Pitching Your Company or Idea To Investors + Speed Pitching Event
Learn best practices for pitching to investors and, if you like, you can even pitch at the event.
Do you have a promising startup & need funding?
Are you ready to pitch your idea to investors?
Do you know what investors look for in a perfect pitch?
Join us, along with EFactor, for a fast-paced and information packed event to learn, directly from Angel Investors and VCs, everything you need to know about successfully pitching your idea.
We've invited a group of successful Angel Investors and VC's to answer any questions you have about funding, pitching, and anything else you have in mind. Event attendees will have the option to pitch an idea directly to our speakers. You will have just 4 minutes to convince 2 different investors that your idea is worth funding, and get their constructive feedback!
Learn from a panel of Angel Investors and VCs:
· What do angels look for in a company?
· What’s the mindset behind selecting different businesses?
· What encompasses a perfect pitch?
· How to approach the right investor?
· Get 2 chances to pitch your idea to an Angel Investor and a VC and get their feedback
Daniel Gallagher (Voyager Capital), Bill Bryant (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), and Mike Crill (Atlas Accelerator) [bios below]
NOTE: Please arrive as close to 5:30pm as possible. (The building's lobby elevators are locked after 7pm, so no one will be allowed to arrive after 7pm!)
Event includes food and beverages.
Register today !
*Register NOW for $15 (or pay $20 at the door).
Register here (or at EFactor.com at http://efactor.com/speedpitchingsea).
5:30pm - 6:00pm Networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm Panel Discussion
7:00pm - 7:30pm Watch & Learn or Pitch Your Idea
7:30pm - 8:00pm Audience Q&A
8:00pm - 8:30pm Post-Event Networking Hour
8:30pm - Event ends
*Students can receive a special 25% discount (http://edu.efactor.com/speedpitchingsea)
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Daniel Gallagher (Senior Analyst, Voyager Capital) is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities and supporting Voyager's supervision of the existing portfolio. Previously, Daniel has worked as a Financial Analyst at Bank of America Securities in the Global Investment Banking Group with a focus on technology sector advisory services, while most recently having experience in Asset Management with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he assisted in the management of assets for ultra-wealthy individuals and families, as well as for foundations, endowments and institutions across the Pacific Northwest and West Coast. Daniel graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Foster School of Business with an emphasis in Finance, and from the College of Arts in English. He graduated from the Foster School at the top of his class with summa cum laude distinction and was a University of Washington President’s Medal finalist. Daniel currently serves on the Finance Committee for the First Tee of Greater Seattle and is a published short story author.
William K. (Bill) Bryant (Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson) has had early and instrumental involvement in over 25 leading software, Internet, digital media and mobile companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor and Board Member. Bill is an ongoing, active advisor to Swype, Winshuttle, Socrata, LiquidPlanner, ACL, Cascadia Capital, Sensors in Motion, Contour, Limeade, and Communitect. He is founding investor in mInfo, Bonanza, Banyan Branch and Vines of Mendoza. Bill was an early investor or Board member in 13 companies that were later acquired or went public, including Isilon Systems, Loudeye, AEI Music, Viafone, Teamplate, Exstatic Software, Shelfari, Throw, Singing Fish, HandsOn, Jabber, Delve Networks and WebRelevance. Startups where he was a member of the founding team include Visio Corporation (founding VP of Sales & Marketing); Netbot (creators of Jango and Metacrawler) where he was President; Qpass (now part of Amdocs) where he served as CEO and later Chairman; and Medio Systems (the leader in mobile search), which he continues as a Strategic Advisor. He is currently a Venture Partner with the leading Silicon Valley venture firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (www.dfj.com), and represents DFJ on the Boards of Opscode, Z2Live, Varolii, and AdXpose. Earlier in his career, Bill consulted extensively to Microsoft Corporation, Real Networks, Getty Images, and Corbis.
Mike Crill (Managing Director, Atlas Accelerator). As a high-tech CFO since 1995, Mike has helped raise over $150MM in angel and venture funding in more than 60 different funding rounds and has managed mergers and acquisitions, contributing to companies that have created over $1B in wealth for entrepreneurs. Mike has sat on over 30 boards for public and private companies and advised over 100 startups. As an advisor, Mike focuses on funding strategy, corporate governance, go-to-market strategy, board and executive compensation, and contracts. He began his work in startups as a CFO where we served over 75 companies in that capacity. In his current role, Mike manages Atlas, the nation’s largest venture accelerator and advises startups. Mike holds BS from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, with majors in Finance, Personnel and Industrial Relations, and Managerial Law and a Military Science minor. He graduated at the top of his class with an MBA from Duke University, and is a winner of the US Army's George C Marshall award and was recognized as the top cadet in the Eastern US region.