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From capital and counsel, to partnerships and profits: How to maximize your investor relationships

In today’s market, capital is critical for startups to scale, but founders can also look to investors to open doors to the right partners, and help provide operational services to get you in the right place to build. Hear from Samsung Next alongside one of Entrepreneur’s 100 Powerful Women, a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, and serial entrepreneur about how to turbo-charge post-investment support and services.


Daniel Jacker | CEO & Cofounder, ZaiNar

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. Daniel is currently CEO and Co-Founder of ZaiNar. ZaiNar is a Positioning, Navigation, and Timing company building solutions that power smarter supply chains and advance modern technology. ZaiNar is the leading location technology that can track the real time location of any device that emits a radio signal on a known protocol to within a meter in 3D. ZaiNar is compatible with Rel 16 of 5G and powers real time positioning of all connected 5G devices without retrofitting or battery drain including phones, cars, drones, and loT devices. ZaiNar is backed by leading VCs and Strategics including Future Ventures, Softbank, AME Cloud, Samsung, and others. Daniel is also a Co-Founder and General Partner in Magic City. Magic City is a seed fund focused on investing brilliant founders with defensible tech, unique insights, and billion+ dollar TAMs. We predominantly invest in Stanford Graduate students who are pursuing their startup full time. Daniel is also an advisor to multiple startups and is an active mentor in StartX, Alchemist, and Plug & Play Accelerators. Daniel holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Emily Koster | Director of Communications, Samsung Next

Emily leads communications at Samsung Next and advises portfolio companies on their communications and PR strategies across media, content, and social. A firm believer in the power of communications to create value for any organization, Emily is energized by the process of discovery in developing the clearest and sharpest stories. Prior to Next, Emily led agency teams consulting to a mix of Fortune 500 companies and early stage technology startups.

Gloria Lau | CEO & Cofounder, Alpha Medical

Gloria is the co-founder and CEO of Alpha Medical, with a mission to improve access to women’s healthcare needs. She has over a decade of experience in data science and machine learning, ranging from small startups to public companies like LinkedIn and Google. She is a consulting faculty at Stanford Engineering. She has an MS and PhD from Stanford, and a BS from UCLA.

Rebecca Liao | CEO & Cofounder, Saga

Rebecca is co-founder and CEO at Saga, a protocol for launching the next 1000 chains in the multiverse. Prior to Saga, she was a co-founder, Advisor and former COO at Skuchain, a currency agnostic blockchain for global trade and a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer for 2019. She is currently Advisor to Sommelier Protocol, where she is designing their DAO to optimize for governance, platform growth & regulatory compliance. She was a member of President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, advising on China, technology and Asia economic policy. She also served on Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, responsible for Asia trade and economic policy. Prior to Skuchain, Rebecca was Director of Business Development and Head of Asia at Globality, Inc., a Softbank-backed B2B unicorn for AI-powered procurement of professional services.