Join Our Founders Space San Francisco January 2013 Roundtable
How to Prep for an Investor Pitch Meeting
How can you wow an investor team in a pitch session? When you're prepared, opportunity is unlimited. Hear from our experts on the most important things you can do and say in an investor pitch meeting. Our panel will discuss:
- How to prepare ahead of time
- How to focus on your startup's value promise
- How to prep your team for sharing the stage
You'll also pick up tips on how to make the most of your personality and story to emotionally connect with investors.
Presenters: Ron Spector of Circini Partners; Sarah Carpenter of Carpenter Consulting; and Dave Feinleib, "VC Dave," venture capitalist and startup author and blogger.
Ron Spector of Circini Partners; Sarah Carpenter of Carpenter Consulting; and Dave Feinleib, "VC Dave," venture capitalist and startup author, share knowledge and ideas.
A Founders Space Roundtable is a monthly meeting where founders get together to share knowledge, solve problems and make connections. Each Roundtable tackles a specific subject, such as raising capital, negotiating term sheets, attracting talent, creating marketing plans, and filing patents. The session begins with industry experts providing detailed advice. Then we roll up our sleeves, gather into small groups, and help each other with issues we’re facing.
Ron Spector of Circini Partners has had a successful career of over 20 years as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, investment banker, advisor and CEO in digital media, e-commerce, mobile and cloud services s. Ron’s career has seen an evolution from business lawyer, investment banker and venture capitalist to a C-Level executive and advisor, bringing a wealth of experience to both early stage and mature digital media and internet technology companies. Ron has served on numerous board of directors and advisory boards and has built a strong network spanning the start-up word of Silicon Valley to senior level executives at the Fortune 500 around the world. Ron is an advisor to the Kicklab Accelerator and StartUp Monthly, a venture partner with Acumen Ventures and is on the advisory board of Buddy.com. Ron holds a B.A in Political Science and Economics (Honors) from the University of California at San Diego and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D. Honors) from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and lives in Tiburon, California with his wife Laureen and their two young daughters Ella and Mia.
Sarah Carpenter, a native of Norway, has 19 years of professional and executive experience with both large global and smaller local Silicon Valley organizations. Consistently on the finance and accounting side of the house, she has lead teams in organizations as diverse as an energy company to a large international software company and a venture capital supported technology start up organization. She has both public and private company experience building and managing complex and multi national budgets and strategic plans. Always partnering with various stakeholders within the organization to ensure alignment of their financial targets and operational requirements fit within the overall strategy and goals of the company.
Dave Feinleib, "VC Dave," is an entrepreneur, adviser, and investor. From 2009 - 2011, he was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm with $2B under management. He has founded five tech businesses, with acquisitions by HP, EMC, and Keynote Systems. He is co-founder of Speechpad, the leader in crowd-sourced audio and video transcription and Onepo.st, a site that makes reposting social media content easy. He advises a number of companies including SendHub, BandPage, and LiveMinutes. He is the author of Why Startups Fail: And How Yours Can Succeed. I also blog actively at vcdave.com. When he is not working with tech startups, he enjoys triathlons, rock climbing, and playing the violin.
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