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Have you staked your claim in the fintech gold rush? Looking for hot tips on where to dig and how to find the best tools? There are financial boomtowns being created in the hills of Silicon Valley, the flats of Chelsea, and the docks of Canary Wharf. This group is for fintech pioneers - providers, developers, vendors, VC’s or anyone who wants to share war stories, and nuggets of information. Although this group is sponsored by Xignite, the leading provider of cloud-based market data, there will be no sales pitches! Meeting speakers will be from well-known fintech companies, such as Personal Capital, Wealthfront and Betterment, data providers, such as Yodlee and NASDAQ, VC’s and more. We meet once a month at Xignite’s office in San Mateo (right off 92 and 101 and a 10 minute walk from the Hayward Park Caltrain station). Pizza, beer, xBox and trial APIs provided.

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How to Get Seed Funding for Your Early Stage Startup

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-funding-for-early-stage-startups-tickets-54443438791 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Stan Lewandowski of K & L Gates will discuss currently available ways for qualified startups to secure seed funding, the instruments issued by the startup to the investors in exchange for the capital provided and the terms associated with each type of an investment. Stan will cover: 1. Overview of issues you should address before you start seeking seed funding 2. Types of legal entities suitable for your startup needs 3. Initial capitalization for your startup 4. Items to address in your executive summary 5. Should you have a business plan? 6. Most important diligence issues for early stage investors 7. How much capital should you consider raising 8. Persons you should connect with while raising your initial seed funding 9. Platforms for early stage capital raising purposes 10. How to close your initial round of funding and more! Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About the Speaker Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

5% OFF! Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

Santa Clara Convention Center

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Global Data Conference. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference-santa-clara-january-2019-tickets-50334835849?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 5% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Global Big Data Conference's vendor agnostic 3rd Annual Global Artificial Intelligence(AI) Conference will be held on January 23rd, January 24th, & January 25th 2019 and will cover all industry verticals(finance, retail/e-commerce/m-commerce, healthcare/pharma/bio tech, energy, education, insurance, manufacturing, telco, auto, hi-tech, media, agriculture, chemical, government, transportation etc.. ). It will be the largest vendor agnostic conference in the AI space. The annual Global AI Conference has been extended to three days in 2019 due to feedback from participants. The event will feature many of the AI thought leaders from the industry. The Global AI Conference is an event acclaimed for its highly interactive sessions. This conference provides insights and potential solutions to address AI issues from well known experts and thought leaders through panel sessions and open Q&A sessions. Speakers will showcase successful industry vertical use cases, share development and administration tips, and educate organizations about how best to leverage AI as a key component in their enterprise architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for executives( CXO's, directors), managers, developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists, statisticians and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing AI. Speakers: Over 100 leading experts in Artificial Intelligence area will present at the conference. Who You Get To Meet: You get to meet investors, venture capitalists, technical experts, senior, and C-level executives from leading innovators in the AI space (executives from startups to large corporations will be at the conference.) What You Will Learn: You'll get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by analyzing case studies, develop new technical skills through in-depth workshop, share emerging best practices in AI and future trends. 1. Industry Vertical Use Cases ( Where AI applications are working/not working, What hot Technologies are used to implement AI, How to develop AI applications etc..) 2. Cognitive Computing 3. Chatbot 4. Data Science, Machine Learning & Deep Learning 5. IoT 6. Security 7. NLP 8. Computer Vision 9. Home Assistant 10. Robotics 11. Neural networks 12. Data Mining and Data Analytics 13. Speech Recognition, Image processing, Unsupervised Learning 14. Workshops Conference Highlights: 3000+ attendees 100+ Speakers 80+ Sessions Keynote Sessions Startup Pitch Great Networking opportunity Workshops See the latest conference agenda here: http://www.globalbigdataconference.com/santa-clara/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference/schedule-108.html For more info, email: [masked]

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-capital-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-ai-startups-tickets-54761877249 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect throughout 2019. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 1/29 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Kristen Faulkner, DFJ Kristen Faulkner is an investor at DFJ, where she focuses on B2B SaaS and healthcare. Kristen is excited about opportunities to leverage AI within healthcare to improve diagnostics and patient care. Prior to DFJ, Kristen was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she sourced investments in B2B software and developer tools. Kristen graduated from Harvard College with a degree in computer science. Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics Nuno is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early-stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain). At the same time, Nuno has served and continues serving as a board member for various start-ups and non-profits in the US, Europe and Asia. Ivy Nguyen, Point 72 Ventures Ivy is an associate at Point 72 Ventures. Previously, she was an investor at Zetta Venture Partners and NewGen Capital, a venture capital firm providing early stage deep tech startups with growth opportunities in China and the greater APAC region. During her tenure at NewGen she sourced and led investments in several companies including Constructor, NuCypher, Assembly, and Agridata. Ivy earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, where she served as News Managing Editor of the Stanford Daily. About the Moderator: Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Organizational Sponsor: Optimal for Business is a new kind of benefit: Financial Well-Being for your employees. With no account minimums, no service tiers, and no hidden fees, our goal is to build wealth for every employee at every stage in their career. If you’re interested in helping your employees build a better financial future, while providing access to the financial advice they want and often need, Optimal for Business can help. Coming soon @ http://optimalam.com

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