How To Get Investment Dollars from a Silicon Valley V.C.

30/Jul/2015 @ 06:00 PM 30/Jul/2015 @ 08:30 PM 1861 Accelerator 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL
In today’s business environment, the competition to get Investment from a Venture Capitalist from Silicon Valley is fierce. V.C.’s get hundreds of business proposals submitted to them, but only a small fraction get looked at and an even smaller number actually get funded. Come out on July 30th to hear first hand what V.C.’s from Silicon Valley look for when investing in a company. What value do they place on the “team”, on the idea and on the business opportunity? Silicon Valley is flush with cash, but what you need to learn is how to separate yourself from the pack. In addition to the panel discussion, there will be food, drinks and networking among your peers. Don’t miss out on this event where Silicon Valley comes to Chicago for one night.

Event Hashtags:

#northof41 #vcmoney

The Moderator

Jeff Musson, Founder of Northof41.org, and CEO of DynamiteNetwork.com


North of 41 is an organization with over 12,000 members across North America in the Tech Sector. The mission of the group is to connect tech entrepreneurs across North America with companies, investors and other related stakeholders. Dynamitenetwork.com is a cutting edge website and mobile app development shop with a particular expertise with websites, mobile apps and technology related to the Connected Car.

The Panelists

Val Babajov, Investor, VoiVoda Ventures, Sand Hill Angels

Val is the Founder of VoiVoda Ventures. VoiVoda Ventures is an early stage venture fund which focuses on investments in the technology space with a primary focus on B2B software startups. In addition, he is also a member of the Sand Hill Angels which is a venture capital firm, investing in internet, information technology, clean tech, consumer, and life sciences businesses

Rock L. Clapper, Investor, Band of Angels: Silicon Valley

Rock has been the CEO of several successful Internet and software companies in Silicon Valley. He is a veteran of company acquisitions, having negotiated such for each company he led, as well as having led a company to the position of a public offering. Rock has been a member of the Band of Angels in Silicon Valley since 2007. Since its founding, Band of Angels has invested over $230 million dollars in 277 companies.

Roger Royse, Principal, Royse Law AgTech Incubator: Silicon Valley

Roger is a lawyer and the founder of Silicon Valley AgTech. In addition, he has also established the philanthropic organization “Team Motion to Dismiss Cancer” which conducts high profile auctions of meetings with venture capitalists to raise money for charity and has been recognized for his efforts on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by being named the 2012 San Francisco Bay Area chapter Man of the Year.