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Tuesday, March 17 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Secrets of Raising Venture Capital

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There's a lot of mystique and confusion around VCs. It turns out, most entrepreneurs don't understand how VCs actually work and think. This panel of experienced VCs will cover fundraising tactics from seed stage to later-stage. There is no one strategy to raising venture capital and as a first time startup entrepreneur or an established entrepreneur, you need to pay attention to different aspects at various stages. By understanding everything from the fundraising process to how VCs do valuation math, you will gain more control over your fundraising process and outcomes.

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Nick Beim

Partner, Venrock
Nick Beim is a Partner at Venrock, one of the leading venture capital firms in the United States. Since 1969, Venrock has invested in pioneering companies including Apple, Intel, Gilead, DoubleClick, Illumina, AppNexus and CloudFlare. Over the past 10 years, Nick has invested in a... Read More →
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Norman Fogelsong

General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
Norm Fogelsong joined IVP in March 1989. With more than 30 years of high-technology venture capital and growth equity experience, he emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in select public market opportunities. Norm has led investments in Artisan Components (ARTI... Read More →

Mike Maples

Managing Partner, Floodgate
Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of FLOODGATE, and was recently named as one of "8 Rising VC Stars" by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive... Read More →
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Sarah McBride

Correspondent, Reuters
Sarah McBride covers venture capital for Reuters, based in San Francisco. So far she’s been reporting on trends like the cloud, cleantech investing, and valuations—along with industry chatter like comings and goings at various firms. Before joining Reuters, Sarah worked for 14... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

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