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Date: Sept 19, 2019, 9.30am-12pm PDT (California time) Webinar + Onsite event Speaker: Sapphire Ventures' President, Co-Founder and Managing Director Jai Das Topic: Learn about Sapphire Ventures' Investment Strategy Agenda (California PDT time): 9.30am-10am Networking and Refreshments 10am-11am Sapphire Ventures' Investment Strategy overview + Q&A (Jai Das) 11am-12pm Networking List of our monthly VC Speaker events is at https://www.ufirstcapital.com/speaker Zoom video conference link will be sent to registered attendees. The event will be streamed live over video conferencing and also held in person at our office (3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, California). You can attend the event in person or online. Speaker will join in person from U First Capital office. These events are intended to be interactive, so attendees will get a chance to ask questions. About Sapphire Ventures: Originally started in 1996 as the venture capital arm of SAP, it was known as SAP Ventures. It split from its parent SAP in 2011 and was rebranded to Sapphire Ventures in 2014. Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on helping innovative technology companies become global category leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With $2.5 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments, Sapphire Ventures is positioned to elevate companies to the global stage. Speaker Bio: Jai is a managing director, president and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures. He invests in startups which he believes are developing ground-breaking products and services, and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies and 9 have been acquired. Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at Catchpoint, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic and ThoughtSpot. Jai’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apigee (acquired by Google), Box (NYSE: BOX), Connectiva Systems (acquired by Mara Ison), Cloudhealth Technologies (acquired by VMware), Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget(acquired by Salesforce), Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Ignite Technologies (acquired by Versata), Iron.IO (acquired by Xenon Technologies), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), JustDial (JUSTDIAL), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Newgen Software (NSE: NEWGEN), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), Paytm, Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies), Square(NYSE: SQ), and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM). Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital (a DFJ affiliated fund). He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Date: Sept 24, 2019 Title: Anatomy of Venture Capital Financing: term sheets, cap tables, valuations and more… Instructors: David Makarechian, Einat Meisel and Scott Elliott (Partners at law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP) Time: 9.30am to 1pm Location: U First Capital office, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054. You can attend in person or over Zoom video. Speakers will join in person from U First Capital office. Zoom link will be sent to registered persons only. These events are intended to be interactive, so attendees will get a chance to ask questions. Agenda: [masked]am Registration and Networking 10-12pm Training 12pm-1pm Lunch and Open Discussion Description: This workshop will focus on the venture financing deal process including the following: · diligence strategy and the diligence areas that are key to investors · price and valuation - how are they determined and negotiation pointers · overview of the key documents used in venture financing and what they accomplish · a deep dive into the anatomy of a term sheet, including a detailed review of key terms, with real world examples and negotiation tips · cap tables - what is a pro forma? how is dilution measured? what sort of dilution is typical at various stages and how does it play out in the real world? · real world case studies that incorporate all of the above and will provide models of what to do and what not to do. More info at https://www.ufirstcapital.com/workshop
Date: Oct 23, 2019, 9.30am-12pm PST (California time) Webinar + Onsite event Speaker: Tim Draper (Founder and Managing Partner of Draper Associates and DFJ) Topic: Learn about Tim Draper's Investment Strategy Agenda:[masked]am Networking and Refreshments[masked]am Tim Draper's Investment Strategy overview + Q&A (Tim Draper) 10.45am-12pm Networking U First Capital is bringing Venture Capitalists, Corporate Executives and successful Startup Founders as Speakers. More info at https://www.ufirstcapital.com/speaker The event will be streamed live over video conferencing and also held in person at U First Capital office (3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, California). You can attend the event in person or online. Speaker will join in person from U First Capital office. The event is intended to be interactive. Video conference link will be sent to registered attendees. Speaker Bio: Tim Draper is a top global venture capitalist, having founded Draper Associates, DFJ and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds. The firms’ investments include Coinbase, Robinhood, TwitchTV, Skype, Tesla, Baidu, Focus Media, YeePay, Hotmail, SolarCity, Athenahealth, Box, SpaceX, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC, Ledger and many others. He is a leading spokesperson for Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrencies, having won the Bitcoin US Marshall’s auction in 2014, and led investments in the companies that would issue two of the largest ICO’s: Tezos and Bancor. He created viral marketing, a marketing method for exponentially spreading an electronic service from customer to customer, instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and Skype and other applications, particularly effective for mail and communications applications. Arguably, social media, crowdsourcing and growth hacking are all outgrowths of Tim’s invention of viral marketing. He is regularly featured on all major networks as a proponent for entrepreneurship, innovative governance, free markets and Bitcoin, and has received various awards and honors including the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur of the World,” and is listed as one of the top 100 most powerful people in finance by Worth Magazine, the top 20 most influential people in Crypto by CryptoWeekly, #1 most networked VC by AlwaysOn, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, and #48 most influential Harvard Alum. In promoting entrepreneurship, he created Draper University of Heroes, a residential and online school based in San Mateo, Ca to help extraordinary people accomplish their life missions. The school launched entrepreneurs from 76 countries who built 350 companies including NVision (sold for $275 million) and crypto leaders QTUM, Spacecash, DataWallet and Credo. He authored a popular entrepreneur’s text book called, “How to be The Startup Hero” and created a crowdsourced TV series with Sony Network called “Meet The Drapers,” where viewers can invest in participants. ABC Family created another show, “StartupU,” around the activity and students of Draper University. He has more than 100,000 Twitter followers. He started Innovate Your State, a non-profit dedicated to crowdsource innovation in government, and BizWorld, a non-profit that teaches young children how business and entrepreneurship work. He served on the California State Board of Education, and led a movement for Local Choice in schools culminating in becoming proponent for a statewide initiative for School Vouchers. He also led an initiative to create competitive governance with Six Californias, followed by Three Californias, which was approved for the ballot, but was rejected by the California Supreme Court before the vote. He received the “Toqueville” Award for freedom from the Independent Institute. Tim Draper received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University with a major in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.