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Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion with Unusual Ventures and Sand Hill Angels


Tuesday, Mar 22


5:30-7:00 pm PST


Online Virtual Event

Pitch Your Startup To

Rachel Star at Unusual Ventures and

Jim Connor at Sand Hill Angels

Rachel Star
Unusual Ventures

Jim Connor
Sand Hill Angels

Pitch your startup to Unusual Ventures and Sand Hill Angels at our virtual Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion on Tuesday March 22 at 5:30 p.m. PST

Rachel Star is an investor with Unusual Ventures which is currently investing out of their most recent $400 million fund, focusing on Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A startups, having invested early in many well known companies such as Robinhood, DataStax, and Carta just to name a few.

Jim Connor is an investor at Sand Hill Angels, one of Silicon Valley’s largest angel investment groups, with over 170 investments to their name. Jim is also a successful entrepreneur, having sold his previous company SymPro, Inc., to JP Morgan Chase & Co. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors of the Angel Capital Association, the largest angel professional development organization in the world.

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


You must purchase a ticket to attend.

General Admission

General Admission


Tuesday, Mar 22


Online Virtual Event


4:30- 5:30 pm PST: Virtual 1-on-1 Networking

5:30-7:00 pm PST: Pitch Event & Investor Panel Discussion  w/ Live Video Q&A

7:00-9:00 pm PST:  Virtual 1-on-1 Networking




This virtual event starts out with the pitch event where five pre-selected startups pitch to our panel of investors with their slide deck for 5 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of investor feedback and questions related to each pitch and startup.
We then move to the investor panel discussion segment of the event, where the investor panel answers questions submitted by the audience, on topics related to the fundraising process and how to build a high growth startup, and many other types of questions!



This is a virtual event for founders, entrepreneurs and others in the startup ecosystem.  Whether you are attending this virtual event as an audience member only or have been selected to pitch, all attendees can learn from these investors, their quality feedback and unique insights given to each company pitch.  Then during the investor panel discussion, submit your question and have a chance to ask it live with video and audio to the investor panel.  So submit your pitch or ask your question now to engage with these investors and create a relationship with them and their firms!



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 your question to ask live with video and audio during the investor panel discussion.

  • Submit your question before or during the virtual event on our events page. Purchase a ticket for access to this page.
  • Once your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to briefly introduce yourself and company for 30 seconds, before then asking your question.
  • Questions that are unique and relevant to the majority of all founders and entrepreneurs are typically the questions that are selected. So try not to be too specific or unique to your own circumstance.



Targeted Virtual Networking

We make networking more efficient and effective by allowing you to search profiles of attendees who you most want to network with.  You can then invite them for a scheduled 10 minute private 1-on-1 or group networking session, for which our system automatically helps with calendar scheduling and private zoom links.  Schedule multiple 10 minute networking sessions on your events calendar with targeted people who share your same interests, making networking more comfortable, fun and productive!


Live Video Q&A

Our event features live video Q&A, allowing founders in the audience to create meaningful connections with investor panelists, or ask essential follow-up questions to expert speakers.  Having the opportunity to be seen and heard by investors and speakers is very powerful in creating meaningful connections and real dialogue.  Our events platform allows audience members to ask their question live during the event with full video and audio.

Access to Speakers

Have access to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, well known founders and experts like never before! No matter what City, State or Country you live in, you will be able to learn, connect and ask questions to some of the best speakers and panelists within the startup ecosystem. Our live events are designed to provide you access to speakers that you normally would not have an opportunity to interact with. Connecting with the right people is crucial in helping to grow your startup or entrepreneurial career.



Rachel Star

Unusual Ventures

Rachel is Principal at Unusual helping to build and support the firm’s consumer investments. Rachel’s passion for business lies at the intersection of products and people. Rachel started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on consumer brands, retailers, supply chain, and manufacturing. She then joined the Corporate Strategy team at Nordstrom Inc. Most recently, Rachel was an early-stage investor on the consumer team at Shasta Ventures. Rachel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a place that has given her a deep appreciation for the entrepreneurial journey. She was a part of the team that launched SparkTruck, a non-profit organization that brought design-thinking curriculum to students across the country via a mobile classroom. She has been a speaker at TED events, for the Aspen Institute, and at Autodesk University. Rachel holds a BS from Northwestern University where she studied Manufacturing Engineering and Psychology.

Jim Connor

Sand Hill Angels

Jim has been a member of the Sand Hill Angels for over 15 years, holding positions as President, and Treasurer and was a board member for 6 years. Jim serves as a board member for many companies, and previously was a board member for the Angel Capital Association. Earlier in his career he founded SymPro, Inc. as CEO and successfully sold it to JP Morgan Chase. Today his focus is on managing exits from his portfolio, a podcast named Game Changers Silicon Valley about innovation and managing an EdTech startup.

Matt Day

Founder & Managing Director, Founders Floor

Matt is Founder and Managing Director of Founders Floor, an 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.


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.


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