Silicon Valley ElevatorPitch
- Business & Professional
- Reed Smith, Palo Alto CA
PeopleConnect is excited to announce their next event PitchForce, taking place Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 5 PM-8:30 PM at RocketSpace (181 Fremont Street, SF, CA 94105). PitchForce is a part of a series of monthly fund raising events for high tech, software, clean tech, medical device, biotech or medical diagnostic companies. Each month ten companies are chosen to participate in PitchForce. Presenting companies will each have a demo table and have the opportunity to meet and network with angels, VCs and guests during the first hour. Attendees will then vote for their favorite company and the top five will get to present to a distinguished panel of VCs. The panel then chooses who they feel is the most promising startup. The winner will get a meeting with our Sponsoring Venture Capitalist, Blumberg Capital for a full Pitch Session to the Blumberg Capital VC team.
Here are the companies that will be pitching this Thursday!
Chris Gottschalk, VC of Blumberg Capital
Chris has over 8 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, operational executive and investment banker within the technology space. Prior to Blumberg, Chris worked at Menlo Ventures where he pursued investment opportunities in mobile, internet, gaming, software, and e-commerce. Before joining Menlo Ventures, Chris served as the Director of Corporate Development & Analytics at PlayPhone. In this role he was responsible for M&A sourcing and execution, strategic partnerships, and improving operational metrics. Chris also worked as an investment banking analyst in the TMT group at Cowen and Company where he completed a number of M&A and equity transactions in the digital media and communications equipment sectors. Chris began his career at Intel as an operations financial analyst within the Flash Products Division. In addition, Chris has consulted for several technology startups including Gilt Groupe and ngmoco.
Chris earned a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. Chris was selected as a Kauffman Finalist in 2012.
PeopleConnect is a full-service executive search firm specializing in helping innovative startups, early stage ventures, and companies in expansion or turnaround mode grow great teams.