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David Coppel

Vice President of Commercial Strategy & Board Member, Coppel Group Directors Executive Committee

David is the Vice President of Commercial Strategy Digital Strategies, Omni-channel and Investing for Coppel Group.

David serves active roles as President of Coppel Argentina, Board Member of Coppel Group Directors Executive Committee, Head of the Coppel Calvo Family Investment Group, Board Member of Afore Coppel (Pension Fund), BanCoppel Bank, Coppel Stores Mexico and Coppel Stores Argentina, Investment Committees of Afore Coppel (+11 Bn USD AUM) and BanCoppel’s Treasury Committee and Coppel’s Family Investment Fund, Coppel Stores, BanCoppel Risk and Credit Committees, and Fibra Plus Board (a Public Real Estate Investment Trust starting in 206).

Previously, David served on Bonobos Inc.’s board, Commercial Manager of Soriana Supermarkets, Management Training program for Coppel Stores, Regional Manager of Coppel Stores and Bank in Mexico City’s Metropolitan Area, International Purchasing and Sourcing Director for Coppel SA Mexico, and President of Coppel Corporation in El Centro, California.

David holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Master of Business Administration from Instituto Panamericano para la Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE).


Dean Florez

Former California Senate Majority Leader

Dean was a California State Senator from the 16th Senate District from 2002 until November 2010.

He served as chairman of several committees including Banking, Finance & International Trade, Governmental Organization, and Food & Agriculture. As chair of Banking, he held public hearings into a wide range of trade and consumer issues in regards to protecting the un-banked, including illegal paycheck-cashing fees and predatory lending practices. After his retirement from politics, he became President of the 20 Million Minds Foundation, a national organization that advances the use of technology to create more affordable, accessible, and effective opportunities for all learners. He currently serves as a board member of the California Air Resources Board and as President & CEO of Balance Public Relations.

Dean holds a degree in Constitutional Law from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.


James Gutierrez

CEO & Co-Founder, Aura

James is a leading social entrepreneur and innovator in the lending space and financial technology industry.


Rick Heitzmann

Founder & Managing Director, FirstMark

Rick is the Founder and Managing Director at FirstMark.

He focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile, and data services. Rick has led investments in market leaders in commerce (StubHub, acquired by eBay), gaming (Riot Games, acquired by Tencent), data services (First Advantage, NASDAQ: FADV; acquired by First American), advertising technology (TapAd), media (Pinterest), and more. Prior to founding FirstMark, Rick was an entrepreneur including being a founder and member of the senior management team at First Advantage, which he helped grow and sell to First American (NYSE: FAF). He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Venture Capital Association. Rick has received several awards and citations in his venture capital career, including being included as one of the World’s Top 100 Venture Capitalists by the New York Times.

Rick holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.


Oskar Miel

Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital

Oskar is a Managing Partner at Rakuten Capital.

He is in charge of the Rakuten FinTech Fund and Rakuten’s Mobility Investments. He has led multiple investments in the fintech space and ride sharing, including Lyft, Cabify and Careem. Oskar serves as a board member for Cabify and Careem. Prior to joining Rakuten, Oskar had extensive experience in the financial industry, including in investment banking and capital markets while at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch, and in private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe.

Oskar holds a BA from ICADE in Spain and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.


Clint Peterson

Managing Partner, Peterson Ventures

Clint is the Managing Partner at Peterson Partners.

Peterson Partners is an independent investment firm based in Salt Lake City, UT, with funds in venture capital, private equity and search. Under Clint’s leadership, the firm has grown to approximately $500m in AUM, 30 professionals and over 100 portfolio companies. Prior to Peterson Partners, Clint was a Senior Principal with TowerBrook Capital Partners in New York, an investment firm with approximately $8 billion AUM. Before working with TowerBrook, Clint was an Associate at Soros Private Equity in London. Clint has served on over 20 boards of growing companies, where he coaches and advises high-performing management teams.

Clint received a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Clara Sieg

Partner, Revolution Ventures

Clara is a Partner and founding member at Revolution Ventures.

She began working with Revolution in 2010 and joined full-time as a member of the investment team in 2012, when she helped open Revolution’s San Francisco office. Clara serves on the board at Framebridge, Paro, Playa, PolicyGenius, and SRS Acquiom. She helped lead fundraising efforts for both Revolution Growth’s and Revolution Ventures’ first institutional funds, closing on $450M and $200M, respectively. Clara was featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital and named one of LinkedIn’s Next Wave: Top 10 Professionals Under 35 for VC & Finance.

Prior to joining Revolution Ventures, Clara managed alternative investment fund opportunities and associated secondary activities at Probitas Partners. While at Probitas, Clara advised numerous private equity and venture capital groups on fund formation activities, including Revolution Growth. Clara was previously at UBS Investment Bank in the Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance group, where she focused on technology and media companies.

Clara received her BA in Economics, with a minor in German from Stanford University.