Funding Your Company When VCs Say No
How do you fund your company without venture capital? Come find out how to capitalize on your network of connections to get angel funding, a bridge loan, debt financing, partnership dollars, and more.
Robert Hayes, Associate Partner, Beneventure Capital
Philip Korn, Senior VP & Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
James Robbins, Principal, Panasonic Ventures
Mark Selcow, Founder, BabyCenter
Bill Shott, President, Shott.com
Word on the street is that VC investing will be back on the rise by the end of the year. But you need money now, or want to postpone taking in venture funding until your product is more developed. The good news is that there are many sources of money for your business, besides venture capital.
Learn what avenues you have to explore from people with experience. Find out how to capitalize on your network of connections to get angel funding, a bridge loan, debt financing, partnership dollars, and more!
Our panel of experts (a banker, an entrepreneur, an angel, and a VC) will share their insights into your best bet for raising money today. We will address the issues below, but will save plenty of time for questions from the audience - so bring them with you!
- How do I approach friends & family and how do I structure the funding?
- What scenarios are appropriate for bridge financing and what are typical terms?
- When would a bank give me debt-financing or a loan?
- How can I take an investment from a client without them having too much influence on my product?
8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
Women's Technology Cluster
1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, CA
Management, Startup Stage
Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
$30 SDForum Members
To register by phone or use a coupon, call SDForum at (408) 494-8378. To register on-line, visit the link below.