At this event, we will have a special speaker, a Silicon Valley insider speaking about :
“What is a venture fundable startup idea”.
Every entrepreneur with a great business idea wants the chance to get before venture capital investors or angel funding investors and be awarded a large sum of business capital. Alas, only a small number of all potential small businesses actually get the nod from venture capital or angel funding investors. What does it take for a business to make the narrow cut and find themselves on the short list for angel funding?
About the speaker:
Vladimir is a corporate, securities and intellectual property licensing attorney in Silicon Valley, where after practicing with Venture Law Group, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Baker & McKenzie, he founded De Franceschi & Shefayee, a Palo Alto and New York law firm that represents cross-border startups from US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Vladimir has counseled startups as well as their US and nonUS angel, venture capital and corporate investors in over $300mil in early and expansion stage equity and debt financings. He currently represents European startups from Finland, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Greece and Russia. Vladimir has mentored at Startup Sauna, Swissnex, BoundBreaker and Seed Camp. He helped launch and is a Director of Founder Institute's Zagreb chapter. Prior to practicing law, Vladimir was in Sony's strategic planning team for Americas engineering and manufacturing where he was also responsible for an internal $1mil new business competition. He first helped found a startup in 1997 with his friend from college (now NASDAQ: SGI) and was later hired by angels as startup CEO (failed startup) and VP of Business Development for BlooSee.com from Barcelona. Vladimir holds a BA from UCLA, MA and Biotechnology Manufacturing degree from UCSD and JD from Stanford.