Sponsored by The Commonwealth Club.
Joined by five different startup CEOs:
Naval Ravikant, Co-founder, AngelList
Bill Clerico, CEO and Co-founder, WePay
Dave McClure, Founder, 500 Startups
Elad Gil, Serial Entrepreneur; Advisor; Investor
Christina Brodbeck, Entreprenuer and Angel Investor
Michael Copeland, Senior Editor, Wired – Moderator
The Bay Area is a modern mecca for innovators and tech go-getters – all of whom are looking for a way to fund their newest concept. Amidst more common means of financial backing (via VC firms, bootstrapping, and the newly trendy crowd funding), angel investment has quickly earned a reputation as the most elusive and sought after source of capital. Budding entrepreneurs are wondering – what makes my startup an attractive investment? How do I secure the support of these angels? How do I maximize my pitch? An intersection of incubation and venture capitalism, angel investing represents a whole new set of opportunities for getting your idea off the ground and maximizing returns.