Investor Festival – Biggest Startup to Investor Pitch Event in the USA
Tue, Mar 27 - Thu, Mar 29 @
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Expert DOJO space
UNIT 308, 395 Santa Monica place
2018 Q1 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors
This Investor Festival is for current Expert DOJO members and future members alike. If you need investment there is not a larger investor pitch event in the United States. We spend all year helping our members grow and find investment and we want everyone to have our access to the best investors in the country. Past attendees include Lightspeed Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Upfront Ventures, Lux Capital, Arena Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Bryant Stibel, Bam Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Social Leverage, TenOneTen Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, K1 Ventures, Luma Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, and dozens of other venture capitalists and angel investors.
If you are not a member of Expert Dojo but would like to only watch our 3-day long celebration of startups pitching to investors then register HERE.
You have been working hard building the foundation for a great business. Now its time to watch startups meeting strategic investors and be a part of the excitement We will have over 100 of the highest caliber investors attending and can cater for seed and series A. We have something for every great startup.
If you are not a member of want to pitch to investors then you must apply to email@example.com. We will reply to you individually and let you know the criteria for getting in. If you are an investor and are interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up.
Breakdown of the 2 days
Tuesday the 27th- Our later stage venture studio companies
Investors in attendance
|Russell Yue- Greycroft Partners|
|Michael Tam- Crosscut Ventures|
|Pav Dharwarkar- Cadenza Capital|
|Clark Landry- Angel Investor|
|Nico Gimenez- Pritzker Group|
|Will Geiger- Touchdown Ventures|
|Howard Ko- Morpheus Ventures|
|Jack Cheap- B Capital|
|Richard Jun- Bam Ventures|
10am-12pm – pitching (Expert DOJO Approved only – Late seed and Series A plus)
This morning is all about taking those of you who are on the way to creating a 100 million dollar company (beyond seed) and giving your traction a nudge with the right contacts for you. Each pitch will be 3 minutes with presentations. We will have one session from 10 am to 12 pm with our 8 later stage companies and our later stage venture companies. Our intention is to find the best match between Investors and Startups so you can go on to do great things together.
12:30-2:30 Female Founders VC Mastermind Group
Its important to us that all our female founders work together to build bulletproof businesses. To that end, we have arranged a VC focused mastermind on the balcony for our female founders only. This is very high value. Don’t miss it.
Jenny Q Ta- VC Network
3-5pm – One On One Meetings With Later Stage Investors
Each startup will be able to choose a series of investors to meet, and we will arrange 7-minute meetings with each one. That gives you three to four possible meetings, as each group will be on site for two hours. The meeting times are 3 pm to 5 pm, We will then allocate appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-on-one meetings and the Investor Festival will wrap up at 5 pm.
Evening Startup Party
After intense investor pitching, we want everyone to be able to let your hair down and watch some. Come and join us for drinks and networking with the best startups and investors in LA. We work and code all day so let’s take a moment to enjoy all we have achieved. From 6 pm to 9 pm lets meet new people and expand our network. The link is here but its free of charge for anyone attending the Investor Festival – DETAILS HERE
Wednesday the 28th – Pre Seed & Seed Pitching At Expert DOJO in Los Angeles
10am-12pm- Early stage pitching to Investors
Last year we had 30 Investors judge your early stage pitches. All are looking for early-stage investments and all will give you feedback and help along the way. At every Investor Festival, we have helped companies get an investment and this one will be no different. Bring your best pitch between 10 am and 12 pm.
|Shane Kelly- Crowdsmart|
|Patrick McDonnel – DayOne Ventures|
|Ron Silverton- AGT Ventures|
|Robert Mai- Scopus Ventures|
|Austin Clements- TenOneTen Ventures|
|Josh Porter- Reimagined Ventures|
|JJ List- Angel Investor|
|Ben Tsai- Angel Investor|
|Mark Kapczynski- Arrowroot Capital|
|Chris Clifford- Building Blocks LA|
12:30-2:30 and 3-5pm – One On One Meetings With Investors
At our last Investor Festival, we had over 150 later stage one-on-one appointments. We have an additional one on one Investor afternoon just for you at Expert DOJO where early-stage startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment community, one on one and get direction for your specific business models. We will have the cream of the crop, the most respected leaders in the investment sector on hand to provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.
Each startup will be able to choose a series of investors to meet, and we will arrange 7-minute meetings with each one. That gives you three to four possible meetings, as each group will be on site for two hours. The meeting times are 12:30 to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5 pm. Before the Investor Festival and you should apply to meet 3 investors each with email@example.com. We will then allocate appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-on-one meetings and the Investor Festival will wrap up at 5 pm.
Investor Thank you Drinks
We appreciate all our investors do for us and this evening is to thank them the DOJO way. We will have our customary Irish Whiskey tasting with some new whiskeys in house. All Investors are welcome. Mix and mingle and enjoy the company of colleagues.
All Day Thursday
This whole day is dedicated to Crypto companies. We will have panel discussions all day to give everyone a full insight into all the ICO and crypto currency options out there. Expert DOJO will also have our top Crrypto currency companies pitcing their ICO opportunities to some of the top Investors in the space. In total we will have over 15 seriel crypto investors watching the pitches to get the next big crypto deal. This is all free of charge for anyone coming to the event. See all details HERE
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