**THERE IS A COVER CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT**
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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
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
- common early stage mistakes that entrepreneurs make that can impact
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