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AHN x Cooley: Lunar New Year Celebration for Founders & Investors

February 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Link: https://lu.ma/ahncooleylny

Join us for our Lunar New Year Celebration, a networking event uniting founders, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs in Los Angeles to ring in the Year of the Dragon. 🐉

​This event serves to celebrate the new year and provide an opportunity for founders and investors to learn about market trends, building startups, and raising money at the pre-seed and seed fundraising stages.

*Due to limited event capacity, we are prioritizing registrations to founders, investors, and local partners. Please RSVP early to secure your entry.

​📍 Location: Santa Monica, CA (exact location to be shared after registration)
🗓️ Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
🕔 Time: 5-7:30 PM (PST)
🤝 Co-hosted by Cooley LLP, and sponsored by SVBCartaBun & MiChingoo SnacksMIZO, and NARRA

​See you there! 🎉

Meet The Hosts

Asian Hustle Network (AHN)

​AHN is the largest global community of Asian entrepreneurs, investors, operators, and leaders, with a mission to be the global superconnector of all Asians around the world.

Cooley LLP

​Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.  Cooley has more than 1,300 lawyers across 19 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of nearly 3,000.

Meet The Sponsors

Silicon Valley Bank

​Drawing on decades of experience in Tech, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Silicon Valley Bank can combine powerful insights with comprehensive solutions that help accelerate your business – like flexible lending, a powerful digital platform and faster payment processing. SVB is the preferred banking partner for entrepreneurs and investors.


​Carta is trusted by more than 40,000 companies and over two million people in nearly 160 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports nearly 7,000 funds and SPVs, and represents nearly $130B in assets under administration. Today, Carta’s platform manages nearly three trillion dollars in equity globally.

Bun & Mi

​Bun & Mi is a freshly crafted asian fusion restaurant located in the Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica. Owned and operated by Alvin and Pamela, this husband and wife duo wanted to bring something unique and exciting to the community.

Chingoo Snacks

​Chingoo Snack Mix is a specialty homemade snack mix that is made in small batches and is meant to be shared with your chingoos.


​Inspired by the fruits their immigrant parents shared with them as they were growing up, founders Holly Paul and Chris Tran created MIZO as a celebration of culture, fruit-forward flavors, and the joy of childhood memories. Their newest product line, MIZO Hard Lemonade, is a boozy twist on nostalgic juice pouches.


​Narra is a modern, Asian-inspired beverage company that is shaking up your routine. Narra exists to refresh your daily siptual, starting with its flagship line of Asian-inspired oat milk lattes made with tea for smooth and focused energy, with no added sugars and artificial ingredients.

Meet The Speakers

Duy Nguyen, BD & Partnerships at Carta

​Duy is a business development manager at Carta based in Los Angeles, CA. In his role, he is responsible for representing Carta’s equity platform that helps founders & investors manage their cap tables, valuations, and investments.

Jason Buen, Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank

Jason is a Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank, leading portfolio management for the Startup Banking Team in Los Angeles and specifically focusing on their early-stage Consumer Tech portfolio. Jason’s focus is on empowering startups with diverse support including access to ecosystem events, connecting founders and funders, along with providing best in class banking services tailored to startups in the innovation economy.

Madeline Darcy, Managing Partner at Kaya Ventures

​Madeline has spent the past ten years as an operator, investor and advisor to early-stage startups in the wellness industry. Prior to founding Kaya Ventures, Madeline held investment roles as a General Partner at CircleUp Growth Partners ($125M AUM) and as a VP at Visible Ventures ($22M AUM).

Jason Y. Lee, Founder & CEO at Jubilee Media

​Jason is the founder and CEO of Jubilee Media. Jubilee Media creates experience to provoke a new culture of empathy. Known for viral series “Middle Ground,” “Spectrum,” and “Odd Man Out,” Jubilee has developed an audience of 8M+ subscribers and garnered 1B+ views.

Sarah Choi, Associate at Cooley (Moderator)

​Sarah’s practice focuses on emerging companies, mergers & acquisitions and general corporate matters. While attending the University of California at Irvine School of Law, Sarah was an associate editor for the UC Irvine Law Review.


February 7, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Link:


Asian Hustle Network (AHN)


Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA United States + Google Map