San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The mission of the inaugural “Post-Seed” Conference is to bring together the best and brightest minds around early-stage financing for a one-day focused event, targeting investors, early-stage founders, and members of the startup press.
For years, early-stage founders have had many financing options at their disposal. From crowdfunding, to debt financing, to micro VCs, to a vibrant angel investing environment -- the options have been plentiful. Increased competition has left many of them in a "post seed" stage, unable or just un-ready to grab those big checks written by later-stage venture capital firms.
Investors & Early-stage Founders
The “Post-Seed” Conference will examine this trend and organize leaders from the investment world to discuss the topic, as well as founders who have personally been through the process. This type of content doesn’t exist on Twitter or in blogs and, for that reason, we’re excited to put on this show and to invite you to participate.
For more details: Post Seed 2016
When & Where
Vator, Bullpen, Haystack
Vator (short for innovator) is an awesome business network dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Vator consists of Vator.co, the online network with 150,000-plus members; VatorX - a platform to help filter for great startups; Vator Investment Club - made up of Vator investor members who invest in Vator-curated startups; Vator Media, which includes VatorNews, a provider of analysis, commentary, and news about innovation and venture capital, and Vator Events, which organizers the Splash startup series and Post Seed conference
Bullpen Capital is a second round investor that invests in companies previously seeded by the Super Angel funds. Bullpen's founders include Paul Martino, founder and former CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, Duncan Davidson, founder of Covad and former venture partner at VantagePoint, and Richard Melmon, co-founder of Electronic Arts.
Haystack is a seed-stage fund.