San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join over first event in the heart of New York generously hosted by Micro Office and The Hatchery. Space limited to only 75 so RSVP before we sell out.
- ATTRACTING FUNDING FOR STARTUPS
- IMPLICATIONS OF NEW JOBS ACT FOR INVESTORS AND STARTUPS
- FORMING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SILICON VALLEY
Program, workshop, venture pitch, Happy Hour Mixer with free drinks.
AngelLaunch Venture Forums have attracted hundreds of professionals from startups, tech, entertainment, digital media, mobile, medtech, healthcare, advertising, web services, finance, law, recruiting, in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
Now we go to New York. Located at 48th Street and Broadway.
Info: 310 736 1541 or Info@AngelLaunch.com
6:00pm-6:45pm Networking Reception, Pizza and Beer, Demos
6:45-7:30 Implications of New Jobs act For Startups and Investors
Hank Barry, Partner, Sidley Austin
Thomas Kim, Partner, Sidley Austin, former SEC Corporation Finance Chief Counsel
WHAT DOES NEW JOBS ACT MEAN TO INVESTORS AND STARTUPS?
Learn about the new updates on the JOBS Act regulations and strategies for raising capital under new general solicitation guidelines.
The final rules enacted under Title II of the JOBS Act legislation went into effect on Sept 23. This new law will dramatically change how startups raise capital, and how investors can fund startups. These rules effect future private placements for fundraising.
Overview of final rules and new requirements enacted under Title II of the JOBS Act
- Understand how companies can use general solicitation today to raise capital
- Pitfalls to avoid
- What are reasonable steps that issuers should take under new Rule 506(c) to verify the accredited investor status of potential investors.
- Opportunities, benefits and risks for raising capital via general solicitation
- Special guidelines and implications for investors
- Implications for venture forums and demo day pitch programs
- How private equity firms can use Act to attract new limited partners
- What is the value of using third parties such as registered brokers-dealers to handle administrative requirements?
7:30-9:00 Panel Discussion with Investors followed by Startup Pitch Presentations
Hear our panel discussion of investor heavy weights evaluate top trends in these areas. Panel will be followed by session of venture pitches of selected startups for 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes of comments. After program you can network with investors.
What are the cutting edge trends in these markets?
How much should you ask for?
How can you attract investors and what are they looking for?
What are hot markets and startups to watch?
What do you need to know about deal terms and negotiations?
What should you look for in an investor?
How to decide between angels, VCs and strategic investors?
How do you attract customers?
- Jeff Tannenbaum, BlueRun Ventures
- Nathan Low, Sunrise Securities and Angel investor
- Lucas Nelson, Principal, Gotham Ventures
- Carter Page, Founder and Managing Partner of Global Energy Capital LLC and Global Natural Gas Ventures LLC
- Charlie Kemper, Partner, Revel Partners
- Moderator; Hank Barry, Partner, Sidley Austin
- Consumer Services, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networks
- Enterprise, Sales, Big Data, Analytics, SaaS, Cloud, IT
- Healthcare, sustainable products, Social Enterprise
- Mobile Apps, Services, and Devices
- Clean tech, Green tech, Energy
- Emerging Trends: 3D printing, Digital Currency/virtual goods, bitcoins
Startups Pitch Panel of Judges
Startups pitch for 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes of comments from judges. Register on our site to pitch.
Startups, tech, venture capitalits, angels, small business owners, media and entertainment professionals, retail owners, entrepreneurs, mobile, Internet, digital media, startups, service providers, legal, financial services, banks, investors.
Register to Pitch (THESE SPOTS SELL OUT QUICKLY)
Startups can register to pitch for 3 to 5 minutes on relevant session; followed by 2 to 4 minutes comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company. Each session consists of a one hour panel by investors and startups, and 80 minutes of venture pitch presentations for 3-5 minutes each. In order to pitch, register for DEMO PITCH item above. Startups must have at least one founder or office based in the SF Bay area.
Apply to Speak:
Investors, apply to speak on our panels. We are seeking investors, angels, VCs, strategic investors and successful entrepreneurs for a panel discussion. Send email with bio and areas of expertise to Speakers@Angellaunch.com.
HOST A DEMO EXHIBITOR TABLE OR SPONSOR
- Demo Spot and Pitch: $95: You get from 3 minutes pitch during venture forum, followed by 2 minutes comments from judges. You get demo table during networking party from 6-6:45.
- Demo Spot and 1 Minute PItch $50: Host demo table at networking reception
Startups, tech solution providers for products, services or applications such as: consumer electronics, software, computers, hardware, eCommerce, payment and billing solutions, recruiters, outsourcing, legal, apps, digital media, devices, digital asset management, 3D, mobile, cameras, video, equipment, hardware, software, services, applications, editing, web services, broadband applications, devices, games, research firms, and professional service providers.
Refund Policy: We do not issue refunds, but tickets may be used by others or used as credit for the amount you paid to a future event.
MORE INFO: Zahava Stroud 310 736 1541 or Info@angellaunch.com
Carter Page, Founder and Managing Partner of Global Energy Capital LLC (GEC) and Global Natural Gas Ventures LLC (GNGV)
Since GEC was founded in 2008, it has established itself as a leading dedicated investor and advisor in developing energy markets with a particular focus on natural gas technologies and transactions, the primary focus of the recently created, dedicated GNGV investment vehicle. He established relationships with principal investors as well as energy and technology companies across Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Page previously spent 7 years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in London, Moscow and New York where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the Energy and Power Group. He spent 3 years in Russia where he was responsible for the opening of the regional office and led engagements with Gazprom, the world’s largest natural gas company among other industry leaders including over $25 billon in transactions. Mr. Page holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, an M.B.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.
Charlie Kemper, Partner, Revel Partners
Before helping launch Revel in February 2011, Charlie was a Principal with Steelpoint Capital Partners, a media & technology growth equity firm he joined in 2005. While at Steelpoint, he led or participated in numerous successful investments in the media & communications fields including AdSpace Networks, Atempo, Boingo Wirless (IPO), Jitterbug, PacStar Communications, PrivaSys, Promptu, SeaMobile, Topica, WMI Media Solutions, and WorkShare.
Previously, Charlie worked with Darby Overseas Investments, a global private equity firm led by Nicholas Brady, former US Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of Dillon Read & Co, where he helped launch plan an early-stage venture fund focused on Latin America. Earlier in his career, Charlie was a Co-Founder & Managing Director of a Chicago-based digital media agency, KMF, focused on intranet design and e-commerce system integration.
In addition to Revel, Charlie is a General Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, the leading NY-born community-driven incubator. He is also a Founding Officer & Chair of the New York City Venture Connection, a networking organization comprised of the leading venture capital firms in the Greater New York area.
Charlie holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.Charlie was born in Brazil to Franco-Brazilian parents and mostly raised in Mexico. He has been happily living in New York since 2004 with his wife, Christina. When he is not busy working, Charlie can often be found riding around Manhattan on his longboard or his motorcycle. If it’s windy & warm out, he is likely ‘calling in sick’ so that he can be kiteboarding in the Great South Bay. He also (poorly) plays touch rugby regularly at Pier 40 in an attempt to keep fit.
Nikhil Kalghatgi, Principal, SoftBank Capital
Nikhil joined SoftBank Capital in 2010 and is based in NYC. He focuses on Seed and Series A opportunities and has special interests in commerce platforms, mobile enterprise, and marketplaces.
Nikhil’s engineering background is in UX design and development, and prior to joining SoftBank Capital, Nikhil was Founder and Fund Manager of Partner 6 hedge fund, spent several years in the military intelligence, and joined the founding team of Localytics in Boston.
Nikhil completed his MBA at Harvard Business School, and maintains BS and MS engineering degrees from Tufts University.
Lucas Nelson, Principal, Gothan Ventures
Lucas Nelson is a Principal at Gotham Ventures and is a proud geek; a hacker turned VC. Lucas brings a unique mix of technical depth and business knowledge to bear when Gotham Ventures works with a company. He is most excited by companies that are trying to use technology to make a dent in the universe.
Lucas works most closely with Gotham Ventures Portfolio companies STELLAService and ADstruc as well as his angel investments in Branch, DarkNet, and WayWire. He is a Kauffman Fellow, co-authored The Art of Software Security Testing, chaired DefCon – the largest hacking convention in the US – for 10 years, and has been a member of the NY tech community since 1999.
After working in operating and investing roles on the West Coast, Lucas was recruited back east to join Gotham Ventures and participate in the burgeoning startup ecosystem of New York. Prior to this he was a Senior Manager for Product Security at Adobe, where he worked to develop the strategy and led the execution for Adobe’s proactive security solutions as part of their secure development lifecycle. While in Silicon Valley he also worked as an Investment Associate at US Venutre Partners where he focused on deal sourcing and due diligence in cloud computing and security companies. Lucas first got involved in the New York startup community as a programmer in 1999 and worked for three startups: i33, FlashBase and @Stake, which were all successfully acquired.
Lucas received a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Lucas is on the NJ EDC Venture Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Health Assessment Labs, an organization whose goal to advance the state-of-the-art tools for monitoring health care services and health outcomes from the patient/consumer point of view. He practices the martial arts of Capoeria and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a Scotch connoisseur. Lucas also attends hackathons and still codes a bit in his spare time.
Jeff Tannenbaum, Principal, Blue Run Ventures
Jeff joins BRV with over 15 years leadership experience building consumer web companies in the entertainment, mobile and technology industries. He has structured partnerships with companies including the New York Times Company, Perseus, as well as numerous online/offline publishers.
Jeff founded and oversaw all business activities at PhotoCrank. In less than three years, he grew the company from a Silicon Valley start-up to the leading social photo entertainment platform.
Before PhotoCrank, Jeff was Co-Founder at DreamFront where he transformed the company’s vision of interactive books into the widely popular series, the Digital Detectives Mysteries. In addition to his business experience, Jeff has a deep understanding of the product creation process having served as the head of product for both consumer and SaaS platforms.
Hank Barry, Partner, Sidley
Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Barry was a managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in San Francisco. From April 2000 to May 2002, he served as CEO and a Board member for Napster, Inc.
In 2011, he represented Baidu, Inc. in connection with its breakthrough agreement with One-Stop China (a joint venture of Universal Music, Warner Music, and Sony Music) for the distribution of digital music in China. In 2013 Mr. Barry represented Society6 LLC in its acquisition by Demand Media, Inc. Mr. Barry currently represents Amazon.com Inc. and other companies in digital media matters. He is recognized in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.
Thomas J. Kim, Partner, Sidley Austin
TOM KIM focuses his practice on advising companies, underwriters and boards of directors on registered and exempt capital markets transactions, SEC regulatory and reporting issues, and corporate governance, as well as on general corporate and securities matters.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2013, Tom served for six years as the Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC. As Chief Counsel, Tom was responsible for the no-action, interpretive and exemptive positions taken by the Division on a wide range of matters, including Securities Act exemptions, the registration process, Rule 144, and a broad range of Exchange Act issues, including deregistration, succession, Section 16, proxy solicitation and shareholder proposal rules, and executive compensation disclosure, among others. Under his leadership, the Chief Counsel’s Office revised and updated the Division’s telephone interpretations as Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations and issued several significant Staff Legal Bulletins. Tom also led a number of notable SEC rulemakings and policy initiatives, including:
- The July 2013 rulemaking under the JOBS Act eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation in Securities Act Rules 506 and 144A offerings;
- The revisions to the securities exchange listing standards for compensation committees and compensation advisers;
- The concept release on the U.S. proxy system; and
- The interpretive release on the use of company websites.
Tom also oversaw the Division’s Office of Enforcement Liaison, which refers matters to the Division of Enforcement and advises on offering and disclosure-related issues in enforcement cases.
Prior to joining the SEC in 2006, Tom served as Corporate and Securities Counsel for the General Electric Company in Fairfield, CT.
As a member of the ABA’s Committee on Corporate Laws, Tom edited several editions of the ABA’s Corporate Director’s Guidebook. He is a frequent speaker at securities law conferences, including the Northwestern Law School Annual Securities Law Institute and programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Tom graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.
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