Venture Startup & Financing Evening Program: A Night with Thomvest



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    Topic: A Night with Thomvest

    Most VC funds have raised money from various pension funds and operate accordingly, but not all of them – and tonight you will hear from one such special fund – Thomvest. Here is their description of the fund and its differentiation:
    The capital we invest is our own. This enables us to be more creative, flexible and patient than most venture investors. Over the last decade we’ve funded 39 start-ups and collaborated with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs to create world-class companies: 70% of the start-ups we’ve invested in have either gone public, been acquired, or continue to grow as independent businesses.

    Come learn from those at Thomvest how they view investing in these “interesting” times, what makes for a compelling pitch and how they work with entrepreneurs to help them succeed in the marketplace.

    Note: We will accept 5 companies doing 2 minute pitches with some brief feedback, so if you are interested in pitching, please submit your executive summary to and we will notify you if you are selected to present.


    Tom Cervantez – Founder and Co-President, Harvard Angels & Partner, Bizlaw

    Tom Cervantez is an active angel investor in the computer, communications and networking sectors and runs the Harvard Angels (angel group for Harvard Business School NorCal Alum and Harvard Club SF) and the Golden Gate Angels investor group in San Francisco. Tom is also a partner with Business Counsel Law Group in San Francisco, working with emerging companies, venture funds and computer software and hardware providers. He advises clients in matters involving securities, capital structure planning, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and licensing transactions. He also advises domestic companies expanding into foreign markets, and international companies seeking investment or product distribution in the United States. Tom holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University, a JD from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Tom can be reached at


    6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking

    7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation + Pitch

    Note: There is an additional $10.00 charge at the door - if not pre-registered.

    Seating is limited! It is very important to pre-register for this event. It does sell-out and we may need to turn people away. Please note: Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept American Express cards at the door.