You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Female Founders Fund partner Sutian Dong and LeafLink co-founder and CEO Ryan Smith. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Sutian and Ryan, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, farm-to-table meal.
Sutian Dong is a partner at Female Founders Fund, an early-stage investor of technology companies founded by women. Founded in 2014, the fund has built the most recognized brand focused on leading female-run opportunities in internet and software startups.
Most recently, she was an investor at FirstMark Capital, a leading early stage venture fund in New York City. While there, FirstMark invested in companies like Pinterest, Riot Games (acq. Tencent), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), InVision, NewsCred, Knewton, and Tapad (acq. Telenor).
Ryan Smith is the CEO of LeafLink, the largest marketplace for wholesale cannabis. In 2018, LeafLink launched in its 15th state and built a variety of new features to serve its growing client base of over 450 cannabis brands and 2000 retailers. LeafLink was the first cannabis company named to Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Enterprise List. Prior to LeafLink, Ryan successfully founded and exited two companies, one of which he sold to an NYSE public firm.
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