Session 2: Fund Architecture: Cash Catalyst & Wealth Wizardry

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Step into a world of enchantment where financial alchemy and innovative strategies converge. With this panel, explore the secrets of charisma, networking, persistence, strategic thinking, and passion that can attract investors and raise capital. Awaken your inner wealth wizard and learn how to build relationships with influential individuals, overcome setbacks, and problem solve for successful fundraising.




Gil Price
CAI Board Member
Experienced biotech executive and entrepreneur with depth of expertise across clinical asset investment strategy, evaluation, financing and execution. Additional leadership experience within R&D, Medical, and strategic corporate functions. Dr. Price was previously responsible for the strategic and tactical management of all business at Drug Safety Solutions. Read full profile…

Tien Wong
Opus8, Chairman & CEO
Mr. S. Tien Wong is Chairman of Opus8, Inc., a private investment, strategic advisory, and conference management firm based in the Washington, DC area. Opus8 provides strategy and fundraising advice to technology companies and investors. The firm organizes tech networking events as well as fundraising missions for private equity and VC firms to meet overseas LPs. As an investor, Opus8 invests in BPO, ITO, call center, CRM, mobility, and datacenter/cloud technologies and services. Read full profile…

Katherine Hill Ritchie
TEDCO Senior Director, Venture Funds
Entrepreneurial MBA with 21 years of global investment, operational and board experience. Investment experience: sourcing & due diligence of global investment strategies including early stage venture capital companies, private equity companies/funds & hedge funds. Read full profile…

Pete Thurlow
Chair, IP Medical Device Group at Polsinelli
Pete Thurlow is an experienced patent lawyer, focused on presenting strategies to help protect inventors, small businesses, and multinational corporations’ intellectual property rights. Pete has built a versatile and sophisticated practice largely focused on companies actively engaged in innovation and looking for funding to get started. Read full profile…