The Founder Showcase is a quarterly startup pitch and networking event
that gathers 300 top technology CEOs, investors, and early-stage
companies in Silicon Valley for one action-packed night to hear talks
from leading CEOs, and help launch a promising start-up company to
The 6th Founder Showcase features a Keynote speech from George
Zachary, General Partner of Charles River Ventures and early investor in
Twitter. Guests will also be treated to appetizers and drinks in the
networking hall, which features Event Tables from leading startups and
service providers. This event has sold out the last three times, so purchase your
inexpensive tickets or Event Tables today.
We are expecting over 75 investors in attendance. Confirmed attendees
already include representatives from Allegis Capital, Altos Ventures,
Andreessen Horowitz, Azure Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners,
BlueRun Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Comcast Ventures, First Round
Capital, Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Hummer Winblad
Venture Partners, Jafco Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Morgenthaler
Ventures, and more.
Are you a startup looking for exposure? Then enter the
FREE Pitch Competition for your chance to present on stage. Any company
less than 2 years old with less than $500,000 in funding can apply to pitch
here. Get your applications in now – voting ends on January 16th.
3:00pm – 4:15pm: Welcoming Reception with Appetizers
4:15pm – 5:15pm: Keynote Speaker – George Zachary
5:15pm – 5:45pm: Round One Pitches and Voting
5:45pm – 7:15pm: Intermission Reception with Appetizers and Drinks
7:15pm – 7:45pm: Round Two Pitches and Voting
7:45pm – 8:00pm: Showcase Showdown and Grand Prize Winner
8:00pm – 9:00pm: After Party with Drinks
Any company less than 2 years old and with less than $500k in funding
can apply to the Showcase Contest – for FREE. Prizes include $2500 in
cash, and more. Apply to the
Apply to the Showcase Contest
Tickets and Event Tables are very limited and sell out quickly, so
please RSVP today. The Founder Showcase is designed to be affordable –
tickets start at just $40. Get your Tickets and Event
Tickets & Event Tables
George Zachary, General Partner, Charles River Ventures
Zachary joined Charles River Ventures in 2004, bringing more than 17
years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer
technology. Zachary focuses on building services and software
technology companies, and he’s led CRV’s investments in Twitter,
Yammer, Millennial Media, Cloudshare, Geni, SocialMedia, Metaplace, and
Scribd (co-led with Bill Tai).
Ten companies elected by over 14,500
registered CEO Members of TheFunded.com will present to over
300 investors, founders, and members of the press in Silicon Valley. A
panel of experts will critique the pitches, and voting from those in
attendance will determine the Grand Prize Winner – who will receive
$2,500 cash, two tickets to the DEMO Fall 2010 Conference, free services
from oDesk, and more.
Showcase guests will be treated to food and drinks,
as well as informative talks by two leading CEOs; Jason Calacanis of
Mahalo.com, and Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and SpaceX. There is also a
networking and Table area for startups, service providers, and investors
Previous investors that have attended include
Charles River Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, SoftTech VC, Leapfrog,
Polaris, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, First Round, Blue Run, and various
angels. Over $1MM has been raised by presenting companies that met
investors at the Showcase.
Gus Tai, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
joining Trinity Ventures in 1996, Gus has specialized in funding early
stage companies pioneering new market categories. Gus focuses on
consumer services and consumer enabling technologies, and maintains an
interest in enterprise software. Gus is also a Director of the M.I.T.
Club of Northern California and the Chinese Software Professionals
Rebecca joined Morgenthaler’s Menlo Park office in 2007,
and she focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, health 2.0,
Internet services and financial services. She serves on the boards of
Lending Club and Practice Fusion, and she is a second on the boards of
OpinMind and Autonet.
Aaron is both the visionary and technical mind behind
Mint.com, now the leading free, online money management in the US. He
has also been recognized as a “Top 30 US Entrepreneur under 30” by Inc.
magazine, as well as one of just 34 worldwide “Tech Pioneers” by the
World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland in 2008.