DownToDash and Lair East presents a night of networking & learning from Venture Capitalists and angel investors.We have some amazing speakers that will be sharing tactics and strategies for startups and raising money.
David Segura – Investor & Entrepreneur
David Segura is an accomplished Entrepreneur & Investor with experience in wide variety of industry verticals including Marketplaces, FinTech, and Consumer categories among others.David has developed a reputation for being a Founder Friendly investor who adds value. A cross selection of current investments include Hawthorne, Grove Collaborative, Eaze, Mogul, Peer5, and many more.David is also well-known for founding and scaling Giant Media, where he served as the CEO from inception through the acquisition. The company was an early Video Advertising exchange that included Toyota, American Express, L’Oreal, and Dollar Shave Club as clients among many others. Launched with a single investment of $7,000, Giant Media was successfully acquired in 2014 by Adknowledge, an AdTech platform funded by TPG, JMI, and Nokia.He is a proud graduate of the University of Chicago.
Becky Yang – Operating Partner The Fund
Mahbod Moghadam – Investor & Entrepreneur
Mahbod Moghadam is an internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Genius – an app annotating the meaning of lyrics – and Everipedia, which is the “chill” version of Wikipedia. Mahbod is Iranian but was born in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School and is an accomplished pianist. He is currently angel investing and looking to build a third app in Brooklyn.
Agenda & Learning:
-> What can companies do to get off the ground and raise VC money
-> What do investors look for in a founder? How can a founder prove that he or she is worth investing in?
-> What is the best way to get in touch with Angel Investors or VCs?
-> What do investors look for in a Pitch Deck?
-> What are the biggest mistakes founders make when pitching investors?
6:00 – 7:00 pm- Meet & Greet
7:00 – 8:30 pm- Speaker Address + Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 pm- Networking