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TechFire: The Future of Mobility | Presented by WSGR
June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TechFire Presents: The Future of Mobility
Join TechFire and our presenting sponsor WSGR for a panel discussion with VCs and founders who are shaping the future of mobility, from autonomous vehicles to other exciting innovations.
Varun Jain, Head of Qualcomm Ventures’ Global Early Stage Fund. Based in San Francisco, Varun leads Qualcomm Ventures’ Early Stage Fund, focused on Seed and Series A opportunities in IoT, AI, Robotics and AR/VR. He also is the global head of their automotive investing. Qualcomm Ventures led autonomous vehicle pioneer Cruise Automation’s Series A-1 funding round before their $1 billion acquisition by GM, and is also an investor in companies like 99 (acquired by Didi).
Arrivo Co-Founder & CEO Brogan BamBrogan. A leader at the cutting edge of mobility, including the hyperloop and beyond, Brogan is currently Co-Founder & CEO of Arrivo, which is building a $15 million test track in the Denver Metro area. Learn more at https://www.arrivo-loop.com/.
Mapper Founder/CEO Nikhil Naikal. Based in San Francisco, Mapper is poised to become the largest data provider of Machine-Readable Maps (MRM) operating at global scale. Nikhil’s passion for mapping dates back to working with Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Racing team that won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge (the federal government’s driverless car competition). Read Wired’s profile of Mapper.
Grayson Brulte, Co-Founder/President of Brulte & Company. Grayson, a frequent speaker and commentator in the media on autonomous vehicles, and Co-Chair of the City of Beverly Hills Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, is a consultant on autonomous vehicles and innovation issues.
Moderator: Patrick Anding, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Presenting Sponsor: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. Our deepest thanks to WSGR for making this event possible, and for all the do for the LA tech ecosystem.
Hosted by: Luma Launch
Special thanks to Luma Launch, for hosting the event at their accelerator space in Sant Monica, and kudos for all they’re doing to help grow the LA tech ecosystem.
June 27, 2018
6pm: doors open
6:30 pm: panel discussion, moderated by WSGR’s Patrick Anding
7:30 pm: reception