Finding Your First Investor 2017

November 14, 2017 | One Day Conference | 8AM-6PM
4085 Campbell Avenue | Menlo Park, CA 94025
Hogan Lovells

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.

(Pitch spots are still available.)

2017 Speakers

More speakers coming soon.

Tom O'Malley

Convetit

Robert Winter

daVinci Capital Group

Max Shapiro

Keiretsu Forum

Ullas Naik

Streamlined Ventures

Don Ross

Digital Health

Kim Kaselionis

Breakaway Funding

Sylvia Flores

Manos Accelerator

Assim Gupta

Band of Angels / Keiretsu Forum

Nancy Hayes of Golden Seeds

Nancy Hayes

Golden Seeds

John Booher

Hogan Lovells

Paul Twombly of Angels Forum, Band of Angels, and Keiretsu Forum

Paul Twombly

Angels Forum, Band of Angels & Keiretsu Forum

Peter Craddock of Shoreline Ventures

Peter Craddock

Shoreline Ventures

Angelika Blendstrup of SV LATAM Fund

Angelika Blendstrup

SV LATAM Fund

Allan Young of Runway

Allan Young

Runway

A CONFERENCE WHERE INVESTORS TELL YOU WHAT INVESTORS EXPECT FROM FOUNDERS

VC Taskforce has given pitch events for the last 10 years. And even though we provide pitch guidelines, many people still don’t provide the information investors are looking for.

At the “Finding Your First Investor” Conference investors themselves will tell you what information they need from you so they can make informed decisions about investing in your company.

You’ll learn how to tailor your pitch content to make an impression on investors. In addition, investors will provide information about what they expect from you in the second and third meetings with the partners.

So before you pitch to investors, get the tips and tools you need to make your meeting a success. This is the place!

AGENDA

Date: November 14, 2017

Location: 4085 Campbell Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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

8:00

Conference Opens

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

8:30

Welcome

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

9:00

How to Overcome Funding Path Trials and Tribulations

What do you do if you don’t get that one big check from an investor? Be scrappy. Find out how. Find out what it takes from an entrepreneur who’s done it.

Allan Young, entrepreneur, angel, venture capitalist, private equity, and asset management expert interviews Anita Gardyne, CEO, ONEVA

10:00

Must Know Legal Concepts

Covering the legal landscape and minefields entrepreneurs need to know about.

John Booher, Hogan Lovells

10:30

What response do investors want when they ask about:

  • Market size
  • Revenue model
  • Go to market strategy

Robert Winter, Independent Angel, da Vinci Capital

11:30

Working Lunch

What you do & the problem you solve? Join this interactive workshop to fine-tune most entrepreneurs opening statement. This is a statement that can turn many investors off. Many entrepreneurs make this statement too complex and include too much in this statement.

1:30

Management Team

What do investors want in "The Team" and how to get it

Max Shapiro- Keiretsu Forum

1:45

Competition

What founders should discuss when discussing competition: Elevator pitch & the pitch to partners.

Nancy Hayes, Golden Seeds

2:00

Investor Payback

WIIFM What’s In It For Me. This is the most important part of your pitch and the most important concept to master. If an investor doesn’t understand how you’re going to pay them back “X" times the money you’re asking for they will not write a check. What do investors consider deal killers?

Don Ross - Digital Health, Life Science Angels, Health Tech Capital, Sand Hill Angels, Sierra Angels, Sand Hill Angels

Break

30 min

3:00

Investor Landscape - An Overview of Each Segment of the Investor Landscape

Know which type of investor would be better for your type of company.

Panel Lead: Assim Gupta, Band of Angels, Keiretsu Forum

  • Independent Angels & Angel Groups
    Paul Twombly, Angels Forum, Band of Angels & Keiretsu Forum

  • Seed-Stage VCs
    Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures

  • Early Stage VCs
    Peter Craddock, Shoreline Ventures

  • Incubators and Accelerators

  • On-Line
    Kim Kaselionis, Breakaway Funding

4:00

Pitch Panel

Moderator: Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum

Panel:

  • Angelika Blendstrup, SV LATAM Fund
  • Assim Gupta, Band of Angels
  • Don Ross, Digital Health, Life Science Angels, Health Tech Capital, Sand Hill Angels, Sierra Angels
  • Kim Kaselionis, Breakaway Funding
  • Robert Winter, Independent Angel, da Vinci Capital
  • Sylvia Flores, Manos Accelerators
  • Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures

5:30

Conference Ends

(subject to change)

FEATURED SPONSORS

What's new about this conference?

VC Taskforce has given pitch events for the last 10 years. And even though we provide pitch guidelines, many people still don’t provide the information investors are looking for.

  1. At the “Finding Your First Investor” Conference investors themselves will tell you what information they need from you so they can make informed decisions about investing in your company.
  2. You’ll learn how to tailor your pitch content to make an impression on investors.
  3. So before you pitch to investors, get the tips and tools you need to make your meeting a success. This is the place!

Who attends the Finding 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

SPONSORS

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