2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Secrets of Raising Venture Capital

Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

There's a lot of mystique and confusion around VCs. It turns out, most entrepreneurs don't understand how VCs actually work and think. This panel of experienced VCs will cover fundraising tactics from seed stage to later-stage. There is no one strategy to raising venture capital and as a first time startup entrepreneur or an established entrepreneur, you need to pay attention to different aspects at various stages. By understanding everything from the fundraising process to how VCs do valuation math, you will gain more control over your fundraising process and outcomes.


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Mike Maples

Managing Partner


Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of FLOODGATE, and was recently named as one of "8 Rising VC Stars" by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies. Be...

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Nick Beim



Nick Beim focuses primarily on internet, mobile, SaaS, big data and fintech investments. He has a particular affinity for viral consumer applications, online marketplaces and disruptive data servic...

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Norman Fogelsong

General Partner

Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

Norm Fogelsong joined IVP in March 1989. With more than 30 years of high-technology venture capital and growth equity experience, he emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in s...

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Sarah McBride



Sarah McBride covers venture capital for Reuters, based in San Francisco. So far she’s been reporting on trends like the cloud, cleantech investing, and valuations—along with industry chatter like ...

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