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Startup Fundraising: What Investors Want

Date: December 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 1951 @ Skysong , 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Join us as we host a panel of Silicon Valley VCs to discuss startup fundraising!

About this Event

SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is hosting a night of networking and knowledge sharing as we present a panel of Silicon Valley venture capitalists to discuss the do's and don'ts of startup fundraising from an investor perspective.

Featured Panelists include:

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

5:00 pm : Doors Open

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm: Networking

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm: Welcome + Intro to SparkLabs Frontier-ASU Program

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm: "What Investors Want" Panel Discussion

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Q&A

SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is a new startup accelerator program launched by SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerators and venture funds. Our mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs with a new program for universities.

We also will be giving more information on applying for the SparkLabs Frontier-ASU accelerator program which is open to ASU student and alumni and offers training, mentorship, and a $100,000 investment to ASU entrepreneurs. Applications are due by 01/10/20.

Speaker Bios

Patrick Eggen, Co-founder & General Partner, Counterpart Ventures

Patrick Eggen is Co-founder & General Partner at Counterpart Ventures. Previously Patrick was the Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures North America where he led all U.S. investments ($500M AUM) and scaled the U.S. fund to 80+ investments across all stages and sectors. He has 13 years of direct venture investment experience and was personally involved in 100+ transactions and 30+ exits.

Patrick opened and led Qualcomm Ventures’ SF/Bay Area practice. Additionally he founded Qualcomm’s Global Early Stage Fund, focused on Seed and Series A opportunities. This Early Stage Fund was the first of its kind in any Corporate Venture Capital organization. Under his leadership, he scaled the Fund to 70+ investments, which include big wins such as Cruise Automation (acquired by GM), 99 (acquired by Didi) and Zoom (IPO:ZM).

Patrick led the Zoom investment which was the largest absolute return in QCV history. He actively sourced or served as a Board Member/Observer for QCV investments in Clarifai, Cloudflare, Matterport, Noom, OpenSignal, Particle, Plivo, Sense360, Sparta Science, and Swift Nav. Additionally he worked very closely and co-sponsored Ring (acquired by AMZN) and Waze (acquired by GOOG).

Bernard Moon, Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Group

Bernard Moon is a Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Group. Previously, he was Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform. Bernard was a Managing Director at the Lunsford Group, which is a private investment firm with holdings in real estate, healthcare and other industries. Bernard was Co-founder & VP of Business Development of GoingOn Networks, a social media platform for companies, and also led their product development where BusinessWeek recognized them in their "Best of the Web" list. Previously, Bernard was a Director at iRG, a leading boutique investment bank in Asia, where he focused on TMT companies.

Bernard serves on the advisory boards to Seoul National University's Graduate School of Data Science and Nanyang Technological University's EcoLabs (Centre of Innovation for Energy). Bernard has spoken and lectured about startups and entrepreneurship at Stanford University, Global Entrepreneurship Congress, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and other organizations. He is a frequent guest writer to various technology journals, such as VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and ReadWrite, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

Scott Scorchek, CEO, SparkLabs Foundry

Scott brings over 30 years of executive sales, marketing and operational leadership experience in consumer Internet, mobile and enterprise SaaS global organizations. He has been a mentor and advisor to SparkLabs Global Ventures for 6 years and was most recently a venture partner at Blarney Ventures in Silicon Valley. His key areas of focus have been on helping early stage companies go from $0 to over $100M in revenue and helping to build A+ cross departmental teams at an operational level of excellence expected by management teams and boards of directors. He has helped these companies raise over $150MM in debt and equity financing from many of Silicon Valley's top tier VC's and continues to personally invest in many of the companies he is affiliated with.

He was previously an EIR at Foundation Capital and Co-founder and SVP of Sales and Business Development for Rivet Games, Inc. a leading 3D virtual pet and social gaming company that in 4 years, grew to over 10MM MAU’s. A key developer for 20th Century Fox studio’s, Rivet Games launched the exclusive online version of each pet for the movies “Marley & Me” and “Marmaduke”. Prior to Rivet Games, Scott was President & CEO of BookCrossing, one of the largest book social networking communities with an “active” membership of nearly 1,000,000 members in over 150 countries.

 

Venue Details + Parking

This event will be held at Skysong in the 1951 Event Space located in building 1. Skysong's address is 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Parking is free and we suggest utilizing the large parking area to the south and east side of Skysong Building 1.

Questions about the event or program?

Contact Jackie Roberts, Executive Director of SparkLabs Frontier-ASU at jackie@sparklabsasu.com.

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