Mike Evariste is a Tony-nominated Producer and Broadway Actor. On Broadway, Mike made his producing debut as a Co-Producer on the Tony-nominated and 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play Disgraced, produced by Lincoln Center Theater. Mike has also raised capital for Broadway's Beetlejuice, King Kong, SpongeBob SquarePants, Something Rotten, and Rock of Ages. He is Co-Founder/Producer of 42 Seven Productions, a New York/Los Angeles-based production company that produces the sold-out concert series “Broadway at W” featuring stars of Broadway, TV, and film for the luxury W Hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC and London. For television, he was the creator and Executive Producer of “Arsenic 9,” a non-scripted pilot created for The Sundance Channel in association with Big Fish Entertainment. He’s also pitched non-scripted shows to NBC/Comcast, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo, and Lifetime. His independent film producing credits are upcoming Construction and Pass the Light. As a performer, Mike was last seen on the Emmy-winning NBC live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Legend. His other Broadway and TV credits are Tina Fey’s Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Book of Mormon, Broadway revivals of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning South Pacific, Hair, Les Miserables, and Amazing Grace. He has toured nationally in the productions of The Book of Mormon, South Pacific, Hair, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Fame. Mike is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from Florida State University. Mike aspires to continue to bridge the gap between business and entertainment.
Steven W Sorensen is an expert in venture capital, corporate finance and AI / ML investments. He serves as Director, Corporate Finance at dropp group | droppLabs and is a board director. In 2021-22, he participated in a 15M Series A for web3 dropp group | droppLabs and led the Series B1 and later IPO financing roadmap in 2023. He has capital markets experience with hedge funds, fund of funds, and family offices on raising capital from US and Chinese investors, and led investor relations for investments from US, China, Korea, Qatar & Saudi Arabia.
Steven has intensive training in financial modeling, private equity, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investment banking and as a board director. In 2022, he conducted M&A transaction due diligence and execution of a 25M acquisition by dropp group. Steven is an active investor and board director of an aerospike rocket company.
Steven has a BA in English from John Carroll University, an MA from The University of Hong Kong, with a two-year post-graduate certificate in Mandarin, and courses in M.Sc in Management and Information Systems from NYU. He also earned his M.Phil in 2010.
Steven is the co-host of the podcast, Gradient Proof - a longform discussion on a wide range of topics ranging from AI to philosophy to entrepreneurship. Listen to our favorite episodes: 1., 2., 3. 4, 5, 6 and 7.
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