In Person: VC Investor/Entrepreneur/Founder Meet-up Tues Mar 29 600pm PDT

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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1460 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States
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Roger DaSilva

In Person:  VC Investor/Entrepreneur/Founder Meet-up Tues Mar 29 600pm PDT

The Wharton Club of Southern California and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Southern California as co-host invite members and non-members of The Wharton Club of Southern California (WhartonSoCal) and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Southern California (HBSASC) to attend this inaugural event for the new Venture Capital Investor/Entrepreneur/Founder affinity group.  

Please join us for a special meet-up bringing together VC investors, entrepreneurs, founders and those interested in the VC/start-up space. We will hear from a few investors and founders and discuss emerging themes.  

Walk-ins will not be accepted for this event, sorry.  Please sign-up.  Thanks. 

Light snacks will be served.

Location: Cult, 1460 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (look for us outside!)  (NO WALK INS, you MUST rsvp here to attend.  Thank you!)

Date and Time:  Tue Mar 29 600pm PDT

Pricing: Members Free; Non-members/Guests $20

Co-hosts: Roger DaSilva and Alissa Finerman


There is parking at the Santa Monica Mall across the street from Cult. 


About the hosts:

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Roger DaSilva W'99

Roger DaSilva is an Outsourced Strategic Finance and Operations Executive for Startups with a particular expertise and focus on under-represented founders.

"Adult in the room"
"Startup Sherpa"
"Chief Common Sense Officer"
- Direct quotes about Roger from clients

Passion for investing in, advising and helping startups across various industries, including consumer/retail, fintech, childcare, social impact/nonprofit and female-led and other under-represented founders.

Strengths: real world business development experience raising capital from investors and institutions, implementing sales processes, and managing teams to scale and grow businesses at various stages. Problem Solver with a "Get stuff done" attitude and happy to wear multiple hats and help tackle whatever needs to be addressed.

Specialties: Business Development, Public and Private Investments, Creating Business Plans, Strategic Decision Making and Planning, Revenue and Cost Analysis, Capital Raise and Operations

Less exciting stuff: 15+ years of scaling and growing businesses from early stage startups to public Fortune 500 firms in investment management, sales and operations leadership.  Founder of a financial services firm with High Net Worth, Family Office and Institutional clients.

For more info, check out his website:


Alissa Finerman WG98

Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach, Gallup Certified Strengths® Coach, facilitator, VC/Angel Investor and author of the book, "Living in Your Top 1%."​ She works with teams, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and VC firms to help them develop leaders. Alissa holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her coach training from New York University, Results Coaching and Gallup Strengths Coaching Program.

Alissa's business background includes ten years in finance at Credit Suisse, a top-tier global investment bank; IPC, a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company serving the financial industry; Guggenheim Capital, a boutique investment management firm and five years in commercial real estate.

Alissa was an All-American tennis player at the University of California, Berkeley and competed on the Women's Professional Tennis Tour (ranked #202 in Doubles). She has been ranked No. 1 in the USTA National Women's Doubles in various age groups.

Alissa's specialties include:
- Leadership Development for managers and leaders
- Executive 1:1 Coaching, Gallup Certified Strengths® Coach
- Team building seminars
- Empowering women
- Managing conflict and growing self-awareness/EQ
- 360 assessments for managers/leaders
- Passionate about developing talent and helping managers engage their team
- Working with professional athletes and sports teams to improve performance and mindset
- Assessments used: Clifton Strengths Assessment and DiSC

To learn more please visit


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