Hatchcast: Where Spartans & Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories

Innovate State with Kelly Ford, Tamara Steffens, & Chris Thomas

October 09, 2020 Hatchcast Season 5 Episode 4
Hatchcast: Where Spartans & Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories
Innovate State with Kelly Ford, Tamara Steffens, & Chris Thomas
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Hatchcast: Where Spartans & Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories
Innovate State with Kelly Ford, Tamara Steffens, & Chris Thomas
Oct 09, 2020 Season 5 Episode 4
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Paul Jaques sits down with Kelly Ford, Tamara Steffens, & Chris Thomas via Zoom for our second Innovate State Speaker Series event of the year!

Kelly Ford is a tech industry executive turned growth equity investor. She specializes in the acceleration of enterprise value for software companies, from startup launch to $100M valuation. She invests in growth-stage fintech companies and, as the pioneer of the firm’s Edison Edge operating platform, advises portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy and operations.

Tamara Steffens leads investing and VC partnerships for M12, a Microsoft venture investment arm, in North America and India. She is the executive sponsor of the fund’s Female Founders Competition.

Chris Thomas is a co-founder and partner at Assembly Ventures, Detroit and Berlin. Prior to this he co-founded the Detroit Mobility Lab and the Michigan Mobility Institute and acted as a senior advisor to mobility startups around the globe.

Show Notes

Paul Jaques sits down with Kelly Ford, Tamara Steffens, & Chris Thomas via Zoom for our second Innovate State Speaker Series event of the year!

Kelly Ford is a tech industry executive turned growth equity investor. She specializes in the acceleration of enterprise value for software companies, from startup launch to $100M valuation. She invests in growth-stage fintech companies and, as the pioneer of the firm’s Edison Edge operating platform, advises portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy and operations.

Tamara Steffens leads investing and VC partnerships for M12, a Microsoft venture investment arm, in North America and India. She is the executive sponsor of the fund’s Female Founders Competition.

Chris Thomas is a co-founder and partner at Assembly Ventures, Detroit and Berlin. Prior to this he co-founded the Detroit Mobility Lab and the Michigan Mobility Institute and acted as a senior advisor to mobility startups around the globe.