[Webinar] Meet the VC: Josh Mittler of Upfront Ventures

February 11, 2021


Josh Mittler

Upfront Ventures

Meet the VC is a monthly event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Josh Mittler of Upfront Ventures on the current investment climate, diversity in VC and more with our partners Lighter Capital, Perkins Coie, Reverb, Silicon Valley Bank and WTIA.

Upfront Ventures is proud to be an early investor and long-term partner to the world’s most exciting founders and startups. Based in Los Angeles and investing globally, for the past 25 years Upfront has backed standout teams across technology sectors, including Ring, TrueCar, Bird, Maker Studios, GOAT, Apeel Sciences, thredUP, Invoca and Kyriba. Meet the team at upfront.com.

Watch the replay of the event above, or here.

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Meet our partners

Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital has revolutionized startup financing by making it easy for entrepreneurs to quickly access up to $3 million in growth capital and working capital with zero dilution.

Lighter has provided over 700 rounds of financing to 400 companies across the U.S. and Canada. Lighter provides a mix of entrepreneur-friendly product offerings—including revenue-based financing (RBF), term loans and lines of credit—to empower early-stage tech startups with the flexibility they need to fund the business at different stages of growth.

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Perkins Coie

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Attorneys in our Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice offer one of the premier legal resources in the nation for venture-backed companies that have IP as a key value driver.

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From hiring your first employee to training your entire workforce, we’re here to help you grow your company by building a healthy, inclusive culture that engages your team. Reverb believes that every decision a leader makes reverberates throughout the organization. We provide flexible people operations, management and leadership development and executive coaching.

If you’re responsible for people, culture, engagement and the well-being of your team we’d love to chat! Reverb has the expertise on our team to help you lead yours.

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Silicon Valley Bank

Every day, innovative businesses strive to bring about the next big thing. From technology to healthcare, from San Jose to Shanghai, our clients define what comes next. At Silicon Valley Bank, we support the businesses that invent the future. Everything we do helps innovators, enterprises and investors move bold ideas forward, fast.

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Washington Technology Industry Association

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit trade group representing over 1,100 member companies – the largest in the United States. The primary mission of the WTIA is helping Washington residents gain access to high-wage tech-industry jobs. The WTIA acts as an independent, unifying voice to motivate industry, education and government peers to collaborate effectively and also uses group-buying power to help tech companies grow profitably. For Startups, WTIA provides stage appropriate resources as well as free memberships to early stage startups.

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