On April 7, 2009, Bill Hunt gave his overview on the keys to success in funding and answered questions to a standing room only full house of 200 entrepreneurs at the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup (http://forum.newtechmeetup.org/pages/about/).
William Hunt Partners (http://whuntpartners.com/) provides business planning, strategy and fund raising services to technology companies who offer software, information or service products. As entrepreneurs, they have built multiple companies from an idea to $100m+ acquisitions.
Bill Hunt's presentation is the first edition of a new quarterly "Expert Talk" feature at the meetup. For the past three years, the meetup has been formatted around 3 to 4 quick live demos of services that are generally in alpha or beta, followed by a lightning round of Q&A. Afterwards, general announcements are shared. Then, the audience gets on their feet, with ample time to chat face-to-face with the presenters, as well as with each other, about business, technical, and organizational concerns.
Thanks, Vinnie Lauria for hosting Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup, and Rich Reader for taping the talk.