Bring your A Game

If you're a start-up looking for funding, the FYFI one-day conference is for you!

It's a day filled with opportunities for you to pitch to investors looking for unique investment opportunities.
You'll also have the chance to network with investors and your peers.
This conference features numerous investor panels and workshops.

So bring your A game and wow our investors.

Venue

DLA Piper Logo
Address

340 E Middlefield Rd,
Mountain View, CA 94043

Phone

(650) 833-2000

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Who's Speaking?

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Anis Uzzaman

Pegasus Tech Ventures

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Anita Gardyne

Oneva

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Bonnie Crater

Full Circle Insights

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Curtis Feeny

Silicon Valley Data Capital

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Micah Smurthwaite

Alchemist Accelerator

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Ron Weissman

Band of Angels

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Ekta Dang

U First Capital

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Gwen Edwards

Golden Seeds

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Jennifer Vancini

Mighty Capital

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Jitendra Kavathekar

Horizon 3 Ventures

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Kumar Sripadam

TIE Angels

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Lisa Coca

Trinity Venture EIR

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Monique Lambert

Sand Hill Angels

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Peter Redford

Band of Angels

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Susan Mason

Aligned Partners

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Safa Rashtchy

Think + Ventures

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Max Shapiro

Keiretsu Forum

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Robert Winter

daVinci Capital Group

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Daniel Gomez

Fusion Fund

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Richard Curtin

Silicon Catalyst

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Angelika Blendstrup

SV LATAM Fund

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Don Ross

Life Science Angels

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Derek Distenfield

GSD Venture Studios

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Kartik Gada

The ATOM Institute

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Nitin Serro

Lumina Networks

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Serdar Turac

SVIgnite

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Joe Jasin

DNA Partners

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Andre Thiollier

DLA Piper

Additional spearkers to be announced

A conference where investors tell you what investors expect from founders

  • A full day program of investor presentations.
  • Interactive panel discussions and workshops to inspire and inform.
  • Multiple opportunities to interact with investors.
  • Learn from the experts on what it takes.

Agenda

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking

9:00 AM

Welcome

June Riley, CEO, VC Taskforce

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion: The Funding Journey
Hear How Other Startups Found their First Investor and Subsequent Funding

Moderator
Derek Distenfield, COO & Co-Founder, GSD Venture Studios

Panel
Bonnie Crater, President and CEO, Full Circle Insights
Anita Gardyne, Co-Founder and CEO, Oneva
Nitin Serro, COO, Lumina Networks

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Top Legal Concepts Startups Need To Know

Andre Thiollier, Associate, DLA Piper

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

StartUp Workshop
5 Things Founders Should Think About Before Raising Their First Round

Monique Lambert, Sand Hill Angels

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Most Important Thing to Say to an Investor to Get & Keep Them Interested [WIIFM]

Don Ross, Managing Partner, Digital Health, Life Science Angels

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Speed Pitch -> 2 Minute Elevator Pitch

Judges let you know how you've done with reference to these categories
Problem you're solving, Market, Competition, Business Model, Team, Revenue, Money requested.

Panel
Monique Lambert, Sand Hill Angels
Peter Redford, Partner, Band of Angels
Jennifer Vancini, General Partner, Mighty Capital
Russel Brand, Keiretsu Forum
Jitendra Kavathekar, Horizon 3 Ventures

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

StartUp Workshop
7 Steps to Go to Market

Robert Winter, Managing Director, daVinci Capital Group

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM The Investor Landscape and What Makes an Investor Say YES
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Angels and Online

Moderator
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners

Panel
Lisa Coca, Enterprise SW Advisor/Investor, Trinity Venture EIR,
Venture Lead Portfolia, NVCA Corporate Advisory Board, StartX Judge
Gwen Edwards, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Peter Redford, Partner, Band of Angels
Kumar Sripadam, Chairman, TIE Angels

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

VCs

Moderator
Robert Winter, Managing Director, daVinci Capital Group

Panel
Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO, Pegasus Tech Ventures
Daniel Gomez, Senior Investment Analyst, Fusion Fund
Karthik Gada, Chief Investment Officer, Lakewood Asset Management
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Accelerators

Moderator
Robert Winter, Managing Director, daVinci Capital Group

Panel
Micah Smurthwaite, Venture Partner, Alchemist Accelerator
Richard Curtin, Managing Partner, Silicon Catalyst
Ekta Dang, CEO and Founder, U First Capital
Serdar Turac, CEO, SVIgnite

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Main Pitch

Each CEO gets 10 minutes in front of our judges.
4 minute PPT Presentation, 4 minute Q&A, 2 minutes Feedback.

Judges let you know how you've done with reference to these categories:
Problem you're solving, Market, Competition, Business Model, Team, Revenue, Money requested.

Moderator
Max Shapiro, Member, Keiretsu Forum

Panel
Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Data Capital
Susan Mason, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Aligned Partners
Ekta Dang, CEO and Founder, U First Capital
Safa Rashtchy, General Partner and Founder, Think + Ventures
Angelika Blendstrup, Founding Venture Partner, SV LATAM Fund,
Partner @ Startup Embassy, Mentor@500startups & Singularity University Ventures.

Contact Us

For Sponsorship and Partnerships

rbrounstein@vctaskforce.com

For Press and Media Enquiries

carolf@vctaskforce.com