Venture Startup & Financing SIG: Sold out!
This event is sold out -- with the exception of those companies that are invited to present. Thank you!
Presentation and Pitch Session: Come listen and pitch to Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of NetApp, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Networks, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Omar Hamoui of Admob, Steve Streit of Green Dot and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. To learn more about Sequoia Capital visit www.sequoiacap.com/us.
Learn about Sequoia’s perspective as to what is they are interested in, what they are investing in and how they operate. We will also talk about their approach to working with companies, how they get their members involved and how they are different from other venture capital firms. We will discuss some of the common traits of those companies selected to present to their partnership and those which ultimately were funded.
We will select up to 8 ventures to do 3-minute pitches followed by 3 minutes of feedback.
Note: If you are interested in presenting, please send your executive summary (no more than 2 pages) to John Lee, Co-Chair of the Venture Startup and Financing SIG, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is Friday, August 10. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE WE REACH OUR LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.
Moderator: John Lee, Director, Entrepreneur Services Group, Silicon Valley Bank
John Lee is a director in SVB’s Entrepreneur Services Group. Lee establishes banking relationships with early stage technology companies. Lee also assists early and mid-stage technology companies with raising capital through review and feedback on investment materials and targeted introductions to venture capital firms and other investors. In addition, Lee provides relevant market insights and connections to strategic partners. Lee focuses on the enterprise and infrastructure software and hardware sectors, including cloud computing and SaaS, data management and analytics, mobile platforms and applications, security, semiconductors, mobile devices, and data center systems, storage, and networks.
Lee holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation
Note: There is an additional $10.00 charge at the door - if not pre-registered.
Seating is limited! It is very important to pre-register for this event. It does sell-out and we may need to turn people away. Please note: Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept American Express cards at the door.