Great ideas are born every day. Research, detailed business plans and customer feedback are a good start but not sufficient to seriously attract investors. What do today’s investors look for in a company? Once you have attracted investors, what are some of the more productive negotiating strategies? What's a reasonable level of investment should you expect, and what should you expect to give up? When is it best to tap friends and family vs. other outside investors? How early in the growth process is it reasonable to expect angel or venture capital participation? How about strategic investors?
Come and join a first rate panel of experts that will discuss answers to these and other questions based on practical experience.
Free copy of "Get Funded" to be given to attendees who ask the the most interesting questions. More about the book at http://fivemountainpress.com/Funding.html
Noah J. Doyle, Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners, http://javelinvp.com/content/team.html
George Hoyem, Partner, IQT, http://www.iqt.org (biographical summary below)
Allan May, Chairman / Founder, Life Science Angels, http://www.lifescienceangels.com/board-member-bios/
Moderated by Naeem Zafar, Entrepreneurship Lecturer, Haas School of Business, http://www2.haas.berkeley.edu/Faculty/zafar_naeem.aspx
Thursday, March 10
Networking 6:00 to 7:15 PM
Panel 7:15 to 8:30 PM
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050
$30 before March 1
$35 after March 1
$40 at the door
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY FOR GEORGE HOYEM from above
George Hoyem is a Partner with In-Q-Tel. George brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial, operations and venture experience in high technology companies. He has backed, supported, and served on the boards of over sixteen emerging technology companies.
Previously, as a Managing Partner at Blueprint Ventures, George helped devise and build Blueprints unique investment focus on Venture Backed, Corporate Spinouts, where he drove and exited several of Blueprints key successes. Prior to Blueprint, George worked as a Managing Partner at the Redleaf Group, George headed up their Silicon Valley investment office. At Redleaf, George led several key investment and successful M&A transactions. Prior to Redleaf, George started his investment career with El Dorado Ventures, a Silicon Valley early-stage technology venture firm, where he spearheaded several software investments.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, George built an 18-year operating career with several prominent technology companies. As the General Manager of Hewlett Packard's Internet Commerce Division, he was responsible for a $40 million P&L. Prior to HP, he held several executive positions in marketing and operations with VeriFone, including VP of Software Marketing and General Manager of the Internet Commerce Division. George was a key contributor in the $1.3 billion sale of VeriFone to Hewlett Packard.
Prior to VeriFone, George was co-founder and Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Visix Software, a Corporate IP Spinout of AMS (American Management Systems). He has also held other management and sales positions at American Management Systems (AMS), Federal Data Corporation, and Tektronix.