TEDCO and Betamore Present a Weekly Speaker Series, Wednesdays, Fall 2018
Investor Due Diligence & Best Practices for Sharing Data:
This week the TEDCO Builder Fund will be having an open conversation around “Investor Due Diligence & Best Practices for Sharing Data” with two amazing VCs Christopher College the managing partner at TCP Venture Capital and Stefanie A. Thomas an Investor at the Impact America Fund.
About the Speaker: Stefanie Thomas
Stefanie joined Impact America Fund in 2015 to combine years of transactional experience with a passion to drive more equitable capital in venture. Emerging as a voice of “Black Women VCs” (Fast Company), Stefanie has centered her efforts around network effects that propel the work of bootstrapped entrepreneurs. Prior to IAF, she co-founded Quarterback Impact while also managing fund development for an impact investment evergreen project. In 2014, a 6,000 mile road trip to work with entrepreneurs across the US led to her deepened involvement in building more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems and amplifying the economic imperative for venture investment in overlooked markets. Before the switch to venture, Stefanie served as a Vice President in Citigroup’s global banking division. She received her M.B.A. from the Ross School at the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
About the Speaker: Christopher G. College
Mr. College is an experienced venture capital professional with deep expertise in structuring, negotiating, and executing transactions. Mr. College has successfully closed over 70 transactions during his career worth over $2.0 billion. He is currently responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the Propel Baltimore Fund. Prior to joining TCP Venture Capital, from 2006 to 2012, Mr. College was Head of the Private Finance Group at Stifel Nicolaus. From 2001 until 2006, Mr. College was with the Private Finance Department of Legg Mason Wood Walker. Mr. College joined Legg Mason Wood Walker in 1999 and from 1999 until 2001 was a member of the investment banking team focusing on mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs) in the technology industries. Prior to joining Legg Mason, from 1992 to 1997, Mr. College was an investment banker with Robert W. Baird & Co. Mr. College holds BA in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA degree from Emory University