Luncheon Recap: State of Venture Capital in Hawaii Today

Downtown Honolulu HVCA

Thank you all for attending our re-launch luncheon in April! We had a great showing and learned a lot from the four local ventures funds who participated.

One common theme we heard during the “State of Venture Capital in Hawaii Today” was a challenge in attracting and retaining talent in Hawaii. Our upcoming Monthly Business Forum will address this issue.

Arben Kryeziu – mbloom
Tim Dick – Startup Capital Ventures
Omar Sultan – Upside Fund
Karl Fooks – HSDC

Past President Bill Spencer made opening remarks. Meli James moderated the discussion.

Thank you to our sponsor ProService Hawaii. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sandy Shiraki at