This is our last talk of 2013 and we'll cap off the year with one of the most important topics for any IoT project - Funding.
We have invited an all-star panel of investors to share their experiences funding IoT projects. We'll discuss what it takes to get the attention of angel investors, VCs and crowd-funding platform, and what you need to know about the each funding method.
We hope to see you all there!
We are looking for 2 volunteers to help us manage the check-in process - the first 2 volunteers will get into the event free! Please contact us for details.
Rob Coneybeer. Managing Director, Shasta Ventures
Rob has always loved building things that go fast. He started his career as an aerospace engineer and auto engine tester, then became an investor in early stage technology companies. Over the years Rob has supported more than 100 founders in their quests to build lasting businesses.
Rob is looking to work closely with entrepreneurs who are creating disruptive approaches to mobile and networked devices, as well as technology applications that leverage novel infrastructure technologies. He is particularly interested in high-risk startups that are rapidly scalable, impact the lives of millions of people and connect the "real world" to the Internet, whether via smart phones, low-cost sensors, or other devices.
Rob is passionate about anything with an engine, including robots, satellites, and new modes of transportation. He is particularly interested in smartphone-based businesses, collaborative consumption and The Internet of Things.
Shasta Ventures invests in the Internet of Things space with companies including Nest, Mocana, and Ouya.
Cyril Ebersweiler. Venture Partner, SOSventures
Cyril is a venture partner at SOSventures and the founder of the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator (http://chinaccelerator.com). He just founded HAXLR8R, an accelerator for hardware-related startups (http://www.haxlr8r.com).He is mentoring at Techstars, 500startups and OnLab, at the board of several startups and advise some others in Boston, San Francisco, Beijing and Shanghai.
Cyril is the most prolific investor in the hardware space with more than 40 companies boosted under his influence, while advising early companies such as LEAP, gTar and Formlabs. Cyril lives in 'Hardware Central', aka Shenzhen.
Kate Drane. Hardware Marketing Director, Indiegogo
Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Hardware Marketing Director. She is responsible for all aspects of business growth for the platform’s design and technology categories and has led many companies, including Misfit Wearables, Scanadu and Canonical, to secure funding on Indiegogo.
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