Stanford: Effective Funding Strategies in the Current Market



  • Find out what works from Steve Jurvetson of DFJ, Aneel Bhusri of Greylock and two entrepreneurs who raised money in today's market!

    Learn more about the Stanford Series.



    Dave Witherow, President & CEO, VentureOne


    Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

    Aneel Bhusri, General Partner, GreyLock

    Keith Sigg, President, SpectraLane
    - raised Series A from USVP in Oct. 2000

    Punita Pandey, CEO, Founder, netCustomer
    - raised first institutional round in Oct 2000

    For the first time in years, total venture dollars invested has declined. At the same time, however, venture firms are raising record breaking funds. So if less companies are getting funded, who's getting the money, and more importantly why?

    Come hear from both sides of the investment table, the funders and the entrepreneurs, to learn what's working in today's environment. This panel of funded entrepreneurs and highly regarded venture capitalists will offer their insight on the current workings of the market. Learn from the street what VCs are looking for and how entrepreneurs are meeting these expectations.

    This program is designed for those interested in understanding today's VC market. It is highly relevant for any individual involved in the process of obtaining venture financing, whether looking for your first, second or fourth round of funding. There will be time for the audience Q&A with the panel, so come with your questions.

    The Stanford Series is co-hosted by the GSB Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

    Event Logistics


    7:00-7:30pm Networking with Stanford students & alumni

    7:30-9:00pm Program



    Stanford School of Business

    Bishop Auditorium

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA


    Seminar Track

    Financing, Idea, Startup and Funded Stage

    Sponsored by

    This series is sponsored by

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    Cost (Refreshments served)

    $10 Stanford Students (current status will be verified)

    $20 Stanford GSB Alumni (status will be verified)

    $30 SDForum Members

    $60 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.