Join Valence for our Founders Only Event Series featuring Morgan Mercer, Founder and CEO at Vantage Point. As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time to plan ahead in order to set and achieve realistic yet ambitious goals for your startup. In this intimate and interactive workshop Morgan will breakdown how to set, measure, and surpass objectives and key results (OKRs) for your business. Morgan is a subject matter expert when it comes to founding and scaling an innovative startup. Her company, Vantage Point, is one of only two-dozen Black woman-run companies to receive venture capital funding over $1M; Morgan sets high objectives for her business, and evidently has met major key results in the process. In this session, you can expect to hear an overview of Morgan’s own founder journey, a comprehensive lesson on OKRs, and time for Q&A. Attendees will leave the session empowered with tangible tips to apply best practices around goal setting for startups.
Vantage Point Company Description
Vantage Point was founded under the belief that while technology can cause apathy, immersive technology can drive empathy and fundamentally make the world more human. We believe that the heart of all we do is human. The way we make the world more human is by using technology to teach and inspire people to become the very best versions of themselves they always hoped to be. Today Vantage Point is actively developing the platform and the products to train people on EQ-driven skills and soft skills that matter, with the ultimate goal of enabling humans to unlock their full potential. We’re tacking enterprise training around important topics; beginning with tackling Workplace Anti-Sexual Harassment training.
Morgan Mercer Biography
Morgan is the founder of the immersive enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Vantage Point's immersive training platform leverages standalone Virtual Reality in conjunction with ML and AI, and offers training modules focused around Soft Skills development, including Workplace Harassment Training and Diversity and Inclusion Training. Vantage Point is one of only two-dozen Black woman-run companies to receive VC funding over $1M. Morgan was recognized by UN Women LA as a “Champion of Change” in the Era of Equity, was profiled in Vodafone, and will be profiled by the US Chamber of Commerce as a Female in STEM in 2020. Morgan was also named one of the Top 10 Female Tech Innovators in history by TechRadar and was listed as the Top Female in Tech in Los Angeles.
Founder & CEO
Morgan is the founder of the immersive enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Vantage Point's immersive training platform leverages standalone Virtual Reality in conjunction with ML and AI, and offers training modules focused around Soft Skills development, including Workplace Harassment Training and Diversity and Inclusion Training. Vantage Point is one of only two-dozen Black woman-run…
Georgia Messinger (she/her/hers), originally from Los Angeles, CA, is a junior at Harvard University studying psychology and computer science on a gap semester currently to explore startups and venture capital. Georgia has founded two companies, Trill Project and Girls Get IT. Experienced in managing teams of 30+ other students, Georgia’s organized conferences for hundreds of attendees (BOLD Conference & Young Women’s Conference), created organic marketing campaigns to generate thousands of clicks, written dozens of blog pieces across all platforms, pitched on national television, and secured $120k+ in equity-free funding for her projects. Georgia’s work focuses on the intersection between social impact and technology and has been featured as Apple’s App of the Day (four times) and on TechCrunch, InStyle, Refinery29, KTLA, and more.
Over quarantine Georgia launched The Bottom Line Podcast through Harvard Ventures, the leading startups and VC club at Harvard, which she is president of, and ran the largest pitch competition for undergraduate students, i3 Innovation Challenge, which has awarded $700k+ in equity-free funding to other founders. On campus, her studies range a wide array of topics including Latin Poetry, Buddhist Art History, and Artificial Intelligence. She is a researcher in the The Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology Lab and a member of Harvard Women in Business, Harvard Women in Computer Science, Harvard Undergraduate Student Art Collective, and formerly the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Advocate. She represents .406 Ventures (previously she represented Lightspeed Venture Partners) on campus as their scout.
Georgia is especially energized in entrepreneurial communities and is honored to now be connecting more Black founders to mentorship, peer to peer communities, and, of course, funding through her work with Valence.