Born Global – Starting companies as immigrant founders
Join us on Friday 11/12/2021 11:30-12:30 CT Featuring
Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures
Nitin is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on investing and supporting immigrant entrepreneurs. Unshackled Ventures does more than just provide capital to fund the most ambitious founders; they designed their solution to provide immigration support and services at no cost to founders, to help optimize a founder’s time in building the future. This formula has sustained a portfolio of 60+ companies in a diverse range of industries. Before Unshackled, Nitin ran finance and strategy for edtech startup Kno (acquired by Intel in 2013) that raised over $90M of funding from some of the top VCs including a16z, First Round Capital, and Floodgate. Before Kno, Nitin immigrated from India to work at Deloitte where he focused on helping tech startups with growth, exits, and strategic initiatives. Nitin Pachisia has sat in several seats in the venture ecosystem and those experiences push him to create the same if not better access for others.
Sunny Zhang, PhD
Dr. Sunny Zhang has been focused on innovation, digital marketing, social networks, and international business for the past 20 years as a researcher, educator, entrepreneur, and investor. She is a tenured marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business and the founding partner of Z LAB Ventures, a venture studio and fund building and investing in impact-driven software startups led by women, minority, and immigrant founders.
Z LAB Ventures
About Born Global:
Born Global is on a mission to cultivate an inclusive community for diverse innovators with a global mindset and to interconnect local, national, and