Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion With SVD Capital & Band of Angels

Date: May, 30 2018

Pitch and network at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion with Curtis Feeny of Silicon Valley Data Capital and Ron Burns of Band of Angels.

Have the opportunity to pitch your startup to Curtis Feeny, now a Venture Advisor at Voyager Capital ($420 million under management), having spent 17 years there as Managing Director. Curtis is also the head of Silicon Valley Data Capital, who have just added $59 million to their venture capital fund last month, which they are actively investing out of.

Ron Burns is an investor at Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization. Band of Angels has seeded over 277 companies with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. The organization has founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and has senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

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

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.
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EVENT DETAILS

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding. Pre-selected startups will pitch to the investor panel for 5 minutes with their slide deck, followed by feedback and Q&A from the investor panel.

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!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.
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HOW TO APPLY TO PITCH

Apply using the link 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. All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  

www.FoundersFloor.com/pitch

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.

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Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.

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Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration and networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Investor discussion & startups pitches
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Meet the investors and network

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Date:

Wednesday, 5/30/2018

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6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Investor Panel

Curtis Feeny

Managing Director

SVD Capital

Curtis Feeny is currently Managing Director at Silicon Valley Data Capital, investing out of their most recent $60 mill fund. In addition, Curtis is a Venture Advisor at Voyager Capital, where he previously spent 17 years as General Partner, managing over $400 mill from multiple funds through the years. He has served on over 31 boards, both public and private, with many known names such as CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) and Staples, Inc., to name just a few.

In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust, and from from 1992 to 2000 Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. Curtis has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Ron Burns

Angel Investor

Band of Angels

Ron Burns, an angel investor at Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, has a portfolio that currently includes businesses such as Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals, Lumenari inc, CelLink, and Connect Homes.

Band of Angels has seeded over 277 companies, with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and have been senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, 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.

Who Should Attend

Startup founders looking to raise funding, and entrepreneurs and founders who want to learn about the fundraising process and meet investors. This is an opportunity to pitch a panel of investors and receive constructive, quality feedback that’s specific to your company.  This is 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. This can be a highly valuable learning experience to better understand the pitch process and what investors look for as well as learn from feedback given by the investor panel, then, apply these learnings to your own startup!

The Pitch Night Format

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding.

Selected companies will then 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.

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

www.foundersfloor.com/pitch

All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

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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