EFactor presents: Perfect Your Pitch - San Francisco
Do you have a promising startup & need funding? Are you ready to pitch your idea to investors? Do you know what investors look for in a perfect pitch? Join EFactor for a fast-paced and information packed event to learn, directly from Angel Investors and VCs, everything you need to know about successfully pitching your idea.
We invited a group of successful Angel Investors and VC's in San Francisco to answer any questions you have about funding, pitching, and anything else you have in mind.
Join EFactor and a panel of Angel Investors and VCs to perfect your pitch and discuss:
· What do angels look for in a company?
· What’s the mindset behind selecting different businesses?
· What encompasses a perfect pitch?
· How to approach the right investor?
Register today to perfect your pitch !
About the speakers:
Gil Penchina is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is currently closing a muli-million dollar financing for a new startup in stealth mode. Gil was the CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and was part of the early team at eBay, where he was VP for Business Development and then Global Expansion, as well as a General Manager in Europe. Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two small technology companies. Gil has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Kellogg. In addition, Gil has been an active angel investor in 50+ companies over the last 12 years including firms such as Linkedin, Paypal, Evite, ZipRealty, WeHeartIt, Flowdock, Betable, SiteJabber and many other consumer and SMB Internet services.
Anurag (Anu) Nigam is a serial entrepreneur, an active angel investor and a community leader. He has been an active angel investor for the last 8 years putting his money into 50+ companies including 3Tera (bought by CA), Modcloth and XGraph. His investing interest range from consumer internet to medical devices. He is a member of the Sand Hill Angels, a group of 60 Silicon Valley angels investing in innovative technology companies, and a former President & Board Director of SHA Anu has been part in starting 5 different startups. He was on the founding teams at Cerent Corp (bought by Cisco) and Siara Systems (bought by Redback Networks). Anu switched into the consumer internet space and was an investor & founder of hi5.com. He is currently actively working on Best Apps Market, an app discovery platform that is creating >100K Qualified Android Install Clicks/ Day. Anu advises startups around the world and is a 500 Startups Mentor. Anu is an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from Carnegie Mellon University and is on the board of the Andrew Carnegie Society at CMU. He is also on the board of the Zero Divide Foundation and advises other non-profits. He is passionate about entrepreneurship actively mentoring many startups and social enterprises.
Ed Roman is a serial entrepreneur with 12 years of experience. Ed's expertise is in marketing, sales, leadership, and software development. Ed is an advisor to startup companies and mentored at the Capital Factory incubator. As an angel investor Ed has invested in over 8 companies. Prior to being an angel investor, Ed was the founder & CEO of Ghostfire Games - making exercise games for Nintendo Wii, and founder & CEO of The Middleware Company - a java training/consulting company. In his off time he does fundraising work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Stefano Bernardi oversees the develop evangelism efforts and works on the platform product at Betable. He is mainly focused on technology, web applications, social media, growth entrepreneurship and venture capital. Stefano is originally from Italy, where he worked at dPixel a seed stage venture capital firm that gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to build a web business. Stefano is also the founder of Italian Startup Scene - a Facebook group with more than 4,000 people, and HackItaly - a hackathon-event for the top italian developers. In 2010, Stefano won Startup Weekend Venice with GoWar - a location based game that went on to raise some funding. When Stephen isn't to busy creating and investing in web products, he like to spend his spare time mentoring startups, mountain biking and spending time with his lovely fiancé.
Christina Brodbeck is the co-founder/CEO of theicebreak, a fun app for couples to stay close and get closer. Christina was on the founding team of YouTube, the company's first UI Designer, and then later went on to lead design for the company's mobile efforts. Prior to that, she worked at NASA Ames, MRL Ventures, and Keynote Systems. She's a proud Chicagoland native and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a master's in Instructional Technologies and Multimedia Design, and is passionate about building technology that makes people happy and improves their everyday lives.
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Note on Pricing:
Early Bird Special - $10 (Ends 3 weeks before event date, sign up early!)
Regular Price - $15
Price at the door - $20
6:30pm - 7:00pm Pre-Event Networking Session
7:00pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm - 8:30pm Audience Q&A
8:30pm - 9:30pm Post-Event Networking Hour
9:30pm - Event ends
Wed, Apr 25 2012, 6:30 PM PST - 9:30 PM