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SaaS Tech Startup Pitch
Are you a Saas Tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Saas Tech industries.
This event will have a special focus on Saas Tech startups, with 5-7 slots available for Saas Tech startups.
Who Should Apply?
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until May 31 (Sunday 11:59 PM PDT) - click here to apply!
Application Link: https://bit.ly/3dIEPwN
Not part of a startup?
Get tickets and join us! Pitch Your Startup Event is a great networking and learning opportunity.
Want to Judge?
Fill out our form today for a chance to preside as a judge in one of our monthly exclusive pitch events.
Application Link: https://bit.ly/383cfD5
Join Our Meetup Groups:
2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
2:05pm PDT - 3:05pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels
Brandon Drew - General Partner, SaaS Growth Ventures; EIR, 500 Startups
Brandon is a technology investor with a deep passion for the entrepreneurial spirit startup ecosystem. He specializes in operational efficiency and building and scaling products that have achieve great market penetration; specifically in the SaaS space. He started his career early as a paralegal for a US Bankruptcy Trustee at the DOJ where he investigated over 700 cases a month for fraudulent filings while studying his undergrad. After he graduated Cal Poly SLO he worked for a young startup in Krakow, Poland restructuring the company starting two joint ventures in Japan and the United Kingdom doubling the size of the company and 5x revenue. After returning to the states worked at Merrill Lynch managing $450MM along with his team, focusing Alternative Investments and Specialized Products. Wanting to get back to his passion, building products, he has been a founder or founding employee for a number of SaaS, eCommerce and mobile companies. His focus has been building products that have repeatable and scalable revenue stream across company business units.
He has opened subsidiaries in Poland, The Netherlands, Switzerland and has operated development teams on various contents. Currently he is a mentor at 500 StartUps and Highway1, as well as Advisor and Board Member for various companies in the Bay Area. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his family, a 3x Ironman finisher and a marathon swimmer.
Sid Trivedi - Partner, Foundation Capital
Growing up across Asia, Sid enjoyed a front row seat as the mobile phone transformed the entire planet. His dad worked for Nokia during the early 2000’s when it was one of the most valuable brands in the world, and was able to bring home a new phone for Sid to test each week. The increasing speed and impact of each innovation was enough to get him hooked, and naturally Sid pursued a career in the tech sector.
Sid’s experience has run the gamut from public to growth to early-stage, affording him a unique perspective on how brand leaders are built and sustained. He started on Wall Street at Barclays Capital, advising on tech, media and telecom companies, spending time on both the buy-side and sell-side of major deals, from mergers and takeovers to corporate debt and equity financings. He then worked as an investment professional at Symphony Technology Group, a Palo Alto-based private equity firm investing in software, technology-enabled and data analytics companies. Before arriving at Foundation Capital, Sid was an investor at Omidyar Technology Ventures where he invested in and counseled early-stage enterprise software companies.
At Foundation, Sid invests across the enterprise stack, from applications to infrastructure, but also helps to lead the firm’s focus on cybersecurity. He draws on his extensive network across senior customers, partners, operators and investors to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of leading enterprise software companies. Sid works closely with Foundation Capital portfolio companiesMistNet, CloudKnox, Respond Software, Opas AI andFortanix. He curates Foundation Capital’s IT + Security Dinner Series, a bimonthly gathering that brings together two dozen Fortune 1000 CTOs, CIOs and CISOs to meet with early-stage startups and share ideas on the evolving infrastructure landscape and opportunities for innovation.
Outside of work, Sid serves on the advisory council for Entrepreneurship at Cornell and serves as a board member of the Cornell Venture Capital Club, which he co-founded during college.
Sid has a Bachelors (Honors) in Economics and Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Sid has lived and worked on both the East coast and the West coast of the United States, as well as India, Singapore and Indonesia. He loves travelling to new countries, enjoys good podcasts and is always open to recommendations for both.
Daniel Finnigan - Angel Investor; Board Member, JobTrain; Advisor, Former CEO, Jobvite; Board Member, Identified (Sold to Workday)
Dan Finnigan has over 20 years of experience as leader for a number of SaaS-software and technology companies.
Most recently, Dan led Jobvite, a leading provider of recruiting software, as CEO for ten years, culminating over $200M transaction in 2018. Prior to his position at Jobvite, Finnigan was Senior Vice President for Yahoo and GM of Yahoo! HotJobs, a leading job search engine. Prior to Yahoo, Dan was Vice President of Knight Ridder, the world’s second largest newspaper company, and Board Director for both Cars.com and CareerBuilder.com, a leading job search engine. Dan is also a member of the Board of Directors of JobTrain, which seeks to help those most in need to succeed by preparing them for successful, sustainable careers. When not working or parenting, Dan is playing drums with a band of friends. Dan received a BA from the University of California in Los Angeles and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Hans Bukow - Angel Investor; Strategic Business Consultant, Americas-Europe Corporate-Business Development Consulting. Strategic Advisor: Lexi Devices, Gustav, Kompyte.
Mr. Bukow brings 25 years experience in founding and leading innovative venture backed enterprise software and Web companies as CEO and GM for over 20 years. Hans is recognized for pioneering $3B+ established software categories: Manufacturing Execution (MES) and Vendor Management (VMS). Significant successes: FASTech (#22 Inc. 500 in '93) is now part of Applied Materials Global Services, WorldPlay which became AOL-EA Games, and eWork – most notably a EU publicly traded company which helped pioneer the emerging human-cloud and is a still growing with $1.5B+ in revenues. Hans has also advised and in selective cases invested in Software-SaaS companies in the US, Brazil and Europe - see www.amereu.com
Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)
San Francisco, CA 94105
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