Panel Event: Fundraising Series Part One

As part of Orrick’s complimentary TOTAL ACCESS program for entrepreneurs, you are invited to participate in “Building Your Story,” Part One of The Fundraising Series, a multi-part program designed to connect you with the inside information and contacts you need to accelerate your capital campaign.

Please note: Registration for Parts One and Two is open to everyone, however, Part Three is reserved only for companies that are selected from Parts One and Two.

If you cannot attend Part One but would like to participate in Part Two, please let Joyce Chuang know as soon as possible.  We will reply to you with specific instructions on how to participate.

Learn what VCs really want to know about your business.  You will have the opportunity to:

  • Review an operating plan
  • Analyze and build your target market size
  • Study market strategy
  • Understand your competitive landscape
  • Build your financial model
  • Construct an investor value proposition

John Beck, CFO, BeckCFO
Arif Janmohamed, Senior Associate, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Dafina Toncheva, Investor, Tugboat Ventures
Chris Yeh, VP Marketing, PBworks

Please click here to accept or decline by Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Questions? Please contact Joyce Chuang at 650.289.7178.

Part Two: Fine-Tuning Your Story

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(Entrepreneurs will only be assigned to one session, not both.)

To participate in this session, your company must submit a slide deck.  A panel of VCs will review the presentations and give specific feedback to help you understand what VCs want to hear in each major section of the pitch.  This is a group workshop session geared towards education.  Each company will have the opportunity to also learn from the feedback given to the other companies in the session.

  • Each CEO will present his/her “Tag Line” and “Elevator Pitch.”
  • CEOs will be selected to present different sections (e.g. value proposition, financials, etc.) of their pitches and receive feedback from the panel.
  • No CEO will make his/her full presentation to a VC during this session.

From this session, the panel will select CEOs to continue on to the final and third part of this series.  Details and participation requirements to follow.

Part Three: Presenting Your Story to Venture Funds

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

With new skills and a revised presentation, you will pitch your presentation in its entirety to our panel of VCs and experts and get the feedback you need to further hone your pitch.

  • Is your investor presentation ready for the prime time?
  • How does your business model stack up against the competition?
  • Would you get invited back to a second VC meeting?

Food and refreshments will be served at each session.

For any questions regarding The Fundraising Series, please contact Joyce Chuang at 650.289.7178.

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