You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Venrock Partner Ethan Batraski and Zipline Cofounder Will Hetzler. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Ethan and Will, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Ethan Batraski is a partner at Venrock, the investment firm created by the Rockefeller family that helped pioneer the venture capital industry. Ethan focuses on full stack hardware and enterprise companies. He spends time across areas such as robotics, transportation, aerospace, compute, and infrastructure. He sits on the boards of companies building solutions in urban air mobility, quantum computing, and farming.
Prior to Venrock, Ethan was a founding partner at ProFounder, an angel syndicate focused on deep tech investments, and was a Product Leader at Facebook leading a multi-billion dollar ad’s business. Prior, he was the VP Product and Design at Box, leading the consumer product, growth, and user experience teams through their IPO. Prior, he was the VP Product at Adchemy (acquired), led Search product at Yahoo!, and was the first hire at Risesmart (acquired). Ethan is the lead or co-lead inventor on 16 patents.
Will Hetzler is a Co-founder at Zipline International, the $1B+ drone company that delivers lifesaving medical supplies to the world’s most difficult-to-reach locations.
Will led the company’s work in Africa, and established Zipline’s partnership with the Government of Rwanda. Will’s dual passions for aviation and healthcare drive him to grow Zipline’s mission and bring its transformative drone delivery service to the 6 billion people who lack equitable access to medical products today.
Zipline already operates the largest automated logistics network in the world, providing over 11,000,000 people with instant access to hundreds of medical products by drone. Zipline routinely delivers chilled, frozen, and deep-frozen products, such as antivenom, blood products, insulin, laboratory reagents, and vaccines.
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We will serve salads and grain bowls.
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