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  • October.09.2013
  • Silicon Valley - Fundraising Series Part 1

Building Your Story

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 7:30 am - 8:30 am (Light Breakfast & Networking), 8:30 am - 11:00 am (
Location: Orrick's Silicon Valley Office (1000 Marsh Road)


Registration for this program has closed.

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Niko Bonatsos
Managing Director General Catalyst


David Ehrenberg
Founder, Partner, & CEO Early Growth Finacnial Services


Arif Janmohamed
Partner Lightspeed Venture Partners


Rachel Pike
Principal Draper Fisher Jurvetson



Our Fall Fundraising Series is back and you're invited to attend! As part of Orrick's complimentary TOTAL ACCESS program for entrepreneurs, you're invited to participate in "Building Your Story," Part One of the Fundraising Series, a multi-part program designed to connect you with the inside information and contacts you need to accelerate your capital campaign.

Please note that registration for Parts One and Two are open to all, but Parts Three and Four are reserved for companies that will be selected from Parts One and Two. A separate invitation will be sent for Part Two.

Learn what investors really want to know about your company. During the Fundraising Series, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Review an operating plan

  • Analyze and build your target market size

  • Study market strategy

  • Understand your competitive landscape

  • Build your financial model

  • Construct and investor value proposition

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Chuang.

Fundraising Series (Part Two): Elevator Pitch Roundtables and Workshops

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Have you ever had a discussion with someone about your company and all that resulted from it was a blank stare? Here's your chance to fix that and get first hand feedback from investors who are experts at reviewing pitches. The elevator pitch can make or break you for a follow up engagement with an investor. It's the first impression you make on them so it's important to make it count. In this session, you will be placed in a group with an investor who will help you hone your elevator pitch. To participate in this session, you must submit a short paragraph summarizing your company.

From this session, the investors will select entrepreneurs to continue onto Part Three.

Fundraising Series (Part Three): Fine-Tuning Your Story

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 & Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A panel of investors will review presentations and give specific feedback to help you understand what investors want to hear in each major section of a pitch.

Please note that this is a group workshop session for education purposes. It is structured so that each company can learn from the feedback given to the other companies in the session. You will be asked to present only a portion of your deck.

Each CEO/Founder will present his/her "tag line" and "elevator pitch."
CEOs/Founders will be selected to present a section of their pitch and received feedback from the investors.
No CEO/Founder will make his/her full presentation during this session (unless told to do so by the investor, the day of the event - be prepared to do both).

From this session, the investors will select companies to continue onto Part Four.

Fundraising Series (Part Four) - Presenting Your Story to Investors

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

With new skills and a revised presentation, you will pitch to our investors and experts and get the feedback you need to further hone your pitch. In Part Four, you will be able to present your pitch deck in its entirety with no other companies in the room. Just you and the investors.

Is your investor presentation ready for the prime time?
How does your business model stack up against the competition?
Would you get invited back to a second meeting?