Anna Garcia has been an active member of the New York’s startup eco-system since 2013 as an angel investor and mentor to three accelerators: ERA, Barclays/Techstars and Canadian Technology Accelerator. Prior to entering venture capital, Anna spent 17 years in financial services and held senior roles at Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and JP Morgan in the areas of capital markets, investment banking and asset management. Anna ran a top-ranked fixed income origination and hedging business at Merrill Lynch during most of her Wall Street career. She left banking to found AGM Ventures and focus on early stage investing and startup advisory full time. Anna’s notable pre-Runway investments include Trumid, Owlet, Primary, Liveoak Technologies, HiFi and Culinary Agents. Staying true to her financial services background, Anna closely follows the developments in fintech as an investor, mentor and advisor.
Anna was born in Russia, lived in England and Denmark and ultimately moved to Canada before commencing her career in NYC. She is a global citizen and loves languages, food and travel. She is a holistic health enthusiast and a hot yoga devotee.
Marc Michel has had a long career as both a venture investor and founder of a successful technology company. Marc started his career as a tech banker at Merrill Lynch before moving into Merrill’s middle market buyout business. After Merrill exited the business, Marc returned to his first passion and founded Eos Partners’ venture fund. He then built and ran TD Capital USA, TD Bank’s venture and growth equity arm in NYC. In 1999, Marc became co-founder and visionary of Precyse Solutions, now one of the country’s leading clinical health data capture and management companies that serves over 4,000 health facilities. In 2008, Marc co-founded Metamorphic Ventures (renamed Compound) as one of NYC’s first Seed venture funds. Marc has backed many successful companies such as Peapod, Brooks Fiber, Mountain Union Telecom, Insite, Coinstar, IndieGoGo, MovableInk, Appboy, Transactis, Thrive Market, Tap Commerce, Tapad, and many others.
Marc is originally a Canadian citizen who moved to Cleveland, Ohio as a boy and calls himself a Clevelander at heart. Marc is an avid tennis player and fan and anyone who knows him, knows he will be at the US Open come the end of August!