San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How to Pitch Your Startup to LA Angel Investors
August 6th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Marcus O. Filipovich, Pasadena Angels & The Design Accelerator
It's time to raise money for the startup you've spent months getting off the ground- are you ready? Students will learn what investors look for, the different sources for raising a seed round in LA and how to tell their startups' story. Students will also have the opportunity to test out their pitches and receive feedback from the instructor, a seasoned entrepreneur and angel investor.
• What should I look for in an investor?
• Who are the early stage investors in LA?
• Angels, VCs, Accelerators, Incubators, Crowdfunding… What’s best for your company?
• What's the process that angels use to evaluate an investment?
• What does an investor look for in a deal?
• How should I prepare for a pitch session with an angel group?
• What should I include in a pitch deck?
• How do I follow up after the pitch?
This class is designed for entrepreneurs or startup fanatics who are looking to start a company or are preparing to fundraise in the next 12 months.
Required class materials / software:
Just bring yourself, good questions and a positive attitude.
About the Instructor:
Marcus O. Filipovich is Director Emeritus of Pasadena Angels, a 100 member group of accredited investors and a Venture Partner with The Design Accelerator, a joint venture of Art Center, CalTech and Idealab. He is also the CEO of Ikona, a developer of mission-critical consumer and medical mobile apps. Marcus is a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor with a focus on Digital Entertainment. He holds an MBA from Carlson School, Minnesota and an MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT.
When & Where
General Assembly LA
General Assembly @GA_LA is a New York born global community empowering people to pursue work they love through skills based education in technology, business and design with campuses located in New York City, London, Washington DC, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Santa Monica & Los Angeles!