Scott Painter is currently the Founder and CEO of TrueCar, an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers. Throughout his prolific career, Scott has started over 37 companies and has raised over $1 billion. In other words, he knows what he's talking about when it comes to entrepreneurship and venture capital. And, according to him,“fundraising is an absolute test of whether or not your business has the right to exist.”
Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, with 33 offices* in 23 countries and some 3,200 legal advisers. www.cliffordchance.com
Sanoma Media is a media company that crosses frontiers, with her expertise, creativity and appealing content Sanoma creates the right context for advertisers to achieve their objectives. Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. is a part of the Sanoma Group, an European mediagroup operating in several media sectors in twenty countries www.sanomamedia.nl
V-Ventures is a holding company with a portfolio of Dutch investments geared towards news- and information supply and management www.v-ventures.nl