[Webinar] Meet the VC: Kellan Carter of Fuse Venture Partners

September 17, 2020


Kellan Carter

Fuse Venture Partners

Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Kellan Carter of Fuse Venture Partners on the current investment climate, mental health for founders, minority founders and more with our partners Lighter Capital, Perkins Coie and Silicon Valley Bank and TriNet.

Fuse Venture Partners is an early-stage, venture capital fund investing in Seattle-based Seed and Series A companies that are reinventing the modern economy with software. Learn more here.

Watch the replay of the event above, or here.

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Meet our partners

Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital has spent the last 10 years revolutionizing startup financing by making it easy for entrepreneurs to quickly access up to $3 million in growth capital and working capital, while maintaining full control over how to use the funds. Lighter’s fintech platform pulls in 6,500 data points and then uses proprietary algorithms to rapidly determine customized loan sizing and cost for its clients at each financing. Lighter has provided over 700 rounds of financing to 400 tech companies across the United States and Canada.

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Perkins Coie

For more than 100 years, Perkins Coie has partnered with clients to build great companies. With more than 1,100 attorneys in 20 offices across the United States and Asia, we represent companies across diverse industries and stages of growth in all facets of commercial and regulatory law and litigation, including emerging companies and venture capital, intellectual property, technology transactions, product counsel, privacy and data security and mergers and acquisitions, among other areas.

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Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a full range of financial services and expertise to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world. SVB is recognized as one of the world’s best employers by Forbes and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

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TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll and real-time technology. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business.

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