The Entrepreneurship Society Raising Capital Conference [Invite Only] NYC
New York, NY, USA
The Entrepreneurship Society is hosting an invite only Raising Capital Conference (for Emerging Tech Founders, Investors and Venture Debt Funds)
(If you're a founder, lender or investor and looking for an invite or chance to speak,
please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the The Entrepreneurship Society?
The Tech Society facilitates transactions among emerging technology Founders/C-Suite, investors and service providers. The Tech Society owns The Entrepreneurship Society, The Cannabis Society, The Blockchain Society, The PropTech Society and The E-Gaming Society. The Tech Society creates, markets and executes 120+ emerging technology conferences and hackathons annually in the USA, Canada, and Europe with expansion planned for Asia in 2020.
Join us for our [Invite Only] Raising Capital Conference on December 17thth, 2019. The Conference will include speaker presentations, panels, and a roundtable discussion designed to connect you to investment opportunities / sources of capital while learning from business experts and thought leaders.
Raising Capital Conference
1:30 - 5:30 PM
75+ high growth founders (post seed / series A stage) + CFO's who are Raising Capital
30+ Sources of Capital
5 panels: Accelerator & Incubator, Going Public, Family Office, Debt Panel, VC Panel
Here and Here are blogs posts to past Raising Capital Conferences hosted by The Entrepreneurship Society
*Tentative (Evolving) Schedule*
1:30 PM: Registration & Deal Making, Opening Remarks from TES & sponsors
1:45 PM: Accelerator and Angel Panel
2:10 PM: Co-Host Panel
2:35 PM: Going Public Panel
3:00 PM: Family Office Panel
3:25 PM: VC Panel
3:50 PM: Venture Debt Panel
4:15 PM: Founder Pitch
4:40 PM: Founder Pitch
5:05 PM: Deal Making & Conference Conclusion
*Schedule subject to change
Jeffrey E Finkle, Co-founder, Viridian Members Fund
Named one of the “25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know” by AlleyWatch in 2014, Jeff has been a venture investor for ten years, an angel investor for eight years. Jeff is presently Co-founder of the Viridian Members Fund, the first member-managed fund in cannabis. He also serves as Chairman of the Evaluation Committee and Treasurer of the ARC Angel Fund. Jeff has been actively advising startups at Reitler Advisory Group and publishes insights to his blog www.finkabout.it. He is a frequent panelist, speaker, and judge on venture investing and pitch competitions in NY. Jeff has also guest lectured and held office hours for many incubators/accelerators including Start-up Leadership Program, 37 Angels, NYU Polytech Incubator (New York City and Brooklyn), DreamIT Ventures, and FashInvest. Prior to his work with angel and seed groups, Jeff was a partner of Odeon Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital fund. Prior to Odeon, Jeff was an operating executive at CA, Inc., and Cheyenne Software, Inc., where he served as GM of the Unix Division, VP of Corporate Development, VP of Corporate Marketing, and Director of Product Management. Jeff also serves as Chairman of the Board of WellLife Network , a not-for-profit offering residential, clinical, and day programs to 25,000 individuals with developmental, psychological, and behavioral disabilities in NYC’s five boroughs and Long Island.
David Teten, Venture Partner, HOF Capital
David Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital, an international venture capital fund based in New York. David has particular interest in fintech, sales tech, and HR tech. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and Partner for 6 years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. He has served on the boards of Authorea (sold to Wiley), Earnest Research (Observer), Ionic Security, Signup.com, and Whisk (sold to Deem). David also has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners, and other institutional investors. He earlier was a serial fintech entrepreneur with two exits. David holds a Harvard MBA and Yale BA, both with honors. He writes regularly at teten.com.
Jesse Wachtel, EuroAmerican Funding Group
Jesse was the co-founder of PhoneTag, the first US-based voicemail transcription service and the basis for Apple and Google’s voicemail-to-text transcription feature. Following his exit, he was integral in developing mobile ticketing technology applications for mass transit as partner of the executive team at Bytemark, another advanced startup.
Jesse serves on the board of the NYU Innovation Fund and manages investments for his family office EuroAmerican Funding. Jesse earned his BS in Business Administration at the University of Southern California.
Lylan Masterman, General Partner, White Star Capital
Lylan is a General Partner at White Star Capital, leading the US office. An experienced former Software Engineer and Product Manager, Lylan leverages his experience in leading technology teams as a General Partner at White Star Capital.
In 2004 he joined the Atlas division of aQuantive to help lead the company’s rich media advertising platform, targeting product, user experience and internationalization; three years later the company was acquired by Microsoft for $6.2bn. Lylan has also led product organizations for four early-stage companies, worked as an engineer on WebTV at Microsoft and a technology evangelist at Microsoft Research, and was a member of the product team for the first version of VisualStudio .NET.
Lylan has appeared on live TV on Cheddar and TDAmeritrade Network, his writing has been featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat and Entrepreneur, and he has been interviewed in the podcasts Something Ventured, Venture Studio and The Successful Pitch.
Sebastian Zhou, Investor, Alpha Square Group
Sebastian Zhou joined Alpha Square Group since 2017. Currently, as an investor at ASG, he spearheads fintech and blockchain related investments. Previous investments include: Figure, Symbiont, Boxed, Tradeshift, and ezCater etc.
Prior to joining ASG, he worked at Guotai Asset Management, a $324bn asset manager, focusing on capital allocation of various asset classes across US and Asia. Earlier still, Sebastian worked at Search Fund Accelerator – most advanced accelerator in the search fund world, helping to make acquisitions on recurring-revenue business and operations.
Sebastian holds a B.S. in Management, concentrations in Finance and Information Systems from Boston College. Previously, Sebastian attended studies at University of Hong Kong and Penn State University.
Andrei Rebrov, CTO & Co-Founder, Scentbird
Andrei Rebrov is Founder of Scentbird Inc. and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Andrei Rebrov is a coding Ninja with many years in the development space. Prior to Scentbird, he spent 6 years as senior developer with Luxoft and other top IT Strategy consulting firms in the areas of IT strategy and end-to-end consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Rich Internet Technologies. He is an agile development and architectural culture blogger and featured speaker. He is a Rocket Scientist. He holds a Mathematics degree from Samara State Aerospace University.
Family Offices/LPs - Early Bird (includes participation in both Conference & Lunch)
Founders (Early Bird)
Investor/Lender - Early Bird (includes 2 tickets: one for investor/lender to attend both Lunch & Conference, and one to invite a founder as a guest to Raising Capital Conference)
Service Provider - Early Bird (by invitation only; excludes lawyers and accountants)
Service Provider - Lawyers and Accountants (by invitation only)