Bill Reichert "The Art of Angel Investing"
There's a lot of common wisdom regarding what it takes to be a successful investor. But most of that common wisdom is wrong when it comes to angel investing. Investing in startups is very different than picking stocks, and you better know the difference before you jump onto the angel cloud. In this presentation, Bill Reichert discusses the Top Ten Myths of Angel Investing.
Buddy Arnheim: Legal Structure of Investments
Buddy discusses the various sources of capital used to fund the early stage technology startup, and delves deeply into the terms and structures used for such investments.
Chris Yeh: Silicon Valley Ecosystem
Silicon Valley is the envy of technology and innovation clusters around the world. But what makes Silicon Valley’s ecosystem so special? This talk explains why entrepreneurs are the critical element of the ecosystem, and how the secret to nurturing entrepreneurship is to remove the friction to company formation so that, ironically enough, bad companies can fail faster.
Christine Herron: How Venture Capital Works
VC 101 (Angel Edition) – How the venture capital business works, and how angel investors can leverage venture dynamics for success in their portfolio. Learn what motivates VCs, the basics of the venture fund business model, and how VCs build their own businesses to last. Understand how venture model dynamics, and industry trends, impact both you and the companies you invest in.
Angels Roundtable: Angels Best Practices
Gwen Edwards: Angels: both Muscles & Wings
8 rules of Angel investing (at least). This presentation packs years of experience into 8 short rules – then adds humor and as much time for Q&A as possible. From Rule #1 – it’s all about the people, to Rule #8 – it’s all about the people. And 6 other rules to serve as reminders or guideposts when you think you may be surrounded by way too many temptations.
Marianne Wu: Towards a Connected World
Mobile penetration is skyrocketing and cloud and big data infrastructure costs are plummeting. What does this mean for new types of applications? The web has already transformed the way we consume media, communicate with each other, track and manage our businesses, reach our customers and make purchases. It has expanded from ideas and data, to people and places. What’ s over the next frontier? This talk explores how the physical world is increasingly coming online – from mapping to real-world analytics to intelligent machines.
Mari Baker: Engage or Not Engage: How involved should you be with your investment
So, you just made an Angel Investment, so what's your involvement in the company going to be now? Mari talks about different roles/models for effectively engaging with your investment.
Jeff Pulver: Investing in Pre-Seed Startups
"Revenue is a distraction. " is something Yossi Vardi is attributed to saying. I agree. When l look to invest in startups I do not want to know about business models, or revenue, rather I look for disruptive ideas / technologies. My talk is my approach to investing in Pre-Seed startups.
Fireside Chat with Jacques Benkoski
‘Entrepreneur View’ Jacques Benkoski, Partner USVP with Shuly Galili: Jacques Benkoski of USVP discusses his journey, perspective and experience as an investor in US and Israel. In a fireside chat with Shuly Galili, Co-founder of Silicon Valley Accelerator UpWest Labs, Jacques provides background to the challenges and opportunities in investing in global teams. What are the lessons he learned as a VC weighing in successes and failures and how they shaped his approach to early and later stage investments. Focusing on Israel, Jacques and Shuly brings in their understanding and experience of "what it takes to build and maintain a successful tech ecosystem"
Stephanie Palmeri "From Start to Close, Getting Good Deals Done
In this session, you learn how to attract, filter and close the best deals as an angel investor. First, learn how to build your deal pipeline by leveraging your experiences and aligning with others. Once your pipeline starts flowing, understand how to sift through potential opportunities to focus on the best deals. And when it comes time to invest, know what to expect at the close, including terms and the closing process. Stephanie also covers Portfolio Management.
Fireside Chat with Steve Blank @ K&S Ranch
VC Best Practices Roundtable
"VC Best Practices" Speakers: Bipul Sinha, Partner Lightspeed Ventures; Mark Rose, Ho Nam, Partner Altos Ventures; Ayaz ul Haque, Managing Director Exalt Capital Partners; Tom Foremski, Media entrepreneur & publisher Silicon Valley Watcher with moderator Perri Gorman, Founder/CEO archive.ly & Organizer Startup Grind
Hacking a business: from weekend from project to a company
Steve Jobs: 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Eric Ries: Innovation Through Experimentation. Not Just for Startups Anymore
Eric Ries: Lean Startup
Eric Ries: Lessons Learned
Nathan Gold: The top 3 mistakes people make when pitching investors and how to avoid them
Steve Blank: Profile
Steve Blank: Customer Development
Steve Blank: Insights into Customer Development & Sales at a Startup
Dave McClure: "Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR!"