VC 101: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know



  • This event is still on for this evening. Get your questions answered from an ex-VC who has also funded venture capital firms.

    Sponsored by iPark Venture Campus

    Hosted by EDA Consortium

    Helen Ingerson, General Partner, RH Venture Advisors

    Who are "venture capitalists"... really? What motivates them besides money? Are they all the same? You've read all the articles, and seen them speak in public. Come get your questions answered from an ex-VC who has also funded venture capital firms.

    Helen Ingerson knows venture capital from both sides, and can speak to the ins-and-outs of the VC world. Join us and get answers to many of your questions, including:

    • What do you need to know to get funding from them NOW
    • What's going on in their industry?
    • What can/can't they do for you? What will/won't they do?
    • What do they do... really? How are they paid?
    • How do they figure out what your valuation should be, what goes in your term sheet?
    • What legal rights do they have once they give you money that you know about and what rights do they have you DON'T know about?
    • And more!

    Helen Ingerson's Bio
    Ms. Ingerson is a partner of RH Venture Advisors, a consulting, advisory and investment firm which advises start-ups, corporate and government clients about Silicon Valley, the venture capital industry and the venture investment process. She was a General Partner at APV Technology Partners, and serves on the boards of several APV TP portfolio companies: NetSchools, Pluto Technologies, Harmony Software and NewMonics.

    Prior to APV TP, Ms. Ingerson was a Principal at BankAmerica Capital Corporation, the Bank of America’s private equity group, where she managed a $400M portfolio of limited partnership interests in both venture capital and buyout funds. She joined the Bank of America’s venture group in 1994 as an Associate. She has also worked at several Boston-based venture firms: TA Associates, Plant Resources Venture Funds and Medical Science Partners. Ms. Ingerson has an MBA with honors from the Simmons College Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from Harvard University from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.

    Event Logistics


    6:30-7:00pm Registration/Networking/light snacks
    7:00-9:00pm Interactive Seminar


    iPark Venture Campus
    3003 North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95134


    Seminar Track

    Financing; Startup Stage Businesses


    Cost (Light Snacks Included)
    $30 SDForum Members
    $60 Non-Members
    Free to EDA Consortium members (membership will be verified)

    Pre-registration unavailable at this time. Please register at the door.