San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The mission of the inaugural “Post-Seed” Conference is to bring together the best and brightest minds around early-stage financing for a one-day focused event, targeting investors, early-stage founders, and members of the startup press.
Increasingly, early-stage founders have many financing options at their disposal. From crowdfunding, to debt financing, to a vibrant angel investing environment, the options available to founders are plentiful. However, for a variety of reasons, larger venture capital firms have largely elected to write bigger checks slightly later in the life cycle of a company. The result: a significant gap between seed financings and larger institutional investments. This gap is “Post-Seed.”
Investors & Early-stage Founders
The “Post-Seed” Conference will examine this trend and organize leaders from the investment world to discuss the topic, as well as founders who have personally been through the process. This type of content doesn’t exist on Twitter or in blogs and, for that reason, we’re excited to put on this show and to invite you to participate.
For more details: Post Seed
When & Where
Bullpen Capital, Vator, Venture51
Bullpen Capital is a second-round investor that invest in companies previously seeded by Super Angel funds. Bullpen's founders include Paul Martino, founder and former CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, Duncan Davidson, founder of Covad and former venture partner at VantagePoint, and Richard Melmon, co-founder of Electronic Arts.
Vator (short for innovator) is a business network for entrepreneurs and investors. Organizations and investors use the platform to hold competitions or accept applications to find promising startups. In 2014, the platform started allowing investors to place investments in startups. Founded and run by veteran and award-winning journalist Bambi Francisco, the Vator media family includes the social network, plus the Splash event series and VatorNews, a media site providing analysis and news of innovation and technology.
Venture51 is an early-stage venture capital firm. The firm invests in high technology companies and is based on the premis for a new, modern venture capital firm that supports the most promising founders in high-growth markets. The brings their own entrepreneurial experience, relationships, and marketing/product expertise to the table. They look to back passionate, experienced entrepreneurs who are focused on creating highly scalable technologies and significant value propositions for their customers.