Pitch Night With Top VCs From Canvas Ventures & Voyager Capital

Date: June 28, 2017

Don’t miss our Pitch Night and Networking Event for your opportunity to pitch to Ben Narasin, Partner at Canvas Ventures, Curtis Feeney, Partner at Voyager Capital, and angel investor Ed Lambert.

Ben Narasin is a Partner at Canvas Ventures, which recently raised their second fund, a $300 million fund that was oversubscribed.  They have invested in many well known companies such as Evernote, Upwork, and Branch Metrics.

Curtis Feeney is a Partner at Voyager Capital, which currently manages a $420 million fund with many successful exits including companies such as aQuantive, Kaggle and Elemental just to name a few.

Ed Lambert is a seasoned angel investor, who has advised many startups.  A 16 year veteran as Senior Vice President of Bridge Bank, he has helped finance many tech companies in all stages from early startup to IPO.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you do not want to miss!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.

Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration and networking
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Startups pitches
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Meet the investors and network

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Date:

Wednesday, 06/28/2017

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6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Investor Panel

Ben Narasin

General Partner

Canvas Ventures

Along with raising a second fund of $300M that was oversubscribed, Ben has also invested in over 75 companies including Lending Club, Check, Kabbage, Realty Mogul, Dropcam and Zenefits to name but a few.

Prior to joining Canvas Ventures, Ben was an institutional seed investor for several years and half of the companies he seeded went on to raise follow-on venture capital.

Ben’s passion for entrepreneurship started at the young age of 12. He ran startups through high school and college before founding Boston Prepatory Company. Thereafter he founded Fashionmall.com, one of the first e-commerce companies on the web and the first cost-per-click based business, which he took public in 1999 on the NASDAQ.

Canvas Venture’s complete portfolio can be viewed here.

Curtis Feeney

Managing Director

Voyager Capital

Curtis Feeney is a Partner at Voyager Capital, which currently manages a $420 million fund with many successful exits including companies such as aQuantive, Kaggle and Elemental just to name a few.

Before joining Voyager, Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion.

Since then, Curtis has invested in various data analytics, IoT, enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and smart grid technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies.

Ed Lambert

Angel Investor

Bridge Bank

Ed Lambert is a seasoned angel investor, who has advised many startups.  A 16 year veteran as Senior Vice President of Bridge Bank, he has helped finance many tech companies in all stages from early startup to IPO.

Ed has more than 30 years of experience in working with technology companies and is skilled in Commercial Lending, Banking, Credit Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital.

He also holds a BA in history from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University.

Who Should Attend

Startup founders looking to raise funding.  This is an opportunity to pitch a panel of investors and receive constructive quality feedback specific to your company.  Also a great opportunity for any founder to fine-tune their pitch delivery for a specific time limit, gain further experience holding a mic and speaking in front of large crowds.

In addition, startup founders and entrepreneurs who are NOT ready to pitch are welcome to attend as audience members and watch.  This can be a highly valuable learning experience to better understand the pitch process and what investors look for, and learn from feedback given by the investor panel.  Then, apply these learnings to your own startup!

The Pitch Night Format

The Pitch Night event has a limited amount of pitch slots available, so purchase your pitch ticket now before they are all gone. Each startup will have 90-seconds to verbally pitch the investor panel (no pitch deck).  Each investor on the panel will then provide feedback to that startup.

At the end of the event the investor panel will choose the best pitch of the night, who will receive one free demo/sponsor table ($75-$100 value) at one of our future events held within the next 30 days.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

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

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