Finding Your First Investor

November 3, 2016 | One Day Conference | 8AM-6PM

Hogan Lovells

4085 Campbell Avenue | Menlo Park, CA

SPONSORS

Bring Your A Game

If you’re a start-up looking for funding, the FYFI one-day conference is for you! It’s a day filled with opportunities for you to pitch to investors looking for unique investment opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to network with investors and your peers. The conference features numerous investor panels, audience Q&A and different types of pitch scenarios. So bring your “A” game and wow our investors.

AGENDA

8:00

Conference Opens

There is ample parking. Feel free to avoid traffic and arrive early. We're right off 101 and Marsh.

9:00

Welcome

June Riley: CEO, VC Taskforce
MC: Tom O'Malley, CEO, Convetit

9:15

How to Overcome Funding Path Trials and Tribulations

Chris Yeh, Wasabi Ventures Academy, Stanford University
Interviews Anita Gardyne, CEO, ONEVA

10:00

Seed Stage Angels

Moderator: John Booher, Hogan Lovells
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Clifford Tong, Berkeley Angels
Don Ross, Life Science Angels
Gwen Edwards, Golden Seeds
Karen Drexler, ASTIA Angels
Jean Kovacs, HBS Alumni Angels
Robert Winter, Independent

11:15

Seed Stage VCs

Moderator: Bonnie Crater, Full Circle Insights
Ashmeet Sidana, Engineering Capital
Ben Bayat, Illuminate
Daniel Hoffer, Tandem Capital
Garrett Goldberg Bee Partners
Peter Hsieh, Acorn Ventures
Stephen Bernardez, ONSET Ventures

12:30

Seed Stage Corporate VCs

Moderator: Aki Ohashi, PARC
Raj Gollamudi, Intel
Oshri Kaplan, Flex Lab IX Ventures
Tracy Isacke, SVB
Ruchita Sinha, Director, GE Ventures

1:30

LUNCH AND MEETING PANELISTS IN BREAKOUT ROOMS

~Pitches included

3:30

Crowdfunding

Moderator: Kartik Gada, Reliance Capital Partners
Eric Huang, CoinX
Kim Kaselionis, Breakaway Funding
Victor Montoya, Dreamfunded

4:30

Incubators & Accelerators

Moderator: Clarence Wootin, VentureFund.io
Allan Young, Runway
Craig Dudenhoeffer, Wearable IoT World
Max Menke, GrowthX
Silvia Flores, Manos
Sue Xu, Amino Capital
Chelsea Ng, 500 Startups

6:00

Conference Ends

What's new about this conference?

We are providing a chance to:
  1. Purchase an opportunity to pitch to one panel in the after panel breakout rooms.

    AND/OR

  2. Meeting one-on-one with our panelists in the after panel breakout rooms.

It’s important to understand what different investors are looking for from startups. Different investors want different things from you.

Pitching Scenario

Your purchased option to Pitch:
You will receive 2 minutes to provide an Elevator Pitch, 3 minutes of investor Q&A, 2 minutes of investor final comments

Register to pitch and fill out our Executive Summary form.

NOT PITCHING FORMALLY TO A PANEL OF INVESTORS?

There will be plenty of time to meet and greet investors on your own.
Come to the Break Out Room and talk to the panelists individually.
Come with your best elevator pitch to WOW investors…Our just ask questions.

Who attends the How to Find Your First Investor Conference?

  • All types of entrepreneurs looking for funding
  • Entrepreneurs thinking about starting a company.
  • Entrepreneurs who are serious about talking to investors.
  • Entrepreneurs who would like to understand how investors think.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to network with investors
  • Entrepreneurs looking to network with other entrepreneurs
  • Investors looking for deal flow
  • Investors looking to connect with other investors

VC Taskforceâ„¢ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies.

Contact Us

For additional information, please get in touch:

June Riley
CEO, VC Taskforce
650-776-1040

E-mail: june@vctaskforce.com