Investor Perspectives Virtual Roundtable

Just how much has the current state of affairs changed the way investors think about new investments and their current portfolios? How has the fundraising landscape changed in the past 6 months? Here’s an opportunity to hear from and interact with a diverse panel of investors and bankers.

July 28th’s panel on Back 2 Biz will focus on investor perspectives — we’ll sit down with four investors and entrepreneurs for a session moderated by Kate Goodall, co-founder and CEO of DC’s Halcyon — to explore the current state of venture funding, how investment perspectives have changed in the past 6 months, what investors, bankers and fund managers expect during today’s economic climate and how they see the next year playing out.

Join us Tuesday, July 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a live conversation moderated by Kate Goodall with:

      • Katie Bilek | Senior Vice President, Republic Capital Access | Co-Founder govmates Consortium
      • Kate Goodall  | Co-Founder and CEO, Halcyon | Co-Founder WE Capital
      • Terry Hsiao | Angel Investor | President, Monte Jade DC | Director, MIT Angels DC
      • Jennifer O’Daniel | ​Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds | Venture Partner, NextGen Ventures Partners

Bring your best investment and funding challenges and enjoy the conversation!

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Investor Perspectives Virtual Roundtable

Just how much has the current state of affairs changed the way investors think about new investments and their current portfolios? How has the fundraising landscape changed in the past 6 months? Here’s an opportunity to hear from and interact with a diverse panel of investors and bankers.

July 28th’s panel on Back 2 Biz will focus on investor perspectives — we sat down with four investors and entrepreneurs for a session moderated by Kate Goodall, co-founder and CEO of DC’s Halcyon — to explore the current state of venture funding, how investment perspectives have changed in the past 6 months, what investors, bankers and fund managers expect during today’s economic climate and how they see the next year playing out.

Video recorded on July 28. 2020

Kate Goodall moderated our distinguished panel:

  • Katie Bilek | Senior Vice President, Republic Capital Access | Co-Founder govmates
  • Kate Goodall | Co-Founder and CEO, Halcyon | Co-Founder WE Capital
  • Terry Hsiao | Angel Investor | President, Monte Jade DC | Director, MIT Angels DC
  • Jennifer O’Daniel | Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds | Venture Partner, NextGen Ventures Partners

Katie Bilek

Senior Vice President, Republic Capital Access | Co-Founder govmates

Katie Bilek is Senior Vice President at Republic Capital Access - the largest finance company dedicated to government contractors. Katie began her career at Goldman Sachs in Equity Sales & Trading on the West Coast. She is co-founder of govmates, an innovative teaming partner platform for government contractors. Katie holds dual degrees in Finance and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. As the spouse of a veteran, she is passionate about SDVOSB advocacy, serving on the board of the National Veteran Small Business Coalition. Katie is the recipient of the SmartCEO Banker of the Year and the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award. She holds Series 3, 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

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Kate Goodall

Co-Founder and CEO, Halcyon | Co-Founder WE Capital

Kate Goodall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Halcyon, a non-profit dedicated to solving 21st century problems by providing space and access to emerging leaders in social entrepreneurship and the arts. Goodall continues to grow Halcyon’s offerings with By The People, an international arts and innovation festival in partnership with the Smithsonian and numerous organizations throughout DC. In 2016, Goodall helped establish WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen investing in and supporting women and women-led companies. Goodall has served as juror at national and international social entrepreneurship competitions, like the Creator Awards, and MIT Tech Review Innovator Europe & Latin America. She was listed as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 and 40 Under 40, Washingtonian’s 2017 Tech Titans, and Techweek 100 DC’s Talent Cultivators.

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Terry Hsiao

Angel Investor | President, Monte Jade DC | Director, MIT Angels DC

Terry Hsiao is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor with extensive experience in software, cloud and fintech. He has founded multiple companies in mobile that got acquired by Sybase, Verifone, and Kaleyra where he helped its recent public listing on NYSE:KLR in November 2019.


Mr. Hsiao served on the board of Virginia’s Center of Innovation and Technology, a state-funded economic development and investment agency. Terry is the current President of Monte Jade DC, a non-profit organization representing Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs for 25+ years. He also co-founded and serves as Executive Director at DC MIT Alum Angel Group.


Terry received a BSEE Honors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Jennifer O'Daniel

Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds | Venture Partner, NextGen Ventures Partners

Jennifer O'Daniel is the Investment Director of CIT GAP Funds where she leads seed and early stage investments in tech companies with a concentration on cybersecurity and enterprise software. A key member of the investment team, O’Daniel has led over 50 investments in seed and early stage companies as well as investments for MACH37, a cybersecurity accelerator. O’Daniel is a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, and was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of VT Investor Network (VTIN), a 75+ member angel group that invests in Hokie-led startups.

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Future of Wine & Technology Virtual Event

This is a free event, but you must register.

Just how much has the pandemic changed the way we, um drink…. wink? Here’s an opportunity to up your wine education while dipping in to the tech-side of the wine business. All while enjoying a glass, or two.

June 4th’s panel on Back 2 Biz will focus on wine & technology — examining how the wine industry is “ripe” with technical disruption. We’ll explore issues affecting the customer-facing / demand-side of the wine business — including how technology is moving the sales, distribution, accounting, and education of the grape online and into the cloud. We’ll discuss how technology and analytic tools transform massive volumes of environmental sensor data into crop management decisions. And we’ll look at our changing climatic conditions and how wine entrepreneurs combat known weather conditions and the more recent extreme conditions.

Join us Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. ET (3:00 p.m. PT for those West) for a live conversation moderated by Chris Parker with

  • David Ebert | Co-Founder, VinSense
  • Chris Parker | Co-Founder, Virginia Wine & Spirits Academy, the premier Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)
  • Geni Whitehouse | CPA / CITP / CSPM Napa Valley; Instructor, WISE Academy (Wine Industry Sales Education)

Bring your favorite glass of wine or beverage and enjoy the conversation!