Venture Startup & Financing SIG: A Night with Lightspeed Venture Partners
Presentation and Pitch Session:
Come listen and pitch to Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments. The firm closed Lightspeed VIII, an $800 million fund, in early 2008. Over the past two decades, their investment professionals have backed more than 150 companies, many of which have gone on to become leaders in their respective industries. The team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors located in Silicon Valley, China, India, and Israel.
Learn about Lightspeed’s perspective as to what is they are interested in, what they are investing in and how they operate. We will also talk about their approach to working with companies, how they get their members involved and how they are different from other venture capital firms. We will discuss some of the common traits of those companies selected to present to their partnership and those which ultimately were funded.
We will select up to 8 ventures to do 3-minute pitches followed by 3 minutes of feedback.
Note: If you are interested in presenting, please send your executive summary (no more than 2 pages) to John Lee, Co-Chair of the Venture Startup and Financing SIG, at [email protected] no later than Friday, October 14th. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE WE REACH OUR LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.
John Lee, Director, Entrepreneur Services Group, Silicon Valley Bank
John Lee is a director in SVB's Entrepreneur Services Group. Lee establishes banking relationships with early stage technology companies. Lee also assists early and mid-stage technology companies with raising capital through review and feedback on investment materials and targeted introductions to venture capital firms and other investors. In addition, Lee provides relevant market insights and connections to strategic partners. Lee focuses on the enterprise and infrastructure software and hardware sectors, including cloud computing and SaaS, data management and storage, security, semiconductors, mobile and consumer electronic devices, data centers and broadband networks.
Lee holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation
Seating is limited! It is very important to pre-register for this event. It does sell-out and we may need to turn people away. Please note: Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept American Express cards at the door.