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Current VC Trends 
and Insights: 
Fundraising for 
Early-Stage Startups 
Sirk Roh 
EGFS 
Alan Wink 
Eisner Amper 
Lucas Ne...
Sponsored by…
Why venture capital? 
(vs angel investment, 
crowdfunding, etc.)
What is the “right” amount of 
capital for an early stage 
company to raise? 
How should those funds be 
effectively utili...
First Impressions 
• What is the best way to make a good first 
impression on a VC? 
• What information do you require fro...
• Choosing between East and West 
• Views on valuation , liquidity preferences, and 
investment timing 
• Difference in te...
Hot spaces that are 
seeing a lot of VC 
interest
Current trends in venture dollars 
raised, investment size, and 
investing pace 
Investment 
Investment Pace 
Size 
Ventur...
Are we in a 
tech bubble?
Closing Thoughts 
What are the three most important 
things that an entrepreneur can do to 
get money from your venture fu...
Thank You and Contact Us! 
Alan Wink 
Eisner Amper 
(732) 243-7196 
alan.wink@eisneramper.com 
www.eisneramper.com 
Sirk R...
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Current VC Trends and Insights: Fundraising for Early Stage Startups

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Wondering what the venture community is seeing on both coasts? If so, check out this presentation where our panelists from Eisner Amper, Early Growth Financial Services, Gotham Ventures, and Intel Capital, compare and contrast startup communities from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley. Topics covered include current trends in risk taking venture dollars raised, investment size, and valuations, and more.

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Current VC Trends and Insights: Fundraising for Early Stage Startups

  1. 1. Current VC Trends and Insights: Fundraising for Early-Stage Startups Sirk Roh EGFS Alan Wink Eisner Amper Lucas Nelson Gotham VC Marlon Nichols Intel Capital
  2. 2. Sponsored by…
  3. 3. Why venture capital? (vs angel investment, crowdfunding, etc.)
  4. 4. What is the “right” amount of capital for an early stage company to raise? How should those funds be effectively utilized? How far should seed/early stage money take the company? What can an entrepreneur expect to give up to get a VC’s money?
  5. 5. First Impressions • What is the best way to make a good first impression on a VC? • What information do you require from a first time entrepreneur prior to an initial meeting? • How differently do you treat a meeting with a second or third time entrepreneur?
  6. 6. • Choosing between East and West • Views on valuation , liquidity preferences, and investment timing • Difference in term sheets • Views on each other??
  7. 7. Hot spaces that are seeing a lot of VC interest
  8. 8. Current trends in venture dollars raised, investment size, and investing pace Investment Investment Pace Size Venture Dollars Raised
  9. 9. Are we in a tech bubble?
  10. 10. Closing Thoughts What are the three most important things that an entrepreneur can do to get money from your venture fund? ? ? ?
  11. 11. Thank You and Contact Us! Alan Wink Eisner Amper (732) 243-7196 alan.wink@eisneramper.com www.eisneramper.com Sirk Roh Early Growth Financial Services 415-234-3437 www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com Marlon Nichols Intel Capital www.intelcapital.com @MarlonCNichols Lucas Nelson Gotham Ventures www.gothamvc.com

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