Based in Silicon Valley Bank’s Santa Monica office, DeMarcus Williams is a Managing Director heading up the SoCal Startup Banking team, where he works closely with tech entrepreneurs to advise on their corporate banking and financing needs. DeMarcus joined SVB by way of L.A.-based digital media startup, Zealot Networks, where he served as Vice President of Business Strategy. While at Zealot, DeMarcus was responsible for strategic planning, corporate development and business development. DeMarcus leverages his prior startup experience to advise founders on navigating fundraising and avoiding potential pitfalls.
Previously, DeMarcus was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch’s Private Bank and Investment Group, where he developed and implemented financial plans for technology entrepreneurs and professional athletes.
Kyle Laughlin, Chief Executive Officer at Surfline Wavetrak, Inc. Amanda Groves, Partner at Plus Capital Sandeep Hingorani, EVP, Founding Team at BallerTV DeMarcus Williams, Partner at SVB Moderated by: Ben Bergman, dot.LA Senior Reporter