Investors and CFOs: Partnering for growth through uncertainty

Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 18:00-20:00 EST

Venue: Betaworks, 29 Little W 12th Street, New York, NY 10014, United States


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Are you looking to enhance collaboration with VC or PE investors?

Following a successful event earlier this year, we are once again partnering with Zanda to bring you the opportunity to engage with PE and VC investors and discuss how to nurture collaborative innovation.

Our expert panel has been confirmed and we are excited to announce we will be joined by Sumeet Shah, Caitlin Herling and Ashley Vukovits who all have a wealth of varied experience in investing in the finance, technology and start-up space. We will also be holding a Q&A session where you'll have the chance to ask any questions to our esteemed panel.

The panel will be exploring:

  • The value that VC and PE firms and CFOs can bring when working in a successful partnership
  • The importance of positioning your finance function as a key priority in this collaboration
  • How to overcome challenges surrounding innovation and growth in tech
  • How to build a successful business model to ensure a solid upward growth trajectory.


Taking place at Betaworks in the Meatpacking District, join us at this exclusive event to network with industry experts, CFOs and investors and enjoy free pizza (vegan and gluten free options will be available).

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Meet our panel

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Sumeet Shah

Founder and Managing Partner

Sumeet Shah has 15 years’ experience managing business development and strategic partnerships in the PE, VC and startup space. Having previously worked at Swiftarc Ventures, Clearco and Gist Digital, Sumeet is now the Founder and Managing Partner of VHS Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the next generation of Consumer Brand and Infrastructure Founders. 

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Caitlin Herling

Early Stage Investor

Caitlin Herling is a Principal at The Venture Collective, an early-stage investor focused on transformative technology and science solving the world’s biggest problems. Prior to TVC, Caitlin worked for AmplifyHer and 37 Angels, both of which are investors focused on gender equity within the tech system, an issue Caitlin is passionate about. 

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Ashley Vukovits

Managing Director

Ashley Vukovits is the managing director of LiftBridgeCXO, a fractional CFO services company, that provides strategic financial services to primarily startups and scaleups in the technology industry. Ashley has 30 years of experience in accounting and finance and over 20 years in the technology industry. Ashley spent 14 years leading the accounting and finance teams at Interactive Intelligence, a public technology company, the last two years as Chief Financial Officer.

What can you expect?

High quality speakers


Actionable takeaways


Engaging networking



Vibrant and central location


Take a look at some of the pictures from our last event with Zanda:

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