Our Team

Barbara Bickham

Founder and Managing Partner

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    Work History

    Has 35+ years experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship

    Spent 10+ years in the Venture Capital and Private Equity

    Ran an Angel Investing Group in Los Angeles with 450 Angel Investors

    Raised Millions of Dollars as a CEO and CTO

    Worked the last 5+ years as a CTO Architecting and Designing Blockchain, AI and other Emerging Tech products

    Created a Virtual Accelerator teaching the 8 week Due Diligence and Sustainability Intensive

    Mentor Companies Globally

    Board of CryptoKidsCamp

    Advisory Board of the MIND Institute, Project New Dawn and Freeman Capital

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    Awards, Titles and Designations

    Best Emerging Tech Fund & Accelerator 2020 & Finance Innovation Award in Equal Opportunity Private Equity 2020, Acquisition International

    Best Qualified Opportunity Fund Managers 2019, Investment Fund Awards, Wealth and Finance International

    The 10 Most Influential Women Leaders 2019

    Women in IT, Female CTO of the Year 2019, Nominee

    Heart Centered Tech Award, 2019

    Gartner Cool Vendor Award, REST API 2014

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    Founding & Speaking

    Founded TechGenii, Inc., a digital strategy company; Wilderforex.com, a Forex Software company

    Been written up in Forbes Magazine

    Spoke at the Inaugural Congressional Black Blockchain Briefing - October 2019 on Blockchain Funding Gaps

    Spoken in 5 countries on Blockchain Funding Trends

    Spoken Virtually on Decentralized Finance, Blockchain Funding, Blockchain 101, Global Funding Trends, Remote Work

    Global Pitch Judge Evaluating Companies Investor Presentation

    Spoke at Pasadena Angels and Women's Venture Summit on Emerging Tech Investing

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    Education

    VC University Fall 2019 Certificate

    Venture Deals Spring 2019 Statement of Achievement

    University of Chicago, New Entrepreneurs Program

    MS Computer Science from West Coast University

    BA Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley

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    Fun Facts

    Worked at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

    One of 8 women in the Los Angeles CTO Forum

    Write a blog called Unbound, Life Decentralized a curated newsletter discussing Emerging Tech Trends and Space

    Raised Million of Dollars using the Due Diligence Intensive

    Remote working since 1993

    Took an acting class to become comfortable with being on camera and speaking in front of people

    Learning Korean and Russian so I can better understand my global partners

    Minimalist Traveller, can pack for 1 week with 1 backpack and 1 purse

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Venture Partners

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    Heidi Hubbeling Leach
    Strategy and Fundraising Partner

    Experienced Director Of Marketing And Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Growth Strategy, Team Management, Business Development, Process Improvement, Marketing Strategy.

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    Lathan Hodge
    Deal Flow & Strategy Partner

    Veteran media executive with P & L responsibility. Executive Producer for television shows for Sundance Channel, Discovery Channel and BET. Successful at creating advertiser supported television and new media programming.

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    Melanie Mack Lewis
    Deal Flow and Strategy Partner

    She’s an Emmy award winning television development executive and executive producer -- having worked for Warner Bros., Paramount Studios and was part of the original launch team for FX Networks before launching her own companies and raising $1.5 million in seed capital to fund an urban portal with software partner, Load Media.

Advisors

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    Han Ko
    International Advisor

    Founder and CEO, USAKO Group, an international investment and consulting company serving both U.S.A. and Asian Market, focusing on tech and investment fields including REIT. This company is an official global partner of S. Korean governmental agencies. Han also serves as a Presidential Advisor to S. Korean President as an advisory council member.

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    McKeever (Mac) Conwell,II
    Advisor

    McKeever "Mac" Conwell II is the founder and managing partner of RareBreed Ventures. Mac is a former software engineer and two-time founder. One of Mac's companies failed, the other went on to a succesful exit.

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