January 2012 Forum: Super Entrepreneurs
Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Irvine, United States
Fundraising is essential to many early stage companies. But when should you do it and how should you go about doing it? Similarly, how do you know when you are not ready for fund raising and shouldn't waste precious time chasing your own tail?
Come learn from the pros/cons of getting funded and what it takes to raise money in today's market.
Presenter: Tarang Shah: SoftBank Capital
Tarang Shah is a venture capital professional. At SoftBank Capital, a venture capital fund, he helped with investments in mobile, digital media and enterprise software startups totaling $50 million. He has reviewed 1000+ startups and served as a board member and CEO advisor for dozen plus startups. Tarang is currently a technology innovation executive and mobile payment/commerce expert for one of the largest financial institutions in the US, where he has built and leads a startup risk assessment practice based on his venture model. Tarang was a co-founder of a VC consulting firm Ariants, lead product manager for Ericsson’s first 3G product line of $300 million in R&D, business responsible for Ericsson’s CDMA450 product line, and a marketing manager for Qualcomm’s CDMA technology. He passed CFA Level II in 2005 and holds MBA from Thunderbird, MBA and BSEE from Gujarat University (India). He has developed a venture model, Startup Analysis Model (SAM) for assessing success potential of the startups.
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Sign Ups & Networking
6:30 pm – 6:45pm - TCVN Updates & Speaker Announcement
6:45pm – 7:30pm - Presentation & QA
7:30pm – 7:45pm - Break & Networking
7:45pm to 8:30pm - Elevator Pitches
8:30pm - Networking and Adjournment
$25 Early Registration
$35 Day of the Event
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Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.