Episode 08: Echo Factory Presents: Women in Technology


Renée LaBran, Senior Advisor, Idealab

Renée is a seasoned executive, investor, board director and advisor. She currently oversees a portfolio of investments and serves on the board of directors for Rustic Canyon/Fontis (a growth stage fund) and as a top advisor to Idealab, a preeminent tech incubator in Pasadena. Renée also serves as Gov. Brown’s appointee to the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California as a non-attorney public member.

Max Powers, SVP, Business Operations, TeleSign

Max heads Client Services and directs the operational business team for TeleSign, a leading Internet security platform. She leads global routing and makes sure Client Services helps TeleSign’s worldwide customers optimize service workflow, shorten service integration time and solve immediate real-world security and fraud challenges.

Natalie Sun, Creative Technologist & Producer; Founder, Next Art

Natalie is a creative force who likes to “tinker with technology and design great experiences that allow people to share their stories.” She exercises these passions through her career as a digital creative consultant, VR producer and art tech curator and as the founder of Next Art Night, a series of events that focuses on future-making experiments by artists working in technology.


Dea Goldsmith, Chief Creative Officer; Founder, Echo-Factory

Dea is responsible for all things creative at Pasadena-based advertising agency Echo-Factory. She spends the majority of her time thinking about, strategizing and iterating new ideas with her happy team of creatives. Dea is a firm believer in harnessing the power of technology in marketing to deliver explosive business growth.

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