There are some rumblings that cash may be drying up for tech startups. Does that mean a shakeout is on the horizon, and angel investor hobbyists are going to go back to their day jobs? Are the nose-bleed valuations at the later stages sustainable? The ecosystem is changing and affecting the way entrepreneurs build their companies and investors allocate their funds. Knowing how to build, given the restraints and new opportunities, and what to expect from today’s investors is essential to founders and all entrepreneurs.
Get first-hand knowledge about what’s happening across the venture landscape from top-notch seed- to late-stage investors as they share their experience at Venture Shift NY.
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Here’s the agenda:
4:00 to 5:10 – Networking, snacks
5:10 to 5:20 – Opening remarks: Bambi Francisco from Vator and Paul Martino from BullPen
5:20 to 5:50 – Panel No. 1: How angels and super angels/micro-cap VC funds are changing the stakes and creating a new ecosystem
Daniel Garrie (Pulse Advisory), Roger Erhenberg (IA Ventures), David Tisch (TechStars), Owen Davis (NYC Seed), John Borthwick (Betaworks), moderator: Bruce Taragin (Blumberg Capital)
5:50 to 6:15 – Keynote: Barry Silbert, CEO and founder, SecondMarket
6:15 to 6:45 – Panel No. 2: Money finds a way: How secondary markets have opened up new financing options
David Cundey (Credit Suisse), Dani Hughes (Divine Capital), Spencer Punter (Capital Dynamics), John Avirett (Greenspring), Ward Breeze (Gunderson), Ed Zimmerman (Lowenstein), moderator: Duncan Davidson (Bullpen)
6:45 to 7:00 – Floating Point 1 – Billy Chasen, CEO and co-founder, Turntable.fm
7:00 to 7:35 – Snacks, drinks and networking
7:35 to 7:50 – Floating Point 2 – Michael Lazerow, CEO and founder, Buddy Media
7:50 to 8:20 – Panel No. 3: Has the traditional VC industry been forced to pivot by the rise of angels, super angels, incubators, etc? (New vs Old)
James Robinson (RRE), David Teten (ff Venture Capital), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Gil Beyda (Genacast), Bobby Ocampo (Grotech), moderator: Rich Melmon (Bullpen)
8:20 to 8:45 – Keynote: Mark Suster, Partner, GRP
8:45 to 9:15 – Panel No. 4: Super angels, micro-VC, incubators, options buyers: Which early-stage strategy is best?
Lee Hower (Next View), Tony Florence (NEA) Lewis Gersh (Metamorphic), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Vic Singh (ENIAC Ventures), moderator: Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital)
9:20 to 10:00 – More networking time
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