Announcing 10th Showcase Judges

By October 28, 2020 November 16th, 2020 No Comments

Every time we put together a group of VCs for Startup Runway, we qualify the investors we invite.

Judging Startup Runway is not just for any investor. Our mission in introducing top, competitively selected underrepresented founders to their first investor. That means we are looking for judges who:

  1. Write first checks as experienced investors
  2. Have impeccable founder references
  3. Have a track record of investing with inclusion

We could not be more excited about the judges of the 10th Startup Runway Showcase, below. Our finalists will enjoy their mentorship and their feedback on their pitches:

  • Paul Judge of Tech Square Labs and Softbank Investment Committee
  • Antoine Woods of Vertical404
  • Michael Palank of MaC Venture Capital
  • Marco DeMeireles of the Chernin Group
  • Tim McLoughlin of Co-Founders Capital
  • Taylor Clauson of Abstraction Capital
  • Srinivas Ananth of Intel Capital
  • Robin Bienfait of Valor Ventures
  • NoraMay Cadena of MiLA Capital
  • Shila Nieves Burney of  Zane Venture Fund
  • Aaron Hurst of Endeavor Atlanta (Returning! Appreciate you)
  • Zak Schwartzman of Metaprop NYC (Returning! Appreciate you)
  • Wei-Chun Tai of Moseley Ventures (Returning! Appreciate you)
  • Jennifer Fielding of Techstars and The Fund (Returning! Appreciate you)
  • Sarah Leners of Bull City Venture Partners (Returning! Appreciate you)


And you can ask them questions too! Sign up to attend Startup Runway on Nov 18.