WDC Innovation Summit Series - The Future of Private Funding: The view from Angel Investors 

Replay of the popular Wharton DC Innovation Summit session on angel funding options, perspectives, most promising ventures during Covid. Wharton Club Members, guests, public invited 

"Funders have the assets to continue to invest, and they're looking to invest." William Podd, President & CEO, Landmark Capital Corporation


"For most companies, unless they define the future, nobody's going to invest in them because we don't know what the future looks like." - Alan Brody, CEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza


  • Join investment decision-makers--venture capitalists and startup board members--for an inside view of private funding in the age of coronavirus. While private investment continues, the competition for funding is as fierce as ever. 
  • Panelists will share their thoughts on the hottest sectors and stages for investment in the private capital industry, as well as approaches by which those seeking funding can differentiate themselves in this age. 
  • Their insights are relevant for venture capitalists as well as non-VCs looking to make smart plays amid market uncertainty, as well as for startups and corporate leaders aiming to attract new investors and enhance the confidence of existing investors.


11:45 am-12 Noon -- Networking on Zoom Meetings

12 Noon-12:50 pm Presentation, including shared screen for slides

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm: Further networking on Zoom
Meet the Speakers Panel:


  • Randall ReadeExecutive Vice President, Washington DC ArchAngels
    • Randall Reade co-founded The Washington DC ArchAngels in 2011, and has reviewed thousands of companies, and presented over 800 to hundreds of investors. He is active as an advisor to entrepreneurs and investors on Quora.com, and he is Most Viewed Writer on the subjects of entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital, having reached 4.5 million views worldwide. Read full profile…


  • Alan BrodyCEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza
    • Alan Brody is the “Dean” of Digital Startups and founder of Startupalooza, the pitching forum and Capital Raising Workshop that runs in eight cities and helped entrepreneurs raise millions. He is author of Are You Fundable? the book for Entrepreneurs that helps them understand the Investor mindset and get them to write a check. Read full profile…
  • Chris Copple, PhDFounder & CEO, Starise Ventures, Inc.
    • Christine D. Copple, Ph.D. is currently President & CEO of Starise Ventures, Inc, which mitigates the intrinsic execution risks of translating biomedical discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Previously she was President & CEO of ASM Resources Inc., the venture arm of the American Society for Microbiology where she built their diversified investment portfolio. Read full profile…
  • William J. PoddPresident & CEO at Landmark Capital Corporation
    • William Podd is the Executive Director of Landmark Angels (a national, private angel group), President & CEO of Landmark Capital (a boutique advisory and consulting firm founded in 1993 and based in Greenwich, CT), and President of the Landmark Family Office (an investment alliance of prominent US and international Family Offices). Read full profile…
  • Scott SpitzerTechnology & Commercial Attorney
    • Scott Spitzer is an attorney in Washington, DC who represents entrepreneurs, startups and growth companies, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Spitzer has served as General Counsel or in senior legal positions for mid-size NASDAQ and other public companies in financial services, advanced medical technologies and business process outsourcing. He has also served as CEO of a large international precious metals dealer headquartered in New York City. Read full profile…

REGISTER for THIS EVENT or the Wharton DC Innovation Summit SERIES

Two options for registration:

  • The entire Innovation Summit Series - 11 programs
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 49/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 99/person for all others for access to all 11 programs
  • By the individual session
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 19/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 29/person for all others


11:45AM - 1:00PM Fri 26 Jun 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

You will receive the URL for this Webinar either in your confirming email or the day before the program.

Look Who's Coming:

Ed Redfern Jr
  Redfern Social Ventures, Inc.
Alan Schlaifer, Chairman
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Edwin Redfern
... a total of 3 guests.
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