The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley’s premier international seed-startup event, gathering top technology founders, investors, and press to hear talks from leading startup experts, and help launch a promising company to greatness.
The 13th edition of the Founder Showcase is just a few hours away, and will be an exclusive, investor-focused event centered around the theme: “The Future of Funding”. We are expecting over 150 startup investors in attendance - but there are less than 30 tickets left.
The event will feature talks from some of the best early-stage investors of 2012, who will discuss emerging trends and “The Future of Funding” for 2013 and beyond, including;
Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor (an internet security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2006), and Hunch (a recommendation technology company that was acquired by eBay in 2011). As an investor, Chris co-founded Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, where he made early stage investments in GroupMe, Buzzfeed, Betaworks, and MakerBot. He’s also made personal angel investments in Foursquare, Kickstarter, Stripe, Warby Parker, Pinterest, OMGPOP, Behance, Stack Overflow, and others.
Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla Ventures
Keith Rabois joined Khosla in March 2013. He served as the COO at Square from 2010 until January 2013, where he lead the company’s business operations. He specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs. An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, and Slide, was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube, and currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp and Xoom.
Guests will also see an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 8 promising seed-stage companies, and enjoy appetizers and drinks in a networking hall full of other hot startups demoing their wares in the Demo Table Competition.