SVASE Event: 'Funding Pitch Workshop With George Zachary, Charles Rivers Ventures'
Event: 'Funding Pitch Workshop With George Zachary, Charles Rivers Ventures'
Date: Monday, June 11, 2007 At 05:30
Duration: 3 Hours
Location: Wilmer Hale, 1117 California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 Contact: Chris Gill, President SVASE Email: [email protected]
You might have killer technology, a can’t miss value proposition for customers plus a team with demonstrable experience and execution skills, but if you can’t get your business fundamentals across to potential investors clearly and concisely you’ll fall at the first hurdle of the funding race.
Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding.
“The VC Pitch Workshop was peppered with practical advice that I've been putting into practice since attending. In particular, walking through the 10 slide deck and understanding all of the opportunities to provide evidence to back up the business assumptions has changed my approach to writing a compelling presentation.” Mike McGrath, CEO, Yosho
The vast majority of startups never get the opportunity to pitch their idea to potential investors, so when you do get the chance you shouldn’t throw it away by talking about the wrong things. So if you’ve not successfully raised venture capital before, attending this workshop is a must, to give you critical insights into what information VCs and Angels are looking for, and how they want it presented.
Topics covered in this interactive workshop include:
• Is my idea/business fundable?
• The successful funding flow – from idea to A round
• The Top 10 Funding Pitch mistakes to avoid!
• What VCs and Angels look for from a Funding Pitch
• Creating the Killer Funding Pitch for YOUR startup
Guest VC: George Zachary, Charles Rivers Ventures - see below for biography.
PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres)
SVASE Members - $25; Non-SVASE members - $49
Location: Wilmer Hale, 1117 California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304
This event is co-sponsored by Wilmer Hale, www.wilmerhale.com
Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding. If you do not fit this profile then please do not register, to avoid disappointment.
Bio - George Zachary
George Zachary joined Charles River Ventures in 2004. He brings more than 17 years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer technology. George's focus is on building great services and software technology companies. George led CRV's investments in Areae, Geni.com, GoTV, Skyrider, and is on each company's board of directors.
Previously, he was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV). His directorships included: Accrue Software (Nasdaq:ACRU), Andale, Critical Path (Nasdaq: CPTH), Ovation Entertainment, Sandcastle (acquired by Adobe, Nasdaq:ADBE), Securify (acquired by Kroll-O'Gara, Nasdaq: KROG), Shutterfly, Supertracks (acquired by Centerspan) and Telebot (acquired by Z-Tel, Nasdaq: ZTEL).
Prior to MDV, George led the Nintendo 64 development business at Silicon Graphics, managed sales and marketing for virtual reality pioneer VPL Research, and served as a product marketeer at CATS Software. He is a board advisor at the MIT Sloan School of Business and Stanford BASES. He is also an advisor to X PRIZE. George earned a joint BS from MIT and MIT Sloan School of Business.
Added by svaseinfo on May 26, 2007