Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion With Venrock & Sand Hill Angels

Date: August 1, 2018

Pitch and learn from Silicon Valley VCs at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion with Steve Goldberg of Venrock and Amos Ben-Meier of Sand Hill Angels.

Our investor panel is made up of Steve Goldberg, VC at Venrock, which has recently raised another $450 million, bringing their total capital under management to $3.7 billion; and Amos Ben-Meier, VC at Sand Hill Angels, one of Silicon Valley’s largest angel investment groups, with over 170 investments to their name.

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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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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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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+++ASK THE VC – NEW EVENT COMPONENT+++
We’re bringing technology and crowd-sourced info seeking together to make Q&A time more valuable for you all. Head to http://meet.ps/pitchnight to ask our VCs a question (any time before or during the event). Upvote and downvote the questions you see from other audience members. If your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to our investor panel before asking your question.

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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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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Date:

Wednesday, 8/1/2018

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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

Steve Goldberg

Partner

Venrock

Steve joined Venrock in 2009 after having been CEO of several early stage companies including DataRunway, Vidient, Arcwave and CoWave Networks. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Nokia Internet Communications and Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation. Steve also held senior management and engineering positions at Trimble Navigation and Hewlett Packard. At Venrock, Steve focuses on investments in connectivity, M2M/Internet of Things, robotics and embedded systems. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Asoka, FutureDial, Red Seal, and Quantenna Communications. Previous board seats include Canesta (Acq by Microsoft), Kineto Wireless (Acq by Taqua), Newport Media (Acq by Atmel), and Teranetics (Acq by PLX Technology).

Steve received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Amos Ben-Meier

Investor & Board Director

Sand Hill Angels

Amos Ben-Meier is an investor and board director at Sand Hill Angels, one of Silicon Valley’s largest angel investment groups, with over 170 investments to their name. As a former founder himself, Amos successfully exited 4 companies before moving onto the venture capital firm, Rubicon Venture Capital, which he is still a part of today.

Amos comes from a formidable engineering background as Director of Engineering at Agami Systems Inc, a Network Attached Storage Company, the interim Vice President of Engineering at Xambala, and many more. He has a Bachelor of Science from the Israel Institute of Technology in Microelectronics, Computers and Communications.

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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