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  • SF ElevatorPitch / Pitch Event

    SF ElevatorPitch / Pitch Event

    The next Silicon Valley unicorns came together in order to pitch in front of a jury consisting of esteemed investors. 10 startups competed for investors attention and the ultimate goal of SF ElevatorPitch – to receive an invitation from one of the panelists to pitch at their firm, angel group, etc.

  • Fundraising Tips for CEE startups

    Fundraising Tips for CEE startups

    A renowned investor, Andrej Kiska, gives advise on the fundraising process, especially focusing on the CEE region. Is central Europe the right place to shine or what are the reasons making you consider a Silicon Valley relocation?

  • Early-Stage Pitch Deck

    Early-Stage Pitch Deck

    George Arabian, a partner at Steelhead Ventures, is a representative of Micro VC community. As an experienced VC, George offers his opinions on how to craft the right pitch deck, bringing up the right emotions and demonstrating traction

  • Who is a Micro VC?

    Who is a Micro VC?

    George Arabian, a partner at Steelhead Ventures, is a representative of Micro VC community. This type of venture capital covers three early-stage rounds and prepares the position for follow-up investment, at the level of series A.

  • Tips for Silicon Valley Entry & Establisment

    Tips for Silicon Valley Entry & Establisment

    Michael Gurevich, a managing director at USBC and Investments, advises foreign companies on how to enter the US market. Michael highlights the key aspects of Silicon Valley, which make the area successful regarding the startup development.

  • Late Stage Venture & Investing

    Late Stage Venture & Investing

    Sandhya Venkatachalam is a partner and co-founder at Centerview Capital Technology, helping high potential companies to help accelerate growth through operational transformation. Scalability and risk associated with company growth are the main topics she covers.

  • Investing in Next Generation Marketplaces

    Investing in Next Generation Marketplaces

    Market places and all their specifics in nutshell. Brian O’Malley, a partner at Accel Capital, presents which challenges of marketplace business models has a startup face as well as describes the mistakes that should be avoided.

  • Investment Bubble Effects

    Investment Bubble Effects

    Dave Hornik is speaking on the topic of the investment bubbles and possible effects of economic downturns and upturns. The only important thing for a startup is to not run out of money and have a solid business model. An example, provided by David, can be the story of E-bay, which successfully survived the crisis.

  • Corporate VC About Corporate Investment Advantages

    Corporate VC About Corporate Investment Advantages

    Corporations are hunting more and more promising startups in order to bring innovation and the entrepreneur-like minded people on the board. What are the key distinctions between original VC and corporate VC? What is the added value a big corporation is bringing to Startups? And what are corporations´ KPI. Much of that is answered by Amit Gard, a corporate VC at Samsung Ventures.

  • Leadership Strategies to Raise in Early Stage

    Leadership Strategies to Raise in Early Stage

    2016 funding and what has changed is presented by George Arabian from Steelhead Ventures. A new funding stages have emerged in Silicon Valley recently, after angel round and early stage round often late stage round follows. This and other new trends in financing to be seen in the video.

  • Firsthand Tips From Investors – Attracting Funding

    Firsthand Tips From Investors – Attracting Funding

    Angels, VCs and corporate investors from Silicon Valley share their insights on the current market trends for investing. Learn how to attract funding; what they are looking for; and what they consider to be the hot market trends for next year. Hear firsthand from investors on what they look for when considering investment opportunities at all stages.

  • Attracting Chinese Investment Funds

    Attracting Chinese Investment Funds

    A panel of experts, who know what´s going on in the early stage investment markets, especially if speaking about the relationship of US statups and Chinese money. Ren Ru (Lab 360), Lee Qi (SAIC Capital) and Joe Jasin (DNA Partners) comment on the frontier technology trends as well as about the right sourcing of Chinese investments.