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Women in Tech Summit Opening Remarks

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Jeannie Edmunds (She/Her)
Startup Companies, Advisor/Mentor
Kelsi Kamin (She/Her)
Living Security, Chief of Staff

Kelsi is the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Living Security, a cybersecurity company that has raised $20M+ in funding and serves 100+ enterprise customers. Previously she was an Investor at Silverton Partners, the leading early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, TX investing in technology businesses. She is an active startup advisor and founded the Austin Women In Venture Capital group.  Prior to joining Silverton, Kelsi was a Venture Associate at Capital Factory, and worked at Crunchbase, writing the company's daily newsletter on global VC deals & startup trends.

Courteney Real (She/Her)
Capital Factory, Venture Partnerships Manager

Courteney Real is a Corporate Venture Associate at Capital Factory
& based out of the Austin Office.


Courteney completed her undergraduate degrees in Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Business Management at Arizona State University. She was a member of the Draper University Fall 2017 cohort, with her company Trader Jack. Courteney has a vast experience working within the Startup Ecosystem. She has done everything from being an early-stage entrepreneur to launching coworking spaces, with experience in seed-stage venture capital/ Courteney lead on the Global business development team at silicon valley’s leading pre-accelerator Draper University. Most recently, lead the Investor Relations at Portfolia, a Venture Capital firm in Palo Alto, California. She is passionate about revenue models, early-stage investments, traveling the world and emerging startup ecosystems.