• Fireside Chat "UNLEASHED" w/ Apex.AI & Canaan (Match.com, Ebates, Lending Club)

    **THERE IS A COVER CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT** BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr Networking, dinner and refreshments are provided. ASV Firesides frequently sell out quickly; get your tickets now to reserve your seat. Access Silicon Valley invites you our next Fireside Chat-- "Investors and Their Portfolio Companies," where investors and their star portfolio companies discuss topics relevant to entrepreneurs and investors. Joining us for this rare edition is Jan Becker, founder of Apex.AI, one of the hottest companies in the mobility software space. He is joined by Rayfe Gaspar-Asoaka, a VC (Principal) at Canaan Partners, one of the hottest, most innovative and sought after venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. You may have heard of a few of their investments: Match.com, Ebates, Kabam and Lending Club, along with many more, some of which are listed below. Founded in 2017, Apex came to Canaan in October/November of 2018 seeking funding. After connecting with Rayfe, the group was able to raise a $15.5 Million Series A round led by Canaan, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners who invested in Apex’s seed round. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr *************** AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking, 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Fireside discussion with Rayfe and Jan *************** Roger Rappoport, founder of Access Silicon Valley, and leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group, will moderate this Fireside Chat “Unleashed” discussing: the most efficient and effective ways to raise capital in today’s environment; the do's and don'ts of fundraising and, building and scaling a company and the culture of that company, from both the investors' and founder's perspective. Guests will gain a practical perspective and insight into: - the fundraising process, - what investors are looking for, - how to reach them, - what entrepreneurs need to do (and not do) to get a meeting and raise a successful round, - common early stage mistakes that entrepreneurs make that can impact fundability, Additionally Roger will explore Apex’s relationship with Canaan, honing in on that unique bond between a VC and entrepreneur, as well as Jan’s journey, from his early days and what led up to him becoming the CEO and co-founder of Apex.ai. Join ASV for this interactive, audience-driven evening of insights from the perspectives of two of the most interesting and inspiring leaders who’ve made it big in Silicon Valley! Don't miss RAYFE GASPAR-ASAOKA & JAN BECKER “UNLEASHED”!! Reserve your seat now: https://asvfireside-apex-canaan.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup ABOUT THE SPEAKERS About Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka Principal/ West Coast With engineering roots, Rayfe brings technical knowledge to Canaan. He focuses on deep tech investments including AI / ML, Space, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Rayfe previously worked on Cloud and IoT projects at Keystone Strategy. Prior to that, he developed machine learning algorithms for Wolverine Trading and was a hardware engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. About Jan Becker Co-founder & CEO Apex.AI, Lecturer at Stanford University Pioneering Automated Driving and Robotics leader who has been engineering innovations in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. History of working on robotics and automotive projects in the US & Europe. Learn more about the speakers and their companies HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr

  • What Every Startup Needs to Know about Hiring Immigrants- Immigration Law Part 2

    **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y4za64hu Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. This second part of a 2-part series will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. This second part in the 2-part series will focus on the following topics: - How Founders Can Immigrate to the U.S. - What Every Startup Needs to Know About Immigration for International Employees - Watch Out! Immigration Red Flags for Startups You need not have attended session one to attend this LIVE attorney hosted workshop. The content is stand alone. 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 ******************************************************************* 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. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. LEARN MORE AND BUY TICKETS HERE: **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y4za64hu Premiere Sponsor: www.Procopio.com

  • What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About US Immigration

    Buy tickets through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y2ztvg7z This 2-part workshop will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. Many judges have complained that it’s even more complicated than our complex tax law system, which is made even more difficult given that most people who need to navigate U.S. immigration laws are from countries where English is not the first language. If you want to confidently navigate this process or have an informed perspective on next steps either for yourself, your startup or your employees, then you will benefit from this workshop. This live workshop will include topics related to: - How to Come to the U.S. Temporarily to Begin Your Startup - How to Move to the U.S. Permanently and Get a Green Card - How to Sponsor Your International Employees for U.S. Immigration 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 ******************************************************************* 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. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn Immigration is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. Space is extremely limited. To secure your seat, buy your ticket now: https://tinyurl.com/y2ztvg7z Premier Sponsor: Procopio.com

  • Fireside Chat with SC Moatti, Managing Director, Mighty Capital

    To attend YOU MUST purchase tickets at the following link: https://buff.ly/2ZDA6Wf About SC Moatti: SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of early adopters in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About Mighty Capital: Mighty Capital is a boutique venture capital firm that invests in companies building “products that count:” products that transform lives and create value at scale. Its unique model relies on a handpicked group of extremely successful Silicon Valley investors, and proprietary access to one of the largest pools of product managers in the world (>200,000). Our portfolio companies said that we provide the “best value for the dollar invested,” Business Insider said that we came up with “a new way of doing venture capital,” and our full coverage is at mighty.capital/category/news. About the Host and Moderator: Roger Rappoport, Partner at Procopio Law Firm and Founder of AccessSiliconValley.net. Roger is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and clean tech industries. Roger’s practice focuses on venture capital and angel investor financings (including convertible notes, SAFEs and other debt financings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, development, manufacturing and licensing transactions, executive compensation, including the establishment of equity incentive plans and general corporate governance. Roger is a frequent speaker on topics related to “doing it right” from inception, developing an appropriate funding strategy and negotiating term sheets. For more info on Roger and how he can be reached, visit: https://www.procopio.com/attorneys/view/roger-c-rappoport\ Space is limited. Reserve your seat now here: https://buff.ly/2ZDA6Wf

  • Understanding and Negotiating the "terms" in Term Sheets (for Startups)

    **TO ATTEND REGISTER/ BUY TICKETS HERE** https://asv-startup-fun-3.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup SEATING IS LIMITED -RESERVE YOUR SEAT EARLY - THIS EVENT SELLS OUT! This workshop will focus on terms and term sheets for a seed, angel, convertible debt, and Series A (including a "Series A Lite") round, in an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. In this session you will learn: • when and from whom to take money; • when is an amount raised too much or too little, and the perils of both; • the anatomy of a term sheet; • understanding the structure of, and the provisions that will most likely be included in, a convertible debt, angel and venture financing term sheet; • how to arrive at a realistic pre-money valuation; • the impact of term sheets on existing shareholders; • the provisions that will impact control of major and day-to-day decisions at your startup; • the most recent trends relating to: - liquidation preferences - participation rights - anti-dilution provisions - pay-to-play provisions - redemption rights - registration rights - rights of first refusal - drag along rights - co-sale rights MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials is included in the price of the admission. ___________________________________________________________________________________ AGENDA: 6:00 P.M. - Networking, food and refreshments 6:45 P.M. Sponsor introductions 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. - Startup workshop and Q & A __________________________________________________________________________________ SPEAKER BIO: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, 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 raises, 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. 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. SPONSORS: Procopio.com Thu Nguyen Financial Services Inception To Exit VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Dinner and admission are complimentary when volunteering. If interested please contact [masked] for more details on how to participate. #ASV #accesssiliconvalley #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley

  • Programming the Ethereum Blockchain: Hands-on Smart Contracts

    PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE TO SIGN UP AND GET FURTHER DETAILS. http://ibriz.ai/programming-the-ethereum-blockchain-hands-on-smart-contracts/ This will be an interactive meeting where we will walk through deploying a simple Solidity contract on a local blockchain on your laptop (Ganache - http://truffleframework.com/ganache/) We will deep dive into OpenZepplin's TokenVesting contract https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/zeppelin-solidity/blob/master/contracts/token/ERC20/TokenVesting.sol and interact with the contract using the web app https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/token-vesting-ui. The idea is to give a feel for the internal working of a smart contract on the Ethereum platform with real world use cases. Agenda: 6:30 - 7:00 Sign in, get some food, set up computers. 7:00 - 8:00 Presentation and discussion: Ethereum contracts for founder vesting schedules Presented by Kumar Pandey, CTO at iBriz.ai 8:00 - 8:30 Solicit other topics of interest from the group. Open discussion. • What to bring Laptop prepared by running through the instructions in the acmetoken repo: https://github.com/ibriz/acmetoken Also, please install the token vesting UI - https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/token-vesting-ui • Important to know Please sign up on our event page for further details. http://ibriz.ai/programming-the-ethereum-blockchain-hands-on-smart-contracts/

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