SF: ROADMAP-Business Models & Funding Strategies for VC $$
Is your business model one that attracts venture financing? Come learn from an investor and former entrepreneur on how to build a model and strategies that get results! This seminar will end with a panel of VCs.
Panel of VCs
Derek Blazensky, General Partner, Cardinal Venture Capital
Peter Dumanian, General Partner, Red Rock Ventures
Mark Fernandes, Venture Partner, Sierra Ventures
Brad McManus, Director, Panasonic Incubator, Panasonic Ventures
We all know that the venture capital climate has changed drastically. The good news is that there's still plenty of money. The bad news is that proving you have a market winner is much more difficult. VCs want to see many things, and one of them is a business model that works.
Your business model is the heart of your company. It's how you will generate revenues, how will you penetrate your market, and how, ultimately, you will become a viable, profitable company. If you're looking for venture funding, it's critical that your business model fits with the needs of the venture capital community.
This seminar is a SDForum favorite, earning rave reviews, and has been updated for today's market. It is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs and startup teams looking for seed or first round venture funding. During the morning you will learn:
- How to build a business model from the bottom up
- What VCs look for in a business model
- How to plan and execute on your business model with venture financing until you can generate your own revenues.
Henry Wong, Senior Associate, Novus Ventures
Henry's professional background stems from both the legal and corporate finance areas. He has worked in the technology and communications arena for the past six years, with notable companies such as international law firm Morrison & Foerster, LLP, software giant Microsoft Corporation, and communications firm WorldCom.
He was Director of Finance for Ellipso, Inc., a privately-held satellite communications start-up, rated as a top private firm to watch by Red Herring magazine in August 1999. While at Ellipso, Henry managed the private financing activities of the company and helped secure over $75 million in private equity and $200 million in vendor financing.
Henry is currently with Novus Ventures II where he is a director and oversees the portfolio's investments in the communications area.
8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
11:00am-12:00pm Panel of VCs
Women's Technology Cluster*
The first high tech incubator focused on women entrepreneurs
1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, CA
* Open to both men and women
Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
$30 SDForum Members
Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.