Julie-ann Pina guides startups in Finance, overlapping with HR, Operations, Marketing, and IT Strategy. She focuses on ‘real-tech’ commercializing science and engineering in health, robotics, and the Internet of Things. Past projects include startups, new enterprises within existing companies, and product development and launch. Her clients range from a Caltech spinout to Edwards Lifesciences.
Recently, Julie-ann teamed up with 3 technology startups through the I-Corps program of the National Science Foundation. She also spoke at the Los Angeles Innovation Node Technology Scouting Workshop in 2016.
Previously, Julie-ann worked in VC at Chase Capital, and was a VP at BankAmerica including 7 years in investment banking. Julie-ann serves as board member and Treasurer of the Pasadena Angels. She judges and coaches at many local events. She speaks at USC, ArtCenter Industrial Design, Pasadena City College, Cal Poly Pomona, Pasadena Angels and others. She also has a long history with FIRST-FTC.
Julie-ann earned her MBA with a certificate in Technology Commercialization at USC, was a Beta Gamma Sigma honoree and CGSM fellow, and invested a portion of the University endowment. Her bachelor’s degree was in Quantitative Economics at UC Berkeley.