The new era of venture investing
Vator and BullPen are taking their popular Venture Shift event to the Big Apple.
There has been an emergence of a shadow venture system over the past several years as angels have institutionalized, yesterday's successful multi-millionaire entrepreneurs have become a legitimate capital market, and incubators have re-entered the funding formation process in droves. In the later stages, a few traditional VCs are turning into mutual funds. Add DST and secondary markets, and the world of investing has profoundly changed.
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Join us on the evening of November 17, 2011 in Manhattan along with top angels, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to explore the changes disrupting the VC industry.
The questions to explore are: How do these developments change the VC game and capital-formation process and exit dynamics? How are the rise of angels, super angels, incubators changing the stakes across the board? Are 10x returns elusive? How are secondary markets adding value?
This event is ideal for entrepreneurs seeking to understand the new world order of venture financing from start to finish. Super angels and angels and venture capitalists should also join the event to mingle and connect with fellow investors shaping the new era of venture investing.
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Vator, Inc and Bullpen Capital
Vator (short for innovator) is one of the largest business networks dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Founded and run by veteran and award-winning journalist Bambi Francisco, Vator's social network helps bring investors and startups together. Vator's newsroom, with over 500 contributors, provides news and commentary on the business of technology, innovation and angel and VC investing.
Bullpen Capital is a second round investor that invests in companies previously seeded by the 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.