The Soho Loft Media Group, Victoria Global and FundingPost jointly present the summer conference of #angels and venture capitalists on August 6, 2015 in New York City
July 28, 2015 – NEW YORK — Startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate and angel investors, service providers, media professionals and academia will meet in New York City for the NYC Venture Capital & Angel Conference. This half day event will take place on Thursday, 6 August 2015 at La Marina, 348 Dyckman Street (on the Hudson), New York City. The event will showcase some of the latest early stage angel groups and venture funds in the New York City area. The conference will feature discussions around investing in early stage ventures with an in depth look at early stage investment trends and the leading investment sectors for venture capitalists and angel investors.
According to Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global David Drake, “Venture capitalists and angels serve as funding sources for various stages in the development of a startup. This means that angel investments play a vital role in supporting startups. And for entrepreneurs, this means availability of capital is no longer the issue. Rather, the issue is how they can gain access to financing from venture capitalists and angels. This is why it is necessary that entrepreneurs understand the behaviour of each funding source when it comes to industry preferences, investment stage, time as well as costs required to close a deal. These are some of the issues that this conference will be focusing on.”
The agenda for the NYC Venture Capital & Angel Conference combines an optional lunch workshop with panel discussions and a networking session over cocktail. The optional lunch workshop is scheduled to take place before the conference starts, at 11am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on pitching a business idea and is designed to destruct participant’s elevator pitch completely then reconstruct it into a concise, clean two-minute elevator pitch that provides investors with all the necessary information they need to make an informed decision about investing in a company. Participants of this workshop will get an opportunity to use their newly designed elevator pitch to pitch their projects to a panel of investors, in person during the event.
In the afternoon, conference attendees will engage a panel of new and seasoned investors in discussions on topics like “Investing in Early-Stage Ventures: Meeting Investors, Pitching them and what it takes for them to give you a Check”, “Early-State Investment Trends”, “Hot Sectors for VCs and Angels”, “Important factors that Investors consider in an Investment”, and “The best things and worst things that Entrepreneurs can do to capture the attention of Investors”. The conference will end with a networking cocktail party where conference attendees will network with investor panelists.
Various speakers are lined up for this event. Welcome remarks will be made by Ray Mercedes who is the Vice President of Business Development at Hinduja Global Solutions and Ed McLaughlin who is the Founder and CEO at Blue Sunsets. The event will be moderated by David J Sorin who is a Partner at McCarter English.
Other conference speakers include:
Brian Cohen – Chairman of New York Angels
Christina Bechhold – Managing Director at Empire Angels
Gil Beyda – Managing Partner and Founder at Genacast Ventures
Jason Klein – Chairman of HBS Angels
Jason Shuman – Analyst at Corigin Ventures
Katherine O’Neill – Executive Director at JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network
Kathleen Murray – Chairperson of Executive Forum Angels
Kevin Pianko – Partner at WeiserMazars
Shane Kelly – Founder and Managing Director at Wolverine Angels
The NYC Venture Capital & Angel Conference is sponsored by McCarter English and Nolcha Creative Events Agency.
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Master Class on Reg A+ held in New York City on May 21, 2015.
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