Venture Finance SIG: Next Generation Internet Deals (Bus. & Consumer)



  • How do VCs recognize the right deal and how can you get their attention?

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.


    How to present? Email your executive summary and PPT to [email protected]. You will have approximately 10 minutes to present to the VC and the audience. Early submissions are preferred.


    Presentation Overview

    Next Generation Internet Deals (Business and Consumer) -- How do VCs recognize the right deal and how can you get their attention?

    While the label varies (Web 2.0, user generated content, digital media, social networking, business services, local search, mobile internet, etc), there's no doubt we are experiencing a whole new wave of innovation and investment in companies that take advantage of the fact that the broadband and wireless internet is everywhere--and they are leveraging this phenomenon to create new businesses. We've learned from the past that while there are lots of interesting business ideas, many of them are not good candidates for VC funding…and for those that are strong candidates, not all secure funding. How do today's VC's pick tomorrow's winners among the dozens of business plans and innovative ideas they see each week? In this space, what is the "anatomy of a good deal" from a VC's perspective, and what does it take for entrepreneurs to get their attention?

    Join leading technology venture capital firms, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and US Venture Partners (USVP), on Wednesday, September 20th, as they host an informative session that will address these topics as well as:

    • Where the money is flowing today in the new generation of Internet deals?
    • What are venture capitalists looking for when investing in the next big thing?
    • Is VC funding right for you?
    • When is the right time to approach the VC and how do you get their attention?
    • What are the key points that you must demonstrate in your presentation and through the due diligence process?

    Attendees will also observe select entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses to the VC's. These entrepreneurs, as well as the attendees, will benefit from real-time feedback during this interactive session. The VC's will then respond to questions from the audience followed by networking time.



    - Jim Lussier, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
    - Paul Matteucci, General Partner, US Venture Partners


    -Shai Goldman, SVB Capital - Venture Exchange Services


    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Ave.(University Circle)
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel: 650.833.2000
    Note: These are the tall buildings on the corner of University Avenue and Woodland Avenue on the west side of Hwy. 101. They are in the University Circle complex.

    6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments
    7:00p.m.-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion and Pitch Session (starts promptly at 7:00pm)

    $20 SDForum members
    $30 Non-SDForum members

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.

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