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Angel Launch Startup Pitch

Angel Launch

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Angel Launch Startup Pitch

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Basic: Admission/No Food Ended $10.00 $1.54
Investor Pitch: 5 Minutes/Demo Table/2 Deluxe Tix   more info Ended $95.00 $6.22
Demo Table/ One Deluxe Ticket
Two Deluxe tickets, Demo Table, 5 minute pitch or demo during program (3 minutes pitch, 2 minutes comments from judges).
Ended $65.00 $4.57

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Event Details

Welcome to Angel Launch Startup Pitch
Startups can pitch angels and VCS; many have received funding from past events.

We are offering one chance for a startup to pitch judges. If you are a startup and want to pitch, send email to  to apply.



Curtis Feeny
Voyager Capital

Manny Fernandez

Tiemin Zhao
IVP Partners

Andy Pandharikar,
SF Angels Group

Bill Baumel
RWI Ventures

Types of tickets (no host bar)

  • $10: Admission to program, no dinner; Two tickets for only $12
  • $25: Admission, Italian pasta dinner
  • $95: 5 minutes pitch, demo table, one dinner ticket
  • $65: Demo table, one deluxe ticket

 Here is format for startups to pitch:
Startups can register to pitch on the website.  You also get two deluxe tickets and a demo table. You will give a 5 minutes pitch (3 minutes pitch/2 minutes comments)

4:00--4:15 Registration
4:15-4:45  Seminar:  Strategies for Attracting Funding and Raising Series A Financing
Discover what you need to know to raise your series and common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.
Speaker: Keith White, Contract CFO, Burkland Associates

  • What are possible financing sources?
  • How do different funding sources differ (ie Angels vs VCs)?
  • How do you evaluate and select your partners?
  • What are funding partners looking for in you?
  • How does fundraising differ at different stages of development?
  • How is an equity deal structured?
  • How do convertible notes work?
  • What are the common fundraising mistakes founders make? 

4:45-6:00   Investing Trends and Raising Funding:
Web Services, Digital Media, Mobile, eCommerce, Big Data, Enterprise, Analytics, Crowdfunding, Robotics, Wearables, Hardware
This is a panel folowed by a venture pitch.
Speakers and Judges:

Hear our panel discussion on  top trends in these areas.  This is followed by venture pitches of  startups for 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes of comments.  Simply register on our site to pitch.

  • Enterprise: Software, Sales, Big Data, Analytics
  • Mobile and Digital Health, Medical Devices, Hardware, Wearables
  • Mobile Apps and Devices
  • Consumer Services: Digital Media, Internet,  Social networks, Retail, eCommerce

6:00-7:30 Networking, Drinks, Buffet Dinner in courtyard

Who Will Attend: 
Startups, tech, venture capitalits, angels, small business owners, media and entertainment professionals, retail owners, entrepreneurs, mobile, Internet, digital media, startups, service providers, legal, financial services, banks, investors.

Register to Pitch
Startups can pitch by registering on the link on our site for the $95 pitch which includes a demo table.  The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company.  Many startups have received funding from angels at our past events

 Investors and Angels Apply to Speak:
Investors, apply to speak on a panel and judge the startups. There is no fee. We are seeking investors, angels, VCs, strategic investors and successful entrepreneurs for a panel discussion.  Send email with bio and areas of expertise to

 Refund Policy:
We do not issue refunds on tickets. However, you may use as a credit toward a future event or let someone else use your ticket.

Give a presentation, get promotion in emails and website, host demo table, receive  attendee list, join panel.

Send email to

You get a 5 foot demo table during networking to meet prospective customers.  Wifi and outelts.
Types of demos include: Startups, media, entertainment, vendors, services providers,

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 MORE INFO:  Zahava Stroud 310 736 1541 or

William Baumel, Managing Director, RWI Ventures


As Managing Director, Bill oversees the technology practice at RWI. Areas of expertise include Storage, Data Protection, Big Data, SaaS, Mobile, Data Management, Network Security, and Communications. He was selected as a "VC 100", which is one of the top 100 venture capitalists based on successful investment returns, and has been named annually as a "Power Player in the Cloud" by AlwaysOn.


Bill led RWI's investment in Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), a digial optical network provider that grew to over $500 million in revenues, where RWI was one of the three largest shareholders among venture firms. His recent exits include BlueArc, a cloud storage provider acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Force 10, a data center networking company acquired by Dell, and SiGe, a mobile application enablement company acquired by Skyworks. Previous exits include being a founding shareholder and Chairman of Optical Solutions, the leading worldwide provider of GPON and IPTV systems acquired by Calix, and a founding shareholder of NextNet, a Wi-Max equipment provider acquired by Clearwire Communications. He also served on the Boards of Magnet, a SaaS corporate banking provider to customers such as Bank of America, ABN AMRO, and SunTrust Bank, which was acquired by Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) and Ebix (Nasdaq: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry.


Bill currently has several private investments in the Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, SaaS, Data Protection, and Data Management areas. Bill holds a B.S. summa cum laude from Ohio State University and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan, which assures that you will find him at a major college bowl game around the New Year's holiday.


Andy Pandharikar, Member, SF Angels Group, Angel
Mr.  Pandharikar is the founder and CEO of FITIQUETTE (based in San Francisco), which was recently acquired by Myntra, India’s largest retailer for fashion. Myntra is India’s fastest growing startup and is backed by investors including Accel Partners, Tiger Global and NEA and Loui Vuitton group . Andy started FITIQUETTE in 2010 in his garage in order to build online virtual fitting room technology. FITIQUETTE soon grew be a well-known brand in fashion/tech industry. It got awarded as TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist 2012, just before the acquisition. Andy attended Masters in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and Executive Education at Harvard Business School.

Manny Fernandez, Co-Founder & CEO,,SF Angels Group

Manny J Fernandez, a leading angel investor is the founder of SF Angels group, 20+ global accredited investors passionate about Bay area start-ups and entrepreneurism. As an expert in the area of Crowd Funding for accredited investors, Manny has launched with the approval of the SEC, the revolutionary platform,, where Crowd Funding comes to startups.

Manny’s experience in Angel Investing, began as a tech entrepreneur turned investor, building on his software engineering and venture capital courses at Stanford University he founded multiple Internet based businesses with a successful exit. This followed his tremendous success as a real estate hedge fund founder, who became an accredited investor before the age of 30.

 As an active investor and advisor for several US and global equity crowd funding platforms, he is an expert in this new opportunity. Manny is a frequent speaker and judge at Silicon Valley Startup Pitch events. He is an active angel investor in the influential groups TiE Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

Manny’s the most approachable Angel Investor you’ll meet so follow him @MannyFernandez and become his 90,001 follower.

Tiemin Zhao, Partner, IPV Capital
Tiemin is a Venture Partner and previously an Advisor at IPV Capital based in Silicon Valley USA. He has 17 years of R&D, manufacturing,and management experience in US high-tech industry and served in executive or senior management positions at 6 startup companies (1 IPO, 3 acquisitions). He has also been an angel investor and advised numerous young entrepreneurs and seed/early-stage technology startups.
 He is currently serving as Director of HYSTA Entrepreneur Program. Tiemin holds a PhD EE from Stanford University and BS/MS from Peking University.

Curtis Feeny, Managing Director. Voyager Capital

Curtis Feeny has invested in enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and Smart Grid technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies. Curtis has served on 14 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC:NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG:NYSE) in 2006, and has remained on the board since. In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust.

Before joining Voyager, Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. He was responsible for investing and managing real estate and other asset classes including private equity and venture capital. Before joining Stanford, Curtis was managing partner for Trammell Crow in Seattle, with $700 million of assets under management. Previously, he worked in energy R&D and the semiconductor industry. Curtis has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University.


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When & Where

Angelicas Restaurant
863 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94102

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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Angel Launch

Angel Launch connects startups to investors to grow their business. We produce dinners, venture forums, and seminars for entertainment, Web, Internet, digital media, mobile and digital health care, enterprise, Big Data, mobile and tech ventures and startups. We connect entrepreneurs to investors over networking with demos and offer educational venture forums and panels to further deal making opportunities. 

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