Director of Events and Outreach Joins the Wasabi Ventures Team

Wasabi Ventures hires Director of Events and Outreach, Kendall D. Ryan, to run WV Events.

Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2012 --( Wasabi Ventures announces: WV Events. WV Events’ focus is to bring the world of start-ups innovative networking, pitching and educational events, webinars, roundtable discussions and more. WV Events is run by Director of Events and Outreach, Kendall D. Ryan.

Kendall D. Ryan joins the Wasabi Ventures team of over 40 specialists global and domestic. The existing team includes developers, sales and marketing, management, venture partners, and advisors. Kendall brings to the team an array of experience in the areas of PR, Marketing, Strategic Planning, as well as an educational experience abroad at the HES School of Economics and Management in Amsterdam.

“Kendall has been a dedicated member of the Wasabi Ventures team for the past three years and we are excited to have her on board as our new Director of Events and Outreach. We look forward to launching WV Events and extending new opportunities to entrepreneurs,” said Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner, Tom "TK" Kuegler.

“Working with Wasabi Ventures has been a wonderful opportunity to play an important role in emerging companies. I was fortunate to form a relationship with the organization at an early point in my career and I look forward to continuing to work with Wasabi and to watch WV Events deliver quality educational opportunities to the start-up ecosystem,” said Ryan.

Kendall looks forward to a more active role in the start-up world and providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to network and learn from the best in the business. These opportunities will be created through various workshops, pitch competitions, and webinars. The first of these efforts is a webinar scheduled for March 15th, 2012 at 1PM with presenter Lars Leckie, Venture Capitalist at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Please see: for more information.

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About Wasabi Ventures:
Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of three distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital, Startup Incubation, and Consulting. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed. We take active operational roles in our portfolio companies by leveraging our dedicated staff of over 40 specialists. Our team of engineering, sales, marketing, analysis, legal, accounting, and management professionals can cover every one of a start-up's needs. We act as senior management to our start-ups and business consultants to those with companies who need our advice. We also provide investment capital and creative financing solutions to our chosen portfolio companies. We also create our own start-ups from scratch, via our incubator environment. If you have a business plan you would like to submit to us for review or you are interested in speaking to one of our partners about how Wasabi Ventures may help your company, send us a message:
Wasabi Ventures, LLC.
Kendall Ryan