Friday, July 28, 2006

Raising Capital for Early Stage Tech Companies

I've always accused the VCs of herd mentality when investing. So what is resonating investors today? SVASE is hosting a panel discussion featuring four experiences, outspoken and opinionated early stage investors:

• Jake Seid, General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
• Warren Packard. Managing Director, DFJ
• Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
• Laura Roden, Managing Director, The Angels Forum
Moderator: John Beck, VP, The Brenner Group

To be discussed:
• What types of startups are getting funded? – Technology? Social? Web 2.0? or what?
• What are VCs looking for from startups – a long term company, or a quick flip to Google?
• What are the most attractive markets – 5 Million free members to the next Flagr/Fligr/Flikr or the Fortune 500?
• What’s the value of patentable IP, and other technology innovations?
• What old business models are looking shaky?
• What new models are you seeing emerging, and which ones look like they’re working?

Register at the SVASE website at

Thursday, Aug 3
6.00-7.00 pm: Networking and Dinner
7.00-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres)
Members - $20;
Affiliates who advertise this event - $29;
General Public - $49
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price


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