Naked and Afraid - THE SEARCH FOR CAPITAL - learnings from the wilderness applied to EDA
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Naked and Afraid - THE SEARCH FOR CAPITAL
learnings from the wilderness applied to EDA

Whether you are an entrepreneur or even thought about being one, you know that there are two things to worry about - time and money.

Join us at the upcoming installment of the popular EDAC - Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series, where we will discuss the sources of money - from crowdfunding to institutional investment to intrapreneural capital. We will debate the opportunities and risks associated with those sources and which one might be right for you.

Every entrepreneur believes that they know their product, but often only from a technical capability perspective. How you position, communicate and sell your product may be more important than it’s underlying capability. Without having a keen understanding of what you are building, how capital efficient it is and who needs it, the chances of getting that capital are significantly diminished.

Silicon Valley continues to be a great place for entrepreneurship, and capital remains the only bridge from idea to reality. Join us to debate and refine the approaches in an ever changing landscape.

Registration is free, but seating is limited, so register now !

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Moderator:
JIm Hogan Jim Hogan, Private Investor, Vista Ventures, LLC.

Jim is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC. Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years gaining experience as a senior executive and board director in electronic design automation, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science and IT companies.
Panelists:
Amit Gupta Amit Gupta, President and CEO, Solido

Amit is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has successfully started and grew two EDA companies, Analog Design Automation and Solido Design Automation, raising over $30 million in investment from venture capital, strategic, private and government sources. Amit will discuss various sources for and methods of raising capital.
Vishal Kapoor Vishal Kapoor, Principal, Three Legged Stool, LLC.

Vishal is a Principal at Three Legged Stool, an execution-oriented firm that specializes in the concept, development and introduction stages of the product lifecycle to provide companies with the greatest chance of product success. Their areas of specialization are new business creation, M&A and strategic partnerships, product strategy & design, venture & internal fundraising pitches, executive brand & communications and product positioning & launch.
       
Date: Location:
  Monday, May 5th, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Panel with Q&A
  EDA Consortium
3081 Zanker Rd.
San Jose, California 95134
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Organized by:
  Steve Pollock, Chairman, EDAC Emerging Companies Committee
   
Sponsored By: Registration Host:
  EDA Consortium   Mod Marketing

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