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The Investor "Pitch Deck" is one of the most important documents you will create when seeking outside capital. This session will review a standard pitch deck, including the level of detail that it should include.

This session is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Presented by Marco Rubin, Senior Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds

Cost: Virginia based firms & university, FREE; All others $25


  • Marco Rubin (Senior Investment Director of CIT GAP Funds)

    Marco Rubin

    Senior Investment Director of CIT GAP Funds


    Marco is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and closing seed and early-stage investments on behalf of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. He serves as a board representative to numerous portfolio companies. Marco divides his responsibilities between managing the GAP Tech Fund and the Commonwealth Energy Fund. He also founded and currently serves as Advisory Board Chairman for Exoventure Associates, LLC, which is primarily engaged in emerging market activity.

    Marco mentors entrepreneurs and serves as an expert judge in global business plan competitions sponsored in part by the World Bank and/or State Department. He has invested in over 150 early-stage technology companies throughout his career and has held leadership roles with funds recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual VC100 list since 2002.

    Before forming Exoventure, Marco was a founder of Monumental Venture Partners, LLC (MVP), making investments in security, information technology, telecommunications, software, and medical devices sectors. Substantial exits were made to Dolby Labs and Level 3 Communications.

    Prior to Monumental, he ran New Ventures, MCI's venture capital unit, until the company's acquisition in 1998, where investment exits were made in both Cisco and Alcatel. Marco also worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he served as a project leader for clients in the energy, telecommunications, and information technology industries. Clients included names such as Mobil Oil and NASA. He began his career as an engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center, where he trained and certified astronauts and flight controllers to operate spacecraft. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.

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