Pitch and Demo Day 2014 #SVEPnD

  • January 25, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required)

Demo: your product at world's largest Mobile Entrepreneurs community, in the heart of Silicon Valley! 

Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for co-founders and participation of Co-founder Matching at Jan 25 #SVEPnd? Pls post your info at our Startup Job Board http://goo.gl/LAiojM with a tag #SVEPnd#. We'll pick up 10 startups to pitch on submit time basis. First come, first served.

Here is how we are helping the winners of Pitch and Demo Day to get funded in 6 months:

• Pitch a group of investors privately

• Connect with the investors from Silicon Valley Venture Network

• Featured by SVEntrepreneur group

• Post your jobs, openings, partnership offers for free!

• Free services from many sponsors

 To apply for pithcing at SVE, Apply here:


Investor Registration: goo.gl/rxwuP

Welcome product for Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, and Cloud.

Pitching Rules: 


Startup selection process before event happens:

Fill out application form---> Confirmation letter from SVE(only startups with below qualification can receive) ---> Pre-selection process by SVE & Judge---> Come and pitch


1 Commitment: The Founder or CEO must work full time for the Start-up.
2 Presentation: Only Start-ups with a public live application are able to present.

===Judge Panel List===

• Erin Delacroix, Innovator at LinkedIn

• Indu Navar, Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners

• Saji Johnson, Managing Partner of Anicca Ventures

•  Neil Weintraut, Cloud Venture

• Allen Hsu, BD/ Investment Manager of InnoSpring; Associate of TEEC Angel Fund.

• David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

=== Agenda===

9AM Networking

9:30M Opening & Introduction

9:32AM Opening Remark

9:35 Keynote

9:40AM Startup Pitch

11AM Founder Story

Alan Gunshor, Founder at AnswerTo(Dec Grand Winner and Winner of Startup of Year 2013)

11:15AM Co-founder pitch (Open mic)

11:30AM Judging Panel Discussion 

Judge Panel Moderator: Jensen James, Perkins Coie

12:15 Closing Remark

12:15 Networking (Welcome sponsors)

===Pre-selected Startup List===

• socionics.io: “Startup Teams Chemistry Detector”

Presented by Ihor Pidruchny, CEO at socionics.io

• ViClone: “We help companies manage leads and customers using intelligent virtual agents”

Presented by Rudy Bianco

• Patient Army Inc: ” PatientArmy is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”

Presented by Vj Anma, Founder and CEO

• LookAllure: “LookAllure is a company that uses visual search technology to make it easier to find fashion.”

Presented by SunHee Yoon, CEO

• Twoodo: “Smarter communication, simpler data organisation, and all this without having to add a tool to your belt.”

Presented by Denis Duvauchelle, CEO and Co-founder

• Gummicube, Inc.Gummicube helps apps find their audience in App Store search.

Presented by Bell Dave, Co-Founder & CEO at Gummicube, Inc. | Community of Mobile App Shoppers

===Judge Panel Bio===

Erin received her BFA in New Media from AAU. She has a strong focus on strategy, innovative product design, and business development. One Kings Lane, Coin, ebay, URBN, World Golf Tour, and Wells Fargo are among the various companies within her portfolio.

Indu Navar advises software and Internet services companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. Over the past 20 years, Indu has served as a founder and CEO of successful companies, developing a proven track record in business development and strategic financing. She has successfully led companies through several rounds of growth stage strategic financing.

Prior to Woodside Capital Partners, Indu was founder and CEO of Serus Corporation, provider of SAAS offering for companies with outsourced manufacturing. Indu has been on the ground floor of several successful technology companies including Healtheon (WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA, Moffett Field, California.

Indu has B.S Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India and M.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.

Neil Weintraut was a founding partner of Palo Alto Venture Partners, an Interent-focused venture capital firm. PAVP's investments include AdForce (OTC-ADFC), AvantGo (OTC-AVGO), CareerBuilder (OTC-CBDR), DemandForce (acquired for Intuit), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and When.com (acquired by AOL). And is presently an advisor and angel investor at Cloud Ventures, whose investments included Cloudkick, on the early Cloud infrastructure company acquired by Rackspace. Neil was one of the first Wall Street Internet analyst, underwriting many of the pioneers of the Internet including Checkpoint Software, CNet, Netscape and UUNET. Neil has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSEE from Drexel University. Neil was also an advisor to the International Olympic Committee on the application of the Internet to the Olympic Games, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a computer design engineer at IBM and Daisy Systems. 

Allen Hsu is the BD/ Investment Manager of InnoSpring, and associate of TEEC Angel Fund. He is in charge of deal sourcing for InnoSpring Seed Fund and TEEC Angel Fund, and have evaluated 300+ quality startups through in person pitches, and reviewed over 800+ early stage startups across industries including Web, Mobile, Enterprise Software, Consumer, HealthCare, and Bio-Tech. 

David Cao, Entrepreneur & Investor, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

=== Sartup Desc ===

• socionics.io: “Startup Teams Chemistry Detector”

Evaluate Team Chemistry Before You Invest! Accelerators and Seed investors put money behind teams. Socionics.io gives you scientific tools to really get to know them before you invest.

Presented by Ihor Pidruchny, CEO at socionics.io

Serial co-founder, founder of LEZGRO Engineering Incubator, software engineer and talented manager.Ihor has combined the entrepreneurial experience with psychological science, brought the prominent International Institute of Socionics into the partnership to launch the most powerful co-founders matching technique and algorithm for detecting team chemistry, that can be used by entrepreneurs, their potential investors and advisors to measure the fit.

• ViClone: “We help companies manage leads and customers using intelligent virtual agents”

Robots are the Future. What if your Startup had access to Robots that were intelligently programmed to do one thing perfectly—grow your user base. Using our smart robots companies can efficiently manage leads and improve sales. http://www.vicloning.net/

Presented by Rudy Bianco

By the age of 19, my skills gave me a VP position at a producer company. I work with incredible people and developed great things. This multi-tasking job gave me a strong profile in how businesses works. Then I decided that I can do better and I founded an advertising agency.I dedicated 9 years to creating publicity from large companies like Nike or Mcdonald's, to small ones before pivoting to SaaS and innovation by 2007.

• Patient Army Inc: ” PatientArmy is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”

Healthcare is broken. Medical billing errors cost patient $110B a year annually. Over 100 million health insurance claims are declined each year and a majority of them are wrongfully denied. Detecting and fixing these errors are challenging, as it requires analyzing and cross-referencing jargon-loaded bills, medical records and insurance coverage details. PatientArmy makes medical billing advocacy accessible to consumers by making it easy for patients to find answers to questions on their medical bill. 

Presented by Vj Anma, Founder and CEO

Vj Anma is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold Internet and mobile companies. He sold Visual Search Engine Company, YoMeta.com in 2009 and AppMe.com in 2012.

• LookAllure: “LookAllure is a company that uses visual search technology to make it easier to find fashion.”

LookAllure is a Stanford-based startup focusing on visual search and discovery of fashion with a team of 3 PhDs in computer science. With LookAllure app, users take a picture of a shoe they see at a store or elsewhere. The app uses our patent-pending visual search technology to find shoes that look similar and maybe even better but cheaper and tells the users where to buy them. Our team has the best visual search and recognition technology and the largest shoe database in the world through affiliate relation with 36 companies.
Here is the link to our website:http://www.lookallure.com

Here is the link to the LookAllure on the App Store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lookallure/id707462012?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Here is the link to the LookAllure promotion video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZfZe0sbOYg&noredirect=1

Here is the link to the AngelList page for LookAllure:https://angel.co/lookallure

Presented by SunHee Yoon, CEO

I founded LookAllure to solve problems in fashion search and discovery using computer vision technology. Prior to LookAllure, I was a researcher at Stanford University working on mobile and social systems. I received my Ph.D. in computer science from USC where I developed algorithms to efficiently collect information from wireless sensor networks.

• Twoodo: “Smarter communication, simpler data organisation, and all this without having to add a tool to your belt.”

What if I told you that I had a smarter way for you to communicate, track tasks, files and notes with your team and clients without having to change what tool you're using, or anyone else’s? What if I can make your messages clearer, less ambiguous and easier to track with no added effort, in fact it would be faster. Would you be interested?

Presented by Denis Duvauchelle, CEO and Co-founder

Denis Duvauchelle (CEO):Avid entrepreneur and highly motivated with a passion for productivity. He has the drive and vision to grow the company. Denis is the originator of the project, CEO and spearheads the efforts across all functions.

Guillaume Acard (CTO):Project Manager for a leading bank software development company with over 15 employees in his charge. He dreams of code and loves to code. He's in charge of technology choices and most of the development on the website. Sean Antony (Head of mobile):With a Masters in Computer Science, we started his career in IT consulting to finally come back to his dream and passion, which is developing. He's currently in charge of all mobile development. 

David Arnoux (CMO):Growth hacking evangelist and has experience in competitive markets having launched a successful startup in men fashion wear in Paris. He's in charge of growth, marketing and PR.

• Gummicube, Inc.: Gummicube helps apps find their audience in App Store search.

Gummicube offers a full service App Store Optimization solution. App Store Optimization is like SEO for Apps. It improves app distribution by increasing Search Ranking for apps in an App Store. Gummicube leverages exclusive data from inside the App Store and proprietary technologies to help apps improve their search rank and increase organic downloads and revenue from App Store search.

Presented by Bell Dave, Co-Founder & CEO at Gummicube, Inc. | Community of Mobile App Shoppers

Dave Bell is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gummicube. In this role, Dave is responsible for overseeing the business strategy for the company, driving growth and market development. Dave is a pioneer of the mobile entertainment industry with more than 15 years of experience publishing, marketing and distributing mobile applications and games across carrier, direct to consumer and app store channels.

Prior to co-founding Gummicube, Dave was a member of Playphone’s founding team and served as SVP, Business Development & Strategy. Playphone was one of the first direct-to-consumer channels for mobile entertainment, growing to $100M in annual revenue during his tenure. Prior to Playphone, Dave was the founder of Chasma Publishing. Chasma was one of the first publishers of mobile games in the world and was responsible for releasing some of the first downloadable apps on carrier networks. Chasma merged with Kayak Interactive and was sold to Oberon Media in 2005.


Awesome Investors in our network:

Richard Melmon  --- Bullpen Capital

Kayvan Baroumand --- nestGSV

Duncan Davidson  --- Bullpen Capital

Patrick Mork ---  Google Play

Bill Reichert  --- Garage Technology Ventures

Amit Sinha  --- SAP

Konstantin Tryapitsyn  --- Vice President of Business Development, FinEx+ Asset Management

Vignesh Ravikumar --- Sierra Ventures

Sonja Markova  --- Keiretsu Forum

Marcelo Manjon  --- Xseed Capital

Jialu Chen  --- Asset Management Venture

Mahendra Ramsinghani  --- TriplePoint Venture

Eugene Zhang --- InnoSpring; TEEC Angels.

Mike Loftus  --- Angel's Forum

Binay Ackalloor  --- Sand Hill Angels

Neil Weintraut --- Cloud Venture

Ting Louie  --- SharesPost Investment Management / SP100 fund

Monali Jain  --- Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor

Luke Lee  --- Asset management Venture

Greg Malewicz  --- Facebook

Benjamin Taran  --- Keiretsu Forum

Rauhmel Fox  --- WHOmentors.com, Inc.

Li Jiang  --- NestGSC / GSV

Rashmi Gopinath  ---  Intel Capital

Susan Liu --- Scale Venture Partners

Gaurang Sanghvi  --- Venture Capital & Private Equity

Natalie Nguyen  --- Asset Management Ventures

Some pictures of past Pitch Demo Day:

Successful Stories
Below are examples of winners of Startup Of Year 2013.

Boombotix, Nov-13 Winner, raised $3.2million.

Nudge Technology, Nov-12 Winner, raised $250K.

invi. Inc, Jan-13 Winner, raised $3million.

Oculii, Sep-13 Winner, raised $1million.

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=== Hiring? Post your job here for free ===

Developer Job Board: http://goo.gl/FC0HBM (By Mobile Developer Network)

Startup Job Board:  http://goo.gl/LAiojM (By SVEntrepreneurs)

Venue sponsored by InnoSpring

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  • Randy W.

    Vizigy Media is looking to add a VP of engineering for equity and pay. We do enterprise video content management.

    January 27, 2014

  • Liz

    Stellar ideas, networking

    January 25, 2014

  • Jason Z.

    Great event, great organizer, learn a lot.

    January 25, 2014

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    January 24, 2014

  • Gene

    UserPod is looking for team members. We will be needing Financial, Middleware Developer, Web Developer, UI/UX Designer, and Marketing. We're not interested in outsourcing and this will be full-time only. You need to have die hard determination and startup experience. www.userpod.com

    January 24, 2014

  • Francesca I.

    the link for applying is still working. when the selected startups will be listed? Or they're all in for the event?

    January 24, 2014

  • jason k.

    Greetings! We are seeking a CMO / UA for our social, mobile casino company. We are building some exciting content and technology here in Santa Cruz. Thanks!


    January 24, 2014

  • KB

    Hello, I am looking for a couple co-founders to work on a Cloud based Automated Test Platform. The ideal candidate should have experience in either WEB App testing/tools or Mobile App testing/tools or both. Please e-mail your resume to [masked] if you qualify. Thanks.

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Srinidhi G B.

      If you are open to OPD let me know, we have expertise in the domain you are talking

      January 24, 2014

  • Srinidhi G B.

    We are software services company serving start-ups & upstarts companies. We can help with your entire product engineering, while letting you focus on managing your customers or raising capital or dreaming of the next cool feature. We can engage with you right from concept phase to all the way to a successful exit. Our technology offerings include Mobile Apps, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Java/J2EE & C#. Having worked with many startups we understand the challenges of Startup & Upstarts and help you get MVP out to the market quickly. We have flexible model for your tight budget. Feel free to call me or email me

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    January 24, 2014

  • Tom J.

    Discover Me - LA was just approved by Apple. Hope to be Pitching this soon.


    1 · January 23, 2014

  • John Farley, J.

    We are looking to interview 3 founders/leaders of a start up who are native English speakers. Your company logo will be seen by 50,000+ people in Asia. The promotion and advertising of your business is free. You'll be answering a few questions about your business - nothing to private. Email me to connect. We'll meet Saturday at the Pitch and Demo event.

    January 23, 2014

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    Look forward to seeing everybody this Saturday. lots of changes, and news...

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Vicky

    Pitching Rules: http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/pages/Startup_of_MOnth_Pitching_Rules/

    Startup selection process before event happens:

    Fill out application form---> Confirmation letter from SVE(only startups with below qualification can receive) ---> Pre-selection process by SVE & Judge---> Come and pitch


    1 Commitment: The Founder or CEO must work full time for the Start-up.
    2 Presentation: Only Start-ups with a public live application are able to present.

    January 21, 2014

    • Parvez S.

      Hi Viki, I have an app that is demoable, website thats online. Will that work. Cant force apple to approve my app :( .Thanks

      January 21, 2014

  • Nataliia K.

    NestGSV Accelerator invites Entrepreneurs and Founders to Free workshop: "Team. Building a Complete Team, How to Hire, How to Fire"on the 21st of January. Pls send RSVP to [masked]

    January 20, 2014

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    We have added following judges:
    • Neil Weintraut, Palo Alto Venture Partners
    • Indu Navar, Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners
    • Erin Delacroix, Innovator at LinkedIn
    • Saji Johnson, Managing Partner of Anicca Ventures

    And we will announce our Q1 private pitch and demo event very soon. All the select winners will be invited!

    2 · January 20, 2014

  • Mikel Ormazabal A.

    Which is the deadline to apply for pitching in this event? Thanks!

    January 17, 2014

    • Vicky

      No exact deadline, but all applications are on a first come first serve basis. :)

      1 · January 17, 2014

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    We are working on improving the qualification process for the startups, as well as inviting more investors to participate. We will update in few days.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Arnaud G.

    Is there a list of the startups pitching? thanks.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My startup, DapperJobs (https://www.dapperjobs.com), is looking to hire a growth hacker.

    We were also recently listed as a "10 Boston startups to watch who launched in 2013" (http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/startups/2013/12/boston-startups-to-watch-founded-2013.html?page=2)

    If this seems like an interesting opportunity, send an email to [masked]!

    January 10, 2014

  • David

    Looking for help revolutionizing search.

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • Tom J.

    I want to pitch, its not clear how to signup on Angel List. I have my profile setup and I'm ready to go - https://angel.co/discover-me-la

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone's looking to add talent to their startup team check out DapperJobs (https://www.dapperjobs.com/). You can post a job for free using "sve" as a code.

    We know that for small teams, finding someone you actually want to work with is important. Unlike normal job boards, we're focused on the culture/personality side of things.

    If you have any questions or feedback, I'd love to hear how we can improve our product!

    December 26, 2013

  • Jason G.

    Hi all,

    We're building a wearable device that tracks if you're getting drowsy and helps you stay alert, we just launched on Kickstarter this morning! Check it out at this link and help support us to make Vigo a reality! http://kck.st/Jz1Y75­ Hope to see you all at the next meetup.

    December 16, 2013

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