Actions and Detail Panel
How To Pitch To VC & Angel Investors
Thu, May 11, 2017, 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM CEST
An event for entrepreneurs, startups, students, etc.
(Please also click 'Yes' to RSVP here on the Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/StockholmEntrepreneurs/events/237982031/)
Part 1: Hear from our panel of investors to see how to best position yourself or your company to get investors involved, get funded, and get moving. Learn what you need to do to receive funding for your startup or your idea. Our panel is a group of successful investors/VCs, dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies. Plus, an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Part 2: Then, watch as the companies we've selected each do their 5-minute pitch to our panel of investors. Learn from their techniques to help prepare yourself for a future pitch!
Ian Lucey - Founder, Lucey Fund
Malin Carlström - Investment Manager Technology, Industrifonden
1 more investor to be announced
Event to be moderated, in English, by Peter Fosso (from USA; Founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment Corp, and Stockholm Entrepreneurs)
Join us along with a panel of investors to discuss:
• What do investors look for? What’s the mindset behind their investment decisions?
• How should an entrepreneur get the attention of a VC?
• What should a startup have in place in order to impress investors and make them want to commit?
• How does an entrepreneur know whether to pursue VC funding, investment from an angel, or crowdfunding?
• Learn these things and more + get your questions answered
• Then watch several companies pitch to them
SCHEDULE (approximate times):
18:45: Check-In/Mingling, 19:00 or 19:15 Panel Discussion, 20:15-21:00 Pitching Session + Q&A, and final words from the investors, then more mingling. This is an 'after dinner' event so no food will be served.
PROCEEDS GO TOWARD:
Global Music Project is an international NGO whose mission is to provide musical instruments to the underprivileged and make a difference through the power of music. Currently launching a branch in Stockholm, so come join the team of volunteers!
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Ian Lucey is the founder of the Lucey Fund, a Venture Technology firm that builds, sells and finances products for early-stage startups. The Lucey Fund has offices in 6 countries including the USA, Ireland, UK, and Spain. They have invested in over 70+ startups over the past 3.5 years. In 2015 alone the Lucey Fund invested in 30 new projects. See www.lucey.fund for Lucey Fund's portfolio.
Ian spoke and judged numerous events at DCU, DTI, UCLA, Startup Ole!, Web Summit, Uprise Festival, Trinity College, etc. Previously Ian has been Sales Director with Relate Software, a Deloitte Fast50 company, board member of the Irish Internet Association and numerous startups, managed the Accountants Division in Sage Ireland and was Ireland's youngest National Student Union officer. Ian has experience building and selling SaaS, ERP, Accounting, Time & Billing, CRM and Payments systems around the world.
Malin Carlström has been involved in the VC world since 2005. She has experience working with investments at SEB Venture Capital, One Crown, and Verdane Capital. She has also been involved as an adviser to several startups. In 2012, her career path brought her to Industrifonden. “I wanted to work for Industrifonden because it’s one of the most experienced and active VC players in Sweden,” explains Malin. “Each company is unique. Every challenge is unique. You never stop learning. The odds for a successful investment are against you. But with experience, you can impact the outcome and increase the chances of finding and building a truly successful company. To get the best results, you need to have a winning team, an international market, and intelligent capital.”
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Peter Fosso is a serial entrepreneur from Seattle, Washington (USA) and the founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment, Seattle Entrepreneurs, Stockholm Entrepreneurs, and more. Peter has a diverse background as an entrepreneur with strong expertise in the music industry, technology, and consumer or B2B-related businesses. He's an Internet business developer and consultant, advising in companies' business development, marketing, social media strategies, and can help Swedish companies enter the U.S. marketplace.
All proceeds from Stockholm Entrepreneurs go toward Global Music Project, the international NGO whose mission is to provide musical instruments to the underprivileged and make a difference through the power of music. http://globalmusicproject.org
Special thanks to SUP46!