1117 California Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE Funding Pitch Workshop, guest David Aslin, Nexit Ventures

Start: 09/09/2008 - 5:30pm
End: 09/09/2008 - 8:30pm
Contact Info:
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: David Aslin, Venture Partner, Nexit Ventures (see below for bio)

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres)
SVASE Members - $25; Non-SVASE members - $49

Where: 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 exclusively for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding.

David Aslin, Venture Partner Nexit Ventures

David Aslin is a venture advisor, entrepreneur and investor with emerging companies in materials,cleantech and wireless devices; he has helped create or co-found several cleantech startups in the Bay Area, including Lumiette and Fruition Sciences. He divides his time between these and working with the team at Nexit Ventures as a Venture Partner, focused on the intersection of ireless and mobility with cleantech. Previously he was a Partner at global VC firm 3i, where he created and led the west coast early stage practice, leading 8 investments including Bitfone(acquired by HP), Triage Wireless and Nanostellar, where he continues to serve as an independent board member. During his operating career David created and built successful technology businesses as a GM at major corporations (Life Science International plc, Hewlett
Packard (now Agilent) and Applied Biosystems) and as CEO/COO of 2 private companies.

He has served on boards of many public and private companies and holds an MS in Chemistry from Imperial College, London; BS in Chemistry and Electronics; and business qualifications from top European business schools: London, Warwick and INSEAD.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/752

Added by svaseinfo on August 2, 2008