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Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion with Shasta Ventures and Band of Angels

DATE

Thursday, Feb.6th

TIME

6:00 – 9:00 pm

LOCATION

Founders Floor, San Jose View on Google Maps

Pitch your startup to

Kenn So (Shasta Ventures)

& Ron Burns (Band of Angels)

 

Kenn So
Shasta Ventures

Ron Burns

Band of Angels

Don’t miss out on learning valuable information from these Silicon Valley investors at our latest pitch event!

Pitch and network at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion with Kenn So of Shasta Ventures and Ron Burns of Band of Angels.

Have the opportunity to pitch your startup to Kenn So, an investor at Shasta Ventures which has over $1 Billion under management.  Shasta Ventures invests in the Seed and Series A stages, and has invested in many well known companies such as Color, Canva, Dollar Shave Club, Nextdoor, Mint, Apptio, Turo, Zuora and many others.

Ron Burns is an investor at Band of Angels where he is on the Deal Screening Committee.  Band of Angels is Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, having seeded over 277 companies with 61 profitable M&A exits and 11 Nasdaq IPOs. The organization has members who have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and has senior executives at the likes of Hewlett Packard, and Intuit, just to name a few.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

 

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

 

You must purchase a ticket to attend. Food and drink will be available, and there is free parking close-by. Pre-purchasing a ticket saves you $10.

General Admission
$15.00

General Admission – At The Door
$25.00

Sponsor Table
$100.00

General Admission
$15.00

General Admission – At The Door
$25.00

Sponsor Table
$100.00

AGENDA

6-7 pm | Registration, Dinner + Networking

7-8 pm | Workshop Presentation

8-9pm | Networking, Meet the Speaker

FREE PARKING

Free parking is available close by as well as public transport. More details below.

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

Our investors will:

  • Discuss the fundraising process during a panel discussion at the start.
  • Provide advice on what it takes to successfully fundraise.
  • Take your questions from the audience via our online portal.
  • Give feedback and a Q&A on pre-selected startups who will pitch for 5 minutes.

Want to be selected as a startup? Apply to pitch and make sure you have your ticket!

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS PITCH EVENT?

 

Whether you are attending as an audience member or have been selected to pitch, all attendees can learn from these investors, their quality feedback and unique insights. Connect with these investors afterward during general networking, and create a relationship with them and their firms.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss! 

 

APPLY TO PITCH

Apply below for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel.

You must:

  • Purchase a General Admission ticket to submit your pitch deck for consideration
  • Submit your pitch deck in PDF format.

Selected companies will have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel. Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes. There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

SUBMIT A QUESTION

Submit your question to ask during the investor panel discussion.

 

  • Submit your question to our online question portal.
  • Upvote the questions you want to have asked.
  • If your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to our investor panel before asking your question.
  • The questions that are upvoted the most are unique and relevant to the majority of all founders and entrepreneurs. So try not to be too specific or unique to your own circumstance.

 

OUR SILICON VALLEY INVESTOR PANEL

 

Kenn So

 Shasta Ventures

Kenn’s passionate about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). While earning his MBA degree at Kellogg School of Management, Kenn started the Artificial Intelligence Club to help students understand how AI is changing the business landscape. He also led hackathons and pitch nights to bridge the gap between engineering and business students. Kenn is excited to see and work with companies that are building smart software products that leverage AI.

Before joining Shasta Ventures, Kenn’s career ranged from looking at ‘hilariously’ early startups at Hustle Fund and helping build products for large-scale digital transformation at Boston Consulting Group to advising companies ongoing public and making acquisitions at Evercore.

Kenn grew up in the Philippines and lived across Asia. Raised in a family of restaurateurs, he is fond of family-run restaurants.




Ron Burns

Band of Angels

Ron Burns is an investor at Band of Angels where he is on the Deal Screening Committee.  Band of Angels is Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, has a portfolio that currently includes businesses such as Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals, Lumenari inc, CelLink, and Connect Homes, just to name a few.

Band of Angels has seeded over 277 companies, with 61 profitable M&A exits and 11 Nasdaq IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and have been senior executives at the likes of Hewlett Packard, and Intuit. Ron is a global leader with a successful track record of exceeding objectives and leading cross functional sales teams, from startups ($0-$60M) to working with Fortune global 20 multi-nationals.

 

 

Matt Day
Founder & Managing Director, Founders Floor

Matt is Founder and Managing Director of Founders Floor, a co-working accelerator for tech startups that provides a startup ecosystem to help companies build their businesses, accelerator their growth and increase their probability for success.

Matt is a four-time founder himself, his companies have varied from developing in-store analytics by applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to consumer behavior data, to creating leading technology in interactive digital advertising. Twenty years ago, Matt’s first startup was one of the first-ever e-commerce sites to sell socks apparel online. From these experiences, Matt now enjoys helping other startups launch and grow their companies.

Though Matt has called Silicon Valley home for almost 20 years, he grew up in Iowa, earning his B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.

 

 

GETTING THERE

FREE PARKING

Street parking is available for free after 6:00 pm. Where: Santa Clara St., North Market St., and St John St. are closest to Founders Floor. A free parking garage is available one block away for a 2 hour period. Where: 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. View on Google Maps How: Ask for the 2 hour parking voucher when you check in at Founders Floor.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy. Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.

Disclaimer

By participating in this Founders Floor Event, you agree to this liability disclaimer: www.foundersfloor.com/disclaimer