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Franklin Staley of Exeter Street Capital Partners

January 10, 2024

Maury Bradsher of District Equity

August 31, 2023

Megan Horvath of Steinbeck Investment Company

July 5, 2023

Rick Perkal of Firelight Capital

March 1, 2023

Casey Rentch of Blue Ridge Construction Capital

January 12, 2023

Nathan Chandrasekaran of Columbia River Partners

October 6, 2022

Omer Cygler of Lion Investment Partners

July 5, 2022

Drew Bagot of Serata Capital Partners

May 25, 2022

Vinay Bachireddy and Austin Neudecker of Weave Growth Partners

April 8, 2022

Michael Lonergan of Georgia Oak Partners

March 8, 2022

Mark Gonzalez of Bluejack Partners

February 3, 2022

Ernest Lyles of The HiGro Group

September 9, 2021

Wayne Moore of Crux Capital

June 29, 2021

Rob Bauer of Bassett Creek Capital

May 26, 2021

Nick Barker and Chris Sheeren of Longhouse Partners

March 18, 2021

Rob Carskadden of 3 Rivers Capital

February 12, 2021

Mike Robertson of SageLink Capital

January 14, 2021

Matthew Kaufman of Validor Capital

October 28, 2020

Charles ‘Chip’ Wahle of Quabbin Capital 

July 14, 2020

Stephen Leist of Piedmont Partners Group Ventures

March 12, 2020

Tom Wells of 10 Point Capital

December 19, 2019

Matthew Pettit of Seven Hills Capital

October 30, 2019

Haran Narulla of Tygon Peak Capital

October 2, 2019

Todd Dauphinais of Clavis Capital Partners

July 10, 2019