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.


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340 E Middlefield Rd,
Mountain View, CA 94043


(650) 833-2000

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Who's Speaking?

Anis Uzzaman

Pegasus Tech Ventures

Anita Gardyne


Bonnie Crater

Full Circle Insights

Curtis Feeny

Silicon Valley Data Capital

Danielle D'Agostaro

Alchemist Accelerator

Ron Weissman

Band of Angels

Ekta Dang

U First Capital

Gary Fowler

GSD Venture Studios

Gwen Edwards

Golden Seeds

Jennifer Vancini

Mighty Capital

Jitendra Kavathekar

Horizon 3 Ventures

Kumar Sripadam

TIE Angels

Lisa Coca

Trinity Venture EIR

Monique Lambert

Sand Hill Angels

Peter Redford

Band of Angels

Susan Mason

Aligned Partners

Safa Rashtchy

Think + Ventures

Max Shapiro

Keiretsu Forum

Bill Reichert

Garage Technology Ventures

Daniel Gomez

Fusion Fund

Richard Curtin

Silicon Catalyst

Angelika Blendstrup


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.


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking

9:00 AM


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

Gary Fowler, Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD Venture Studio

Bonnie Crater, President and CEO, Full Circle Insights
Anita Gardyne, Co-Founder and CEO, Oneva

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Top Legal Concepts Startups Need To Know

Kevin Morris, Head of VC Coverage and Venture Pipeline

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 - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Speed Pitch -> 2 Minute Elevator Pitch

Judges give you feedback on how you've done with reference to
Problem, Market, Competition, Business Model, Team, Revenue, Money requested.

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
Business Models

Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Investor Landscape and What Makes an Investor Say YES

Ron Weissman, Chairman, Software Industry Group, Band of Angels

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Lisa Coca, Enterprise SW Advisor/Investor, Trinity Venture EIR,
Venture Lead Portfolia, NVCA Corporate Advisory Board, StartX Judge

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Gwen Edwards, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Peter Redford, Partner, Band of Angels
Kumar Sripadam, Chairman, TIE Angels

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO, Pegasus Tech Ventures
Daniel Gomez, Senior Investment Analyst, Fusion Fund

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Danielle D'Agostaro, Managing Partner and COO, Alchemist Accelerator
Richard Curtin, Managing Partner, Silicon Catalyst
Ekta Dang, CEO and Founder, U First Capital

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 give you feedback on how you've done with reference to
Problem, Market, Competition, Business Model, Team, Revenue, Money requested.

Max Shapiro, Member, Keiretsu Forum

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.

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