Funding the Innovation Economy: Financing for Growth-Stage Companies

Join Carta CEO Henry Ward for a forum exploring how business leaders and policymakers can drive a framework to fund the innovative companies building tomorrow.

Date

Oct 08 2020

Time

Pacific Time
10:00 am

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Speakers

  • Bill Foster
    Bill Foster
    Member of Congress, House Financial Services Committee

    Congressman Bill Foster is a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. Rep. Foster is a leader on the House Financial Services Committee, having worked on issues throughout the financial services, capital markets, and fintech sector. Before he became a Member of Congress, Bill worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).

  • Henry Ward
    Henry Ward
    Founder & CEO, Carta

    Henry is the CEO and co-founder of Carta, a software platform for founders, investors, and employees to manage equity and ownership. Since its inception in 2012, Carta has managed hundreds of billions of dollars in equity at more than ten thousand companies, helping companies manage their cap tables, valuations, portfolio investments, and equity plans.

  • Karen Mills
    Karen Mills
    President of MMP Group & former Administrator of U.S. Small Business Administration

    Karen Mills is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and a leading authority on U.S. competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation. She was a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013, and is an expert on the economic health and well-being of the nation’s small businesses.

  • Marty Chavez
    Marty Chavez
    Senior Director, Goldman Sachs

    Marty is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, investor, and risk manager. Over the past 19 years, he has held multiple roles as a partner, Management Committee member, and senior leader of Goldman Sachs, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and global co-head of the Firm’s largest and most complex business, the Securities Division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Marty was the CEO and co-founder of Kiodex, acquired by Sungard in 2004, and Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Quorum Software Systems. He holds an A.B. (1985) magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences and an S.M. (1985) in Computer Science from Harvard, and a Ph.D. (1990) in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford.

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