Upcoming VC and Angel Events

"I see CEO's get their PhDs in best practices for how-to-get-funded techniques. This is accomplished through FundingPost's well orchestrated and accomplished conferences - great for learning from and networking with the money sources." - Jeanne M. Sullivan, StarVest Partners

Real Estate Investing Conference
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sponsored by The Soho Loft, Connected Investors, Pura Vida Tequila, Victoria Global


WHERE: The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, NY, NY 10003
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8am-5:30pm
COST: $585

Interested in meeting Real Estate & Real Estate Technology Investors?

Then register for the FundingPost & The Soho Lofts second Real Estate Investing & Crowdfunding Conference on Thursday, April 24, in New York City!

FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years.

This is not your standard real estate conference. This is an opportunity to meet and chat directly with real estate investors. If you are an Investor, Company, Service Provider, or Member of the Press in any form of real estate or real estate technology, this is a Must-Attend event!

The panels for the day:
  • REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING TRENDS AND GROWTH
  • REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS BY FAMILY OFFICES
  • CROWDFUNDING STRATEGIES: HOW DO YOU CROWDFUND YOUR REAL ESTATE?
  • GLOBAL PLATFORMS AND INVESTORS: CROWDFUNDING FROM FOREIGN INVESTORS

Who should attend?
* Real Estate entrepreneurs raising capital.
* Real Estate Investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) to meet companies and speak on our panels.
* Exhibiting Companies to demo their stuff for partners and investors.
* sponsors to moderate panels, exhibit and meet Real Estate companies and investors.


Breakfast Workshop:
Additionally, ALL companies can attend the Pitching Workshop Breakfast from 8am-10am. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors NEED to hear to make an educated decision on your company!

There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before & after the panels and at the networking Lunch and Cocktail Party!

Exhibitors
There will also be several exhibitors at this event - if you have an amazing project you want to show off, you can have a exhibit booth at the event. This room will be filled with talent - Bring your best stuff! Exhibiting Companies will give a 2 Minute Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There is only 1 space left for Exhibitors.

"Experiencing this event is like that desperate need for air when you hold your breath for too long. The event was so powerful and presented so much opportunities that it is hard to find words powerful enough to convey the message."

- Terry Sutton of Alliance Commercial Realty (on the Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference I, 14 Nov 2013)


NOTE THE TICKET PRICE GOES UP AT 5PM EST ON MONDAY 4/21

Speakers for the Thursday, April 24, 2014, Event will include:
David Drake, Chairman, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft
Richard Russo, VP Development, Morgans Hotel Group
Ziel Feldman, Founder & Managing Principal, HFZ Capital Group
Nav Athwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Realty Shares
Christopher Crippen, Co-Founder, IndieAngels
Benjamin Miller, Co-Founder, Fundrise
Lita Dwight, Senior Vice President, Sterling Green Corp
Jilliene Helman, Founder and CEO of Realty Mogul
William Skelley, Founder, iFunding
Bruce Lipnick, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Asset Alliance (Family Office)
Brian Dally, co-founder of GROUNDFLOOR
Rodrigo Nino, CEO and Founder, Prodigy Network
Richard Aidekman, Owner of Prime Realty Services, Inc
Sydney Armani, Founder and CEO, SVCF Ventures, CrowdFundBeat and ICFFF
Steve Cinelli, Primarq
Carlo Tabibi, CEO, Patch Of Land
Alessandro Lerro, Founder, Lerro & Partners
Stefano Zaccaria D'Aniello, Co-Founder & COO, GroundBreaker
Michael Felman, Director, Fund Advisory, LDJ Capital
Dan Farrell, Chairman & CEO, Privos Capital
Rebekah Woo Principal, Crimson Capital
Nick Jekogian, Signature Group Investments

REGISTER HERE
Boston Investor Roundtable
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen, SocialRadius


WHERE: Bingham McCutchen, One Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-1726
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4-7pm
COST: $49

Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Boston? Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014 at 4pm. FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years.

At our Boston Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists during the cocktail party!

The first 30 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to pitch their business idea in 1 minute or less in front of the investor panel and receive feedback as a group from the panel. It is a pitch competition with a winner selected by our investor panel and a winner selected by the audience utilizing real-time web polling from Wedgies.

Along with the pitch competition, there is an educational and networking component to the event. All attendees will be gaining an understanding of what investors are looking for in the Boston market and what our entrepreneurs are building. All attendees will be able to market themselves (including their products and/or services) throughout the event through networking with one another.

Speakers for the Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Event will include:
Joe Caruso, Launchpad
Steve Young, Investors Collaborative
Nat Brinn, Vital Financial
Neil Chedda, Romulus Capital
Welcome Address: Ben Cooper, Boston Manager, FundingPost
Moderator: Michael Barron, Bingham Partner

REGISTER HERE
Las Vegas Investor Roundtable
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sponsored by UNLV's Center for Entrepreneurship at the Lee Business School


WHERE: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) 4505 S Maryland Pkwy; Student Union Room 208 Sections A & B , Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7pm-10pm
COST: $39

Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Las Vegas? Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on Wednesday evening, May 28, 2014 at 7pm. FundingPost has hosted 250+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years.

At our Las Vegas Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists in a relaxed Silicon Valley-like environment!

The first 30 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to pitch their business idea in 1 minute (60 seconds) or less in front of the investor panel and receive feedback as a group from the panel. It is a pitch competition with a winner selected by our investor panel and a winner selected by the audience utilizing real-time web polling from Wedgies. Please check out the pitch winners from the previous Las Vegas Investor Roundtable on February 2014: Previous Las Vegas Investor Roundtable February 2014 Pitch Winners.

Along with the pitch competition, there is an educational and networking component to the event. All attendees will be gaining an understanding of what investors are looking for in the Las Vegas market and what our entrepreneurs are building. All attendees will be able to market themselves (including their products and/or services) throughout the event through networking with one another.

The last day to sign up to pitch at this event is the week before the event: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by 12pm PT (FundingPost Investor RoundTable events typically sell out well in advance).

Speakers for the Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Event will include:
Mike Ballard, Angel Investor
Ravindra Kondagunta, Investor, Maverick Angels
Damon D'Amore, Founder, WayFounder
Shantanu Surpure, Managing Partner, Starters Group
Welcome Address: Aaron Sahagun, Southwest Regional Director, FundingPost

REGISTER HERE
Summer NYC VC & Angel Conference
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sponsored by WeiserMazars, Nolcha


WHERE: La Marina, 348 Dyckman Street (on the Hudson), NY, NY 10034
WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
COST: $80

We're doing it again! Our giant Summer Venture and Angel Event on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the beautiful La Marina NYC!

FundingPost has hosted 250+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years. This is our big summer venture and angel event on the upper west side, Washington Heights area on the Hudson River. Lots of investors, entrepreneurs, food and frozen adult beverages at this beautiful waterfront location. Its right near the subway, but we will have a bus (holds 50) from midtown to take people there!

At this NYC Event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing:
How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!
We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before the panel & after the panel at the Cocktail Party!

As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the Investors will get your company description and contact info!

Register today, as this event will sell-out and is limited!

Additionally, there will be an Optional Pitching Workshop Lunch from 11am-1pm. The cost to participate will be $355. This Lunch Workshop includes the $80 ticket to the event. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise 2 minute elevator pitch giving the important information that investors NEED to hear to make an educated decision on your company! Then you get to give your new Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There are Only 15 spaces in the Workshop.

Speakers for the Thursday, August 7, 2014, Event will include:
Moderator: Kevin Pianko, WeiserMazars
VC & Angel Speakers TBA

REGISTER HERE
Houston Investor Roundtable
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sponsored by Plan Ahead Events - The Woodlands, CoAdvantage


WHERE: The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
1400 Woodloch Forest Dr #300 , The Woodlands, TX 77380
WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:00 - 5:30pm
COST: $45

Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Houston? Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on Thursday afternoon, June 5th, 2014 at 2pm. FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years.

At our Houston Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists during the cocktail party!

The first 30 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to pitch their business idea in 1 minute or less in front of the investor panel and receive feedback as a group from the panel.

Along with the pitch competition, there is an educational and networking component to the event. All attendees will be gaining an understanding of what investors are looking for in the Houston market and what our entrepreneurs are building. All attendees will be able to market themselves (including their products and/or services) throughout the event through networking with one another.

Speakers for the Thursday, June 5, 2014, Event will include:
Investor Speakers TBA!

REGISTER HERE
DC VC & Angel Event
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen, WeiserMazars


WHERE: Bingham McCutchen
2020 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-1806
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2-6pm
COST: $50

Details and speakers TBA shortly! In the mean time, take advantage of the super-early-bird rate!

Speakers for the Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Event will include:
Investor Speakers TBA!

REGISTER HERE
What Investors Really Want (virtual event)
Ongoing

Sponsored by FundingPost


WHERE: Conference Call, , Conference call 
WHEN: Ongoing Just Recorded! Register Now and Play Anytime
COST: $197

Investors see so many potential deals come across their desk, but only invest in a few each year. You need to have your ducks in a row and have them look their best, or you will get quickly passed over. I've been getting tons of requests over the past few months for me to review peoples executive summaries, powerpoints & pitches – With good reason too! I've seen so many that need tons of work! We are putting together a big year end virtual event to help you look your best to investors in 2013.

What makes a good pitch? What should I put in my powerpoint? What do Investors want to see?

Here's what we are including:

Pitching workshop: This is the same workshop we give around the country to entrepreneurs on making an amazing elevator pitch. We will tell you exactly what to say and what not to say in a quick elevator pitch and help you build it from the ground up to include the info that investors NEED to hear to make a decision on your company.

Powerpoint: We will have an online class on creating a killer powerpoint presentation. What to include, how to make it look great, read well and be investor-presentation-ready. We will include a template for this as well to help you get started.

Executive Summary: The first document an Investor reads. If this is good, they will want more. If not, they won't. We’ll discuss what to include, and just as important, what not to include. We will include a template for this as well to help you get started.

In each of the 3 conference calls we will be bringing in guest VC & Angel Speakers to give you advice directly from the source! We recorded these live and they are available for immediate listening.

Bonus 1: We will also include a 6 month membership on FundingPost Investor network, ($199 value) where you can upload your new executive summary, powerpoint and video elevator pitch! Already a member? We will add an additional 6 months to your account.

Bonus 2: We will also give you 2 of our best selling e-books. Normally $25 each, the 2 books are filled with interviews with over 20 Angel Groups around the country and gives a definition of the terminology they use.

The value of this three course seminar is $1000. Add in the $249 listing and books, the total package is normally $1,249. We are charging only $197 for this entire package! A $1052 discount - Yup!!

The first call was recorded on Friday, Dec 21 at 1:30pm EST. The 2 Investors for the first call are Ellen Weber of Robin Hood Angels, and Elizabeth Sigety of Delaware Crossing Investor Group. The next 2 live calls were on January 11 & 18. Our featured VCs for Jan 11 were Zack Cherry of Caerus Ventures and Skyler Fernandez of Centripetal Capital Partners! On January 18 we brought in David Freschman of Innovation Ventures who gave an in-depth look into term sheets.

Speakers for the Ongoing, Event will include:
Ellen Weber, Co-founder, Robin Hood Ventures
Elizabeth Sigety, Co-Founder, Delaware Crossing Investor Group
J. Skyler Fernandes, Partner, Centripetal Capital Partners
Zac Cherry, Managing Partner, Caerus Ventures
David Freschman, Managing Partner, Innovation Ventures
McAdory Lipscomb Jr, The CeoCoach

REGISTER HERE
Food Investing Conference
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sponsored by SocialRadius, Greenberg Traurig, Pura Vida Tequila, WeiserMazars


WHERE: The International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013
WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8am-5:30pm
COST: $385

Interested in meeting early-stage Investors in the Food Industries?

Then register for the FundingPost Food Investing Conference on Thursday, August 21, at the International Culinary Center in New York City!

FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 13 years.

If you are an Investor, Company, Service Provider, or Member of the Press in food, restaurant, food products, drinks, food tech, restaurant tech, services, consumables or packaged goods... either on the creative side, product side or the technology that supports it, such as logistics, ordering, marketing, tracking, shipping, or sales, this is a Must-Attend event!

The panels for the day:
  • Early-Stage Food and Food-Tech Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!
  • Growing your food or food-tech business: Protecting and selling your product, and positioning it for a capital raise.
  • Using CrowdFunding to raise capital for your food company
  • Keynote: Crowdfunding for food companies.

Who should attend?
* Food entrepreneurs raising capital.
* Food Investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) to meet companies and speak on our panels.
* Exhibiting Companies to demo their stuff for partners and investors.
* sponsors to moderate panels, exhibit and meet Food companies and investors.


We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, things that are most important to Investors when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, grow their business, use crowdfunding, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

Breakfast Workshop:
Additionally, ALL companies can attend the Pitching Workshop Breakfast from 8am-10am. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors NEED to hear to make an educated decision on your company!

There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before & after the panels and at the networking Lunch and Cocktail Party!

Exhibitors
There will also be several exhibitors at this event - if you have an amazing product you want to show off, you can have a exhibit booth at the event. This room will be filled with talent - Bring your best stuff! Exhibiting Companies will give a 2 Minute Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There are only 14 space left for Exhibitors.

As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the Investors will get your company description and contact info!

Speakers for the Thursday, August 21, 2014, Event will include:
Trevor Nelson, Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth
Gabriele Corcos, Chef and Host, The Cooking Channels Extra Virgin
Ray Payne, Angel Investor
Alain Bankier, Angel Investor, New York Angels
Jordan Gaspar, Principal, AccelFoods
Sam Klepfish, Innovative Food Holdings
Toan Huynh, Angel Investor, 37 Angels
Kevin McGovern, Angel Investor

REGISTER HERE
Additional 2013 VC & Angel Investor events will be announced shortly in CA, CT, NYC, IL, WI, PA, WA & AZ! In the mean time, enter your email address to be alerted as soon as we announce the dates:


Previous Venture & Angel Events

    Q- Have you not done events since Sept 14, 2010?
    A- We've done like 50 since then, but with all that running around, we haven't had time to make pretty photo sections like the below!
Chicago Venture Capital Conference
September 14, 2010

FundingPost's First Ever VC & Angel event in Chicago was sold out with over 130 attendees! There was some amazing advice from the investors - coming from a nice mix of industries from consumer products to software, Angels, VCs and Corporate VCs Such as Best Buy Capital and General Mills Ventures. The Investors and Entrepreneurs spend almost 2 hours networking at the cocktail party after the panel!

Venture & Angel Speakers for this Event:
Moderator: Ted Wern, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Michael Gruber, Founder, Cornerstone Angels
Meredith L. Schwarz, Managing Director, General Mills Ventures
Jim Schultz, Partner, Open Prairie Ventures
Andrew S. Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
Mathew Ingle, Associate, Best Buy Capital

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I want to thank you for staging yet another valuable and informative FundingPost event this past Tuesday in Chicago. Having now attended two sessions, one in New York and this one in Chicago, I am very pleased with both the quality and the depth of the information I took away.
George C. Simpson, CEO, panjovia.com

Thank you to our sponsors!

Boston Venture Capital Conference
June 24, 2009

FundingPost's latest VC & Angel event of 2009 in Boston was sold out with over 130 attendees! We had a full panel of VCs and Angels and were thrilled with the info they gave to the audience! Some VERY cool early-stage companies there too!!!

Venture & Angel Speakers for this Event:
Moderator:
Steven Browne, Partner, Bingham McCutchen, LLP
Speakers:
Rick Blume, Managing Director, Excel Medical Ventures
Andrew D. Clapp, Managing Partner, Arctaris Capital Partners, LLC
Kevin Bitterman, Principal, Polaris Venture Partners
Matt Fates, Partner, Ascent Venture Partners
Gaurav Tewari, Principal, Highland Capital Partners
Elon Boms, Founder and Managing Director, Launch Capital LLC
Michael Balmuth, General Partner, Edison Venture Fund
William F. Swiggart, Manager, Beacon Angels

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"I want to thank you very much for organizing the FundingPost events. I got more than my money's worth. The coaching before presenting to potential investors was excellent. I learned a great deal from the investor presentations and audience discussions with them. My own presentation led to many positive expressions of interest from investors.Then you add the intense networking opportunities of the reception. I don't think it gets any better. I would enthusiastically recommend FundingPost to anyone who is seeking investors."
- Cuthbert Simpkins MD, Innovative Resuscitation Technologies

"Great job, and a superb event. Effective, Professional, and Well Run!"
- Peter O'Neil, Trinet

"THANK YOU! The Boston event was the highest quality professional gathering I have been to in years. I made many meaningful connections, and I saw and heard those around me doing the same."
- Steve Rovniak, Solution Sales Consultant

"I personally attended different venture capital/angel investment conference as an educational forum as well as an opportunity to raise capital. The FundingPost format was excellent in learning about the overall angel funding/VC process and tips on how to approach and present to them. Networking with other CEOs as well as the Angel investors/VCs was an added bonus to the event. Thank you FundingPost for a great job and please keep me informed about your next event in the area"
- Anand Thummalapalli, Inkrea

"I recently attended the FundingPost event in Boston. Joe and the rest of the team did a fabulous job in organizing the event. It was a very efficient way to meet several interesting companies as well as co-investors."
- Rohit Bodas, Hartford Ventures

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Bingham McCutchen


"FundingPost’s Boston early stage VC and angels event helped me connect with the very elusive VC community – I not only made good connections, but also got a meeting with a renowned VC firm within one day of the event! Joe did a great job organizing the event and ran it extremely well to the detail. I believe that FundingPost is doing a great job of connecting entrepreneurs with investors – missionary work in my mind."
- Mangesh Wadegaonkar, Dragonfly Products Company, Inc.
Dallas Venture Capital Conference
June 4, 2009

FundingPost's latest VC & Angel event of 2009 in Dallas, TX was sold out with over 100 attendees! We also had Great coverage by the Dallas Morning News (made the front page of the Business section!) We saw a lot of optimism in the room. Even in a rough economy, the investors were still actively writing checks! Great Pitching companies, great advice from Investors.

Venture & Angel Speakers for this Event:
John Filla, Angel Investor, Houston Angel Network
John C. Adler, General Partner, Silver Creek Ventures
Dan Klein, Director, Hunt Ventures
Ben Doherty, Angel Investor

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I really appreciate you for putting on a great event. It is rare for many people to experience anything like it, and I certainly have not attended any event that gave me as close of one-on-one encounter as this. I hope you keep you up the great work you do for all of us alike, and hope you will find yourself coming back to Dallas again soon!
Aki Ishikawa, President & CEO, Ball Semiconductor, Inc.


NYC Venture Capital Conference
May 13, 2009

FundingPost's latest VC & Angel event of 2009 in NYC, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster and Yun Capital, was sold out 2 weeks early! We saw a lot of optimism in the room, on both the Entrepreneur and Investor sides - with great advice on raising capital and how to better your chances! This FundingPost event was covered in The Deal.

Lou and I had a great time meeting you, Howard and the panel. I thought your pitch workshop was very helpful and motivating. I was very impressed with the panels expertise. We learned a lot and will be attending again in the near future. All the best,
Alan Kushmakov, Founder & CEO, CheapLimoRates.com

The forum was very well organized and everything was executed to perfection. The VCs showed genuine interest in all the ideas and we were impressed that the FundingPost team was able pull in a diverse group of VCs who were interested in various sectors. There was ample time to mingle and network. All in all...the evening was very eventful and I will certainly attend other forums organized by FundingPost. You guys rocked the show!! Thanks!
The LikeBucks Team

Venture Speakers for this Event:
Moderator: Tom Devaney, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Speakers: Larry Chaityn, President, Keiretsu Forum NY
Owen Davis, Managing Director, NYC Seed
Matt Turck, Principal, Bloomberg Ventures
Charlie Federman, Angel Investor, Crossbar Capital
Kyle Harris, Managing Director, Liquidity Works, Inc.
Amish Jani, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
Steve Barsh, Partner, DreamIt Ventures LLC

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Morrison & Foerster
Yun Capital
Philadelphia, PA
Venture Capital & Angel Investor Conference
March 25, 2009

FundingPost had over 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors at our sold-out event in Philadelphia, PA! The panels of Venture Capitalists, and Angel Groups came down from NY to meet some out-of-town companies and discuss the best ways to grow your business and raise capital during these tough fundraising times. The investors then spent time meeting the entrepreneurs in the audience, exchanging business cards.

VC & Angel Speakers for this Event:
Larry Chaityn, President, Keiretsu Forum NY
Howard Morgan, Partner, First Round Capital
Jeanne Sullivan, Partner, Starvest Partners
John Ason, Angel Investor
Christian Mayaud, Managing Director, The Verticom Group
Jung Yun, President and CEO, Global Media Fund / Yun Capital
James B. Lockhart, Vice President, Greenhill SAVP
FundingPost Venture Capital Showcase in Silicon valley, CA on March 26, 2008
Just wanted to thank you and the Funding Post team for putting on an outstanding Venture Capital forum in Philadelphia, PA. Your professional consultation on how to pitch VC's, Angels and Private Equity investors was "right on the money." What really impressed me was the fact that you took the time to provide one on one direction on the best investor pitch approach. I would advise any entrepreneur seeking capital to attend this event anywhere in the United States. Thank you so much as I am already getting a positive responses from investors.
- Frank Parks-President, Future Investor Clubs of America, Inc.

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Silicon Valley, California
Venture Capital & Angel Investor Event
March 5, 2009

FundingPost is thrilled to have had over 170 Entrepreneurs and Investors at our sold-out event in Palo Alto, CA! The 2 panels of Venture Capitalists, and 4 Local Angel Groups discussed the best ways to grow your business and raise capital during these tough fundraising times. The investors then spent time meeting the entrepreneurs in the audience, exchanging business cards.

VC & Angel Speakers for this Event:
Venture Capital Panel
Matthew Denesuk, PH.D., Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group
Richard Yen, Director, SABAN Ventures
Raman Khanna, General Partner, ONSET Ventures
Lars Leckie, Principal, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Arati Prabhakar, General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
Fred Aslan, M.D., Vice President, Venrock

Angel Investor Panel
Mohammed Alzubi, Angel Investor, Sand Hill Angels
Jan Jannink, Angel Investor, Band of Angels
Brad Peery, Angel Investor, Keiretsu Forum
Ed Esber, Co-Managing Partner, The Halo Fund

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New York Venture Capital & Angel Investor Showcase - Feb 11, 2009
The NY Venture Capital and Angel Investor Showcase was FundingPost's largest event in 8 years, with over 450 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in attendance! This cocktail party and networking event featured 27 VC Funds and Angel Groups exhibiting their funds and meeting new entrepreuers.

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"The New York FundingPost event at Credit Suisse was outstanding. We were able to meet with many companies in the space of three hours and have already arranged follow-up meetings with several of them. We look forward to the next event."
- David Stahl, General Partner, OmniCapital Group

"A really well-run event in a great venue, with lots of investors and plenty of entrepreneurs to go around. I look forward to attending again!"
- Ellen Sandles Executive Director, Tri-State Private Investors

"The event was a whirlwind; the passion & energy generated in the room from the entrepreneurs made for an exciting & memorable experience. We look forward to future events."
- Matt Bieber, ORIGINATE Ventures

"Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to exhibit at yesterday's NYC Venture Capital Showcase. It was a great venue for efficiently connecting with early-stage ventures. We met lots of entrepreneurs with promising ideas. I'm sure we will be inviting some of the entrepreneurs we met to present at The Angel Guild. Thanks again."
-Manny Ratafia, Angel Investor, The Connecticut Angel Guild

"Nice job on the Venture Capital Showcase! It gave us a unique opportunity to meet a lot of entrepreneurs in a short period of time. There are several companies we will be following up with. Thanks for inviting us and we look forward to the next FundingPost event!"
Steve Brotman, Greenhill SAVP

"Thank you for organizing. It was a great event. I was able to meet a lot of investors as well as other startup CEOs. I thought the individuals sitting on the investor side of the table were very gracious, patient and helpful with feedback considering the barrage of pitches they must of heard throughout the night. Great job."
-John Boyd, MeetingWave.com

"Your event allowed me to get to the point quickly — no need for small talk. The investor had limited time and was eager to hear a "60 second Opportunity Pitch" They retorted with an initial gut reaction with varying positive degrees of interest... It was "focused & intense"— A nice formula for both Investors and Entrepreneurs."
-Bill Teitelbaum, One Minute Media, LLC

Participating Funds:
Stonehenge Growth Capital
Tri-State Private Investors
Global Media Fund
Genacast Ventures
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Innovation Ventures
ETF Venture Funds
Originate Ventures
Edison Venture Fund
Rudyard Partners
Connecticut Innovations
DFJ Gotham Ventures
The Verticom Group
NYC Investment Fund
WFD Ventures
Milestone Venture Partners
Intel Capital
New York Angels
Golden Seeds
OmniCapital Group
Argentum Group
iNovia Capital
First Round Capital
Greenhill SAVP
StarVest Partners
Jumpstart NJ Angel Network
Connecticut Angel Guild

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Credit Suisse
Shlowitz & Assocaites
Hub International
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NYC Venture Capital Event and Workshop
Sept 16, 2008

FundingPost's recently organized its latest VC & Angel event of 2008, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster! This sold-out event took place right in the middle of the financial meltdown on Wall Street. There were a lot of questions in the room by people wondering how this financial downturn would affect their businesses, and more specifically, their ability to raise capital. This became our lead discussion point during the panel where the 7 Investors discussed how this crisis would affect their investment strategy. You can watch those 15 minutes in the videos here.

"I attended your recent VC panel in NYC. I think you are providing a vital service, both to Entrepreneurs and Investors. Your panels helped me discern what is really on the minds of investors, and what is necessary if you expect to get funded, not to mention a way to meet potential funders in a context where their immediate goals and interests were clear. It really takes the mystery and the stress out of the Venture world. I would recommend anyone starting a new company come and participate. Thanks again for putting these together!"
Andrew Personette, EcoSystems

Venture Speakers for this Event:
Moderator: John Hempill, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Sita Vasan, Senior Manager, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital
Morgan Rodd, Jr., Co-Managing Partner, ArrowPath Venture Partners
Ryan Ziegler, Investment Manager, Edison Venture Fund
Habib Kairouz, Managing Partner, Rho Ventures
Don Sussis, Angel Investor
Robert A. Spira, Chariman, Chapman, Spira & Carson
John Ason, Angel Investor

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Morrison & Foerster
Philadelphia VC & Angel Investor Showcase
May 7, 2008

FundingPost's VC and Angel Investor showcase, sponsored by Wolf Block was a huge success! This sold-out event featured 19 VC Funds and Angel Groups, and over 175 entrepreneurs who got to meet them. You can watch a 5 minute highlight clip here.



"Joe, thank you for having me. It was quite an event with a terrific turn out. Looking forward to many more!" - Matt Bieber, ORIGINATE Ventures

Participating Funds:
MentorTech Ventures
Robin Hood Ventures
First Round Capital
ETF Venture Funds
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
NextStage Capital
Edison Venture Fund
Osage Ventures
Liberty Venture Partners
NewSpring Capital
Innovation Ventures
Smith Defieux Capital Partners
Cross Atlantic Capital Partners
Emerald Stage2 Ventures
ARKequity
Originate Ventures
Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds
OmniCapital Group
Delaware Crossing Investor Group

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Wolf Block
NYC Venture Capital Event and Workshop - March 4, 2008
FundingPost's hosted its 1st VC & Angel event of 2008, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster! This sold-out event was a huge success! We had 6 Venture Firms speaking about the types of companies they like to invest in and How to reach them. Additionally, that day we hosted a Pitching Workshop where 15 entrepreneurs got a chance to hone down their elevator pitch to a clear and concise message. The entrepreneurs then got to give their pitch to the panel! The event was followed by a networking time where the entrepreneurs got to introduce themselves to the Investors.

"The information provided by the panelists was both candid and insightful. The combination of the information delivered and networking with others who are also at the earliest stage of their company's development was invaluable."
Jim Cecere, Marc Funds

Venture Speakers for this Event:
Moderator: John Hempill, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Warren Haber, Jr., Managing Partner, Crossbar Capital
Maneesh Sagar, Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Neal Fryett, Vice President, IgniteIP
Jeanne Sullivan, Partner, StarVest Partners
Steve Brotman, Managing Director, Greenhill SAVP
John Elton, Partner, iNovia Capital


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Morrison & Foerster
Early-Stage Venture Capital & Angel Investor Event in Sedona, AZ on December 6, 2007
FundingPost's hosted its 1st ever Sedona, Arizona early-stage VC & Angel event, sponsored by the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa! This sold-out event was a huge success! We had 4 Angel Investors and Venture Firms speaking about the types of companies they like to invest in and How to reach them. Additionally, that day we hosted a Pitching Workshop where entrepreneurs got a chance to hone down their elevator pitch to a clear and concise message. The entrepreneurs then got to give their pitch to the panel! The event was followed by a cocktail party where the entrepreneurs got to sit down and chat in a relaxed setting with the Investors.

Venture Speakers for this Event:
Rob Moss, General Partner, Kingdom Venture Partners
John Mascarenas, Intel Capital
Dwaine Canova, Angel Investor, Chairman of Capital Consortium
W. Jay Lovelace, Principal, WJL Investments


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Early-Stage Venture Capital & Angel Investor Breakfast Event in Raleigh, North Carolina on
November 14, 2007

FundingPost's hosted its 1st ever North Carolina early-stage VC & Angel event in Raleigh, North Carolina. This sold-out event was a huge success! It was a nice mix of Investors on the panel, ranging from older, well established funds such as Pappas Ventures, to Newer Funds like Southern Capitol Ventures. We also go the perspective of 2 Angel Investors that morning. It was interesting to hear their perspective on subjects like Valuation, Terms, and how to impress and follow-up with an Investor. It was also interesting to note that all of them were actively seeking new deals, which is a reflection of the capital seeking landscape in NC.

Venture Speakers for this Event:
Jason Caplain, General Partner, Southern Capitol Ventures
Arthur Klausner, Partner, Pappas Ventures
Steve Nelson, Managing Director & Partner, Wakefield Group
Michael Carr, Angel Investor, Inception Micro Angel Fund
Lee Heinrich, CEO and President, Ashoken Assets, Inc.


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Early-Stage Venture Breakfast Event in NYC: May 23, 2007
FundingPost's early-stage VC event sponsored by Morrison & Foerster was a success! Not only did we once again confirm that the investors have capital and are eager to invest, BUT that there are new funds being raised right now! There is also a shift in these VCs to start considering more early-stage deals to "fill the gap" between Angel Investments and larger funds. Though the early-stage comapnies that get these VC dollars still need to show momentum. We also had 2 companies give PPT presentations to the Investors.

Venture Speakers for this VC Event:
Michael Biggee, Vice President, Trident Capital
Warren Haber, Managing Partner, Crossbar Capital
Maneesh Sagar, Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Jung Yun, Senior Vice President, Global Media Fund
Christian Mayaud,Founder, The Verticom Group
Moderator: John Hempill, Partner, Morrison & Foerster


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Thank you to our sponsors: Morrison & Foerster

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Early-Stage Venture Breakfast Series:
January - February 2007

In Q1 2007 FundingPost put organized 5 sold-out Venture Capital events in Miami, Tampa, NYC, Seattle and Silicon Valley. The events were filled with great information from the investors, pitching companies & networking. In addition to giving their outlook into what the investing landscape will look like in 2007, the investors gave advice on how to reach Investors, what to say when you speak to them, what to bring and prepare for your presentation, and what Not to say. The investors gave examples of companies they invested in and told the audience exactly what kinds of companies they are looking for now!

After the panel discussions, all of the entrepreneurs in the room got a chance to meet & network with the Investors! We also had a few companies give presentations at each of the cities to the Investors. The Pitches were well received by the investors and many of them were used as examples during the panel!

One thing we heard over and over again was that there is a lot of money sitting on the sidelines and the investors are looking to put it to work. FundingPost has already heard of several success stories coming out of our events in the past few months, and it looks like 2007 will be a great year for raising capital.

Venture Speakers for the Events:
Silicon Valley, CA - February 8, 2007
Igor Sill, Mng. Director & Co-founder, Geneva Venture Management
Bruce Cleveland, Partner, InterWest Partners
Larry Kubal, Partner, Labrador Ventures
Ho Nam, General Partner & Co-founder, Altos Ventures
Neil Weintraut, General Partner & Co-founder, Palo Alto Venture Partners
Prashant Shah, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Sookja Han-You, Managing Director, Korea Technology Investment Corp
Moderator: Peter Cohn, Partner, Orrick

Seattle, WA - February 7, 2007
Susan Sigl, General Partner, SeaPoint Ventures
Michael Butler, Chairman & CEO, Cascadia Capital, LLC
Gary Ritner, Founder, Puget Sound Venture Club (Private Investor Network)
Dennis P. Weston, Senior Managing Director, Fluke Venture Partners
Martin A. Stever, Principal, Pacific West Land, LLC
Moderator: Alan C. Smith, Partner, Orrick

New York, NY - Jan 31, 2007
Irvin Barash, President, Vencon Management, Inc.
Vishal Savani, Affiliate Partner, Jina Ventures, Inc
Morgan Rodd, Managing Partner, Arrowpath Venture Capital
Marc A. Cole, Partner, Hamilton Investment Partners
Sita Vasan, Sr. Manager, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital
Todd Pietri, General Partner, Milestone Venture Partners
Moderator: Lisa A. Weiss, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Tampa & Miami, FL - Jan 25,26, 2007
Matthew Cole, Partner, North Bay Equity Partners
Donald T Carson, Principal, Sentient Ventures
Gary Truitt, CDS International Holdings
John Craven, Partner, Ark Royal Capital
Matthew W. Shaw, Managing Director, Crossbow Ventures
Moderator: Harvey Goldman , Partner, Holland & Knight
Moderator: Louis Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight

FundingPost would like to thank the Sponsors & Speakers of this event series:
orrick
Holland+Knight
Morrison & Foerster
the city of menlo park
ark royal capital
crossbow ventures
northbay equity partners
cdsi
sentient ventures
seapoint ventures
cascadia capital
puget sound venture club
fluke ventures













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"Joe, I just thought I would drop you this short note thanking you for including me on the most recent FundingPost conference in Menlo Park. I must admit, having participated in numerous VC panels that this one proved refreshingly productive. You and your associates did a magnificent job in efficiently presenting some very high quality entrepreneurs and their respective businesses. Very impressive and very well done. Please do keep me posted on upcoming events."
--Igor Sill, Geneva Venture Partners


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Feedback from the event:
"To find investment, the entrepreneur must navigate through a sea of uncertainly. Investment can be elusive, and finding it can seem daunting. Fundingpost.com can help to make the process lucid and tangible. Take my word -- Run, do not walk, to the nearest Fundingpost.com event. There, active venture capitalists will discuss what they are investing in, describe how they like to be pitched, and outline the do's and don'ts of courting investment. It does not matter whether you are a newcomer to the process, or a seasoned entrepreneur, if you are seeking funds to take your business to the next level, you can't afford NOT to attend a one of these events."
--Steve Rosenfarb, Managing Partner, Blackrocket, L.C.

"Very informative presentation! A must for all that are interested in learning more about Venture Capital. Relationships make all the difference."
--Dr. Corwin P. Littell II, Owner and Founder, Ready Made Disposable Baby Bottles

"This conference was quite helpful. I particularly benefited from the Q&A after the panelists spoke. Some of the highlights were knowing how to find the help of CFOs familiar with start ups, knowing what angel investors were looking for in an owner, and understanding how angel investors differed from VC's. All in all, it was time and money well spent."
--Peggy Kirkendall



FundingPost's first Perfect Venture Conference was a Huge Success!! We had 20 outstanding technology companies from around the country come to Downtown NYC and pitch for 2 1/2 days to over 50 Early-Stage Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors! Every Company walked away with follow-up meetings with the Investors!

"The contacts and potential partners we have made as a direct result of FundingPost's conference were invaluable. As a result of our conversations with the participating companies, we have developed critical relationships with lead members of several potential channel partners that will come alongside us to launch our business commercially. In addition, we have become a more attractive funding target for both institutional and angel money as a direct result of this conference. We have further solidified our go-to-market strategy as a result of the conference and other conversations we have had with participants. Again you guys, I can't thank you enough. I would have paid $15K if I knew that this is what I would have gotten out of it!"
- Mark Feanny, Reztrak

"For our company, we looked at the Perfect Venture Conference as an educational forum as well as an opportunity to raise capital. The panel format was invaluable in learning about the overall VC process and tips on how to fine tune our pitch and presentation. Networking with other CEOs as well as the VCs was an added bonus that provided a wealth of good advice and importantly, interest in our company. Thank you FundingPost for a terrific forum, especially for a company that is new to the VC process."
- David Wickersham, Progressive Pipeline Management

"The event gave us so many opportunities to practice our pitches and to meet these elusive but clearly “perfect” Venture Capital Groups, we could not have asked for more! The lessons we learned, the advice and the referrals we took away with us, and the truly supportive attendees and sponsors made the event a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us -- and we’re committed to making the best of every bit of it to obtain the financing we need for Senscient ASAP! From the many conversations with our targeted investment groups, I was able to get 9 solid referrals for introductions and potential follow-up meetings over the next few weeks. Two of the conversations led to very significant private meetings right there during the conference."
- Jean Berthold, Senscient, Ltd.


We want to thank our Sponsors: Merrill Lynch, Morrison & Foerster, and PPS for Healthcare for making this event Possible!

We also want to thank our Investor Speakers for giving their time, knowledge and consideration to our presenting companies:
Todd Roberts, Principal, Aegis Capital Group; Bill Gust, Managing General Partner - Baltimore, Anthem Capital Management; Jack Bloom, Angel Investor, Apex Capital Corporation; Morgan Rodd, Managing Partner, Arrowpath Venture Capital; Charles Crockett, Founding partner, Ascend Ventures; Kara Nortman, Senior Associate, Battery Ventures; Charlie Federman, Managing Director, BRM Capital; Warren Lee, Principal, Canaan Partners; Bob Welch, CEO, Coast Ventures, LLC; Jonathan Silver, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners; Richard Fox, Managing Director, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners; Elizabeth Sigety, Assistant Director and Co-Founder, Delaware Crossing Investor Group; Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director, Eastern Technology Fund; Marsh Marshall, Managing Director, Ecentury Capital Partners; Anthony Buffa, Managing Partner, Endeavor Capital; Don Rose, President, Global Media Fund; Joseph Zell, General Partner, Grotech Capital Group; Michael Greeley, General Partner, IDG Ventures; Adam Farber, COO, IDT Ventures; Ken Rind, Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Capital Fund; Jeff Davison, General Partner, Inflection Point Ventures; Chris Starr, Managing Director & VP of Investments, Innovation Philadelphia; Sita Vasan, Senior Manager, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital; Scott Kehoe, Managing Principal, Inverness Capital Partners; Sookja Han-You, Managing Director, Korean Technology Investment Group; Randy Domolky, Managing Director, Liquid Capital Group; John Patberg, Program Chairman, LORE Associates; Daniel Flatley, General Partner, Masthead Venture Partners; Richard Dumler, General Partner, Milestone Venture Partners; Dan Borok, Senior Associate, Millennium Technology Ventures, LP; Bob Gailus, Angel Investor, New York Angels; Howard Morgan, Angel Investor, New York Angels; Philip Deutch, Managing Partner, NGP Energy Technology Partners; Brett Topche, Associate, NJTC Venture Fund; Joe Falkstein, General Partner, NJTC Venture Fund; Robert Wilson, Principal Owner, North Sea Ventures; Matthew Gorin, Partner, Oncore Capital; Darren Wallis, Managing Partner, Osage Venture Partners; Habib Kairouz, Managing Partner, Rho Capital Partners ; Lou Mazzucchelli, Venture Partner, Ridgewood Capital; Jeff Allen, Managing Director, Rocket Ventures; Ramana Jampala, Partner, SAS Investors; Salvatore Gaglio, Angel Investor, Sceata Technology Group; Elad Yoran, CEO and Founder, Security Growth Partners; Alfred Puchala, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Signal Equity Partners; Hugh Cullman, Principal, Silicon Alley Venture Partners; Jordan Levy, Partner, Softbank Capital; Chip Purrington, Managing Partner, Startup Massachusetts; Jeanne Sullivan, Partner, StarVest Partners; Sid Mohasseb, Member, Tech Coast Angels & Venture Farm; Christian Mayaud, Founder, The Verticom Group; Ellen Sandles, President, TriState Investors; Don More, Partner, Updata Capital; Connor Mullett, co-founder and General Partner, Updata Partners; Irvin Barash, President, Vencon Management, Inc.; Michael Hennessy, Principal, Wasatch Venture Capital;

Click Here for more information on the "Perfect Venture Conference."

"I participated as a panelist for a FundingPost conference in April of 2006, and was impressed with the caliber of early-stage companies represented at this event, and we are following up with several of these opportunities that are particularly relevant to our investment strategy and industry focus."
- Anthony Buffa, Endeavor Capital Management
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Pitching Workshops: February - April 2005
In Q1 2005 FundingPost put together 11 sold-out Pitching workshops in NYC, Phili, DC, Miami, Tampa, Seattle and Silicon Valley. The workshops covered exactly how to give a good pitch to investors. Very often entrepreneurs have their few minutes to impress an investor and they don't succeed - and it's usually not because they don't have a great business, it's because they don't know how to tell a great story!

This event series had 63 VCs and Angel Investors discussing what to say, how to say it, and what order to say it in - They also covered what not to say.

After the panel discussions, every entrepreneur in the room got their chance to take what they have learned and give their pitch! After adding up the feedback from the investors on each pitch, we found that over 55% of the companies that pitched had requests for more information from at least one of the investors they pitched to!! In NYC, that number was around 70%!

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Venture Speakers for the Events:
NY, NY - February 7, 2005
Moderator: Ellen Corenswet, Partner, Covington & Burling
Kevin Ambrosini, Associate, Dolphin Equity Partners
Habib Kairouz, Managing Partner, Rho Ventures
Venetia Kontogouris, Managing Director, Trident Capital
Hugh Cullman, Business Development Principal, SAVP
Scott Kurnit, Angel Investor, NY Angels (founder About.com)
Saul Richter, General Partner, Starling Ventures

Moderator: Carolyn Taylor, Partner, Covington & Burling
Conor Mullett, General Partner, Updata Partners
David S. Rose, Angel Investor, New York Angels
Chip Meakem, Principal, DFJ Gotham Ventures
David Stoffel, Associate, Radius Ventures
Shayne Veramallay, Associate, NJTC Venture Fund
Charles Crockett, Founding Partner, Ascend Venture Group

Philadelphia, PA - February 16, 2005
Moderator: Jay Coogan, Partner, Wolf Block
David J. Reuter, Vice President, LLR Partners Inc.
Doug Petillo, Principal, Edison Venture Fund
Ellen Sandles, Exec. Director, Tri-State Private Investors Network
Philip Eliot, Vice President, Core Capital Partners
Sidney Williams, Angel Investor
Guy Winters, Partner & Gen. Counsel, PA Early Stage
Laura Lukaczyk, Founder & General Partner, Avansis Ventures

Moderator: David Gitlin, Chair Corporate/Securities, Wolf Block
Scott Nissenbaum, Partner, PA Early Stage Partners
Lior E. Yahalomi, Managing Director, BDY Ventures
Eric Janszen, Entrepreneur in Residence, Trident Capital
Sandy Roskes, Investment Mgr, Portview Communications Partners
Wayne D. Kimmel, Managing Director, Eastern Technology Fund
Rusty Griffith, Principal, Walker Ventures (and Maryland Angels)
Joseph R. Zell, General Partner, Grotech Capital Group

Silicon Valley, CA - March 15, 2005
Moderator: Scott Blickenstaff, Partner, Orrick
Brian Ascher, Senior Principal, Venrock Associates
David Adams, Managing Director, Rocket Ventures
Robert C. Marshall, Managing Director, Selby Venture Partners
Alex Osadzinski, Venture Partner, Trinity Ventures
Kai Tse, Principal, GKM Ventures
Alexander J. Rhea, Founding General Partner, Pyramid Technology Ventures
Peter Wolken, Special Limited Partner, Diamondhead Ventures
Bret Wilbur, Regional Sales Consultant, Trinet
Mickie Winkler, Mayor of the City of Menlo Park

Moderator: Peter Cohn, Partner, Orrick
Ho Nam, General Partner & Co-Founder, Altos Ventures
John Hall, Managing Director, Horizon Ventures
Ray Rothrock, Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates
Praveen Gupta, Executive Director, CDIB Ventures
Laura Brege, Partner, Red Rock Ventures
Brendan Richardson, Partner, Vision Capital
Nicholas Jellins, Council Member, City of Menlo Park

Seattle, WA - March 17, 2005
Moderator: Vincent A. Ricci, Associate, Corporate, Orrick
Melissa Widner, General Partner, Seapoint Ventures
Russ Aldrich, Managing Director, Guide Ventures
Kevin Cable, EVP, Cascadia Capital
Aaron Coe, Alliance of Angels

Tampa, FL - March 22, 2005
Moderator: Louis Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight
John McCarty, Associate, Peachtree Equity Partners
Tate A. Garrett, Senior VP, Advantage Capital
Al Rossiter, Angel Investor

Miami, FL - March 23, 2005
Moderator: Harvey Goldman , Partner, Holland & Knight
John McCarty, Associate, Peachtree Equity Partners
Peter Hairston, President, New World Angels
Matthew E. Cole, Partner, North Bay Equity Partners
Michael Greeley, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures

Washington, DC - April 21, 2005
Moderator: Tony Ricciardella, Partner, Grant Thornton
Ed Spiva, General Partner, Anthem Capital Management
Randy Domolky, Managing Director, Liquid Capital Group
Brian J. Giblin, Business Dev Manager, Edison Venture Fund
Jonathan Silver, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
Laura L. Lukaczyk, Founder & Managing General Partner, Avansis Ventures
John Kim, Principal, HIG Ventures
Joe Hoffman, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Moderator: Jay Schifferli, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Rusty Griffith, Principal, Walker Ventures (and Maryland Angels)
Will Thierbach, Senior Associate, The Grosvenor Funds
Kim Cooke, Founder & Managing Director, Blue Water Capital
Robert Rosenbaum, Partner, Nobska Ventures
Sandy Roskes, Investment Mgr, Portview Communications Partners
Eric Janszen, Entrepreneur in Residence, Trident Capital

Some insight from the event:
There are basic key points to say during a pitch, including, who you are, what you do, your competition, how much you are raising, and, of course the value proposition to the investor! Learn exactly what to say, and how to say it in the short time you have with an investor when you first meet one!

Tell your story 'differently' to investors as opposed to everyone else -

Investors have pitching 'pet peeves' - Learn what they are and be sure to avoid them!!

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Feedback from the event:
Your FundingPost pitching event was highly valuable. It exceeded not only my expectations but my highest hopes, as well. After 30 years of pitching, I thought I knew it all, but based on the pointers provided by your panel of experts, I revised my intended pitch to them on the fly, twice! As a result, three of the panel members invited us to meet with them further. Since the session, we have revised our Executive Summary and underlying Business Plan in line with what we learned there. The substance of our plan hasn't changed, but the way it's pitched has been dramatically sharpened. Thank you!
-Tom Billings, Chairman, Assurant Software

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