Silicon Valley Funding Forum

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Silicon Valley Funding Forum

Startups pitch investors, networking in expo hall, and dinner and drinks.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Auditorium Middlefield Road free street parking Palo Alto, CA 94301

Map and directions

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Hosted by Angel Launch, leading producer of investment forums for startups and investors.

Office: 650 226 3490 or Cell 310 6216850 or info@angellaunch.com

Free tickets are now gone. Once you purchase tickets, we will send you address of venue one week before.

Register to pitch to a room of 50 investors and 150 startups and tech execs.

STARTUP PITCHING SPOTS ARE SOLD OUT BUT EMAIL INFO@ANGELLAUNCH.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND CELL PHONE SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU IN EVENT OF CANCELLATION

Want to pitch to global investors? Also join our SIlicon Valley Funding Summit on Jan 4 in Las Vegas before CES 2023 but not affiliated.

SERVICE PROVIDERS OR VENDORS, WANT TO SPONSOR?

The fee is $495. This event will be a festive holiday party but we use sponsors to underwrite food and venue costs. As a sponsor, you get the entire attendee list with contact info (with consent) demo table, and speak from the stage. Contact us for details.

We host monthly events with 40-50 investors and 100 startups and tech professionals. Many startups received funding or made partnership from past events.

OUR PITCHING SPOTS WILL SELL OUT SO BOOK NOW TO RESERVE. 8 and 6 MINUTES PITCHING SOLD OUT. ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT 3 MINUTES!

STARTUPS: You select your number of minutes to pitch from stage with full AV, Screen and slide deck. We sell out all pitching spots so sign up now so you don't miss out.

INVESTORS: Please register as "investor "if you or your firm are an accredited investor such as: VC, angel, corporate, or family office.

ATTENDEES: Hear the program and enjoy two hours of networking dinner with food and drinks.

INVESTORS: Apply for free ticket if you are a verifiable accredted investor.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

2:30-3:00 Networking and Registration

3:00-5:30 Startup Pitch and Panel

SPONSOR COMMENTS:

Michael Cohen, Director, Silicon Valley SBDC

Globalize

INVESTOR JUDGES:

-Sameer Chopra, Monta Vista Capital

-Stratos Davlos, Angel Investor

-Zamir Shukho, Vibranium Ventures

-Jukka Alanen, Rebellion Ventures

-Ankita Vashistha , Managing Partner, StrongHer Ventures

-Avinash Vashistha, General Partner, StrongHer Ventures, Managing Partner, Tholons Capital

STARTUPS PRESENTING:

8 Minutes/3 qa

--Taylor Speegle, CTO, Centers for Age Control Inc.

--Prabhakar Nellore, CoFounder/COO, OpenEGrid

--Nico Pigni, Founder and CTO, SimplyTC Inc

--Emily Ward, CEO, AlcaCruz Inc

6 Minutes/2 qa

--Kylin Shaw, Founder and CEO, Lenry Technology LLC

--Prashanth Shetty, CEO, TelosAir

--James Hutchinson, Founder & CEO, Hyprlift, Inc

--Gary Goldstein, CEO, Insynctive, Inc.

--Marwan Sweedan, MKS

4 minutes /2 q/a

Globalize

3 Minutes/2 q/a

-Alexander Alishoev, CTO, Remedly

--Niki Moyer, Founder, KrillPay

Demo table:

-Steven Colby, Partner, Rimon Law Firm

5:30-7:30 Networking, Dinner, Drinks, Demo Showcase

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HOW TO ATTEND:

Please register to attend in your category as a startup, tech professional/vendor, or accredited investor so we know what type of badge to give you. Startups can also self-register to pitch and host a demo table.

THERE ARE FOUR OPTIONS TO ATTEND

1. Attendee: Attend program with networking mixer as startup, vendor or tech professional.

2. Demo Table: Startups, Sponsors or Vendors Host Demo Table

3. Startups Register to Pitch: Pitch from Stage with demo table.

4. Accredited Investors: We give comp tickets to qualified and verified accredited investors such as an angel, VC or corporate investor.

STARTUPS REGISTER TO PITCH IF SEEKING FUNDS:

Register to pitch investors followed by q/a including 2 tix and free demo table in demo showcase. Many past startups have received funding from our events. We prefer you pitch in person, but might consider zoom. If you want zoom send us an email info@angellaunch.com. Open for seed, early and advanced growth funding.

Presented on stage with full AV sound system and slide decks. Investors and audience can ask questions.

SPONSORS:

Sponsor this event if you are a Vendor or service providers seeking customers or promotion. Includes demo table, 4 minutes to audience and email and website .

INVESTORS REGISTERED TO ATTEND:

  1. Rishabh Banga Angel Investor VITALIZE Angels
  2. Avi Vashistha General Partner StrongHer Ventures
  3. Ankita Vashistha Managing Partner StrongHer Ventures
  4. Vivek Vipul Managing Partner FalconX
  5. Jordan Wahbeh Managing Partner SV Venture Group
  6. Johnny Wang lead WJ Tech
  7. Mitchell Weinstock Investor Tech Ventures
  8. Jonas Wendt Founder OURZ
  9. Hoi Wong Venture Fellow Berkeley Skydeck
  10. porter wong Venture Partner Network VC
  11. Jasmine Zhang Investment Director SK hynix America
  12. Chris Zhong Investor Nationwide
  13. Bob Bilbruck CEO Captjur (Captjur Connect)
  14. Andrew Bolwell VP of Innovation HP Tech Ventures
  15. Patrick Bumpus Investment / Marketing Impact Venture Capital
  16. Jerome Calvo Principal Stealth Mode Lab
  17. Margit Chapman Executive Director Chapman Health Solutions, LLC
  18. Nikita Chizhov Ceo Rehab wheel
  19. Rachna Dayal COO & Managing Partner Global Health Impact Network & Funds
  20. Mamta Dhanuka Director KiwiTech
  21. ron erd CEO Unlocking Growth
  22. Tess Guerrero Pm Ua
  23. Farid Ismayilzada Founder and President Technovate Investments
  24. Anna Kachurets Investor S10 Ventures
  25. Vic Kapur Founder and Managing Member VisionPassage
  26. Brian Kennison Managing Partner HSQ Capital Group
  27. AbdulKarriem Khan Grand Negas Latinum Fund
  28. Akemi Koda Accredited Investor Band of Angels
  29. Vijay Koduri Investor Sand Hill Angels
  30. Christos Kolias Principal Orange Silicon Valley
  31. Qiao Xing Li Sr.Product Manager X
  32. mark Lin CEO Milkyway
  33. Vincent Lui Investor Rhapsody Ventures
  34. Bradley Lyon CEO Lyon Enterprises, LLC
  35. Joel Peterson Partner Peterson Capital
  36. Valentina Podgaynaya CBDO Vibranium.VC
  37. Aaron Rose Principal GT Ventures
  38. David Rubinstein President ANTREA
  39. Faye Sahai Partner Telosity Ventures
  40. Victor San Vicente Broker Platinum Global Technologies
  41. Shrikant Sathe Partner Vedanta Capital
  42. Zamir Shukho GP&Co-founder Vibranium.VC
  43. Viren Singh Managing Partner TechLab Innovation Center
  44. Max Sultan Investor S10 Ventures
  45. Ning Sung Investor Sandhill Angels
  46. Lalit Thawrani Bio tech Bio tech
  47. Robert Tillman President and CEO RRT Partners, LLC
  48. Kirill Timofeev Partner&Co-founder Vibranium.VC

    Areas for Startups Who Should Attend or Pitch:

Consumer Ventures:

Media, entertainment, mobile, digital media, video, You Tube, music, audio, games, augmented reality, virtual reality, TV, hardware, Internet of Things, apps, retail, health, wearables, Internet of Things, connected cars, self-driving cars, consumer electronics devices, travel, hospitality, tourism, health and wellness, hardware products.

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Enterprise Ventures:

AI, robotics, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, sensors, Mobile, big data, analytics, communications, hardware, Internet of Things, apps, eCommerce, security, infrastructure, chips, cars, services, transportation, workplace, retail, e-commerce, clean tech, energy.

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Biotech/Life Sciences:

Life science, medical devices, ag tech, food tech, cannabis, healthcare services, management, operations, analytics, health and wellness apps.

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Fintech, Crypto, Blockchain

Big data, crypto, NFTs, Def Fi, Banking, blockchain, bitcoin, alt coins, real estate, lenders, cloud services, digital currency

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Startups that should attend or pitch:

Seed--- Early stage-- Advanced Growth--- Pre-IPO--- Scaling

Investors that should attend:

Angels --- VCs ---Corporate---Family Offices---Hedge Funds---Institutional---Private Equity---Academic---Accelerators/incubators

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ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: SILICON VALLEY SBDC

Silicon Valley SBDC offers no-cost advising that specializes in helping companies scale, go to market, and raise capital through the SBIR grant program and equity fundraising. There is no charge for these services which are supported by the federal government and other agencies.

If you are a startup venture (early or advanced stage) with a mailing address or business presence in Santa Clara County and would benefit from no-cost assistance with raising capital, please select "YES" in the survey question when you register. We understand many people now work at home, so the address can be business or residence.

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PAST ANGEL LAUNCH EVENTS TESTIMONIAL:

Endorsement from Mitchell Kominsky, Futureland Ventures,

"I am an investor in early-stage startups that are creating a more sustainable, connected, and resilient future. I recently participated as a judge for a Silicon Valley Investment Forum with Angel Launch, and was very impressed by the quality of startups. In fact, I am in discussions with one of the startups about a possible investment; and am appreciative of Angel Launch making that connection. I highly recommend other investors to judge and attend the programs, and startups to attend or pitch."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Endorsement from Michael Gibstine, Managing Director, Hanover International.

”I work in Silicon Valley and attend many venture forums and investment summits. If you select one event to attend this year, I highly recommend Angel Launch events, either Silicon Valley Funding Summit in Las Vegas or Silicon Valley Investing Summit on Oct 1 in San Francisco. I have known the founder Zahava Stroud for eight years, and she produces the best regarded, highest quality summits for startups and investors. The events feature high quality innovative attendees from startups, investors and corporate partners; exciting customer experience with lavish food and drinks; and exceptional attendee experience with engaging discussions.

The events are impeccably organized with well crafted, thoughtful agendas addressing emerging tech trends; excellent speakers from top tier investment firms, VCs, corporate brands, and angels; and high level networking opportunities with demo tables. I have had follow up discussions with many high quality startups or advanced growth companies seeking capital. I highly recommend this summit to any person, company or agency that wants to bolster its connections to Silicon Valley; network with investors; meet high growth startups looking to expand their offices; and learn how to emulate Silicon Valley in your region."

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STARTUP SLIDE PREPARATION SUGGESTIONS

For the startups pitching 4 minutes, we strongly suggest this format:

Please follow this format and flow below (and use graphs and charts when appropriate) for your 4 min pitch.

Maximum 12 slides in total (20 seconds average per slide) and please rehearse.

Slide #1: Project's / Organization's Name + The idea

Summarize it in one sentence (max 20 words).

Slide #2: The Problem

Define the problem (need) being addressed by your project. What are you trying to solve, for whom? The current solutions: Who else is already doing and why there is an opportunity? i.e. benchmarking competition.

Slides #3-4: The Market Opportunity

Define Your Market: What space you are in? Total Market Size (TAM/SAM/SOM), Your niche, and US market potential and trends.

Slides #5-6: Your Solution / Technology

Technology readiness levels (TRL), competitive advantage, Product, price, place and promotion positioning (4P); strengths, opportunities, weakness or threats (SWOT) .

Why you? Founders' bios and achievements.

Slide #7-8: Revenue Model

Please describe how you are planning to make money. Cash Flows and Funding Strategy. Show Metrics and Scalability.

Slide #9-10: Achievements

Show your timeline and milestones to date. Existing Customers and Other Partnerships. Amount of funding obtained. IP protection.

Slides #11: Next steps

In general and for the US market. Raising capital: Amount, valuation, proposal.

Slides #12: Thank you, Team & Contact info.

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COVID COMPLIANCE:

We encourage attendees to get vaccinated but not required for Covid -19. Please DO NOT attend If you are not comfortable with this policy, are high risk have close contact to high risk people or have any other concerns. We comply with County government guidelines which no longer requires masks for fully vaccinated attendees.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including the Event. Prior to registering for and attending the Event, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. By attending this event, you acknowledge this inherent risk and, as a condition of entering this space , you acknowledge, understand and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:

• That you are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at CDC.gov, including, but not limited to:

• Cold; Fever or chills; Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or body aches; Headache; New loss of taste or smell; Sore throat; Congestion or runny nose; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea;

• That prior to attending you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine;

• That you are not under any self-quarantine orders;

Please do not attend this event if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria.

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