Update: Josh Elman (Greylock Partners) will be unable to join us for the evening.
In this miniconference, we will look at how the seed funding landscape has evolved over the last two years, with the entrance of super angels, AngelList as well as incubators and accelerators backed by venture funds. We will examine the differences and benefits of these various sources of early stage funding and what entrepreneurs should consider when making their decision.
We will also discuss what kind of term sheets work best at such an early stage, and when young companies should raise money in their product life cycle. We will review some of the more common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when fund-raising and how to avoid them.
Join Frank Chen (Andreessen Horowtiz), Sharon Vosmek (Astia), Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures), Pascal Finette (WebFWD Mozilla) and the rest of us to find out how you can take your company to product/market fit and beyond.
Bonus: The event will be televised back to Singapore live!
6.30 - 7.00pm Registration and networking
7.00 - 7.15pm Opening remarks
7.15 - 8.00pm Moderated panel discussion (televised to Singapore live)
8.00 - 8.15pm Q&A from Singapore audience
8.15 - 8.30pm Q&A from Silicon Valley audience
8.30 - 9.30pm Mixer and refreshments
Rainmakers is series of miniconferences focusing on entrepreneurial education. Each event is centered around a technological theme on which relevant startup founders and professionals from the industry are invited to share their experiences.
The first mini-conference was on Emerging Trends in Mobile, held in April, and the second one was on Importance of UI/UX Design, held in June. We had Evan Doll (Flipboard), Bhaskar Roy (Qik), Bowei Gai (CardMunch), Alvin Tse (TixxMe), Joe Beninato (Tello), Kevin Fox (Mozilla), Luke Wroblewski (Bagcheck), Jason Putorti (Votizen), Garry Tan (Y Combinator) and Jessica Mah (inDinero) on our panels. We also have had over 300 attendees at our miniconferences so far. More information can be found on http://rainmakers.co
The series is run by a team of aspiring entrepreneurs. We're building a global network of entrepreneurs, and Rainmakers is our first step.