Gil Penchina


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He invested in companies like Paypal and Linkedin when they were startups. Today he is is one of the top angel investors worldwide and largest investor on AngelList, where he runs 10 investment syndicates and is backed by over 2,000 other business angels.

We are very proud to have Gil Penchina be part of Pioneers Festival 2015. Besides being one of the judges for this year’s Pioneers Challenge and one of our “Roasted!” grill masters, Gil will give a keynote on “How to rock on AngelList”.

Gil is a startup guy, entrepreneur, and one of the leading angel investors. Today he is leveraging his influence on AngelList syndicates – he is the largest angel investor on AngelList, a platform where startups can raise seed capital. Gil runs 10 investment syndicates and is backed up by over 2,000 other angels.

Formerly the CEO of Wikia Inc., Gil’s first investment was 17 years ago when he started as a total outsider with few contacts in the industry. “I expect to lose all of my money,” was one of his statements when he started investing. But his excitement was bigger than the fear of losing and today he has made 63 personal investments, including Paypal and Linkedin when they were still startups.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get tips from Gil on “How to Rock on AngelList”. You never know, but maybe Gil is “Coming for You”.

ROASTED SESSIONSThursday May 28, Academy Stage 15.00 – 15.45
How to rock on AngelListThursday May 28, Academy Stage 17.55 – 18.45
Pioneers Challenge Top 8 PitchesFriday May 29, Arena Stage 15.30 – 17.10

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