Karlin Ventures Looks To Help Develop LA's Rising Tech Leaders With Program

Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Karlin Ventures is hoping to help develop rising, technology executives--particularly those at the VP level--with a new program it is launching today called Karlin Fellows. According to the firm, the new fellowship program will help mentor vice president level managers of growing LA startup, to help those leaders grow. Karlin said it will run four, master classes each year, targeting 12 to 15 rising leaders--with the hope of helping them drive LA's next wave of tech companies. The company said it will help mentor those leaders in areas such as business development, marketing, engineering, and product management. Karlin has tapped experienced execs, including Dan Macklin, co­founder and VP of business development at SoFi and Raja Subramoni, head of product marketing at Sonos, for its first session, which will be held early this summer. Karlin said the new program will be available both to execs from its portfolio companies, as well as others in the community.