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3/5 Pitch Your Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels

Epic Events

Are you a 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 a variety of industries - generalist as well as deep tech (AI, AR, Blockchain, Biotech, etc). Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

This event will have a special focus on Deep Tech startups, with 4-5 slots reserved for Deep Tech startups and 1-2 slots for Generalist, non-Deep 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 February 26 (Wednesday 11:59PM PST) - click below to apply!

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6:15pm - 6:45pm: Registration and Networking
6:45pm - 6:50pm: Opening Remarks
6:50pm - 8:00pm: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels

  • Rajesh Swaminathan - Venture Partner, Khosla Ventures

    Rajesh is a Venture Partner at Khosla Ventures. Rajesh brings with him two decades of experience assisting and investing in deeptech startups across Semiconductors, Advanced Optics, AI, AR/ VR, Silicon Photonics, Medical devices, 3D Printing and Energy. He is excited about assisting entrepreneurs and driving investments across many of these inflections at Khosla Ventures. 

    Before joining Khosla Ventures, Rajesh served as the Global Head of Applied Ventures LLC, the Venture Capital arm of Applied Materials. At Applied Ventures, Rajesh managed a portfolio of deeptech startups across 13 countries, with >$300M invested across 85 companies. Driven by a strong interest to provide access to deeptech startups with a state-of-the-art manufacturing fab in the US, Rajesh closely worked with the Applied leadership team and the state of New York to establish an $850M Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META) facility in NY. Rajesh received Global Corporate Venturing’s (GCV) Powerlist award in 2019. 

  • Chenxi Wang, Ph.D. - Managing General Partner, Rain Capital. Winner of 2019 Women Investor Award, Women of Influence - SC Award. Forbes contributor, Keynote Speaker.

  • Karthee Madasamy - Founder, Managing Partner, Mobile Foundation Ventures

    Karthee is a Founder and Managing Partner at Mobile Foundation Ventures (MFV), an US- based, early-stage venture fund targeting technology startups that are disrupting traditional industries like Automotive, Manufacturing and others. Karthee invests in frontier-tech startups in robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, autonomous vehicles, and Internet of Things. MFV’s portfolio includes TwentyBN, Analog Inference, Summary Analytics among others.

    Before Mobile Foundation Ventures, Karthee spent 11 years as a Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures where he invested across the US, Israel, and India. He started Qualcomm Ventures' investment activities in both Israel and India. Some of his notable investments include Waze (acquired by Google), Validity Sensors (acquired by Synaptics), and BORQS (NASDAQ IPO), among others.

  • Three Surprise Investors or Seasoned Execs (TBD on Event Day)

8:00pm - 8:45pm: Networking



Venue: Starfish Mission - Emerging Tech Coworking Space
1535 Mission St, Suite F, San Francisco, CA 94103

Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes.



Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events