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March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST


fnDC: Hear from a DC VC

Join fnDC Chapter in a rich conversation with guest speaker, Mourad Yesayan from Paladin Capital Group.

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Join fn’s newest chapter, Washington DC, as they collaborate with their guest speaker, Mourad Yesayan, Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, to give insights on:

  • Market trends in the DC ecosystem
  • Impact of COVID on deal flow and funding startups
  • Top 10 list of things he’s looking for in a startup / startup team

  About the Featured Speaker:

Mourad Yesayan is a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group. He is an investment lead for the firm’s Cyber Fund, which focuses on  investing  in  early  stage  companies  in  the  US  and  Europe  with  solutions  for  cyber  security  and  digital resilience.  Mourad is currently actively involved in several of Paladin’s investments including Expel, RiskSense, Secure Code Warrior, Ursa, RiskLens, and previously worked with Unitrends (acquired by Insight Venture Partners). 

Prior to joining Paladin  in  2009,  Mourad  was  VP  of Finance and  a  corporate  officer at  a  Nasdaq-listed  leading industrial infrastructure company,  where  he  led  the  build-out of the company’s financial planning and risk management functions  during  a  period  of  rapid  growth  in  operations  and  nearly  tenfold  increase  in  revenue  to  over  $700 million. He also played a key role in structuring and negotiating over $500 million of equity and debt financing working  with  major  institutional  investors  and  a  global  lender  syndicate.  Prior  to  this,  Mourad  was  a  senior consultant at a boutique advisory firm focused on M&A, turnaround, and restructuring assignments for middle market clients.  Mourad holds an MBA and BS in Finance from Fresno State University.

fnDC Chapter Leadership Team:

  • Chapter Director: Anil Karmel
  • Membership Chair: Tony Ma
  • Growth Chair: Barbara Buchanan


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March 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


Founders Network