• SF: Pre-VC Funding: Life Before Sand Hill Road Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 08:30AM
    Women's Technology Cluster
    The first high tech incubator focused on women entrepreneurs. 1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4
    San Francisco, CA
    VC Breakfast Club Carr/ Ferrell LLP

SF: Pre-VC Funding: Life Before Sand Hill Road

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Description

  • The formative stage is tough! Entrepreneurs need help during their seed stage, well before they usually work with upstream venture capitalists. Yet few funds exist whose sole purpose is to make these smaller investments. Find out the skinny on where to go for help.



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    Co-hosted by the Women's Technology Cluster

     

    Speaker

    Robert von Goeben(Bio), Managing Director, Starter Fluid

     

    Panel of VCs

    Andrew Anker, General Partner, August Capital

    Richard Grogan-Crane, General Partner, Crescendo Ventures

    George Zachary, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures



    These days, the bar for getting venture capital funding is higher than ever. VC firms are looking for startups with much more progress than in the past. But getting to that level of validation still requires investment, leaving many entrepreneurs in a "progress requires funding which requires progress" dilemma. Robert von Goeben, Managing Director of Starter Fluid,L.P., one of the few institutionally-backed pure seed funds, will discuss how to build and fund pre-VC companies, and how to take them out for later funding.



    Stick around as Robert moderates a wildly active and honest panel of VCs entitled: "No Stock Answers: The VC Grills The VCs." Never get a straight answer from VCs? Now here's your chance. This panel of VCs will discuss strategies for building and funding early stage companies in his challenging market. And since it takes one to know one, this panel will be moderated by a VC, who will actively filter "VC speak" to get to the heart of your questions. 

    Speaker Bio

    Anchor

    Robert von Goeben, Managing Director, Starter Fluid

    Robert von Goeben is Starter Fluid’s founder and lead investment director. Prior to starting Starter Fluid, Robert was a founding director of Redleaf Venture Management, one of Silicon Valley’s first Internet-only venture funds.



    Robert spent many years before that in desktop publishing and digital imaging with Applied Graphics Technology a leading digital services company whose clients included Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and MCA. More...

    Agenda

    8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast

    9:00am-10:15am Seminar

    10:30am-12:00 Panel of Venture Capitalists, with Q&A



    Location

    Women's Technology Cluster

    The first high tech incubator focused on women entrepreneurs.

    1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4

    San Francisco, CA

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    Cost (Continental Breakfast included)

    $49 SDForum Members & SVASE Members

    $99 Non-Members