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San Francisco Virtual Event | Early-Stage Company Boards
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Category: San Francisco

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Pacific)
06:00 AM - 07:30 PM (Mountain)
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM (Central)
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM (Eastern)

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


How, when, and why are early-stage company Boards formed (both Advisory and Fiduciary)? How does the Board evolve as the company raises capital and IPOs? What are the traditional and emerging methods of pursuing a Board seat position with an early-stage company? How should entrepreneurs think about forming and getting the most out of their Boards? 

Join us for this exciting panel for down-to-earth information from Silicon Valley from 5 to 6 pm Pacific.

Immediately after the panel, from 6 to 6:30pm, there will be informal networking breakouts for those who want to continue the conversation.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Marga Ortigas-Wedekind
Chief Commercial Strategy Officer
Fogarty Innovation  

Following a 30-year-long career of scaling healthcare companies globally as an executive, Marga now adds value to a portfolio of digital health companies and non-profits in her capacity as a prolific Board member, advisor, and investor. She currently sits on the Boards of Itamar Medical (Nasdaq:ITMR), which provides digitally-enabled systems focused on the integration of sleep apnea management into the cardiac patient care pathway, Heartbeam Inc, an early-stage digital health company seeking to revolutionize heart attack detection, and Total Flow Cannula, a seed-stage company developing a mechanism to improve safety during on-pump open heart surgery. Marga has served in significant advisory functions for small medtech and digital health companies through her role at Fogarty Innovation and as an advisory board member at Launchpad Digital Health (LDH). Additionally, her involvement as a limited partner at LDH and as an angel investor at Healthtech Capital has familiarized her with numerous cutting-edge companies in the digital health space, many of which continue to seek her counsel. Further, Marga serves on the board of the Bay Area Cancer Connections (BACC), a charitable organization offering resources and support to breast and ovarian cancer patients, and was selected to be on Gartner Marketing's exclusive advisory board of forward-thinking marketing leaders to help direct its research. 


Jivko Moutafov
Co-founder and Head of Finance and Operations
Monetryx, Inc

Jivko Moutafov is a professional investor with extensive experience in identifying attractive investment opportunities globally. In the course of his career, Jivko has been an equity research analyst, portfolio manager, partner at a major hedge fund, social impact entrepreneur, and an angel investor. He is a firm believer that long-term success for businesses rests on the four pillars of competitive advantage, business model, capital structure, and the right corporate governance practices. Jivko has worked closely with successful companies from a wide range of industries and geographies. He is using his experience now to help other entrepreneurs and angel investors find the right business partner. Jivko is a co-founder of Monetryx – a platform connecting startups with providers of capital or expertise. The goal of Monetryx is to democratize the process of early stage investing, and make it more efficient and transparent for founders and angel investors alike.


Eric Hall, CFA
Partner & Consulting CFO
FLG Partners

With 30 years of senior management experience serving as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for a variety of private and public companies, Eric has worked in life science, financial services, professional services, consumer retail, venture capital, family office/fund of funds/alternative investments, and technology companies.  He has been on several business and nonprofit Boards, including for the Pan Pacific Bank.  Eric excels in building successful organizations from the ground up. He has helped launch several companies over the past 30+ years including, but not limited to, Yahoo!, Paramount/Viacom Online, The ImagiNation Network, women.com, McKenna Capital/mc3 ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures. He has helped raise over $2 billion of debt and equity financing during his career.



Aneta Key
Strategic Advisor
Aedea Partners LLC 

Aneta partners with C-Suite executives to develop strategies, align around a plan of action, and move the needle on priorities. Trained as a systems science engineer, Aneta started off as a banker and then spent a decade with McKinsey & Co where she was a leader of the strategy, risk management, and organization practices of the firm. In 2009 Aneta established Aedea Partners LLC to help innovative companies navigate growth, change, risk, and uncertainty as a strategy advisor.  She has served established global leaders and hyper-growth contenders in financial services, health care, and technology and has been involved in complex merger transactions, digital transformation efforts, and the scaling of organizations.  Known for her holistic, yet pragmatic approach, Aneta is an authority on strategic decision-making, performance/cultural transformation, and enabling growth.  She is on the advisory board of several AI/Data Science startups and mentors others.