How to Attract Venture Investors
Understanding the Investment Cycle-and Making it Work for You
122 West: Michael Sorantino, Christopher Heiser, Mitch Rosenfeld
Robert Simon, Alta Partners
Robert von Goeben, Starter Fluid
Ho Nam, Altos Ventures
111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
8:30-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
Early stage funding is one of the most important and least understood aspects of a successful start-up business. In this hot entrepreneurial market, thousands of business plans are submitted to venture investment groups each month for capitalization. The tightening IPO market is creating even more competition for funding, and is forcing investors to look even closer at their potential opportunities. Even the most promising business must work vigorously to attract and secure investment.
Understanding the investment community and its evaluation process is critical to your success. This seminar will provide an overview of funding vehicles and their investment cycles. It will also help you select an appropriate funding source, supply you with tools to strengthen your business, and prepare you for the funding process. The founding partners of 122 West will present the findings of their industry research and data from their evaluation of a multitude of early stage companies, followed by a panel of representatives from leading angel groups and VC firms.
Financing, Idea and Start-Up Stage Businesses
Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
$49 SDForum Members