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Jesse Randall

Jesse Randall
CEO & Co-founder
Sweater Ventures

Jesse Randall is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sweater Ventures, a VC fund that gives access to venture capital to everyone, regardless of your wealth or accreditation status. Sweater raised $2.3M earlier this year in order to build the technology to put an investment team in the palm of your hands via a mobile app where you can keep up to date on your portfolio. 

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Matt Blomstedt

Managing Partner, SpringTime Ventures

Matt Blomstedt is the Managing Partner of SpringTime Ventures, an $8M seed fund focused on startups in the Mountain Region where they have invested in over 20 companies. Prior to founding SpringTime, Matt worked in M&A in Oil & Gas for over 9 years in Texas.  

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Alysha Cooke
Vice President  Thoroughbred Holdings

Alysha Cooke is the VP of Finance for Thoroughbred Holdings, an investment firm that has quietly invested $400M spread across five portfolio companies over the last 15 years in the energy sector. In her role as VP, Alysha has overseen $60M in acquisitions since joining the firm and sits on six corporate boards as part of her responsibilities within the company. 


Ben Rudman 

CEO, Western's SmokeHouse 

Ben Rudman is the CEO of Western’s Smokehouse, a portfolio company of Charis Consumer Partners where Ben is the Managing Director and Founder. Prior to starting his own private equity firm, Ben worked in investment banking for 8 years at SDR Ventures.

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Phil Stern
VP, Mainsail Partners

Phil Stern is a Vice President at Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm that has raised over $1.2B and invested in over 50 growing companies. Phil is an expert in growing software companies and prior to his current role in leading the Sales Center of Excellence at Mainsail he was the Head of Payroll Sales at Gusto and General Manager at Zen Planner.