Finding and Working with Investors Session

Topics Will be Discussed on How to:

  • Find investors

  • Present to investors

  • Know investors’ expectations

  • Work with them

  • Select board members

  • Manage BOD/ BOA effectively

  • Manage investor/board updates

  • Follow on investment from participants in previous rounds

  • Leverage your investors' network to access more resources

Friday, November 18th

2pm - 4pm


Garnet S. Heraman, Managing Director, Investments at FUTURES NYC Innovation Fund

Garnet S. Heraman is an investor and influencer with 25 years experience in innovation strategy. 

He is a frequent speaker and judge at technology events around the world. He + his ventures have been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, HuffPost, CNET, Thrillist, WSJ, BizJournals, Institutional Investor, Business Week, Inc., Entrepreneur, Red Herring, Crain’s Business, GMA, Travel+ Leisure and O, Oprah Magazine.

Mr. Heraman is Managing Director of Investments at Futures NYC Accelerator + Innovation Fund, where he is helping to define the future of brand experiences by investing in experiential marketing & retail technologies.

He is the founder of Anvil Venture Partners, a seed stage fund. Previously, he was a co-founder of Aegis Investment Partners, a corporate venture capital fund.

He is an investor in or board member/advisor of numerous ventures including: Benefunder, Candy Lab AR, Dynepic, iOKids, MetroButler and Biba Ventures. He also is co-owner of the beloved Hudson Valley lifestyle brand, Karina Dresses.

He works with several non-profits, including Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, the original MakerBot Smart Lab, where he is Investor in Residence; TiE New York, where he was a founding board member (1999-2001); The CORO Foundation, which named him to the prestigious Leadership New York Program (2000-1) and;, the world's first digital art space on the web (1996).


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Krissa Watry


Dynepic, Inc.

Pavel Sokolovsky

Investor, Venture Partner

NextGen Angels

Gerri Kahnweiler

Founder & Partner of InvestHER Ventures