VCs Perspective - Funding The Next Big Thing
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Palo Alto, CA
What sectors get most love from VCs? why? What are the emerging verticals that VCs will shift their attention to next ? How does that impact your next round of funding ? How do VCs generally assess investment opportunities? Here is your chance to address those questions.
Shani Shoham,Managing Director with 2020.vc and a board member and mentor with numerous incubators, will discuss the venture capital industry in 2012, emerging sectors, mobile investing and the mobile app economy.
If you are an entrepreneur, considering a venture in a specific vertical or have an idea for a mobile/SaaS/social media/clean-tech related venture - this is your chance to get insight on the facts of venture capital, learn what's trending and how VCs think.
- From photo sharing apps and Airbnbs to enterprise - 2012 - a VC summary
- Mobile apps vs. mobile platform - How to think about you next mobile venture
- The emergence of XaaS
- When do I have enough traction
When & Where
2020.vc is a pre-seed, pre-idea incubator that connects entrepreneurs with the innovation needs of enterprises. We reverse the traditional process by having corporations present their innovation initiatives to entrepreneurs. 2020 then forms & incorporates teams of pre-qualified entrepreneurs, provides them with seed funding (through the corporations) and 6 months of mentorship, to launch products or services to address those initiatives.
2020 will make follow-on investments in a selected number of its ventures.