Candou Partner, Speaking & Judging at Four Industry Events This Week

Susan Akbarpour speaking events fall 2020

Susan Akbarpour, representing Candou Ventures at Redherring, How Women Lead, LATOKEN and Venture Summit this week.

Candou Ventures Partner, Susan Akbarpour will be speaking, judging startup pitches and attending one-on-one coaching sessions at four major industry events (online) this week, Nov. 17th — 19th, 2020.

If you would like to join her and over 2000 VCs, entrepreunors and executives in these four events, the details are as follows:

Event: 2020 Red Herring Top 100 Keynotes & Round Table
Nov. 17th, 2020 9:15 am-10:00 am PST
Topic: What are the Do’s and Don’ts of Fundraising


Susan Akbarpour, Partner at Candou Ventures
Liza Wang, Partner at Silicon Ventures
Moshe Bellows, Managing Principal at Maccabee Ventures

Event: How Women Lead

With the recent legislative change that demands boardroom diversity, there will be 655 board seats that will become available for women. There has never been a more optimal time to start your board-journey.

How Women Lead’s #GetOnBoard Week is a highly targeted and focused event that will take place from November 16th thru November 20th. It’s a week-long virtual summit with the goal of helping business leaders become outstanding board members.

Their highly customizable program includes keynote addresses, featured panels, table discussions, and networking events designed to build a foundation for leaders who are interested in directorship opportunities and as well as for novice corporate directors looking to strengthen their boardroom capital.

Time: November 19, 2020 4:30–6:00pm PST
Topic: Technology Affinity


Randi Feigin, Board Director: Multiple Companies
Susan Akbarpour, Candou Ventures Partner, Board Director: Multiple Companies 
Juliette-Marie Somerset, Somerset Partners, Board Director: Multiple Companies
Monica Pal, CEO, 4iQ
Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation: Board Director: Multiple Companies
Kimberly Alexy,Board Director: Multiple Companies

Event:Venture Summit
Tuesday, Nov. 17th
12:30 pm -2:10 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 18th
11:30 am — 2:50 pm

Thursday, Nov. 19th
11:30 am — 2:50 pm\

Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect is bringing together over 1500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, industry professionals, and founders of venture backed, emerging, and early-stage companies.

The summit will feature:

  • One-on-One networking Sessions (online)
  • Over 200 VCs confirmed (and counting)
  • Presentations by 140 cutting-edge Innovators
  • Venture Panels on timely content
  • Startup Workshops
  • Exclusive chat by the legendary inventor Bob Metcalfe.

Susan will be judging startup presentations and One-on-One networking (online) @ Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect and her guests can use code VENTURE180 to receive discounted registration.

Susan Akbarpour and other VCs, giving tips to the contestants in coaching session prior to the pitch day.

The organizers are also giving 150 Female Founders 70% off tickets to attend Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect.

Female founders can register here using discount code: empowerFF

Partial lineup of Female VCs confirmed

  • Alia Abouchaar, Head of Business Development, Allied Investors Group
  • Jenny Abramson, Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact
  • Susan Akbarpour, Partner, Candou Ventures
  • Navneet Alag, Vice-President, H.I.G. Capital
  • Sarah Applebaum, Partner, Pangaea Ventures
  • Jackie Bennett, Senior Associate, SJF Ventures
  • Caroline Berchuck, Vice President, Winter Street Ventures
  • Noreen Brar, Investor, Plug & Play
  • Hilla Brenner, Managing Director, Techstars
  • Kathryn Cartini, Co-founder / Partner, Chloe Capital
  • Uzma Choudry, VC investor, Octopus Ventures
  • Jillian Cohn, Partner, Mouro Capital
  • Jan Danisman, Executive Director, Bavaria U.S Offices, East
  • Miriam Eaves, Head of Origination, BP LaunchPad
  • Judith Erwin, Founding CEO, Grasshopper Bank
  • Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner, Blue Startups
  • Linda Fingerle, Partner, Tappan Hill Ventures
  • Isabelle Freidheim, Managing Partner, Starwood VC
  • Lisa Frusztajer, Lead Investor, Portfolia Enterprise Fund
  • Elena Gantvarg, Principal, Flint Capital
  • Kelly Goldstein, Senior Associate, Harlem Capital
  • Jacqueline Goodman, Senior Analyst, SJF Ventures
  • Michelle Gouveia, Associate, Sandbox Insurtech Ventures
  • Amy Henry, CEO, Eunike Ventures
  • Megan Hernbroth, Senior Healthcare Reporter, Business Insider
  • Wei Hopeman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Galit Horovitz, Co-founder, Welltech1
  • Yasemin Kliman, President, HBS Angels of Northern California
  • Elaine Kunda, Founder, Managing Partner, Disruption Ventures
  • Lisa Lambert, Founder & President, National Grid Partners
  • Roberta Lee, Co-Chair Life Science Committee, Keiretsu Forum
  • Sarah Leners, Senior Associate, Bull City Venture Partners
  • Georgia Lu, Partner, Magnet Ventures
  • Jillian Manus, Managing Partner, Structure Capital
  • Kiana Mardi, Investment Director, Alstin Capital
  • Pauliina Martikainen, Investment Director,
  • Melissa McCracken, Principal, Nextech Invest
  • Sarah Millar, Principal, City Light Capital
  • Priyanka Mitra, Principal, M12 (Microsoft Ventures)
  • Elaine Mo, Vice President, Ascend Capital Partners
  • SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital
  • Jennifer Neundorfer, Co-Founder, General Partner, January Ventures
  • Mika Nishimura, Operational Partner, Gilde Healthcare
  • Karen Page, General Partner, B Capital Group
  • Rachel Parlier, Senior Associate, Route 66 Ventures
  • Vicki Peng, Principal, Omega Venture Partners
  • Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Director — Venture Capital, Micron Ventures
  • Negar Rajabi, Investor
  • Aruna Ramsamy, Ventures Principal, OGCI Climate Investments
  • Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
  • Stephanie Sarelakos, VP, Investments, The Venture Collective (TVC)
  • Kristina Serafim, Managing Director, Verizon Ventures
  • Mahati Sridhar, Associate, Bull City Venture Partners
  • Isabel Steinhaus, Associate, NYCA Partners
  • Rachel Stillman, Associate, 7wireVentures
  • Jenny Q. Ta, Managing Director, VC Network .co
  • Marie Thompson, Senior Associate, Powerhouse Ventures
  • Jennifer Vancini, General Partner, Mighty Capital
  • Yating Xia, Investor, T Fund
  • Sue Xu, Managing Partner, Amino Capital
  • Stephanie Zepeda, Principal, Arbor Ventures
  • Simin Zhou, Managing Director, UL Ventures

Register here

LaToken 2020

Event: LaToken
Time: Nov. 18th, 2020 9:15 am-10:15 am PST
Topic: Investments in the New Reality


Susan Akbarpour, Partner, Candou Ventures
Adrian Niculescu, Regional Director UK & Romania at Faster Capital, Angel Investor at Sara Global Ventures
Kyle Ellicott, Co-Founder at Topio Networks & Partner at Intersect VC
Lubna Dajani, Founder & MD at Allternet Ltd., AMF
Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Managing Member, Codex3 Investments
Noble Drakoln,Manager, Drakoln Capital Partners
Tolga Onuk, VP, Renewage & Loop,
Salman Azhar, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Azhar Private Equity
Jules Becci-Morin de la Rivière, Founder, Insula Investment Management
Elizabeth Kukka, Executive Director, Ethereum Classic Labs