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Renee Di Resta

Renee is a serial entrepreneur, investor and author. She helps Highway1 teams with fundraising and transportation logistics.

Renee DiResta is Vice President of Business Development at Haven, an online marketplace for air and ocean freight, and co-founder of the Flight.vc Internet of Things Syndicate. She is a co-author of “The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand”. She enjoys mentoring hardware startups on fundraising and transportation logistics topics.

Renee recently departed O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where she invested in seed-stage technology startups with a focus on hardware, manufacturing, and logistics. Prior to OATV, Renee was an equity derivatives trader at Jane Street Capital, a quantitative proprietary trading firm in NYC. DiResta is interested in the future of manufacturing, and in improving liquidity and transparency in private markets. She lives on the web at http://reneediresta.com and @noupside.

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