The Future of Raising Capital
STARTUP FUNDING 2.0
Founder and Chairman of AppDynamics
Jyoti is Founder and Chairman of AppDynamics, which was acquired by Cisco for $3.7 Billion. Jyoti founded AppDynamics in 2008 with the vision of "Application Intelligence" to help modern enterprises go through digital transformation.
From its founding in 2008 to 2015, Jyoti ran the company as Founder & CEO, during which time AppDynamics rapidly became one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies with nearly 850 employees, and 1,600 enterprise customers.
Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and is the lead inventor on 20+ US patents
Clara is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund. Previously, she co-founded Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator, which has provided 38 startups with seed funding and mentorship over the last four years.
In 2014, Forbes listed her as one of its “30 Under 30” for Social Entrepreneurship. Clara’s work energizing urban-focused entrepreneurship has been featured in numerous press outlets, including Forbes and MSNBC, among others.
She earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and her BA from NYU.
Zach is a serial entrepreneur, who initially co-founded Votes For Students, a national Pew Charitable Trusts-funded nonprofit. An early pioneer in the DSP space, Zach is now a frequent industry columnist and speaker.
Zach invests in private technology companies via a syndicate on AngelList. Portfolio companies include Branch Metrics, Cruise Self Driving Cars, SkySafe, Loom.Ai and many others.
ProsperWorks CRM for Google AppsZach received his BA from the University of Minnesota. Zach is an avid poker player and enjoys exploring the outdoors.
Nicole focuses on investments in consumer technology with particular interest in brands, commerce, social media, video, fintech and marketplaces.
Nicole started working with brands over 10 years ago. Prior to Lightspeed, she worked on branding and marketing at Nutmeg, a London based Fintech startup. Earlier, Nicole spent eight years at Morgan Stanley. She worked on the IPOs for Facebook, Groupon and Pandora.
Nicole has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSc from York University, England. Nicole used to run 100m sprint for England but now is an avid sailor and skier.
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.
VC at Draper Associates
Billy is a VC at Draper Associates. Prior to joining Draper Associates, Billy founded Mobber, a social referral platform that allowed several users to tweet a message simultaneously (eventually kicked off Twitter API, a badge of honor). He then went on to work at Facebook and Apartment List.
Billy was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 for venture capital in 2016.
Billy has a BA from UCLA.
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The leading CRM for raising capital
Foundersuite.com is a software platform that helps startups launch, raise capital and scale. Foundersuite includes Investor CRM (investor search + workflow tools for fundraising), Investor Updater (create regular monthly or quarterly Progress Reports), Startup Docs and FoundersMarket.
Since launching Investor CRM in March of 2016, startups on the platform have raised over $200M in seed and venture capital.
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A good time will be had by all. Guaranteed.
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30 - 6:00: Beer, pizza, networking
6:00 - 6:30: Founder War Stories: Tales from the fundraising trenches with Jyoti Bansal, Founder of AppDynamics (recently acquired by Cisco for $3.7 Billion).
7:30 - 8:00: PM: Raising Capital in 2017 & Beyond - what's hot, what's not, and what it takes to raise capital in today's market, led by a panel of top investors in Silicon Valley including Billy Draper of Draper VC, Zach Coelius of Zeitgeist Partners (one of the most active AngelList Syndicates), Nicole Quinn of LIghtspeed VP and others (TBA).
8:00-on: Flash Pitches - give your best 1 minute elevator pitch, VCs give thumbs up (or not)
535 Mission Street, in SOMA
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