The Wharton Investment Resource Exchange (WIRE) angel investing and start-up network at the WCNY is proud to host a series of short webinars in which Wharton-alumni founders of startup companies share their innovative new businesses.

This webinar series gives Wharton alumni founders the opportunity to showcase their companies among the WCNY community, share their entrepreneurial insights, and strengthen the network to facilitate potential leads for hires, advisors or investors.

The upcoming WCNY startup series talk will feature the co-founders of iREITs: Dave Anderson, CFA, WG’08, Fred Canney, WG’20, & Thomas Foley, WG’20. Dave, Fred, and Thomas will be interviewed by Jerrod Hill, team member of Amazon Web Service's Venture Capital Business Development group and WCNY’s Vice President of Volunteer Services. Questions from the audience are encouraged via the group chat on Zoom throughout the webinar.

About iREITs
iREITs is a real estate fintech start-up company founded by three Wharton alums focused on building a better way to invest in real estate. Through proprietary data and technology, iREITs is developing thematic funds designed to give institutional investors control over their stabilized real estate investments. Strategic targeting, proprietary indexing and lower fees are differentiating characteristics offered by iREITs to their clients who invest in private real estate assets. Institutional investors and real estate owners can learn more at

About iREITs Co-founders
Dave Anderson (WG’08), is co-founder, Managing Director (Real Estate) of iREITs, and is based in Marietta, GA. Dave has spent his entire career across a variety of roles in the real estate private equity and PropTech space. Prior to joining iREITs, Dave worked at crowdfunding startup Cadre as its inaugural Head of Research, where he led market selection and strategy efforts for the platform. Previously, Dave oversaw North and South American strategy and research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s real estate division; worked as an equity researcher with Green Street Advisors; and was a member of the Acquisitions team at Acadia Realty Trust, an urban retail REIT. David received his MBA from Wharton in Real Estate and his A.B. in Economics cum laude from Harvard University. Dave is also a CFA charterholder.

Fred Canney (WG’20), is co-founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of iREITs based in Bend, Oregon. Prior to iREITs, Fred worked for the world’s largest gold mining company, Newmont Mining, where he held a variety of roles within the CFO and Strategic Finance divisions for the company both domestically and abroad. Most recently, Fred was the Regional CFO (acting) for North America while he also led Business Development and Planning efforts for the North American region. Fred received his MBA from The Wharton Executive MBA Program in San Francisco, having earned a major in Operational Effectiveness, and graduating as a Palmer Scholar. Fred was also a recipient of the Tikvah Weiner Award for Leadership. Fred is an Eagle Scout.

Thomas Foley (WG’20), is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of iREITs based in Woodside, California. Thomas is a serial fintech entrepreneur with prior ventures focused on helping investors invest in startups (Xpert Financial), startups manage their fundraise process (CapRally), and investors invest in alternative assets (Venovate). Most recently, after discovering the pain related to investing in real estate, Thomas spent the prior 4 years learning how the real estate capital markets work within major real estate brokerage firms JLL and HFF as a Director on their Investment Sales teams. Thomas received his MBA from The Wharton Executive MBA Program in San Francisco and his B.A. in Economics at UCLA where he helped the Men’s Water Polo team to a National Championship.

About Jerrod Hill
Jerrod Hill (WG'15), is a member of the Amazon Web Services Venture Capital Business Development team based in NYC where he focuses on funds across the United States. Prior to AWS, Jerrod worked in startup investing, management consulting, and education. He also worked at two accelerators, including DreamIt Philadelphia and Techstars NYC as well as worked at two investment funds, including Bowery Capital and Wharton Impact Investing Partners. During this period, Jerrod also worked in management consulting at the Boston Consulting Group in NYC, where he focused on strategy and people and organization projects for financial institutions.

Jerrod started his career as a science teacher with Teach for America, where he taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in Atlanta Public Schools. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, a M.A. in Secondary Teaching from Georgia State University, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET

WCNY Supporting Members - $0 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Alumni Guests - $5
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

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