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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Danielle D'Agostaro

Alchemist Accelerator

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Ron Weissman

Band of Angels

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Ekta Dang

U First Capital

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Gary Fowler

GSD Venture Studios

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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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Bill Reichert

Garage Technology Ventures

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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

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

Panel
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

Lunch

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.

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
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

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

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online

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

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Angels

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

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

VCs

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

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Accelerators

Panel
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.

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