On April 5-7, 2006, FundingPost will be hosting the “Perfect Venture Conference,” where 20 early-stage technology companies will pitch to and learn from 50 leading Venture Capital investors. The “Perfect Venture Conference” is sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Morrison and Foerster. Many entrepreneurs wonder what it takes to secure venture capital financing and need opportunities to showcase their businesses. At the three-day event, panels of and keynote speeches by Venture Capital Investors will answer the questions these young technology companies have. More information about the conference can be found online. In addition, FundingPost hosted calls on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 and Wednesday February 15th, 2006 featuring the some of the participating Venture Capitalists as a preview of what will be discussed at the conference.
FundingPost has completed 15+ sold out venture events in New York City over the past four years and it is proud to announce its next Venture Capital event in New York. After years of smaller events, FundingPost has decided to host a three-day conference to address the requests of entrepreneurial companies who want higher investor to company ratios and more chances to pitch. The conference is focused on early-stage technology companies in areas such as: software, hardware & peripherals, semiconductors, networking infrastructure, wireless, telecom, Internet, RFID, digital music/video platforms, online security, VoIP, e-commerce, search engine technology, advertising technology, database applications, online storage, supply-chain management, video game tech, payment processing & financial services. At the “Perfect Venture Conference” every company will pitch multiple times to the Investors. There will be 2-minute elevator pitches, 5-minute workshop pitches, 10-minute PowerPoint presentations and 1-on-1 private meetings. The panels and workshops will cover the entire fundraising process including: How to give a Great Pitch, Building Revenue and Customers, Building your Management Team, Setting Valuation, Preparing your Finances, Meeting with Investors, Negotiating Term Sheets, Exit Strategies, and the current state of IT Investing; All important topics entrepreneurs need to know about to get venture capital funding.
More than 40 Venture Capital and Angel Investor funds are already confirmed to speak. These firms include: Apex Capital Group, ArrowPath Venture Partners, Ascend Ventures, Battery Ventures, BRM Capital, Core Capital Partners, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Eastern Technology Fund, Edison Ventures, Endeavor Capital, FTVentures, Global Media Fund, Grotech Capital Group, IDG Ventures, IDT Ventures, IdeaLab, InflectionPoint Ventures, Innovation Philadelphia, Intel Capital, Inverness Capital Partners, Liquid Capital Group, Masthead Venture Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, Monumental Venture Partners, NJTC Venture Fund, New York Angels, North Sea Ventures, Oncore Capital, Osage Venture Partners, PA Early Stage, Progress Partners, Rho Capital Partners, Ridgewood Capital, SAVP, Scaeta, Security Growth Partners, Silicon Alley Seed Investors (SASI), Signal Equity Partners, Softbank Capital, Tri-State Private Investors Network, Updata Capital, Updata Partners and The Verticom Group.
“We are thrilled to be offering 20 emerging technology companies the exclusive opportunity to work so closely with 50 Venture Capitalists over three-days. We know that this conference will allow these CEOs to grow and perfect their pitch, making them ready for investment. Our series have been successful because both the entrepreneurs and the investors see the value of the exchange,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “Our Venture Capitalist speakers are really excited to see some really fantastic new companies.”
FundingPost is an entrepreneur and investor network reaching more than 80,000 executives and 6,000 Venture Capital and Angel Investors across the nation each month.
For over five years FundingPost has worked with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs. FundingPost has hosted over 5,000 CEOs and 600 Venture Funds at events in 15 cities nationwide, as well as providing a quarterly Dealflow magazine and a deal-exchange Website that has, on average, seen an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception. FundingPost’s mission is to reach investors and entrepreneurs in every medium possible – both online and offline, and it is experiencing strong growth as the venture capital markets continue to improve worldwide.