950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE MAIN EVENT - Attracting Venture Capital in a Down Market

Start: 12/04/2008 - 6:00pm
End: 12/04/2008 - 8:30pm
Contact Info: Laura Weigant
Email: [email protected]


Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

While exits in the form of IPOs have been non-existent in recent months, and the number of startup acquisitions has slowed considerably, the effects of the current economic climate are only now beginning to impact the market for seed & early stage venture capital.

Basically, at least in the short term, the cost of capital is going up. Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital, recently remarked that “In market downturns, frugality is not only a virtue, it could also make the difference between survival and failure”. Aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs alike need to understand what this means to them, in an environment where “differentiation will likely be defined not by aggressive, (capital driven growth), but rather by adaptability”.

To help understand what this means to you, come meet with and hear leading venture investors in a lively exchange, when they explore trends and provide insights on the following critical questions:
·How can already funded startups not only survive but thrive, in this market?
·What do new startups need to look like to attract venture funding?
·What does this mean for valuations?
·What does this mean for exit options?
·What does this mean to the already shifting venture capital community?
·What does this mean for Silicon Valley – will it still be the world center of entrepreneurship & venture capital in the next decade?

The Panel:

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Thursday, December 4
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

To reserve an Exhibit Table:
Contact [email protected], $350 Members, $850 Non-members
(Includes exhibit table, 2 tickets to the event and 1 year corporate membership).

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

This event is co-sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, www.wsgr.com/

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1823

Added by svaseinfo on October 31, 2008