3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE Main Event: Finding Angels to Look After You
Start: 11/04/2010 - 7:01 am
End: 11/04/2010- 9:30 am

Contact: Laura Weigant
Email: [email protected]

Location: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304


Finding Angels to Look After You

Angels are the optimistic financiers who give many startups their crucial early infusions of cash, and are often the logical next stop for investment capital, after your own savings and those of your friends and family.

Unlike VCs, angels invest small amounts of their own money - as little as $10,000 and usually less than $1 million - in very young companies. But like all investors, many angels have been drenched with losses during the recent stock market gyrations. That has left them skittish, investing in fewer technology start-ups and demanding more of those they do consider, leaving founders struggling to find money at the stage they need it most.

However, there are still active angels out there! As many angels are quite low profile, or even secretive, the problems for many aspiring entrepreneurs are: how do I find angels that might be interested in my startups, how do I find out if they are still actively investing, how do I approach them, and what do they want to see from me so they will invest?

To find the answers to these questions, and more, come join our panel of committed, enthusiastic angels, as they explore the best ways to get angels on your side and on you team.

The Panel:

• Ron Weissman, Member, Band of Angels and Venture Partner, Apax Partners
• Sean Aggarwal, Member, Sand Hill Angels


Moderator: TBD

When: Thursday, November 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: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Pre-Registered Rates (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49

Pre-registration closes at 9 PM the night before the event.

Walk-In Rates: Add $10.00 to the listed price

To reserve an Exhibit Table, please 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 Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, www.cooley.com.

Speaker Bios:

Ron Weissman, Member, Band of Angels and Venture Partner, Apax Partners
Ron Weissman is a member of Band of Angels and a Venture Partner with Apax Partners where he joined the firm in 2000. Weissman has more than twenty-five years of experience in high technology operations and marketing.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, he was Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Marketing for Verity, a global leader in corporate information retrieval software. During his tenure, Verity's executive team was awarded the large company turnaround of the year (1999) by the Turnaround Management Association and the company saw its market capitalization grow from under $50 million to more than $1.5 billion, and was listed two years running among the top ten technology stocks by the New York Times.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Fulbright Scholar, he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Sean Aggarwal, Member, Sand Hill Angels
Sean Aggarwal has twenty years of experience as a finance executive, including ten years in the eCommerce space. He is currently vice-president of finance at eBay. At eBay, he has been involved with expansion into new markets in Europe and Asia, M&A activity, pricing strategy and launch of new products.Prior to eBay, Sean worked at Amazon.com. He joined Amazon in the early stage of its growth and was part of the management team that took Amazon?s US business from a few hundred million to $4 billion in sales. He was involved with acquisitions, joint ventures and the launch of six new product lines.Sean started his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York. Following that, he spent several years in strategy and finance at PepsiCo. He was the founder and CEO of an enterprise software start-up. Sean earned an MBA from Northwestern University.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/main-event-finding-angels-look-after-you

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