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Cyndi Wheeler

Director, Intellectual Property,  Slack Technologies, Inc.

Prior to joining Slack, Cyndi Wheeler spent 11 years at Apple where she managed and developed the patent portfolio for the original iPhone.  She then litigated a number of those patents in jurisdictions around the world in the smartphone patent wars, managing the team that won a billion-dollar jury verdict against Samsung.  Before working at Apple, Wheeler was an engineer and patent attorney at Intel.

Wheeler is an active member of ChIPs, a nonprofit organization geared toward advancing women in law, technology & policy; and is co-chair of the ChIPs scholarship committee.  She is also an angel investor and member of the Portfolia FemTech Fund, which focuses on emerging technologies, products and services improving women’s health and wellness throughout their lives.

Wheeler has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in California, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and before the United States Supreme Court.

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Investing in top entrepreneurs and new innovation can be empowering, impactful and profitable. While men have invested as ‘angels’ for generations, women are just beginning to invest in innovative companies. This session highlights new ways that women can use even small amounts to begin entrepreneurial investing. Hear from nationally renowned angel investor Barbara Clarke; Former […]

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