Advisors
Steve Dean is a Medical Device Technologies Advisor and Business Consultant.
Responsible for elements of strategy, business development, marketing & communications, strategic alliances, and leading teams within the division at onsemi. I have supported business units within the Medical, Hearing Health, Industrial Sensing, and Industrial Power space here, specializing in the medical device/healthcare segment.