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Founder Showcase, with Chris Dixon & Keith Rabois

Founder Institute

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Founder Showcase, with Chris Dixon & Keith Rabois

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Event Details

The 13th edition of the Founder Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, and will be an exclusive, investor-focused event centered around the theme: “The Future of Funding”. 

The event will feature talks from some of the best early-stage investors of 2012, who will discuss emerging trends and “The Future of Funding” for 2013 and beyond. Confirmed as our first speaker is Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreesen Horowitz, and Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla VenturesAdditional speakers will be announced shortly.

We are expecting over 150 startup investors in attendance, and there are only 175 tickets available to the general public.

Guests will also see an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 8 promising seed-stage companies, and enjoy appetizers and drinks in a networking hall full of other hot startups demoing their wares in the Demo Table Competition. 

Are you a seed-stage startup looking for exposure? Applications to the free pitch competition have ended, but you still have a chance to get onstage in the Demo Table Competition

For more information, visit the full website at www.FounderShowcase.com.


Keynote Speakers

Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreesen Horowitz

Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor (an internet security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2006), and Hunch (a recommendation technology company that was acquired by eBay in 2011). As an investor, Chris cofounded Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, where he made early stage investments in GroupMe, Buzzfeed, Betaworks, and MakerBot. He’s also made personal angel investments in Foursquare, Kickstarter, Stripe, Warby Parker, Pinterest, OMGPOP, Behance, Stack Overflow, and others. Follow him @cdixon, or at http://cdixon.org.


Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla Ventures

Keith Rabois joined Khosla in March 2013.  He served as the COO at Square from 2010 until January 2013, where he lead the company’s business operations. He specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs. An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, and Slide, was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube, and currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp and Xoom. Follow him @rabois, or at http://krabois.com.





Jon Soberg, Managing Director at Blumberg Capital

Jon Soberg has over 17 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, and operational executive. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital, Jon held CEO, COO and CFO positions at several startups, and has built large organizations from the ground up in several companies including Ditech, Broadband Digital Group and Adforce, which had a highly successful IPO. A CFA Charterholder and adjunct faculty in the Wharton Marketing Department, Jon has consulted for top companies including Toyota, HSBC, Neiman Marcus, Capital Group and Accenture. Jon started his career in technology at CMU’s Field Robotics Center. 

Alex Gurevich, Principal, Javelin Venture Partners

At Javelin, Alex focuses on consumer web, mobile, e-commerce, big data analytics and enterprise. He is active on the boards or led investments in Coterie, Engrade, PowerCloud Systems, Prismatic, Skytree, Telerivet, Thumbtack, Uncovet and WellnessFX. Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, one of the first Western venture funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, Alex was the first employee and Director of Business Development at ooma, and also co-founded Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites.


Paul Bragiel, Partner, i/o ventures, Golden Gate Ventures

Paul Bragiel is the co-founder of multiple successful ventures, including Golden Gate Ventures, an accelerator and seed investment firm that aims to ‘bridge Silicon Valley and Asia”, and i/o Ventures, an early stage startup program in Silicon Valley. Under i/o Ventures, Paul has incubated 11 companies helping 8 access additional investment, and 3 have been acquired. Paul is an investor/advisor to 20+ companies. Prior to i/o Ventures, Paul founded three global companies, Lefora, Meetro, and Paragon Five.


Andrew McCollum, Co-Founder of Facebook, EIR at NEA

Andrew McCollum is an active angel investor and advisor focusing on the consumer space. Previously, he was part of the founding team of Facebook. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at NEA in Menlo Park, and at Flybridge Capital Partners in Boston.


Ben Narasin, President of Seed Investments, TriplePoint

Mr. Narasin, an entrepreneur since the age of twelve, spent much of the early 2000s acquiring companies in the consumer Internet and e-commerce industries and providing liquidity to shareholders. Prior to his acquisition investment and consulting roles, he founded Fashionmall.com in 1993, which became one of the first e-commerce companies in the world and the first cost-per-click portal. He took Fashionmall.com through a successful public offering in 1999. Mr. Narasin holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.


Interviewing Journalist


Eric Eldon, Co-Editor of TechCrunch

Eric Eldon is the Co-Editor of TechCrunch. He was previously the co-founder and editor of Inside Network, where he managed publications including Inside Facebook, Inside Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps. Before that, he spent a couple years covering technology and finance at VentureBeat, a leading Silicon Valley publication where he was the first employee. 


Special Speakers: Early Stage Startup Track


Ash Fontana, Head of Fundraising Products, AngelList

Ash Fontana runs Fundraising products at AngelList. AngelList drives more than $50M of fundraising per month and has more than 150,000 companies raising money and recruiting on the platform. Previously, Ash founded and sold Topguest, worked at Macquarie, and studied Law at the University of Sydney, resident at St Paul's College.


Russ Reeder, President & COO, Media Temple

Russell P. Reeder is President and COO of (mt) Media Temple, Inc., a top provider of web hosting and cloud services that powers 1.5 million websites in 100 countries worldwide. An 18-year veteran of the IT field, Reeder has steered organizations out of distress, led multiple turnarounds, and managed global high-growth businesses that have sold for billions of dollars. 




3:00pm - 4:00pm: Welcoming Reception with Appetizers

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Early-Stage Startup Track

  • Getting Funded Online, by Ash Fontana of AngelList
  • Startup Operations for Founders, by Russ Reeder of Media Temple 

4:00pm - 4:15pm: Opening Remarks by the Emcee, Adeo Ressi

4:15pm 4:45pm: Keynote - Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla Ventures

4:45pm 5:30pm: Round One Pitches and Voting

5:30pm - 7:00pmIntermission Reception with Appetizers and Drinks

7:00pm 7:30pm: Keynote - Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreesen Horowitz

7:30pm 8:15pm: Round Two Pitches and Voting

8:15pm 8:45pm: Adeo Ressi Office Hours with Demo Table Competition & CrowdPitch Winners

8:45pm 9:00pm: Showcase Showdown and Grand Prize Winner

9:00pm ???: After Party, details TBA



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When & Where

Microsoft Mountain View Campus
1065 La Avenida St
Mountain View, CA 94043

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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