You are invited to pitch to our Lifograph SF Pitch Night. Limited availability.
HEATHER CRAWFORD - Angel investor at Band of Angels (150+ angel investors that have invested in 277 companies, had 55 M&A exits and 10 IPOs).
ERIC VER PLOEG - Investor at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, a $278M fund, focused on enterprise facing companies. Eric is also an active angel investor on AngelList.
LI JIANG - Active angel investor, venture capital specialist and Vice President at GSV Asset Management ($567M under management) and Chief Evangelist at GSVLabs.
DEA WILSON - CEO at Lifograph - The Wiki of People, Venture Partner at Founders Floor Accelerator, member at Tech Angels and Founder of Silicon Valley Incubator.
Only a few Early Bird Pitch tickets available. RSVP early.
Food and drinks are provided.
- Lifograph sponsorship package ($750 value)
- One sponsorship table at a Lifograph event ($100 value)
- 2 tickets to Lifograph events (up to $60 value)
First place winner will also have an opportunity to arrange for a private meeting with the investors.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch.
You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity.
90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel.
At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes.
Heather Crawford is an angel investor at Band of Angels (150+ angel investors that have invested in 277 companies with 55 M&A exits and 10 IPOs).
Heather has over 20 years of experience leading Business Development, Finance and Technology teams in Consumer Products, High Tech and Health Insurance companies.
She serves as advisor to many startups and is an Angel Investor with a personal portfolio of Food, software, hardware and medical device companies.
She is also the Angel Liaison at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center.
Heather earned her Masters degree in Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology and has a BA in Economics and Political Science from University of Arizona.
ERIC VER PLOEG
Eric Ver Ploeg is a investor at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, a $278M fund, focused on enterprise facing companies. DTCP has invested approximately $2B in over 200 companies.
Some of Deutsche Telekom's investments includes Fornova, Aryaka, AppsFlyer, Paxata, NS1, SafeBreach, Pinger, DocuSign, and ZenMate.
Eric has a long venture career in several venture funds, leading more than $169M in investments.
He was a General Partner at DeepBlue Ventures, cofounder of Metric Ventures, Managing Member at Recursive Capital, Managing Director of VantagePoint Capital Partners. As General Partner at VantagePoint Ventures he led 11 venture capital investments in the mobile sector.
Eric is also an active angel investor on AngelList and a Mentor at Stanford StartX Accelerator.
Before his venture career, Eric started two companies and raised over $40M of venture capital from firms such as Kleiner Perkins, JMI Equity and VantagePoint Venture Partners.
Eric co-founded Angara where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board and he also co-founded AdKnowledge, the first online advertising firm and Internet-hosted application pioneer, sold for $193M.
Eric also worked at Hewlett-Packard and was a visiting researcher at Hitachi's Central Research Labs. He is/was also a Board member in 20+ venture-backed companies.
Eric earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with Highest Honors, from Case Western Reserve University; a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University's School of Engineering, and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Li Jiang is an active angel investor, venture capital specialist and Vice President at GSV Asset Management ($567M under management), and the Chief Evangelist at GSVLabs.
Some of GSV's investments include: Aspiration, Clever, Course Hero, Coursera, Dataminr, Dropbox, Enjoy, GSVlabs, Lyft, Lytro, Ozy Media, Palantir, Snapchat, Spotify.
Prior to GSV, Li was an analyst at William Blair, a growth-focused investment banking firm where he completed both mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing for clients in the healthcare, consumer goods and business services sectors.
Li previously held roles at Morgan Stanley in global capital markets and Goldman Sachs in investment management.
He was a student entrepreneur and graduate from Northwestern University, where he and others founded a student startup in storage and logistics, growing it to the largest student-run company on campus.
Li can be found at Stanford playing ultimate frisbee with local startup founders in his free time.
Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People.
She is a serial entrepreneur, Venture Partner at Founders Floor Accelerator and Founder of Silicon Valley Incubator.
She is also a member of Tech Angels. Her investment interest is in consumer, mobile and SaaS startups.
Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc.
Dea has been featured and interviewed in many media publications including Entrepreneur Media, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Yahoo Finance, Investor Business Daily, etc.
As an Executive Director at The VC Network and LifographTV, Dea interviews many prominent VCs, angels, executives and founders in Silicon Valley and tech.
She has a Masters Degree from University of Washington and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania).
6:00pm - 6:30pm – registration and networking
6:30pm - 8:30pm – pitches
8:30pm - meet the investors, networking
9:00pm - event ends
We are happy to refund your ticket if refund is requested 24 hours before the event.
Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 24h in advance cannot be honored.
However, you can sell or transfer your ticket to someone else before the event starts.
Thank you for your understanding. :-)
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Demo/sponsor table includes:
- 2 (two) general admission tickets
- 1/2 (half) sponsor table
- promotion before and during the event
- business cards of the attendees (if available)
Your logo will be displayed on the event description (if submitted 24 hours before the event).
You will also be able to talk in front of the attendees and tell them about what your company does.
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