Raising Capital In 2017 (And Beyond)
STARTUP FUNDING 2.0
Flight.vc and AngelList Syndicate
Gil Penchina is a serial entrepreneur and prolific angel investor.
He currently runs a $4mm per deal seed fund via AngelList that is crowd-sourced from 500+ influential Silicon Valley angels.
Previously he was CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay. Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two tech companies.
In addition, Gil has been an active angel investor in 70 companies over the last 12 years including firms such as Linkedin, Paypal, Datanyze, Contactually, Indiegogo, Evite, ZipRealty, Plusmo, Couchsurfing, Songpop, Wealthfront and many others. His portfolio is available at: https://angel.co/penchina
Prolific Angel Investor
Elad is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies including AirBnB, Pinterest, Square, Stripe. Previously, he was the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter, as well as ran various product teams (Geo, Search).
Elad joined Twitter via the acquisition of MixerLabs, a company was co-founder and CEO of. MixerLabs ran GeoAPI, one of the early developer-centric platform infrastructure products.
Elad spent many years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was ithe original product manager for Google Mobile Maps and other key mobile products.
Tod founded BrightRoll Inc. in 2006 and sold it to Yahoo in 2014. Previously, he served as a Director of Revenue and Business Development at Plaxo. and as a Director of Business Development at Spoke Software, an enterprise software firm providing tools to sales forces to better leverage relationships.
He served as an analyst in both the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Internet Corporate Finance group at Robertson Stephens. He was employed with Interscope, Geffen and A&M Records, a division of the Universal Music Group.
He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite which makes the leading CRM for raising capital. Prior to Foundersuite, Nathan spent 10 years working as interim CFO / advisor to over 150 startups including Kickstarter, Clicker, Autonet, Zerply, and others.
In addition to Fundingv2.com, Nathan hosts StartupBD.com and StartupExits.com to help educate startups on business development and exit strategies. He has taught at General Assembly, Draper, GAN, and others on raising capital.
Nathan has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, a BSC in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In his free time, he enjoys sailing, traveling, and riding air-cooled BMW motorcycles.
Partner, Aligned Partners VC
Susan Mason has over 25 years of operating management and venture capital experience. She is the founding partner of Aligned Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in capital efficient start-ups in the enterprise space.
Prior to Aligned Partners, she spent 15 years with ONSET Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $1 billion under management. Susan specializes in information technology, specifically communications, security and financial technology.
Earlier in her career, she held positions in marketing and engineering design of high-performance systems and microprocessors for Fujitsu Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor and NCR Microelectronics.
Partner, SoftTech VC
Andy McLoughlin is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors on the west coast. Andy primarily invests in B2B, SaaS, developer tools and mobile applications but also supports on product strategy, go-to-market, and growth.
Prior to joining SoftTech, Andy was co-founder of London and San Francisco-based Huddle, a leading enterprise collaboration platform that has raised more than $85M in venture capital. Andy was also an active angel investor and his portfolio includes innovative SaaS products like Intercom, Apiary, tray.io, Bugsnag, Marvel, Import.io, Pipedrive, and Buffer, and marketplaces such as Postmates, Secret Escapes, and Zesty.
Born and raised in the UK, Andy holds a BA (hons) Economics from the University of Sheffield. Follow him on twitter @bandrew.
Startup CFO, Professor, and Angel Investor
Steve Bennet is founder and managing director of Bodega Partners and active in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem as start-up CFO, Angel Investor, and Professor.
Over the past 25 years, he has been CFO, investor, and/or board member of over 100 technology start-ups, primarily in the software, Internet, and mobile sectors. He has taught entrepreneurial finance since 1995 and is currently adjunct faculty at San Jose State University. Previously, he was a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley.
His focus is on experiential education and has developed new courses at SJSU, including the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELAB), Venture Lab (VLAB), among others. He blogs at www.professorvc.com and tweets @ProfessorVC.
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Agenda and Logistics
A good time will be had by all. Guaranteed.
Date: Wednesday November 9, 2016
5:00 - 5:30: Beer, pizza, networking
5:30 - 6:00: Ask Me Anything: With Gil Penchina angel investor in Cruise, Wealthfront, Fastly, Dolar Shave Club and others. CEO of Flight.vc and operator of the world's largest AngelList Syndicate.
6:00 - 6:30: Hacking Your Seed Round - Actionable tips and tactics to close your round faster with Nathan Beckord (Foundersuite.com).
6:30 - 7:00: End Of Cycle (Plus a Few Thoughts On What’s Next): with Elad Gil, angel investor in Airbnb, Gusto, Stripe, Square, Pinterest, Zenefits, Optimizely and many others.
7:00 - 7:30: 0 to $640M - Non-Obvious Lessons Learned: with Tod Sacerdoti, founder of BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo in 2014 for $640M) and angel investor.
7:30 - 8:30: PM: Raising Capital in 2017 & Beyond - what's hot, what's not, and what it takes to raise capital in today's market, featuring a panel of the most active VCs in Silicon Valley including Andy McLoughlin (SoftTech VC), Susan Mason (Aligned Partners) and others (TBA).
8:30-on: Flash Pitches - give your best 1 minute elevator pitch, VCs give thumbs up (or not)
535 Mission Street, in SOMA
Here are a few videos from our previous Funding 2.0 event, held at Automattic :)
Rise of the Accelerators with Justin Kan (Y Combinator), Dave Drach (Techstars), Thomas Korte (AngelPad)
AngelList Syndicates panel with Gil Penchina, Ash Fontana (AngelList), and Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC)
New Online Platforms panel with Ash Fontana, Ryan Caldbeck (CircleUp), Alex Mittal (FundersClub), Kevin Smith (Seedchange)
Emerging Seed VCs with Satya Patel (Homebrew), Gil Penchina, Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Boris Wertz (Version One)
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