Venture Start-up & Financing

Venture Start-up & Financing

The Venture Startup & Financing SIG meets the 3rd Monday of each month. This SIG will focus on the core business and financing issues that face CEO’s during the first 1 to 4 years of a new ventures life.  The types of topics addressed are as...

Upcoming Event08/19/2014, 06:00PM - 08:30PM, Foster City, CA

Description

The Venture Startup & Financing SIG meets the 3rd Monday of each month. This SIG will focus on the core business and financing issues that face CEO’s during the first 1 to 4 years of a new ventures life.  The types of topics addressed are as follows:

Venture Startup Issues:  Events, seminars and panels that feature CEOs, Advisors and industry experts that discuss early venture business and operational issues in the areas of new product/venture opportunity assessment, financing and capital raising strategies, team building, developing effective sales and channels of distribution, joint-ventures and mergers + acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side), to name a few.  

Financing Issues: We have 2 types of events normally hosted in this category (i)  Events, seminars and panels of investors, VCs, angels, CEOs and industry professionals that discuss key topics in fund raising such as the company valuation process, term sheet basics and negotiation tactics, analyzing investors to find the right fit for the venture (VC and angels), and legal and accounting issues in fund raising and (ii)  Pitch events with different VC funds, angel groups and strategic/corporate investors where we have 5 to 8 companies/CEOs give 3 to 5 minute “elevator” pitches to the investors, who provide tips and feedback on the venture opportunities and how to improve their pitch (and sometimes even leads to direct funding!!).