Funded Founders Forum: Buddying up with Corporate Investors – Is it Really Different this Time?
This event is an invite-only event for recently Funded Founders. Recently Funded Founders are those individuals who are founders of a company that has received Seed or Series A funding in the last 2 years.
If you have not already and would like to receive an invite to this event email Rhinehart Reglos, email@example.com. Please include the following in the body of your email with the subject line: FFF Invite: Full name, company, when funding was received, funding round, total amount raised per round.
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Buddying up with Corporate Investors - Is it Really Different this Time?
With around 900 venture funds out there, and new ones announced almost weekly, corporate venture arms are increasingly getting into the startup game at a time when capital inflows to & from traditional venture capital funds have cooled.
For a variety of reason, Corporate Venture Capitalists are becoming much more active, resulting in about 16% of companies acquired in 2012 having taken Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) and for 2013, 90% of slated IPOs include CVC.
On the upside, Corporate Venture Capital can provide access to resources such as channels to customers and technologies, that can far exceed the value of the funding they provide. So, should you be buddying up to the likes of American Express, SAP, Dell and Walmart when seeking your next round of funding?
Join the lively conversation on this topic, with Guest Mentors:
Debra Brackeen, Citi Ventures
Vibhor Rastogi, Intel Capital
Rakesh Sood, Docomo Capital
Adrian Turner, Mocana
Moderated by Susan Lucas-Conwell, SVForum
SVForum Members $49
General Public $99
Pre-registration required. No walk-ins admitted.
About the Funded Founders Forum
You're a startup founder who's recently raised a round of angel or VC funding. Congratulations! So, now on top of everything else you have on your plate, you've got a bunch of new things to cope with that you've never done before. You don't have the bandwidth to keep all those balls in the air AND learn all this new stuff, so life would be a whole lot easier with some help! That's where SVForum's Funded Founders Forum comes in, by providing accelerated learning, actionable templates and valuable connections to investors and other founders, who have been there, done that.
Using a round table format, in an exclusive, confidential environment, these quarterly meetings are designed to quickly bring you up to speed on your most important issues.
This event is an invite-only event for recently funded founders. Recently Funded Founders are those individuals who are founders of a company that has recieved Seed or Series A funding in the last 2 years.
If you have not already and would like to recieve an invite to this event email Rhinehart Reglos, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following in the body of your email with the subject line: FFF Invite: Full name, company, when funding was recieved, funding round, total amount raised per round.