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Investment and Latest Innovations in FinTech

Perkins Coie LLP

The deadline to register online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge to attend 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/investment-and-latest-innovations-in-fintech-tickets-59854733118 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. "Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. Financial technology companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software." -Wikipedia A distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in fintech and investment in fintech. Please come with questions and comments. If you are a fintech 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: Th 4/18 FinTech Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Jeff Cain directs the Envestnet|Yodlee Incubator. He has extensive technology and startup experience, having been a business development and M&A executive at companies such as Common Sense Media, Cadence Design Systems and Red Herring. He built an ecosystem of wireless startups for Rutberg & Company and ran a consultancy that provided M&A, partnership and business planning services to technology and media companies. Jeff also started two consumer products companies and was even an investment banker. Jeff holds a BA in economics from Stanford and an MA in religion from Harvard. Gopi Rangan is the founder and General Partner at Sure Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in InsurTech startups. The mission of the firm is to enable peace of mind for individuals and businesses. Portfolio: Blitzz, Decent, Hi Marley, Mile Auto, Rocket Dollar and SpotAngels. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. Gopi has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India. Jordan Wahbeh partners with startups and investors to grow, scale, fund raise and achieve their objectives through operations, fundraising, business development, product development, and team leadership. As an experienced leader and advisor, he assists or leads in business operations and development, market growth, org transformation, and customer management. As a Partner at Andra Capital, and Bay Angels’ Managing Partner, Jordan has a strong network of resources and SMEs along with a varied portfolio of startups companies. Peter Wycisk serves as an Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures, managing investments in the US and Europe. Prior to his role at Pegasus, Peter worked in investment banking and municipal finance. His responsibilities included execution of diverse quantitative analyses, and development of innovative financing and rating agency strategies for various issuers. To date he worked on over 30 transactions totaling approximately $2 billion. Peter holds a degree in Management and Finance from Case Western Reserve University.

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/how-to-get-seed-funding-for-your-early-stage-startup-tickets-59979423069 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]

Developing an Appropriate Funding Strategy for Your Startup (Fundamentals #2)

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. 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://asv-startup-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! [ Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ] ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. This is a workshop for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers only. OVERVIEW Getting funding from investors is always a challenge for startups. Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup's success or failure and the amount of dilution that founders will suffer that can mean the difference between a great or a dismal exit. In this session you will learn: • how to develop a funding strategy appropriate for your startup • when to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom; • the danger of taking too much or too little from investors; • identifying the valuation inflection points of your company; • the differences between seed, angel and venture capital funding; • alternative funding sources; • appropriate funding instruments for each round of funding, including convertible notes, SAFE's, common stock and preferred stock ; • the pros and cons of selling equity, convertible instruments, and venture debt; • selecting and gaining access to the right investor; and • what to do to increase the pre-money valuation of your company. MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials are included in the price of the admission. AGENDA: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM networking, food and refreshments 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsor introductions and demonstrations 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. - startup workshop and Q & A ************************** DEMO/SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure. Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - 1/2 (half) table - promotion before and during the event Your logo will be displayed on the event description (if submitted 24h before the event). You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the attendees and tell them about what you do. Limited availability! ************************** Space is limited. Secure your spot now: https://asv-startup-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 SPEAKER BIO: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. Roger has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the Internet, software, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and, drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur of 10 years, the implementation of effective strategies to achieve business objectives and ultimately a successful exit. He also represents investors who invest in these areas, Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a company . EVENT HOST: www.AccessSiliconValley.net PREMIER SPONSORS: Procopio.com #ASV #accesssiliconvalley #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley

How to Successfully Pitch to Investors and Get Funded /Angel Investor Gary Jinks

The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $13 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $25 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-successfully-pitch-to-investors-and-get-funded-angel-investor-gary-jinks-tickets-60332546270 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $30 (cash) at the door. Agenda 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm How the Funding Process Works ; What You Need to Do to Prepare; How to Formulate Your Message 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm How to Prepare Your Executive Summary and Investor Presentation - Step-by-Step This is an interactive and dynamic workshop to help anyone learn how to get his or her business message right and deliver it confidently to investors. · This workshop is designed to address your questions and assess your current strategy and business case. · Learn to clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition. · Learn step-by-step bullets for your executive summary and pitch deck. · Match funding strategy to “needs” -- i.e., how much do you need and why? and more! There will be opportunities to practice your pitch and find out what you need to do to get it right! If you have an elevator pitch or a pitch slide deck you would like to have reviewed at the workshop, email Gary at: [masked] About the Speaker: Gary Jinks has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley producing innovative products and getting them into the hands of customers. Gary is the President of GLJ Group, a consulting firm which focuses on strategic planning and new market entry. Their efforts have resulted in over $300M in new business for clients. Gary is also the founder, managing director and chairman of the board of South Valley Angels, angel investor group which he was launched in 2011. Gary is highly respected and very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentor entrepreneurs at Santa Clara University, local accelerators and other investor organizations. In 2015 Gary worked with over 70 startups to establish strategic direction and launch. Previously, Gary spent 20 plus years at Fortune 1000 companies holding key positions in systems engineering, operations, project management and business development. If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at: [masked]

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