• Stanford GSB Lecturer: Using Patents & IP to get Funding and Increase Valuation

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/ip-workshop-05-22-19 This workshop is based on the curriculum of Ms. Efrat Kasznik’s MBA class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. It is not a legal session, but rather a workshop exploring the intersection of IP management and valuation that will give you insights into how investors think when it comes to invest in startups and their technology. Do you want to become a Unicorn but not sure how your IP portfolio can support your valuation and growth? Do you want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? IP assets are the most valuable assets for high-tech startups, and yet companies are often struggling with how to manage and grow these assets so they adequately protect their core ideas and products, while at the same time increase valuation and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/ip-workshop-05-22-19 _________________________ TOPICS: _________________________ - How to create an IP portfolio that will increase your startup valuation - How to leverage your IP assets for funding - What are the types of IP value that investors are looking for - What are the common valuation methods for valuing IP - What are some of the mistakes to avoid when managing an IP portfolio for startup growth - How does IP impact Unicorn valuations RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/ip-workshop-05-22-19 _________________________ AGENDA _________________________ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/ip-workshop-05-22-19 _________________________ SPEAKER _________________________ EFRAT KASZNIK Efrat Kasznik is a startup valuation, fundraising and financial modeling expert, as well as a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Efrat is the Founder and President of Foresight Valuation Group, an intellectual property and startup advisory firm, where she has assisted clients that range in size from Fortune 100 companies to startups, angel investor groups, venture capitalists, law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. Throughout her career, Efrat has served as a cofounder, executive and advisor to several startups, including serving as CFO at a telecom startup. She is a Mentor at the Stanford Venture Studio Incubator, as well as a mentor at several other incubators, accelerators and investor groups in the US, Europe and Israel. Efrat is a frequent conference speaker, author and blogger, and regularly writes for leading publications such as the Business Journals, VentureBeat, IAM Magazine and IPWatchdog. She has been listed on the prestigious IAM 300 list of Leading World IP Strategists for 4 years in a row. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/ip-workshop-05-22-19 _________________________ DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES _________________________ Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - ½ shared Demo Table - Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. _________________________ EVENT SPONSORS: _________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ PROCOPIO - http://www.procopio.com Law firm specializing in tech startups.

  • How to Raise $46 Millions Showing Metrics and Analytics to Investors

    Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/raise-46M Come learn how to fundraise for your startup and use metrics and analytics when talking with investors. From demystifying investor jargon like “magic numbers” and “quick ratios” to sharing step-by-step instructions to build these metrics yourself, this session will get you one step closer to closing your next round. Fundraising is a daunting, yet inevitable task for many startups. While no founding team looks forward to the litany of questions potential investors will ask about the health and viability of your business, the more compelling, metrics-driven answers you have, the better your pitches will be. Learn how to build a data-driven, successful pitch deck that highlights your most compelling wins. Benn Stancil will also answer questions about what worked, and what didn't in his own fundraising. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/raise-46M _________________________ AGENDA: _________________________ 6:30pm - 7pm NETWORKING 7pm - 8:30pm PRESENTATION 8:30 - 9pm NETWORKING 9pm EVENT ENDS. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/raise-46M _________________________ SPEAKER _________________________ BEN STANCIL Benn Stancil helped raise $46.4 Million for his startup Mode Analytics where he is the Co-founder and Chief Analyst. In this talk Benn will give us a crash course in how startups raise money. From demystifying investor jargon like “magic numbers” and “quick ratios” to sharing step-by-step instructions to build these metrics yourself, he'll help you get one step closer to closing your next round. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/raise-46M _________________________ EVENT SPONSORS: _________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ Mindrome - http://mindrome.com Coworking space in Santa Clara for entrepreneurs and freelancers who love startups, technology and a fun working environment.

  • Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch w/ Tech Angels Group, PodiumVC and Wharton Angels

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59614753332 You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch Night in front of a panel of investors representing Tech Angel Group, PodiumVC, Wharton Angels and an independent angel investor. Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph Limited availability. RSVP early. Food and drinks are provided. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59614753332 ______________________________ WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ______________________________ Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch. You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59614753332 ______________________________ FORMAT: ______________________________ 90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel. At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59614753332 ______________________________ INVESTOR PANEL ______________________________ JOHN GIDDINGS John Giddings is the Founder of Tech Angels Group, an angel investor group interested in seed stage tech startups. He also works at PodiumVC, a sports technology venture fund and accelerator focused on developing isports tech startups. John is also an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University, where he teaches Applied Entrepreneurship and Technology Entrepreneurship. He has worked at several startups and Fortune 500 companies such as National Semiconductor, VLSI Technology, TSMC, Amkor Technology, SmartPenny.com, Mindspeed Technology, Chip X, TeleLumen, and CleanTech Integration, among others. John has a MSEE in Semiconductor Physics and an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University. ______________________________ ROGER RAPPOPORT Roger Rappoport is an independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. He is also the Leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology. He has extensive experience in investing and advising startups and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. 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 technology company with $10 million in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has advised many startups on multi-million funding rounds and M&A transactions. ______________________________ DEA WILSON Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com - a free people search engine with 500K profiles and 1.2M connections that helps match people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships. Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59614753332 ______________________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. ______________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________________ PROCOPIO LAW FIRM Law firm specializing in tech startups.

  • Startup Funding Workshop w/ Angel Investor: 3-hour workshop & 50-page workbook

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup's success or failure and the amount of funding you will get and the dilution that you will suffer. Don't miss this startup mistakes workshop with Roger Rappoport, active angel investor doing 6-7 investments a year, successful lawyer and entrepreneur. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 MATERIALS A comprehensive 50-page printed workbook and reference materials are included in the price of the admission. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 CURRICULUM 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. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 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 RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 SPEAKER BIO Roger Rappoport is an independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. He is also the Leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology. He has extensive experience in investing and advising startups and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. 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 technology company with $10 million in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has advised many startups on multi-million funding rounds and M&A transactions. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-24-19 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. EVENT ORGANIZER AccessSiliconValley EVENT SPONSORS: Lifograph Procopio

  • Lifograph SF Pitch w/Omega Venture Partners, FundRx, F50 Fund and Wharton Angels

    Microsoft Store - Westfield San Francisco Centre

    RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59977197412 You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph SF Pitch Night in front of a panel of investors representing Omega Venture Partners (Square, Criteo, RetailMeNot), FundRx, F50 Fund and Wharton Angels. Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph Limited availability. RSVP early. Food and drinks are provided. The event takes place at the Microsoft Store in Westfield Mall in San Francisco (on level 2 near Bloomingdale's and across from J.Crew) ___________________________ WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ___________________________ Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch. You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59977197412 ___________________________ FORMAT: ___________________________ 90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel. At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59977197412 ___________________________ INVESTOR PANEL ___________________________ CHRIS GAERTNER Chris is a Member of the Founding Team and Investor at Omega Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm investing on intelligent software for the enterprise, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Omega Venture Partners has several successful exits, among them: Criteo, Cylance, MySimon.com, Recommind, RetailMeNot, SET, Sojern and Square. Chris also has experience as a Private Equity Associate and as a Investment Banking Analyst. Previously he has work with such companies as GI Partners, Credit Suisse, Golden Gate Capital and Huntsman Gay Global Capital. Chris holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University where he also was part of the Stanford football team for 4 years. ___________________________ PRATHAMESH PRABHUDESAI Prathamesh is a Venture Fellow at FundRx, a venture capital platform that builds and invests in the next-generation of healthcare and life sciences startups. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at F50, a venture capital firm supporting promising technology companies in North America. Prathamesh is an accomplished Medical Doctor, Mentor and Venture Fellow. Previously, he has worked with companies such as safeBVM, Georgia Tech Research Institute, BETiC IITB, King Edward Memorial Hospital and University of California, San Francisco. Prathamesh holds a MBBS (MD) in Medicine from KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, and two Master Degrees in Biomedical Innovation and Development in Biomedical Engineering from Emory University School of Medicine and from Georgia Institute of Technology. ___________________________ DEA WILSON Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com - a free people search engine with 500K profiles and 1.2M connections that helps match people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships. Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59977197412 ___________________________ ORGANIZER: ___________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. ___________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ___________________________ Microsoft Store - Westfield Mall Level 2 near Bloomingdale's and across from J.Crew

  • “Financial projections and funding strategies” with Stanford GSB Lecturer

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-17-19 Financial projections are critical when raising money. Investors are expecting founders to include the financial projections in their deck and be able to tell their startup story with numbers. Investors will ask you to back up your assumptions and explain your numbers and ratios. Are you prepared? Join us for a great hands-on workshop on how to build your financial projections and do financial modeling with Efrat Kasznik, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a contributor to many publications, including VentureBeat, Business Journals, etc. She is also a Mentor at the Stanford Venture Studio Incubator, as well as a mentor at several other incubators, accelerators, angel groups and venture capital firms. Efrat will share with us advice on how to build a robust business and financial model based upon realistic expectations and sound assumptions and successfully communicate your financial vision and expectations to investors. Drinks and dinner will be provided. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-17-19 _________________________ TOPICS: _________________________ Based on her experiences as a valuation expert, Stanford Lecturer, Silicon-Valley entrepreneur and startup and investor advisor, Efrat will provide hands-on advice on: • How to build a robust business and financial model, based upon realistic expectations and sound assumptions • How to analyze and select the appropriate revenue models and cost structures for your startup • How to understand the user metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) benchmarks in your industry, and how they impact your funding and valuation • How to determine your valuation trajectory throughout the funding cycle, from seed funding to an exit • How to successfully communicate your financial vision and expectations to investors And much more! RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-17-19 _________________________ SPEAKER _________________________ EFRAT KASZNIK Efrat Kasznik is a startup valuation, fundraising and financial modeling expert, as well as a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Efrat is the Founder and President of Foresight Valuation Group, an intellectual property and startup advisory firm, where she has assisted clients that range in size from Fortune 100 companies to startups, angel investor groups, venture capitalists, law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. Throughout her career, Efrat has served as a cofounder, executive and advisor to several startups, including serving as CFO at a telecom startup. She is a Mentor at the Stanford Venture Studio Incubator, as well as a mentor at several other incubators, accelerators and investor groups in the US, Europe and Israel. Efrat is a frequent conference speaker, author and blogger, and regularly writes for leading publications such as the Business Journals, VentureBeat, IAM Magazine and IPWatchdog. She has been listed on the prestigious IAM 300 list of Leading World IP Strategists for 4 years in a row. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/funding-04-17-19 _________________________ DEMO/SPONSOR TABLES _________________________ Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. _________________________ EVENT SPONSORS: _________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ PROCOPIO - http://www.procopio.com Law firm specializing in tech startups.

  • "Secrets of raising $200M through crowdfunding & ICOs" w/ Founder of CrowdfundX

    RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/58189763148 Join us to learn how to raise millions of dollars through modern capital raising strategies including rewards crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, Reg A+ IPOs, and security token offerings (STOs). Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph DARREN MARBLE is the CEO at Issuance - a platform that connects digital security issuers with investors. He is also the Founder of CrowdfundX, Board Member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association and Co-Founder of the Crowd Invest Summit. Darren will share the secrets of raising almost $200M through crowdfunding, initial coin offerings (ICO), and other modern fundraising. Darren has also partnered with famous rapper Drake as the singer looked to take one of his businesses public. Reserve your tickets early. We have limited seating for this event. Drinks and food will be provided. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/58189763148 _________________________ SPEAKER _________________________ DARREN MARBLE Darren Marble is the CEO of Issuance, a platform that connects digital security issuers with investors. He was also Founder of CrowdfundX (sold to Issuance), a pioneering financial marketing firm that uses a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital marketing to help its clients raise capital online through equity crowdfunding, IPOs, ICOs, STOs, and other fundraising techniques. Darren marketed historic equity crowdfunding campaigns and ICOs/STOs including: - FAT Brands/NASDAQ ($24M) - Myomo/NYSE ($8M) - Elio Motors/OTC ($17M) - TrueLeaf ($10M) - TZero ($100M) - KODAK Coin ($10M) - BrewDog ($6M) - Rayton ($6M) - Rapper Drake's Wiskey Company and more. Darren was also elected to the Board of Directors with the Crowdfunding Professional Association and is a Co-Founder of the Crowd Invest Summit. A compelling public speaker, he has presented to such organizations as the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the USC Marshall School of Business and UC Irvine, the NextGen Crowdfunding Conference, the CfPA Crowdfunding Summit, the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference, FundIt, Growth Capital Expo, the MicroCap CEO Investor Conference, the CSUN Entertainment Alumni Network and the ESGCI Business School in Paris, France. Darren is a Contributor for Business Insider, and his insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Nasdaq, NYSE, Forbes, Investor Town Hall, BNN, Los Angeles Business Journal, and many more. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/58189763148 ________________________ DEA WILSON Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com - a free people search engine with 500K profiles and 1.2M connections, matching people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships. Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/58189763148 _________________________ EVENT ORGANIZER: _________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Investor Business Daily, Inc., Yahoo News, TheNextWeb, etc. _________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ HAX Accelerator - https://hax.co/ Venture capital-based program dedicated to accelerating startups with a hardware element

  • Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch w/ GVA Capital ($120M fund) and ID345 Angels

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59844316963 You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch Night with Ulvi Rashid - VC at GVA Capital, Antonio Rallo - Angel Investor at ID345 Angels and Roger Rappoport, early-stage angel investor doing 6-7 deals a year. Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph Limited availability. RSVP early. Food and drinks are provided. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59844316963 ____________________________ WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ____________________________ Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch. You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59844316963 ____________________________ FORMAT: ____________________________ 90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel. At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes. ____________________________ INVESTOR PANEL ____________________________ ULVI RASHID Ulvi is the Investment Director at GVA Capital, a venture capital firm with more than $120M under management and a focus on Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Cloud Storage, Space and Big Data projects. GVA Capital leads early stage companies to successful exits. Some of their most notable exits include WISeKey, Virool, and OLSET. Ulvi is responsible of sourcing, analyzing, syndicating the investments in companies across various industries and helping companies to grow. He also has experience as a Due Diligence Advisor at Bluetree Capital Group, where he conducted due diligence of startups across multiple industries. Previously he worked with companies such as CMU Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, VTB, EY and PwC. Ulvi holds a BS in International Economic Relationships. He also has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business. ____________________________ ANTONIO RALLO Tony Rallo is Angel Investor and CEO of ID345 Angels. He invests in early stage startups from Silicon Valley and Mexico. Tony has worked as a Multimedia Technologies Manager at Apple, and also worked as Chief Technology Strategy VP for Televisa, the largest media company for Spanish speaking countries. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology with a strong background in Applied Computing from UCSD and a Research Graduate Fellowship in Aquaculture from Aix Marseille in France. ____________________________ ROGER RAPPOPORT Roger Rappoport is an independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. He is also the Leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology. He has extensive experience in investing and advising startups and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. 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 technology company with $10 million in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has advised many startups on multi-million funding rounds and M&A transactions. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59844316963 ____________________________ ORGANIZER: ____________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. ____________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ____________________________ PROCOPIO LAW FIRM Law firm specializing in tech startups.

  • Lifograph SF Pitch Night w/ Strive Capital, Grishin Ventures, US Angel Investors

    Microsoft Store - Westfield San Francisco Centre

    RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59184398128 You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph SF Pitch Night in front of a panel of investors representing US Angel Investors, Strive Capital, Grishin Ventures, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs and Wharton Angels. Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph Limited availability. RSVP early. Food and drinks are provided. The event takes place at the Microsoft Store in Westfield Mall in San Francisco (on level 2 near Bloomingdale's and across from J.Crew) RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59184398128 ______________________________ WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ______________________________ Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch. You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59184398128 ______________________________ FORMAT: ______________________________ 90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel. At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59184398128 ______________________________ INVESTOR PANEL ______________________________ NUNO GONCALVES PEDRO Nuno is Managing Partner and Founder at Strive Capital, leading one of the first quantitative/analytics-driven VC funds in the world. Fund I is focused on the mobile app ecosystem and Fund II is focused on early-stage Deep Tech (AI, Blockchain, etc) and mid to late stage software plays. Select investments include AppAnnie, Enish (IPO), Everpix (Sold MyHeritage, Twitter), Gusto, Rubrik, Metago (Sold), KeepSafe, Stellares, etc. He is also a Venture Partner at Grishin Robotics Ventures, contributing to the VC firm’s deal sourcing, due diligence, deal making and post-investment management, as well as strategy and operations. Portfolio includes: Ring (Sold: Amazon), Spin (Sold: Ford), Eero (Sold: Amazon), Zume Pizza, Yellow, Starship, Zipline, among others. Nuno is also Member of the Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs and was until this year a Member of the Band of Angels. As an independent angel investor he invested in Cmune, CommitChange, DraftKings, Followap (Sold NYSE:NSR), Kountermove (Sold DraftKings), Ohmconnect, Reachable, Virta Health, Zya/Ditty, and more. Nuno is an Alum of the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business as well as London Business School. He also holds an M&A degree from The Wharton School in addition to undergraduate and graduate education in Finance and Engineering. ______________________________ DARNELL KEMP Darnell is a successful Angel Investor at the US Angel Investors group. Previously he was an investor at SF Angel Group and co-founder of DreamFunded, an online VC firm. Darnell has developed and launched over $1B of software, hardware, e-commerce, biotech, and medical device products for companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 corporations. He has worked with 1000s of investors and companies across industries including SaaS, IOT, big data, machine learning, e-commerce, etc. Darnell has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) with a focus on Venture Capital. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/59184398128 ______________________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. ______________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________________ Microsoft Store - Westfield Mall Level 2 near Bloomingdale's and across from J.Crew

  • Go To Market Strategy - 3-Hour Workshop with John Rizzo, instructor at Stanford

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 Our speaker - John Rizzo - is teaching a Go To Market course for tech entrepreneurs in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. He has raised over $150M in private and public markets, was a key early-stage contributor to companies that are today delivering well over $200B in combined sales and has two IPO's and five exits under his belt. John will examine the Go To Market (GTM) process: sales, marketing, marketing operations, content marketing, demand generation, social marketing, marketing automation, and leadership skills. Dinner and refreshments are provided. The other workshops sold out so save your seat early! RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 WORKSHOP CURRICULUM How should sales and marketing be structured, measured and what roles do they play and at what stage of company growth in the GTM process. Definition and role of sales Definition and role of marketing Measuring and holding sales to account for their role in the GTM model Measuring and holding marketing to account for their role in the GTM model Choosing the right sales model Demand capture and demand generation Pipeline measurement and monitoring Budgeting S&M in the overall GTM cycle Filld and Deem will be used as examples to illustrate the topics. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 JOHN RIZZO John brings more than 35 years of experience helping to guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs. He has raised over > $150M in private and public markets, was a key early-stage contributor to companies that are today delivering well over $200B in combined sales and has two IPO's and five exits under his belt. More recently as SVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, a leading SaaS Social Business provider. He joined in advance of the IPO and led the formation of a cloud business unit with a freemium GTM model along with strategy, product marketing, corporate communications, demand and pipeline generation, social marketing, field & event marketing, brand, and creative services leading to sales growth from $75M to $150M in 2 years and a $1.75B market cap IPO. Post Jive he was the EVP, Chief Marketing & Chief Customer Officer, and GM of the Japan and ANZ geographies at SolarWinds, an IT software company is Austin, TX which grew from $300M to $500M in two years and was taken private in a $4.5B transaction. Current roles include CEO, President, COO of Deem, a leading provider of cloud & mobile business travel software, Chairman of Filld, Board Member at Untangle and Instructor at Stanford University. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM - startup workshop and Q & A RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - ½ shared Demo Table - Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19 ORGANIZER Access Silicon Valley EVENT SPONSORS: Lifograph - The Wiki of People Procopio Law Firm RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/gtm-03-27-19