An open discussion between startup founder and venture capitalist who chose to invest:
Venture funding is one of many ways available to an entrepreneur to finance a growing company. Once the entrepreneur has turned heads in the venture community, selecting the right VC is as important as having the right idea at the right time. Selecting the right VC can be the turning point that shapes a startup's future success.
At the same time, before the "VC hunt", it is very important to understand the process of how venture capitalists choose or screen their investments, what they are looking for, and how they think. What does it mean for them "the attractiveness of the opportunity"? How is the market size, the strategy, the technology, customer adoption, competition, the management team, and the deal terms are considered. How do VCs valuate their risks?
All these questions and more will be discussed in an interview with Vivek Mehra, Partner, August Capital and Alexander Miroshnichenko, a serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CTO, Virsto.
Addiitonal details at http://www.tecglobal.org/tec_20101202
When & Where
The Entrepreneurs' Club
The Entrepreneurs' Club - TEC ( formely known as CoolTech) is a strong international multi-ethnic network of high-tech entrepreneurs, executives and other professionals. Our members speak English, Russian, Hebrew and many other European languages. We are headquartered in the Silicon Valley and hold regular meetings in Palo Alto, New York and Moscow.
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