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Brian Park

Brian Park

Washington DC Chapter Director

Brian is currently the COO of Startup Grind.  He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.

Elyssa Rae

Elyssa Rae

Washington DC Co-Community Manager

Elyssa Rae is a co-community manager for Startup Grind DC, where she enjoys connecting aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned veterans. During the day, she works in public relations and corporate communications, specializing in consumer tech, entrepreneurial tech and corporate philanthropy. She previously lived in Beijing, where she helped launch Girls in Tech China, a startup working to foster female entrepreneurship and innovation.

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NEA

Peter Barris is the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. NEA is one of the biggest VC fund in the world.

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    Peter Barris is the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. NEA is one of the biggest VC fund in the world.
    03 Dec Peter Barris NEA
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    21 Jan Timothy Chi cofounder of WeddingWire

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