Venture Funding in a Time of Uncertainty
How do rising interest rates and banking turmoil affect your chances of securing funding?
Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:00 AM
The venture ecosystem experienced frothy times for over a decade, during which entrepreneurs enjoyed abundant capital, enormous valuations and robust exit opportunities. Suddenly, the climate has changed and entrepreneurs are asking:
How do rising interest rates affect the flow of venture capital?
Does the recent run on SVB and other banks spell the end to low cost debt and equity?
For those companies that receive a term sheet, what should they expect re: valuation?
And how can you increase the odds of securing venture funding for your startup?
Our program keynote, Eric Pakravan of TenOneTen Ventures, will debut his 2023 LA Tech presentation which offers a comprehensive overview of the Los Angeles tech and venture landscape. It will include a look back at 2022, and highlight all the relevant investors, influencers, history and emerging players in LA tech. This is priceless information for those seeking funding.
Todd Glickman of Navitas Semiconductor will walk us through the company’s funding history, sharing war stories and lessons learned, as well as his advice on how best to present your company to potential investors. Navitas has successfully raised multiple rounds of funding, culminating in a public SPAC in 2021 at a valuation of $1.7 Billion.
Then we will have an expert panel discussion of entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists followed by an extended Q&A opportunity and networking.
Venture Capitalists To Be Announced
Coffee and Networking begin at 8:00 am.
Free Parking Underground: Right turn at signal on east side of Cahill (turn right at tennis courts); parking lot entrance 75 yards on right.